All posts tagged: ebooks

Write On, Wednesday: Meet ebook Sensation Darcie Chan & THE MILL RIVER series

By Leslie Lindsay Selling a whopping 700,000 eBook originals of her debut, THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, Darcie Chan is a force to be reckoned with. She definitely has gumption and the tenacity an author in today’s market needs. Having read the first book, I was eager to jump back into the enchanting fictional world of Mill River Vermont, the very place that oozes kitchy charm and memorable characters; it’s like Mayberry come to life. Plus, it’s fall and who can resist a book with such a lovely autumnal cover? But there is more to Darcie Chan than meets the eye. She’s a mom, a wife, and former attorney. How does she do it all? L.L.: Thanks so much for being with us today, Darcie! We busy writers would love to know how you balance all of life’s demands. Can you share how you managed to write two books, work, move, and have a baby? Wow. That’s like 4 of life’s “top stressors.” Darcie Chan: It was a busy time, for sure, but perhaps not quite …

Write On, Wednesday: Special Post!

By Leslie Lindsay  (image source: iTunes.com 4.05.13) Today, I have a special edition of Write On, Wedneday!  Instead of tips and ideas for the writing life, today’s post is all about digital media (which is very closely related).  While it looks like digital media is here to stay, the author of EggMania: Where’s the Egg In Exactly (Sherry Maysonav) gives parents  tips in navigating the new landscape with their children.”  Take it away, Sherry!! “Digital media for kids offers a unique platform for learning and long-term retention by activating multiple senses and cerebral pathways. Many digital products today, especially ebooks that blend entertainment with education, incorporate the three primary learning modalities simultaneously —visual, audio and kinesthetic, which increases learning potential significantly. Learning occurs depending upon the level of a child’s engagement, mentally and emotionally. So how can parents optimize their children’s screen time? Six tips for using interactive ebooks to engage your kids: 1)Visual Sense: Choose illustrated ebooks that are visually-rich, those having artful (not merely stick figure kiddy art or cartoon types common to digital games) …