โ€˜Annie Shares News Volume 3 Issue 7 July 2024 ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

โ€˜Annie Shares News Volume 3 Issue 7 July 2024 ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™Œ

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โ€˜Annie Shares News Volume 3 Issue 7 July 2024
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Hot and steamy summer greetings from East of Pittsburgh.
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My first announcement is all my books in eBook formats are on sale for the month of July from Smashwords/D2D. Thatโ€™s right โ€“ all my titles will be available as part of a promotion on Smashwords for the month of July as part of their Annual Summer/Winter Sale! This is a chance to get one of my books, along with books from many other great authors, at a discount so you can get right to reading.
http://smashwords.com/shelves/promos

The GEMS Press accepted a second poem, How to Fall Asleep for their next anthology, the release is TBA.

The cover of my new novel, Imperfections (below) is competing for cover of the month for July on allauthor.com .

In other news, Iโ€™ve been writing blog posts, interviewing interesting people and writing poetry, essays and reading. I am taking a second generative small group poetry workshop in August with John Sibley Williams, who is a wonderful and talented instructor. His fees are reasonable and Iโ€™ve learned more about the craft of writing and the publishers who invite poets to submit their work. I am working harder on the quality of my poetry and hope to publish a full-length collection in 2025 thanks to John and his insightful instruction.
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Independence Day is being celebrated on the fourth of July. Being the wife of a Navy veteran, I want to thank the veterans and active-duty members with a heartfelt virtual hug and Hoo Rah!. Without our Nationโ€™s military we would not be here today.

Speaking of the military, hereโ€™s a great book series I picked up from audible.com: Crash Dive: the complete series books 1-6 by Craig DiLouie It was fascinating, suspenseful and based on true stories of submariners who fought in WWII.

Thanks to Be My Eyes AI, I now know what the banner included in this ad says and how it appears.
Competing in the world of independent publishing, being blind often means extra time and effort accessing graphics and visual content being used to promote a book or oneself. Generative AI is proving to be a game changer for blind and low vision individuals in general and specifically, authors and publishing professionals who are blind and low vision. Be My Eyes and other apps are harnessing AI to narrow the gap for equal access to materials, graphics, cover design, and formatting software used in the publishing arena. Itโ€™s not all accessible but one day soon it will be.

The image shows a framed poster leaning against a dark gray wall. The poster features a photograph of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, partially shrouded in fog. The bridge’s iconic red towers and cables are visible, with the fog obscuring part of the structure. The sky above is clear and blue. The title “Imperfections” is written in large, red text at the top of the poster. Below the photograph, near the bottom left corner, the name “Ann Chiappetta” is written in white text. Next to the poster, on the left, there is a modern, round, gray lamp with a black stand. On the right side of the poster, there are three white decorative vases of varying sizes placed on the floor.

Ann Chiappetta, MS
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www.annchiappetta.com
Trust your dreams. Trust your heart and trust your story. Neil Gaiman
Thanks for staying connected. Visit my blog www.thought-wheel.com for more writing from Annie.

4 Comments

  1. I read yourr piece. Bery interesting and informative. Thank you.

    Leonard

    1. Hi Leonard. So glad to see you here. Thank you for reading and commenting. I am just now learning to use my iPad. Thank you for your patience while I learn my new text. Happy Fourth of July weekend. TECH not TEXTLOL.

  2. Hi Patty and all, thanks for posting and I look forward to doing more here in the future.

    1. Good afternoon, Annie. I am happy to have you as part of my sponsoring members. Thank you so much and please share with us anytime. I have a book review from you. That will be included in tomorrow nights posting.

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