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I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2017
I participate in WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge 2017

WordPress Photo Challenge Rounded

 WordPress Photo Challenge Rounded

It is my

Of course I did not expect today 10/25/2017 to be my one year anniversary.  A lot has happened in one year.  I moved to Ohio last October.  By this May I moved to Illinois where I was originally wanting to be.  In January in Ohio, at the age of 50, I went back to college, that keeps me very busy!  I will get my Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management.  One reason why I want this degree, is because of the over 100 interviews I have been on and been “over-qualified” for!  A lady at Walmart said to me that I will have the gold-mine selection of jobs when I graduate.  That was the first person to encourage me on this journey.

Besides Blogging, I love my three cats as you all know.  I don’t blog as much but I do care.  I have met some wonderful friends online through blogging.  The hardest part for me is opening up to the world.  So, to me this is a big Ah-ha Moment!

Thank you for stopping by!  Jackie

WordPress Photo Challenge Satisfaction

SatisfactionBarney and Andy Barber Prices...

This week, share something that satisfies you. The sign is from the Andy Griffith TV show.  Look at the price of a HAIRCUT: 1.25!!!!

This week, share a photo of something that brings you satisfaction. It can be monumental, minor, or something in between. We can’t wait to see your contributions.

Others who have photos:

Here is mine: (So glad the delay of the pingbacks got sorted out!)

Please visit my blog at tell me what you think! I’d love to have more readers and comments on my posts. I’d like my stories to be easy to read and relatable. Thank you!

July 26, 2017 at 1:02 pm

What a great challenge. And it’s good to know I’m not the only one who gets a kick out of stationery… but here’s mine

July 26, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Here is mine:

My contribution to this challenge is at

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On the Road again!

Okay, thanks for stopping by my blog.  From October of 2016 to April 15th I was in OHIO.  I loved it there, but there were no jobs for me.  I am in College to get my Human Resource Degree (Masters).  I love to learn and study new things, and I love the challenge of being 50 years old and going back to college.

Low and behold, where I lived in Ohio, our cousins “got separated.”  I moved him to Florida, Jacksonville.  There were cousins there to let us all stay with them.  That lasted a month!  I went out of my mind.  Florida is too hot for me.  I had to take a job cleaning a hotel.  It was the worst job I ever had in my entire life, but I had to make money to get back to Ohio, to get my three cats, and then go to Illinois, where I had a Cosmetology job lined up.

The kicker is that after 13 hours of being on the road from FL to OH- we hit a DEER! It was not too bad but enough to scare the bejeezees out of me!  We kept going.  Mind you our breaks were badly needing a new set on the front.  It was a miracle we made it to OHIO.  We did get the cats and left for IL.  The worst part was going through the Chicago Skyline area!  Tollway.  So on May 15th I believe we got into IL, the day of Easter..or was it Sunday?

We had little money.

We stayed with friends for a month.

Then moved 2x’s since then.  Now it is the end of July, and almost August when the kids go back to school.

I am studying a lot, learning a lot.  Praying to find a place to live…permanently.

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Weekly Photo Challenge Cat as Friends

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The Daily Post



This week, share an image of a friend.

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Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
Best “Best Friend Story” Ever!! for WPC – chosenperspectives
The DNA We Share
A visit to the Toy Train Depot Alamogordo — Settle in El Paso
How do I say friend in a single photograph? – Melinda J. Irvine
FRIENDS INDEED or FRIENDS FOREVER – Subhash Chatterji’s World
A View From My Summerhouse
All Change At The Summerhouse
About to look for a new friend – psychologistmimi
yi-ching lin photography
Julie’s Travel Photography
Dolphin Show at Loro Parque Tenerife
What’s (in) the picture?
Oyster Opera – Kerala – India – XDrive
Don’t let natty people control your lives – My travel & Food Adventures
My closest Friend – My travel & Food Adventures
Puppy Friends
3 year old’s best friend! – Kiddie Bookie
Do What You Wish
The portrait of a lady.
My Little Friend
Friend: Weekly Photo Challenge – Life is Beautiful Photography
Blue Hour Walks. And Adventures of the Osprey Chick.
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend – Endless Skys
Friend – Prevalence
Our Awesome Visit to the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden –
Ana Linden
Friend – phto challege – A special time
My Bubbas – Loke – Lotta Villagefield
Friendships from Frankfurt – livingtheqlife
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Cee’s Photography
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
by nenskei
Sweet Little Friend
My Shadow – LiveFree & L💫veOnPurp💫se😘
The G Sandwich
Indira’s Blog
Friend- Weekly Photo Challenge
Billy No Mates – Say It With A Camera
love and happiness – alter oculos
~Friends~ – CreativeSiba
All Friends At Nairobi’s Elephant Orphanage – Tish Farrell
Natural Friends – follow your nose
Our Everyday
What’s cooking?
I Would Never Be a Member of Any Club that would have Me – findingenvirons
The Day After
Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Le Drake Noir
Friendly attitude.?
2017 Week 23: Friendships Of Singapore’s Foreign Domestic Helpers
yi-ching lin photography
Friend. Confessions of a Poultry Parent
Mama’s Empty Nest
If I call you friend
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
A Sense of Wonder
Photography Journal Blog
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
A girl’s best friends – I think, I say, I do
What’s (in) the picture?
Friend – Jodie Pages
Can you guess?
Frank Prem
closing time
The Beauty Along the Road
The Preciousness of Friendship
Friend – Terry’s Desk
pavement stories
weekly photo challenge: friend
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Rebus Photography
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
The Daily Post – Photo Challenge: FRIEND – AGruber
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – nancy merrill photography
Haiku: Feather Among The Stones –
WPC: Friend?!?
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Jedi by Knight
the Antimuseum in Paris (and beyond)
Friendly challenge
Nijava’s blog
Through The Years – The Icognito Writer
Friend. Finding mindfulness in a butterfly. – The Digital Teacup
yi-ching lin photography
Walk With Me – Sri Lanka – Words With A View
What’s (in) the picture?
Father and Son
Isabel Caves
WPC: Turtles
DP Photo Challenge: friend, take 2
Friend – My side of the force
Ang Buhay Nga Naman – davincistoryunknownm
Mangarap Ka . . . – davincistoryunknownm
Friends are… – Wandering Outside the Box
Distant Friend – WazirNama
Chasing Serenity with a Lens
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Teasing That Brings Smiles – Heaven’s Sunshine
Daily Post Photo Challenge – Friend – Allison’s Written Words
the shady life
Weekly Photo Challenge: My Best Friend
Story Twigs the Imagination!
Be a Friend – Read To Them
My friend is a bit ‘different’ – Weekly Photo Challenge – Deb’s World
yi-ching lin photography
It Takes Two – Jane Lurie Photography
Therapy friends – Wells Baum
Following Him Beside Still Waters
My Friend Rosie – Rest In Peace
479 Accord – LA FLORALIE 3
Travels in the Middle East and beyond
Weekly photo challenge: Friend…
Friends in a Photo or Two – Two Travelin’ Chicas… A Grand Adventure
Still Friends After All These Years
HK’s Huck le Berry
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Yvette’s photography
Running Autoimmune
Friend(s): weekly photo challenge
478 Whatever the landscape…all first friends looking out are parents – LA FLORALIE 3
Living In Crimson
Popeye and Lola
Friends Under Tension – Weekly Photo Challenge
Crawford Butler Was A True Friend – Welcome to Christopher West London & What I do.
Suyash Chopra
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Graham’s Island
Cattle and egrets
The Weekly Photo Challenge : Friend – sofeebella 💋
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Sky Blue Pink Design
My Favorite Teachers – Inner Whispers
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Pink Friends – CrimsnMacchiato
Wilhelmenia : Friend – CrimsnMacchiato
Smooch Surprise : Friend – CrimsnMacchiato
Friends Forever!
travels with toby
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
What’s (in) the picture?
Friend: Patience
Pictures without film.
A memory for the future – Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Margaretha Montagu’s Workshops and Books
Bestie Beasties
Friend – snaphappi
sukies original
Weekly Photography Challenge: Friend
SueBee and Kat
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Frank Prem
the trench man’s tools
Friend – Lonely Travelog
Photo Challenge: Friend – Apple Picking to Zip Lining
Imaginary Friends – Inner Alpha
yi-ching lin photography
one to share
beautiful friends – Praise Word Spaces
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Wishing My Life Away
the temenos journal
Tangled Webs
Making New Friends
Over Possessive Friend
Old Friends – Splattered Brains
KS Writer & Teacher
Photo Challenge: Friend
Kunstkitchen’s Blog
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend = True Friendship
Weekly Photo Challenge…Friend
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Petchary’s Blog
Grammy Writes
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Blog Ground
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Daily Photo Challenge: Friend – Smartass Cook
TEDDY! – Sword of Words
Friends – Une photo, un poème
The Daily Post Photo Challenge: The Farmer’s Friend – Footloose Forever
Dancing Echoes
Prayer Flags
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend – Davide Caserta
The Wind Blowing from China (中國風) – From Hiding to Blogging
How did I reduce bounce rate by 45% overnight? — Settle in El Paso
graham is just my name
Friend – Daily Post Photo Challenge
Evanescent: Sunset in Xiamen – spaceship china
Piglet in Portugal
Furrrrrry Friends
Colonialist’s Blog
Company of Pooch Pals
Adventure to Greensboro, NC Part II – The Alchemist of the Woods
the Ordinary Hiker
May I Borrow a Cup of Birdseed?
Ruined for Life: Phoenix Edition
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend(ship)
Friends – aroused
My Friend Biasini – HorseAddict
Grandma Monkey – Scribbles to Compositions
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
Photo Challenge: Friend – Figments of a DuTchess
Ain’t Found A Good Title Blog
WPC – More Than A Friend – Photography
Wandering Iris
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
BOOKS and Garden – Ellen Grace Olinger – Haiku Art Site
Friend – A Wee Stranger – Land of Images
Friend – Gitar Plastik
Weekly Photo Challenge: Coffee Friends – Battling the Bone Breaker
The Photographer Smiled…
Old friends
What’s (in) the picture?
Snapshot Saturday: rus in urbe* – From Pyrenees to Pennines
The Syllabub Sea
Friendly Parliament
A Day In The Life
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Anvica’s gallery
WPC- Friend – Clicks ‘ n’ Arts
My Furry Feline Friend ~~ Sylvester – Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit
Nature Whispering
What Rhymes with Stanza?
Friends in High Places
yi-ching lin photography
day’s end
New Vibes in June – Out an’ About
Princess Boudoir – Darkly Dezire
Anna Love Life ❥
A Friend Loves At All Times
Friend – Peñapple Juice
Weekly Photo Challenge 7
Weekly Photo Challenge : Friend – Celina2609’s Blog
Friend – Some Photoblog
Dragonfly’s Dance
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend 2
WPC: Hiking with Friends
WPC: Buddies and friends – The Mexi Movie
Not an Ordinary Dog.
Visions Of A Daydreamer
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
the beespeak
My Pal
The Incredible Lightness of Seeing
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Today’s Forgiving Fridays: Letting Go of Blame – ForgivingConnects
Weekly Photo Challenge “Friend” – Shangri-La
Jibber Jabber with Sue
Photo Challenge: Friend – Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin
Playful bus
By your side
Coreys Universe
Le Meilleur Ami Jack and Julia
The Urge To Wander
Vignette – Floating Market On Dal Lake
The Daily Post
This and That
WPC: Friend
Sound Mind Journey
old friends framed in time together
WPC – Friend(ly) Horsie – Josip Rosandić amateur photography
Coreys Universe
Mon Amie Julia Bleu
Photo Challenge – Friend – The Diary of a Weird Teen Boy
Musings of a Random Mind
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Erin’s Big World
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
sheri rose
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
Carto’s Library
Friend — Share your favorite sights
Here’s Swampy – tybeetabby
One Foot Out the Door
Friends on Foot
Friends. We´ll be friends
Photo Challenge – Friend – Photography in Pearls
Second Wind Leisure Perspectives
Canine Companions
Dis Ekke
WPC Friend: The Gentle Giant
You’ve Got a Friend – WPC – Travels and Trifles
The World Is a Book…
Beauty Without Vanity
From Kindy to PhD
Welcome to allaboutwordswa!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Good friends and great coffee – The Chaos Within
“my younger brother”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – l’atlier tagnoue
Mesteerean Winds
Sound Mind Journey
random thoughts, pictures and colors for friend
Fragment F174 – FRAGMENTEN
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend(s)
Back to Pardubice – Ostendnomadography
Pierr Morgan
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend ~ Muse
Locked for Life – Travel and Lifestyle
Journeys with Johnbo
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
My Friend
Weekly Photography Challenge: Friend – LH; Between The Pages
Friends in Any Language – that little voice
The Flash Return- – Depressed Kits
What’s (in) the picture?
For Absent Friends
Photo Challenge – Friends – Whatevers
Lost in Translation
I need a friend – Reinhold Staden Photography
The Shower of Blessings
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend / 52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 13
Julie Powell – Photographer & Graphic Artist
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friends
Right Steps & Poui Trees
Bernie Cassius Anolis: Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
ami – onthevirg
10 types of friends you will come across in life. – XDrive
the Ordinary Hiker
Friday Friend
Musin’ With Susan
Feathered Friends
happy anniversary to an old friend
Present and Presentable
New Hobby. Old Friend.
friends – What does nelkumi think? ねるくみの頭の中
Reflections and Nightmares- Irene A Waters (writer and memoirist)
Friend: Weekly Photo Challenge
Frank Prem
an aspara-guy song
Frank Prem
friend (no friend) at the door
Dragonfly’s Dance
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend |
Click This, TAPG!
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
~151 Of 365~ – ……….365 Days………..
Books Bring Friends Together
Weekly Photo Challenge: “Friend” – Marginalia
Weekly Photo Challenge: (Furry) Friend – Cindimatography
Life is for Living Every Day
Know your friends!
Nature is Full of Friends / Luonto on täynnä ystäviä / WPC – artkorppi II
One or Two – Heaven’s Sunshine
Sea, my friend! – Just me musing
Mon beau manoir
Weekly Photo Challenge : Friend
Lins Doodles
WPC -Friend
Nan’s Farm-Inside Out
Friends 2: Monet’s Garden at Giverney
WPC: Friend – Snapshots, Styles And Smiles
477 Brightest friends stand stem to stem together – LA FLORALIE 3
476 A friend in need is not a weed – LA FLORALIE 3
Isadora Art and Photography
Footprints in the Sand with my Friend
Friend – Goodbye Kate
Weekly Photo Challenge: “Friend”
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – magicandbeauty
wpc: friend – meditative journey with saldage
How to check if you use the permissive parenting style — Settle in El Paso
The Gift of the Eccentric Traveller – Travel Crusade
Goodbye My Friend – Sprawly
Graham’s Island
A pushmi-pullyu eel?
Good Friends – Railway Station Selfie – MC Travel Pics
Tanka: Friends –
An Average Life
Watson the Woof
The Eye of a Thieving Magpie
Choose a Friend Quote
Hachiko Shows the Meaning of Loyalty and Friendship – Nes Felicio Photography
Friend – travel387
Friends – Captured by Aishwarya
My Angel Friend – kriztyne
Friend(^ω^) – Bethy’s Diary
Giggles & Tales
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend!
The best of friends – juanita394
A Walk in the Garden
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
The Friendship of an Animal – Hummings from Paradise
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend – Storm Brewing – Eye For A Pic
I see beauty all around by rob paine
Baltimore Oriole at Deep Creek Lake (MD) Part Two
At a Touch
Friend photo challenge – Ellen Grace Olinger – Haiku Art Site
端午節粽 Zongzi – Lived in UK Living in Taiwan
Reading with a Friend – Thoughts from an Alabaster Beach Girl
A Momma’s View
WPC: Friend – Waking the Wombat
Face in the Window – Opal Reflections
The Reluctant Photographer
Two Girls and Giant Hotdogs – By Sarah
Friend – Sunyar Unseen India
Hide and Seek – By Sarah
promise you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I’m a hundred. – Praise Word Spaces
Maverick Mist
WPC: Friend
Hide and Seek – By Sarah
Lost Friends – Reinhold Staden Photography
Traits of a Perfect Travel Partner
Friends or furkids – Thoughts to Words
Furry Friends – By Sarah
Half Baked In Paradise
Brother Sun, Sister Moon
Marx and Engels – Travel with Intent
It’s all about the Team – A Wandering Memory
The Showers of Blessings
52 Weeks of Thankfulness – Week 13 / Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
What’s (in) the picture?
Friend: Amis
Friend – Thomas Gielow Fotografie
Weekly Photo Challenge: Feathered Friends – Battling the Bone Breaker
Streets of Nuremberg
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
a Friend … (in all our mood-swings!!) – Emotions UnLeashed
Friend – Thoughts of SheryL
Weekly Photo Challenge- Walking with the Shadows of Friends – By Alanna Pass
WPC: Friend – Together – A Trivial Mind At Work
Shoot ‘N Go
WPC: Friend(s)
Friend – Caroline: Post-Grad
Mama Cormier
WPC – Friend
Friend – Photo Challenge – Ladyleemanila
Café Culture in Greece – Note to Traveler
Netdancer’s Musings
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
cambodian beginnings
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friends – knit equals joy
Wright Outta Nowhere
WPC: Baby Elephant Playmate Photo Challenge – Calling-all-RushBabes
With a Friend – Full-Time
Departed Friend
Dr D in Oz
Travels with a Tele or why Australia is not America
Photo Challenge; Friends of Fleeting Mornings – Searching For Elsewhere
Stupidity Hole
Tying Shoelace
Christine’s Blog
WPC: Friend
Daily Post Photography Challenge: Martin, My Furry Friend – Chronicles of Wonder
Say, say, Sayuki – Thin spiral notebook
weekly photo challenge friend – photo roberts blog
Les Petits Pas de Juls
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Ouch!! My back hurts!!
Naptime – iball round the world
Laidig’s Broadway
“Friends” or Cute Cat 4 Views
weekly photo challenge – friends
Life Is Like That
Seeing with new eyes.
Mirth and Motivation
Photo Challenge: FRIEND
MV Obsession
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend…
Jude’s Photography
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
The Ambitious Drifter
Old Friends & Bookends
Daily Post Photo Challenge – Friend – menageatwo
DP Photo Challenge: friend
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
Friendly Critters – aroused
WPC: Friend
It’s REALLY Nothing – Wind Kisses
Friend – NorCal Zen
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – A Sawyer’s Daughter
Friends – Field Notes From Over The Hill
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Friends – Field Notes From Over The Hill
Friend – Through the Lens
WPC 5/31/17 Friend – chosenperspectives
Daily Post Photo Challenge: Friend – Quiet Spaces
Friends From Childhood – Usborne With Niki
Feathered friends – RAS (Global) Adventures
mazeepuran (माझे e-पुराण)
Weekly Photo Challenge: Football & Friends – Art of relaxing
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friends |
Your Companion abroad, Your Passport – WordPress Photo Challenge: Friend – Research and Travel
HX Report
Weekly Photo Challenge – Friend
The View From My Window
Jaspa’s Journal
Greyfriars Bobby
Friends – lifeofangela
This pup better make me go viral… – Poetry, Fiction, Politics (PFP)
A friend like you… – shivamt25
Herman van Bon Photography, photography, fine art, photographic, landscape, art, gallery, South Africa
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Justine Taylor Photography
Eirik Jeistad
Half a photograph
Friend – MyBlog
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – codziennik
Yes, Another Dog Friend Post!
Cee’s Showcase of Photography
Friends Forever More
Friends for life, my mini me. – Phoenix Moon Creations
Friend – Nature on the Edge
Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend – Cee’s Photography
Hammer Home
The Way It Is
WPC: Friend – Breakfast Buddy – A Trivial Mind At Work
Hammer Home
True Colours
Hammer Home
A Secret Place
Stephen Rees’s blog
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Hammer Home
Byronic Heroes & Co.
Hammer Home
Age Before Beauty
W.P.Photo Challenge: My Old Friend – Photo’s and Word’s of a Wandering Mind
Friends, dogs and cats |
bend branches
Fleeting moments with a friend
Friend: Weekly Photo Challenge
Books, Music, Photography, & Movies
WPC: Friend
Cookies & Moo
Furry Friend – Ohm Sweet Ohm
The Wandering Poet
Summer Friends – Sheryl’s Photos
Anticipating Fatherhood and Beyond…..
Photo Challenge – Friend
Shots and captures
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
baco – alter oculos
Light Words
WPC A Friend Is Are There For You
sonja benskin mesher
. so you wish a photo .
la parole a été donnée à l´homme pour cacher sa pensée
Friend – Weekly Photo Challenge
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend –
Aditi Universe
Winged Friends
Cooper Warmbody – Beyond the Brush
WPC: Friend
WPC: Friend – You are entering my Mind
Weekly Photo Challenge: FRIEND – The Blog of Maggie
Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
Photo Challenge: Friend?
Madame Zenista
When I most needed them…
FRIEND: I wish I could speak Border-Collie… – Chronicles of an Orange-Haired Woman!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Mittened Hands
Just the Two of Us
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Weekly Photo Challenge: Friend
Partnership on a Sunshine Day – From Hiding to Blogging
Zong Zi (粽子) – From Hiding to Blogging
Madame Zenista
My friends for life!

Stop selling short by Jeyran Main


Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.




Authors: Stop Selling Short


Today, I wish to talk about something that has been bothering me for a while. Time and time again I notice that books are being sold for as cheap as 99 cents. I am not talking about the used or unwanted books you sometimes see at the entrance of libraries. I am discussing about the ones that are being sold online, brand new and in various formats.


Why would an author sell years of his hard work, hours on end sitting, pondering, late night struggling while going over his written work, and  paying thousands of dollars to have it edited only to then sell it for 99 cents?


Do we have such an abundance of books out there that their work is only worth 99 cents after everything they go through to publish it? If yes, why bother?


Are they playing the number game? Assuming they will sell in millions and so 99 cents will still make them a profit?


Are they just doing all this for fun? They don’t anticipate any sales and so they do not care what the outcome is after it is published?


If you value and deem all this hard work to be worth only 99 cents, why would anyone else value it any higher?


In fact, if you dig deeper into the psychological influence you make in having a potential reader ponder over buying your 99-cent book or someone else’s 10-dollar book, you will notice that the buyer will pick the 10 dollar one.


This is because they unconsciously believe that if they buy a book that is 10 dollars then it must have something more to offer than a 99-cent book.


It is like the catch and chase theory. If you offer something for free, then it is not that appealing. If you make it a challenge, then everyone will be interested and will want to know what all the fuss is about.


People don’t buy a book because it is cheap, they buy it because it sounds good, the reviews are good, and the cover is appealing. So in my opinion, you are selling short on everything you sacrificed in producing. Why should you not enjoy having the satisfaction of expressing your thoughts in your book and also enjoy the exposure of it along side the financial security of which it brings?


Next time you wish to give away something for free, please consider, it maybe worth more than that.


Written by Jeyran Main



Jeyran is a blogger, consumer reviewer, book editor, book promoter and a freelance book translator. Her website Review Tales demonstrates her thoughts, reflections and works.

Blog Award Versatile

I’m extremely pleased to have been honored with the following award from

Thank you very much for including me,

Please stop by their blog to show appreciation.

Rules for Versatile Blogger Award

  1. You have to thank the person who nominated you for this award and provide a link to their blog.
  1. Nominate at least 15 bloggers of your choice
  2. Link the nominees and inform them about their nomination.
  3. Share 7 facts about yourself.


My Nominees are:


Ipuna Black






Kayla @ Kdrewkthebookworm




My Garden Biodiversity


Marie’s writerly blog


Not-so-modern girl


BrianWalker The Writing Gallery


Maverick Mist


Crafting The Word Of God


My Food Odyssey


Two Dogs and a Camera




Vocabulary in Chunks


Micks Blog






Seven Facts About Myself:

  1. I am in a limbo stage of life and the age of 50.
  2. I have three cats that I love and they have taught me more than I could ever share.
  3. I love to read and would love to make a living reading books
  4. I am in college to get my Human Resource Master’s Degree
  5. I worked at Wendy’s for one eight hour day and decided never to go back
  6. Today I am exhausted with no feeling and no energy
  7. My daughter is 23 today and it’s her birthday, yes on Valentine’s Day.


Thanks once again for the nomination.