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Strange Stories, Amazing Facts

As a child, I read World Book Encyclopedias and the Guinness Book of World Records. Yes, I actually sat and read volumes as a child. I still love reading factual information, especially when it piques my curious nature. My young mind couldn’t totally grasp all the content of these books, but it was enough to set me on a continuing quest for wisdom, odd facts, and spectacular human feats. I’m content to scour books, libraries, old newspapers and microfiche…and I’ve always been this way. For whatever reason, I tend to avoid “non-fiction” books because if it’s not something that actually happened, I don’t want to know about it.

Back in the 1970’s, Reader’s Digest published a book that I consider a classic to this day: Strange Stories, Amazing Facts. The subtitle of the book reads: “Stories That are Bizarre, Unusual, Odd, Astonishing, and Often Incredible”.

The book is, and was, a favorite of mine. Another editor confesses that this book is also a favorite of hers.

Amazon.com : Take Control with Independent Publishing

Amazon.com : Take Control with Independent Publishing.

Have you ever considered writing a book or short story?

There are a few other sites who allow you to self-publish, but since Amazon seems to have the corner market on it, I thought I’d post about it. Self-publishing is a real boon to the industry, and it seems like getting published is no longer a worry for most writers.

If you’re thinking about becoming a writer, fiction or non-fiction, consider Amazon for your needs. Many writers swear by them, and they do have the exposure to the marketplace that you need. I haven’t done it myself, but if I do, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.

Amazon’s Kindle has some major advantages as an electronic reading device, so here are some benefits straight from Amazon:

Publish to Kindle

Publish your book for free and reach millions of readers.

Earn royalties of up to 70%. Available for sales to customers
in the U.S., U.K, Germany, and many more countries.

Publish quickly. Easily publish in just minutes and
have your book appear on Amazon sites within two days.

Distribute globally. Publish once and sell worldwide on
Amazon sites. Easily publish your book in multiple languages.

Publish to the Kindle ecosystem. Make your book
available for all Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps.

“This 16th Century Book Can Be Read Six Different Ways”

I don’t see a WordPress shareable link, so I’ll post an excerpt from Colossal:

“…Printed in the late 16th century this small book from the National Library of Sweden is an example of sixfold dos-à-dos binding, where six books are conjoined into a single publication but can be read individually with the help of six perfectly placed clasps. This particular book was printed in Germany and like almost all books at the time is a religious devotional text.”

Special thanks to Erik Kwakkel for the original story.

Pic: Stockholm, Royal Library. See the full image gallery here.

Stockholm, Royal Library

THANK YOU For Purchasing the “Rustic Birdhouse Skin” For The Nook by CousinBelles

THANK YOU for purchasing this!

Blessing your heart, Cousin Belle