Another FREE Kindle book this week from All Star Press

Spanish Grief recovery bookTake advantage of the Spanish edition of “The Road to Recovery: Overcoming and Moving Beyond Your Grief” in the Amazon Kindle Store now through the end of day, Saturday, June 30th.

Written for anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one, “The Road to Recovery” gives life-changing advice to help sufferers move on and pick up their lives.

“El Camino a la Recuperacion” by Rich Nilsen is FREE through Amazon. There is no Kindle eReader required as the Amazon Cloud service allows members to read books online.


Life-changing Book Available Free for the Kindle this week

The House That Richard Built
Download this wonderful book today FREE on the Kindle

Tarpon Springs, FL (i-newswire) June 25, 2012 — Kentucky Pastor James D. Smith was raised by a man that, at first, he wanted nothing to do with. A carpenter named Richard became James’ step father at a young age, and over time he won over his young son. In the process Richard used his carpentry skills to teach James vital life lessons.

“I wrote my book for anyone who ever sets out to build something special,” explained author James Smith. “Everyone is building something in life but most of us could use a little help.  This book is meant to share a little help.”

The story of James’ upbringing, entitled “The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son,” is now available for the popular Kindle eReader and it can be downloaded free for three days, starting Monday, June 25. It is available exclusively through for the Kindle eReader, Kindle App, and online through the Kindle Cloud.

“I read this book on a coast-to-coast flight,” explained Rich Nilsen, President of All Star Press.  “My goal is to publish books that can change lives. I was so impressed with the numerous life lessons that Richard taught his step son James that I had to publish this book.”

We are all carpenters; we are all building something. We are building families, marriages, careers, relationships, and legacies. The question for all of us is “do we have the right type of tools and instruction to build the life we want?” You can learn about these power tools for life in the new e-book “The House that Richard Built” by author James D. Smith.

Our lives are always under construction. This book is the power tool you need to ensure that you build an awesome house, not just for you but also for your friends and loved ones. Author James Smith learned the lessons that he shares in this book by working with Richard, his stepfather, as a young man. In his life, James has been a soldier, a high school teacher, a college instructor, a trainer, and a graduate Bible student. He combines his varied life experiences and the skills of carpentry with biblical wisdom in a way that readers will find both useful and refreshing.

“In the Book of Jeremiah, God has told us that He has plans for us: plans to prosper us, plans to give us hope and a future,” explained Smith.

With sincerity and openness about his own life mistakes, James helps his readers identify and apply life lessons that will help them build the life that God has planned.

“The House that Richard Built” takes readers on a life-changing journey into the world of a master carpenter. Some of the things you will learn in this powerful life guide: What it means to: measure twice and cut once, what to do when the roof comes crashing down, how to ensure you’re building on the right foundation, how to focus so you hit the nails, and more.

“The House that Richard Built: Lessons Learned as a Carpenter’s Son” is available free through the Kindle store Monday through Wednesday of this week.

About All Star Press

All Star Press is a publishing firm based out of Tarpon Springs, Florida that specializes in e-books.  Founded in 2011, All Star Press is the publisher of seven books, including “Sleep Great for Life,” “The Road to Recovery” and “Quiet Spaces: Hearing God’s Call in a Noisy World.” The organization helps independent authors market and publish their books in both print and the latest electronic formats. Learn more at


Duke to offer Thousands of Free e-books

Duke staying with the times

Duke University is about to expand access to free electronic books to include thousands of titles. This fall Duke will be among the nation’s first institutions to offer free online access to books that are still protected by copyright and not in the public domain. Published between 1923 and 1963, the books will be offered to the public because the owners of the copyrights can’t be contacted – either the publishers went out of business or the authors are deceased.

Duke announced the project this week along with other universities – Cornell, Emory and Johns Hopkins. They were able to do what Google hasn’t been able to because their library systems own print editions of the books.

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