40 years of E-Books

Happy Birthday to

Michael Stern Hart
born March 8, 1947

from Wikipedia: “Michael Stern Hart (b. 8 Mar 1947 in Tacoma, Washington) is an American best known as the founder of Project Gutenberg which makes electronic books freely available via the Internet. At least one version of each book is a plain text file that can be displayed on virtually any computer. Most of the early postings were typed in by Hart himself. Today, the e-texts are produced (usually scanned) by Project Gutenberg’s many volunteers. The collection includes public domain works and copyrighted works included with express permission.

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Bartlett’s Rule
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 62820 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
Bartlett’s Rule shares the story of Lon and Paige’s love affair; a romance filled with hardship, emotion, danger and triumph. Falling in love was never the challenge; being there for each other, knowing just what to say and making it work is the real test. Paige and Lon are real; they are human, they cry and they laugh. Paige has to learn to trust. Lon has to learn to be patient.
Within the Law
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 73480 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
Tom gave up on ever falling in love again the day that he buried his high school sweetheart and fiancé. He started a career in law enforcement just so that he could find her murderer and rapist. Just when he is about to see justice done, he meets Alli Davis-the defense attorney for the murdering rapist who took his love from him.
Courage of the Heart
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 79380 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on April 12, 2009
COURAGE OF THE HEART shows us that sometimes love is the only cure for the very deepest of emotional wounds. The story of the two lovers takes a series of unexpected and fast paced turns where lives, sanity and love are put in jeopardy. Their commitment to one another results in a spirit that binds them together and helps them to overcome physical and emotional dangers.
Final Sin
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 84500 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on June 13, 2009
Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger…
Hostage Heart
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 72450 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on July 20, 2009
Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents’ home and livelihood… An errand for her boss – a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers – a kind man who tried to help her … a man who isn’t all he seems…no, he is so much more
A Chaunce of Riches
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 59430 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on October 31, 2009
Ben Johnson was hired as a bodyguard for a rich widow and her kid, but he never expected to be working for the woman who had abandoned him just when he had needed her the most. Damn it all, he still wanted her. Samantha Chaunce never thought she would have to explain why she married the rich man instead of Ben. Or that her husband had been murdered…and Ben was the prime suspect.
Common Bond, Tangled Hearts
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 71170 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on December 16, 2009
Layne Gillette’s world is turned upside down when a man she has never met shows up to lay claim as the father of her 6-year old son. When Layne’s abusive “ex-husband” shows up, they are torn apart by danger, kidnapping and lies.
His Lucky Charm
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 74520 words. Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on March 20, 2010
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas… this time it follows Brandon and Caitlyn across the country and into a world of espionage and danger. The one thing that Brandon knows for sure is that he can’t afford to lose his lucky charm, Caitlyn.
Living, Breathing, Writing: A Lesson A Day
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 22710 words. Non-Fiction by Chelle Cordero and published by Vanilla Heart Publishing on October 28, 2010
A complete month of lessons about the craft of writing and being a writer, from time management to social networking, organizing queries to publication, and more. In the Bonus Section of this book you’ll find more than 50 brain-starting exercises to help you get those words on paper.

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2 thoughts on “40 years of E-Books

  1. Interesting info, Chelle. Thanks for enlightening your readers. 40 years! What insight.

  2. I like Project Gutenberg; a great site for those long-out-of-print books that don't seem to be anywhere–or are expensive collector's items.

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