Monday Mentions is the mash-up-day of all the neato-torpedo links and videos, pet schtuff and bling and writer-icity crappiocca collected over the past week. I hope you’re having an awesome Labor Day, and I’ve compiled some truly bizarre as well as helpful and fun links.
I’d also encourage you to check out this Lost And Found Book Give-Away on GoodReads, if you haven’t already done so. Be sure to scan down to the bottom of the post where you’ll find some terrific videos including WHAT IS EVIL? from best-selling thriller authors at Thrillerfest.
How would you answer that question–what is evil? I mean, other than a horrific deadline (shudder!). Please share!
Job Opening–Editor for Veterinary E-Newsletter I know nuthin’ more about this but check it out if you’re interested
Kindle “India” Store Not All That Not yet, anyway. Read this enlightening post by David Gaughran
Re-defining “Vanity Publishing” oh my can’t we all be friends?
Name Game–Buy YOURS or Lose It good advice from Lorie Huston
Check Your SEO a nifty tool to grade your effectiveness
Chicken Soup for the Soul Now Soup Nazis? Those who read this blog know why I’m no longer a fan of the CS folks, and now they’re getting into the food biz? Why not, they already license the name to pet food.
33 Things to Ask Before Hitting “Publish” wow, some awesome tips here for bloggers
Jump Back, Pirates–Proof YOU Own your Book a thread to help authors prove disputed ownership
Awesome Training Game–Fruits & Veggies Learn how your dog thinks during training by putting yourself in his “paws.” Thanks to Patricia Tirrell who shared her experiences working with dogs and inmates (yes, you read that right!)
Science Behind the Wet Dog Shake did you know the smaller the mammal, the faster it must shake to exert the ideal amount of force on the water droplets. For example, a mouse must shake at a rate of 30 times per second, a cat nine times per second, and a Labrador Retriever only four times per second.
Zoo Animals Trained to Help Themselves to take meds, give themselves tests, and more, awesome!
AVMA Pet Census Report from pet guru Steve Dale
Cats are GOOD for Your Health well of course they are! Just asked the Seren-Kitty 🙂
Say WHAT? Don’t let your book be lost in translation!
Does Evil Exist? Speculation from best-selling thriller authors.
Writers and pet folks need to exercise and many of us enjoy music but…this is just disturbing on so many levels! Does it encourage you to get with the program?
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