Jennifer Gilby Roberts

Women's Fiction/Chick Lit Author

Don’t Buy or Borrow Kindle Unlimited Rip-off eBooks

A very valuable article on how to recognize scams among non-fiction ebooks.

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Copyright 2015 by Lisa Maliga

 bookscomputerJust after the July launch of the Kindle Unlimited program an author of a soap making eBook emailed me asking for a review. After reading it, I got the impression that everything within the 50 pages was regurgitated information. There weren’t any resource links. The recipes weren’t coherent—add some of this oil with some of this water and this amount of lye. Instead of getting a review, the author received an email asking about her soap making experience. Unsurprisingly, there was no response.

That was my introduction to a Kindle Unlimited eBook.

Books in Kindle Unlimited, KU for short, are only found on Amazon’s website. None of the titles are available at Apple, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Oyster, Scribd, Smashwords or other online bookstores.

While free for authors, readers pay $9.99 per month for the service that “…allows you to read as much as…

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Last Few Days to Enter to Win a Paperback Copy of Early Daze

dfw-jgr-ed-cover-GOODREADS-My Goodreads giveaway of a paperback copy of Early Daze will be ending soon, so make sure to get your entries in before 31 December.

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to my giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!  And please add Early Daze to your ‘to-read’ shelf.

Good luck everyone!

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Win a Paperback Copy of Early Daze!

dfw-jgr-ed-cover-GOODREADS-This month, I’m running a giveaway through Goodreads of a paperback copy of Early Daze!

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!  And please add Early Daze to your ‘to-read’ shelf.

The giveaway will run 1-31 December 2014.

Good luck everyone!

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Last Few Days to Win a Paperback Copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

The-Dr-Pepper-Prophecies_GoJust a reminder that my Goodreads giveaway of two paperback copies of The Dr Pepper Prophecies will end on 30 November, so get your requests in now if you haven’t already.

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

Good luck everyone!

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Win a Paperback Copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

The-Dr-Pepper-Prophecies_GoI’m running a giveaway through Goodreads of a paperback copy of The Dr Pepper Prophecies!

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

The giveaway will run 1-30 November 2014.

Good luck everyone!

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Last Few Days to Win a Paperback Copy of After Wimbledon!

After-Wimbledon_Goodreads Giveaway copyJust a reminder that my Goodreads giveaway of a paperback copy of After Wimbledon will end on 31 October, so get your requests in now if you haven’t already.

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

Good luck everyone!

 

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Jennifer Speaks Out

Since today is World Mental Health Day, I thought I’d share a post I wrote a while back for Emma Louise’s blog on depression.

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Jennifer Roberts has suffered from depression for 17 years and has been medicated for five.  She has nevertheless managed to gain a good degree, travel, write two novels, get married and have a daughter. Today, she speaks. She has not been forced to talk about anything against her will. 

Oh, God, I’m So Depressed!

You’ve probably heard people say that quite a lot.  The word “depressed” has slipped into casual use now, to mean you’re feeling low.  But I can pretty much guarantee that the people who use it like it are not only not depressed, but never have been.  First, because someone who is actually in the grip of an attack of depression will be at home hiding under the duvet, not chatting with you over coffee, and second because they will probably not tell you they feel that way.

There’s still a stigma attached to depression.  Many wonderful…

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Win a Paperback Copy of After Wimbledon!

After-Wimbledon_Goodreads Giveaway copyGuess what?  I’m running a giveaway through Goodreads of a paperback copy of After Wimbledon!

To enter the giveaway you need to be a member of Goodreads, but you can sign up for free.  You’ll then need to go to the giveaway page to enter the draw.  While you’re there, come friend me!

The giveaway will run 1-31 October 2014.

Good luck everyone!

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My Blog Has Moved!

I now have my own site at http://www.jennifergilbyroberts.com/

Please update your bookmarks.  I’m arranging for subscribers to be transferred over, but you may miss a few posts in the meantime so please check the site.

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Win a Kindle Fire!

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I’m sponsoring a giveaway over at Free Kindle Giveaway this month, where you can win a Kindle Fire HD 7″ (or the equivalent Paypal cash).  I don’t know about you, but I’d definitely like to win that!

Enter the giveaway.

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