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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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.

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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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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