I Give Away Free Books – Hollywood Ass.

HOLLYWOOD ASSToday and tomorrow I’m giving away my 4-star novel Hollywood Ass. completely free of charge. All you need to do is to click this link and download the e-book. Even if you don’t have a Kindle you can still download the Kindle reading app for your Mac, PC, Android phone, iPhone or other device.

So make sure you don’t forget to download Hollywood Ass. a fast-paced romantic comedy about the world of celebrities and their assistants. I would of course be eternally grateful for any share! Hashtag #hollywoodass

More about the book below:

HOLLYWOOD ASS.
A romantic and humorous story about Hollywood, fame, friendship and love.

A Hollywood superstar suffers a mental collapse, her marriage is on the ropes, her career is at a standstill and the only one keeping it all together is her loyal assistant and friend, Darryl. Problem is, he’s kind of in love with her. Soon he finds himself drawn into a story that is much like the movies his employer stars in. But in real life the answers aren’t in the script…

Buy it today at Amazon or read a sample at Scribd. Print UK, Print US
Links for Hollywood Ass. kindle version: US, UK, DE, FRES, IT, JP, CA, BR

What people say about Hollywood Ass.

“Fascinating.”
“I enjoyed the book, it was funny, there was some drama and a little love story.”
“I found it nearly impossible to put down at night.”
“The pace was excellent and had a mixture of serious and funny moments.”
“Cute and funny story!”

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Is the Blackberry going down?

I read an interesting article in New York Times today called, Quick Hide the Blackberry or The Blackberry as the Black Sheep. The article tells the story about the once very popular and very cool phone Blackberry (pioneering e-mail sending over the phone), not being so very popular and cool anymore. Is the Blackberry heading towards certain death? I quote from the New York Times article:

The BlackBerry was once proudly carried by the high-powered and the elite, but those who still hold one today say the device has become a magnet for mockery and derision from those with iPhones and the latest Android phones.

The truth is simply that RIM, Research in Motion, haven’t been able to keep up with the development of smartphones and the clunky keyboard design and rather unsophisticated touch screen is not even close to as user-friendly as the iPhone and Android phones out on the market. In the United States the company has gone from 50 to 5 percent of the smartphone market in three years, a great example of how fast the mobile industry moves.

Now RIM’s future seems dependent on the launch of their much-delayed new mobile, but despite how good that might turn out to be, it’s highly doubtful that they can compete with Samsung Galaxy, iPhone 5 and other hugely successful phones.

There are still people who like it though, “I use my BlackBerry by choice,” said Lance Fenton, a 32-year-old investor who frequently travels and needs to send e-mails from the road. “I can’t type e-mails on touch-screen phones.”

But then you have people on the other end of the scale as well, “I want to take a bat to it,” a Ms. Crosby said, after waiting for her phone’s browser to load for the third minute, only to watch the battery die. “You can’t do anything with it. You’re supposed to, but it’s all a big lie.”

So what is the future for the once mighty and nifty Blackberry? With the speed of mobile development today, we should have the answer quite soon. It might be both a goldberry and a deadberry, but my guess is on the latter. There’s a time for everything and it seems like the time for Blackberries has passed.

 

 

The Wake-Up Call is FREE today and Sunday

It’s normally $4.99 but today it’s FREE. Just download and read it on your Kindle, iPhone, computer, or other electronic device. Check out how here!..

Find your Amazon and print link here: http://thewakeupcallbook.com  The most common ones are US (+rest of the world) and UK

About The Wake-Up Call:

On the surface he has it all…

…the women, the career, and the Central Park view penthouse, but behind his well-groomed and chiseled facade he has nothing.

At least this is what he’s about to realize.

Find out how Jack gets his life-changing wake-up call in this fast-paced, heartfelt and funny novel about soul-searching, friendship, and love.

What people say about The Wake-Up Call:
“A riveting page-turner.”
“Brilliant fun for small money.”
“If you don’t smile to this book, you probably never smile anyway.”
“Like a male Bridget Jones in the voice of Marian Keyes.”
“Good style, great flow! Can’t remember that a book entertained me this much.”
“Gritty, realistic and a damn good read!”
“Brilliant and funny!”
“The Wake-Up Call really has it all – you laugh, you’re moved and most of all you’re entertained.”
“A contemporary Don Draper!”

iPhone4: resurrected

It’s not a new Hollywood blockbuster, it’s just my phone. Because when I was doing the nightly bed-switch with Aiden (he goes to sleep with mommy and I go to sleep in his bed) I dropped it and it went dead. I tried everything to resurrect it except for mouth to mouth, but to no avail. It was dead.

So I went to Vodafone Malta to get a new SIM card that fits with my spare phone which hails from 1985 and is basically a box and a cord:

Nah, I’m kidding it’s a Nokia with that old school way of typing, click, click, click for an O, click click, click for an L, click for a D and so on. It’s a lot of clicks!

So I got my SIM and tried to get e-mail working on it. But the phone obviously refused to cooperate. Phones rarely do.

The day went by and in the evening I decided to take out the iPhone again and connect it to the wall (through a cord, this isn’t Blade Runner) It blipped to life! I don’t know how or why, maybe it just needed a little rest?

But what happens when you’re without a phone for a while is that you realize you don’t really need it that badly anyway. It seems like we keep facebooking, twittering, texting sometimes just as a nervous tick to prevent boredom or thinking or doing something real with our lives.

You all know how irritating it is to talk to someone who’s constantly texting? I guess we all do it from time to time. So why not put that thing away and only pick up really important calls? The way we used to use phones before they went all smart on our asses.

I know I’m gonna at least try to give my iPhone a little bit of rest from time to time. Think it will do us both good.

Basecamp Goes Mobile

We use Basecamp to manage all our projects at work and it works pretty great. The only issue we have is that the to-do-section is a bit limited. The description of the todo is in italics and impossible to format so the text just appears in one long stretch which makes it kind of difficult on the eyes. Other than that we are happy and I would gladly recommend Basecamp to all kind of project teams.

Yesterday I found out that they released the mobile version of Basecamp. I tried it on my iPhone and it works fine. Check it out here