Napoleon Hill (1883 – 1970) was a pioneer of personal-success literature. His most famous work, Think and Grow Rich (1937), which tops today’s Buffet, is one of the best-selling books of all time. At the time of Hill’s death in 1970, the book had sold 20 million copies.
Inspired by a suggestion from industrialist Andrew Carnegie, Hill explains the philosophy that helped the wealthiest and most accomplished members of society succeed.
Hill’s books examined the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. “What the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” is one of his trademark expressions.
Think and Grow Rich remains a brisk seller in paperback and eBook formats. (Today’s offering is an illustrated edition temporarily offered free.)
Hill was born in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers. He established a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement (for more information, see naphill.org.)
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Think and Grow Rich
Self-Help > Success > Motivation
Author: Napoleon Hill, Seedbox Classics
Here are money-making secets that can change your life. Inspired by Andrew Carnegie’s magic formula for success, this book will teach you the secrets that will bring you a fortune. It will show you not only what to do but how to do it. Once you learn and apply the simple, basic techniques revealed here, you will have mastered the secret of true and lasting success. And you may have whatever you want in life.
This book has been called the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature.” It was the first book to boldly ask, “What makes a winner?” The man who asked and listened for the answer, Napoleon Hill, is now counted in the top ranks of the world’s winners himself.
Tales from the Crib
Contemporary Fiction > Humor
Author: Jennifer Coburn
When Lucy Klein gets her positive pregnancy results, she’s overjoyed. She and her husband Jack have been trying to get pregnant for years throughout their rocky marriage. But before she can tell him the big news, Jack has something he needs to announce – he wants a divorce!
Rather than split up, Lucy and Jack decide to live together as friends. This way, they can share expenses and parenting responsibilities. Co-parenting is a fine deal for Jack who is back in the dating scene by Lucy’s third trimester of pregnancy, but is a frustrating one for Lucy who has unfulfilled sexual fantasies about every man from restaurant delivery boys to puppeteers.
Meanwhile, Lucy’s mother is taking over her life. The grand dame of Planet Earth, Anjoli frequently visits her daughter to share her own brand of maternal wisdom.
Vampire Rain and Other Stories
Fantasy > Anthologies
Author: J.R. Rain
“Vampire Rain” – Some vampires don’t die. Some vampires can’t be killed. At least, not by mortals. Now, one ancient vampire takes it upon himself to rid the world of a deadly plague…himself.
“They Came From the Sea” – Clyde Goodbook makes a fantastic discovery in his backyard…a discovery that changes his life forever.
“Merlin’s Tomb” – Two children are about to come face-to-face with one very famous wizard…
Plus, a bonus short story that features one very famous—and deadly—masquerade ball
Some Kind of Wonderful
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Barbara Freethy
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“ABANDONED BABY FOUND”
It’s the kind of story investigative reporter Matt Winters writes about — not the kind he wants to be living. When he discovers a newborn baby girl on his doorstep, he panics … then he desperately turns to his temptingly pretty neighbor Caitlyn Devereaux for help. After all, women are supposed to know everything about babies!
Caitlyn’s natural sensuality intrigues Matt … and her aching vulnerability as she holds the precious bundle piques his curiosity. The wedding gowns she creates are famous for fulfilling every bride’s fantasies, yet she firmly says that marriage — and motherhood — are not for her. But her kisses suddenly have Matt dreaming of something wonderful — and soon he’s determined to get this reluctant woman to change her mind.
Pretending He’s Mine
Romance > New Adult & College
Author: Lauren Blakely
Reeve Larkin needs a job. Sure, the actor is talented and gorgeous in that dreamy, broody sort of way that makes all the women swoon. But he lost out on a part in a big movie, and now his day job hours have been slashed too. What’s a handsome young thing in need of a role to do? Sign up to be the fake fiancé of the sexy and shrewd casting director Sutton Brenner, who must appear temporarily attached if she’s to land a coveted gig casting a red-hot film.
So Sutton strikes a pact with Reeve to play the role of her fiance until she closes the deal. The trouble is – she’s sexy-as-hell and damn near irresistible to him. And he’s not only a great guy, but also the best dirty talker she’s ever met. It doesn’t take long for their pretend love affair to heat up, especially after that toe-curling night in the balcony of the Broadway theater. And that scorching afternoon in the stacks of the New York Public Library.
Come the Dawn
Historical Romance > Regency
Author: Christina Skye
India, the beautiful and headstrong sister of Come the Night‘s hero, Luc Delamere, fell in love with the rakish Devlyn Carlisle when they were just children. Innocent love bloomed into deepest passion when they reconnected as adults. But soon after the two are joined in a secret wedding bond, the Napoleonic Wars tear them apart. Then, betrayed by a comrade-in-arms, Devlyn is pronounced dead.
India swears to continue her life alone, without the only love she’s ever known. But now he’s back — with the cold eyes of a stranger. Plunged deep into the mystery to discover who betrayed Devlyn, India vows to make the lost earl remember all they once shared, no matter how dangerous to her reputation — and her heart.
DIY Career Manifesto: The Unconventional Guide to Turning Your Talents and Know-How Into a Profitable Business
Small Business & Entrepreneurship
Author: Bob Baker
Are You Ready to Create a Living on Your Own Terms? The purpose of this book is to inspire you to take your talents and know-how and turn them into a flourishing livelihood – one that makes a difference in the world while allowing you to make a decent living.
I call it a “manifesto” because it is my urgent call to action. I’m tired of seeing countless people living unfulfilled lives because they think there’s no other choice. If you have fallen victim to this mass hypnosis, it’s time to wake up!
I describe it as “unconventional” because my philosophy goes against the grain of traditional business wisdom. As I share my personal journey to full-time, self-employed status, you’ll see that I definitely took the road less traveled.
Even if you’re forward thinking and embrace the modern “indie” ethic, I bet you still have a bit of lingering “safe route” residue rolling around in your brain. It is my hope that this book exposes that nasty mind virus and replaces it with a more empowering mindset.
Science Fiction > Adventure
Author: Lexi Revellian
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When Beth’s eccentric boss at the government research lab asks her to try out his latest duplicating machine, she’d be crazy to do any such thing. She’s not cleared for this, insured or authorized; it’s late Friday evening and she wants to go home. But Beth is fatally unassertive. She agrees, and unknown to her another Beth is created.
The replica overhears MI5 chief, Sir Peter Ellis, discussing her future and it’s not good. Terrified, she goes on the run. Penniless, friendless and homeless, she has to find the inner strength and aggression to survive on icy London streets.
Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
Author: R.M. Gilmore, Hot Tree Editing
Irreverent twenty-something, Dylan Hart, has her little black heart set to cashing-in on the blood-drained bodies of seven prostitutes scattered throughout southern California.
In search of the culprit of the media-dubbed Vampire Massacres, journalist Dylan Hart dives head first into L.A.’s sanguinary ‘vampire’ subculture, in an attempt to write her first best-selling novel and pay off her ever growing student debt.
Stop and Smell the Garbage: A Caregiver’s Story of Survival
Physician & Patient > Caregiving
Author: Christine Sutton
At age 56, Gery Sutton — a family physician specializing in geriatric medicine — was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. For three years, his wife was his full time caregiver. Because nothing in her background prepared her, she did what most caregivers do—she made it up as she went along. This is her painfully forthright account of the daily challenges, the failures and the unexpected triumphs. She gives realistic advice on caring for someone with dementia. She describes signs of Alzheimer’s that she saw and misinterpreted during the months before his diagnosis. She shares the coping mechanisms that helped her survive the illness and death of her husband. Finally, she describes her search for meaning at the bottom of a garbage can.
On Which Side of the Road Do the Flowers Grow?
Christianity > Clergy > Ministry
Author: Wendell E. Mettey
During his years pastoring an inner-city church, Wendell Mettey discovered that God uses even the most blemished vessels to bring beauty into the world. In this book, Pastor Mettey shares the humorous and touching stories of his diverse congregation— ordinary people whose lives were infused with an awareness of God’s real and abundant grace. It’s an excellent text for use in a small group or study class.
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