The Motives Behind the Lack of fitness in Our Healthcare Part 1 by Barbara Cerda

 

The OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) has empirically argued that those countries where women are attaining an equal voice in legislature are leading the charge in creating a higher quality of life and healthcare reformation.

As the strongest economy on the globe, the United States is falling far behind in the war for better wellbeing. Could this failure be partially due to the United States Congress, which is comprised of 19% women out of the 535 membership?

The United States has a life expectancy gap in relation to other OECD countries. Yet we consistently tout the wellness of our current healthcare system. While it fails to address the needs and cut public funding, for the most underserved…women and children.

Amongst many in leadership, there’s a dismissal in how women can play a significant role in how healthcare providers tailor wellbeing. That path to gender fluid legislature is arduous and complicated, pebbled by male centric sovereign politics. We find ourselves part of a third world economic dysfunction when we elect few women in our legislative bodies. Alleviating this societal injury is necessary to bringing about true healthcare parity.

One country has taken great strides toward gender equality in its government, Finland.

This nation boasts a healthy 38% of female presence in its parliament and leads the world in healthcare reform. It is by far more empathetic to the needs of women and children.

Elected in 2000, Tarja Halonen was Finland’s first elected woman to the office of president. Serving in office for two terms, her legacy was to achieve a successful balanced economy.  An important part of this responsible fiscal reconstruction was the reformation of their health care system.

Envisioning a robust, value driven and cost effective medical system, President Halonen embraced the principals outlined in a Harvard business thesis, “Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results”. The Harvard team of Michael Porter and Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg authors the study. The book illustrates how most purveyors of private healthcare have failed to deliver a system of value-based care.

Normal economic ideology dictates that aggressive competition in private sector business results in a lowering of prices and an increase in the value of that service. Private and governmental run healthcare agencies in the U.S. are the costliest in the world and supply the poorest quality in its deliverance of care. Finland‘s success in providing gender parity in a valued based healthcare system, is attributed to a strong percentage of women in parliament; a healthy 38 percent.

In 2007, the United States spent $7,290 per capita for an inadequate healthcare system. This number is a staggering two and a half times the average of OECD countries. The OECD places an average of per capita healthcare expenditures at $2,984. The CIA World Factbook has ranked the Unites States 41 in infant mortality rates and 46th for total life expectancy.

This rate of infant mortality defines a healthcare system that fails to provide adequate means of preventive medicine. Poor prenatal care results in low birth weights and bleak infant survivability. What does this say about the future of our economy the future of our country?

God A Human Story By Reza Aslan

Book Review

Impressions

A monotheism experiment – “the climax of the fairly recent belief in a single, singular, nonhuman, and indivisible creator God as defined by postexilic Judaism, as renounced by Zoroastrian Dualism and Christian Trinitarianism, and as revived in the Sufi interpretation of tawhid; God is not the creator of everything that exists. God is everything that exists.” ~ God A Human Story

Nothing prepared me for this uplifting treatise on the intelligence of our evolution. We may be nature’s experiment, but humanity has always initiated its own exploration of the neural pathways that explain not only who we are but also how we are to each other.

 

The author Reza Aslan offers an explanation on how religions are constant constructs in evolution and is the creation of our civilizations.  So I ask have we engineered religions as guideposts to our evolution. Or is religion an organic living thing that progresses with civilizations.

This essay is not a read for those who understand or live religious dogma as an unchanging thing written on stone tablets. Rather this author explains concepts of the many religions we’ve embraced in clear and unambiguous terms. And his book is the brilliant product of much work. It comprises mountains of organized, substantive research and a discourse on the evolution and sometimes devolution of humanity’s faiths.

Divine humanization

From Lord of the Beasts to a redefined god stripped of carnal form to become a dehumanized god…”without shape or form – utterly transcendent and apersonal.” From God A Human Story

It is reasonable to surmise that the growth of religions becomes part of a learned pattern of thought that manifest by way of cellular memories. The disparate events in discoveries of cave art depicting similar objects of deity in other times and spaces begs the question, is there cellular memories embedded in our DNA.  And, do these objects contain a formula for organized religions necessary for humanity’s socialization?

Although bioresearch has evolved to a place that aggressively challenges what we don’t know about the cell and the intelligence fueling its organelles, it is safe to say that they may harbor information about the origin of the phenomenon we call organized religion.

For me the most compelling argument made by Mr. Aslan on how we struggle to awareness is in the advent of Marduk.  He was central to one of  the longest lasting religions that arrived during Babylonian times when humanity was grasping for an inclusiveness. In a society led by Cyrus the Great and when Judaism was still new and Yeshua ben Joseph (Jesus) wasn’t born yet, the kernels of a culturally changeable society came to be.

The preponderance of evidence reasons that Cyrus the Great constructed an inclusive nation that respected values of a culturally fluid civilization.   While slowly dehumanizing its center of worship, a god name Marduk.

Our imagination driven by what we understand dictates our need to make gods in images and traits we know best…ourselves.

It requires a brave heart

One must enter into the labor of religious research with an open mind and heart.  Reza Aslan owns both with a healthy dash of skepticism and bravery.

In my opinion, to argue the relevance of the constructs of our belief systems requires extreme courage. The evolution of religion is the tender under belly of all human cultures.  They compose the most personal self-identification of societies and sovereignty. It composes what we understand as the collective reasoning.

I wouldn’t, shouldn’t and couldn’t comment on this read as an essay on opposing religions. Rather it’s a talk on how our ‘systems of faith” evolved to reflect our relative truths.

This author delves very little into the nature of the societies that constructed these religions. In my opinion because Mr. Aslan’s course of study and this book is centered on the far more important stuff of explaining how religions work and its mind numbing effects on human progress.

Survival

Our objects of worship served to explain the unexplainable while aiding our survival as a specie.  Are we in the midst of embracing and expanding the precepts of a dehumanized religion?

This is genius writing on comparative religions and the processes of its creators and inheritors.

Story/Plot/Conflict

An extremely ambitious book becomes an easy read on the roots of religions and thoroughly researched story of comparative ideologies.

The cultural timelines and borders appear almost a blur.  The author clarifies those lines that seem to disappear in the miasma of disparate teachings of scholars separated or compromised by secular belief systems.

The book explains in simple terms how the conflict lies in man’s reasoning for living and the need to look elsewhere for guidance and comfort.

The human story preaches how the varied forms of deification and religious fables have endured and colored how we see experience our religions. This author makes this 12,000 to 14,000 years tale seem like mere steps in discoveries of whom we are and how beliefs have inform our lives.

Main Character

God

My Critique: Even for the most august of theologians can experience epiphanies in this read. This writing has the rare flavor of pure objectivity.

Genre: General audiences and an enlightening read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Ways to Keep Your Nerd at the Door While Keeping it Simple.

Content or article ideas come by way of daily media headlines in every genre.

Every subject of public interest has a relationship to the business of your blog.  It’s all in interpretation of thought. The tricky bits come in understanding how to insure that the story actually convey what you do for a living.  In creating your website content, discuss a storyline choosing trending subjects that relates to your commerce offerings.

Write an article, exampling how Google is trending because of acquisitions or new technologies. The great reveal is how that bit of news pertains to your product/service performance, perhaps a useful tool for customer fulfillment. This reveals how your way of doing business is proactive not reactive. And then use captivating call to action words.

The most difficult part in presenting fantastical ideas into content is to present your accepted wisdom in clear unambiguous terms. Keep your nerd alter ego at the door.  If you have a product or service story to sale – just say it. Being too technical or roaming too far into the weeds when explaining what you have to offer can lose an important moment….capture the imagination of your new patron.

 

7 Ways Forex can make a Difference in Managing Your Projects. Published October 2016

 

 If you think that Brexit outcomes will have little effect on small and/or mid-cap projects…consider this.

Using Forex to forecast foreign currency behavior can keep managing costs of projects agile.  Coping with the unforeseen or getting to know currency market unknowable(s) in an age where the global paradigm rewards anticipators of currency shifts, is smart. But ignoring market sentiment’s influence on currency punishes those who rely on the traditional quantitative malaise. Brexit stands as an example of how social outcomes are factors that can shift project costs.

  1. Shadow bankinginfluences 85% of daily loan activity and is a major participant in traditional short-term commercial paper trade. Currency rates fluctuate at any moment and influence financial market behavior. Whether an upscale clothing and accessories chain or a business that provisions global services.  The price of renting money to meet daily operational cost and or fund a project may change in a heartbeat due to changes in global currencies and the interpretations of Forex trading. Phenomenon like Brexit will alter the behavior of shadow banking and its partnerships.
  2. No matter the size of our project funds, the troubles of large global banking institutions, like Germany’s Deutsche Bank, can influence the availability and cost of preserving global liquidity.
  • There is anticipation of a Brexit led relocation of banks with the accompanying brain drain from the UK.  It will have a ripple effect throughout local economies.
  • Contrary to current indicators of sustained economic growth, a recession will rear its head. A delimited pound will play itself out within the next year and will influence other global monies.
  1. Realignment of trade agreements, influences of tariffs and the costs of imports play an important role in cost of supply. Will your supplier pass that additional cost down to you?
  2. Even after finalization of the Article 50 agreement, the years of negotiating the messy divorce will and has diverted energy from the economy as it realigns trade agreements. Nervous businesses are already looking to reassert old trade agreements and create new ones inside and outside of the EU.
  3. While the Brexit event has lowered pound value, making exports cheaper, supply side economics will soon slow the pace of good news markets.

Next to the US dollar and Euro, the pound is widely used globally as legal tender for goods and services. Sovereign currencies pegged to the Euro and the sterling will experience the slowing markets first. Costs to ongoing projects will be at the whim of changes in expenditures to supply and will influence demand.

  1. In 2013, the EU had a population of 210 million making it the second most traded currency in the world. According to the IMF, the Eurozone has the second largest economy in the world. Because UK is a major trader within the single market, the Brexit will have implications to global monetary markets for generations. It would be pure folly to ignore Forex forecast of currency trends.
  2. By reciprocal agreements with larger global banks and shadow institutions, all US banks have some exposure to European financial systems. Hedging rules apply. The further out to completion of project the heavier the risks to rate changes. Forex can alert project managers of changes in the fundamentals effecting rate changes.

Think about this. A sovereign’s coin is like a living organ that is reactive to any social or political irritant. While tracking hourly journals of Forex markets will not satisfy all of your quantitative efforts, it is an excellent bell weather of how foreign currencies may influence your project scope.

The science of Forex forecasting  offers the advantages of anticipating trending costs over the life of a project. That keeps a Project Manager nimble. Consider this. Market sentiment will increasingly shift global monetary performance. As in the Brexit, which has forever changed how we anticipate human economic behavior and its influence on money.

 

5 Ways Harvey Changes Content Relationships by Barbara Cerda

While Harvey continues to wreak its worse, content strategists will reassess current projects or repurpose their favorite marketing channels.

The Houston Texas catastrophic weather event has struck the nation’s heart and soul. In the midst of it all, it is still too early to guestimate the damage to infrastructures and lives. As a result, content project managers will arrive to new understandings about strategizing marketing.

Whether designing or managing content marketing projects. Or just updating promotional strategies for existing teams and projects….Harvey will alter the nature of how we expedite commerce and trade.

Houston is home to a large number of Fortune 500 companies. Most are energy related giants that supply goods and cross services to many industries, both global and domestic. From fuel to plastics to product yields from research labs, the loss of man-hours and productivity will be costly to some and an inconvenience to most.

1. Evolutions in commerce and trade will require changes in how content marketing teams strategize.

Businesses like retail giant Amazon depend upon integrated logistics. Unpredictable and lasting effects of Harvey will cause unseen challenges to smooth delivery of product and services. This will test the strength of their customer response teams. Communication will be their first line of defense.

2. Emphasis on the changing costs of rebuilding high-rises, roads, bridges, and highways will require content project leadership able to create easily understood reports and proposals.

As the concrete dries, civil engineers and city planners will come to a new understanding of how standing water and bacteria effects concrete structures. The demand for project managing content to explain and put into English proposals needful of explanation will be in demand.

3. Extreme weather changes and forced shutdowns will motivate changes in technology and virtual work forces.

Building digital bridges that connect content project management teams will become more needful. With an eye on how to lessen loss of time and revenue…employers will depend more of outsourcing and virtual talent.

4. Because of the phenomenon of standing sewer water, Fortune 500 companies in Texas will experience inordinate numbers of sick employees.

The emotional stress of loss will burden existing healthcare costs, loss of time and wages. Marketing budgets will suffer and content will have to deflect budgetary changes while still delivering great content.

5. And finally and this is most important. As the frequency and severity of hurricanes, continue so will the need to create global warming awareness content.

Companies desiring to present to the public their global warming awareness must also alter business practices. That will elicit an event where customers’ will increasingly depend on marketing channels or social media for its social news and communications.

Soul of the World By David Mealing

 

Published by: Orbit Books

Impressions

This is an epic and deeply ambitious read. Military battles and the politics of civil war come to life in a fantasy world filled with magic.

Marching to the mantra of Liberté égalité fraternité

The great reveal in this story is the wealth of battle theaters. Strategic scenes bring to mind the time of the 47 Ronin, the French Resistance during WWII, the US Civil War echoes a call to arms for, liberty, equality, and brotherhood. It is a reminder of humanity’s need for warfare that goes unaltered. But this telling of war also includes love and betrayal that accompanies magic.

The concept of tethering a leyline to bind paranormal powers is a fascinating concept. Also, the acquiring of spirit powers from slain beasts is an almost forgotten legacy from the original tribes of earth. Even to the contrivance of words like Trithetic pulls this reader to thoughts of the commonality of religions that dot humanity’s history. Each chapter of this book effortlessly explores the diversions between opposing cultures while magic seems to be the binding force.

The transition from chapter to chapter and the development of storyline was, for me, extremely enjoyable. It kept this reader wondering how the main drivers of the tale could eventually come together and become heroines and hero. I felt the disappointment at the loss of friends and fellow soldiers. I laughed at the ribald in your face language from wine laden lips.

My Favorite Characters

Chevalier-General Erris D’Arrent is a fictional embodiment of strong character and bravery. She has the qualities we’ve come to love in superheroes.

Steeped in the old tried and true traditions of his tribe the Sanari Guardian Arak’Jur is my second favorite character. Putting aside the pain of loss and war, he learns how questioning the unquestionable becomes an important tool for survival.

Story/Plot/Conflict

Three must fight. Three must die. Three must rise

This novel is about a fantasy world that finds its fated path darkened with civil war. The journey is also about the politics of court intrigue, love, and death. But soldiers and the resistance yearning for a renaissance are fighting in an enchanted world where magical shamans speak truth from gods. Streets and sewers run red with blood. And tribal guardians assume the power of the animal spirits they slay.

Evil takes residence in the hearts of the oppressed in the cities of the Gands and Sarresants. Three women from divergent cultures define the outcomes of this war between good and evil in a fantasy world in the grips of a fight that may never end.
Who among the gods will survive and who among men will ascend to the Veil. Their weapons of choice are warding spells, binding powerful magic and the power of spirit guides.

Main Characters

Sarine Thibeaux is a street artist inhabiting the slums call the Maw. A freebinder, she possesses innate and rare abilities. Inside her lies a hidden secret that will change and save her world.
Chevalier-General Erris d’Arrent is a military fullbinder. Born to a blacksmith and trained by the military, she becomes a formidable commander and leader of her world New Sarresant.
Arak’Jur is the Sanari Guardian leader. He embodies the strength of his tribe and is the protector. His leadership balances the wisdom of the seer the Ka or shaman with the spirit powers of the beasts he slays.
Llanara is the ambitious young Sanari woman. A betrayer and once the lover of the Guardian Arak’Jur, the forbidden evil of the gods twist her mind and heart.

Critique: David Mealing work is as ambitious a tale as sand worms and desert planets. It is a long read….but well worth the journey. Finely edited, the transitions and development of characters was spot on. Not just a good read….a must read.

Genre: Adult Fantasy Adventure, violence and war

I rate this 5/5 stars

Goodreads and buy sites

An Unnatural Vice By K.J. Charles

Book Review

Impressions
My first time reading this author and I am going back to the well. Her descriptive language pulled me into the world of a London that has fascinated me. This is a view of the raw unvarnished realities of a time when monochrome morality was worsen by pollution leaden fog and “poor houses”. I am in London. Slipping and sliding on fog-wet pavers and stepping onto high kerbs.

This writing developed beautifully with its careful transition to faith fulfillment and an unrepentant love between two men who are polar opposites.

Seduction

“The sane, sensible, lawyer part of Nathaniel’s mind was screaming Danger! But it was being drowned out by the blood pounding in his ears. Lazarus’s slightly parted lips, those wicked eyes, the scruffy half-grown beard, all of those were making his mouth dry, but it was the sheer unrelenting will of the man opposite him that was turning attraction into urgent need.” – An Unnatural Vice

Halfway through the read and my favorite character is Justin Lazarus. His seduction of Nathaniel is haunting. Justin’s jaunty arrogance that belies self-hate and extreme cynicism, for me, was heart stealing. It seems Nathaniel’s notice of the charlatan’s unusual and perhaps uncanny good looks begin this tale of love and self-discoveries. This was a story begun in a drawing room on Hanging Sword Alley and it began nicely for me.

It is one thing to include jargon of period and culture and another thing completely to weave it into the read in ways that add ambiance. It is wonderful to receive an education while being seduced between the covers of this book.

Of course, this is also a tale that never seems to grow old, the seeming endless breach between the obstinacy of conservative ideologies versus preachers of neo-progression

Story/Plot/Conflict

Something is definitely afoot when bodies are showing up at his friend’s door and family heads are mysteriously committing suicide. Of course, it’s in Victorian England where upstanding people do these things when scandal knocks at the door. But the wealthy journalist and family friend Nathaniel decides to right the wrongs and in the process finds his world, reshaped.

He must obtain the assistance of the London Seer. Born of the gutter and abandoned at birth Justin Lazarus is a self-made man who profits as an unapologetic lair and cheat. Preying on the lonely and bereft, he enters Nathaniel Roy’s life. Antagonism, mutual want, and uncontrolled passions change them both…but at what cost.

My Main Characterizations

Nathaniel Roy (Nathan Royston) He is rich, powerful, large in statue, and filled to the brim with conservatism. Nathaniel felt only contempt for this charlatan that would use the pain of other’s loss as a tool to extort monies. But his empty heart is rapidly filling with the scent of Justin.

Justin Lazarus slight of built with uncanny grey eyes he exemplifies how a man coming of age in the wretched slums can find his own path to fame and riches. Unapologetic love allows him an escape from self-destruction and the discovery of self-worth.

Critiques
Put simply…this is good stuff and a good read. Thank you K.J. Charles

Stand Alone Quant Analytics without Human Behavior Economics will not suffice by Uday Raval

The growing phenomenon of global socialism and protectionism influences the paradigm paralysis or the failure to recognize how current models of thinking are dominating investor behavior. This has become an important component of how data models are failing at predicting asset price behavior across the globe. While age-old ideas centered on quantitative modeling, number crunching, and reviews of comparatives of past performance is still widely used. Quantitative analysts ignore the nascent economic concepts that actually drive and predict pricing. This new construct is human behavior.

Simply put. Any asset price is a function of quantitative information and human behavior. Prices and yields are predictive of quantitative fundamentals and behavioral economics.

We use Human Behavioral Economics scoring, to capture and quantify sentimental data. Our calculation methodology and its component scoring are proprietary. It behaves as an instrument that captures each overt and subtle human sentiment operational in trading markets. Human Behavior Economics is a method that quantifies the subtle differences between what investors say, think and their actions.

Investment management absent Human Behavior Analytics using rules based on standalone quantitative modeling merely represents sub substandard and outdated modes of investment management.

Earlier market traders centered on antiquated quantative correlative modeling that no longer work and are yielding abysmal returns.

In delivering alpha, traditional quant analysts follow truths based on mathematics and statistical analysis. This approach merely verifies and group together evidentiary financial shifts. It ignores the fundamental proof of Human Behavior Economics while fueling trends in pre-boxed analytics. Current methodologies of investment has reached its peak and has exhausted its outperformers or the select few.

Before considering this new investment strategy, first initialize an honest analytical compilation of your portfolio’s performance. In addition, think how the historic predictors of currency behavior was brought on by social influencers, as an unexpected Brexit. This socialistic event changed forever global investment behavior. So in order to solve for social unknowns a new approach to quantifying human behavior must translate into a viable vehicle for a sound investment strategy.

This wealth building approach starts by exploring how we quantify herd mentality that alters investment sentiment. Many strategists understand the importance of quantifying how market sentiment acts on and translates into a viable tool for investment growth. Nevertheless, many fail to produce a measurement of market sentiment that will change incrementally wealth outcomes. That approach requires the next generation in behavioral predictors.

Human behavior analysis or human psychology is that meme upon which investment behavior should be reliant on and up until now, it only represented unstructured information. To become useful this information must undergo vetting and a cleaning up of unusable statistics. Raw data becomes usable information and enabled for conversion into a myriad of valuable quantitative tools ready for investment analysis. This is where the new breed of human behavior analytics in investment planning plays an important role.

There are many investor sentiment indicators and analytical tools available, but are they able to capture the real essence of human behavior analytics. In addition, are these investment applications able to exhibit an in-depth understanding of the constant shifts in current financial sentiment?

Uday Raval

Barbara Cerda, Editor

Criteria for Developing the Center for Pancreatic and Renal Regenerative Medicine – Grant W Peters

 

A life defined by decades of kidney dialysis, a proactive education and experiences in academic research, offers me a unique vantage point. This knowledge converges on but is not limited to biotechnology and its inherent disciplines. My journey into understanding the technologies of laboratory investigative studies began in earnest in 2004 as a transplant patient.

From learned observations, I offer a singularly objective expertise into the micro challenges inherent in research. In achieving successful clinical outcomes, a researcher must desert any notion of closed investigative doors. They are merely opportunities in exploring additional or new and exciting outcomes. Most importantly nascent biotechnology research will produce significant breakthroughs in avenues of treatment while enhancing the life quality of end users.

A strong understanding of the interrelationships necessary to communication is important in conducting processes and achieving research team success.

Being an integral part of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine team, at the University of Pittsburgh, offered me a unique opportunity. The experience was amazing in that it allowed me to contribute to different facets of this important research. In my opinion, published clinical applications often leave many unanswered questions. For example, when sifting through approximately 800,000+ research articles published yearly. What are the methods used to determine which publications are laudable for further interest?

Perhaps the definition of successful biotechnology researchers would be individuals with the ability to capture that hidden gem; buried within the enormity of data that is worthy of further investigation. To achieve this, the researcher must understand how to eliminate hidden barriers which is necessary to successful outcomes.

Academic research focuses on the novel or intriguing questions but little concerning what is the individual focus.

Development of three dimensional cell culture systems is time consuming, expensive, and repetitive. As an example, a clinical-scale bio-artificial organ or a laboratory scale three-dimensional perfusion bioreactor would undergo numerous iterations. Long before acceptance into animal trials or laboratory use. This axiom also holds true for pre-clinical trials of pharmaceuticals. Subsequent results will not see publication. It does not heighten the prestige of the investigator, and is not fundable through normal endowment channels. Nevertheless, it is essential to the collaborative efforts between academia, engineers, cell biologists, and practicing physicians, involved with research and development within the field of biotechnology. In addition, these efforts afford little to heighten the prestige of the investigator, and are not fundable through normal endowment channels. Nevertheless, it is essential to the collaborative efforts of all who contribute to biotechnology research and development.

With this mandate in mind, my goal is to achieve a scholarship to help in continuing my journey in cellular research and regenerative medicine. I believe that this will provide me with the means in which to identify new successful treatment outcomes while improving the efficacy of pharmaceutical protocols.

Edited by Barbara Cerda

A Book Review Introduction by Barbara Ann Cerda

One of the most important marketing tools for any author is getting word of mouth attention. I have learned that there are many gifted unnoticed wordsmiths.

While immersing myself in book reviews this pass month the thought occurred to offer free reviews to my book marketing pack.

Lots of friendly professional reviews are needful. Book chatter is essential to survival. Goodreads and Amazon ePublishing thrive on word of mouth traffic and chat groups. Proficient book reviews draw attention.

I currently post 350 to 400 word count reviews on:

Goodreads
Amazon,
Kobo and
Barnes and Noble
Coming soon Netgalley
The entire above share Twitter links

I have created Paper.il newsletter, WordPress Blog, Book Review Spreadsheet and Calendar. The newsletter will present updated blog content and will email daily to subscribers. The front page will include daily updated book reviews and social news about publishing and anything wordsmithing.

The spreadsheets will track the following in this way:

• A tab for each of your websites (color coded for easier ID)
• Under your individual tab will be listed your author and book title.
• All links that pertain to the work
• Dates requests submitted and review due date
• The calendar is just a handy way of viewing the month’s activity (also colored coded).

As information gets organized, I will also post links to free book reviewers.

The thing is we can be most useful to our authors by driving traffic to your websites and blogs. Favorable reviews will help in achieving that.

This is NOT a marketing proposal on your websites and blogs for me. So an email or open letter to authors, publishers, and bloggers explaining the free service will suffice.

But I cannot accept rush reviews or ARCs, placing them ahead in the cue, without charging a nominal fee.

I will accept most genres. Because of other commitments, there will be a 2 to 3 month delivery on reviews and no books over 400 pages. I currently review for Netgalley and Alpha Book Club.

The author or publisher is responsible for delivery of copy formatted in Kindle MOBI, MSWord, or PDF. Books submitted for review must have a Goodreads and Amazon account. Submission request can come to my email (bobann88@gmail.com) for now, until I figure out where best to place a submission form.

Keeping this simple is important and I’d be grateful for any input.

Barb