Wednesday, April 21, 2021

All About Amazon Vella

Let's look into this.
For the last week all Panzer has been hearing in the Catosphere is about Amazon's Vella. To help you learn about it our inquisitive kitty began a search of his own to gather information.
Panzer found opinions and information in a post on a blog, in a YouTube video and on the Amazon site. Vella is Amazon's newest publishing endeavor. On it you can read serialized stories and novels. In that way it's similar to Wattpad. The reader does, however, pay for each installment after the first. That's how Amazon and authors get paid.
Panzer says, "Here's some of the interesting stuff I found out there."
Note: This will be a day long project for you, so make your own eating and camping arrangements.
To read the Kindlepreneur's post tootle over to Vella information  
To read Amazon's instructions tootle over to Amazon Vella
To watch the YouTube video about Vella tootle over to Vella

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

No Post

There's not enough hours in the day.

No post today.
Mom has to catch up on a project.

We'll be back tomorrow.

Monday, April 19, 2021

A New Panzerism

 Panzer on the lack of foresight:

Your fault not mine.
A Cat Riddle:

Why is a cat without access to their litter box like a car without a steering wheel?


They both can go anywhere.

Friday, April 16, 2021

London Book Fair Opts for a Digital-Only Edition in 2021 - Publishing Perspectives

 Today, Panzer's trip into the Catosphere took him to the Publishing Perspectives site. There he found a post about the London Book Fair.
Online-only shouldn't surprise anyone.
According to the post by Porter Anderson, the London Book Fair will be online this year. The fair will be divided into two sections in June. The first will be the week of June 7 and the second will be June 29 - July 1. There's no visitor signup information available yet, but the post contains a link to register to get information emailed to you when it's available. After the post about the London Book Fair there's a section about more online book fairs and awards programs.
Panzer says, "Be sure to read the information after the registration for visitor information or you might be getting some advertising you didn't expect."
Note: This is a long-medium length post. Bring a big cup of tea, a muffin and a chocolate chip cookie (biscuit) for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to London Book Fair

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Announcing the 2021 Hugo Award Finalists -

 It's been a while since Panzer has been to the site, so he decided to stop in there today. With no digging at all our illustrious kitty found a post listing all the Hugo Award finalists.
Just reading all the names gave me a headache.
According to the post the Hugo Award finalists were announced earlier this month. The Hugo Awards are given annually in the science fiction genre. In order to vote for your choices in the finalists, you must be a member of DisCon III. The post includes a link to signup information. There are twenty different categories ranging from best novel to best illustrator.  Each category has six finalists in it, so we're not going to list them all here.

Panzer says, "I didn't even get nominated.  ... Cat Sigh ... Oh, wait! ... We don't write sf. ... So ... Never mind."

Note: This is a h-u-m-o-n-g-o-u-s list. Bring a thermos of tea, three muffins and a cupcake for today's reading selection.

To read the list of nominees tootle over to Hugo Award finalists

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

John O'Groats Book Festival to return with online programme - John O'Groats Journal

 Panzer was tootling around in the Catosphere today when he stopped in at the John O'Groats Journal site. With just a little digging our inquisitive kitty boy found a post about the John O'Groats Book Festival.
Starts in ten days. I'm  ready.
According to the post by Alan Hendry, the John O'Groats Book Festival will be online this year. The Book Festival will begin April 24 and run for three weeks. It will feature such Scottish authors as Freeland Barbour, Gillian Galbraith, Barbara Henderson, James Hunter, as well as several others. The post does say the author presentations will be recorded ahead of the Book Festival. More information about the Festival and how to register will be posted to the Book Festival's Twitter account and Facebook page. To follow, both icons are at the top of the post.
Panzer says, "Looks like all the conferences are still going to be online again this year."
Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to John O' Groats Book Festival

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Amazon employees vote against union vote by wide margin; union to file objection - GeekWire

 Today Panzer made a quick trip to the GeekWire site. With a little digging in the posts there he found one about the vote to unionize Amazon's Alabama fulfillment center.
Okay you hate Amazon. Why?
According to the post by Mike Lewis, the workers at the center voted not to join the union. The union immediately filed an objection with the National Labor Relations Board. The union claims Amazon intimidated employees to vote against joining the union. The post quotes an employee who voted against the union as saying they didn't need a union because the employees themselves would work to get Amazon to change it employee processes. The post also contains quotes against Amazon from the union and from Senator Bernie Sanders.
Panzer says, "This little kitty doesn't understand how putting a U.S. post office mailbox on the property and making it easier to mail your ballots is a bad thing."
Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Amazon

Monday, April 12, 2021

A New Panzerism

 Panzer on appearances:

Have you ever watched a cat with their catnip?

They roll around in it ...

And ...
Eat it ...
Mom. Hey Mom, I need you now!

And ...

Drool all over themselves.

Hmm ...

I don't mind looking stupid once in a while.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Lefty Awards Tomorrow

 Panzer has a short post today. 
Better hurry!

Our kitty boy wants to  remind you tomorrow, April 10 at 4:00 pm PT, the Left Coast Crime Lefty Awards will be presented. (You will need to determine the time in your time zone.)
Panzer told you about the free online program back in March. This is not a writers' convention.

To register for the program tootle over to register
To read  Panzer's previous post tootle over to Leftys

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Amazon reveals design plans for second skyscraper as part of major campus project in Bellevue - GeekWire

 Today Panzer decided to make a stop at the Geek Wire site. There he found a post about Amazon's new office building project in Bellevue, Washington.
Geek Wire's Kurt Schlosser reports Amazon has released the company's plans for a new office building in Bellevue, Washington. This second office building will be built at the Bellevue 600 project site. Amazon already has one office building under construction at the site. There will be ground floor retail space in both office buildings with a daycare center in one building and a coffee bar and art installations in the other. There's a link in the post to Amazon's announcement about the project.
Maybe it is time to move to Bellevue.
Panzer says, "Hmm ... Amazon keeps moving more and more office space into Bellevue. Makes this little kitty wonder what's going to happen in Seattle."
Note: This is a medium length post. Bring a cup of tea and a small muffin for today's reading selection.
To read the post tootle over to Amazon Bellevue