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Give Ebooks for Christmas and include Gift Cards

Ebooks make the perfect Christmas Gift. Now as a gift to you from Mark Giglio use these FREE gift cards in either an envelope or as a stocking stuffer to give an ebook. Ebooks can cost as little as $.99. So why fight the crowds and traffic going to the 99 Cent Store or the Dollar Store for stocking stuffers when you can email or print a beautiful Holiday gift card and email an Ebook Gift.

Give an Ebook as a Gift and include a Beautiful Ebook Gift Card Click To Tweet

Don’t go out in the snow. It’s cold out there. Use these beautiful Holiday Gift Cards and email your gift. You can download a PDF that you can print, cut, sign and put into an envelope or a stocking or download the individual card PDF to sign online and email. Then you can email them your ebook gift.

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Give an ebook and include one of these beautiful Ebook Gift Cards.

You can even get this gift on Christmas Day!
Need to Get a Gift on Christmas Day? Email an Ebook with a Beautiful Ebook Gift Card. Click To Tweet
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Cardinal Ebook Card PDF

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Cabin Ebook Card PDF

Snowman Ebook Gift Card

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Snowman Ebook Card PDF

You can print any of the above gift cards to go into a card or stocking or if you need more than one gift card you can print a sheet of cards with all the cards above on one page from this pdf download. FREE Ebook Gift Cards PDF

With some PDF programs you can even sign the PDF on your computer and email your gift with the PDF card as an attachment. Or you can email your Ebook Gift directly from Amazon after you send an email with your PDF Gift Card attached. FREE Ebook Gift Cards PDF

Here are some Ebook Gift Suggestions for your Gift Cards

Alchemist Gift is a novel $4.99 on Amazon for ages 18+. Eishinas says “an interesting, entertaining discovery of history….with a strong story line… and interesting characters.” If you had the chance to travel to a different time, would you do the same things? Time Travel to the Age of Alchemy, Science Fiction Romance, Adventure, Witches, Spells, Historical Fantasy set in Renaissance Italy and Bavaria, Spiritual Journey of a man seeking Redemption.


'Old Nick' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Old Nick’

Old Nick, is a short story $.99 on Amazon for ages 15+.  In “Old Nick” we meet frustrated Franco, his duplicitous wife Carol Ann and the attractive stranger Nick, whose agenda is certainly his own. Franco makes a deal with Nick, the handsome, mysterious stranger, at Flannigan’s bar. Somehow Nick always gets his way. Franco gets a smashing ending. Horror, Demons, Deal with the Devil, Greed.



Mist Boats

Mist Boats

Mist Boats is a short story $.99 on Amazon for ages 10+, Will the young tribesmen rise to the challenge and cross over a mythical mist that appears once a generation and leave the plateau? Great book for any girl age 10+. A allegory of the heroism of a young girl who has the gift of music and desires to share her gift of healing with the world beyond her small plateau.



Triptych Series Vol. 1 Hum-hor from the Mind of Mark Giglio

Triptych Series Vol. 1

Triptych Series Vol. 1 is a trilogy of short stories $2.99 on Amazon for ages 18+. Three short stories (Old Nick, A Glimpse of Eternity, Robbies Ap), Three stories OLd Nick and Robbies Ap are termed Hum-Hor (humor and horror) from the mind of Mark Giglio, A Glimpse of Eternity is a Romantic Ghost Story with scifi time travel aspects. Read about the individual stories here for more detail.



Helen-Nevermore Contest-winner

Helen-Nevermore Contest-winner

Helen is a short story $.99 on Amazon for 18+, and is a winner in the Nevermore Contest, A tale of secrets, forbidden love, and murder. 14 year old Marcy is confused. Aunt Helen helps. Did I mention Helen is a manipulative monster? Readers say: “Great descriptions of psychological manipulation, and the physical ghoulishness is almost too good.”


'Robbie's APP' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘Robbie’s APP’ from Triptych Series Vol. 1

Robbie’s App is a short story $.99 on Amazon for 18+,  Look into the lives of Giles and Virginia Thurston. They are rich enough to satisfy their every appetite until Virginia lets her birthday gift, Robbie’s APP, get out of control. Be ready for a delicious ending. Reader says: a great example of show not tell. Scifi Thriller, Tech Thriller



'A Glimpse of Eternity' from Triptych Series Vol. 1

‘A Glimpse of Eternity’

A Glimpse of Eternity is a short story $.99 on Amazon 18+. Would you want to be able to relive certain loving moments of your life? In this story you will see two couples from different times and circumstances brush against each other’s realities in an ongoing love story that started over a hundred years ago. Romantic Ghost Story, Supernatural Romance, Time Travel.


Eden Towers What is AIs were better than us?

Eden Towers What if AIs are better than us?

Eden Towers is a short story $.99 on Amazon ages 16+., What if people become expendable, unnecessary, a problem? One theme here is income disparity and how great wealth does not make one a more responsible person. Dystopian furtures are so pervasive. I propose that hope springs eternal, and instead of the mad machine (PBM) being the problem, why not be the solution? This is also a good versus evil story, and PBM is the one on the road to redemption with its decision to truly adhere to its prime directive. Scifi Thriller, Tech Thriller, AI Thriller. Furutists.


Beyond Certain Boundaries

Beyond Certain Boundaries

Beyond Certain Boundaries is a short story $.99 on Amazon ages 16+.  Can love transcend the limits of what it is to be human? Most futurists writing of Artificial Intelligence see a distopian world where they exhibit the worst of human characteristics. But what if they discover that the greatest, most altruistic characteristics of mankind are the most beneficial to their temperament. Scifi Romantic Thriller, Futurists


Spell Check-Where a Critic Gets What He Deserves

Spell Check

Spell Check is a short story $.99 on Amazon ages 18+. This is a great story for anyone who likes a Dark Comedy.  I’m sure all of us at one time has felt a searing opinion from someone who is more interested in being the center of attention than being truthful or insightful. Most of us are beyond getting into a yelling match with a pompous ass, especially on his or her turf. What can one do being mere mortals? Now if you could conger a little payback, would you? Let the cliches fly as our nasty reviewer/critic gets his comeuppances. Horror, Hum-Hor, Dark Comedy, from the mind of Mark Giglio.




Merry Christmas

Mark Giglio, Author and Artist

Mark Giglio Author and Artist



People Don’t Buy Books. They Download.

Triptych Series Vol. 1 Hum-hor from the Mind of Mark Giglio

Triptych Series Vol. 1 Hum-hor Short Stories from the Mind of Mark Giglio.

Download Triptych Series Vol. 1 for FREE with Kindle Unlimited and read one story, only 10 pages. Choose from a romantic ghost story (A Glimpse of Eternity), a humorous horror story (Old Nick) or an OMG science fiction story (Robbie’s APP)

Amazon’s KDP Select a Bonanza for Authors

The KDP Select Global fund for April 2015 is $3,000,000. Would you like to get a piece of that kettle of gold? Earn your share of the KDP Select Global Fund amount when readers choose and read more than 10% of your book from Kindle Unlimited, or borrow your book from the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. Plus, earn 70% royalty for sales to customers in Japan, India, Brazil and Mexico.

We have found that Japan is the third on our list of viewers. It is still just 2%. The overwhelming number of viewers of our Amazon page come from the United States.

What are Kindle Unlimited and the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library?

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription program for readers that allows them to read as many books as they want. The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is a collection of books that Amazon Prime members who own a Kindle can choose one book from each month with no due dates. When you enroll in KDP Select, your books are automatically included in both programs. Your books will still be available for anyone to buy in the Kindle Store, and you’ll continue to earn royalties from those sales like you do today. For more information about Kindle Unlimited, click here and for more information about Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, click here. Read more

Automate Your Tweets with Tweet Generator

Tweet Generator by Gary Taaffe

This free Tweet Generator mixes hashtags separated by upto 4 sets of brackets, and any number of | symbols. Separate brackets with a space and generate hundreds of tweets.


Q: How do I use the Tweet Generators?
A: Here’s a great example of a message (actually it’s a quote from one of my books), a link to my book (the link could be to your website), and six groups of hashtags with a total of 20 hashtags used within those groups. Unlimited Tweet Generator will mix up all those hashtags to create 241 different tweets.

I do the same thing with lots more quotes and testimonials or whatever it is I want to use for my message, and then I match appropriate hashtags to that particular quote. This generates many thousands of tweets that I import into my AutoTweet program.

[WE NEED TO TALK, AMBER, Jim said with a heavy heart] [#Drunk|#AA] [#Father|#Parenting|#Family] [#Daughter|#Girl] [#Pain|#Sad] [#Runaway] [#YALit|#KidLit|#MGLit|#ComingOfAge|#Adventure|#Survival|#HungerGames|#TheFaultInOurStars|#Divergent|#MazeRunner]

Here are two examples from the 241 tweets generated:
WE NEED TO TALK, AMBER, Jim said with a heavy heart #Drunk #Parenting #Daughter #Sad #Runaway #Survival

WE NEED TO TALK, AMBER, Jim said with a heavy heart #AA #Family #Girl #Sad #Runaway #Adventure

Notice how those hashtags created a sentence in their own right? Not only are they great HASHTAG SENTENCES but they add information to the original message. Plus the hashtags will find very focused customers for my book. This is very powerful marketing. Check out STAMPEDE for loads more information on how to create great hashtag sentences and then how to apply them so they send your book or website masses of ready to buy customers.

Q: Free Tweet Schedulers
A: Punch “Free Tweet Scheduler” into Google for a compehensive list of schedulers to choose from.


Stampede: How I get 300 to 500 Hits on my Amazon Book Page

"Stampede" by Gary Taaffe

“Stampede” by Gary Taaffe


Learn how to make the most of these Tweet Generators in STAMPEDE. Take hashtags to a completely new level using focused, entertaining and intriguing HASHTAG SENTENCES that seek out masses of new and very focused customers.

This is marketing on a completely new level. You won’t believe how well it works until you see your hit counters start to smoke.


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