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Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ Now Offering Paperback Print Option Undercutting Amazon’s CreateSpace.

by Anura Guruge


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Got the above in an e-mail Wednesday morning.

I was baffled; it made no sense.

Both ‘Kindle Direct Publishing‘ (KDP) and ‘CreateSpace‘ are Amazon companies — though KDP is more tightly integrated with Amazon, e.g., can reach KDP from Amazon.com (usiing same userid/password).

My books are published with BOTH.

‘CreateSpace’ has offered a publish on Kindle option for years — and actually pesters you to do so.

Yes, makes a LOT of sense to combine the two and have just one Amazon publishing company that did BOTH paperbacks and eBooks, i.e., Kindle.

But, in this instance KDP appears to be competing head-on with CS and even telling me to move my paperbacks from CS to KDP.

Does not make sense.

I went to CS to see if I can find a statement. I couldn’t. So I have e-mailed them.

I will keep you posted. Very confusing.

I had noticed that CS since September had been acting jittery. This may have been the cause.


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“Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” — Now Available In Print Form & As 99 Cent eBook.

by Anura Guruge


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I will repeat what I said on November 12, 2016 when the eBook version was published.

Mark Twain is erroneously credited as having once written: “Sorry this letter is so long. If I had more time I would have made it shorter”.

Well that was the sentiment behind this book. As I was finishing my first “Brain Meditation” book, in September 2016, I KNEW that I had made it too long and too detailed. I knew I had to do a “Quick Guide”.

So I did. Took me 2-weeks longer than I expected. But, now it is done. 

Goal was to keep it pithy — as much as I could.

So I used lots of ‘bullet points’ and short paragraphs.

Amazon offers a FREE ‘Look Inside’. Take a look.

This was my 26th published book.


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Amazon Prime’s “Doctor Thorne” Is Still More Trollope Than Fellowes “Downton”.

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“Doctor Thorne”, published in 1858, is the 3rd book in this 6-novel collection, the “Chronicles of Barsetshire”. Click to access Amazon listing.


To say that this is BY Julian Fellowes, of “Downton Abbey” fame, is to indulge in some poetic license. As Julian, to his credit, explains prior to the start of Episode 1, “Doctor Thorne” is a book by much-regarded British Victorian-era writer Anthony Trollope [1815 – 1882]. Julian took Trollope’s masterpiece (and all of Trollope’s work is considered as such) and made it into a screenplay. And, of course, Julian, a master himself, did a masterful job. However, even Julian, with all of his magic, cannot take the Trollope out of “Doctor Thorne” — and that is both good and bad.

Prolific Anthony Trollope, who had a day job working for the British postal service, was a Victorian writer — and “Doctor Thorne”, published in 1858, starts off, set in 1830s. Basically that is 90 to a 100 years PRIOR to “Downton Abbey”. Furthermore, Victorian writers, by nature, were DARK and often prone to be lugubrious. And that comes across even with Julian’s deft touch.

Having watched, with great sadness, the very last episode of “Mr. Selfridge” last night, we tried out Episode 1 of “Doctor Thorne”, on Amazon Prime Video (which we subscribe to), as a possible diversion. It wasn’t bad. I had to pause it, often, to explain to the kids what was happening. That was never necessary with “Downton” — and that is a key difference. Trollope tends to be subtle.

I am sure that we will watch all of “Doctor Thorne” and get to love it. I already ordered — in print and in Kindle — everything written by Trollope. This will be my excuse to read Trollope! SMILE. That alone is good. I can’t be a Philistine when it comes to Victorian novels (bar some exceptions, like “Jane Eyre“) all my life.

So just a heads up. Not Julian Fellowes BUT Anthony Trollope.

Got that?


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“Orgasms 101” Blog To Go With The “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Book.

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That there would be a blog to go with the “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” book was a given. Deanna asked me about it as soon as she heard about the book, and I didn’t tell her about the book until I had written it. She went: “So where is the blog?”

Actually this is the 2nd blog!

I worked diligently, doing a minimum of 2 posts a day, for 30 days, during the month it took to have the book proofed. I ended up with 67 posts and over 2,500 hits. But, I did NOT, in the end, like that blog. Why? It was NOT a WordPress blog. I had, foolishly, thought that I should give another ‘platform’ a try. Wrong and bad move. Made me realize how much I love WordPress and how dependent I am on WordPress. So, rather uncharacteristically, I decided to let that blog atrophy and start a NEW WordPress blog. I started on orgasms101.net on May 4, 2015 — but I couldn’t devote much time to it because I was working on the paperback edition of the book and had some interruptions, such as when we went to Philadelphia to pickup the Jaguar XJ8.

Well, I am giving it as much time as I can. I have started work on my next book, about Pope Francis’ historic September 2015 visit to the U.S.

So I have to carefully divide up my time between this blog, the pope book and the orgasms blog.

Yes, it is rather cool, to be able to transition, within minutes from working on a pope book to blogging about orgasms. SMILE. Yes, I am blessed.

Once I really get going I plan to blog on orgasms daily.

It will be, I hope, a fun, informative, educational and entertaining blog that will cover anything and all things to do with human orgasms.

Please bookmark this ‘orgsms 101’ blog and visit it, at least ONCE, daily.
Trust me it will be good for YOU.

So far I have only managed to do 39 posts. Here they are in reverse chronological order. ENJOY.


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40. ‘Orgasmic Meditation’ — Not Like Any Other Meditation I Have Ever Encountered.
39. “Miracle Orgasms in a Can” — At Amazon For $5.82, And It Includes 6 Orgasms.
38. What Has Happened To The 2015 Masturbate-a-thons?
37. Orgasms And Sneezing — The Connection.
36. The Length Of A Male Orgasm — Bustle Delves In As Does ‘Orgasm 101 Book’.
35. 12 Reasons Females Fake Orgasms — Per ‘Bustle’.
34. 13 Different Types Of Female Orgasms?
33. Vibrating Female Condom Boasts 100% Orgasm Success Rate.
32. Naughty, Very British, Orgasm In Public Prank (YouTube Video).
31. 10 Men Explain What A Male Orgasm Really Feels Like.
30. 5 Commonest Reasons Why Women Are NOT Having The Orgasms They Want.
29. Dr. Nerdlove Tackles “My Girlfriend Can’t Have An Orgasm”.
28. “How I Learned To Orgasm” Story, Involving Pool Noodle, On Yahoo Health.
27. American Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Tells ‘Cosmo’ That She Demands An Orgasm Each & Every Time.
26. Clinical Anatomy Of The G-spot — Latest Scientific Findings.
25. “Truth about orgasm EXPLAINED!” — From The ‘Times of India’.
24. Sex Toy Vending Machines For Bars & Clubs — Debuts In Philadelphia.
23. “The Gift of Pleasure” — Website & Twitter Channel Devoted To Deserved Pleasure & Sexual Fulfillment.
22. Sex At 7 am In The Morning, Thanks To A Surge In Hormones, Facilitates Orgasms.
21. 4 Sex Toys From ‘Babeland’ That Will Make Orgasms Better — YouTube Video.
20. British Movie ‘Hysteria’ (2011), Re. Invention Of The Electric Vibrator, Is By And Large Factual.
19. “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Now Available As A Paperback From Amazon (Worldwide).
18. “Je T’aime, …Moi Non Plus” By Serge Gainsbourg, ‘The Climax’ Song From The 1980s — Most Orgasmic Hit Song Ever?
17. New Research Claiming That The Female Libido Fizzles At 41 Hard To Stomach.
16. ‘Polegasm’ — An Orgasm Induced By Using A Pole Or Rope.
15. Daily Orgasms Markedly Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer — Official.
14. ‘Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia’ Book Dedicated To The “Orchid Project” For Their Efforts To Help Women.
13. The 2015 LELO Global Sex Survey, A Major Source Of Data On Orgasms, Now Under Way.
12. ‘Dame Products’ — An All Female Take At The Orgasmic Needs Of Couples.
11. Women Who Can Be Allergic To Semen.
10. Sex, 15 Times A Day — So Says Egyptian ‘Superman’ With 3 Wives.
9. The Female Orgasm Explained By Men — Using Pictures, A YouTube Video.
8. Huffington Posts Advocates Benefits Of Morning Orgasms For Women.
7. 
Force Factor Test X180 IGNITE, Testosterone Booster, At GNC.
6. Tefina, A Testosterone Nasal Gel, By Trimel, To Facilitate Female Orgasms — Phase II Study Results.
5. Funny People Have More Orgasms” — Huffington Post Headline.
4. “3 Years Since An Orgasm” — Advice To Distraught Female By Pamela Stephenson Connolly In The U.K. “The Guardian”.
3. Hedy Lamarr Orgasmic Scene In 1933 ‘Ecstasy’ — The First In A Non-Pornographic Movie.
2. How Do Men Fake An Orgasm?
1. “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Book by Anura Guruge — An Adjunct To & Inspiration For This Blog.


“Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” — Now Also Available As A Paperback From Amazon (Worldwide).

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While I appreciate that eBooks are what counts these days, I still do not feel right or complete about a book UNTIL I have it in paperback. It is always a great relief to have the paperback done.

Typically given that the formatting is more involved I normally first do the paperback version and then convert it to Kindle eBook format. With the orgasm book I did it the other way around. First did the Kindle edition and then formatted it for print. Fair amount of work and you also have to do an index — which you don’t need with an eBook since every word is electronically searchable. I made sure that the orgasm Kindle edition was published before we went to Canyon de Chelly. I did NOT want that hanging over my head while we were in Arizona. However, I knew, that I still had the paperback to do. During the 1,300 miles of driving I did in AZ I did some of the formatting in my head! Visualization. I do that with as many things as I can. YOU should try it. The visualization helps me do things quicker because I already have the mental picture of what needs to be done.

I submitted the files to CreateSpace on Memorial Day before we set off on the Mount Major hike. I didn’t tell Deanna or the kids that I had done so. I just wanted THAT off my sholders too. Just told them I had some stuff to finish on the book before we could go. They understand. They know my need to work on my books on a daily basis.

The book was ready, WITHOUT a hitch, this morning. It on Amazon within 30 minutes of me approving the proof! Wow.

Amazon is GOOD to me.

That this book came in at 192 pages — exactly the same as my ‘Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia‘ blew me away.

Never even TRIED to keep the lengths close — though I was HOPING that the ‘Orgasms 101‘ would come in under 200.

The payout of the two books are very different, with the ‘Orgasms 101‘, unlike any of the other four ‘101 books‘, split into 3 Parts — Part A: The Highlights, Part B: The Details & Part C: The References. Plus, as I said earlier, I did the Kindle version first and the page sizes are very different. That they both are 192 pages amused me and actually made my life a TAD easier. Exactly the same cover size!

Anyway, I am happy. After I have my brunch, and watch a few overs of the Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe 2nd T20, I will start working on my NEXT book. This one is not on orgasms. The next orgasm book will have to wait until next year. Back to popes again — to the amusement of Deanna. Well Francis is coming the U.S. and UNLESS I cover it it won’t seem real!


Sandwich Fair, N.H. 2014 — Pictures Of The Parade On Sunday, October 12.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Going to the Sandwich Fair (N.H.) is never an option. We always GO. The only variable, based on a bunch of criteria, weather always among them, is whether we go on Saturday, Sunday or Monday (going on Friday night just for the rides never a consideration). Shows, next to weather (and Teischan’s ballet), tend to play a big role. This year we picked Sunday because we wanted to see Roderick Russell. Our ‘buddies’, the ever delightful ‘Annie & The Orphans‘ were playing, twice, maybe thrice, on Monday BUT Roderick prevailed because we had already seen (and pressed the flesh with) Annie and the boys TWICE already this Summer. A bonus on going on Sunday is THE PARADE. It is always fun though this year I was saddened that my friend Ray Burton would no longer be there. I think it was the first parade, in decades, without Ray. Well I remembered Ray. WE hope to be in the parade next year. IF we make it I might take along a picture of Ray so that he again can be in the Parade.

So here are some picture … and then, per my new wont, a 95 image photo montage, as a video, on YouTube. You know the drill.


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He wanted me to take his picture. I managed to click it. He was happy. I DO NOT have a clue as to who he is. IF you recognize him, or her, tell him, or her, that they are online. Cracked me up how happy he was that I snapped his picture — hence the thumbs up.



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Roderick Russell’s Mesmerizing Hypnosis Show At Sandwich Fair, N.H. On Sunday, October 12, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Our whole trip to the Sandwich Fair this year (a fair that we go to every year without fail) was all planned around the Roderick Russell show on Sunday. We saw him doing his astounding sword swallowing act two years ago at Sandwich and have been great fans of his ever since — that he had me on stage may have played a part. His show was scheduled to start at 11:20 and we got there just after 11.

We are glad we made a point of going to it. It was quite the show. World class entertainment. As I mentioned in yesterday’s post I am not a stranger to hypnosis though I have steadfastly refused to be hypnotized — for exactly the very same reasons that I never did drugs (though I hung around with some very heavy users). Ever since I was quite young I have kind of known that I like how my brain is and I don’t want anything messing with it (though some will argue that I should quit the wine if I am that concerned). 

I wasn’t sure what to expect with Roderick. We know he is a mentalist too and I knew he would somehow meld the two together. To be honest I was worried for him. Wasn’t sure how a hypnosis show would go down at Sandwich — on a Sunday morning. Sword swallowing is one thing, hypnosis a very different ball game. I need not have worried. Roderick Russell excelled. He exceeded all of my expectations for the entertainment quotient. He is GOOD. Very good and he knows it — which is good.

He had the near packed crowd totally mesmerized and entertained. They will be having him back again. Of that there is no doubt or debate. He sure delivered on what he must have promised. He entertained.

Yes, Deanna volunteered. She has had some experience with hypnosis (though without much luck). She wasn’t, however, on stage for long. She is not a good hypnosis candidate.

So there is one key issue that has to be asked given that I am a professional cynic — and Deanna too has questions today. No doubt, no question this was CLASS entertainment. Better than any comedy act — ever. But was it real?

Only Roderick Russell can really answer that.

That said, IF you want to be entertained, go see Roderick Russell. This is his magical Website.


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I shot 135 images during the show! Some didn’t come off as well as I would have liked. The stage was backlit by some strong sunshine during the entire show. As is my recent wont I put all these images into YouTube and created 6:42 minute photo montage set to music. The images are in chronological order. So they are as I shot them during the 1 hour show. You should be able to get a feel for what was happening. As ever I got some local color too. The chef is no other than Common Man owner Alex Ray. Don’t pay much heed to the older gentleman taking a nap. Maybe Roderick had hypnotized him at a distance.

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Sandwich Fair, N.H. Columbus Weekend 2014 — 10 PicTures That Captures The Spirit.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Of course we went. We never miss. We went on Sunday, October 12, 2014 — mainly because we wanted to see Roderick Russell in action. And we are sure glad we did. Roderick Russell’s hypnosis show put ‘astounding’ to shame! I am no stranger to hypnosis. Growing up, in Ceylon, I had a hypnotist as a next door neighbor. Roderick, who we had met two years ago at Sandwich, did a WORLD CLASS show. Wow! I am going to do a whole post on it. I took about 120 pictures. It was that good and better. He is an unique talent. A very nice young man too.

It was a gorgeous day. Could not have been any better for this time of the year. Perfect. Goldilocks Day. Just right. Not too crowded, not deserted. Not too cold, not too hot (though I had to shed one layer of clothing). All was good.

Sandwich Fair always delivers. This was grand. We are happy. Thank YOU Sandwich.

I appear to have taken upwards of 550 pictures — not counting some I deleted on the spot. So it will take me some time to get them into forms that I can share.

But for now I just wanted to share these 10 pictures from today with you. OK?


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The soul and voice of Sandwich Fair, the evergreen, MR. NICE GUY, Mr. Talent, the one-and-only Art Harriman, an amazing entertainer.

The mesmerizing, very dashing, superbly talented, very personable Roderick Russell picking candidates for his breathtakingly good, and very, very funny, hypnosis show.

Not sure who she is BUT she seems to be having a ball. I have been told that her name is ‘Teischan’.


Sandwich Fair, New Hampshire 2014 — Columbus Weekend, October 11th to 13th.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Sandwich Fair 2012.

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We as a family have yet to miss a single Sandwich Fair. As it happens Deanna and I used to go to the Fair, without fail, even before we met in 2002 — though we never saw each other, even when I used to be there for nearly the day selling raffle tickets, for a Harley, for Laconia Rotary Club. Not sure which day we will make it — though we know it won’t be Friday night when they have just the midway open for cheap rides. It is a 4-day long weekend for us, so there is plenty of scope. The Fair always falls close to Devanee’s birthday, on the 10th, and in past year’s we have even ‘done’ her birthday at the Fair.

OK. We will see YOU at the Fair — on one of those day. Enjoy. 


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