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Ebook Cover-Image Survey for Google Play/Kobo/Nook

I formerly focused on ebook publishing only for Kindle. When I changed to a better tool for authoring books, publishing for Google Play, Kobo, and Nook became much easier.

But, here’s something curious that I noticed recently:

  • A Kindle ebook by default includes the cover image at the front of the ebook.
  • Google Play, Kobo, and Nook ebooks by default do not include the cover image.

So, I have a question for you, if you buy Google Play, Kobo, or Nook ebooks.


Kirk Mahoney
Author, SpryFeet.com

Ebook Cover-Image Survey

Gratitude for Parks

Do you love parks? I do. Even better, I’m fortunate to live in a city with a fantastic one: Memorial Park, in Houston, Texas.

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Marathon Willpower Paperback Giveaway

Marathon Willpower Paperback Giveaway is underway!

Woo-hoo! I am celebrating the launch of my latest book, Marathon Willpower, by giving away the paperback to five lucky entrants!

To enter:

  1. Submit your email address after choosing “Kirk Mahoney” in the dropdown menu.
  2. Use the social-media buttons or email to share your giveaway “lucky URL” with others.
  3. Click the link in the “Confirm your entry” email message from SpryFeet.com Giveaways.

You must click on the confirmation link in the “Confirm your entry” email message to enter the giveaway. You cannot win, if you do not click the confirmation link or if you opt out before the giveaway ends. This ensures that nobody is using your email address to enter without your permission.

You earn THREE more giveaway entries whenever someone else enters with your lucky URL.

There is no catch. You enter the giveaway, and I email you the winners list when it ends. If you win and give me your postal address, then I’ll mail you the prize. That’s it.

Good luck!

Giveaway Start: 9 AM CDT on April 6, 2015
Giveaway End: 12 AM CDT on April 20, 2015

Enter the Giveaway!

This giveaway is for residents
of the USA and Canada only,
due to postal limitations.

Pursuing Negative-Split Marathons Can Make You Unhappy

StopwatchPursuing negative-split marathons can make you unhappy, and I want you to be happier with your running or walking.

The concept of a negative split comes from the track world, where a “split” refers to the time required to complete a segment of an entire race or workout — for example, to complete a 400-meter lap of a 1,600-meter race. A negative split means that a subsequent segment is shorter than (faster than) a previous segment. For example, an 800-meter runner who ran the first 400 meters in 59 seconds and ran the second 400 meters in 58 seconds has run a negative-split race.

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Happy Groundhog Day! Will My Next Book Appear Soon?

Groundhog DayHappy Groundhog Day!

Will my next book appear soon?

You can help to make it so, by beta-reading an advance copy.

Thanks to those who voted in a quick poll, I have the cover graphic selected. (Thank you!)

Thanks to my editor, I have typos corrected and a major overhaul of the structure underway.

I’m now writing the second draft of this book for marathoners and other endurance runners and walkers.

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