In our roundup of new ebook releases and bargains for the week, we look at “You’ve Got 8 Seconds,” a guidebook to our age of distraction, as well as a short guide to mindfulness, women’s fiction, a police procedural, and fantasy novel — plus the indie film of the week.
This week’s top curated picks:
Indie ebook bargain of the week
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$1.99 on Kindle ($14.59 paperback)
You’ve Got 8 Seconds: Information Secrets for a Distracted World
By Paul Hellman
Publisher: AMACOM (Amazon imprint)
#1 Bestseller in Business Writing Skills
Nonfiction: The average attention span has dropped to 8 seconds. To get heard, says this high-stakes communications expert, you need to focus your message, be slightly different and deliver with finesse.
Top ebook deals of the week
Women’s fiction: Four strangers’ lives are forever changed when they respond to an ad for a designer shoe company. Will happiness continue to elude a harried young mother, a heartbroken flight attendant, a beautiful ex-model and a recent widow?
Nonfiction: If you find that your life is becoming increasingly difficult day-by-day or that it’s hard to find the inspiration to keep moving forward, check out this short book’s tips to help guide you down the road of self-transformation.
Fantasy: Nine strangers are drawn to an old mansion by a child’s cryptic whispers. There they meet a strange figure whose disturbing plans for the group slowly come to light.
Police procedural: When a naked corpse surfaces in the English Channel, two police detectives uncover a baffling mystery involving ancient treasure.
Indie film watch
Young indie director Zach Clark, who gave us “White Reindeer,” follows up with a female-centered character study about a former goth girl, training in Brooklyn to be a nun, who travels to North Carolina to visit her brother, seriously injured in the Iraq War.
Available on Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes.