Operation PaperbackWith Memorial Day just around the corner, the folks at GalleyCat compiled a list of ways you can give a book or eBook to US soldiers serving abroad.

Troops don't get to bring much with them when they deploy; according to Army Sgt. Andre Corbin,  each soldier has only "1.5 cubic feet of space to pack personal items to last a year." So not much room for books.

That is where you come in! Organizations like Books for SoldiersOperation Paperback, and Books for Troops need your help sending books and eBooks to men and women serving overseas.

If you'd like to be involved in those efforts, check out more details HERE.

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Enlisting a book discovery service promoting cheap or free eBooks to a subscriber list – or helping you to boost your own social media efforts – is one way to promote your eBook and get readers, reviews, more social networking, and a kick-start to your book sales.

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The Twitter-sphere is full of awesome content, and growing every second! Sometimes it’s hard to keep up-- so here are 10 people we think are worth following on Twitter right now (in alphabetical order by Twitter handle):

1. @BookBaby

BookBaby (of course!) offers writing tips, news, & trends from the company that makes self-publishing easy.

2. @brainpicker

Maria Popova is a self-proclaimed ‘interestingness curator & semi-secret geek obsessed with combinatorial creativity.’

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Photo of Small Demons: StoryverseImagine if someone took all of the meaningful data from all your favorite books and put it in one place? Well, a new site called Small Demons has made that a reality. Small Demons collects and catalogs the music, movies, people and objects mentioned in books and makes those details searchable, creating a universe of book details, or as they call it, a storyverse.

Users may be inspired to listen to Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” while reading Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore or Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity. Or find themselves in the Covent Garden district of London just like in Stieg Lasrsson’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Hanif Kureishi’s The Buddha of Suburbia. Small Demons CEO Valla Vakili was so intrigued by the description of Marseilles in Jean-Claude Izzo’s Total Chaos that he replaced the Paris leg of his trip with Marseilles, an experience so inspiring that the concept of Small Demons was born.

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