DARK HORSES … The Short Story That Started It All!

Released today on https://www.smashwords.com … the creative short fiction, DARK HORSES, that started it all.

What is your vision of freedom … of love?

September 30, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Speaker. Author. Poet. Playwright. Director. Publisher.

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because  every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. www.therespectprinciple.com

NEWSFLASH! EBooks now available at https://www.smashwords.com and other favorite EBook retailers. New release DARK HORSES …The Short Story. Plus, Business Manager search is on!

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

SAVE 50% until TODAY, September 30th on both Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle and Dark Horses … A Cautionary Tale.

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What the Vatican and Pope Francis Had to Say About “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle”

Vatican Letter August 2015Pope Francesco August 2015Pope Francesco Back of Photo August 2015

As one of the 100 recipients of the Limited First Edition of “Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle” mailed out late July 2015, I am grateful he was one of the few well-known and influential people, whose office has responded so far with best wishes. The other was W. Brett Wilson, The Prairie Merchant and former “Dragons’ Den” Dragon.

Thank you both for taking the time, via your staff, to acknowledge the gift of the book … that is my work to help make the world a better place … whatever religion, social and economic status.

September 27, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative. Author. Publisher.

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because  every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. www.therespectprinciple.com

NEWSFLASH! EBooks now available at https://www.smashwords.com and other favorite EBook retailers. Plus Business Manager search is on!

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

SAVE 50% until September 30th on both Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle and Dark Horses … A Cautionary Tale!

Earn 11% of book sales by becoming a Smashwords Affiliate Marketer!

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“Doing the same thing over and over again …”

Albert Einstein, “Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity.”

This quote is the introduction from the core book, Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle, now available in EBook form on https://www.smashwords.com with a 50% savings until September 30th, 2015. Promo code is JK24D.

Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principlebridging the gap between science and spirituality.

September 26, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative.

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because  every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE.

NEWSFLASH! EBooks now available at https://www.smashwords.com and other favorite EBook retailers.

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

SAVE 50% until September 30th on both Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle and Dark Horses … A Cautionary Tale!

Earn 11% of book sales by becoming a Smashwords Affiliate Marketer!

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“Smashwords” CEO Laments … and “The Respect Specialist” Cautions

Word came out yesterday afternoon that Oyster is “sunsetting” their business, a polite euphemism for “closing.”

I received an update from our friends at Oyster this morning.  Here’s the scoop:  Oyster has been acquired by Google.  The Oyster service will continue to operate as normal until sometime in early 2016, at which point it will shut down and cease to exist.

Between now and the ultimate closing (exact date TBD), Smashwords will continue to deliver new books and updates to Oyster, and Oyster will continue their great work generating readers and income for our authors.

What does this mean for Smashwords authors and publishers?  Obviously, it’s a sad day when a promising sales outlet such as Oyster exits the market.  Although Oyster and Scribd are among our smaller retailers, they were our fastest growing sales outlets in 2014.  In recent months, their combined sales have been approximately equivalent to what we sell in the Smashwords store each month.  So while we’re sad to see Oyster’s sales go away, in the short run it’s a bump in the road because the lion’s share of sales are coming from larger retailers.

Mark Coker, Smashwords Founder and CEO. Source Smashwords Blog, September 22, 2015

My response to the full blog article …

When companies grow so large and focus solely on profit and power, taking out the opposition, in modern times with buyouts and takeovers, in historical times with oppression and violence, the truth is the truth … profit without social awareness and responsibility continues to reflect the dominant “Disrespectful Philosophy” that some are more valuable than others, and, as a result, justify to themselves that just because they can take, they should. In contrast, higher “Respect Level” thinking recognizes the value of diversity. Diversity in work environments … because not everyone likes or does well in monster organizations. And as monster organizations continue to downsize because of information technology, small businesses counter both the low “Respect Level” challenges by providing alternative work environments, especially for the MBTI “I” personality types who thrive in smaller environments, plus help offset the employment challenges created by big organization downsizing. And because consumers are so focused primarily on their getting the best deal the monster organizations offer, they are significant contributors to the downfall of not just small businesses, but also to the impact of their short-term, individual practices have on their society and global culture. Based on “Connecting the Dots … with the Respect Principle” global initiative and core book by “The Respect Specialist,” Kaitlin A. Trepanier

September 23, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative.

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because  every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. www.therespectprinciple.com

NEWSFLASH! EBooks now available at https://www.smashwords.com and other favorite EBook retailers.

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

SAVE 50% until September 30th on both Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle and Dark Horses … A Cautionary Tale!

Earn 11% of book sales by becoming a Smashwords Affiliate Marketer!

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Affiliate Sales … Earn 11% by Selling My … and Other People’s EBooks!

Smashwords’ “Affiliate Program” provides you with the opportunity to receive 11% of my and other people’s books you sell!!

Here’s how Smashwords sums it up …

What’s an Affiliate Program?
In a nutshell, an affiliate program motivates third party marketers (fellow authors, bloggers, online communities, specialty online bookstores, professional affiliate marketers) to promote your Smashwords books. If they drive a buyer to your book, they earn an 11% fee. If you want to read a more detailed explanation of how *other* affiliate programs work, read this overview at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affiliate_marketing

https://www.smashwords.com  Sign up for a free membership and check out the full details on becoming an “Affiliate Marketer” and discover the wealth of opportunities to earn $$$ on books you love to read and share!

Pssst … you also get to sample a percentage of most books before committing to buying or recommending!

September 19, 2015

Kaitlin A. Trepanier … The Respect Specialist. Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative.

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because  every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected. Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. www.therespectprinciple.com

NEWSFLASH! EBooks now available at https://www.smashwords.com and other favorite EBook retailers.

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

SAVE 50% until September 30th on both Connecting the Dots … with The Respect Principle and Dark Horses … A Cautionary Tale!

Earn 11% of book sales by becoming a Smashwords Affiliate Marketer!

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“Dark horses are not born. They are created. Determined to break free …”

Dark horses are not born. They are created. Determined to break free of the pens people want to cage her with, Ariel, as a wild horse does in captivity, does more harm to herself trying to break free. But when love, the unconditional kind, arrives in her life, she does recognize something new, but her patterns are deeply entrenched and she pushes the one thing away that could free her.

The novel, DARK HORSES … A Cautionary Tale now available on https://www.smashwords.com and your favorite ebook retailers.

SAVE 30% off until September 30th with the coupon code JC25R

DARK-HORSES

September 8, 2015

Raising the standard of living, quality of life, freeing potential, and generating peace with education, entertainment, and inspiration … because every child, every person, should know, by their own experience, they are valued … respected . Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE. http://www.therespectprinciple.com

by Kaitlin A. Trepanier Humanitarian. Social Entrepreneur. Creative.

NEWSFLASH! New Release, DARK HORSES … A Cautionary Tale, joins the Little Jack series on https://www.smashwords.com and on your other favorite EBook retailers … Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, etc. Also available for libraries!

FUTURE RELEASE NEWSFLASH! Next arrival on smashwords.com, the EBook version of Connecting the Dots … with The RESPECT PRINCIPLE, its complementary school and play, Charles’ Choice, and RESPECT … The Way Back into Love.

WATCH for coupon specials also. FIRST SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER … 30% OFF DARK HORSES … A CAUTIONARY TALE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2015! PROMO CODE JC25R

Kaitlin’s Smashwords interview https://www.smashwords.com/interview/KaitlinTR

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