Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Halloween special

I have been transforming some of the photo stories on my web site into ebooks, which are available for free on the same web site (dolls.fennotrans.fi). You can read the books with a reader compatible with .mobi files, such as the Kindle app. (To download it for free, go to the Kindle app download page.)

In addition to the Mad Hatter story, there are six free ebooks collecting the 6th Scale Stories for offline reading.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

The Feline Clause is available now

The book is out for Kindle now and will be free for the first five days. starting from October 13th, 12 AM PDT. Just click the picture to go to the Amazon Kindle Store to download it. And if you don't have a Kindle device, the Kindle app is free and lets you read any Kindle books. You can download it from the Kindle app download page.

There will be a special offer on the doll shoe book (both English and Finnish versions) in amazon.com, running for the same time as the offer above. (For amazon.co.uk buyers only the English version will be on offer.)

If you're here too late for the launch offer, the Look Inside option on the store page will let you read the entire first chapter and a bit of the second one, so you can check, if the story interests you. If it does, you can always try Kindle Unlimited for free for a month. The Feline Clause will be in KDP Select for the first 90 days and will also be available in Kindle Unlimited for that same time. Click the link below to check the offer.

Kindle Unlimited Membership Plans

Monday, September 16, 2019


This blog may have been neglected for a long time, but I'm still here, just not keeping up with a lot of things. Health issues have forced me to think carefully how I use the energy I have. Of course work comes first, and after that, there isn't huge amounts of energy left, so the blogs and my YouTube channel have been dormant for years.

Currently, I'm mostly active in Instagram (@dollphotostories), but I have also been writing a book that is connected to the "6th Scale Story" photo stories on my web site (dolls.fennotrans.fi). It will be a standalone story available as a short novel in the Amazon Kindle Store in October 2019. To keep up on the progress of the book and to get info on offers (I plan to make it free for the first few days after publication), follow me in Instagram.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Finnish book is now available

Suomenkielinen kirja Nukenkenkien tekemisen tekniikoita on nyt saatavissa Amazonista. Linkki vie Amazon.comiin, mutta muiltakin Amazonin sivustoilta kirja löytyy ASIN-numerolla B00Y2MDBOO (ja tietysti kirjan ja tekijän nimellä). Kirjan hinta Suomeen on sama kuin englanninkieliselläkin eli 12,39 dollaria (9,99 USD + ALV).

Saat Kindle Reading App -sovelluksen ilman lisämaksua täältä: Amazon.com - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices. Sen avulla kirjoja voi lukea tietokoneella, taulutietokoneella, älypuhelimella yms.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Finnish book update

Kenkäkirjan kääntäminen on vielä kesken. Tällä hetkellä käännettynä on noin 80 %, joten suomenkielinen on kyllä tulossa aikanaan. Sillä välin saatavana on suomeksi myöhemmin kirjoittamani pieni kirja Lautanauhoja pienoiskoossa: Vasta-alkajan opas. Linkki vie Amazon.comiin, koska Suomeen tilattavat Kindle-kirjat on ostettava sieltä, mutta kirja löytyy muiltakin Amazonin sivustoilta ASIN-numerolla B00X2SUC3W. Kirjan hinta Suomeen on 1,23 dollaria (0,99 USD + ALV).

Saat Kindle Reading App -sovelluksen ilman lisämaksua täältä: Amazon.com - Read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices. Sen avulla kirjoja voi lukea tietokoneella, taulutietokoneella, älypuhelimella yms.

Lautanauhoja pienoiskoossa -kirjassa on ohjeet kansikuvassa näytettyjen kaltaisten lautanauhojen tekemiseen. Mitään aiempaa kokemusta aiheesta ei tarvita. Välineet ja tarvikkeet luultavasti löytyvät kotoa valmiiksi tai jos ei, niin ne saa halvalla.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Card Weaving in Miniature

As soon as I got the first book finished, I went to work on another one. I would have liked to include more card weaving info in the doll shoe book, but it would have been a too long section, so I left it out. Now I wrote a short book just about making miniature card-woven bands.

The book is called Card Weaving in Miniature. It's a book for anybody who doesn't know anything about card weaving, but wants to make some bands for miniature projects.

Here are the links to the book on other Amazon sites:

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.es: http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.it: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.com.br: http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.in: http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00X13QWZ0
Amazon.com.au: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00X13QWZ0

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The book is now available

It is a surprise to myself that I actually managed to finish the book and it is now available for Kindle devices and readers on the Amazon web sites. It's called: Techniques for Making Doll Shoes. The link takes you to the Amazon.com web site. The links to the book on the other Amazon web sites are as follows:

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.de: http://www.amazon.de/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.fr: http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.es: http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.it: http://www.amazon.it/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.co.jp: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.com.br: http://www.amazon.com.br/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.in: http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00UVHDRTI
Amazon.com.au: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00UVHDRTI

For some reason, the listings do not show a cover photo, although there is one. I hope it is just an update problem and the cover will be shown later. This is what it looks like:

The book has 309 pictures (photos and a few drawings) and almost 42,000 words. It is a reference book, describing techniques for making various parts of doll shoes and combining them. You can find much of the information in this blog, but the book has everything organized in a (hopefully) logical order. It also has lots of new photos, which look a lot less cluttered than what I normally have in the blog posts.

Edit: If you want to check the book's table of contents, you can get it in PDF format by clicking here.

Note to Finnish readers:
Suomenkielinen versio on työn alla ja toivon mukaan ilmestyy jossain vaiheessa, mutta käännettävää on paljon, joten mitään tarkkaa aikaa on mahdotonta luvata. Jos ja kun se valmistuu, se tulee todennäköisesti saataville myös Amazonin kautta, koska kotimaiset e-kirjojen verkkokaupat ovat tehneet julkaisusta todella monimutkaista (ainakin ne, jotka olen tarkistanut).