Free Copies of my Audiobook

Hey everyone, it’s Mahmoud here. As some of you may know, I have released my first audiobook called Four Very Different Short Stories.

Four Very Different Short Stories audiobook cover art

You can get a free copy by entering a promo code that I can send you. Just ask for one in the comments section and I’ll email you your own copy. You do not even need to pay for an audible membership, as everyone gets a month free trial. if you want to pay for the audible membership, then here’s a URL that can help you do that:

https://www.audible.com/pd/B08BFBSWD5/?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-202084&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_202084_rh_us

I hope you can check out my book. Remember, all you have to do is ask for a promo code to get a free copy.

Three Five-star Reviews!

I got three five-star reviews on audible! This is for my new audiobook, Four Very Different Short Stories. I am so stoked. I feel really grateful for the positive response. Also, it has only been 13 days since my release and I’ve made several sales. Thank you all for your ongoing support, it means a lot.

My Audiobook has been Released!

My audiobook is approved and ready! Four Very Different Short Stories is available on Amazon, Apple and Audible. If you want a free copy, then please send me a message and I will send a code. PM me and all I ask in return is for you to leave a rating and review. À

I Got Published!

I got a publishing deal with Europe Books. It’s a great experience for me so far. I am very happy to get to this stage of my career. I do need to sell 200 copies of my book before they start full production. If you would kindly buy copies of my edited, designed and industry-standard book then you won’t be sorry. You’ll be helping someone grow in his field.

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Four Very Different Short Stories

Four stories in one book, this is what you are offered here! If you buy the book, you will get the stories Family Day, Mersa's Surge of Energy, the Archaeologist's Secret and Karen, the Misbehaved Girl. The books will be printed by Europe Books.

$10.00

Pros and Cons of Expanded Distribution

First of all, what is expanded distribution? It is a service provided by Amazon to a select group of paperback authors. If your paperback meets the eligibility criteria of trim size and paper type, then you can opt into the programme. What it does is make your book available to distributors, like Ingram, who send it to book stores, libraries and academic institutions. That sounds great, but what are the pros and cons?

The first pro is the wide distribution of your book. This gives you a bigger presence, online and in the physical world.

The second pro is boosted sales. With more people seeing your book, you should enjoy bigger sales’ numbers.

A con is that your percent cut of sales is diminished to 40%, as opposed to 60%. That is because distributors also need their cut.

Finally, the last con is the delay in reporting and royalty payments. This is due to the fact that it takes a lot of effort to track down sales all over the United States and the World.

So, there you have the pros and cons. I hope you enjoyed this piece.

Souhail and the Realm of Superbeings out now and available for free!

My new book, Souhail and the Realm of Superbeings, is out now. It is also on a free book promotion. The story is about a troubled young person that goes on quite the fantasy adventure. Please get a copy and even gift one if you can. It costs nothing. I hope you enjoy the book. Below is the cover and link

How To Be a Good Student

What does it take to be a good student? Below is a how-to guide that will help anyone struggling with school or uni.

Focus on Quality

If you’re writing an essay, make sure it is well-written and well-structured. Does it have a introduction, body and conclusion? Is the argument presented coherently or circuralry (circular argumentation is a big no-no).

Focus on Quantatity

Also focus on the quantity of your work. Do you abide by the word limit? Depending on the instructor, you may be allowed to go 10% above or below the limit. Don’t bet on that though, because other instructor might stress word count to help better your writing. I had one professor ask us to do a 1,000 word essay, which was harder to do than a 2,000 or 1,500 one as you have to write succinctly.

Aim for Perfect Attendance

Perfect attendance dies not just give you brownie points. That too, but it also allows you to gain valuable knowledge straight from the teacher/professor.

Go the Extra Mile

Don’t just focus on meeting minimum requirements. You should strive to go above and beyond. Academics differ on many points, but one point they all value is effort

Do Your Readings

A Professor once told us, the class, that you should do two hours of reading for every hour of an undergrad, history course. Another professor then asked the class to read an article, and in the following ckass she asked us to discuss it. Imagine how foolish those who did not read felt. I know, because I was one of them.

Study For Exams

Make sure you are prepared to take exams by studying effectively. This point needs no further explanation.

Work Hard on Assignments and Projects

This goes hand and hand with the go the extra mil point. Take good art, for example. The numbr-one quality of an artist is not skill or talent, but hard work. A painting, drawing or sculpture dies not make itself. It takes work

Implications of Inter-connectivity in the Time of Coronavirus

What is inter-connectivity, one might ask. What are its implications? Firstly, economic potential is enhanced with access to global markets. Secondly, cultural exchanges and military partnerships increase at a worldly level. Finally, and most recently, threats to humankind are possibly intensified with close contact of people across continents. Inter-connectivity has been tested in the age of Coronavirus, but it is still mostly positive, progressive and beneficial. 

Inter-connectivity refers to the increasing time-space compression as a result of globalization. More and more people are in contact with each other than ever before. Technology has also advanced to make distances seemingly smaller and more surmountable. These include, but are not limited to, the inventions of the car, steam engine and plane. In the traditional world, crossing over large pieces of land was very rare.

In fact, the radius of someone’s entire existence could be measured in thirty-to-fifty miles. Nowadays, people are travelling across large distances. In recent times, there was even the first non-stop flight from the United Kingdom to Australia! How times have progressed. What does this mean for people, though?

First of all, economic potential is enhanced. Large volumes of trade are more possible these days. Also, entrepreneurs have greater access to global financial markets. Finally, labour, capital and land had become more connected, with the forces of capitalism shifting from local constraints to global promises.

Secondly, culture is being exchanged at higher rates. One may find mosques, kebab shops and sheesha bars in downtown London while also finding pubs, fish and chips restaurants and McDonalds in Dubai. There are also instances of greater joint military programmes between allies around the world. Take the military partnership of the United States and South Korea, for example. Times have changed, mostly for the better it seems.

There is a downside, however. The problem with inter-connectivity is the close contact of people in relation to the spread of disease. This has been proven evident by the global pandemic dominating headlines, the Coronavirus pandemic. Although the threat is great, public education efforts can safeguard against negative effects of globalization. This has also been shown to be the case with measures, such as public lockdowns, helping healthcare professionals deal with this pandemic. 

In conclusion, while not all great, inter-connectivity is a force that is largely positive. The economic potential of a smaller world is immense. Culture is rapidly being exchanged; military partnerships are also being formed. The sad reality of disease spread is the exception, and not the rule. Inter-connectivity should be embraced, despite a setback resulting from COVID-19. 

Solving an equation with two variables

I propose a new way of solving an equation with two variablesi. Instead of simple trial and error, you can rearrange the equation and use principles of simultaneous equations in one equation. So, look at the following example.

15X= 2Y+ X

2Y= 14X

Y= 7X

15X= 14X + X

X=1

15=2Y+1

Y=7

Finally, if you have two variales and a number, there’s a neat way I discovered to solve the issue.