Weekly Book Buzz: Hot Deals and The Benefits of Reading

Weekly Book Buzz: Hot Deals and The Benefits of Reading

Dive into Our Wednesday 99 Cent Book Sale!

Calling all book lovers! We at WordFire Press are thrilled to announce this week’s titles that will make your midweek extraordinary. Welcome to our Wednesday 99 Cent Book Sale, where a curated selection of our finest books will be available for just 99 cents each. No matter your reading style, there’s something for everyone in this exclusive sale.

Why Wednesdays?

We know that Wednesdays can be a bit of a drag, stuck right in the middle of the week. What better way to bring a burst of excitement to your day than with an unbeatable book deal? Our 99 cent sale is designed to add a little joy to your Wednesday, offering you a chance to indulge in new stories and discover new authors without breaking the bank.

What’s on Offer?

We’ve carefully selected a diverse range of titles for this sale, ensuring there’s a gem waiting for every reader. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the books you can grab for just 99 cents:

Wings of Creation by Brenda Cooper 

Six friends work to stave off a war that will cross five planets. 

Together again after being separated for years, six heroes are banished from their Fremont…and they may have accidentally started a war in their home system. Their mentor, Marcus, stops them halfway home and tells them they must go to the planet Lopali, home of humans who have been genetically enhanced to fly. But although they can fly, they cannot reproduce, and they are held as pseudo-slaves by the people who created them. 

Marcus leads them into a last-ditch effort to stave off full-out war over the right for one being to own another. 

From the Endeavor Award Winning Author of The Silver Ship and the Sea 

The Poison Belt by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

Professor Challenger returns from the Lost World—to face a cosmic peril that may wipe out all life on Earth! 

Professor Challenger, the intrepid curmudgeon first introduced in The Lost World, discovers that the Earth is hurtling toward a belt of poisonous gas that may exterminate the human race. He sends an urgent summons to three companions, survivors from his astonishing dinosaur expedition in South America.  

And he gives them one alarming command—“Bring oxygen.” 

Locked together in a sealed room, breathing canisters of oxygen, Professor Challenger, Edward Malone, Lord John Roxton, and Professor Summerlee watch the outside world go mad.  

Earth careens into the poison belt. People collapse in their tracks, unmonitored machines run amok … and civilization dies before their eyes. 

And their oxygen is running out… 

From the creator of Sherlock Holmes, The Poison Belt is the second adventure featuring Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s greatest scientist hero. 

Memorymakers by Brian Herber and Marie Landis 

Memorymakers tells the story of an ancient race of beings called the Ch’Var, who live among humans. They look like humans, act like humans, talk like humans. Their appetites, though, are anything but human. First of two collaborations between Brian Herbert and his cousin Marie Landis. 

How to Access the Sale

Participating in our Wednesday 99 Cent Book Sale is easy:

Visit our website every Wednesday.

Browse the special sale section.

Add your chosen titles to your cart.

Complete your purchase and start reading!

Each week at 12:00 PM, we refresh our selection to include new and exciting titles, so there’s always something new to discover. Make sure to act fast and grab your favorites before they’re gone. 

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Spread the Word

Know a fellow bookworm who would love this deal? Share the news about our Wednesday 99 Cent Book Sale on social media using the hashtag #WordFirePress and tag us @WordFirePress. Let’s make Wednesdays the best day of the week together!

Happy reading, and see you every Wednesday!

The Transformative Power of Reading: Unveiling Its Benefits

In a fast-paced world dominated by screens and fleeting digital interactions, reading might seem like a quaint pastime. However, the act of immersing oneself in a book, article, or any written material holds timeless value that transcends mere entertainment. From enhancing cognitive abilities to fostering emotional well-being, the benefits of reading are both profound and far-reaching. Let’s delve into the myriad ways reading can enrich our lives.

1. Cognitive Stimulation and Mental Health

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Engaging with complex narratives and diverse genres keeps our brains active and engaged. Studies have shown that regular reading can slow the progress of cognitive decline and reduce the risk of conditions such as Alzheimer's and dementia. The mental stimulation provided by reading also improves concentration and sharpens analytical skills, making us more adept at problem-solving and critical thinking.

2. Vocabulary Expansion and Language Skills

Exposure to new words in context is one of the most effective ways to enhance vocabulary. Reading introduces us to a plethora of words and phrases that might not be part of our everyday conversation. This expanded vocabulary improves our communication skills, enabling us to express ourselves more clearly and effectively. Moreover, reading well-written content can also improve our writing skills, providing a template for structuring thoughts and ideas coherently.

3. Knowledge Acquisition

Books are a treasure trove of information. Whether it’s a historical novel, a scientific journal, or a self-help guide, reading broadens our horizons and deepens our understanding of the world. Each book or article read adds to our knowledge base, making us more informed and well-rounded individuals. This accumulation of knowledge not only enriches our personal lives but also makes us more interesting conversationalists and valuable contributors in professional settings.

4. Stress Reduction

In our hectic lives, finding an effective way to unwind is crucial. Reading provides an escape from the stresses of daily life. Engrossing oneself in a good book can transport us to different worlds, distracting us from immediate worries and reducing stress. According to a study by the University of Sussex, reading for just six minutes can reduce stress levels by up to 68%, more than listening to music, taking a walk, or having a cup of tea.

5. Emotional and Empathetic Growth

Reading fiction, in particular, allows us to step into the shoes of characters from diverse backgrounds and experiences. This exposure fosters empathy by helping us understand and relate to perspectives different from our own. It enhances our emotional intelligence, making us more attuned to the emotions and needs of others in real life. Understanding complex characters and their motivations can also lead to greater self-awareness and personal growth.

6. Improved Focus and Discipline

In a digital age marked by constant distractions, reading requires us to slow down and focus. It demands sustained attention, teaching us the art of concentration and patience. Regular readers often find it easier to maintain focus in other areas of their lives, whether it’s at work, in studies, or during conversations.

7. Entertainment and Enjoyment

Beyond the intellectual and emotional benefits, reading is simply enjoyable. Whether it's the thrill of a gripping mystery, the beauty of poetic prose, or the excitement of a new discovery, reading provides endless entertainment. Unlike passive forms of entertainment, such as watching television, reading engages the imagination, allowing us to actively participate in the creation of the story’s world.

8. Sleep Improvement

Incorporating reading into your nightly routine can improve sleep quality. Reading a book before bed helps signal to your brain that it’s time to wind down and relax. It’s a far better alternative to screens, which emit blue light that can interfere with sleep patterns.


The benefits of reading are multifaceted, impacting our cognitive, emotional, and social well-being. It’s a habit that enriches our minds, broadens our perspectives, and enhances our lives in countless ways. In a world where quick fixes and instant gratification are the norms, the enduring practice of reading offers a deeply rewarding and enriching experience. So, pick up a book, lose yourself in its pages, and discover the transformative power of reading.

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