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Writers' Cafe / Advice on going wide. . . leaving KDP Select
« on: Yesterday at 08:39:02 AM »
I am thinking about taking my series wide, my dilemma is that book 1 and book 3 Select end dates are in July, while book 2 will not end until September.

What do you think is best:
1.   Pulling 1 and 3 out in July and waiting for book 2
2.   Pull book 2 in September then waiting until October to pull book 1 and 3?

Thank you for your input.

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Writers' Cafe / Dart Frog Books
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:36:48 AM »
I took my paperbacks to my local bookstore yesterday and talked to the owner, she suggested I look at Dart Frog Books, I understand its part of Ingram.

From what I read on their website, https://dartfrogbooks.com/pages/submit , you can submit your self-published book and for a fee (89.00) they will review it and see if it is “book store ready”. If it is you pay an additional $386 for marketing and guaranteed ‘front faced’ placement in twenty independent bookstores for three months, along with some other marketing.

They have another part that looks like a vanity press to me and it is the $5,000.00 + range.

I was wondering if anyone out there is doing this and if so what was/is your experience with it?
Thanks

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Writers' Cafe / AMS- 0 Impressions
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:15:47 PM »
Hi all, I just launched a new book with a new pen name and I set an AMS add to start today. It shows that it is running but I have had zero impressions.
Does that sound odd to you or is it because of the campaign metrics 14 day lag time?
Any insight would be helpful.

Hope you all are have a great day!

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Writers' Cafe / Help! Formatting issue- Never Mind I got it ;)
« on: June 01, 2018, 04:33:41 PM »
Hi all!
I am trying to insert a PDF above my chapter headings in Kindle and they are showing up tinny at the top left of each chapter instead of centered an larger. Does anyone know how to do this?
I am uploading a Word document. I tried PDF but KDP advised against it.

Thanks!

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Writers' Cafe / Release Date . . . Do you have a preference?
« on: May 23, 2018, 10:47:17 AM »
I know most TP release books on a Tuesday, I am wondering what Indies are doing.
Do you have a day that you think works better than others?
(I'm trying to decide on one right now and thought I would see what everyone else is doing.)

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Writers' Cafe / Here is my blub, please rip it to peices
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:09:03 AM »
Good Morning all! I am getting ready to launch the first book in a Young Adult series and would love to hear what you think about my blurb:

In Twisted Pines we called it the sleeping death, doctors usually called it altitude induced cardiac arrest, but it doesn’t matter what it’s called. If you fall asleep within a twenty-mile radius of town without a dreamcatcher, chances are you’ll never wake up. I always sleep under a dreamcatcher, I even have one hanging from the rearview mirror of my Jeep.

I have no idea where it ended up the night I hit the moose, but for the first time I didn’t need it. Shawn Ericson showed up in my dream, saved me from the monster trying to kill me, and changed my life forever.
When Shawn said I wouldn’t remember him, I didn’t think it would matter that I always remembered my dreams. It was all just a dream, right? How was I supposed to know he was a Knight Flyer, a super-secret group whose mission was to save people from the soul-sucking monsters plaguing people’s dreams?

Between learning about the Knight Flyers, dealing with a dream stalker, and high-school drama, I’m not sure I’ll make it through the rest of the school year let alone high school.


Thanks  everyone for you help! This is my new version in 3rd person:

If you fall asleep within a twenty-mile radius of Twisted Pines without a dreamcatcher, chances are you’ll never wake up. The locals called it the sleeping death, doctors usually called it altitude induced cardiac arrest, but it doesn’t matter what it’s called, it’s still a one-way ticket to the afterlife.

Liz Lawson always slept under a dreamcatcher. She even had one hanging from the rearview mirror of her Jeep, just to be on the safe side. She had no idea where it ended up the night she hit the moose, but for the first time she didn’t need it. Shawn Ericson, a gorgeous stranger, saved Liz from the monster trying to kill her in her dream, and changed her life forever.

Shawn said Liz wouldn’t remember the dream, but Liz always remembered her dreams and she wasn’t worried because it was just a dream. When Liz finds out Shawn is a Knight Flyer, part of a super-secret group whose mission was to save people from the monsters plaguing their dreams, she is not only embarrassed but starts to wonder why no one else remembers Shawn in their dreams.

The last few months of her junior year of high school will be anything but boring as Liz battles the monsters in her dreams, learns she isn’t a typical sixteen-year-old, and deals with high school drama.

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Writers' Cafe / Need to make some changes (Blurb for review) Updated
« on: March 07, 2018, 11:40:04 AM »
What happened?

I have had pretty consistent sales for the past six months, then suddenly it is like the well dried up. I released the next book in my series at the end of January. I had solid sales and February was the best month I have ever had with KU and sell through, but it seemed to dry up at the end of the month.

I am asking for you guys to take a look at my blurb and tell me what you think.

Any feedback would be great (as I bite my nails). I feel like I need to do something different to get back in the game.

Thank you!  ;D
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"unlike any Vampire story you would expect. . . With a touch of violence and an enthralling story line. . . provocative and addicting"
All I wanted to do was enjoy my last summer of freedom before I had to become an adult, but when the vampires of San Sebastian found me, my life changed forever.
Trapped in a foreign city where I barely spoke the language I was forced to trust the monsters I thought only existed in books.
One would help me achieve greatness, while the other would enslave me in a bid to reach his own goals.

This is the first part in Katie's journey to reach her prophesized destiny as Asteria's Daughter.

A face paced, and sexy look at the undercover world of vampires.

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Here is my new blurb, what do you guys think?

Kate Hunter did not believe in vampires until they found her and changed her life forever.
Katie is in San Sebastian, Spain, ready to break up with her boyfriend when she starts to hear voices in her head. At first, she thinks it’s the alcohol, but when she hears them while sober she starts to wonder if she is going insane.
Vince, the muscle bound, ex-gladiator, vampire convinces her that she is not insane, but the daughter of their creator, the goddess Asteria, daughter of Cronos and Phoebe.
Miguel, the sexy, debonair, narcissistic, vampire king of San Sebastian, is drawn to Katie and does not know why. He does everything in his power to keep her in town, then lures her to his home to find out why he wants her more than anything else in the world.
Katie must choose who to trust: the vampire who gave her a place to stay and lavished her with gifts, or the one who speaks cryptically and lurks in the shadows. One vampire will help Katie take her place as “The One”, while the other will enslave her in order to reach his own goals.

"unlike any Vampire story you would expect. . . With a touch of violence and an enthralling story line. . . provocative and addicting" Amazon Review

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Writers' Cafe / Create Space to Amazon formating issues
« on: December 21, 2017, 01:02:13 PM »
I have begun the process of moving my paperback from Create Space to Amazon and I am wondering if anyone else is having the same issue I am.

I have two books currently being published by Create Space, they are no issues with my cover or interior through them. I try and move them over to Amazon and I am getting the following error: ‘The spine text is too large and must be at least 0.0625" from the cover sides’

Aren’t they the same company? If I continue this endeavor I am going to have to ask my cover designer to this and I hate to bother her.

Is anyone else having these issues? Are you moving to amazon for your paperback publishing since create space is closing?

Thanks!

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The Book Bazaar / Trained by Vampires: Asteria's Daughter Book 2
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:25:56 PM »
“If you like kill Bill and some sexy energy, vampires and Greek myths this is a must.”

After narrowly escaping Miguel and Lolita in Spain, Katie Hunter is determined to continue her quest to find out who she really is. She travels from Athens to Mykonos praying Vince will be able to catch up with her sooner rather than later. Her enemies have not stopped looking for her and without Vince, Katie does not know where she will be safe.

Not only will Katie find out what being ‘The One’ really means, but she will learn how to fight the monsters who are trying to kill her.

This is the second book in the Asteria’s Daughter Series.

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The Book Bazaar / Found by Vampires: Asteria's Daughter Book1
« on: September 17, 2017, 12:22:12 PM »

"unlike any Vampire story you would expect. . . With a touch of violence and an enthralling story line. . . provocative and addicting"

All I wanted to do was enjoy my last summer of freedom before I had to become an adult, but when the vampires of San Sebastian found me, my life changed forever. Trapped in a foreign city where I barely spoke the language I was forced to trust the monsters I thought only existed in books. One would help me achieve greatness, while the other would enslave me in a bid to reach his own goals.

This is the first part in Katie's journey to reach her prophesized destiny as Asteria's Daughter.

A face paced, and sexy look at the undercover world of vampires.

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Writers' Cafe / Do I use a new pen name?
« on: August 29, 2017, 07:18:48 AM »
I am sorry if this thread is already out there.
I currently have an Adult Paranormal Series published and I am getting ready to launch a YA Paranormal Series.
My question is should I use a new pen name for my new series?
I have seen some people say yes, some people say no.
While I am not really changing genre I am changing my audience. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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Hi all,
This is the first time I have posted on this site. I have two book published where I depended on some very good friends to do the editing for me. I am considering hiring an editor for my next book and wondered who you sent your book to first.
I have had inconsistent results using my very talented friends as editors. They catch a lot but not everything, I know it is nearly impossible
to catch everything but they have missed a lot.

So my question is this: Do you send your book to your editor first then your beta readers and see if they catch things the editor missed, or do you send it to your beta readers make their changes and then send it to your editor.
Thanks!

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