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Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« Last post by NapCat on Today at 01:53:25 AM »
Good Morning

Humid 90s expected in Central Florida....Wednesday was a long hot field day, hopefully I will stay in the office today to catch up on reports.

Have a great day all !!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Lowering the KNEP Cap from 3000 to 1000 Pages
« Last post by Usedtoposthere on Today at 01:47:59 AM »
You most definitely can. I have books in several at the moment which are perfectly legit. The books just can't be published individually as ebooks, unless they are all under the same publishing account, while the set is in KU.
I stand corrected. And I do not see that multi-author sets per se are any sort of threat, any more so than free book promos or any other legit promotional method. We all have to get visibility somehow.
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I'll just put this out there and then quietly leave.

There is a great Facebook Ad Mastery class on Udemy that I'm going thru right now. Tons of great information about how the ads work and how to make a winning one. Well worth the time to watch--it's a looong one with lots of videos. Udemy runs sales often, so I'd suggest waiting for a sale to get it. I picked it up at $11.99. A bargain!

If you need help figuring out FB ads, I'd highly recommend this.

Cheers!


Is it the one called 'Facebook Ads & Facebook Marketing Mastery Guide 2018' by Justin O'Brien? I've been meaning to learn more about this - both for my books and for the day job so I really appreciate the recommendation - thanks!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Retiring! Maybe. Probably. For now, at least.
« Last post by Rinelle Grey on Today at 01:25:06 AM »
I hope retirement is as relaxing as you hope it will be. Hope to still see you around sometimes, I always appreciate your posts.
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Looks like an interesting book as both my wife and I are in our sixties.



Best of luck with the sales!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Looking to Acquire Established Ebooks
« Last post by It's A Mystery on Today at 01:05:18 AM »
I've seen nothing to guarantee he will change the author name, but the comparison to selling a car is a bit ridiculous. I didn't built the car, it doesn't carry my brand, it is a car. Think of it more like a loved pet I might have to part with for whatever reason, no way would I just sell him to anyone. Who knows what might happen. A story that someone has put their intellect and effort into is more like a dog than a car. Who cares about a car?

And we are always suspicious of new ideas on this forum; we always investigate and make sure we're not being scammed.

I wasn't likening a car to a book, I was making the point that not selling something because the person you are selling it to might do something illegal with it seems a touch over cautious!

Again though, your concerns are around selling your name/author brand/profile. I wouldn't advise anyone to do that (unless it was a pen name), but I can't see anywhere that he's suggested that? How would it even work? You can't pass on your amazon account!

In any case, it would be quite easy to ensure it didn't happen, just put it in the contract.

I agree, it's always best to be wary. I just don't see any shades of grey here, it looks straight forward to me.

Anyway, as I say, this doesn't really effect me so I'll leave it there.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Retiring! Maybe. Probably. For now, at least.
« Last post by Rex Jameson on Today at 12:59:38 AM »
You're amazing. I hope you enjoy your retirement!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Looking to Acquire Established Ebooks
« Last post by Doglover on Today at 12:58:36 AM »

He's offering to buy intellectual property though, not someones name/author profile as far as I understand it?

So presumably the books would be re-branded under a different author name. That would be in the contract I'd imagine.

And on the first point... When you sell a car, do you always wonder if they are buying it to use as a getaway car in a bank robbery?! ;D

I'm being flippant, but when you sell something they can do what they want with it. If he does something nefarious with it like stuffing then it's Amazon's job to stop him. Not pursuing an opportunity because that person might do something wrong in the future seems like something that would stop you doing anything.

I don't have a dog in this fight and I'm not arguing for the sake of it, I just found the suspicion surprising.


I've seen nothing to guarantee he will change the author name, but the comparison to selling a car is a bit ridiculous. I didn't built the car, it doesn't carry my brand, it is a car. Think of it more like a loved pet I might have to part with for whatever reason, no way would I just sell him to anyone. Who knows what might happen. A story that someone has put their intellect and effort into is more like a dog than a car. Who cares about a car?

And we are always suspicious of new ideas on this forum; we always investigate and make sure we're not being scammed.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Looking to Acquire Established Ebooks
« Last post by It's A Mystery on Today at 12:52:21 AM »
Yes, he does need to state his intentions. As Timothy suggested, he could be wanting books to stuff. Perhaps he's not, but it's a thought. It's not suspicion, either; it's just a need to have cards on the table.

Supposing you write a book that is deliberately clean and wholesome, you sell to him and he takes it and inserts some explicit scenes but it still carried your name. Would you be happy with that? Especially if it's your own name. I know a writer who was fired from her job at a primary school because some vindictive person phoned the school and accused her of writing erotica. She was innocent, but that didn't matter; kids were involved so she was out.

Imagine how much worse it could be if it really were your name on such a book. We have to be careful with our reputations and if someone wants to do everything under the table and in private, that is suspicious.


He's offering to buy intellectual property though, not someones name/author profile as far as I understand it?

So presumably the books would be re-branded under a different author name. That would be in the contract I'd imagine.

And on the first point... When you sell a car, do you always wonder if they are buying it to use as a getaway car in a bank robbery?! ;D

I'm being flippant, but when you sell something they can do what they want with it. If he does something nefarious with it like stuffing then it's Amazon's job to stop him. Not pursuing an opportunity because that person might do something wrong in the future seems like something that would stop you doing anything.

I don't have a dog in this fight and I'm not arguing for the sake of it, I just found the suspicion surprising.

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If you'd like your paperbacks to be longer, you can try the 5x8 size. I use that one because I write short(ish) but like a thicker spine. My 50k word books come out to 210 5x8 paperback pages when formatted with the Kindred style and the default paperback settings in Vellum. That's consistent across all three of my books at this length.
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