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Writers' Cafe / Re: AMS Ads Learning
« Last post by alexabooks on Today at 03:35:37 AM »
Is there a place to get the current positioning/stats for a book in the Kindle and paperback for Amazon? On the book page you can see the positioning in a few categories, but not the overall position in the Kindle store and for the paperback.

What do you mean you can't see it?
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,376 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Ab Covers and Market Demographics
« Last post by MonkishScribe on Today at 03:28:50 AM »
Covers are packaging, and tell the consumer what to expect from the product. You could sell your breakfast cereal in a plain gray egg carton, but the market would punish you for your creativity.
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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: New 2017 Model?
« Last post by FearIndex on Today at 03:25:15 AM »
Fair points, patrickt.

In my opinion too, if Paperwhite had a more modern screen lighting and sleeker form-factor, it would a very nice basic Kindle indeed. I think the Kindle - if true - we saw at the beginning of this thread might be a new Paperwhite.

I agree Voayge and Oasis are both a little bit weirder lateral moves. Voayge is not sleek enough for what it is (and the PagePress buttons and Origami covers are plain weird). Oasis on the other hand is a bit more controversial than the Paperwhite.

Looking at some future date: I think a mid-level, buttonless Kindle between the likes Voyage and Oasis would be great. Basically as sleek as possible, high-powered touch-only Kindle. That would be a great basic option to have. Then there could be something with buttons for those of us who prefer them, based on that. Finally, there could be a third matte, non-lit basic Kindle, but it should not have an inferior screen or tech otherwise IMO...

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I assume the Oasis has a cable for recharging your cell phone off the Oasis power pack.

Actually, Oasis is just like any Kindle with regards to its charging - a micro-USB charge port on the Oasis itself. The cover charges only through its proprietary connection to the Kindle (and, in reverse, chargers the Kindle through that when latter is not connected to micro-USB). So you can't charge anything with the cover, nor can you charge the cover without connecting it first to the Kindle.

You can, however, nowadays purchase multiple Oasis covers that you could theoretically keep readily charged. But without any way to charge them when not connected to a Kindle makes that kind of a non-strarter without a second Kindle Oasis...

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Writers' Cafe / Re: It's okay to have errors.
« Last post by PaulineMRoss on Today at 03:23:26 AM »
I think we just have to except that there will be errors

Yes, we do, sadly.  :(
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Premades of the week
« Last post by Elonale on Today at 03:18:13 AM »
Moon... It was it's monthly birthday yesterday, it was amazing, but let's face it, full moon is much more mysterious and alluring
Come inside you might be seduced by it: http://www.seriesbookcovers.com/

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Writers' Cafe / Re: AMS Ads Learning
« Last post by BillyDeCarlo on Today at 03:14:15 AM »
Is there a place to get the current positioning/stats for a book in the Kindle and paperback for Amazon? On the book page you can see the positioning in a few categories, but not the overall position in the Kindle store and for the paperback.
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I saw this one while browsing today, and thought of you!



It's from thebookcoverdesigner.com (I think she goes by plumstead on the forum?)

I'd also add that I've worked with both Heather and Melody and they are both fantastic! Can't recommend enough.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: It's okay to have errors.
« Last post by canada94 on Today at 02:36:35 AM »
I think we just have to except that there will be errors in books, I don't think there should be spelling errors, but grammatical is not so bad. :o
I'm a publisher and avid reader and it amazes me of how many typos I see in books published by huge publishing houses with well-established authors.
I proof and edit books 2-3 times before final publish, but inevitably the grammar police let me know lol.
as they say, you can't please everyone, just do your best  ;D
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It's Sunday. I've got a LONG evening shift at work coming up. Yesterday's craft fair was a l-o-o-o-n-g sit on a tramp's chair.

Go ahead.

Google tramp's chair.

Now let's get on with today's list, shall we?

Remember - the campaigns that need nominations the most are the ones that are closest to the LAST DAY LEFT, 1 day left, 2 days left etc.

Updated List

LAST DAY LEFT! The Inhabitable Boy by J.M. Moreaux
1 day left Under Jupiter by J.E. Hunter
4 days left Score of Silence by Mark Gardner
4 days left The Freak Show Below by Jada Ryker
7 days left Ghosts in Glass Houses by Kay Charles
7 days left A Return to Fallbrook by T.T. Rankin
7 days left Unimaginary by Patrick Tylee
11 days left No Place in Eden by Hilary Murray
11 days left The Things We Do For Love by Anita Louise
12 days left Plunge by John Greco
13 days left The Book Knights by J.G. Mckenney
13 days left Night of the Webcam by Robertson Tait
13 days left Thread of a Spider by D.L. Gardner
15 days left Fallen from Grace by Nikki Landis
15 days left The Modern Mage by T.J. Flaxman
18 days left Shipley Bridge by David Thompson
20 days left Black Sun Ascension by T.S. Starkenberg
20 days left Finding Home Again by Mary Head
22 days left Self Possessed by Lee Isserow
25 days left Nick of Time by Julianne Q. Johnson
27 days left The Everett Exorcism by Lincoln Cole

I put this list up every morning and I strive to keep it up-to-date so that this thread needn't dissolve into a flurry of "NOMINATE MY BOOK, NOMINATE MY BOOK" posts. No one is under any obligation to nominate any of these books. I'm just trying to keep the thread clear of unnecessary clutter. This way once a day there is a complete list of current candidates and folks can readily check out the kboards members who have a book in the running and can make up their own mind. I try and stay nonpartisan about it - which is why I don't comment on any particular book by title. I just keep the list.
 
If I have missed anyone please let me know either with a PM or by posting a link here in the thread.

Happy scouting folks!

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Not always superfluous.

My novel,

The Revised Kama Sutra

was originally titled

The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel of Colonialism and Desire with Arbritrary Footnotes and a Subversive Glossary

then

The Revised Kama Sutra: A Novel,

because when I only used "The Revised Kama Sutra", the reaction was, "So you revised it? It contains new positions?" It is an ironic title, and most people wouldn't get it without the "A Novel". "A Novel" is needed when the title itself might fail to indicate whether it is fiction or nonfiction.
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