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Writers' Cafe / Re: Tips for Doing an Anthology?
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on Today at 06:09:37 PM »
How many short stories are we talking about here?  If you've got a hundred or so, then you should probably divide them up by topic and make each topic-based collection its own publication.

And I'd also go the italics route for any author's notes you want to insert.  That way, the readers can read them if they want to, but if not, they know they can just skip the italicized stuff and get right to the story.

Suggestion: Put your longest story first.

I respectfully disagree.  My suggestion would be to put the BEST story first.  Make the best possible first impression on those prospective readers.
The Book Bazaar / Re: Redway Acres (Historical Fiction - Saga)
« Last post by trishjbutler on Today at 05:56:47 PM »
What's your favorite position?  :o :o :o

Whatever it may be, I hope you employ it when reading Redway Acres!  8) :-*

Writers' Cafe / Re: Make It Free
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on Today at 05:47:28 PM »
I already told Amazon about a lower price on iBooks, $0.00, but I read going here was faster...

Here's the book on Amazon:

It's free at all the places except Amazon: (iBooks, B&N, and Kobo);jsessionid=D6AC438BDB9D21342099670D1F769C4D.prodny_store02-atgap11?ean=2940155661405

Thank you. I hope this is possible. I went through an intermediary for the first time, but they said to contact Amazon. I already reported a lower price at iBooks already. I hear if you get enough reports they lower it. Is that how it works?

Sometimes you can just contact KDP and they'll price-match it.  Sometimes they won't.  Sometimes having others report the book is sufficient.  Sometimes it's not.

Your best course of action is to pursue both strategies simultaneously.

And I just reported your book for you.  Good luck.  :)
Writers' Cafe / Is anyone here able to navigate Streetlib?
« Last post by Cecelia on Today at 05:39:18 PM »
Yesterday there was a tread on KB which seemed to be written by writers familiar with Streetlib. So far, I haven't even managed to create an ebook with them. Write helps me create an epub - which could be handy elsewhere. However, if I don't make it a "fixed" one, it messes up all my months of previous hard work formatting.

The download is too large for their publishing section however...


Do not do this. This is what stuffers do, and itís getting them into trouble.

You can have each part of a series (or in this case, a serial) as a separate book, plus one box set or collection. More than that is not allowed.

Thank you very much for the warning, ShayneRutherford,

That's what I was afraid of, being accused of practicing Book stuffing against KU's rules.
Well, I'll simply publish the separate parts Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, etc...

I may insert the first 10% of the parts on my Patreon page and, why not, on a Wattpad page, proposing
to the readers to discover more through the downloads of the free parts and the whole ebook when the
promotional days will be active.
With six parts plus the whole novel proposed for free downloads via KDP Select, it would give 7 x 2 = 14 times
per 90 days of free reads, if the five days will be used by 2 or 3 days in a row.

And, of course, I'll offer the readers to be informed that the different parts will be at their disposal if they accept
to join my mailing list.

Thank you again, to you and all the others, for your help and support.

L. H. Tide

The Book Bazaar / Re: What if you got to meet your TV CRUSH???
« Last post by Jena H on Today at 05:17:01 PM »
The weather is hot and humid and stormy and unpredictable... if you need to relax, what better way than a great relationship story??

Dana's first book has just been published--and she's a bit nervous about people connecting her story to a handsome, popular actor.  Yeah, she based her main character on the hunky star, but she didn't want that to be too well known.  When she's assigned to do promotional appearances with the actor in question, Kaden MacKay, she discovers that--unlike his famous TV character--the man is a complete JERK.

Thrown together more than she'd like, Dana eventually learns that there's more to Kaden than his rugged looks and brusque manner....

If you love those movies on the Hallmark Channel, this book is probably right up your alley.  Give it a try!
Wild weather is wreaking havoc in major parts of the country.   :o   :o  Stock up now on some pleasant reading.

A fan of caper stories like Oceans Eleven, or the TV show LeverageIt Takes a Thief might be just the ticket!

Gina is a thief.  Not a bad thief, but a thief nonetheless.  When she joins forces with a security consultant to help a woman get justice, it's a lark, done just for fun and adventure.  Little did she and her friend know there was more to the situation than meets the eye...  and that that 'something' could be dangerous!

***1st book FREE**

Others in the series:

Writers' Cafe / Re: Tips for Doing an Anthology?
« Last post by ellenoc on Today at 05:11:53 PM »
Thanks for the info about collection vs. anthology, even though it gives me something new to be peeved about, like songs vs tunes.

Thanks for the formatting info, Ellen. I hate italics, but I'll probably do it that way if it's standard.

I don't know if it's standard, the LL collections are the only ones I've read and noticed such a setup.

So tell me what's the difference between songs and tunes? I thought tunes was just a word cool people, of which I am not one, referred to songs.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Failure
« Last post by dancing squirrel on Today at 05:09:21 PM »
Look at the end of your Something in the House blurb.
OOPS!!! I'm laughing here; I forgot I did that. Okay, maybe not the wisest move I've ever made. hahahahahaha I really know how to screw things up. I think I'll go smoke a joint (legal here in California) and laugh at my own ridiculousness. I'll do that after I delete that paragraph. Thanks for pointing it out; I truly didn't know it was still there. Oh, geez; I just applied for a Bookbub. OOOPS!!!!
Writers' Cafe / Re: Failure
« Last post by dancing squirrel on Today at 05:02:45 PM »
Look at the end of your Something in the House blurb.
I'll do that right now.
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