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Writers' Cafe / Re: My KU page reads have died. How about yours?
« on: June 18, 2018, 07:15:13 PM »
My page reads dropped to near zero about the middle of March. There were a few surges during cross promos, but that's about it. I've gradually moved all my books wide. The rest will be out of KU next month. Nothing doing wide so far, but I haven't done any promo yet.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Cover porn or "oooo, shiny!"
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:07:48 PM »

Writers' Cafe / Bulk purchase ebooks now possible.
« on: June 16, 2018, 02:58:04 PM »

Writers' Cafe / Re: Opinions regarding long (>600 page) novels
« on: June 14, 2018, 06:06:25 AM »
If it's a single book of 600 pages, no thank you. I'm too busy to read that. But if it's several books combined into 600 pages, I can still read one of the books and put it down until I have time for the next one.

I find the same thing with my series/bundles. Readers would much rather buy one book at a time.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Poll: should I create a poll?
« on: June 13, 2018, 12:36:29 PM »
Gosh, I just don't know. Could you repeat the question?

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 12, 2018, 07:12:20 PM »
Oh, no, you didn't miss the last 15 minutes!!! Benji danced with his swing partner. Lots of tricks and not enough swing for me (I'm sounding like Len). She made it to the academy, of course.

Agree about Hannahlei and the two solo dancers before her. Very, very strong.

The two guy friends made me think of Antony and Antwaine. Loved those guys. I was always sorry they never made it to the show.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:17:48 PM »
Loved Hannahlei from last night!

Missed the last 15-ish minutes due to a very bizarre local FOX glitch.

Getting ready to watch it now.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Notorious KU abuser booted...
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:12:18 AM »
Did you read the one comment at the end of the article? Very vocal defense of Carter and his wonderful books.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Amazon's commitment to KU
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:37:17 PM »
I never get that pop-up. I guess I'm not among the privileged invitees.  :D

I do get a message about getting an Audible membership every time I open an audio book to listen to it. Very annoying. I get more than enough audios through the daily deals and whispersync.

So does a KOLL pay the same way? Per page? I don't know, I didn't realize what that was.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't pay per page, but per borrow. If I remember correctly, it's a free monthly borrow. There's usually a reminder thread about it at the end of each month.

Here's an explanation.,246832.msg3436191.html#msg3436191

If it's tied into Select, then anyone going wide will see the one page reads disappear. Again, if the one page reads are actually KOLL.

I thought KOLL borrows were part of KU1? I didn't think that was happening anymore. I'm certainly not seeing any money for them if they are KOLL.

Look at the graph. If you hover over the page reads, it says KU and KOLL. They combine the earnings on the royalty report, too.

The single digit page read thing has never gone away for me, if that's what you're asking about. I have one right now. I get them regularly. When you don't sell a lot, you can see them more easily than people who are doing a large volume in page reads.

Me, too. I've been wondering, though, if those are KOLL borrows.

I tried that before I got photoshop and couldn't make head nor tail of it. I'm getting used to photoshop now and am quite addicted.

I know I'd be quickly addicted, too.

You certainly can, but not everyone is familiar with photoshop and lots of people don't know where to start. I was like those until I got hooked; it scared the life out of me! If it's only a one off banner or ad that you're after, then you don't want to be buying photoshop specially.

Try GIMP. It's a lot like photoshop but it's free. I used to make my 3D box set covers with it.

Okay, not to sound snarky, but isn't it possible to simply buy a second image and photoshop your cover/image inside it?  A little more work, obviously, but same result, no?

Yes, that's what I did with frames and background.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:15:00 PM »
I am already enjoying this season.  But then I always do.


Interesting site but are you sure you can use the images created in ads? The Terms of Service include

You are not allowed to:

•disseminate advertisements or for any other commercial purposes (which would include using the Website to promote or encourage the sale of your goods/services);

I did use it for FB ads a few years ago, but then I picked up some frames and backgrounds from depositphotos and made my own. Then I dropped FB ads. Both a time and money suck.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 06, 2018, 07:24:36 PM »
Catch Allison tomorrow

Host of #DisneysFairyTaleWeddings @Allisonholker is sharing how she’s making dreams come true! Find out more tomorrow 10a/9c on @hallmarkchannel.

Thanks Gertie! Jena I’m using it to upload my finished cover into different scenes, for ads and website use :)

I used it for FB ads.

Writers' Cafe / Re: First Box Set: cover and blurb reveal + help
« on: June 06, 2018, 04:27:20 PM »
My first reaction was ... love it!  Very professional looking.

Writers' Cafe / Re: New Cover Design - Opinion needed
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:16:08 AM »
I like the new title a lot, but the whole cover needs color, not just the font. Not eye-catching enough.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Opinion on two cover options
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:13:05 AM »
The top one.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Which of These Three Covers is Best?
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:10:43 AM »

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 06, 2018, 11:09:56 AM »
Just one was Kiki's brother, but now I forget which name, lol.

I actually liked choreography round a lot, and I feel like it's gonna make Vegas week less enjoyable if they haven't already weeded out the dancers who aren't versatile enough?

I found it. Marcus is Kiki's brother.

They say they are going to weed out the non-versatile dancers right at the initial audition. Too bad in a way. Benji had to dance for his life. Good thing he danced with Heidi. She got him through.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: So You Think You Can Dance - Season 15
« on: June 05, 2018, 05:36:28 PM »
Live shows start 8/6.

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