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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: Yesterday at 02:15:19 PM »
Take REALLY good care of yourself, Gertie. What you went through sounds pretty awful.

Good days bad days. I've got good visiting nurses and PT. I'm hoping to get a home health aide for a week or two.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: Yesterday at 01:44:24 PM »
I hope you're home by now and feeling well. Bad flu!!!

The flu attacked every system in my body especially my lungs. I'm home but it's going to be a long recovery. Eating well, getting rest and a bit of exercise and lots of meds, I'll make it.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 19, 2018, 08:08:05 AM »
LOL, now I'm really intrigued - that good, huh?

I must admit, the part I'm looking forward to seeing most is Jamie's face when Claire walks into the print shop - I hope they did that scene as I imagined it when reading the book (so long ago!).

I think they knew they had to get that right and they did.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 18, 2018, 06:03:47 PM »

This, this, this!!!

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
Two tablets and my phone. I know how to travel.😇

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 15, 2018, 05:06:39 PM »
Still in the hospital. Hope to be home in Wednesday.

Anything Else Amazon / Re: 2001: An Alexa Odyssey
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:28:26 AM »
So true!   :D

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Theater reviews 2017
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:14:17 PM »
Telracs, where are you?

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 12, 2018, 04:12:07 PM »
From Diana: A Small Gift in Honor of My Birthday

And Starz Releasing Another Look at ‘Outlander’ Season Four this Sunday

I'm in the hospital with the  flu and other complications but now I feel so much better. Thank you.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Question for everybody
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:50:47 PM »
My Mom and Dad (both now deceased) were both very proud of what I do. My Dad because he was just plain proud of me, my Mom because it gave her bragging rights. Two aunts think it's great and love the free books.

DD is indifferent and SiL is openly mocking. His DDs think it's cool. GS who lives with me doesn't care one way or the other.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: OMG its snowing
« on: January 03, 2018, 12:38:28 PM »
Snow in Tallahassee for the first time in 30 years. Here's a video.

I'm further south, but we're going to hit freezing over the next three nights. At least it will be sunny. They tell us no snow in our area because there is no precipitation predicted.

Yes, my daughter on a cover, but I've since changed it. Also, in the same series, my childhood dog and my mother and father on a motorcycle in the 40's. When I did the bundle, I kept the latter two photos as separators for the Parts.

Writers' Cafe / Re: A Few ACX Questions
« on: January 02, 2018, 07:50:22 PM »
Thanks. The royalty share sounds like the best way to go -- at least for me, the author, in that I won't need to do an up-front spend, and any money generated is gravy. As the narrator is looking to build a resume, he is supportive of doing this as well. For those who went this route, did you sign a separate contract with the narrator, or simply go through ACX's process?

Go through ACX's process.

When listing your requirements, put royalty share as your offer. In the instructions to potential auditioners, just say that you've already chosen some one and are not accepting auditions.

You'll have to upload an audition script and let your friend record and upload that. It's just a few pages of your book, but choose something that gives you a good idea of how he'll voice the characters. You can even do a few paragraphs of each character.

Once he uploads the audition, you can accept it and "make an offer" which will be royalty share. You'll decide when the first fifteen minutes are due and when the completed audio is due.

This is a good time to give him more direction based on his audition as to how you want the characters to sound.

Good luck.

From Outlander (the first book): there is one passage from the very beginning & one from the final scene.

Oh, you got two quotes. <sigh>

A late Christmas present !!! Outlander Infinity Scarf

That is totally cool. I can't place the quote, though.

Not Quite Kindle / Re: Outlander - Starz - Season 3 September 10th
« on: January 02, 2018, 11:47:34 AM »
Look what I got for a late Christmas present !!! Outlander Infinity Scarf

Wow! How unusual. I wonder what that quote is from? I can't place it.

OMG - I think I paid $6.95 or something close, definitely under $10!!!
I saved the box he came in, but he's definitely sitting on a shelf at work - maybe I should put him in a safe!!  :P

Frank in a cool suit and fedora is under $15. Claire is under $150.

About a year ago, a dear friend at work got me Funko Pop figures of Claire & Jamie from Outlander. Later when Hastings was going out of business, I picked up Frank, Black Jack & Dougal. Love them all.

Now Jamie is nearly $300.  :D

The Book Corner / Re: Amazon First Reads - January 2018
« on: January 01, 2018, 08:22:37 AM »
I chose Punishment. There were a couple that I liked that sound of but that one seemed the most interesting to me.

Not my cup of tea but it actually sounds like a good one.

I'm thinking about Not Perfect, but it sounds a lot like one I read some time ago.

I just got a late gift from GS. It's the first time he's bought me something on his own.

I love it.

Writers' Cafe / Re: 3 years later
« on: December 31, 2017, 06:13:51 PM »
Welcome back, Ty. I certainly do remember you. I know you had a rough go of it and I hope it's only good times ahead for you.

Writers' Cafe / Re: A Few ACX Questions
« on: December 30, 2017, 06:21:18 AM »
Wow. Is $657 typical? That is a good bit more than I had anticipated.
Did it pay off?

I won't know if it paid off until it's up on Audible. Normally, you pay your narrator after the final corrections are made and approved. I paid her now so I could take the tax deduction. She's done two other books for me and I know I can trust her. Once your narrator is paid, she/he will release the audio to Audible for QA review. It will be another 2-3 weeks after that before it's ready for sale.

I find that the best way to get sales is promo the ebook which leads to whispersync sales. For a short book like mine, you'll make 40% of $1.99 for a whispersync sale. My longer books get 40% of $7.49. You have no control over the regular price, member price or whispersync price.

I second the suggestion that you do a royalty split with your friend. And also second the amount of work that you will have to put in. Word-by-word proofing of an audiobook is time-consuming and tedious. You're allowed two passes at the audio for your narrator to make corrections.

Writers' Cafe / Re: A Few ACX Questions
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:17:08 PM »
Has your friend read this? You should, too.

I just paid $657.50 for a 2.62 hour book at $250 pfh and approx 24K words. My producer splits that payment with her engineer.

The Book Corner / Re: Sue Grafton R.I.P.
« on: December 29, 2017, 08:09:33 PM »
Goodness, how unexpected. I had no idea she'd been so ill.

Kinsey Millhone has always been one of my favorite female sleuths. I did stop reading the series after a while. This would be a good time to pick it up again.

What a legacy Grafton left.

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