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Wow! Never heard about that.
They require thatthe book is also available in print version, not only ebook. That's a setback for me, since I don't have a print version ready to publish by now.

Thanks for sharing.

No they don't, it's either or
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I wonder, have you heard of kindle storyteller, you can enter your book when you publish on KDP select. If you win you get 20,000 and go to London for the award ceremony, receive aid in advertising your book on kindle and earn 70% royalties.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?ie=UTF8&node=12061299031

Someone should tell Fatman Butter

Wow! Never heard about that.
They require tha tthe book is also available in print version, not only ebook. That's a setback for me, since I don't have a print version ready to publish by now.

Thanks for sharing.
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I did not know that but am really glad to hear it. Do I just first come here to KB and then click on Amazon?

I just checked & I've contributed a whopping $49 in about 3 years.
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Just my dry British humor.  Only the winning book would be ineligible, not the author.  And I will be estacic if Sponsor is chosen.

Yes, definitely a soothing balm if kindle scout decides to reject.

Good luck with Sponsor
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As in never able to enter in any year, even with a new title?

It is yearly right?

Just my dry British humor.  Only the winning book would be ineligible, not the author.  And I will be estacic if Sponsor is chosen.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: How did YOU learn to plot?
« Last post by EBWriter on Today at 10:44:35 PM »
First, osmosis...then the hero's journey....finally, screenwriting books, which were finally analytical in the way that spoke to me. McKee's Story was an epiphany.

Just found this after doing some research on Robert McKee's Story: https://www.flickr.com/photos/24462152@N03/sets/72157627141672846/

Amazing visual resource by Sunni Brown breaking down his seminar on the subject.
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Too much caffeine, Gene. Take a break.  ::)

Too much?! No such thing!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: How did YOU learn to plot?
« Last post by EBWriter on Today at 10:42:33 PM »
Anything courses and books that you particularly recommend?

Yay! Reference fodder! :o I could go on and on, but instead, I'll just list a few here...



One of my favs for general plot advice. Wheat explains the concepts of plot so wonderfully, and this is a great book for any story, not just Mystery/Thriller:



One of the latest books on plot I've come across that makes things a bit easier to understand, especially when it comes to 3 Act Structure:



Jeff Gerke is a master at various concepts of craft, not just plotting, so his book is definitely worth mentioning here:



Finally, anything by Stuart Horwitz, especially his first two books here. His concept of "series" blew my mind and changed the way I'll think of plotting forever. (Note: Read in order of appearance for best understanding and continuity):



Like I said, I could go on and on. You get the idea. I'd recommend a Kindle Unlimited subscription for a month to "try" these books before you buy them. Actually, I'd recommend just going ahead and buying them all if you can. They're totally worth it! ;D

(Mods: I hope this is okay, listing all these resources. I've used the KBoards Link-Maker, so I don't see why not.)
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales slowdown
« Last post by Seneca42 on Today at 10:41:47 PM »
Wouldn't a simple "prove you're not a robot" captcha at the point of borrow fix this? That would take minimal effort on Amazon's behalf and yet could lead to a vast improvement in the system. Is there something I'm missing?

Well given the book is only being downloaded it wouldn't be a big issue for a human to perform the actual download. A bot merely automates the process (or so I assume).  IP address is the other thing they could track, but with VPNs it's easy enough to disguise that.

At the end of the day KU will always be a mess and will continually muck up the overall ecosystem amazon has in terms of rank and various other things.

As long as the scammers only manipulate rank, Amazon seems okay with letting that slide. It's when they bot page reads and cost Amazon money, then something sometimes happens. 
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Writers' Cafe / Re: What about humor?
« Last post by Kal241 on Today at 10:37:33 PM »
I've been told by my beta readers that some lines I've written are hilarious...usually the ones I didn't intend to be funny.

For example, I intended this exchange to be serious, and everyone seems to find it funny:

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"There had to be someone else we could send."

"Time was running out. I had to make a decision." Keller said stiffly. "Mason was the only candidate available. I figured he’d be a good replacement."

"Is your head up your *** for the warmth, Keller?" Sinclair asked. "You sent the living embodiment of an attitude problem to broker peace!"

"Look, I get it; Mason’s a guy who makes people angry easily."

"And the Understatement of the Year Award goes to..."

“I would appreciate it if you’d take this more seriously, Sinclair.”

“Have you heard him talk, Keller? That man is a sociopath!”

“He’s not a sociopath.” Keller argued, then appeared to realize who he was defending. “Okay, maybe he is, but he’s also a realist. He doesn’t sugar the pill. The militia needs to recognize the consequences of refusing our offers; Mason will show them that. I don’t see a problem.”

I guess humor's definition isn't universal?
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