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I talk about it in the above post, but, in short Yasiv.com will give you a rough idea (make sure to change the default from Books to Kindle Store before searching), but it's far from 100% reliable. The only foolproof way is manual - clicking on each of the books in your own Also Boughts and seeing where you appear on theirs. It's certainly not a 1:1 mapping, particularly if there is a sales disparity.
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"They state their TOS applies to everyone who breathes air, but what about when I hold my breath? Do I have to follow the TOS in that case? And do we really breathe air in the first place? I mean, IANAL, but we breathe oxygen not air per se, and come to think of it our atmosphere contains nitrogen too, amirite? So, what do they mean by 'air'? I'm thinking there's some wiggle room here."

It's almost like you've read 3000 pages of stuffing threads!
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Thousand Words a Day Club 2018
« Last post by tdecastro31 on Today at 04:40:39 PM »
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Seeking a book to film agent
« Last post by KateDanley on Today at 04:34:40 PM »
I was about to recommend submitting it to Amazon Studios, but it appears they shut their doors April 13.

https://studios.amazon.com/

All I can suggest is the old fashioned way.  Agents, film a teaser pitch, move to LA for two years and enroll in film school (Santa Monica and LA City College are where I'm hearing more and more up and comers are coming from), and make your book such a frickin' bestseller than studios see it as a surefire bet.
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Thank you, sounds like it could be a great Mother's Day present to myself.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Book report vs AKreport vs ReaderLinks ?
« Last post by lilywhite on Today at 04:28:56 PM »
Hi lilywhite. We encourage authors to use Facebook to communicate and tend to their Reader Teams. We use Facebook for that purpose too. The ReaderLinks tool is mostly about organizing the reader feedback. It's not really a communication or community tool, per se. It gives the readers a site to go to (readerlinks.com/readers) where they can easily report issues, give notes, see what other readers have already reported (which reduces duplicate reports) and track who is participating and who is not. Give the trial a shot and let me know if you have any questions.

Awesome, thanks for the feedback. Sounds better than my current "I have a spreadsheet around here somewhere" approach. ;)
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Anything Else Amazon / Re: Amazon Prime price going to $119!
« Last post by Atunah on Today at 04:28:15 PM »
Ouch. I do like the 5% off amazon purchases.

I get a lot of use out of prime and I am about to cancel my netflix once this paid month is up.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Appearances Matter
« Last post by Puddleduck on Today at 04:24:04 PM »
If you are a sole proprietorship, none of the above applies to you according to that clause.

When in doubt, call your municipal clerk. They should be able to help you.

I heard back from the state. Here's part of their response:

Unfortunately, there isn't a way to file an Assumed Business Name Registration without providing a physical street address that is not a PO Box or Commercial Mail Receiving Agency.

So yep, not possible to register my publishing company as a DBA unless I want anyone and everyone to be able to very easily find out not only my real name but also my real home address. No thanks.

The email from the state also mentioned that I don't need to file a DBA as long as I transact business under my own legal name (which I do, as a sole proprietorship).
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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Kindle Paperwhite 4 rumor!!
« Last post by Atunah on Today at 04:22:10 PM »
Ah yes, home button. The other day I sat on the balcony and took my older basic kindle with buttons with me. It was so nice to have a home button and my beloved progress bar. I still miss that thing so much. Still the best way to get an idea where in the book I am and the forward and back arrows are so much easier to go through the chapters too.

But yeah, no constant 2 step tapping the screen just to go home. Only thing that was hard to deal with was the no sorting by recent in the archive. Took me a while to find the book I had started on the Oasis since that sort is missing on the older devices. Those 4 buttons on the old basic are perfect, they don't take up any space either. I don't mind touch for other stuff, but for basic navigation during reading, they just work so much better for me. More intuitive.

Now get off my lawn.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Appearances Matter
« Last post by locker17 on Today at 04:07:27 PM »
So my first book I opted for the free custom not a createspace isbn from Amazon. They said to add a publishing name so I made one up. Then I did my second book and I wanted it to be under the same publisher so I used the same logo for my "publishing company" but they didn't have the individual non createspace isbns anymore. Probably others did the same too.
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