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Writers' Cafe / Re: Publish now or wait until end of September?
« Last post by HSh on Today at 01:47:40 PM »
Publish.  Write another one for September. 

(But I'm not in your genre and I don't know how fast you can get things out!)
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Monique on Yesterday at 01:52:01 AM
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I have little doubt Amazon can tell what page you're on/last read/stopped reading entirely when the device is synced. Hell, they probably know what color underwear you were wearing when you read it.
Ah the real use of the x-ray feature is revealed.

WARNING: Do not sync your device unless you are wearing lead-lined underwear.




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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Last 2 Letters-fun game
« Last post by CatherineM on Today at 01:45:57 PM »
reach
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Writers' Cafe / Re: You know you're an indie author when...
« Last post by C. Gold on Today at 01:45:46 PM »
... you sometimes wake up with the crippling fear that you're the worst writer in the world.  Then you read some awful yet highly ranked Amazon freebies in your category and remember that there are people who write much worse than you ever could.
Haha, oh this.

You know you're an indie author when... you are knee deep in newsletter form customizations.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: CAPS-LOCK WEDNESDAY: SPECIAL KB MATCHMAKER EDITION
« Last post by V.P. on Today at 01:44:59 PM »
. . .  WHERE'S BETSY AND HER CAPS-LOCK CATTLE PROD?

NOT COMPLAINING OR ANYTHING - JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT THE FIRST TIME I POPPED INTO A CAPS LOCK WEDNESDAY THREAD AND FORGOT TO USE ALL CAPS, I RECEIVED THIS RESPONSE:

VP, IF YOU DON'T START USING ALL CAPS, I'M GOING TO HAVE TO PUT YOU ON POST APPROVAL. . . .  *LOOKS STERNLY AT VP*

BETSY

CAN IT BE THAT BETSY IS POSSIBLY *GASPS* AWAY ON VACATION?
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Writers' Cafe / Re: CAPS-LOCK WEDNESDAY: SPECIAL KB MATCHMAKER EDITION
« Last post by kdiem on Today at 01:44:34 PM »
AW - BUT LADYFINGERS ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD WHEN THEY'RE DRESSED IN RED (CAN YOU NAME THAT SONG AND ARTIST?).

WELL STINK!  I MISSED YOUR POST AND YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH.

LADY IN RED BY CHRIS DEBURGH? I PREFER DONT PAY THE FERRYMAN.


OH, I DIDN'T BRING ANY PUNCH. I FIGURED SOMEONE WOULD SPIKE IT IF I DID.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Can I Just Say That I Freaking Love Bookfunnel
« Last post by Devyn Jayse on Today at 01:43:08 PM »
I haven't learned yet how to master Bookfunnel. Instafreebie is easier for me.

A question, how far in advance do you recommend sending out ARCs?
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Writers' Cafe / Re: CAPS-LOCK WEDNESDAY: SPECIAL KB MATCHMAKER EDITION
« Last post by D A Bale on Today at 01:41:28 PM »
WELL, NOW, SORRY I'M LATE TO THE PARTY.

HERE'S SOME TIRAMISU AS WELL AS SOME PLATES OF LADYFINGER (COOKIES, NOT BODY PARTS). THE COOKIES HAVE BEEN DIPPED IN CHOCOLATE AND RED SUGAR CRYSTALS.

AW - BUT LADYFINGERS ARE ESPECIALLY GOOD WHEN THEY'RE DRESSED IN RED (CAN YOU NAME THAT SONG AND ARTIST?).

31. JEFF TANYARD BUDDY - SHERYL CROW ALL I WANNA DO

WELL STINK!  I MISSED YOUR POST AND YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: You know you're an indie author when...
« Last post by EllieDee on Today at 01:40:54 PM »
... you sometimes wake up with the crippling fear that you're the worst writer in the world.  Then you read some awful yet highly ranked Amazon freebies in your category and remember that there are people who write much worse than you ever could.
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Opportunists will still take advantage of it. I found several stuffed books in the Kindle Store just a few hours ago, and they were under 800 pages. You're still getting people abusing the system and stuffing their books in multiple places to double-/triple-/even quadruple-dip.

Capping the page count at 850 pages won't have the slightest effect on most of the stuffers I found today, but it will hurt authors who write long. Why should we penalize honest authors who just happen to write long with a system that won't even stop the stuffers?

It would hurt very few authors, and even then, for the ones affected, it would be only slightly. And yeah, it would limit the opportunists because it triples their work. It's not a matter of stopping them outright, it's about making it not worth the effort and easier to spot when it happens. To get the same results, they's have to publish 3 times as many books. If Amazon puts a monthly limit on new releases per account, it makes it even less profitable. Plus, it doesn't prevent anyone from publishing long, it just caps the number of pages the publisher is getting paid for.

eta:
The opportunists are already scamming the system with books that are around 700-800 pages.

It's just an idea. The simpler answer is to ban bonus content and box sets, including omnibuses - in KU, altogether.
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