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Writers' Cafe / Re: Further pondering of the results of going wide
« Last post by JRTomlin on Today at 12:37:18 PM »
My KU page reads have plummeted since I took part of my catalog out so I can second your opinion on being part in and part out not working. On top of it, apparently KU was not 'cannabilizing' sales since my sales on the books I took out did not go up over their historic sales.

I am now experiencing some tail on my BB promotion. Usually on Amazon, you see an immediate spike in sales but the spike in the other retailers took longer to happen. It still isn't anywhere close to making up what I would have made had I stayed in KU but will eventually ease the pain somewhat. I'm still getting my novels up on Google Play. Finishing that is my 'to-do' list for today.

It's all complicated and a bit painful. Sorry to ramble, but if anyone knows an easy answer to this, I sure haven't heard it.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Opinions on my cover
« Last post by rdperry57 on Today at 12:34:28 PM »
Looks great to me!
Iíll bet you have found a great dog! My father had a blue heeler (as we called him) that was a wonderful dog for many years, enough so that when that dog went to meet its maker, they got another dog from the same breeder, and gave it the old dogís name! :o

But they loved that dog, and deservedly so.
I'm a believer in "fate", my wife tells me that I have a rich fantasy life!  :D

I think we all have to be on some level. Stephen King had a railroad spike with rejection letters on it. If he gave up and packed in it, then what would be the state of the world for creepy clowns! But seriously, I think writers have to be. Why would we pick a career where the lucky ones have it take off after 10 years of hardwork?
Writers' Cafe / Re: Can anyone explain NetGalley to me?
« Last post by Bards and Sages (Julie) on Today at 12:30:42 PM »
The huge difference between NetGalley and things like Hidden Gems and others is this: NetGalley is CURATED. Bloggers and reviewers through NetGalley have to be approved and had an existing web presence. Bloggers who are part of NetGalley aren't just readers looking for free books. They are serious book critics and people who WANT to review books. As others have said, these are going to be much more critical because they are writing for THEIR readers. Most of the other similar services which are much less expensive have zero curation. Pretty much anyone that signs up for free books is added to the list.
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your replies.
Exclusive means exclusive.

If you have content in Select, it cannot appear in DIGITAL FORMAT anywhere else. Period. Full stop. Do not pass go. I have had some serious problems with several authors over the years who expected me to unpublish anthologies or issues of the Quarterly because they wanted to put a story in Select and discovered that exclusive means exclusive.

You can have it available in PRINT wherever you want, however. The exclusivity is only for digital content. So if you wanted to create a print omnibus of all of the books, you could still do that.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: How To Get Images On Book Page?
« Last post by David R. Larson on Today at 12:08:01 PM »
I don't have much experience with it myself. Hopefully someone else in here will chime in with some advice.
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