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Writers' Cafe / Re: Scifi Police Cover Mockup
« Last post by C. Gold on Today at 10:09:28 AM »
The thumbprint is awesome, though it fades in the thumbnail. Maybe shade it with a contrasting color?
Maybe the cover needs a space cop badge to indicate police drama? That could maybe be a symbol stuck in the title.
Ooo, do space cops get some kind of space cop ship with clear space cop markings? Maybe that could be used to add the cop flavor?
The station's crookedness at the front bugs me as well as the lot of black space there. Probably just need to enlarge the author name.

Can't wait to see the final version :)
Writers' Cafe / Re: Scifi Police Cover Mockup
« Last post by Van Argan on Today at 10:06:57 AM »
Archaeoroutes, your cover is intriguing.  If the fingerprint continent is highlighted even more it might be easier to make the connection between sci fi and police mystery.  I'd make your name larger at the bottom too.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Vellum for Windows, interested? :)
« Last post by RobMartin on Today at 10:06:24 AM »
I run Vellum this way, too. In my case through VMware. You can find a lot of instructions for this on blogs and YouTube. But I was some hassle to get it up and running. Had to try a couple of different instructions and ways.

I've done this as well, using a virtual drive on my PC. As long as the OS is legitimately purchased you can run it on anything you want. The only snafu I've ever run into is when using an AMD processor. Apple and AMD don't seem to play well together.
I just checked and I see a mix of sponsored ads. So either they fixed it, or different people are being shown different ads.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Advance Read ARC Reviews
« Last post by Simon Haynes on Today at 10:02:50 AM »
Just like with all of Amazon guidelines (especially their content guidelines, yeesh!) the language used is nebulous or there are contradictions in multiple places. All of this is designed to give Amazon the legal advantage if needed, and hey, I don't really blame them as a business owner myself.

I was going to say that earlier. If they left the door open to ARCs, people could offer copies of a KU novel through their own website and claim they were freebies for reviewers. So, close the loophole and (maybe) turn a blind eye.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Is Amazon Affiliates worth it?
« Last post by C. Gold on Today at 10:00:32 AM »
As for Amazon Affiliates, I really like it! Not that I've sold much, but it gives great short links and a way to put a picture of my book on my website and people can click on the picture and go straight to the Amazon page.  No buy button!
I love it for this reason as well. But I use their embed feature so, assuming it works (doesn't for me for some reason, grr), they can click Preview and view the book's Look Inside on my website. Cool, huh?

You can also see how many buys you get from those links, and what was purchased, which is not something you get elsewhere.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Scifi Police Cover Mockup
« Last post by Simon Haynes on Today at 09:59:35 AM »
The fingerprint is a nice touch, but I admit I didn't see it at first. I like the space station, and my only nitpick is that I wouldn't know it was a future cop novel rather than, say, hard sf.

(Speaking as someone who is about to publish a future cop novel)
Writers' Cafe / Re: Scifi Police Cover Mockup
« Last post by Acheknia on Today at 09:59:12 AM »
I was going to say the smaller text doesn't show up well in thumbnail, then saw that it will be improved.

I like it, I don't have any opinions on how it can be improved, it looks good :)
The Book Corner / Re: Book Series and why I hate them
« Last post by kristinestevart on Today at 09:57:22 AM »
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Ingram spark books with createspace isbn?
« Last post by ShayneRutherford on Today at 09:53:43 AM »
You can't use a CS ISBN anywhere other than CS. You'll have to buy a new one.
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