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Your Admin Team / Re: Certificate - web site
« on: Yesterday at 06:34:36 PM »
My understanding is that we had to renew our chat subscription, but that has been done as of today (the site owner was away).  Are you still seeing the pop up?  You might try clearing the cache....

Betsy

Betcha that's where the problem was then . . . 'cause the diagonal yellow lines are gone for me now, too.

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Your Admin Team / Re: Certificate - web site
« on: Yesterday at 03:17:44 PM »
I don't get a certificate request, but I wonder if that's related to the fact that, for the last day or two, there have been yellow diagonal stripes in the 'chat' bar along the top.

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You don't make money at 99 cents. You use 99 cents (or free) as a funnel to get people to try out your books. That still works, trust me--IF that first book delivers.

I bolded this, Rosalind, because, as a reader, I think it's pretty crucial and I'm not sure that people reading here always appreciate it.

That 99 cent book has got to be something that's going to make me not just read to the end, but read to the end and say, "wow, I want to read more by this person."

'Cause, here's the thing: If that first book is only o.k. or, worse, I don't like it, I'm not going on to buy more at any price. :(

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Wondered if anyone else reacts this way...
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:38:30 PM »
I guess I've never thought that it was probably porn shorts; just to me it's a mark of something not very professionally done so I assume it's going to be any of badly written, badly spelled, badly edited, badly plotted, or grammatically poor.

Here's what does have it's uses: when the book is called "This is My Book: A thriller."  I have gone off 'thrillers' lately, so that certainly helps me walk right by. :D But if it said, "a mystery" then I might take another look. If it lists more than that trying to narrow a genre to within an inch of its life, I pass on it.

Maybe I just have very little faith in the quality of any book whose title is 2 or 3 lines long! :o :D

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moved this to the Fire tips board where you might get a better response . . . Fires are really completely different animals than eInk Kindles. :)

Only thing I can suggest, given what you've said, is that there's a file management problem. They might very well be related. Have you tried a restart: hold the power button until it restarts -- don't just turn it off and on -- keep holding past that screen and let it re-boot itself. Sometimes that solves such problems.

It could also be a problem with your WiFi connection, so you might try resetting that.

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FWIW, I don't find the kindle screen gets too grimy. When needed I wipe it with a soft cloth made for screens.

Now, my tablets -- which include Fires -- are a different story. I'm wiping them down with a microfiber cloth probably several times a day to clean smudges. Same with my phone.

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The Book Corner / Re: James Potter Series -- 4th book released
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
Book 5 is being released a chapter at a time on his website...  http://www.jamespotterseries.com/

good to know -- though I've not gotten to #4 yet: so many books, so little time.

I'll wait for #5 anyway, until he's finished it and posted it complete.

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Suggestions, Comments / Re: Unable to update my KB Reading Page
« on: March 21, 2017, 02:14:07 PM »
Linda, I've had happen what you did . . . but it's been a while. As Betsy said it might have had to do with Amazon servers but, more specifically, I think it had to do with how the board software communicated with their servers. Best as I can recall, I haven't had it happen since the Big Changeover happened and that's been a while. So I may just be drawing a connection out of a coincidence.

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Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: Changing Email...
« on: March 21, 2017, 01:57:21 PM »
I'm reading this as you want to change the email associated with KBoards, not your Kindle, which I think is what Ann answered (probably because this is the forum area for questions about your Kindle :D).  You go to Profile, found under My KBoards, then Modify Profile then Account Settings.  You'll see the box to enter the current email address.  Then save.

Or, direct link here:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php?action=profile;area=account;

Let us know if you have any problems.

Betsy

Oh. Of course that's what he asked. My bad. :D

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Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting (Kindle) / Re: Changing Email...
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
Probably need to change it on Amazon -- likely under "your account".

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The Book Corner / Re: Story Time with Wil Wheaton
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:21:07 AM »
Wil Wheaton has done alright for himself since his stint as the often annoying Wesley Crusher. :D

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Wondered if anyone else reacts this way...
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:06:15 AM »
Honestly, it's probably mostly noticed by authors. Likely the only non-authors who notice are kboards members who've been hangin' 'round you all. ;)

But, yeah, if you browse even a little bit, it gets pretty obvious, and I suspect if most people thought about it, they'd decide it looked like a scam book and skip it.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Box Set: Rory Mack Steele Thrillers Books 1-12
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:45:21 AM »

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--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

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Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

All this, and more, is included in our Forum Decorum.  Be sure to check it from time to time for the current guidelines and rules.

Thanks for being part of KBoards!  Feel free to send us a PM if you have any questions.

Betsy & Ann
Book Bazaar Moderators

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Bestseller for FREE - Only this weekend
« on: March 19, 2017, 03:42:34 AM »

Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

All this, and more, is included in our Forum Decorum.  Be sure to check it from time to time for the current guidelines and rules.

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I'm not seeing anything earth shattering either. :( It wasn't inconvenient to do the manual update as I'm sitting here with my computer and my Voyage . . . but I'll just let it come to the Oasis and Ed's kindle on its own.

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I could have sworn I already had the add to goodreads reading shelf before this 5.8.8 update.

From the about the book, it adds it to the currently reading. There is no other option there. I'll find out if anything is different at the end popup when I am done reading the book I am reading now.
But I swear it all looks the same as before. But don't hold me to that.  :P

Yeah . . . that's what I'm wondering . . . we've been able, for a while, to add a book to GR, but only to the default shelves, not to any that we've made ourselves.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: Software Update 5.8.7 is live. New font.
« on: March 18, 2017, 09:04:32 AM »
This update includes general performance improvements and the following new features:

Improvements to tables that contain images: Images inside tables are now more proportionate to the table dimensions.
Auto-shelving enhancements for Goodreads users: If you've linked your Kindle with Goodreads, you'll have the option to add your books to your Goodreads shelf from the About this Book and Before You Go sections of each book.


I hope this means adding to shelves personally created and not just the default shelves!  Off to download. :) Thanks!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Product links in Kindle Books
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:53:50 AM »
Also keep in mind that, for those reading on Kindle, links aren't much use -- the browser in the eInk devices (Kindle, Voyage, Oasis) is barely satisfactory.

Links would work, of course, for those who read on Fires or other tablets or phones with the Kindle app. Though: I'm not sure there's any way to know whether you readers are likely to be primarily one or the other sort.

That said, many people still find it easier to just buy from Amazon rather than negotiating some other site and then having to sideload or email the file to our device.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: KU for 1st in series only
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:36:01 AM »
Hey all,

Have a question mainly for KU users. I'm soon to launch a new series of rather short book. Like 100 pages or so each. I have about 9 or so written thus far. I'm planning to release the first in KU mainly to gain visibility from borrows and to generate also bought's. However, due to the short lengths, I wont be earning much money from KU reads. I'm thus pondering whether it would be better to leave the  subsequent books out of KU and sell at $2.99. Would this tick off people in KU who read the 1st book and want to read the second? Or would it not really matter since the people who buy books and borrow them are two different sets of people? i.e. the people who are in KU will not buy the book anyway even if they like it.

Note, I'm not really looking to go wide at present just wondering if leaving all the books in KU despite not getting paid much is worth it, or if those people might actually buy the book. Hope that makes sense.

As a reader, I'm not currently a subscriber to KU. So in or out doesn't matter to me right now. However, when I did subscribe, I used it as a pool of 'maybe' books. I borrowed a lot that I almost certainly wouldn't have bought, but the description intrigued me enough that I was willing to give it a try when all I was risking was some of my reading time and not my reading budget. :) I probably didn't finish reading half of them, so, from that perspective, it worked well for me in doing some weeding out without wasting money -- though there were a few that I thought were so bad I did feel that I had totally wasted my time! :o

There were also maybe a dozen that were first in a series that I did enjoy well enough that I bothered to find and read the rest of the series while I still had my subscription. (In a few cases the 2nd book didn't live up to the first so I dropped the series then.) Overall, there weren't enough such series to make it worthwhile for me to extend the subscription so, when my year was up, I didn't renew.

A few of those I liked well enough that, yes, I'll be watching for further volumes and be willing to pay for them.

Of course, I can only speak for myself. But my above scenario was a year long subscription and I probably borrowed maybe 80 books or so during that time. And I'm talking maybe 3 or 4 books I borrowed, first in a series, that I liked well enough that they're on my watch list and I will buy when new volumes are released. So, if I'm typical -- and it may be that I'm not -- you may not find many willing to pay after reading just ONE book via KU.

I'll also note that, even those who might be willing to buy later volumes may not feel like they want to pay $3 a pop. That feels a little high for a 100 page book to me. But, then, I'm a person who prefers 250 to 400 pages as a rule. :)

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Lovecraftian fiction
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:11:33 AM »

Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: The Flooding (sci fi novel about reincarnation)
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:10:46 AM »

Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Madly Insane
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:08:57 AM »

Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

All this, and more, is included in our Forum Decorum.  Be sure to check it from time to time for the current guidelines and rules.

Thanks for being part of KBoards!  Feel free to send us a PM if you have any questions.

Betsy & Ann
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Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

Much of what follows you should already be aware of, as it was included in the information you agreed to when you signed up. So please consider this to be just a friendly reminder. :) (The posting of this 'welcome letter' doesn't mean you've done anything wrong; we just want you to have a ready reference, so we post this note in every thread in the Bazaar. :) )

KBoards is a fan forum for Readers, Writers and Kindle Lovers. Authors are always welcome to post anywhere but, as you browse the 'boards, please keep in mind that self-promotion, of any sort, is ONLY allowed here in the Book Bazaar.

A brief recap of our rules follows:

--Please bookmark this thread (using your browser's bookmark/favorite function or the Kboards bookmark tool available on each thread) so you can update it as we ask that authors have only one thread per book and add to it when there is more information.  You may start a separate thread for each book (or you may have one thread per series of books, or one thread for all of your books, it's your choice).

--We invite you to use your book cover as your avatar and have links to your book and website in your signature. Instructions are posted here

--While you may respond to member posts to your thread at any time, you may only bump your thread (back-to-back posts by you) once every seven days.  Once you've responded to a member, that resets the clock to zero and you must wait seven days to post, unless another member posts before then.

--We ask that Amazon reviews not be repeated here as they are easy to find at your book link.  Also, full reviews from other sites should not be posted here, but you may post a short blurb and a link to the full review instead.

--Although self-promotion is limited to the Book Bazaar, our most successful authors have found the best way to promote their books is to be as active throughout KBoards as time allows.  This is your target audience--book lovers with Kindles!  Please note that putting link information in the body of your posts outside the Book Bazaar constitutes self promotion; please leave your links for your profile signature that will automatically appear on each post.  For information on more ways to promote here on KBoards, be sure to check out this thread:
Authors: KBoards Tips & FAQ.

All this, and more, is included in our Forum Decorum.  Be sure to check it from time to time for the current guidelines and rules.

Thanks for being part of KBoards!  Feel free to send us a PM if you have any questions.

Betsy & Ann
Book Bazaar Moderators

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