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Writers' Cafe / Basic Editing, Formatting, and Beta Reading Services
« on: July 29, 2017, 03:22:41 PM »
Hi. I can provide basic proofreading, basic no-frills ebook and paperback formatting, and beta reading.

I have recently graduated with Honors with an Associate degree in Creative Writing. I currently have four local clients here in Austin, Texas that I have helped to self-publish. Now that I am out of school I am looking to expand my client base. My clients consist of English professors and a Creative Writing student.

Rates:
Beta reading 0.002 dollars per word
Kindle and epub ebook formatting $60
Createspace PDF paperback formatting $100
Proofreading (basic typos, punctuation errors) 0.002 dollars per word

Microsoft Word and Scrivener files are accepted.

If interested please email author@victoriachampion.com.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Victoria Champion

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Surprise in my email inbox, 4 of my dark fantasy books suddenly republished to B&N. Noticed that 2 of my erotica are not published now. Thought they were. Have they been taken down, I wonder? What is going on? Mysterious.

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Writers' Cafe / My college assessment test score in writing
« on: November 01, 2014, 11:27:23 AM »
was the highest it could possibly be! And so was my essay score! The staff said they had never seen scores that high. I tried to act all nonchalant, like yeah, well ... that's what I do.   8)  But inside I felt vindicated. My self esteem soared. I was giddy. Even if my sales are low, I know I have got mad writing skills. Quantifiably.

My reading comprehension score was almost perfect, but I have to admit I was appalled that it was less than perfect. I need to work on paying more attention, or reading more slowly.

Surprisingly to me, I scored proficient in geometry, and partially proficient in algebra. I thought I would absolutely fail both. I guess maintaining my spreadsheets, coding websites, calculating my cover measurements, and learning to format for ebook and paperback has done some good. I guess we do use algebra and geometry in day to day life!

I'm starting college in the Spring to get a Creative Writing and English degree set. I'll focus on the CW requirements first, and then catch the English degree non-overlaps up.

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Dear Sir or Madam,

This is to inform you that on 1st November 2014, Amazon EU S. r.l. will be replaced as a party to your Kindle Direct Publishing Agreement with another Amazon company, Amazon Media EU S. r.l.

If you need to send us any legal notices or refer to our EU VAT number after 1st November 2014, please use the following details:

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If you are owed any EU royalty payments after 1st November 2014, you may begin receiving these payments from Amazon Media EU S. r.l. rather than Amazon EU S. r.l. Otherwise, this change will not impact your relationship with us in any way.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best regards,

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The Book Bazaar / New Novel Release! Zombie Flood: Disaster of the Dead
« on: August 19, 2014, 11:52:59 AM »
A storm of undead is coming to the Louisiana swamps.

My new Zombie novel is out, officially launched today!

Get your copy of Zombie Flood: Disaster of the Dead at Amazon for Kindle. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS9E0LQ


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I checked the search but didn't find this posted. Also, it is only for American sci-fi authors, sorry. I came across this online:

Kim Stanley Robinson and Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher on Star Trek) are hosting a flash fiction contest. Deadline is March 1st 2014! Submit asap.

http://www.ttbook.org/3-minute-futures

Good luck!

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The Book Bazaar / FREE! Wingless, a short story about shapeshifters.
« on: January 14, 2014, 11:26:48 AM »
Click the book cover for Wingless in my signature or the country flags if you are not in the U.S.


Thanks!

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Writers' Cafe / How Authors Write
« on: December 11, 2013, 11:06:21 PM »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdELtuFWux4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdELtuFWux4</a>

Not sure if this has been posted here before, did a search, didn't see it.

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I want to update some book covers. Will my Countdown be reset by my release date being reset? I have it scheduled for Dec 24. Countdown requires 30 days in Select at one price before being eligible for Countdown. I don't want to lose my scheduled promo period. I want to update my covers.

 :-\

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Writers' Cafe / Minimum word count for a print book?
« on: October 02, 2013, 02:39:53 PM »
I'm thinking 40k.

I formatted some of my books for print and the price I would have to charge on Createspace seems ridiculous for a short word count (less than 20k). So I am guessing that I should only offer larger works in print (collections and complete trilogies, etc...)?

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Writers' Cafe / Kobo blew off paying me again.
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:21:10 PM »
They owed me payment in Feb, said they'd pay me in June, then said, oh too many other payments went out in June, you got bumped to July, and now said, oh sorry we neglected to pay you, we'll pay you in Aug. Oh btw Victoria, check if your bank account info is updated, which, I spent over a week in emails with them sorting that out in May. So, let me ask you, esteemed colleagues, is that any way for them to run a business? Sounds like shades of B&N. I'll be dropping WL direct and going through d2D, who I can always rely on to pay me on time and deal with the incompetence of distributors for me.

/rant off

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Writers' Cafe / Should I hold off new series release until September?
« on: July 20, 2013, 02:34:28 PM »
Good idea to avoid summer slump?

Also, I will have book 2 of the series done by then as well so I could release both at once.

Wait until I have book 3? (might be October)

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Writers' Cafe / Who likes chocolate?
« on: July 20, 2013, 02:30:12 PM »

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Writers' Cafe / Quick question: ambience or ambiance?
« on: July 13, 2013, 05:34:08 PM »
American English dictionary says both are correct. However, is one actually British?

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Writers' Cafe / Richard Matheson
« on: June 24, 2013, 03:19:05 PM »
I can barely even bring myself to say this, but Richard Matheson has died.

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Writers' Cafe / Mid-June Kobo Payment
« on: June 21, 2013, 07:59:39 PM »
In an email asking me to update my bank details (which I had done and confirmed with their tech support), Kobo referred to the June payment as 'mid June', however I haven't received it, and I assume the 15th was mid-June. Has anyone else received their June Kobo payment?

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Writers' Cafe / The passing of Iain Banks and Jack Vance.
« on: June 09, 2013, 01:29:09 PM »
We say goodbye to two literary greats this Spring. RIP


Didn't see the previous thread here: http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,153802.0.html

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Writers' Cafe / I met a girl I first met on the internet!!
« on: May 09, 2013, 06:47:42 PM »


Victoria Champion and Deanna Roy meetup in Austin!

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I realized that I was due a payment on Feb 21, for sales that were below the minimum threshold but it had been six months (as stated in the FAQ we would be paid regardless of amount, every six months). I contacted them, and they said they were preparing six months payments and thanks in advance for my patience. Seeing as how the six months payment is already two months late in my case, I am wondering if anyone has ever received their six months payment?

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Along the windswept shore of the Black Sea, Sofiya resists the calling of The Way, an ancient path of witchery her grandmother wishes for her to walk. As she emerges into womanhood, she struggles against the growing influence of her magical inheritance in a desperate attempt to be with the young fisherman she loves. Her tragic and terrifying visions reveal that The Way has a darker path, and its hunger for her is approaching like a terrible storm.

Find Breathing Dust here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?tag=kbpst-20&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=witches%2C+B00C5SIER6

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Writers' Cafe / Big News from PubIt! ? Anyone know what it is?
« on: April 01, 2013, 02:56:56 PM »
Just got this email:

Dear PubIt! Publisher,

We've got some exciting news on the horizon, and as an integral part of our self-publishing community, we want you to be the first to know! Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement on our next chapter in self-publishing.

We appreciate your partnership and look forward to an even stronger relationship in the future.

Sincerely,
The PubIt! Team

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/nichole-bernier-/on-fandom-i-love-your-boo_b_2963123.html

Fantastic article about things readers say to writers. What are some of your anecdotes?

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Writers' Cafe / Three Horror Writers died this month.
« on: March 24, 2013, 01:11:40 PM »
Rick Hautala http://www.rickhautala.com/
David B. Silva http://www.briankeene.com/?p=13688
and James Herbert http://www.jamesherbert.com/ (There was a thread about him here: http://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=146095.0)

I'm not superstitious. But seriously, what the hell...

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I'm just excited about my new book cover and want to brag. Not looking to alter it. :D I designed it myself in Photoshop from a stock photo and free fonts. I checked the thumbnail size (in my sig now) and looks legible to me, but then again I wear bifocals.


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Writers' Cafe / Yay I love Remittance Advice
« on: March 20, 2013, 04:02:59 PM »
But why don't they call it Remittance Notification? Where is the advice?

(This is about Amazon KDP payment emails.)

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