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Writers' Cafe / Limit on email sending?
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:17:25 PM »
Hey, I've sent a bunch of free copies of my books to people this week. Everything has gone smoothly until I started getting mailer daemon warnings. I changed over to my second email and after a couple of them got the same warning and now saying "file is too large".

I've sent the same file many times, why would it be to large the next day?

What is going on here?

Writers' Cafe / keyword dragon = (
« on: October 15, 2017, 04:11:05 AM »
I just did an Amazon search "dragon kindle books". :o

More than 95% of the titles are headless "torso/ab" covers and similar.

Have things really gotten this bad? There seem to be very few fiction searches that don't turn up a large amount of these covers, is it fair for these books to be in so many categories?

Writers' Cafe / Mailchimp automation(SOLVED PLEASE DELETE)
« on: October 04, 2017, 01:16:31 AM »


Writers' Cafe / Amazon sub-categories
« on: September 30, 2017, 03:46:49 AM »
Hey guys,

How can we request sub-categories?

Is there a limit to the number of sub-categories allowed?

I heard not all of the sub-categories show up on the product page to view. If so, how can we confirm which sub-categories we are listed under?


Writers' Cafe / Murder Mystery tropes
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:17:27 AM »
What are some of your favorite tropes in the murder mystery genre?

I am writing my first murder mystery (in an epic fantasy setting!)

Curious what other writers like to read in this genre. It's not a cozy mystery. The "investigator" is in real danger during this one and it's set in my high fantasy kingdom.  =  )

Writers' Cafe / Amazon book page "bolded" tagline
« on: September 24, 2017, 06:58:56 AM »
Wondering if I'm just missing something but how do authors bold the "tagline" of their blurb. I bolded it and copy-pasted into the blurb space but can't seem to get it bolded. I was watching Chris Fox's video and noticed he had the bolded tagline but I can't find where or how to do this.

Writers' Cafe / Page flip kicks me on the way out...
« on: September 22, 2017, 02:10:23 AM »
My book one is already out of KU and listed wide (YAY) but book two is still in till November. I unticked the box and planned to wait it out but recently received a nice email from a reader saying she and her uncle both read my book Black Dragon Deceivers through KU.

Seeing as the book has gotten meager page reads I wrote a nice reply thanking them and asking when they read it. She didn't know about her uncle but she read it a week ago. No page reads were recorded for either as far as I can tell. I mentioned page flip and she said she always uses it :'( :'(

I just sent an email to Amazon asking to be released early from KU.

Writers' Cafe / Voraciousreadersonly?
« on: September 21, 2017, 11:38:03 PM »
Has anyone worked with voracious readers only to get visibility?

Writers' Cafe / Smashwords ISBN
« on: September 20, 2017, 09:58:20 AM »
After submitting to smashwords they require a "unique" ISBN. I read the fine print and it seems this is just a formality and that Smashwords isn't getting over on me but is it a mistake to take their free ISBN?

Better question, will I likely regret it or be restricted in any way?

Writers' Cafe / For authors who are WIDE
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:37:25 AM »
Hey everyone,

For those of you who are wide I'd like to ask which sites do you feel have the best deals for being direct? I've heard Kobo's deals make it worth it to be direct? Are there any others that show a nice return on their "in-house" promotions?

Thanks! 8)

Writers' Cafe / Pricing on translation!
« on: September 17, 2017, 07:24:48 AM »
Hey everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone could tell me what are some of the standard "market" rates for translations these days. And what the translation contract usually entails.

For people who haven't gotten translations based on price how much would it need to be for you to jump in?

Writers' Cafe / Selling on Nook with B&N
« on: September 16, 2017, 10:15:09 PM »
How does one try to get their ebook on Nook? Do you need to be selected?

Or can you sign up and submit like Amazon and Kobo?

Writers' Cafe / This is why I pay for formating
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:40:37 PM »
Hey guys,

I'm trying to remove mentions of Amazon to a file in sigil so I can use it in Kobo and others. When I open the file in sigil it shows the changes made in the html but when I open the ebook it still has the old links.

Why does it show up as already changed when Sigil looks at the html but still uses the old links when i open the formatted file?

 HELP! :o

Writers' Cafe / This puppy is goin' WIDE = )
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:05:06 PM »
Yep, you heard it. I'm joining the movement.

I'm planning on uploading to Kobo directly but what other heavy-hitting sites are essential to be direct with for marketing deals? Does going direct with Apple, Nook, B&N, or others make sense from, a promotions and ease of use POV?

I'm powering through the third book in my four part epic fantasy series much quicker than books one and two and expect to have I modest backlist increasing in speed each year. Wide seems like a good way to go.

But what say you guys?  =  )

Writers' Cafe / How do you kill it (or do well) on Kobo?
« on: September 13, 2017, 12:02:51 PM »
If you are already wide I'm interested what's your Kobo (or other wide platform), Smashwords, etc. strategy?

What do you do to get visibility?

Make things easier on yourself?

Can you link to goodread review page?

What do new "wide" authors need to know?

Writers' Cafe / Fiberead
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:05:57 AM »
I know there aren't too many authors here on fiberead but there are a few.

Could anyone point me to who the top sellers are for their site? What kind of data sales info do you get when you work with them? Are they selling any books? I'm really trying to figure them out because the service "seems" great but their list of books looks pretty amateur to me and I'd like to know what their top selling books are but can't find that data.

What are some solid promo sites for epic/high fantasy?

Or promo sites that nearly everyone in fantasy and sci-fi like to book?

Any personal favorites?

Writers' Cafe / Using Sigil...quick help PLEASE
« on: September 04, 2017, 12:11:00 AM »
Hi everyone,

I want to change a web link and add my cover to some epub files I have. But when I open sigil I have no idea what to do. Could someone help me here?

When you open sigil what do you do to get the file "in" sigil for editing?

Thanks in advance!

Writers' Cafe / Cleanest way to go wide
« on: August 23, 2017, 08:30:59 AM »
I'm planning on going wide with my book one in a couple weeks when it comes off KU. Not going back in!

Is draft to digital the best way to start out? My worry is taking too much time with ton of vendors.

Any suggestions for someone who is just starting to go wide?  =  )

Writers' Cafe / Slick-looking easy to update/change website?
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:12:47 AM »
Is your website or any that you like (authors) really eye-candy? For anyone who has had their website done (that aren't tech savy) is it easy to go in and add/change things when you need to?

I want to hear from you!  =  )

Writers' Cafe / AMS ads click bid price
« on: August 19, 2017, 12:38:12 AM »
Restarted a couple of these after a couple of months paused and noticed my impressions for the same keywords on the same price are WAY down.

Have people been raising the bids so much in the last couple of months? Can people really afford to make money with such high bids??

Writers' Cafe / Updated ebooks
« on: August 18, 2017, 03:09:39 AM »
If an ebook that I've purchased updates for example the author adds things or does an edit do I have a way to "refresh" so I have the newest version of the product that I've already paid for?

Writers' Cafe / Author Central Author Page
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:59:59 AM »
Does anyone find that putting time into a detailed author page at Amazon author central is worthwhile? Does anyone feel readers use it? I didn't know it existed until I was an author.

Any examples of a very good author page?

How could I use author central to my advantage?


Writers' Cafe / Amazon/createspace
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:16:11 PM »
Hey, my second book doesn't show up on Amazon yet. I published my first paperback through createspace and it got a page on Amazon and shows up to purchase on both sites (although higher royalty on createspace website) but my second book is only showing up on createspace (even though when I finalized and published it showed both). So how long does it take for it to pop up on Amazon? Several weeks? A week+?

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