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Lord of the Rings
by J.R.R. Tolkein

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Kindle Edition published 2009-04-17
Bestseller ranking: 786

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All three parts of the epic masterpiece combined in one definitive edition of the text.

Sauron, the Dark Lord, has gathered to him all the Rings of Power - the means by which he intends to rule Middle-earth. All he lacks in his plans for dominion is the One Ring - the ring that rules them all - which has fallen into the hands of the hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as the Ring is entrusted to his care. He must leave his home and make a perilous journey across the realms of Middle-earth to the Crack of Doom, deep inside the territories of the Dark Lord. There he must destroy the Ring forever and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. Since it was first published in 1954, The Lord of the Rings has been a book people have treasured. Steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness, its sweeping fantasy has touched the hearts of young and old alike.

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Kindle Accessories / Re: Oasis skins
« Last post by mistyd107 on Today at 02:59:21 PM »
? For anyone who has used the treasure hunt skin. How would it look paired with the merlot cover?? TIA
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CozyMama, you should have seen how many batteries we went through when the cat figured out how to turn on the motion-sensor LED hall light by sticking a paw under the door.... ;D

I do not remember going through all these never-ending 'helpful' pop-ups every time I bump or purposefully touch a previously untouched button.  Must be the newest software.  I would like to see an 'opt-out' choice on every new kindle when first opening it out of the box, to skip the tutorial tat and the little 'hey, do you want to?'-type info.  I thought I'd probably hit them all by now, but 51% into a large novel, I just triggered another one.   Having to wade through it when I first opened this Oasis yesterday left me vexed, and each time I do a new action and one pops up, I'm peeved yet anew.

?

I can't recall getting any popups?

Betsy
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I dun sent 'em the suggestion!  Thanks, Ann. 
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I bought two blurbs from editorialeyes and could not be happier.

She's great to work with -- professional, personable, and patient. She was quick but thorough, and most importantly, she's talented. It was a great relief to leave the blurbs in her hands so that I could focus on editing.

Would definitely, highly, recommend.
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The KBoards Photo Gallery / Re: Lima, Peru
« Last post by R. Doug on Today at 02:54:47 PM »
Sample shots from today'sFun Photo (and Video) Friday - Farewell, Lima:





And a Link to the video embedded in the same blog post:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uscqaohl0Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uscqaohl0Y</a>
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Romance Ghosting Services Available Now.
« Last post by AztecStrawberry on Today at 02:53:41 PM »
Slight detour, but can you be "in the middle of nowhere" in Hong Kong? Isn't it one of the most densely populated islands on the planet?

I wish the OP good luck in her venture. Personally I think there's too many errors in the writing, both factually and with regard to craft, but then I don't know a lot about how ghosting works. Do people polish/add voice/send to an editor as part of the process?

I know that at least the majority of the clients I've worked with have editors who they send my work to after I have completed it. I only do one part of their multi-step process. Many clients also have story lines of varying quality and detail that they have either paid other writers to come up with, or have written themselves. I've only come across one person who was deeply attached to her story, though... most are fine with a certain degree of the inevitable tweaking that you find the provided plot needs in order to really "work".

What I provide -- and what I assume others provide to make it work out to a decently hourly rate -- is essentially a cleaned-up first draft. Personally, I would not submit a piece to a client with the kinds of issues that are in OP's sample, but I only have experience with my own clients' expectations. It may be that she will find takers with that sample at a lower rate. I wish her luck in finding them.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« Last post by R. Doug on Today at 02:53:35 PM »
Sample shots from today's Fun Photo (and Video) Friday - Farewell, Lima:





And a Link to the video embedded in the same blog post:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uscqaohl0Y" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uscqaohl0Y</a>
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CozyMama, you should have seen how many batteries we went through when the cat figured out how to turn on the motion-sensor LED hall light by sticking a paw under the door.... ;D

I do not remember going through all these never-ending 'helpful' pop-ups every time I bump or purposefully touch a previously untouched button.  Must be the newest software.  I would like to see an 'opt-out' choice on every new kindle when first opening it out of the box, to skip the tutorial tat and the little 'hey, do you want to?'-type info.  I thought I'd probably hit them all by now, but 51% into a large novel, I just triggered another one.   Having to wade through it when I first opened this Oasis yesterday left me vexed, and each time I do a new action and one pops up, I'm peeved yet anew.   



I suggest submitting it as a suggestion to kindle-feedback@amazon.com (Betsy will correct me if that's not the right address.) It doesn't really bother me but it would be a good idea if the first thing that popped up was a question about whether or not you actually WANT the tutorial and such info pop-ups.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: The AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Last post by MelanieCellier on Today at 02:48:46 PM »
Canberra doesn't get many days of 46 degrees :P

Haha, true! But I'd pick the heat over the cold any day  :D

(Although I might not say that if I lived in a time/place without air conditioning!)
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I think we can argue semantics all day, but to say it's not a zero sum game simply isn't correct. As mentioned, when a scammer takes the spot of a legitimate author on an All-Star list, that author loses. There are finite spots on that list, all of them (ideally) earned through legitimate sales. Arguing that they already make a ton of money is irrelevant.

By the same token, Top 20 lists, whether they be New Release, Pop Lists, whatever, when those spots get filled with scammers' books, legitimate authors lose out on exposure.

Is there a difference between a scammer taking a Top 20 spot versus an author buying it with a BookBub ad? Are we really having this discussion? An author may buy a BB ad, but rank is still earned through legitimate purchases of that book. Scammers using click farms, well, there's nothing legitimate about that.

You sound like someone who has never qualified for a bonus. Jack Kilborn is correct. If you're qualifying for a bonus, you're already making HUGE money. $40-$50k-higher kind of money. I can assure you, when you're making that kind of money, a measly $1K/$2K bonus is nothing to lose sleep over. Those scammers sure as heck aren't hitting the Top 10/20, I can practically guarantee you that.
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