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Writers' Cafe / Re: Amazon broken
« on: November 18, 2017, 06:54:02 AM »
Seems to be working for me. Firefox.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Paying Royalties Through PayPal - Friends & Family?
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:10:41 PM »
Speaking of Paypal, I received this today from Paypal Canada. I know it's not exactly in relation to what's being discussed here but it's a good reminder to always operate on the up and up.

Notice to Business Customers and Partners.
We're writing to notify you that we have received a Federal Court order requiring us to disclose information to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) about PayPal Business account holders who sent or received a payment between January 1, 2014, and November 10, 2017. To comply with the order, PayPal Canada will make a disclosure to the CRA within 45 days of the date of the order.

If you have any questions about this email, please refer to our list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact us through our Help Centre.

Thank you for being a PayPal customer. We're committed to helping your business get the best online and mobile commerce solutions so you can grow your business and compete in today's digital economy.

PayPal Canada

Writers' Cafe / Re: Tracking Book Sales: TrackerBox Mac Kickstarter is live
« on: November 08, 2017, 08:12:00 AM »
Funded! Will buy my copy tonight.

Did the same thing and itís 102 bucks.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Mailchimp switching all signup forms to single opt-in
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:45:21 PM »
Yeah, this is total bs.

Iíve actually been toying with the idea of having special editions of my books and making them available to mailing list pps etc. Kinda like covers I would have done but would have had an impact on sales otherwise.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Any problems with Babelcube these days?
« on: October 23, 2017, 03:09:35 AM »
Unlike the others, I haven't had any issues with Babelcube. I've been paid what I'm supposed to be, which, isn't much but it's regular. And all the buttons seem to work for me and always have when I've cared to look at sales.

I've been waiting for this. Two questions:

1. Will the license be for one computer only or, if I buy a new computer in the future can I then load it onto that one as well?

2. Will it support all versions of Mac OS? (Snow Leopard, Lion, etc) Or only the current OS?

I would disagree. I think there are quite a lot of cozy writers producing books that are nearer 50-70k and doing reasonably well. I think Amanda's are fairly short?

I was going to say the same thing. Sales ranks prove otherwise. Lots and lots of stuff around 35-50k doing very well. Amanda writes all over. Does shorts, novellas and 90k stuff. Sheís always said that the longer stuff does better, though.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Do you prefer long or short chapters?
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:38:11 AM »
I prefer shorter. My average is about 1800-2500.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How long do your editors usually take?
« on: September 20, 2017, 05:49:04 AM »
Judging from what I've read online 1-4 weeks seems to be the norm. I've had 2 editors now take an awful lot longer than that and wasn't exactly thrilled with it.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Canadian account not acceptable for payments?
« on: September 05, 2017, 03:46:55 PM »
Uh that doesn't make any sense. I haven't had any issues. Is it just possible that the banking information entered is incorrect?

Edit: with Royal

Writers' Cafe / Re: Sudden sales explosion!
« on: August 23, 2017, 09:28:11 AM »
Another vote for the old cover for what it's worth.

Writers' Cafe / Re: My new writing partner not pulling his weight
« on: July 17, 2017, 03:07:11 AM »
A promotion is in order... to customer.

Wow. And that affidavit is something else.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Two-book series?
« on: May 29, 2017, 05:46:58 PM »

Also, the bulk of my Expanded Distribution sales always hit my account toward the end of the month. Looks like around the 25th-28th area.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How to measure bare minimum success?
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:51:33 AM »
ROI. You want the book to have paid for itself. If it does, that's a win in my book. Rinse and repeat.

I disagree. My only nonfiction title continues to bring in a decent royalty (for me) every month going on 2 years later with no promotions, no marketing, no blog tours, and no previous audience whatsoever. IMO, it's all about target audience, keywords, and SEO. The only real thing I did was give away some Arc copies to get those initial first reviews. I think I got about 5 from that.

Writers' Cafe / Re: New Cover Illustration! I'm super excited!
« on: April 09, 2017, 02:08:12 PM »
I am always in awe of what these artists can do. The detail is just amazing.

One suggestion. The book cover itself will be portrait and that wonderful illustration is landscape. I'm afraid when it's converted, you'll loose a lot of detail. The next time you commission a cover, tell them the size that Amazon requires to upload.

Or maybe I don't know what I'm talking about because I'm not an artist.

This is what you call a wraparound cover. Mainly used for a print version.

Writers' Cafe / Re: New Cover Illustration! I'm super excited!
« on: April 09, 2017, 02:06:42 PM »

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has Bookbub lost its shine?
« on: April 03, 2017, 09:22:01 AM »
I personally have found them less exciting for the last year or so and have wondered why I'm still subscribed.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How do YOU handle paperbacks?
« on: March 17, 2017, 06:40:08 PM »
I use Scrivener and Createspace. Easy peasy. Now that I've got the formatting and templates set up, it's just clicking a button.

heard corporations are only worth it if you make over 350,000 a year?

There was a story today on Global that quoted 70K as being the threshold to become incorporated.

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