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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.

Writers' Cafe / Re: "pending confirmation from bank" I want my money
« on: March 01, 2017, 02:59:09 PM »
Mine went in today so it should be soon.

As for the pending info from bank thing -- mine still say that going back a few months. I don't understand what the issue is as I have the money and it shows on my bank statements, too. It didn't used to be this bad, but I've noticed over the last 6 months or so it's been getting worse and taking longer and longer for that part to update.

Writers' Cafe / Re: How long are your chapters?
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:31:59 AM »
A lot of mine tend to be around 1600-2700 or so. I know as a reader, I don't like long chapters so I try to do what I like best.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Working with freelancers and global currency rates
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:11:38 PM »
Yeah, I'd love to find some Canadian editors to work with that will take CDN funds. It certainly makes quite a bit of difference in terms of payment.

Writers' Cafe / Re: What is the sweet spot for pricing print books?
« on: January 09, 2017, 03:09:15 PM »
I'm usually pricing around 14.99 US. Less than 200 pages, I could see maybe going to 9.99. The shorter stuff (no spine) I've been doing 6.99/7.99 Sales seem to be pretty good at these ranges.

I've been writing two at once lately and am quite enjoying it.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Canadian Authors on KDP can't gift
« on: December 17, 2016, 06:56:47 PM »
An e-book that you'd already purchased?  If yes, how did you manage this, because I've tried to do this a couple times and can't figure it out.  Hard copies... that's a different matter.


No, not that I'd already purchased. Hence the gift part of it. I also have a .com account so maybe there's something to that?

Writers' Cafe / Re: Canadian Authors on KDP can't gift
« on: December 17, 2016, 09:46:45 AM »
Canadian author here and I just gifted a book to my wife for Xmas, so it definitely works.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Struggling to find vector premades
« on: December 03, 2016, 03:37:34 PM »
Here's my Dumb Question du Jour:   what, exactly, is meant by vector?  I always associate it with algebra or some other mathematical equation, so I've never been sure how it relates to photos/images.   :P

A good reference is cozy mystery book covers. That sort of illustration is usually vector based.

I've been paid a few times by them. It looks like the first one took the longest. I'm thinking it might have been a different threshold back then. 50? Now it's only 10 bucks. Most recent payment for me was in August.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Do You Email Your List A Happy Holiday Message?
« on: November 24, 2016, 09:48:50 AM »
That's the sort of thing I would probably post on a Facebook Page.

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