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    « Reply #701 on: June 22, 2018, 06:03:58 pm »
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    « Reply #702 on: June 22, 2018, 07:38:52 pm »
    Actually, I think the payout per borrow in KU should be capped at the same price the ebook is for sale for. Might actually stop the 99cent books glutting the market and get authors paid a fair rate for good work.
    Since the majority of scammers don't get purchases, all that will do is make them move their prices to $9.99.

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    « Reply #703 on: June 22, 2018, 07:42:16 pm »
    2. Some of us have been pushing for the lower cap for a long long time, but it was never about the length of books - it was always about a Pay-Out Cap based upon a lower KENPC. I prefer a 750 KENPC setting, (which is approximately $3.50 per read through), because it's short enough to have a significant impact on shady-hat shenanigans, and yet long enough to allow for publishing flexibility.

    Your flexibility, your way. What you think's right. I don't see any reach out to the authors that are against this. I seem to be running into the same wall and it must be me. I believe in compromise and that a community finds a way to do what's right for all it's members. Instead, I feel that it comes down to simply do it my way or I'll yell at you.


    3. Unlike a page cap, this allows authors to continue to publish box sets and provide as much bonus content as they feel appropriate, because it doesn't affect Pay-Out. This is especially important for writers who specialize in short fiction.

    I agree. This was never debated except by one post that I know of.

    4. It allows us the freedom to experiment with formatting and content and promotions and how we tell our stories, without worrying about getting banned.

    I have no need for this. Nor do I see a great consensus that this is something people are actually interested in.

    5. Becasue the Pay-Out is set at a 750 KENPC level, it provides authors the flexibility to decide how much over that Cap they want their titles to go. 250 KENPC is about $1.17. So is getting that third novel in the box set worth losing a $1.17? It becomes a marketing decision. And for me, the answer would be Yes, every time. Short-term greed is always the enemy of long-term strategic thinking.

    Again your flexibility, your way. What you want. A predetermined number that you decided on because of the books you write. Not the books I write. With no input from other genre's or way's of writing.

    6. Dear Fantasy writers: I don't know why you are so set on the traditional publishing model of the 80s and 90s, one, I might add, that wasn't developed by writers or their marketing teams, but by accountants. Readers have clearly communicated to the market that they are totally fine with shorter books at lower prices and serialized stories/content - this is true across all genres. Of Tolkien's books, only Fellowship goes over the 750 Cap, and just barely at that, 40 pages or so, about 20 cents per read through. The other's are well below. And his publishers were right, LOTR is not a single novel, it really is a trilogy. The reality is that most of these super long books combine a number of shorter novels and side stories (novellas) into a single title. The Stand is another one that should have been a trilogy. It's one story, sure, but not one book. To an extent, these are packaging decisions, not literary choices.

    Dear person who I've never met,

    I'm not interested in the model of publishing. I'm interested in the books I'd like to write. I'm not writing for your audience but my own. I don't believe that I enjoy a person telling me to basically write shorter books, at a lower price, or to branch out. You keep bringing up Tolkien as a base line. Sorry, but I don't agree with your example. How about Wheel of Time? Game of Thrones? The last three Harry Potter books? Regardless, this argument comes down to you telling me to write it your way or get out of KU. I'm wondering if you'd appreciate that kind of sentiment being directed at you. Would you appreciate someone telling you to write different? That you are behind the times? Or that you need to write their way for you to care about them?

    A 750 KENPC Cap is about 175k words, or somewhere between 500 and 700 actual print pages depending on formatting. I grew up reading series, they're a staple in SFF. I mean, ignoring my preference for tight narratives, I don't get the need or want for super long books from a business perspective, an artistic perspective or a work-flow perspective. I just don't get it. I'm pretty sure the digital world has moved on to a content-based literary model. But that's okay, I don't have get it. You do you.  :)

    350 words per page is a trade paperback, divided by 350 = 500 pages. Appreciate the approval. I know this was intended to be an olive branch but after you just get done insulting the genre I write in, well, lets just say it didn't come off. I mean once you've told someone you don't get why they write, it's artistic merit, and that its old fashioned, what's not to be happy about.

    As for super long TP books, they're not in KU; they have a completely different marketing strategy. Direct comparisons with TP books can only be made on the Store side of Zon. Which means Sanderson and Rowling are irrelevant to this conversation.

    Yes, why should we compare to other titles of books that write to market, do well, and are published wide.


    8. The lower Pay-Out Cap will reduce the revenue stream per shady-hat title by 75%.

    9. To compensate, they'll have to publish four times as many books (won't that much duplication be noticeable?), which meas their AMS spend will increase by 400%. Is that sustainable?

    10. A Pay-Out Cap is pretty much a single line of code. Let's face it, Zon isn't going to put much effort into implementing a workable solution. Any solution needs to be simple.


    Frankly this is supposition. You don't know how much code goes into it. I'm a code monkey on the side, you simply haven't seen it so anything on that front is guess work. You can't predict the new model because it is a new model. All you can do is guess at what they'd do. Your benefits also don't touch anything that I care about and take away things I do. This is a deal that benefits you while cutting into what I love.

    11. And for those on the fence, Romance writers, and a few other genres, have been dealing with this for the last year plus. How is that okay?

    How is it right for you plan to not even once take into account the real concerns of other writers?

    12. Let's also accept the fact that Zon is extremely unlikely to do anything we suggest, but it would be nice to see us get on the same page for once, thinking and planning for a better path for ALL of us. And while a lower Cap isn't a perfect solution, it provides the most benefit with the least harm. We even get to keep the All-Star bonuses (of which, I've never remotely qualified for).

    I'll say this again. You don't ask for help while telling people you don't care what they think. The benefit is for things you care about while maiming the things I do.


    I guess it comes down to whether or not cleaning up KU and leveling the AMS playing field is really all that important, if it's worth the sacrifice. I'd be happy to lose a buck or two, or whatever on my box sets if it meant my AMS spend could be competitive again, or if the pop lists were reflective of actual reader preferences again. I'll trade a few short-term pennies for long-term stability any day - we'll all make way more money that way. It's been proven in other industries - it's why the leaders of those industries created standards and certifications, so that manufacturing and services would remain professional and consistent with consumer expectations.

    Oh, and it helps out our fellow writers, too. Win - Win.  ;)


    My pop lists are indicative of what readers enjoy. It's good of you to give up some money, but then you get to keep writing the way you want, its other writers who will have to suffer for this. The writers that have said from the beginning that this wouldn't work for their books.

    It's not a Win - Win for this author. In fact I'd lose, but then I'm writing in a way behind the times, with no artistic merit.

    This will be my last time on this thread. I offered to help, wanted to compromise, was willing to work with you to actually get a change so that I could help out a genre I neither read nor write in. Since you force me into a binary of your way or their way. I'll say I'm their way.
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    « Reply #705 on: June 22, 2018, 10:24:05 pm »
    Since the majority of scammers don't get purchases, all that will do is make them move their prices to $9.99.

    Mejor que nada. At least their take would be halved.

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    Re: Amazon Actions re NEW Bonus Content Limits -- threads MERGED
    « Reply #706 on: June 23, 2018, 12:17:32 am »
    Let's get rid of the all-star bonus for a start, that takes away 25k worth of incentive, and any author hitting page numbers to get a bonus should be financially happy with what they are getting anyway. When the bonus programme was rolled out it said they may stop paying it in future - so stop.

    I agree with this. A bonus payment makes for a great incentive to 'manipulate' the system.

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    « Reply #707 on: June 23, 2018, 02:16:15 am »
    It's easy in all this to come up with a solution that works for group A. Or B. Or C. But a true solution is much harder. A true solution will work for everyone from A to Z.

    Unless some groups think they're more worthy than other groups, and that friendly fire serves the greater good, and that the end justifies the means.

    This is why I think it best to target the scammers directly. They're not authors. They're running a scam. A true solution will hone in on them, and them alone.

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    « Reply #708 on: June 23, 2018, 02:22:46 am »
    It's easy in all this to come up with a solution that works for group A. Or B. Or C. But a true solution is much harder. A true solution will work for everyone from A to Z.

    Unless some groups think they're more worthy than other groups, and that friendly fire serves the greater good, and that the end justifies the means.

    This is why I think it best to target the scammers directly. They're not authors. They're running a scam. A true solution will hone in on them, and them alone.

    I agree with this. While removing bonuses might be effective (emphasis on "might") it harms innocent authors. A better solution wouldn't harm any authors playing by the rules. This is why I'm not wild about caps or bonus removal or many of the mooted suggestions.

    Really, IMO, it comes down to enforcement rather than rules. We can have all the rules we like, but if Amazon doesn't enforce them, or only does so selectively, then it's kind of pointless dreaming up new ones.

    I do understand the argument that a 1000 KENPC limit (or 10% bonus content limit) will curb the worst abuses, but I'd also argue that scammers and cheaters will find away around that roadblock and come up with a new wheeze - as they have done consistently since 2014/5.

    Unless there is real will at Amazon to tackle this problem comprehensively, we'll just continue to kick the can down the road. It's no accident that many of the big guys breaking the rules today started as small time scammers pumping out 8-page wikipedia non-fiction books under KU1.

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    « Reply #709 on: June 23, 2018, 07:52:27 am »
    It's easy in all this to come up with a solution that works for group A. Or B. Or C. But a true solution is much harder. A true solution will work for everyone from A to Z.


    In the real world, that seldom happens. Most solutions are "best that can be done" type of things, which help the majority but disadvantage some minority, for the sake of the common good.

    The perfect is often the enemy of the good.

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    « Reply #710 on: June 23, 2018, 08:11:15 am »
    In the real world, that seldom happens. Most solutions are "best that can be done" type of things, which help the majority but disadvantage some minority, for the sake of the common good.

    The perfect is often the enemy of the good.
    I have to agree with this. It's always possible there is no perfect solution, and searching one just results in there being no solution.

    In some alternate universe in which Amazon actually cared what we thought and sometimes took our advice, on this topic we'd have no advice to give. We as a community don't seem to be able to reach agreement on what we want, except that we want the scammers stopped--somehow.
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    « Reply #711 on: June 23, 2018, 08:58:14 am »
    In the real world, that seldom happens. Most solutions are "best that can be done" type of things, which help the majority but disadvantage some minority, for the sake of the common good.

    The perfect is often the enemy of the good.

    I agree with this, too.  The truth is, Kindle Unlimited has introduced unnatural elements into the book-selling business. Take KU 1.0. Authors were paid $1.35 for a 5-page "book" of useless junk. Take KU 2.0. Authors are being paid $13 for a stuffed collection of previously published ghost-written stories. Under both of these scenarios, payment per borrow far exceeded the natural selling price.

    Unfortunately, these incentives have caused honest authors to adjust their businesses accordingly. Under KU 1.0, authors of longer books started breaking up their stories into serials. Under KU 2.0, even honest authors started adding bonus content to compete.

    All of these problems stem from the simple fact that KU has introduced unnatural market incentives that enable authors to earn more from a borrow than from a sale. I'm sorry to say that this also applies to authors of very long stories. Please don't be angry with me for pointing this out, because I mean no offense. But right now, fantasy authors are enjoying a situation where they can price their books in-line with the natural selling price, say $5.99, but earn much more than that through a borrow. The current system benefits them similarly to how KU 1.0 benefited honest authors of short stories, so I understand and sympathize with the resistance to any page-count limits.

    However, the current environment is an unnatural one. It's unsustainable, and thus, it will not last. If you're a fantasy author and your business depends on getting ten dollars a borrow, for example, you're building your empire on some seriously shaky ground. Aside from the scammers, I believe you're the most vulnerable to whatever changes Amazon makes next, and you have my sympathy, because you didn't cause this problem, and you've built your business plans around the current KU system. You've played by the rules, and now you see your livelihood threatened by scammers and honest authors alike -- scammers because they caused this problem in the first place, and honest authors, because we're desperate for something -- anything -- to stop the scamming. It has to be really frustrating, just like it's frustrating for honest romance authors who've been suffering for months due to all the scamming and stuffing.

    In truth, it sucks for all of us, because speaking as a romance author, I really do wish there was a way to protect fantasy authors from the garbage going on in romance. Sadly, I think this is unlikely.

    I do believe changes are coming. In fact, if I were a betting person, I'd bet that we will see the KU page-limit reduced to 1,000 and/or the elimination of box sets/collections from KU, because for whatever reason, Amazon seems incapable of stopping the scamming in any other way. It really is sad and pathetic, but there we have it.
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    « Reply #712 on: June 23, 2018, 09:12:14 am »
    People are seriously advocating for amazon to remove all star bonuses?

    I bet the vast majority of those things are won by legitimate authors. Do you really want those authors to eat a pay cut?

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    « Reply #713 on: June 23, 2018, 09:28:03 am »
    People are seriously advocating for amazon to remove all star bonuses?

    I bet the vast majority of those things are won by legitimate authors. Do you really want those authors to eat a pay cut?

    If the vast majority were won by legitimate authors, Amazon would still be publicizing the winners. Just the fact that they seem reluctant to tell us who's winning these things is a huge red flag. I might be mistaken, and please feel free to correct me, but I don't believe we even know who's winning anymore. If this is the case, I highly doubt that we'd find many legitimate authors on the list.

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    « Reply #715 on: June 23, 2018, 10:13:28 am »
    People are seriously advocating for amazon to remove all star bonuses?

    I bet the vast majority of those things are won by legitimate authors. Do you really want those authors to eat a pay cut?

    If by vast majority, you are talking about the very lower rungs of the awards, then perhaps you are almost right. I still don't think legitimate authors are in the VAST majority stage, though.

    As was said before, if that were the case, Amazon would still have a list of all star available. Now, you can do a search for Kindle all stars and 3000 books will come up. I sorted them by newest release and yes, several of the best known stuffers magically appeared!

    But there were honest and very hard working authors sprinkled in too. I'd hate to see Amanda Lee take a pay cut because of stuffers. She's the real deal.

    In my mind, the best solution is for Amazon to take a stand on Duplicate Content. Give us a better description of "Differentiated Content", make it one book published ONCE in KU only (with the possible exception of also being put in ONE box set). And then actually, you know, enforce that.

    Until they do that, I'm afraid nothing is going to change. Amazon simply doesn't care.

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    Re: Amazon Actions re NEW Bonus Content Limits -- threads MERGED
    « Reply #716 on: June 23, 2018, 10:29:46 am »
    There's no reason why Amazon would get rid of All Star bonuses. That makes no sense from their POV. Why would they want to discourage the top earning KU authors from staying in KU?

    This discussion is going in circles, so I'm going to bounce. We've discussed the idea of the cap to death and there's  no new points on either side. I don't think Amazon is interested in a lower cap and I don't see why that's necessary if they actually enforce the new ToS, but it's hard to know what they'll do. I'd rather have a cap than nothing, but it needs to be high enough to actually encourage people to stay in KU. Three dollars is way too low--that's less than the royalty on a 4.99 title.

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    « Reply #717 on: June 23, 2018, 10:37:44 am »
    People are seriously advocating for amazon to remove all star bonuses?

    I bet the vast majority of those things are won by legitimate authors. Do you really want those authors to eat a pay cut?

    The all star bonus wasn't meant to last, at least, that's what amazon said, and when I was getting them I never counted them into my earnings - they were a BONUS. Take the bonus away and it hurts the stuffers in the pocket, ad spend becomes less. Cut bundles and collections, one book per cover, and they are stuffed.

    Big names getting big page reads aren't going to pull out because the bonus is cut. This just spreads the pain over everyone in KU and hopefully kills the KU3 version of their business plan.


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    « Reply #718 on: June 23, 2018, 11:01:01 am »
    I think almost everyone here agrees on Amazon enforcing and clarifying the recent rules. Encouraging them to do that is something you can take action on today. Personally I've decided to report every new collection or compilation I see coming from the serial stuffers to [email protected]

    This is the email they've given us specifically for reporting scammer related violations. You get a reply back when you write it, unlike filling out the report form on the product page.

    Whether doing this gets the collections stuffed with duplicate content taken down or not, I think it sends a message. If enough people do it often enough on these monster bundles then KDP should get the idea quickly that we want this to end by aggressively going after the bad actors or changing policy.

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    « Reply #719 on: June 23, 2018, 11:35:00 am »
    There's no reason why Amazon would get rid of All Star bonuses. That makes no sense from their POV. Why would they want to discourage the top earning KU authors from staying in KU?

    Normally, I'd agree, because in a normal market, the top-earning authors would be the most popular. They'd satisfy the most customers. They'd make Amazon the most money. They'd act as a draw to the KU program and to the Amazon store. However...

    In today's Kindle Unlimited, the exact opposite is likely true. Recent bonus recipients probably frustrate more customers than they satisfy. They probably cost Amazon the most money, because they're leading to over-inflated payouts. They're pushing customers away from not just KU, but also the Amazon store entirely, because they're making it hard for customers to find books they actually want to read.

    If Amazon was smart, they'd, at the very least, revamp how they select the All Star bonus recipients so stuffed books were excluded in the calculations.

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    « Reply #720 on: June 23, 2018, 11:41:13 am »
    I think almost everyone here agrees on Amazon enforcing and clarifying the recent rules. Encouraging them to do that is something you can take action on today. Personally I've decided to report every new collection or compilation I see coming from the serial stuffers to [email protected]

    This is the email they've given us specifically for reporting scammer related violations. You get a reply back when you write it, unlike filling out the report form on the product page.

    Whether doing this gets the collections stuffed with duplicate content taken down or not, I think it sends a message. If enough people do it often enough on these monster bundles then KDP should get the idea quickly that we want this to end by aggressively going after the bad actors or changing policy.

    This is an excellent point. And for any writer who agrees that the stuffing is a problem, but doesn't want to see the program changed, this is a good opportunity to help stop the stuffing before Amazon takes more drastic measures, such as a page-limit.  Heck, if nothing else, browse the top 100, or the top 100 in romance. These books aren't hard to find. Start with anything priced at 99-cents and look at the TOC, look at where the excerpt ends, and report the books that violate the rules. If we all work together, maybe we can solve this with minimal disruption to honest authors.

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    « Reply #721 on: June 23, 2018, 12:50:55 pm »
    You know what? I'm literally at the point where I'm comfortable saying [expletive] Amazon. So many of us have championed them over the years, going to bat for them because they opened these doors for us. No more. I've seen countless readers fleeing the store and countless authors saying they've had enough. 90% of their problems circle back to this one issue.

    They want to continue doing nothing? They want to continue lining the scammers pockets? Fine. They want to destroy organic visibility and make us pay for placement? Fine. Let them. I'll enjoy watching the goodwill they've developed crumble and it's happening fast.

    None of this is good for writers, readers, or consumers. Readers are p*ssed they can't find anything they want anymore. Writers are p*ssed about visibility and watching their genre being destroyed from the inside.

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    « Reply #722 on: June 23, 2018, 01:55:50 pm »
    I think almost everyone here agrees on Amazon enforcing and clarifying the recent rules. Encouraging them to do that is something you can take action on today. Personally I've decided to report every new collection or compilation I see coming from the serial stuffers to [email protected]

    This is the email they've given us specifically for reporting scammer related violations. You get a reply back when you write it, unlike filling out the report form on the product page.

    Whether doing this gets the collections stuffed with duplicate content taken down or not, I think it sends a message. If enough people do it often enough on these monster bundles then KDP should get the idea quickly that we want this to end by aggressively going after the bad actors or changing policy.

    While youre busy scouring the store reporting books that amazon has specifically blessed and allowed in their TOS, Im going to finish another chapter in my work in progress.

    Something tells me writing and building my audience is going to get more done than being upset that amazon is specifically and explicitly allowing compilations in KU.

    Even if you succeed and get them to pull their compilations some day, nothing will really come of it. The KU rate wont suddenly jump. Your books wont instantly find traction in the absence of those titles. The people on top will continue to work hard to be on top. I've said it before and I'll say it again: compilations are a win more aspect of their publishing efforts. They dont need them to toplist.

    The only thing that really makes a difference is fingers on a keyboard banging out words. Actively trying to get amazon to clamp down on us even tighter does us no favors.



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    « Reply #723 on: June 23, 2018, 02:32:16 pm »
    I think almost everyone here agrees on Amazon enforcing and clarifying the recent rules. Encouraging them to do that is something you can take action on today. Personally I've decided to report every new collection or compilation I see coming from the serial stuffers to [email protected]

    This is the email they've given us specifically for reporting scammer related violations. You get a reply back when you write it, unlike filling out the report form on the product page.

    Whether doing this gets the collections stuffed with duplicate content taken down or not, I think it sends a message. If enough people do it often enough on these monster bundles then KDP should get the idea quickly that we want this to end by aggressively going after the bad actors or changing policy.

    This is something that I agree with, and may well be some common ground among all of us. Common ground has been a rarity.

    I also see it working. It's not a way to try to change Amazon's TOS, and complaints against books that don't breach the TOS would be ignored by Amazon and dilute the effectiveness of the complaint mechanism. But multiple and consistent reports to them of books that clearly violate their TOS via the method they've designated to do so will surely produce an effect.

    And if it doesn't, then at least it would provide a single focus that authors could rally around, publicize and use to encourage reader pressure on Amazon. If they won't act for authors, they may well act for readers. 

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    Re: Amazon Actions re NEW Bonus Content Limits -- threads MERGED
    « Reply #724 on: June 23, 2018, 03:02:05 pm »
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    I'll trade a few short-term pennies for long-term stability any day - we'll all make way more money that way.

    Yes. The pay per page might not go up, but there would be more opportunity to actually be seen in the store once the crap was cleaned out. It's like driving with a dirty windshield, think how amazing it is when you wash it.

    While youre busy scouring the store reporting books that amazon has specifically blessed and allowed in their TOS, Im going to finish another chapter in my work in progress.

    Something tells me writing and building my audience is going to get more done than being upset that amazon is specifically and explicitly allowing compilations in KU.

    Even if you succeed and get them to pull their compilations some day, nothing will really come of it. The KU rate wont suddenly jump. Your books wont instantly find traction in the absence of those titles. The people on top will continue to work hard to be on top. I've said it before and I'll say it again: compilations are a win more aspect of their publishing efforts. They dont need them to toplist.


    The only thing that really makes a difference is fingers on a keyboard banging out words. Actively trying to get amazon to clamp down on us even tighter does us no favors.



    Edited. Drop me a PM if you have any questions. - Becca

    Me thinks thou doth protest too much.

    One has to wonder why what any of us does with our time is so important to you that you continue to exhort us to spend it more productively, as per your fine example. I can multitask. It's an amazing skill and truly a wonder to behold how much I can actually fit into my day on top of writing all the wordz.
    « Last Edit: June 25, 2018, 09:52:57 pm by Becca Mills »

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