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Pretty sure this has become WHOA -- so locking until we have time to review.



ETA: Just to be crystal clear: no one on the KBoards staff created that Goodreads account (which the platform now seems to have dealt with ... thanks to those of you who flagged it over there). - Becca

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Guide to inserting print page numbers in an ebook?
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:31:48 am »
Long time kindle reader here. (As in, I had one of the very first ones back in 2008.) At first I was confused as well as to what the OP is asking, but his follow up post makes it clear. Short answer: I don't think it's something you need to worry about as long as you format the manuscript according to Amazon guidelines.

Background: The first kindles dispensed entirely with page numbers. As someone noted, they didn't make sense when you can change the size of the print on the device. Instead they used locations which are based on file size. This way two people reading the same book but at different print sizes could reference the same place in the book.

BUT .... it was a new thing. Readers were very used to page numbers and some weren't quite sure what "location" meant. They were also used to being able to tell really easily, how much of the book they'd read. As the hardware improved, they tweaked the file format and updated the kindle software to make the whole experience better.

For books that have both a print and ebook version, they connected the two so that the kindle could show the page number of the related paper version. For books without paper versions -- which was the case for a lot of independently published books that were only released as ebooks -- there's some sort of formula that approximates page numbers and they use that. It's there ONLY to give readers a sense of book length and familiarity.

Also, kindles have always had a clock, but newer models tied that to the reading process as well. The newer file format requires publishers to indicate where chapter breaks are. So, while there have been a couple iterations over the years as they settled on the best way to provide the reader the information they want, newer kindles (say not more than 5 or 6 years old; the kindle itself has been around nearly 12 years) have a feature that lets the user/reader choose how to show where you are in the book. These are the choices:

Page number
location number
time left in chapter
time left in book
nothing at all

Whichever option you choose appears at the lower left of the kindle page, and on the right side is a percentage that shows how far through the file you are. Older kindles were updated somewhat but models from more than 5 or 6 years ago probably can't run the software so won't have this feature -- though it might have some slightly different way of showing the information. Basically the user gets to decide what makes the most sense for them. I prefer 'time in chapter' which lets me know whether it's time for "light's out" or if I can go on reading for another little bit. :) It turns out it is pretty accurate once it learns your reading speed.

To address the OP: My understanding is this is something that happens when the kindle file is produced, assuming the publisher has properly formatted things so that there are markers for chapters as well as where the beginning and the ending of the actual story part of the text are. So as long as you do that, and it is in the current kindle format, there's nothing else you need to do. The only books I've read in the last few years that I've NOT seen it on are ones that were either produced several years ago, so are in an older compatible format, or are not 'kindle' books at all but something converted to plain mobi. Even then, the location option is still there for sure and I think page numbers are 'assigned' as well. It's just the timing options that may not work, especially time left in chapter which requires the file to have the chapter markers embedded.


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Writers' Cafe / Re: Just a Quote by a Most Important Author
« on: September 07, 2019, 12:42:44 pm »
Removed a couple of off topic posts ..... let's not discuss a throwaway comparison comment, but rather the opinion expressed in the OP.

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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 07, 2019, 05:08:44 am »
So ... I said I'd report back.

I've read a around 30% of Quantum and I'm just not feeling it. It started out pretty suspenseful, but the last couple chunks I've read have been a lot of non-expositional exposition if you know what I mean. For example. MC is talking to a former boss who makes a comment alluding to something she should know. We're in her head and she acknowledges that she knows what he's referring to, but she doesn't elaborate. So it's STILL a mystery for the reader. This has happened several times and it's getting more and more annoying. All we really know is there's a mystery, but we don't know, really, what the problem is: theft, espionage, murder, some combination of all three? At this point in the book I feel like I should have a clear understanding of what we're trying to solve.

ALSO, it's 'kindle in motion' which, on a tablet, is kinda cool I guess. Some chapter starts have dark background and a briefly moving image at the top -- like wizarding photographs in Harry Potter. But it doesn't really add anything. AND the book has hijacked my preferred settings. I'd like a sepia tone on the tablet but it's either white on black (the first page of chapters with moving images) or black on bright white. I can't change it. In my regular kindle, of course I don't get the movement, but, again, it's hijacked my size, spacing, and margin settings. So that annoys me.

Anyway, I think I'm going to give up on it. If it was the only book I had to read, I'd probably continue, but it's not -- and there are many others I'd RATHER read.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Dear Friends, Requesting Reviews Swap
« on: September 07, 2019, 04:48:46 am »
I moved this post to the section dedicated to writers/publishing.

BUT -- I think you'll find that most of the folks here frown on 'review swaps' so it's unlikely you'll get any takers. I'll let them explain -- with the utmost of courtesy and civility -- why it's not a good idea.


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Writers' Cafe / Re: ReadersMagnet is not a scam
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:59:31 am »
Some research shows the OP closely connected to ReadersMagnet. Accordingly, this thread will stay locked.


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The Book Bazaar / Re: Mighty oaks from little acorns grow
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:48:39 am »
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Just a Quote by a Most Important Author
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:41:24 am »
Shutting down the women soccer vs men part of this thread -- it's 100% off topic. maybe 110%. Further posts will be deleted. Members who don't get that may be put on post approval. Some existing posts may be edited or removed -- especially those that lean toward commentary on the poster vs the content of the post.

Feel free to continue to discuss the original post about reading, strong emotions, and reviewing.


eta: In the end, I excised virtually all of that discussion.

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Let's Talk Kindle! / Re: mailing in kindle for trade in,.... questions
« on: September 06, 2019, 04:36:17 am »
Trading my oasis 2 towards oasis 3.
1. They say once you send it the kindle belongs to them so you cant reject the offer in case they give you a bogus lower price... anyone ever got much less than estimate?
2. how to pack it up? i dont have the original box. how do you guys pack kindles for mail/trade in?
3. do you need to include the original usb cable? i dont have it. i can find a random one around the house though lol.

When I've done trade ins, I have been given the option to say that I'll either accept the lesser price or they will return the device to me. Of course, if they return it, you won't get either the trade in amount nor the discount on a new replacement device.

Any sturdy box well packed will do. In fact, even if you have the original packaging, you'd need to put it in something else for shipping. Standard good packaging should work.

When you do the trade in it says what to return. I think they don't ask for the cable, just the device. Read carefully when you are going through the various pages.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Bedtime Stories for Kids - free-to-listen audio
« on: September 04, 2019, 04:56:50 am »
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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 07:05:25 pm »
FWIW, I've read 13%. It's not horrible. I'm still interested enough to keep reading to figure out what it is that the main character, Callista, is actually so concerned about. Genre is mystery, with a touch of technothriller or maybe sci fi.

The previous Cornwell books I read were a the Kay Scarpetta series of mysteries. The main character is a medical examiner -- she was probably one of the first to have a female medical examinar/coronor/forensic tech. As I recall, they were pretty good, sometimes a touch dark, but then the character just got too 'angsty' for me -- to where the books were more about the things the characters were going through and less about the murder or whatever. I like the characters to have 'character', but I don't need to know all the gory details of their personal lives. Each one was stand alone, though part of a series, and there was some overall story -- mostly in terms of character development, etc.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Help me. I don�t like it here
« on: September 03, 2019, 06:58:39 pm »
Moderators are discussing .... but I feel like there's a lot of meanness in many of the responses. So expect this thread to stay locked.

FriendlyWriter: as a rule we don't allow political discussions here, and your post definitely leans that way. If you have some relevant questions about the writing, editing, publishing process, feel free to ask. Other questions are best asked on other fora.

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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 03:22:22 pm »
Only one book difference on the UK list this month.

The Cornwell book did sound good but the reviews aren't complimentary. I haven't read the reviews on the US site but in the UK reviews no-one mentions the abrupt ending, mainly because as far as I could telll, most of them hated it so much they didn't get beyond about 25%. Think I'll give it a miss.

Yeah, the US reviews either thought it was boring, hated the million strands left unresolved, or thought it was just great! I'm a bit sorry I jumped on it early -- that'll teach me. But I will do my best to form may own opinion.

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Here ya go: https://www.amazon.com/gp/sendtokindle/

Linda's idea is good if you like to keep your lists on your kindle. For me, I don't need that, and anyway there are so many series I'm following, it could become cumbersome. Especially for series that are on going; I'd have to keep replacing the file as new books are written.

Instead, I have a big ol' spreadsheet that I just keep updated with what I've read.

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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 09:35:43 am »
Yeah, I was leaning towards the Cornwell, although I have never read that author. But the reviews saying it just ends at a critical point, no ending is a turnoff. The next won't be out until August 2020.

In a series I still expect some sort of ending. Doesn't mean everything has to be tied into a bow, but ending at a critical point is the definition of a cliffhanger. I don't read serials for that reason.

I'll let one of you be the in house guinea pig  ;D

I'll put it at the top of my queue and let you guys know, for reals. :)

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The Book Corner / Re: Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 08:19:35 am »
I was reading the reviews for the Cornwell and most of them mention that the book ends abruptly with almost all loose ends.  Have any of you read it?  It that how the book ends?

I only just got it Sunday -- not sure when I'll read it.  If it does end abruptly like that, I won't be continuing -- assuming it's the start of a series.

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I appreciate the issue -- haven't found an easy solution myself.

I tend to keep track of my series separately.

Some folks make collections for series, which helps some.

I think, to fix the sort order, you'd have to export each book to a program like Calibre and alter the metadata so that the Titles says something like 1 Title of First, 2 Title of second, etc. I believe some here have done that; for me, it's more trouble than I want to go to.

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Free short story: Void Birds
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:45:51 am »
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The Book Bazaar / Re: Free Sci-Fi Novella from new author
« on: September 02, 2019, 04:45:18 am »
Welcome to KBoards, Or Welcome Back ;) OR Hi, glad you're still here. :D Congratulations on the book!  :)

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The Book Corner / Amazon first reads -- September 2019
« on: September 01, 2019, 06:03:06 am »
https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/firstreads

We get to choose 2 this month.

Thriller And by an author I've actually heard of.

Contemporary Fiction

Historical Fiction WWII Paris again.

Psychological Thriller

True Crime

Suspense

Fantasy

Children's

I think I'm going to grab the Cornwell -- I liked her Kay Scarpetta series for a while. Then it got like she was bored writing them and I got bored reading. But maybe she's more excited writing a new series, so I'm willing to give it a try.  Have to look more closely at the others to see what my number 2 pick will be. Leaning toward the Fantasy or the Suspense -- will wait for a few reviews to decide.

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The Book Corner / Re: Audio vs reading
« on: September 01, 2019, 05:16:33 am »
I don't do audiobooks. I prefer to read.

I do have some audiobooks. We've been known to listen to them on long car rides. But, really, we haven't done that in a long while either as we generally go with whatever is available on the SiriusXM channels. That could be pretty much any kind of music OR old radio plays, etc.

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