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Yay! I'm happy to have been of help. No reason you would have known if you're new to Createspace. Good luck!

Thanks it's finally changed this morning!
Can't you just edit your blurb through your kdp account instead of author central and then it will roll out to all markets?

Hi Victoria, I did try that btw, this was their response

Kindle Direct Publishing <>
5:23 AM (4 hours ago)
to me

Thanks for reaching out to Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP).

I understand you'd like to have your book description to be alike on the US and UK marketplaces.

I've checked and found that the description for your Kindle version is same on both the marketplaces. It appears that the description for the paperback is not same on both the marketplaces. Since the paperback is published from CreateSpace, I'm unable to make any changes or take an action to correct this.

However, to help you with this, I've reached out to the CreateSpace team on your behalf. You'll hear from them in 24-48 hours with an update on this.

Thanks for understanding.
Just a little feedback here, as someone who's bought a good few premades (although doesn't write in this genre), if you're selling a premade, I'd suggest finishing it (except for title and author name, of course) before putting it up for sale. There are so many great premades that are totally finished by so many great designers that even at this low price, unless someone is on a super tight budget, I'm not sure how many authors would be willing to take a chance on, "I know this cover is bad, but buy it and I promise it'll be good by the time I send it to you." Your customers want to see your best work, not your drafts (unless they hire you for a custom cover).

Also, saying "Premade One-Copy Cover" comes off a little strange to me. The expectation is that each cover will only be sold once, so specifying it makes it sound like maybe there are other covers that you think it's okay to sell to multiple authors. And it's one of those things where even saying it suddenly makes me wonder if it's true. It's kinda like a dating ad that says, "Non-impotent man looking for love."

Thanks for your feedback! People actually ask if the cover is exclusive or not, so I specified that it's one-copy only, so to avoid such questions and any possible confusion. As to the quality, I'm just starting out and I don't have a budget to purchase every stock $$$ photo unless somebody is interested in a mockup. If you have no intention to purchase a mockup, you have every right to move along. Thank you!
Not Quite Kindle / Re: The Good Morning Thread
« Last post by NapCat on Today at 02:39:40 AM »
Good Morning

Sunny 70s in...

...Orlando, Florida !!

Yesterday was a long travel day starting at 7 AM Pacific time and ending at 11 PM Eastern time.  Lots of work on queue in the wake of hurricane no naps for 'da ol' NapCat in the foreseeable future....sigh

I lived here 48 years ago (gasp) so it was pretty emotional landing.......seems a  certain mouse has had quite an impact on the area !  Giggle

Have a great day !!   
Writers' Cafe / Re: Series numbering issue
« Last post by Rinelle Grey on Today at 02:14:00 AM »
I just list them where they belong in the series.

As a reader, I appreciate knowing which order to read the books in! Having to go searching to find a book not listed on the series page is a pain.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Pricing complaints...
« Last post by Lucas030 on Today at 01:39:33 AM »
Valuebilty isn't only based on hard numbers, eg. the ratio between the amount of pages and the price. There's also a perceived value. It's a feeling and customers can actually feel and decide if something is valuable or not for them. The problem is: They can't express it correctly. But that's the sense of marketing. You don't only sell books but also feelings. Marketing is art! It's something irrational, not objectively measurable. If the ordinary customer can put it in words, marketing wouldn't make sense in general.

So the customers try to find rational arguments why they feel how they feel (eg. that a book doesn't feel valuable to them) but you can't put feelings in words. Not the ordinary customer! Maybe the lower amount of pages is the first logical argument that comes to their heads but that's definitely not the real reason. You shouldn't nail your customers on that argument. And you shouldn't expect that customers calculate the ratio between the amount of pages and the price. Just recognize that it's not valuable for them, don't try to discuss about their feelings, just accept it and do it better next time. Not by increasing the amount of pages and lowering the price (sure you can do that but that's how people destroy their margins and the market in general), but by clever marketing to increase the perceived value.
Okay, so it's Thursday. I won't be working at the office today. I've got a full day of Writers In The School, teaching my storytelling workshop at an elementary school. It's fun but REALLY tiring work.

So let's get on with today's list, shall we?

Remember - the campaigns that need nominations the most are the ones that are closest to the LAST DAY LEFT, 1 day left, 2 days left etc.

Updated List

LAST DAY LEFT! Tuning In: A Novel by Richard Roberts
1 day left Once in an Olive Moon by J.R. Laurence
1 day left On Holy Ground by Louise Cole
2 days left Future Warrior by Lexi Revellian
2 days left A Sensitive Situation by Lee Isserow
3 days left Dreaming of You and Me by Kristy Tate
3 days left Reclamation by Stephen D. Tucker
4 days left Worse Than Wicked by Kathryn Jankowski
4 days left Single and Looking, Daisy by Belinda Austin
4 days left Symphony of Death by Celina Summers
7 days left The Grand Unraveling by L.N. Heintz
7 days left Death In Vermilion by Barbara Elle
7 days left The Moon Thief by M.L. Hamilton
7 days left Days in Tethers by Michael Shina Crown
8 days left Bestseller by Carey Lewis
9 days left The Poet and the Muse by Navi Wang
14 days left Love and Hate by Ryan Armstrong
15 days left Orion by Aaron Frale
16 days left Cutting Edges: Or, A Web of Women by Ruth Nestvold
16 days left Fearless by Terri Luckey
17 days left Dead Letters by Alexis Corinne
17 days left Loner's Heart by Anne Carrole
21 days left My Hungry Friend by Daniel Barnett
21 days left SPED-BOT by Billy Decarlo
24 days left The Truth About Fairy Tales by D.M. Chappell

I put this list up every morning and I strive to keep it up-to-date so that this thread needn't dissolve into a flurry of "NOMINATE MY BOOK, NOMINATE MY BOOK" posts. No one is under any obligation to nominate any of these books. I'm just trying to keep the thread clear of unnecessary clutter. This way once a day there is a complete list of current candidates and folks can readily check out the kboards members who have a book in the running and can make up their own mind. I try and stay nonpartisan about it - which is why I don't comment on any particular book by title. I just keep the list.
If I have missed anyone please let me know either with a PM or by posting a link here in the thread.

Happy scouting, folks!

PS: Don't forget, if you have just been told that your book HASN'T been selected for Kindle Scout and you are wondering what to do next you can get just as much help from the "My Book Wasn't Accepted For Kindle Scout - Now What?" thread. Even if you already know what you are going to do I guarantee you'll get an awful lot of support from the gang over there!

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Pricing complaints...
« Last post by Simon Haynes on Today at 01:23:18 AM »
I have eight books in one series, all over 75k words each. The first is perma-free, the second is $2.99 as a kind of stepladder to the rest, and the next six are all 4.99 each.

I put together two collections of 3 novels each for 7.99, so technically someone could pay $26 for all eight books total, including a couple of 5000 word shorts. That's around 750,000 words, and I do write in a niche genre, so if they want it they'll just have to pay.

If anyone tells me $26 is too much for 750k words representing over 20 years of my effort, well, there are plenty of freebies and 99c books out there.
Writers' Cafe / Re: Only 4 also boughts showing - hopefully was a glitch
« Last post by A.G.B on Today at 01:19:26 AM »
Yes, that's exactly what I'm seeing, A.G.B, but only on my mobile. On my desktop all is as usual.

I think it's switching. I can see it on the desktop version of the Australian site but only on mobile for the US.

They're obviously testing.
Writers' Cafe / Re: trad publishing called and I picked up the phone
« Last post by IWFerguson on Today at 01:16:47 AM »
This is so wonderful. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this (not too long;did read). It seems like hybrid, the way you're doing it, is a good deal, the best of both worlds. I am so glad you were prepared to respond to them with strength and knowledge, and negotiate for a deal that seems like it should serve your career well. I think hybrid authors benefit all by blurring the lines, showing that a book should be judged on its merits, not by its publisher's prestige. At the same time, I have an old-fashioned crush for the prestigious publisher contract, and I think it adds something, something distinguished, leather-bound, and floor-to-ceiling. We may have mixed feelings about it, but if some of those mixed feelings happen to be awe and wonder, I say f**k yeah, pick up the damn phone.
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