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Writers (and most other artists) put in their blood, sweat, tears, and -- most importantly -- TIME, for a reward that might never come.

So if you love the book, go ahead and show the writer some love.

It's not the thing that keeps us going. Most of us will be tapping away anyway. We're like word sharks -- we stop and we suffocate.

But love improves the experience greatly.

Today, my faith in people was reaffirmed after my partner lost his wallet and a schoolgirl handed it in. We don't know who she is, but that act of kindness made our day.

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Amazon have disappeared my book for over a fortnight since I tried to migrate it from Createspace to KDP. Melody of Demons is still "on sale", but where they're getting the files from I have no idea - they're deleted from Createspace and not on my KDP dashboard. Nor can I upload another version, because they reckon they already have it loaded... somewhere.

Lush shampoo update: I tried it once, and my hair feels good and clean. But I'm reserving judgement until after a week's use because I have heard that some types leave a residue.

I bought this shampoo bar from Lush - pencil for scale. It's quite expensive at £7.50, but is supposed to last. I'll find out later whether it's a way to reduce plastic waste and simplify my life or a waste of money.

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Pricing Shifts between CreateSpace, IngramSpark, and KDP Print
The massive KDP Print Migration is underway, and I noticed pricing differences straight off. While they initially infuriated me, once I gathered all the data I became much more mellow. I put my short stories (8,000-12,000 words) in print, primarily so that comparative pricing makes the ebook looks cheap. Maybe folks won't pay $0.99 for…[...]

Createspace is merging to KDP Print today, and it's not a smooth transition. If you need to move books over, take your time before pressing that button because today everything is moving at a grind and the tech team need to iron out bugs.

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when you overexpose night photos and you have a lot of moon light and no artificial light you get pictures which look like they are taken on a sunny day - just with stars.
#photography #LongExposure

Well, it's worth a try...anyone know any other linguists on here? #introductions

I let my domain lapse. Bye bye retro fitness game reviews and a neglected entertainment directory. The word means "always wanting more", which explains my domain buying strategy when I got it.

"A massive, shining, rocket-shaped finger". Congratulations to N. K. Jemisin for winning the Hugo for best novel.

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Wandering Shop

The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.