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.
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.
I couldn't be more excited that this is a thing... http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2018/09/14/you-might-be-the-killer-the-movie/
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The Fawcett Society study on women in local government is out, and makes depressing reading. "Virtually no progress". https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk/news/womens-representation-in-local-government-stuck-in-the-past
Ladies, please consider standing. We need all sectors of society to take part in local government.
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…[...]
Well, it's worth a try...anyone know any other linguists on here? #introductions
"A massive, shining, rocket-shaped finger". Congratulations to N. K. Jemisin for winning the Hugo for best novel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lFybhRxoVM
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