Amazon’s New KDP Print Feature is Bad News for CreateSpace Users


Important information about KDP Print versus CreateSpace.

Diane Tibert

The first news I heard about KDP Print was in an email from Amazon on February 15th. Since then, I’ve read articles, blog posts and comments about it and watched the praise given by Amazon for this service dwindle quickly.

In the email, Amazon announced they were making print book publishing easier for writers. They stated, “KDP prints your book on demand and subtracts your printing costs from your royalties, so you don’t have to pay any costs upfront or carry any inventory.”

That’s what CreateSpace does. Sort of. I believe CreateSpace takes the cost of the printing of the book from the sale price, then takes a cut of the royalties. Until I see the numbers and do the math, I am unsure which service will offer a better financial deal for authors.

The message also stated, “It also enables you to receive consolidated royalty payments for paperback and…

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Notes from a small dog – Foul baggage


She’s such a sad little sweetie!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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I know the score… I know the signs… there’s no way she’ll decieve me,

She’s running round and packing bags, which means she’s going to leave me.

She wanders way too often for my liking, I must say,

Sometimes she’s hardly here for long before she’s on her way.

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“But, girlie, I must go to work, to earn our daily bread.”

I wish that she’d stay home and  just play ball with me instead.

“We cannot,” she will frown and say, “do everything we please.

Unless I go to work, there’ll be no tennis balls or cheese.”

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Well, okay then, that part I get…I don’t mind telling you

I’ll let her off for working, ’cause it covers chicken too.

But what about the times she loads the bags into the car?

You don’t need tons of suitcases if you’re not going far…

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“I never take more…

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

ANIMAL KINGDOM


The Neighborhood

ANIMAL KINGDOM

I know not with what weapons
World War III will be fought,
but World War IV will be fought
with sticks and stones.
– Albert Einstein

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What the World Needs Now
covered by Kasia Socha

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ANIMAL KINGDOM
written & edited by Kendall F. Person

All was quiet on that final night. The once busy streets were now completely deserted as everyone took cover in anticipation of what the next day would bring. The stillness of the air gave the furry creatures an eerie feeling as they scampered to take cover and prepare for the unknown. But even the beast had to choose sides. The snakes, jackals and hyenas headed for the darkness as the dogs, horses and gorillas galloped toward the light. World war was upon us and there was no middle ground.

The doors to the barn opened, sending a burst of light outward, lighting up the black sky…

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Music that means something – Day 5 – Joni Mitchell


About a time and a song I remember fondly.

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

Joni Mitchell wasn’t at Woodstock and neither was I. She missed it because of a TV appearance, I missed it by being born about a decade too late and on the wrong continent. But I remember vividly watching it on the news and realising, without understanding, that somehow, I was watching the world change.

Those changes were echoed in the charts. Dinner-suited crooners shared the airwaves with long hair, flowers and psychedelia. There is always a constant shift from past to present going on, but usually they slide into each other quietly… I wonder if there was ever a time when the contrast was so stark? It was, said the songs, because …

When the moon is in the Seventh House
And Jupiter aligns with Mars
Then peace will guide the planets
And love will steer the stars
This is the dawning of the age of Aquarius

I had to…

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5 Tips On Using Facebook Groups to Promote Your Book


Nicholas C. Rossis

Facebook book marketing | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Photo by http://offers.hubspot.com/science-of-facebook-marketing

This is a guest post by Joan Herbert. Joan is an Assistant Manager atBank-Opening-Times.co.uk, a curious individual, avid reader, and a passionate creative writer.

Using Facebook Groups to Promote Your Book

Book promotion can involve a significant amount of effort and time, and thus, using the proper tools can be an advantage. If you have recently published a book, you will want to consider utilizing the power of Facebook groups to increase its exposure. When posting in this way, it is important to target the right audience and choose a group that has a large number of members. Furthermore, directing users to a landing page instead of an Amazon link will help maximize sales.

Here are five keys to finding success with Facebook groups:

1. Identify an Audience

While there is the possibility of achieving book sales by posting to virtually any group on…

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