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Old 4th December 2017, 01:06 AM   #1361
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Did you do the conversion to kindle yourself or did you use the KDP service?
Stuff I self publish I use KDP and sign it up to be free to KU subscribers. As I write as a hobby, and am on a tight budget, it works for me, and is pretty quick and easy. Even I can convert a file, submit it, and create a cover in less than an hour. It's quick, easy, and costs nothing to put up.
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Old 4th December 2017, 04:15 PM   #1362
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Originally Posted by Tomtomkent View Post
And you have a UK sale. It will be on my TBR next week.
Thank you!

Originally Posted by Wudang View Post
Sorry but a misplaced upper case H on page 1 on the "Look Inside" feature:

I used to proofread tech manuals for IBM.
You would not believe how many times that manuscript has bee gone over. Mind you I was reading one David Weber's safehold books and found the acronym SNARC misspelled as SANRC, there really is no such thing as too much proofreading.

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I tried writing a novel over the last few months and I have a story line, setting, character arcs and every other component and yet I can't make the bloody thing come together. You have my respect, each and every one.
I have at least 3 novels (not counting the BTVS fan fic) that ended up dying a death because I discovered they didn't work, the only advice I can give is sometimes if you 'reverse' some of the plot arcs that can make things flow better, that is may be the cause and effect are the wrong way round.

Originally Posted by Tomtomkent View Post
Stuff I self publish I use KDP and sign it up to be free to KU subscribers. As I write as a hobby, and am on a tight budget, it works for me, and is pretty quick and easy. Even I can convert a file, submit it, and create a cover in less than an hour. It's quick, easy, and costs nothing to put up.
Pretty much what I did but as I have 3D rendering software and a bunch of models for it I did the cover with that and GIMP.
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Old 5th December 2017, 07:49 PM   #1363
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Originally Posted by Tomtomkent View Post
Stuff I self publish I use KDP and sign it up to be free to KU subscribers. As I write as a hobby, and am on a tight budget, it works for me, and is pretty quick and easy. Even I can convert a file, submit it, and create a cover in less than an hour. It's quick, easy, and costs nothing to put up.
Yes it pretty much a retirement hobby for me also. I use KDP in the same manner. I fortunate to have access to photoshop which I use for the cover and the 150-200 images I put into each book.

The only real cost I have is buying the ISBNs
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Old 10th December 2017, 02:07 AM   #1364
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Thank you!
Not had as much time as I wanted for reading, but will review as soon as I can.
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