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Writer 101 [Public] / Re: Are Review Pools Safe?
« Last post by DmGuay on June 29, 2022, 10:10:10 PM »
Steer clear.

I do need to ask you this--so that you can ask yourself:
Why is this tempting? Why is this appealing? Why would you want to do this? What is your goal?

I see a lot of writers doing a lot of crazy/ expensive/ time consuming things hoping it will get them reviews. Some still believe the myth that if you get to 50 reviews, Amazon will start promoting your book. This is not true.
Some think a lack of reviews is why their book isn't selling. That is also probably not true.

If you want reviews, focus on getting sales. Sales lead to reviews. REAL reviews. So sell more books and you will get more reviews. It doesn't work the other way!
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What do you use to create an epub?

I use Calibre to create ePubs and it will send to Kindle. 
  (Note, I have not tried to send a file from Calibre.)

Also, I found this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=200767340

R.C.
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I can take one more book in July and August!
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What do you use to create an epub?

I use Scrivener for writing, and compile my epubs from there without any issue - that's the format I currently use to upload to Amazon. I'm using the old Scrivener for Windows, but I think the new version also does this fine.

I also got Atticus earlier this year, and that also works well for converting to all sorts of different formats, although I had some issues with it not saving properly so I'm holding off relying on Atticus while they work on some of the bugs.
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I was hoping to avoid using D2D for that. I wasn't doing it to get a mobi either.

But it is a way. I use D2D for the paperback version.
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I've always used Jutoh, but if you want to make it without investing time and effort go to D2D and upload a book there. It will convert a doc to ePub (or mobi) and you can download it and use it everywhere.

Do it anywhere. I just looked up this tool. https://daisy.org/activities/software/wordtoepub/
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What do you use to create an epub?
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In addition, uploading new books has to be epub now . . .

I think this may be good.  It eliminates the step of converting an epub to mobi before uploading.
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You can ask for their Kindle Address. They can access it on their Kindle and give it to you. Or you can use an intermediary like BookFunnel.

I use Send to Kindle for freebie books or novellas authors offer. Right now I have my own mobi freebies or ARCs with BookFunnel so readers can send them to Kindle, but obviously that will have to change. It'll be interesting to see if readers scream. I'll bet BookFunnel will come up with an easy solution.

I have their kindle address now.

I'm asking in what format you send to someone else's kindle in?

Or do you just email the docx to their kindle and it gets converted anyway?

You can send epubs, pdf's. I'm not sure about the others. Have used Send to Kindle for years to get books to beta readers. There was always the problem that it wouldn't show the covers. I'm wondering if sending epubs now resolves that (I will have to try it). In addition, uploading new books has to be epub now, they no longer support reflowable text apparently.
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You can ask for their Kindle Address. They can access it on their Kindle and give it to you. Or you can use an intermediary like BookFunnel.

I use Send to Kindle for freebie books or novellas authors offer. Right now I have my own mobi freebies or ARCs with BookFunnel so readers can send them to Kindle, but obviously that will have to change. It'll be interesting to see if readers scream. I'll bet BookFunnel will come up with an easy solution.

I have their kindle address now.

I'm asking in what format you send to someone else's kindle in?

Or do you just email the docx to their kindle and it gets converted anyway?
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