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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: What is an 'Editors Pick'?
« Last post by angela on December 02, 2021, 11:09:49 AM »
Lotta Apub books are Editor Picks.

Quite the coincidence...

Seriously, though, where are the ethics in publishing? Amazon should not label books from their own imprints as Editor Picks as of their editors are objective observers.

That's exactly how I feel when I see their shenanigans. Don't they already put their foot on the scale more than enough?

That being said, I'd gladly take an apub imprint deal and never whine about them ever again. :-)

As for ethics... that's for us plebes. Heaven forbid your grandma's roommate reviews your book.

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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: What is an 'Editors Pick'?
« Last post by Eric Thomson on December 02, 2021, 09:51:13 AM »
where are the ethics in publishing?

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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: What is an 'Editors Pick'?
« Last post by Crystal on December 02, 2021, 05:00:13 AM »
Lotta Apub books are Editor Picks.

Quite the coincidence...

Seriously, though, where are the ethics in publishing? Amazon should not label books from their own imprints as Editor Picks as of their editors are objective observers.
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IngramSpark / Re: No Nano code for Ingram this year?
« Last post by Eric Thomson on December 01, 2021, 09:46:51 AM »
IS has severely cracked down on freebie codes this year. I mean hard, due to abuse. I wouldn't be surprised if there was no longer any for NANO. Besides, the code allocated to various partner organizations changes each month and has a hard limit. I'm an ALLi member and get my codes through it, and we can only use the monthly code for up to five times, either new upload or revision. After that, either pay or wait for the 1st of the next month.
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IngramSpark / No Nano code for Ingram this year?
« Last post by RPatton on December 01, 2021, 09:42:35 AM »
I was hoping for an Ingram coupon code this year and haven't found one. Am I just missing it? Or did Ingram just not offer a coupon code this year?
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by TimothyEllis on November 28, 2021, 12:10:16 PM »
But that might prevent bad reviews, no?

Not really. The first one got a lot of review comments about the MC not being in the picture for very long.

Those who did read on in the series would then be reviewing as they normally would. So minor review hiccup on a single book, then business as usual.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by Eric Thomson on November 28, 2021, 06:31:05 AM »
I've never gotten bad reviews. Reviews that hated the story and thought I was sick in the head, yes, but not what I consider a bad review, since they weren't ragging on my ability to write. To me, that's a bad review. Everything else is reader reaction. Basically, free social proof.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by LilyBLily on November 28, 2021, 05:34:33 AM »
I've never gotten bad reviews. Reviews that hated the story and thought I was sick in the head, yes, but not what I consider a bad review, since they weren't ragging on my ability to write. To me, that's a bad review. Everything else is reader reaction. Basically, free social proof.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on November 28, 2021, 04:30:23 AM »
I've seen several which acted to put me off.

In one case, it highlighted the MC change in a long series, and the fact I wasn't invested in the new MC at all, just convinced me not to buy the next book.

A case of too much information.

But that might prevent bad reviews, no?
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by TimothyEllis on November 28, 2021, 01:48:23 AM »
I've seen some fancy A+ content on other author pages, but frankly, it's not anything that would influence me as a reader.

I've seen several which acted to put me off.

In one case, it highlighted the MC change in a long series, and the fact I wasn't invested in the new MC at all, just convinced me not to buy the next book.

A case of too much information.
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