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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: What's a screen reader?
« Last post by Leegreg on October 14, 2019, 06:47:11 AM »
Text to speech is likely only the text of the book.

Screen reader software interprets the entire operating system and allows interaction and control of the system. So not just the text of the book, but the menus, buttons and everything that allows a device to run. And not necessarily into speech, there are devices that create on the fly braille. Iím not sure if kindles go that far, its been years since I last had to interact with a full screen reader.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / What's a screen reader?
« Last post by Marti Talbott on October 14, 2019, 05:02:42 AM »
I just noticed this under one of my books under product details. I tried to find something about it in Amazon help, but no luck yet. I'll keep looking. Anyway, do you know what the different is between Text-to-speech and Screen Reader? I know it's for the visually impaired, but I assumed both of them were. Does it only work on the new Kindles?

Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray:
Enabled
Word Wise: Enabled
Lending: Enabled
Screen Reader: Supported
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by Marti Talbott on October 13, 2019, 01:14:40 PM »
I have always thought it was kind of silly to separate all the countries (reviews, ads, and dashboards, etc.) I mean it's Amazon and while it's hard to find techs willing to work for what Amazon pays, it's just too bad they didn't have the foresight when they started adding countries to set it up better.

Yes it is - It is a full moon! I might just go outside and howl! On the other hand, they've made it so difficult they're saving me money.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 11, 2019, 12:09:15 PM »
I created a small 2 day ad for Germany. It seemed to work and launch okay, but I have no idea where to find the dashboard for Germany. I created the ad by going through the bookshelf.  Can someone explain to me how to get to the Germany dash?  I tried using the .de extension on advertising.amazon but just ended up back at the US site.  Thanks, Amanda

ETA - I managed to try to log into the German site, but it was all in German, no button to change it to English that I could find. They called me to give me a code to log in, in German. So I didn't enter the code.

On a side note, the ad will only run for 2 days and it may take up to three days to approve so it might die a natural death. I would really like to be able to see the dashboard though and make sure this ad isn't spending $5 for infinity.

Edited again - I got in, I tried all the things at the top and managed to get into the dashboard, which was in English.  That was after I sent an email asking for help and telling them to cancel the ad.  So we will see how this all plays out, but once this ad is done I can't say I'm terribly excited about the .de site.  If they change the layout on the page I'll be scrambling again, unless I can get the log in page in English.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 06, 2019, 02:58:21 AM »
Okay, just went to authorcentral de and all my recent books are there.

What I noticed on the UK site is they list the paperbacks instead of the kindle books under the author's name. Some kind of precedence thing, since we can't buy the kindle editions there I guess.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 06, 2019, 02:56:29 AM »
I set up my german (and french) author services page many years ago, and haven't been back.

Years ago, I had to claim my books on the Amazon UK author page as well as US. Now it seems to use the US settings. I thought the other amazons might follow suit, but maybe not.

Anything's better than the aussie site, where there's no author info at all.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 06, 2019, 01:11:38 AM »
When I look at your Germany author page there is no box to click on for Kindle edition.  But on your UK author page it is there.

So that is exactly the same as mine.  Also when I search on your name in Germany, some of the titles, your name is not live, you can't click on it.

I get what you are saying, because Amazon might not want us to order a kindle book in another country's store, but I thought when that was the case they just didn't show you a price, and why not link them on the author page?  I don't know, I'm a little leery of this one.

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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 06, 2019, 01:01:40 AM »
You might be able to do what someone else suggested, and temporarily change the location on Amazon.DE to somewhere actually in Germany. Then it might show the kindle books.

My UK author page defaults to the paperbacks, which is how I know Amazon isn't updating the paperback covers no matter how many times I upload the cover file. (They're still showing the Createspace ones!)
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 06, 2019, 12:54:41 AM »
Oh wow, I think I figured it out.  Searching by the ASIN number brought one up.  Brilliant Simon, thanks. For some reason they are not linked to my author page for .de.

I guess I'll have to contact them about that, but at least now I know exactly how to explain it to them and tell them what needs to be done. 

BTW - I can see everything on my author page in .uk
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Problem - it don't work
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 06, 2019, 12:36:42 AM »
UK is the same - because you're not in that market, you can't view the kindle versions.  Don't worry, they're still there though.

(If you have the ASIN, just use that)
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