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0.0045 dollars = 0.45 cents
Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Your favourite cover
« Last post by Gerri Attrick on February 23, 2020, 03:42:30 AM »
I've had this cover for several years - and the book still isn't written. Ho hum

Hello lovely authors,

February's now easing up a little, thank you for your all your enquiries :) I have a few spots left up until the end of the month, still taking reservations for March. If you can't see your preferred time on my calendar, please let me know what dates you're thinking of!

As always, love to chat about your projects -
TV/Movie Talk [Public] / Re: What movie did you recently watch?
« Last post by cecilia_writer on February 23, 2020, 02:57:57 AM »
Just back from 'Emma.' - I really enjoyed it. I found it surprisingly faithful to the book but with fabulous embroidery and jewellery. Terrific casting / acting.
Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Your favourite cover
« Last post by Lorri Moulton [Lavender Lass Books] on February 23, 2020, 02:34:44 AM »
I just updated the one on the it's my favorite today!  :dog1:
Perhaps you didn't see his decimal point. He's saying half a cent, not fifty cents.

I saw it. It's still wrong. What we get is .0045, roughly, which is half a cent more or less (less, as I don't think we've gone over a half penny more than a couple of times). Those two zeroes make a difference.

As to shadcallister's comment, the reason different books with the same word count come out different for KENPC is that Amazon is almost certainly counting characters, which includes all spaces and enters. What they consider a page concerns what they give you for a page count on the book's page, but seems to have little to do with what used to be considered the words on a physical page.

Believe me, there were a lot of us on a certain group who were trying to figure out how the KENPC was figured, to see if we could maybe fudge a page or few out of a book. It came down to making more dollars out of the same book, without going too far over any perceived limits Amazon may have had. So, people fiddled with line spacing, font size, margins, and so on. At first, you could increase your KENPC by going a little larger on the font, or doing 1.5 spacing instead of single, or whatever. Amazon soon rebooted and stopped allowing that, or so they said. I've read there are some manipulating the CSS code to get past it still, but I'm not sure if it works, or ever did.

What was left was basically having more enter keys hit, i.e., shorter paragraphs, because they're counting characters with some sort of formula, and not just words per "page". At any rate, you still make more money by writing longer books. :)
Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Your favourite cover
« Last post by Al Stevens on February 22, 2020, 10:41:06 PM »
One for each genre:

Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Can I give two or more alternatives for chapter titles?
« Last post by Vidya on February 22, 2020, 04:25:49 PM »

Because my hero says so many humorous things—well, my beta readers find them humorous—I often have 3 or 4 good possibilities for chapter titles. Titles come easy when you can just quote something a character says.

I know it’s not usual, but do you think I could list all the alternatives as possibilities for chapter titles? I think most of the alternatives sound intriguing, which is what a  chapter title should be,  intriguing enough to want the reader to read on to see why that title was used.

Or should I just stick to one?
I like Jutoh. It's ridiculously powerful if you dig into it.
I used KC to assemble a collection of short stories I'd written some time ago. I did it to see how well it handles a typical fiction book. I built the e-book .kpf file and used Calibre to convert to .epub, which I first examined with Sigil. Nice compact file, no bloat.
The first problem comes in using KC to make corrections. Too many editing deficiencies. (It could be I just didn't find the features.) No smart quotes or em-dash conversion. No way to change the formats of themes or add new themes. Some parts of element processing and formatting don't work.
Having to go through Calibre to convert to epub is a pain. So is not being able to export to .doc or .odt formats.
I can't really see any way to use this program without augmenting it with a word processor, a file format converter, and an epub editor. So, if I have those programs, there is really no use for KC. I've begun to look into Jutoh. The only deficiency I've found so far is that it isn't free. :)
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