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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Last post by fleurina on February 21, 2020, 04:01:12 AM »
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I don't watch the news. I don't follow politics. And I ignore topics that foment outrage (e.g. gender politics).

It has made life so much more enjoyable.

Ditto
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12pt is perfectly ok for that size. You generally want to land somewhere between 55-80 characters per line. At 12pt I imagine you'll land somewhere on the lower end of that range depending on the font you use.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / K-lytics, love it or leave it?
« Last post by The Masked Scrivener on February 20, 2020, 10:59:07 PM »
K-lytics released its Publishing Trends for February 2020. It looks like interesting information, but is it that useful? Any K-lytics members that have used their information to boost your business? Any members that feel it wasted their time and money?

I've thought about subscribing to the service. Being a big-data analytical, their service intrigues me. $500 for a year of service is a lot of money for me. Before I commit I was hoping to hear from both sides of the debate on this one.

It does worry me that their Youtube channel only has 727 subscribers. I would think if their info was really useful they would have 1,000 times or more that many subscribers, considering how large the publishing community is.

I'll leave it there for now and wait to see what you all think on this topic.

February 2020:
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Just did an experiment.  I went to Gutenberg and downloaded a public domain book to my computer.  Then I tried the "Send to Kindle" app.  After waiting several minutes, the book has yet to appear on my first-gen Kindle Fire.  It usually appears in less than a minute.   :confused:

Not drawing any conclusions about that.  Just FYI.

Can you download the book and use Calibre to load it directly to your device with a USB cord?


Yes, side-loading still works.  I haven't done it in a long time--the Send to Kindle app is so much easier--but I opened up Calibre, converted Ruined Worlds to mobi since it was already there and waiting at the top of the list, and then side-loaded it to the Kindle via USB cord.  No surprises.
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READ HERE FIRST >>>> About the Forum [Public] / Re: Signature pics - oops!
« Last post by Jane Killick on February 20, 2020, 05:07:04 PM »
Thanks everyone!
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: Where is Hugh Howey?
« Last post by Mammasan on February 20, 2020, 04:43:28 PM »
All I said was:

I copy-pasted on the "Where is Hugh Howey?" thread at Writer's Sanctum.

Edit: He responded with: "I didn't know I was lost.  Wait ... yes I did."

Made me laugh! grint
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Just did an experiment.  I went to Gutenberg and downloaded a public domain book to my computer.  Then I tried the "Send to Kindle" app.  After waiting several minutes, the book has yet to appear on my first-gen Kindle Fire.  It usually appears in less than a minute.   :confused:

Not drawing any conclusions about that.  Just FYI.

I just saw a Quora question asking why Amazon downloads were so slow at the moment.

Side loading is where you transfer a book from one device to another through a USB. Unless they brick the USB port with an update, it will always be possible to sideload books onto a Kindle Device. Emailing a file directly to a Kindle device uses a similar flow as pulling a book from your Amazon account. As far as I know, Amazon has done nothing to curb the sideloading of books.

Ok, so I'm using side-loading wider than intended. Noted.

I'll note that there is no usb on an Ipad mini, so that method of transfer is not possible.
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Just did an experiment.  I went to Gutenberg and downloaded a public domain book to my computer.  Then I tried the "Send to Kindle" app.  After waiting several minutes, the book has yet to appear on my first-gen Kindle Fire.  It usually appears in less than a minute.   :confused:

Not drawing any conclusions about that.  Just FYI.

Can you download the book and use Calibre to load it directly to your device with a USB cord?
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Just did an experiment.  I went to Gutenberg and downloaded a public domain book to my computer.  Then I tried the "Send to Kindle" app.  After waiting several minutes, the book has yet to appear on my first-gen Kindle Fire.  It usually appears in less than a minute.   :confused:

Not drawing any conclusions about that.  Just FYI.
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So basically, I've already published 2 of my books on Kindle (both eBook and paperback). The paperback is 6 x 9, but it's in 12 font for Times New Roman. Is the font too big for a 6 x 9? Should I make the next book 11 Font?

I've been doing 6X9 as well, it seems to be what Amazon "likes". Now that I've read the replies, though, I plan to change to the smaller size next time I update my content/cover. I was always thinking the 6X9 was a little odd ...
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