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And now there is this on FB:

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Amazon is having issues and not allowing any files to be sent to Kindles at the moment - so all Bookfunnel or direct transfers are currently failing.

The other half of a crack down on side loading books, and/or the distribution of freebies?

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.
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READ HERE FIRST >>>> About the Forum [Public] / Re: Signature pics - oops!
« Last post by dgcasey on February 20, 2020, 02:34:27 PM »
I updated the covers of one of my series. I went to Amazon, right clicked the cover image, copied the image link address and replaced the old image address with this new image address. As you can see, this images are slightly large!

How do I solve this?  :help

There's nothing wrong with LARGE. It catches the eyes.  Grin

And just so you know, I had the same problem at first. Like Tim said, look for the SL tag in the code and change the number 125 and that will fix it.
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And now there is this on FB:

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Amazon is having issues and not allowing any files to be sent to Kindles at the moment - so all Bookfunnel or direct transfers are currently failing.

The other half of a crack down on side loading books, and/or the distribution of freebies?
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READ HERE FIRST >>>> About the Forum [Public] / Re: Signature pics - oops!
« Last post by TimothyEllis on February 20, 2020, 01:19:04 PM »
Fixed.

On the small images, there was _SL125_. before the jpg in the location code. I simply copied that into the image locations which didn't have it.
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 huh. I'll stab my favorite person in the head if they go after these books:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07HLKV538/  (I think my best friend is safe.)
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Treasure Hunt Books - Thoughts?
« Last post by German Translator on February 20, 2020, 08:03:10 AM »
This one received a lot of bad press:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/police-implore-author-who-says-he-hid-treasure-to-end-hunt-1.3468395

Several people died searching for the treasure, and others were arrested for damaging cultural artifacts.
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READ HERE FIRST >>>> About the Forum [Public] / Re: Signature pics - oops!
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on February 20, 2020, 07:54:52 AM »
In the sig box where you post the links, look for something that indicates image height or width.  Like this:





Your previous cover links should all have them.  Whatever those say, copy that portion into the same spot in the new links.

Hope that helps.  :)
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Treasure Hunt Books - Thoughts?
« Last post by Pyram King on February 20, 2020, 06:51:35 AM »
I remember Masquerade from decades ago and a couple of other treasure hunt books.
What are your thoughts on them?
It is a marketing idea for sure.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_%28book%29

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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Reader Magnet As Perma-free?
« Last post by Pyram King on February 20, 2020, 04:57:21 AM »
I have a series on KPD Select and I'm happy with KU at this point in my career. I also have a reader magnet that I give away in return for collecting email addresses.

My question is does it make any sense to release that reader magnet on other store fronts as a perma-free?

I understand I won't get email addresses from those "purchases" but it could help me reach audiences outside Amazon. Would those audiences be willing to come to Amazon for my other books?

Thank you in advance for any input.

As a newbie, my advice is from what I have read and applying some reason and logic.

I see a "reader magnet" as serving one of two purposes.

1. To capture email address and build your fan list. (if that is the case - then it would be wise NOT to put it on Amazon or anywhere for free)
2. To drive sales into a series (if this is the case, a prequel or lead-in story - then it would seem like a good idea to put it on Amazon perma free and market it as the story the started it all - leading into sales into the series).


I was reading a article about reader magnet and this author seems to think it is important to build his list and help drive his sales.
Here is his website: https://www.shaynejsilvers.com/
States a million subscribers - and in the article he keeps them up to date on new books, stories, and info.

hope that helps.
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I think this is in response to authors creating covers that are so similar to another's as to be virtually indistinguishable except the author name. I've seen a few of those and was actually appalled when I saw it.

This isn't a matter of using the same photo/art. This is duplicating layout, typography so thoroughly that if you didn't see the author name, many readers would believe they came from the same author. It's a copying of someone's cover brand.

This exactly. There has been a new witchy mystery popping up in my Facebook feed A LOT lately. I thought one of the authors I was following had put out yet another book in her series. Nope. The cover was a direct knockoff of her brand. Enough so to have me (a fairly seasoned author by now) convinced it was by the popular author.

Certain very distinctive branding elements were used. Namely two lines centered around words that are known to be connected to author #1's series. And that was only the beginning. Same style, same items on the covers, same coloring, everything but the name. If I was author #1, I'd be totally ticked off. Her covers are very distinctly hers.

Or at least, they were.
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