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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: New Audible changes with Promo codes
« Last post by angelapepper on March 30, 2020, 03:34:51 AM »

Oh, yes, I agree they wanted to increase audiobook production and wanted authors giving codes to their list, etc.

But I think what they didn't expect were the code farms, and people producing trash content, paying 50/h just to get the codes redeemed and make some quick cash.

In the reddit for narrators they mention a lot those scammy projects... I think it was quite widespread.

We'll never know what they discuss in their boardrooms.

The only thing that surprised me was how long it took the scammers to mobilize and overwhelm the system to the point where ACX decided to cut the incentive.

But I have a prediction the codes will continue to pay out. Why else would they reduce the numbers?

This is the equivalent of the 3000 KENPC cap.

The up-side is the audiobook market is growing, and people are reading more books, which I like a lot.






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A terrific article from a retired Professor of Pathology and NHS consultant pathologist on interpreting the data and evaluating the passing scene of covid19 and the responses to it. Essential reading

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-evidence-on-Covid-19-is-not-as-clear-as-we-think



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The pandemic hasn't changed what I want to write, but it's lowered my productivity. I find myself compulsively checking the news.

Amen, brother, but when I do manage to write, I find it to be a wonderful alternative to the steady downbeat of depressing news.
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Also, Tim, have you made any arrangements as to who will run this forum should anything happen to you? I think and hope you will stay safe, but in these times, I think itís a reasonable question.

As I said in another thread, I'll be here at least another 29 years.  Grin

But I will give that some more thought for different scenarios.
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Also, Tim, have you made any arrangements as to who will run this forum should anything happen to you? I think and hope you will stay safe, but in these times, I think itís a reasonable question.
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Tim (and everyone), not to sound morbid, but this might be a good time to bequeath someone you trust the right to continue writing in your world should anything happen to you.

Anarchist, I hope youíre right that the current CV panic is a mere blip, but I think most people will indeed remember it even in two years. Itís disrupted all our lives too much for us to forget soon.
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I'm in revision hell, so am not starting any new projects until probably June.
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I hadn't thought of it before, but our lockdown must be especially challenging to couples in fragile marriages.

Someone somewhere mentioned there will be a post-pandemic baby boom around New Years. It's easy to connect those dots. I wonder if there will also a dramatic uptick in divorces.

https://pagesix.com/2020/03/24/divorce-rates-jumping-in-corona-quarantined-couples/

Not the best source, but seems about right.

Being quarantined and irritable is a terrible combo.
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Nope. My publishing calendar, including titles, is already set for the next two years.

The current CV panic is a mere blip. Nobody will give it a second thought in two years. By that time, I want my brands' respective catalogs to have grown on schedule. More products, more customers, more subscribers, more revenue.
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Makes me think I ought to try writing something especially worth the reading to leave behind in case I don't make it through this thing.

I've been thinking of writing a short story to end my universe with, and have it sit there in case I do get this and it threatens to take me off.

The last thing I want to do is leave my fans hanging.

Alas, already working on 3 other books. Don't want to think about a 4th unless it writes itself in a day or 2.
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