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Re: Page views

Postby shadowwalker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Oldtimer wrote:I feel like an idiot. So many chances missed. I'll have another try at the weekend and this time I'll read the instructions VERY carefully.


Ah, that's the neat thing about books - as long as the book exists, there's no lost chances. There are always readers, after all. :)
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Re: Page views

Postby wondo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:44 pm

Yeah, you can use the same document, as Paul said. You don't need a kindle. Just change the Smashwords to Kindle on the beginning and upload.
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Re: Page views

Postby Oldtimer » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:57 pm

Thank you for your offer of help, pls, and for your support and encouragement, Shadow and Wondo. I appreciate it. I'll let you know how I get on. :?

Hope you enjoy your conference, pls.

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Re: Page views

Postby wondo » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:11 pm

If Paul isn't available to help Saturday, I may be able to. I am in and out on Saturdays and not really sure about the time difference. Good luck and keep writing Dorothy.
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Re: Page views

Postby Oldtimer » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:11 am

Thanks, wondo. That's very nice of you. :)

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Re: Page views

Postby Oldtimer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:02 pm

As promised, I'm letting you know that I published my story "Brotherly Love" on Kindle this weekend. It came as a shock to find so many novels with the same title. I should have googled those two words first and come up with something better. But it will do for now. It will be interesting to compare results with Smashwords. Again, thanks for your help, pls and wondo.

Going off topic, last year I finished a 100,000 word YA novel and patted myself on the back. This is my break-out novel, I thought. However, my mentor said she liked the story but the structure was not sound, so I put it aside. With my time now virtually monopolised by my daughter's business, I have decided not to 'waste' that effort but to publish the ms by Do-It-Myself on CreateSpace. I don't intend to spend a lot of money on it but I feel I owe it to the people who helped me to at least give them a print copy. I see you shaking your heads and saying "Don't do that. Improve your manuscript first until your mentor is happy with it." However, honestly and truthfully, I'll never have enough time. I'm three-quarters of the way through my Martian story and want to submit it to an agent when it is finished, so whatever free time I can find will be devoted to that.

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Postby wondo » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:21 pm

Yes, publish it. You never know, readers may disagree with your mentor and buy it. Keep plugging away. It doesn't cost anything to publish on CreateSpace unless you want to expand into markets beyond Amazon, then they charge 25 bucks. It will cost, of course, if you purchase your own book. You will, I think, get it at a discounted price.
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Re: Page views

Postby pls » Mon Feb 18, 2013 5:26 pm

For once, I agree that you should publish this one early for the reasons you've stated. After all, you can always revise and republish later, even on CreateSpace.

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Re: Page views

Postby Oldtimer » Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:07 pm

Thanks, gentlemen. I'll give it a whirl. :D

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