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Lisa Renee

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  1. 12 hours ago, KR LaLonde said:

    I apologize for not responding to your question sooner, @Lisa Renee. I write Christian romance with a touch of suspense. Well, I try to, anyway. That's mainly what I used to read before reading became so much less interesting to me.


    I have shelves of books - most are Christian romantic suspense, like I said - but I haven't read at least 10 of them. I'm trying to get my interest in them back up - particularly before we go on any really long trips. Those can be so boring.

    Yes, it's funny how we can become fuzzier once we become a writer. I start a book which has so many filter words or things my editors correct, then I end up putting it down as I want to avoid forming those habits.

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  2. On 7/12/2019 at 11:46 PM, Accord64 said:

    It's important to keep in mind that if you go with KU, Amazon will demand exclusivity. So you can't publish/sell your eBook anywhere else. This applies to eBooks only. You're still free to sell/publish a print version anywhere.


    And since you seem to be wanting feedback on KU and Ingramspark, I just wanted to make sure that you understood that KU is only for eBooks. Ingramspark is for print. They are different animals.


    Many don't like KU because it limits you to Amazon, and the payout rate changes each month. There have also been numerous stories of widespread fraud on KU, perpetrated by unscrupulous authors trying to game the Amazon system. Going "wide" with your eBook allows you to sell not only on Amazon, but other places like Apple, Kobo, B&N, etc.    


    So are you saying I can have my ebook exclusive to Amazon/Kindle and have my paper back with Ingramspark (which puts it on Amazon too)?


  3. On 7/14/2019 at 2:45 AM, Shamrock said:

    OK - this is all new to me.


    I self-published a novel a while back. It did OK but, it was only in print. If I wanted to try and get out there via ebook how do I go about this?  No idea. If you don't go through Amazon KU - who else is out there?



    As mentioned by others, you don't have to go on the unlimited option, but Kindle Create is a free app which you can download to your computer and its a few clicks to convert to an ebook and can publish straight away. Not much skill needed for this one. But you can't download the file to use elsewhere, it's only linked to Kindle/Amazon.

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  4. Re: Feedback from self-publishers 


    How did you find using Kindle Unlimited for sales or those who've tried Ingramspark?


    I'm thinking that unknown authors are better off using Kindle Unlimited as people on membership look for 'free' books in their desired genre/category. Someone told me they get $4US if the reader reads cover to cover on Kindle Unlimited. It depends on how many pages, so less if they don't finish the book.


    Any thoughts from those who have experience in sales or lack of sales using these self-publishing routes?

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  5. On 6/7/2019 at 4:36 PM, Joshua Cartwright said:

    That works out (so far) at about 8 dollars per click given the cost of the release. If I get some good publicity I'll need to sell 31 kindle books to cover my costs.


    I will let you know in a few days how things are going and what v worked when I get feedback 





    Thanks for the details. I look forward to your latest updates. 

  6. Hello, I've just joined. Can you aid my access to the critique forum or do I have a wait period like the message says. I read another person's comment that there are tech issues.


    Many thanks for your help and time.



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