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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 7:59:19 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Guardian--not helpful--not at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:01:58 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Mona Lisa--I don't think the eBooks should be offered for free. Why would that be fair for the author? Its those itty, bitty short stories that run for $2.99 and up that had me in a tizzy, thus compelling me to ask my question.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:06:36 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Well, Mayhem! Someone actually GETS IT! Wow, imagine that. I'm sorry that this discussion has been degenerated by charminkdahlink. I am clicking the "Ignore this customer" button for it's comments. I find nothing remotely material about it's rantings.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:12:18 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Guardian said<<But they also have to pay the bills and have to eat. If you don't want to pay for your entertainment, look for something else. Watch the growing grass. That's not that entertaining, but at least it's free. :) >>

Your sarcasm is unwanted here. I started this topic. I neither cheap nor stupid. I spend a great deal of money on books, of all varieties, across most genres. You obviously are not able to ascertain the salient point of my topic. Perhaps if you started at the very beginning it may give you a better handle on the discussion and enable you to make better informed and helpful comments. Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:13:23 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Guardian: With this post, you are now in the category of "Ignore this customer."

Posted on Jun 7, 2012, 8:20:20 PM PDT
Rush Woman says:
Kindle Direct Publishing requires a minimum price depending on the royalty program selected by the author. $.99 is minimum for one program, and $2.99 is minimum for the other program. The author's only choice is to select a royalty option.

"List Price Requirements

USD List Price Requirements Minimum Maximum
35 % Royalty Option List Price List Price
* Less than or equal to 3 megabytes $ 0.99 $ 200.00
* Greater than 3 megabytes and less than 10 megabytes $ 1.99 $ 200.00
* 10 megabytes or greater $ 2.99 $ 200.00

70 % Royalty Option $ 2.99 $ 9.99
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:25:51 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
angela longstaffe: you said, <<If there are thousands of good, full length books from either self-published or trad authors selling between between $.99 and $18.99 (my highest but may have been the exchange rate), why on earth would anyone buy a novella or a chapter of a book for $2.99 from a totally unknown author? >>

I used to buy hardcover books for $23-$25.00 from favorite authors. Didn't hesitate. I buy full length novels as well as full length eBooks for my Kindle. I have purchased at least 30 eBooks that were over 100 pp, but not by much. I have purchased some 70+pp, but less than 100 pp. Some of these were as high as $3.99 (maybe more). So, clearly, I don't make my decisions based on monetary concerns. But, I have bought enough eBooks with less than 70 pages, that cost $2.99 or more, that could not have received a C on a high school paper. Thanks for effectively capsulizing one of the salient points pertaining to this discussion.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:36:43 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Yeah, me too. When a poster constantly spouts rubbinsh, I'm not even going to second guess my decision to put that poster on ignore. Period.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:47:31 PM PDT
Sassafras says:

I don't know if any of the readers remember the original movie entitled, "The Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3. After all of the ruses, the last robber almost got away with it. Just as Walter Mathau was closing the door, the perpetrator sneezed, and Mathau, the detective remembered that sneeze during the heist. The end of the movie was Mathau, opening the apartment door, and saying, "GOTCHA!" Great detective work Mayhem! People think they are so smart and getting over on others. This definitively debunks that theory. Not getting over, not today! LMAO

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 8:50:24 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
Stop G. Just Stop. Oh no, don't stop. This is sooo priceless. Except I have that poster on ignore, so I'm only reading your comments. LMAO

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 9:08:45 PM PDT
Sassafras says:
G, you have hit the nail smack on the head. Typically, I write positive reviews, but when there are typographical errors, loose sentences, wrong words, or other editing problems that overshadow the book to the point that I am correcting the word, sentence or paragraph in my head, I really have to warn readers. I read one book that was quite unique. I enjoyed the book, but the errors were atrocious. I did not write a review; however, I emailed the author, who was quite apologetic. Anyway, I'm not a proofreader, but I can assure you that I could do much better than the one hired for some of these short stories. You would think that with so few pages, there would be so few errors. But, you have to actually read the "story" to denote that the use of "where" should actually be "were". That isn't something that a Word spell-check would be able to pick up.

So, in essence, quality trumps quantity every d**n time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 7, 2012, 9:58:10 PM PDT
"So, does anyone know who exactly has control over the pricing of these books?"

If the book is from a publisher the author has absolutely no control over pricing. If the book is self-published the author has complete control over pricing, within the parameters of the platform they are distributing on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 12:23:13 AM PDT

Thank you for the post you wrote re: twinny.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2012, 12:24:36 AM PDT

I've been reading all your replies and really enjoyed them. You really nailed the problem posters!

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 5:02:31 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 5:16:00 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012, 6:26:04 PM PDT
*^&($($^% with the newbie stuff. You've had tons of time since this thread started to figure out how the system works, and if you don't know the forum rules yet you have zero credibility as a publisher, which is unfortunate for those you are trying to publish.

Lose the link to your self-promotional stuff and try again over in the Meet our Authors Forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 5:23:06 PM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
MM - I'm loving you. Are you on GR?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 5:32:16 PM PDT
>>Not trying to promote through this forum<<

Of course you are.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 6:15:55 PM PDT
Pat Saint says:
Removing the post... Was going for feedback... Unless posting here would have sold 100,000 units; trust me, it wasn't for promo reasons.
The "poor slobs" is my daughter and son-in-law.

Thanks anyway.

p.s. I did advertise on "Meet our Authors Forum."
Maybe that was what put us up on the top Sci-fi 100
for a few days.
Because that what I perceive that forum to be... Advertisement.

I thought this Forum was for constructive criticism, my apologies.
I will remove the post after your response.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:19:34 PM PDT
LOL - believe it or not, I've been trying to lay off discussing indie authors, was thinking some have gotten unfairly caught up in the BBA system lately. Then I looked at all the KBF threads today and kind of blew a gasket...Several years ago I started cataloging all my books on Librarything, so haven't really checked out Goodreads...

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 6:23:29 PM PDT
Pat Saint says:
"*^&($($^% with the newbie stuff"

I meant that I just started the 'Self Publishing' about two weeks ago.
That is what I know about Amazon Self Publishing and the Forums (two weeks of semi-work).
Maybe I will take a class [or study] on forum etiquette... instead of freestyling.

Sorry, for impeding

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:24:24 PM PDT
You came in here and discussed your A&R marketing experience and presented yourself as a new publisher for self-published authors. There have been quite a few 'professionals' who post here who do surprise me in their apparent lack of experience. That's not necessarily a put-down, I understand it's a new world for both authors and publishers - but you did speak as if you felt you had the experience to be a player right off the bat.

That being said, I had no intention of insulting anyone's family members and have revised the language in my post.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:32:32 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 15, 2012, 6:34:22 PM PDT
Sorry to double-post, but I think we were writing at the same time...

Pat, you're not the first 'newbie' to get caught in the crosshairs here, and some posters can be a little rough, including me. Most of us appreciate when writers/publishers take another look and correct their posts. Thank you for updating yours. Not sure about an etiquette class, but it probably wouldn't hurt to spend some time on other forums for self-pubbed authors where you can get an idea of how the promo part works? I know of, authorwrites...and I'm sure there are more out there.
Many authors do come back and participate in the forum discussions - I hope you will do this if you're interested in talking about books, or the publishing system, just without concentrating on your individual part of it.
And I'm sorry for being so harsh.

Posted on Jun 15, 2012, 6:32:46 PM PDT
Pat Saint says:
Music and book publishing is a different ball game. The first two weeks have been successful. Just wanted to learn more from you guys, since you guys may have been in the mix for more than two weeks. Amazon does not put all the information on a platter. One must search or navigate many miles for the best route.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 15, 2012, 6:37:47 PM PDT
Ms Saint, you have just experienced a typical dismemberment by the harpies and termagants who inhabit these forums. I would like to apologize to you on behalf of the few of us trolls who try to uphold decency around here, with no obvious success.
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