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Good news for indie authors - a new income stream coming soon!
25 May 2017 14:29 (GMT)Great news for readers and writers. Public Lending Right (PLR) has finally been extended to include ebooks
This complements the legislation passed in the Digital Economy Act 2010 which extended PLR to audiobooks and on-site loans of ebooks. This means that authors will receive PLR payments for remote loans of their ebooks. The Digital Economy Act 2017 now completes the picture to ensure authors will receive their PLR payments for books and audiobooks, ebooks and e-audiobooks whether loaned in the library or remotely. With an increase in the number of loans of ebooks to around 4 MILLION this year this is not a moment too soon.
PLR will soon be updating their system for registering ebooks. If you are an author and haven’t yet registered with PLR, you should to make sure you receive payments due to you. PLR for ebooks and audio books loaned remotely will apply to loans made after 1 July 2018. Payments are due to be paid in arrears in early 2020. The rate of payment remains the same as for physical loans 7.82p/loan with a cap of £6,600.
More information here http://www.alcs.co.uk...
Washed Out Cover
24 May 2017 13:31 (GMT)Hi. I'm in the process of proofing the Createspace copy of my next book, and getting the cover to look right always seems to be an issue. This cover is more colourful than they have been in the past, so it's particularly important to get it looking as vibrant as I can. I was hoping for some advice on that.
My covers always come back from Createspace looking dull, faded, and washed out. Until now I have simply upped the brightness a little, and perhaps tweaked vibrancy and things in Photoshop, but it hasn't really got around the problem as well as I'd like. Has anyone found a way to get the covers looking right? I have tried both RGB and CMYK, and it only really affects how light or dark it comes out, nothing else. I use the PDF settings that Createspace suggest, but they seem a bit out of date.
Missing at Sea Countdown deal now on
30 April 2017 02:59 (GMT)KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL ON NOW!
Missing at Sea is available on amazon.comfor $0.99 until 5 June
and will be on amazon.uk from 30 April to 7 June for £0.99https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XFKJTV4/
Three years on from Egypt, Anna Davies embarks on her first cruise with best friend Sandra. A few days into the holiday they are woken by three blasts from the ship’s foghorn, indicating that someone has fallen overboard. A woman is lost at sea; the ship turns around to search for her, but she has disappeared into the night.
Was it suicide? Did she lose her balance and fall - or was there foul play involved? Did her husband push her? Would anyone be able to prove whether this was murder or an unfortunate accident?
What a perfect place to stage a murder!
Starting a Kindle Paperwhite
25 April 2017 12:13 (GMT)Both my wife and myself have Kindle Paperwhites. Mine is version 5 with a August case and hers version 7 with Forefront case. With hers she can open the case and the screen comes on to a screen saver. She then swipes the screen and she's in to her book. With mine I have to start it using the button on the base. Does anyone know if this is a function of the case or the different versions of the paperwhite
Collections on two devices
18 April 2017 15:05 (GMT)My Husband has a Kindle, I then got one and I download through his Amazon account, and I set up collections on mine, and the same collections appeared on his! I don't know if this is normal. He doesn't want MY collections (and books) appearing on his home page. Is this normal or is there a way I can delete my collections from his Kindle? I did try deleting them from his, and they disappeared from mine too! It took me an age to reload my Kindle with all my precious books, and they reappeared on his again!
book by its cover
15 February 2017 17:18 (GMT)Hi this is my first posting on the forums so my apologies if this is in the wrong section.
I have a question if anyone is able to help?
I like my E-books to have a specific cover, sometimes to match the tree book version I have and I've noticed that some have updated to recent release versions rather than what was originally loaded - is there a way of changing the covers back? Importing and changing to a preferred cover choice like you can within Goodreads.
Any helpful comments welcomed
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FREE Optioned by Clooney's production company: Lost Girls. video trailer
25 June 2017 13:23 (GMT)Praise for Lost Girls: “ . . .delivers top-notch action and adventure, creating a full cast of lethal operatives armed with all the latest weaponry. Excellent writing and well-drawn, appealing characters help make this another taut, crackling read.” Publishers Weekly
Last Day Free: Burners “My candle burns on both ends; It will not last the night."
17 June 2017 14:08 (GMT)From the #1 science fiction bestselling author of Area 51, Atlantis, Time Patrol and Nightstalkers.
“My candle burns on both ends;
It will not last the night.
But ah my foes, and oh my friends,
It gives a lovely light!”
It is now 30 days until Grace’s Deathday
That is the fate on the red card Grace was dealt at age six on Dealing Day. A burner. Her twin sister, Millay, was dealt a white card. A People. No Deathday.
For twenty years, the sisters have lived different lives. In different places.
Then there’s the wild card, Ryker, a burner, who has no memories of his own past.
In what was left of the world after the Chaos, mankind surrendered control to Dealer, a powerful computer that has kept society running for centuries.
But truths don’t come easy. And everyone and everything is not as they appear.
The mantra in following Dealer’s edicts: It is what it is.
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world!”
Three Special Operations Thrillers in one bundle: FREE today only
11 June 2017 12:39 (GMT)Three FIRST IN SERIES great reads from NY Times Bestselling Author and Former Green Beret Bob Mayer:
Three Special Operation Thrillers
THE JEFFERSON ALLEGIANCE
Book 1 in the Presidential Series
#2 National Bestseller
#1 Amazon Thriller
The 4th of July 1826. As Thomas Jefferson lies dying, he gives his part of his Jefferson Cipher to Edgar Allen Poe, with instructions to take the disks to West Point. In Massachusetts, John Adams entrusts his part of the Cipher to Colonel Thayer, the superintendent of the Military Academy. As Thayer rides away, Adams utters his final words: "Thomas Jefferson survives."
In the present, Green Beret Paul Ducharme has been recalled from Afghanistan after the 'accidental' death of his best friend, the son of one of the Philosophers. While Ducharme is visiting his friend's gravesite in Arlington, an old man is executed by a member from the Society of Cincinnati know as the Surgeon, who is seeking to gather all the pieces of the cipher. In a nearby restaurant, former CIA and now Curator at Monticello, Evie Tolliver, waits anxiously for her mentor to arrive, but he's killed by the same assassin at the Zero Milestone. His heart and the Philosopher's head are displayed as a grisly message on top of the stone, echoing Jefferson's famous head-heart letter.
Ducharme and Tolliver, the unknowing heirs to become the next generation of caretakers of the Jefferson Allegiance, team up and must battle the Surgeon to assemble the Cipher and find the Jefferson Allegiance, a document that has kept the balance of power in the United States for over two centuries.
EYES OF THE HAMMER
#1 Amazon Thriller
A US Army Special Forces team carrying sterilized weapons and unmarked uniforms is on its way to Colombia. The mission: conduct covert, unilateral raids to destroy cocaine processing laboratories.
Of course nothing is as it seems especially once the CIA gets involved. Throw in an Israeli mercenary, betrayal and double-dealing in Washington and the team soon finds itself wondering what the real mission is.
"If you want action, you've got it." NY Times.
A #1 Kindle Science Fiction Bestseller
"Spell-binding! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Call it techno-thriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific story-telling." Terry Brooks, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of the Shannara series and Star Wars Phantom Menace
What if the Shadow that destroyed Atlantis 10,000 years ago, comes back to threaten our present world?
A war beyond time. An enemy beyond space. A thriller beyond your wildest dreams. Three areas on the Earth's surface defy explanation: the Bermuda Triangle, the Devil's Sea of Japan, and a small region of Cambodia. Inside these realms, planes have disappeared, ships have vanished, and, in Cambodia, an entire civilization has been lost leaving behind Angkor Wat.
In 1945, Training Flight 19 disappears in the Bermuda Triangle.
In 1963, the USS Thresher, a nuclear submarine, is lost under unusual circumstances, part of a secret government investigation into mysterious gates.
Near the end of of the Vietnam War, Green Beret Eric Dane led a team of operatives deep into Cambodia and encountered a strange fog near the legendary city of Angkor Kol Ker. His entire team disappears, attacked by strange creatures out of the fog. Only Dane survives to return.
Now a plane goes down. In the same area Dane lost his team. He's called back. To find out who is the darkness behind these gates to our planet. What does this Shadow force want? It is a threat that will take on the world's greatest military forces and defeat them. A power that will overwhelm our science and technology. A merciless enemy that will lead Dane--and the whole planet--into the final desperate battle for survival.
If you enjoyed LOST, you'll love this book and be amazed at the similarities in concept (although this book was published before Lost).
The Red Door Chronicles (Free 9th-11th June)
09 June 2017 09:59 (GMT)To celebrate the release of my new series the Sons of Trillion, the first book that I published in The Red Door Chronicles series will be free from 9th June 2017 to the 11th
The Red Door Chronicles is the first book in a three part series (All three books are complete and published)
Ignorance is bliss ... right?
D-Day (Time Patrol) FREE Today
06 June 2017 11:30 (GMT)On the anniversary, free today only.
D-Day (Time Patrol)
'Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.' Winston Churchill
History is made by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. The fact that often time’s history doesn’t record the heroics of these people doesn’t alter that. The missions on 6 June range from:
1944 A.D.: Parachuting in behind the beaches of Normandy and linking up with the Resistance to insure the last ‘good war’ ends the way history records.
478 B.C.: At the Pythian Games in Greece in 478A.D., where art and war merge.
452 A.D.: A monster’s lair in 452 A.D. where a man becomes the legend of Beowulf.
1843 A.D: At West Point, where a middling cadet, small in stature, named Ulysses S. Grant is trying to survive and graduate, with his curious brain that mixes war and art.
1998 A.D.: In a secret nuclear weapons depot in Pakistan, where the saber-rattling of nuclear tests is getting ready to escalate into Armageddon; a war to end all wars.
And, strangest of all, a mission thousands of years into pre-history, to the day Art is born.
While history doesn’t record the heroics by the ordinary, there are those who do notice. And there are those who want to stop those ordinary people and change our history in order to create a time tsunami and wipe our present out of existence.
It is up to the Time Patrol to send an agent back to six different years on the 6th of June and make sure that doesn’t happen!
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