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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...

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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 I use the PDF settings that Createspace suggest, but they seem a bit out of date.

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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.com
for $0.99 until 5 June
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XFKJTV4/
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! 

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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

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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!  Sad

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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: When geneticists try to make the perfect soldier-- what could go wrong?

19 July 2017 15:26 (GMT)

SYNBAT-- stands for SYNthetic Battle Form.
Kirkus Reviews. “Action packed entertainment. An atavistic milieu plausibly conjured up by Mayer.”
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Dave Riley and his Green Beret A-Team must defeat a threat shockingly inhuman. Set in the shadowy world of genetic research, Synbat, stands for Synthetic Battle form.

The Top Secret research is conducted at a lab in the deep woods of western Tennessee, under the Pentagon's Black Budget. But the subjects of the experiment escape. The Synbats are now roaming the countryside, acting out what they were designed to do: kill.

Riley and his team are called in for 'damage control.' Easier said than done. They follow the deadly trail to Chicago, where long abandoned tunnels are a lair for the Synbats to do what could well spell the end of mankind: procreate at incredible speed. It's a race against time as Riley must destroy mankind's greatest threat-- our own genes spliced with that of another species.

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What does it take to stop an Imperial President? #2 National Bestseller

17 July 2017 16:10 (GMT)

The Jefferson Allegiance is FREE today. 
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"Demigods : Survive the death" for free 14-16.07

14 July 2017 09:47 (GMT)

What IF you could survive the death?
Silent screams coupled with attempts to break free began to spread out, creating circular ripples on the water—the very same ones that Victoria sat admiring earlier, and which had now come to symbolize the fight for her life. 
Victoria's body rhythm slowed down from the lack of oxygen, and her resistance decreased to such a point that oppressor let go of her neck.
Last breath left her all too quickly.

Victoria is a 17-year old girl who got to a place where everything is possible. She discovers the shocking truth about who she really is and meets people who will change her life forever.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SHYTST
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FREE Today: What if the US Military conducted a coup? NYT Bestseller

13 July 2017 13:28 (GMT)

Publishers Weekly: “Mayer has crafted a military thriller in the tradition of John Grisham’s The Firm.”[b]
THE LINE

Would the military ever initiate a coup? A secret, powerful group of West Point Graduates, known only as The Line, is going to do just that.

They killed Patton when he opposed them. They’ve cowered Presidents into going to war. For a century, a secret organization of Army officers known as The Line has been covertly manipulating US Policy. Now, in a political climate rife with dissent and unrest, The Line has ordered a pivotal top-secret operation that will let the world know who is really in charge: take out the President on Pearl Harbor Day.

But The Line didn’t count on Boomer Watson, a member of the Army’s elite Delta Force and Major Benita Trace, both West Point graduates, staying true to their oath of allegiance and willing to fight The Line with their lives.
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From The Ukraine to Pearl Harbor to West Point to the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia, it’s a race against time to stop The Line as December 7th looms.

West Point graduate and Special Operatio
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free through 4 July: Independence Day (Time Patrol) Video trailer

02 July 2017 14:40 (GMT)

Independence Day (Time Patrol)
Review for Bob Mayer’s science fiction:
Kirkus "A crackling science thriller in the vein of Crichton that mixes action with science fiction."

'The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.' Einstein.

What does it take to change history and destroy our reality? The same date, 4 July, six different years.

The 4th of July, 1776 is one of the most important dates in American history and forces are at work in Philadelphia to sabotage the Declaration of Independence.
Exactly 50 years later, in 1826, two of the architects of that document and the country, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, die within hours of each other. What secrets do they hold close on their deathbeds? And who else might know about them?
At Gettysburg, the Confederacy reaches its 'high water mark' with Pickett's charge on the 3rd of July 1863. But on the 4th, both armies stare at each other on a rainy day, waiting for the other to make a move. What if the Union attacks?
In the same war, on the same day, in a victory that is over-shadowed by Gettysburg in terms of publicity, but of more value strategically, Grant takes Vicksburg on the 4th of July, 1863. But what if this great victory turns into the Union's greatest shame?
On the 4th of July 1976, before there was a 'War on Terror', the Israelis launch a daring raid to free hostages at Entebbe. There is only one casualty in their force, the older brother of the current Prime Minister; what if that had turned out differently?
The 4th of July 362 B.C. is the Battle of Mantinea in Greece, in which Sparta is defeated by Thebes in a Pyrrhic victory, leading to a third party uniting Greece: Philip II, father of a man who would change history: Alexander The Great. But what if Sparta wins the battle?

The Time Patrol must send an agent back to each day, with just 24 hours for each to defeat the Shadow's plan to disrupt our time-line, creating a time tsunami and wiping our present out.

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