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 I use the PDF settings that Createspace suggest, but they seem a bit out of date.

Thanks Smile

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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 “A military thriller in the tradition of Grisham’s THE FIRM" Kirkus

19 August 2017 13:56 (GMT)

The Line
The Line is the moniker for the "The Long Grey Line" of West Point graduates. My Cullum Number (graduation # since it was founded) is #38625.
This is an updated Seven Days in May, the classic book and movie with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster.

Written by a NY Times bestselling author, West Point graduate, and former Special Operations veteran.
“Mayer has crafted a military thriller in the tradition of John Grisham’s The Firm.” Kirkus
“So convincing, that by the last page, readers may doubt the official version of the last 50 years.”  Publishers Weekly
Is it possible the military would mount a coup against the President of the United States?  This novel examines one frightening possibility.

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FREE Today: Psychic Warrior. Based on a real program,

15 August 2017 16:25 (GMT)

Men Who Stare At Goats was based on a real program, the author was part of. This book takes that to the next level.[b]

Psychic Warrior

Library Journal: “A heart-pounding thriller about the emergence of a deadly avatar. The panorama of modern warfare and the details of hand-to-hand combat encounters add excitement. Inventive, entertaining, and realistic adventure. Highly recommended.”

The Russians sink the submarine USS Thresher in 1963 using their classified psychic project, but something goes awry and all are killed. Except one scientist who plans to take the project to a higher level. Decades later, the Russians unleash Chyort, also known as the ‘Devil’. Chyort is a cyborg that can project into the virtual world with almost limitless power and reassemble his avatar anywhere in real world to wreak havoc. When the Russian mafia steals 20 nuclear warheads to auction them to the highest bidder, Chyort implements his own plan of revenge.

Sergeant Major Jimmy Dalton and a small team of US Green Berets who were originally trained in Trojan Warrior program are thrust into the Psychic Warrior program. The team must battle Chyort on the virtual plane and take their own avatars into the real world. Their mission seems simple. Stop Chyort. If they fail? World War III.

Psychic Warrior takes warfare into the virtual plane through avatars and then reinserts the covert operatives into the real world. The results can be devastating. Mayer uses his real Military experience in the then-classified Special Forces Trojan Warrior program and writes a novel about the new frontier of warfare: the mind.

This is the future of Special Operations Warfare.
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'The Fight for Dolores' - Free short romance

14 August 2017 22:00 (GMT)

The Fight for Dolores , a short romance set in rural Ireland, will be free on Kindle from 24 - 28th August.
"A sweet, cute, short story," (4-star review, Amazon.com).

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FREE 13th Aug - LeftHanders Day The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers)

12 August 2017 09:48 (GMT)

To celebrate Left handers Day on Sunday 13th August I've made The Race FREE from 12-14th August. Smile (due to time zones it will probably show as free later in the day in the UK)
The Race (an inspiring story for left-handers)

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Prepare Now-Survive Now: A Common Sense Guide For Basic Preparation and Survival

09 August 2017 12:59 (GMT)

Prepare Now-Survive Now: A Common Sense Guide For Basic Preparation and Survival
The key elements to preparing for emergencies and how to get through them. I distilled my two, more complete manuals into one to be posted for FREE because I think this is essential information that many people need.  Worth getting an taking a look and see how ready you are; and also what to do in an emergency. It has a list of free apps to download and links to key equipment you should have. Emergency first aid. How to pack a basic Grab-n-Go bag. Survival in specific situations and more.
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