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Kindle plugged in to charge up, but not turned green after many hours

12 September 2017 11:16 (GMT)

Nor is it possible to tell if battery's charged at all (tho I can see and read my home page etc).  Basic and fairly elderly kindle (4+ years).  Help pls!

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Gaming the NYT Bestseller's List

29 August 2017 07:58 (GMT)

Came across a very interesting article where some suspicious types took a look at the dramatic rise of a YA title called Handbook for Mortals.

http://www.pajiba.com...

Some great detective work and an interesting look at both group investigation and how systems can be played.

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Indexing

27 August 2017 15:06 (GMT)

Hi. 
I recently uploaded a document (.docx) to my Kindle Paperwhite via email. When I try to search in the document I get a message that the document is not indexed. What exactly does this mean and is it possible to correct it?
Thanks

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Kindle e-reader or fire ?

24 August 2017 22:07 (GMT)

Hi 
This my first time here so hello to everyone
I have had my kindle for a while now so this might seem a bit of a daft question.
I am about to buy my wife a  kindle and I'm not sure which one to get.
She loves reading but likes to surf the net so I'm trying to weigh up my options.
The e-reader one or the kindle fire...I know with fire you can access 
the internet but I'm not sure if she would use it for that.
Any thoughts welcome 
Derek

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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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Dark Tidings - Ancient Magic Meets the Internet Book 1 - FREE

14 September 2017 14:00 (GMT)

They stole millions from the world's richest bank, infected the Internet with ancient magic and wrecked our modern way of life… and they're the good guys.

Dark Tidings is the first book of the spellbinding 'Ancient magic meets the Internet' trilogy and it's FREE 14 September – 18 September 2017.

Laugh while the world comes to an end and it won’t cost you a penny.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00O5FF4S4

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"My candle burns on both ends; It will not last the night!" Burners-video trail

14 September 2017 13:36 (GMT)

BURNERS

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A Modern Dirty Dozen: Section Eight. Free today

12 September 2017 13:34 (GMT)

Section Eight 
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"Bob Mayer tells Green Beret stories like Joseph Wambaugh tells cop stories!” Macon News-Record[b]

Captain Jim Vaughn is an officer in disgrace. Commanding a Special Forces mission to rescue hostages in the Philippines, Vaughn's team is destroyed, and when the smoke clears, he is made the scapegoat. Forced into the shadows by the scandal, Vaughn is offered a chance to redeem himself when he is approached by an enigmatic government agent working for The Organization, looking for a few desperate men.

The Organization pulled strings long before the founding of the United States. It dates back to the destruction of the Knights Templar and even further in history. As secrets from the Golden Lilly Operation and the infamous Unit 731 from World War II become exposed, you have to wonder who the real enemy is.

Section Eight are the men and women called upon by The Organization to do the impossible. They are the soldiers who have nothing to lose. They make up a top-secret unit tasked with suicide missions. Vaughn is now given a new team, a group of men and women outside of the regular chain of command. These are men and women who have crossed the line one too many times. Drug users. Felons. The terminally ill. These are now the soldiers that Vaughn must trust with his life. Even with a traitor in their ranks.

A team of such unique properties is the perfect tool to use against America's enemies...and possibly America itself.
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Nine Eleven (Time Patrol) FREE today

11 September 2017 14:06 (GMT)

Nine Eleven (Time Patrol)
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'He who controls the past, controls the future. He who controls the present, controls the past.' Orwell. 1984.

On Nine-Eleven 9 A.D., three Roman legions are annihilated by an alliance of Germanic tribes; the Romans would never again attempt to expand east of the Rhine River. What if the Romans won?
On Nine-Eleven 1973, a military coup in Chile, engineered by the United States, topples the elected President and brings Pinochet to power. What if the coup fails?
On Nine-Eleven 1857, 120 emigrants are slaughtered by Mormons in the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah. What if it was worse than that?
One Nine-Eleven 1776, Benjamin Franklin and John Adams sit down with British Admiral Howe on Staten to discuss a possible peace settlement. What if they succeed?
On Nine-Eleven 2011, while the world is focused on the United States, the largest plane in the world is carrying the largest nuclear weapon ever made across Russia; but disappears. Who took it? Where is it?
And then there is the most mysterious mission of all, where a Time Patrol agent must go into the Patrol’s own recent history to insure it even exists.

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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Military Science Fiction Bundle FREE today

10 September 2017 13:34 (GMT)

Military Science Fiction 1
2 Great Books for the price of one written by West Point Graduate and former Green Beret Bob Mayer.
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SYNBAT (The Green Beret Series)
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. Riley is called up for 'damage control' at a lab in the deep woods of western Tennessee. The research conducted there, under the Pentagon's secret Black Budget, is Top Secret. Until the subjects of the experiment escape. The Synbats are now roaming the countryside, acting out what they were designed to do: kill.

Riley follows the deadly trail to Chicago, where long abandoned tunnels beckon 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.

From Publishers Weekly
SYNBATs (synthetic battle forms) are large mutant primates created by a secret genetic engineering project in rural Tennessee and, in the best thriller tradition, they escape, wreaking gory havoc on anything in their way. Massed against them are Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Dave Riley and his troop of Green Berets. In lesser hands, the plot might seem tawdry, but Mayer, a Special Forces veteran and author of Eyes of the Hammer , keeps story and characters firmly under control. Even his scenario is chillingly plausible, given the fluid parameters of scientific ethics in a technological and political climate in which dollars must show immediate results. As the plot progresses, Riley and crew find themselves battling not only the vicious animals, but also government officials intent upon keeping their secrets (and funding) intact. The venal motives of the scientists and military bureaucracy are tellingly contrasted with the idealism of the soldiers--a treat for military fiction readers.
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PSYCHIC WARRIOR (The Psychic Warrior Series) The movie Men Who Stare At Goats was based on a real program the author was affiliated with. This book takes that to the next level.

“A background in Special Operations gives Mayer credibility.” Airpower Journal.

“A masterpiece of technology and suspense.” Library Journal.

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, which was actually conducted, and writes a novel about the new frontier of warfare: the mind.

The Russians sink the submarine USS Thresher in 1963 using their classified psychic project, but something goes awry and all are killed. All 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. As 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, called Bright Gate, 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...

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