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 I use the PDF settings that Createspace suggest, but they seem a bit out of date.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

If you are looking for Free Kindle eBooks, you will find our complete daily list here. Below are our latest notifications direct from the author about their free promotions.

FREE Books about Finance and Phonics!

27 May 2017 03:06 (GMT)

I have four Kindle e-books that are free Friday, May 26 through Tuesday, May 30:
What Do Kids Need to Know about Finance?
What Do Canadian Kids Need to Know about Finance?
Phonics for Parents: Unlocking the Mystery of Phonics
Phonics for Teachers: Unlocking the Mystery of Phonics

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Grandpa's Kitty + 4 other books are FREE this weekend!

27 May 2017 00:55 (GMT)

Timothy T. Perry's five easy-to-read children's books are free from Friday May 26 through Tuesday May 30:
GRANDPA'S KITTY
KITTY GOES TO THE PARK
KITTY'S BIG ADVENTURE
KITTY'S SURPRISE
and
KITTY'S CHRISTMAS

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A Modern Dirty Dozen. LAST DAY FREE

23 May 2017 14:47 (GMT)

"Bob Mayer tells Green Beret stories like Joseph Wambaugh tells cop stories!” Macon News-Record[b]
Section Eight
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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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2 Book Military Scifi Bundle FREE Today only

22 May 2017 13:04 (GMT)

Two bestselling Military Science Fiction novels by a former Green Beret, West Point Graduate and NY Times Bestselling Author.
Alternate Realities

“A background in Special Operations gives Mayer credibility.” Airpower Journal.
“A masterpiece of technology and suspense.” Library Journal.
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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..."

“Spellbinding! Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Call it technothriller, call it science fiction, call it just terrific storytelling.” Terry Brooks, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of the Shannara series and Star Wars Phantom Menace[b]

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).
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'The Fight for Dolores' - Free Contemporary Romance on Kindle

21 May 2017 20:21 (GMT)

The Fight for Dolores , a contemporary romance set in rural Ireland, will be free on Amazon from 25th to 29th May. If you enjoy the book, reviews, ratings and recommendations would be appreciated.

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