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With this, my latest book, I ended up ordering proofs from both Kindle KDP and CreateSpace. Nothing to stop you from doing so. You can’t publish the book with BOTH — but I haven’t published it at yet! I am at the ‘order proof’ stage with both and that is perfectly kosher. I did this with my last book too — except at that juncture I couldn’t order paperback proofs from Kindle KDP. I got the proofs from CreateSpace and eventually published with Kindle! They are BOTH Amazon companies so it is by no means robbing Peter to pay Paul.
So, both proofs printed by Amazon — and they both came in Amazon Prime boxes.
But, can you tell the difference, and whose is whose. A very obvious difference right up front.
Yes, the KDP proof as the ugly ‘Not for Resale’ banner. CS has never done that. Instead, they print a BIG ‘PROOF’ on the last page.
But, also an obvious difference in the quality of the cover. You can tell even in these photos. The CS cover is brighter and more detailed. That is crazy.
CS proofs were published in Columbia, South Carolina; Kindle in Middletown, Delaware.
Does CNN really think we are that stupid.
This has not been a good weekend for CNN. Their Pope series was not very good.
And then this.
What is the exclusivity here. Nothing new here. Fake news.
‘American Medical Association’ (AMA) Study On The Effectiveness Of Opioids On Chronic Back Pain — USELESS!
The Google News Headlines
March 9, 2018.
Waste of time & money.
This is NOT going to make a BLIND bit of difference.
This report will NOT convince a single doctor, patient or addict. They are all into this hook, like and bloody sinker.
This report actually made me angry because of its impotence.
It is like guns, the NRA and the politicians. Where are the opioid control laws? Just talk. Just chatter.
Common sense does NOT prevail. Money talks.
This has me concerned.
I know and appreciate that Amazon knows EVERYTHING about me including that I rarely wear underwear.
They also know that I have been a dynamite, extremely reliable and loyal customer for nearly 20-years.
So, when they send me $70 of “Brain Octane Oil“, for FREE, unasked (never mind unsolicited), it gets me WORRIED.
What have they detected in my keystrokes? That I am not as decisive as I once was? That it takes me longer to place an order.
YIKES! I haven’t, as far as I know, screwed up TOO MUCH of late, i.e., returned stuff.
But, obviously they know something.
They also sent a small bottle of some blood pressure medication. This is bad.
I am worried.
What do YOU think I should do.
NO. NO. N000000000! I have not tried it yet, though somebody else did.
Having spent 64 years making sure not to mess my brain I am not sure I am going to try anything now — especially as my brain is entitled to its slow decline. I never did drugs because I did not want anything interfering with my brain. So, why would I try this?
Search on ‘brain’.
Check Category ‘books’.
It arrived today, per the Prime 2-day promise.
It was as portrayed in the Amazon product page — which has since INEXPLICABLY disappeared off Amazon. This (→) is what I now get when I click on the link in the order. Never seen that before in the thousands of items I have ordered, over the years, from Amazon. Never mind. Our unit arrived.
We could have got it from Apex directly for $20 less — with free shipping (though I am not sure whether it would have been 2-day). C’est la vie. Amazon does not offer price matching. Yes, of course we could have returned it … But, I refuse to be that churlish.
Deanna tried it, for her Chronic Pain. She could feel the ‘current’. It is somewhat like a TENS unit, though the principal is rather different. It will take some time before we can determine whether it works.
I will keep you posted.
‘Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation’ (tDCS) For Depression & Chronic Pain Now Available INEXPENSIVELY.
With cranium referring to the ‘skull’, transcranial means through the skull.
So, of the 4 non-invasive cortical techniques now available, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) & Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) refer to brain stimulation methods, applied through the skull — in the form of magnetic pulses in the case of TMS and very-low electrical currents (applied to the forehead) in the case of tDCS.
Given its use of electrical currents, tDCS is ‘similar’ to ECT — the huge difference being that tDCS uses a fraction of the current applied with ECT — probably 1/400th. ECT can only be administered under general anesthesia and as such is an expensive and time-consuming process. tDCS can now be done at home in 20-minute sessions! Big difference.
TMS is also expensive.
For what it might cost you to get a few sessions of TMS, you can buy your own tDCS unit!
Think about it.
I will tell you more about tDCS in the coming days. OK?