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“THINK A Day — 2019” FREE Today.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access Amazon listing for FREE download.


It is FREE till this Friday.

You can SAVE yourself a princely 99 cents. What a DEAL.


Can be read on ANY device, Apple, Android or Windows.


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You DON’T Need An F***ING Kindle To Read A Kindle eBook! Jesus Wept!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. I just got this on Facebook.


I have bitched about this enough times. To access this 2015 post click on this image.


You DON’T Need An F***ING Kindle
To Read Kindle eBook!

Can YOU help me get this f***ing point across.

This, I think, is my pet peeve.

People thinking that you need an f***ing, bloody Kindle.

This was Jeff Bezos’ ONE mistake. 


Look I am reading a Kindle
and I don’t have a Kindle.

That is a Web Browser. Google Chrome.

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A Kindle eBook can be read on ANY device:
Apple, Android or Windows —
even in a Web browser.


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“THINK A Day — 2019” eBook FREE, November 28 — 30, 2018.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access Amazon listing for FREE download.


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It is FREE for 3 days.

What a deal?

So, please go ahead and treat yourself to a free copy or two.

What have YOU got to lose? $0.00?

Let me know what you think.
No charge. That is free too.



Can be read on ANY device, Apple, Android or Windows.


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Amazon Does NOT Let You Gift An E-Book To Someone Abroad — Say In Canada Or Australia!

by Anura Guruge


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I discovered this to my cost and embarrassment when I sent a GIFT of this book to my Canadian friend Paddy Kelly in part to say thank you for the “Live @Loon” CD he had so kindly sent me earlier this week.

He could NOT download the book.

I first thought it was a timing issue, i.e., book still not released in Canada.

We tried twice more the next day.

Then it dawned on me.

This book is $0.99 in the U.S. but Can. $ 1.31 in Canada!

Bingo.

Not right.

Biggest issue is that Amazon does not state this anywhere. There should be a warning.

But, now YOU know.

And THINK of this. I can buy a printed book in the U.S. and send it to Canada. Amazon does NOT stop me from doing that.


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All The ‘CreateSpace’ Call Centers Still Active Under Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ (KDP).

by Anura Guruge



KDP ‘Contact Us’ Help now includes TELEPHONE support — just like what we used to have with CreateSpace. See below.

This is new. KDP only used to be e-mail (and I would know since I have been using KDP for over 8-years).


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So, I tried it out. Transpires that I got the CreateSpace Ecuador Call Center. I asked them about the South Africa Call Center. That is still active too. I was told that ALL of the CreateSpace Call Centers are still active and that the deal is that they will continue to be active.

This is GOOD NEWS. I am also very happy for the Call Center folks.

Just wanted to share this with you.


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When Transitioning Paperback Publishing From ‘CreateSpace’ To Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’ (KDP).

by Anura Guruge



I ran afoul of two small things in the KDP setup that screwed up the process. So, I just want to give you a heads-up. They don’t seem like much but either of them could delay the publishing process.

So, here are the two innocuous but, nonetheless, costly ‘gotchas’:

  1. The first (default) option for book interior is CREAM and not white (as you would expect). Cream paper is THICKER. So, this makes the spine of the book BIGGER. So, if you, like I, upload your own cover, as a PDF, your cover size will be WRONG! Very annoying.
    …..
  2.  The default on covers you UPLOAD is that they will contain the barcode! Yikes! Yes, yikes. There is a little box that you have to UNCLICK if you want KDP to print the barcode. Don’t get this wrong. It will cost you a 24-hour delay in publishing.
    …..

I screwed up on BOTH of these — partly because, as ever, I was in a hurry. I am sure that if I took my time I checked all the options carefully I would not have screwed up. But, just want to make sure that you don’t run into these two issues.

Have fun. Good publishing.

P.S., I still miss CreateSpace.


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‘CreateSpace’ Is DEAD, Long Live Amazon’s ‘Kindle Direct Publishing’.

by Anura Guruge



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Click to access my Feb. 2017 post.


Yes, we all knew for over a year that it was going to happen, BUT it was still a shock — and very sad — when it happened.

I liked CreateSpace. We had our issues BUT they tried and there was ALWAYS somebody you could talk to at the end of a phone line. That is gone.

I feel bad for all the CreateSpace folks that have lost their jobs — especially in the South Africa Call Center. They were so good and so helpful.

I hadn’t logged onto CreateSpace for months — not since July 2018! I have been busy proofing a 475-page book. Today, with the proofing finally coming close to an end, I logged on. I was confronted with a message that I HAD TO MIGRATE all my titles to KDP — using a tool they provided. That was a shock.

Since I had 18 titles to transfer it took some time. I haven’t checked whether it all worked ‘OK’. I am kind of despondent.

Sad day.

Not sure why Amazon felt the need to kill CreateSpace. I think it was a false economy.


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