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Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3

Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3

Amazon’s Brand of Censorship – Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 3 Now, the week-end is over, the full implication of the dangers included in violating Amazon Content Guidelines have fully sunk in, it is time to examine them with total attention. So, without further ado, let’s broach the fifth and last item on the agenda. (please note that the featured image is a Print Screen of these Amazon content guidelines as of … Read entire article »

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Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author – Part 2 Back to part 1 – Onto Part 3 Now onto to the slightly more disputable item, the confidentiality… 3. Revealing confidential information If you ever wondered why it is so difficult to find out statistics about sales figures by self-published writers, here it is, underlined below, in an extract of Amazon KDP Terms and Conditions. 7 Confidentiality. You will not, without our express, prior written permission: (a) issue any … Read entire article »

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Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author! – Part 1

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author! – Part 1

Avoid Getting Banned from Amazon as an Author! – Part 1 So your book is now finished and up on Amazon shelves and you are keen to push the sales. Yet, better beware of using tactics that are in violation with the Terms and Condition of Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing, as this would effectively give Amazon grounds to ban you for life from using their services as an author. As 80% of online book sales typically … Read entire article »

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10 Things Amazon should correct in the Kindle

10 Things Amazon should correct in the Kindle

10 Things Amazon should correct in the Kindle Originally posted by Guido  Henkel· I am a huge fan of the Kindle. Always been. I owned a first-generation Kindle and in my mind, the Kindle was every bit as revolutionary a product as the iPhone. A game changer. However, as great as it is, even the Kindle is not perfect. I am not talking here about buttons being too small or somesuch thing. I am talking about the … Read entire article »

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Help Lines for Formatting Problems

Help Lines for Formatting Problems

No matter how well we are prepared, some issues might and probably will come up while we are formatting our manuscript . So, below is a list of resources that can be useful to find answers to specific problems encountered while formatting. Amazon Contacts and Links DTP technical support: dtp-feedback@amazon.com The Digital Publishing Department: digitalpublications@amazon.com The Digital Rights Group: digitalrights@amazon.com The Digital Text Platform (DTP): (The publishing system for Amazon books) http://dtp.amazon.com DTP Forums: (Official discussion forums) http://forums.digitaltextplatform.com/dtpforums Assorted Websites, Tools, Blogs, and Forums Forums varied http://forums.pragprog.com/forums/148/topics/9405 http://absolutewrite.com/forums/search.php?searchid=21095838 Microsoft Word help: http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/stylesms http://editorium.com/ Automated … Read entire article »

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