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Men are just Tall Babies. A new ebook by Ted Summerfield.

Tall Babies is about self-centered determination and absolute acceptance of ones’ imperfections. “You can’t truly change who you are. But you can profit by it.” Tall Babies does contain some sex, for Sybil always mixed business with pleasure for thirty-four years before retiring her stable of ‘boys’. Sybil isn’t an erotic tale of sexual explorations […]

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Amazon deletes my picture ebooks for children

Amazon notified me today they removed my picture ebooks for children. My picture ebooks for children all contained coloring book type images of characters or scenes at the end of the ebook which could be printed out. I felt this was a chance for a child to practice coloring. Amazon obviously disagrees as it bans […]

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Threesome word puzzles ebook for Amazon Kindle

My Threesome word puzzles ebook is now available for Amazon Kindle devices in Japan, Mexico, America, Brazil, India, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other countries served by Amazon. The object of “Maintain Your Brain Vocabulary Builder Threesome Edition” is to find the same 3 letters which either begin or end a selection of words […]

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Bald Knob, Arkansas & Other Strange Tales

“Bald Knob, Arkansas” is a collection of 7 short stories. “Minnie Tushi Meets Her Love in Bald Knob” is the second short story. It is about finding love. “Bob the Road Painter” is about solitude, “Bob and the Dickheads” is about a musical family, “An Ordinary Man” is about workplace stress, “The Dumb Clucks Who […]

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How do you decide to buy a book or ebook?

Recently I’ve read a number of articles and posts by authors, cover designers, book publishers which, when taken together, suggest readers only buy ebooks/books with great covers, readers only buy ebooks/books because the sample content is great and could care less about how the cover looks, readers only buy books/ebooks because of great reviews, readers […]

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Author Earnings report on Amazon using 2013 data

Author Earnings has published a report using data gleaned from Amazon by their Internet spider. From the article, “What is presented here is but one snapshot of the publishing revolution as it stands today. That revolution isn’t over. These reports can be run so long as books are ranked. Our hope is that the future […]

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Another accounting error by Amazon.

Today I received from Amazon another accounting error relating to their erroneously withholding tax on my royalty payments, just after Amazon corrected my first complaint about their incorrectly withholding tax on my royalties. Amazon withheld the tax again despite stating in an earlier email regarding their first accounting error: “Our Accounts Payable team has confirmed […]

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Amazon accounting error update

Amazon update. Received email today from Amazon support and they confirm withholding tax withheld in error. Duh. Amazon email states “…be in touch with you again with an update regarding the amount and the date on which the payment will be processed as soon as possible. Thanks for your continued patience.” Patience? I’m pissed off […]

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Apple fixes price error on humor ebook. Previous price not funny.

It took about one month from the first time Apple was notified of their price mistake for my latest ebook “Buy This Book. Make Me A Millionaire” and reduced it from $1.99 to its correct and original price of $0.99. I’m proud Apple thought my latest creation was worth much more than I priced it […]

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Is this another ebook scam hitting authors?

A Google Alert on the weekend led to a site listing my popular “A Christmas Tree For Santa” ebook with an image of ebook cover from Amazon – but no link to Amazon – and a download button opening another site which had a horrendous amount of complaints from people paying money to join the […]

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Kindle ebook author on route to 3 million in sales

Soon to join other celebrity ebook authors is renown raconteur Ted Summerfield, who recently sold on Amazon for Kindle devices the first of 3 million ebooks necessary for him to become a millionaire by earning pennies per sale of his latest micro-tome “Buy This Book. Make Me a Millionaire”. When asked how he felt about […]

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Arabic Alphabet Sudoku Puzzles

Maintain your brain with these 66 challenging Arabic Alphabet Sudoku Puzzles. Many times more mentally stimulating than regular English language style sudoku puzzles. 66 Arabic Alphabet Sudoku Puzzles in easy, medium and hard levels of play, and in 9×9 and 16×16 grid sizes. 54 9×9 grid size puzzles and 12 16×16 grid size games, both […]

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Ebook Readers: Device to Go the Way of Dinosaurs?

A report by iSuppli on December 10th, 2012, states “Shipments of ebook readers by year-end will fall to 14.9 million units, down a steep 36 percent from the 23.2 million units in 2011 that now appears to have been the peak of the ebook reader market. Another drastic 27 percent contraction will occur next year […]

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Self-published authors about to be dumped??

Derek Haines has written an interesting article on the future of self-publishing following recent actions by Amazon, and how these actions will end up costing Kindle owners more money for ebooks. Every indie-author should read this article…. here.

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Amazon replies to why they removed my non-interactive ebooks.

Here is a copy of the reply I got from Amazon on October 11th. In the original reply email I sent them I had requested Amazon either remove similar non-interactive ebooks or return my ebooks to sales status so that Amazon could offer a level playing field for all authors. I’m not sure what they […]

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Amazon removes Kindle ebooks

Yesterday Amazon removed 5 of my puzzle ebooks from the Kindle ebook store because the ebooks were printable instead of playable on Kindle devices. The problem as I see it is Amazon only removed my puzzle ebooks. I just checked Amazon and found similar ebooks for sale, all non-interactive and mostly more expensive than similar […]

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Amazon author name link function fails to list all ebooks.

Authors with ebooks on Amazon might want to check their name link and see if all their works are displayed as the link failed for me. Why? When I click on my author name link – the author name link displayed below the title when viewing a page on Amazon – the result show much […]

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The Kindle Swindle. Content farming and ebooks.

Back in May of 2011 Laura Hazard Owen wrote an article titled “The Kindle Swindle” about Mike Essex, a Search Specialist at UK digital marketing agency Koozai. Mike believes that ebooks are the next frontier for content farmers, and is already noticing an increasing number of spam e-books hitting ebook stores like the Kindle Store. […]

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Free isn’t always free at Amazon

Amazon is turning me into a prostitute by pimping my free goods. Sheesh. I publish some of my ebooks on Amazon as well as through Smashwords. I was shocked to discover Amazon was selling my free ebooks in some countries. Amazon has a “gotcha” when it comes to offering an ebook for free for their […]

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Target drops Kindle.

Target Corp. has decided to drop Kindle products, including Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, its range of Kindle e-readers and all accessories for the devices, including covers and chargers, says Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder. Target will still sell other e-readers and tablets, including the Nook from Barnes & Noble , Snyder added. “This is evidence […]