Hello everyone. Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all had a good week. Here in the UK, we had a bank holiday on Monday, and fiancé and I went to Mount Edgecumbe House and Country Park. What a lovely day, and my scooter made it all so much easier and more enjoyable. Here’s a pic …
Sadly, on Monday evening, I started with a cold, which has plagued me all week. Viruses seem to love attacking the damaged nerves in my residual limb. No worries … I haven’t included a pic of that! lol.
Many of us knew it was coming, and KDP has now announced that Createspace is to be no more. I have been dreading this and really don’t want to have to get into transferring all ten of my books. The move means that prices will have to go up on some of my print books as KDP charges more to print than Createspace, even though, in their own words, they use all the same equipment. Furthermore, instead of getting my royalty payments 30 days after the end of the sales month, I now have to wait until 60 days after the sales month, much like with my ebooks on KDP. I just hope their platform proves easy enough to use, as previously, I’ve known authors have problems with book cover uploads there. I guess I’ll find out when I release my next book. I don’t know about you all, but what with GDPR and having to change to HTTPS and now this with Createspace/KDP, I feel like I’ve had more than enough for a while.
As I’m on a short-story writing jag at the moment, I thought today’s quote was perfect.
Well, that’s it from me today. Have a great weekend, everyone, and here are this week’s links:
FROM STORY EMPIRE
Out of Order by Joan Hall
Creative Grammar by little ole me
Questing Beasts … Friday Group Post
FROM AROUND THE WORLDWIDE WEB
Malware and Viruses: The Price You Pay for Free PDF Books? From Just Publishing Advice … Having to work so hard to get illegal copies of my books taken down, this post is important to me
How Can Creative Writers Use AI to their Advantage? by Elaine Bennett from Nicholas C Rossis
Occupation Thesaurus: Locksmith from Writers Helping Writers … Loving this series
Affect Vs Effect and why The Effects Affect Your Writing from Just Publishing Advice
Hacking: It isn’t Just for Thrillers Anymore by Piper Bayard from Writers in the Storm
If You Have a Chronic Illness by Maggie Blackbird from Romance University
Publishing Companies to Avoid and Nasty New Author Scams from Just Publishing Advice
Distribution: Should You Go Wide or Narrow? by Becca Puglisi from Writers Helping Writers
5 Best Free WordPress Plugins to Help Boost Blog Traffic from Just Publishing Advice
Ask An Editor: Positioning Your Book by Theresa Stevens from Romance University
The Slow Method of Proofreading the Right Way from Just Publishing Advice