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marylisabob

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:00 PM   in response to: 19k54 in response to: 19k54
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Hey 19k54 - the italicized words I see are more than 'slightly bigger,' they are almost twice as big. I don't think the size difference has anything to do with what state one is in, because I'm in Alabama, also! :) Perhaps it has something to do with what device one is viewing it on. I'm using a Dell laptop. Maybe it looks better on a Kindle?

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thetimucuan

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:55 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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It's time we all admit it! We're ALL Notjohn. Every single one of us are Notjohn, except DD that is.
19k54

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 1:57 PM   in response to: marylisabob in response to: marylisabob
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Could be. I just looked again, and it is not all that big. I'd have to download the sample to see what it really looks like. I have an HP Pavilion and an Asus monitor.
stuatyris

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:11 PM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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I'm not NotJohn and nor's my wife!
notjohn

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:17 PM   in response to: stuatyris in response to: stuatyris
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**nor's my wife!**

How can you possibly know that, darling?
stuatyris

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:19 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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Brilliant!
golem2b

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:21 PM   in response to: stuatyris in response to: stuatyris
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Only Thomas is "notjohn."

All others are not notjohn.
gldrummond

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:25 PM   in response to: notjohn in response to: notjohn
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+10000

You made me laugh. :)
76year2

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 2:30 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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Yes you people are making me laugh again., keep it up. where's DD?
divorcedoctor

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 8:52 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
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Yes you people are making me laugh again., keep it
up. where's DD?

taking a day off away from the Zoo
supag33k

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 20, 2012 9:00 PM   in response to: andresanthomas in response to: andresanthomas
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I have the same problem with my own work I am still editting - many thanks for the honest criticisms.

Now with the sentence quoted it should be....

[i]It was with no small amount of trepidation that Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy learned from his friend Charles Bingley's letter that a murder had been committed at Longbourn. Bingley also requested that he return to Netherfield soon to help deal with this tragedy.[/i]

...you're welcome :)

I have recently setup a text to voice program to read my words back to me. If it sounds slanted, forced, awkward, or just wrong - then it gets modified!
76year2

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 9:19 PM   in response to: supag33k in response to: supag33k
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Hay supag33k! may I ask what voice program you use? If it works for you it might work for me. Although people tell me I'm beyond any hope. I use microsoft reader, but the voice is real bad.
divorcedoctor

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 4:43 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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Paragraphs are both indented and have lines between
them. I've always been under the impression it should
be one or the other. Thoughts that are italicized are
a bit larger font size than regular text.
(Italicizing thoughts is perfectly acceptable.)

line spacing is a Kindle feature, as is indent AS LONG AS you don't try to force it.

a NUKE will remove most of these issues but in this case author did TNRoman 14 for main text and Baskerville 18 for italics. KindleGen has done its best and result looks very similar to Word layout with Italics somewhat larger.

I figure this dude Darnly has kinda deep thoughts in this genre and P & P fans expect them big - as I say I a doing a format, not an edit, and the test is to send an azw to author for proof reading and a snagging list if needed back to me to fix any bloopers HE finds.

Same as for cover, HE is paying so HE gets what he wants - ie please don't shoot the messenger.

My issue with the review was things like "whole book is underlined" etc.

OK if he is viewing on an Apple Pie device etc anything might happen - I format for KINDLE and this is a KINDLE forum
76year2

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:11 PM   in response to: divorcedoctor in response to: divorcedoctor
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Yes you are right the font is up to the writer, NTRoman 14 is good for seniors, howerver the writer made a misstake with the italic 18, they look real bad too me.
indent OR space, one OR the other looks good to me, but the book is readable. I do perfer indents

just my thoughts, don't mean no offense.
divorcedoctor

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Re: dealing with bogus reviews
Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:09 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
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Yes you are right the font is up to the writer,
NTRoman 14 is good for seniors, howerver the writer
made a misstake with the italic 18, they look real
bad too me.

I think the author was considering that Italics in the APPROVED same size as rest of text TNRoman 12 looks like it is one size smaller when rendered on Kindle and therefore made it bigger.

the fact he also used Baskerville font was not terminal as Kindle ignores all CSS/tags re font type, BUT 2 different font sizes in one para repeated 100 times in book is contrary to Amazon Guide.

But that is normal for a format service, ie you have to deal with all manner of incorrect formatting in Word. Normally a NUKE fixes most if not all problems. IF the author READ the Guide he/she would logically be doing it correct and wouldn't NEED a format service.

So you deal with each book one by one and do your best to get the best result possible.

It would be nice however if the trolls were not waiting to get on your case, but there is a lot of competition with the sharks out there.

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