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chas ruler

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Last Four Years
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 2:22 PM
 
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You all may be surprised to learn that l have made a succession of emails to ask regarding rules on erotic content, possibly 30 in 4 years. On a normal search asking the question "can descriptive sex be in a book" the answer is an emphatic 'NO', now, reading here about people posting erotic stories the answered question is clearly 'YES'.

The closest l got to an answer was during a telephone call to a number given to me a year ago, l was asked to call it and speak to a guy who said he could help, it was the same code as my Daughters area in Essex, l called and we chatted for 15 minutes and l explained that it was not a pornographic book but a biography of my life and that l had sex during my life so it was included in my book.

In the end the man who said he could help was about as good as last weeks lottery numbers. His idea was that l should upload it and if it was rejected then l would know. In itself it shows exactly how this company work and what they work on and with. When l asked about assistance uploading and how l may do all things associated with it he simply said there was none.

The no assistance is the same help as you don't get as a seller on the site too, however something must work out for others because Mr Bezos is obviously not short of a shilling especially as he holds on to customer funds for almost a month, possibly the longest bank transfers in the World "We are send you money" on a Monday turns in 'We are threatening to send you money', but it duly arrives 5 days later, unless there is a weekend.

I would appreciate any help from you all, many of you seem to know more than l ever will, even that you are less than half my age.
Ward Rogers

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Re: Last Four Years
Posted: Jan 27, 2017 4:40 PM   in response to: chas ruler in response to: chas ruler
 
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chas ruler wrote:
You all may be surprised to learn that l have made a succession of emails to ask regarding rules on erotic content, possibly 30 in 4 years. On a normal search asking the question "can descriptive sex be in a book" the answer is an emphatic 'NO', now, reading here about people posting erotic stories the answered question is clearly 'YES'.

The closest l got to an answer was during a telephone call to a number given to me a year ago, l was asked to call it and speak to a guy who said he could help, it was the same code as my Daughters area in Essex, l called and we chatted for 15 minutes and l explained that it was not a pornographic book but a biography of my life and that l had sex during my life so it was included in my book.

In the end the man who said he could help was about as good as last weeks lottery numbers. His idea was that l should upload it and if it was rejected then l would know. In itself it shows exactly how this company work and what they work on and with. When l asked about assistance uploading and how l may do all things associated with it he simply said there was none.

The no assistance is the same help as you don't get as a seller on the site too, however something must work out for others because Mr Bezos is obviously not short of a shilling especially as he holds on to customer funds for almost a month, possibly the longest bank transfers in the World "We are send you money" on a Monday turns in 'We are threatening to send you money', but it duly arrives 5 days later, unless there is a weekend.

I would appreciate any help from you all, many of you seem to know more than l ever will, even that you are less than half my age.

No, I can't say I'm surprised you've wasted your time. People do it every day, but not usually for four years. I've tried, but I can't think of anything more useless than sitting around for four years, wringing your hands, fretting and and worrying about whether or not your story will pass a blue-nose review. If you want to publish your book, then publish it. It's just publishing by the numbers, following simple steps that were designed to be simple, for people confused by shoe laces. Will your book be rejected or blocked? Maybe, but probably not considering all the carp that gets uploaded every single day. Here's my advice, chum: publish or give up. Half your age? Are you 140?

grandmaster

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Re: Last Four Years
Posted: Jan 28, 2017 6:40 AM   in response to: chas ruler in response to: chas ruler
 
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Erotica is a story written with the s*x as the main focus, that is, for the reader to be turned on and satisfied.

A general story can have s*x in it, and is not erotica, and thus should not be categorized as such. From what I get from your post, you are going to discuss in general terms the encounters you've had over your life time? Then you are good to go.

By the way, a simple search on the definition of erotica and Amazon's rules (which are admittedly somewhat vague and shifty) could have saved you four years.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Last Four Years
Posted: Jan 28, 2017 8:01 AM   in response to: chas ruler in response to: chas ruler
 
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chas ruler wrote:
You all may be surprised to learn that l have made a succession of emails to ask regarding rules on erotic content, possibly 30 in 4 years. On a normal search asking the question "can descriptive sex be in a book" the answer is an emphatic 'NO', now, reading here about people posting erotic stories the answered question is clearly 'YES'.

The closest l got to an answer was during a telephone call to a number given to me a year ago, l was asked to call it and speak to a guy who said he could help, it was the same code as my Daughters area in Essex, l called and we chatted for 15 minutes and l explained that it was not a pornographic book but a biography of my life and that l had sex during my life so it was included in my book.

In the end the man who said he could help was about as good as last weeks lottery numbers. His idea was that l should upload it and if it was rejected then l would know. In itself it shows exactly how this company work and what they work on and with. When l asked about assistance uploading and how l may do all things associated with it he simply said there was none.

The no assistance is the same help as you don't get as a seller on the site too, however something must work out for others because Mr Bezos is obviously not short of a shilling especially as he holds on to customer funds for almost a month, possibly the longest bank transfers in the World "We are send you money" on a Monday turns in 'We are threatening to send you money', but it duly arrives 5 days later, unless there is a weekend.

I would appreciate any help from you all, many of you seem to know more than l ever will, even that you are less than half my age.

Considering your loony diatribe towards the end (along with the idea that you've been at this four years) I'm not sure if this is a real post or just another of the many hoaxes that one-post wonders put up for unknown reasons. Just in case it is real...

If your book is well-written and well-formatted upload it for publication. The worst that could happen is that you might not be allowed to, or perhaps be sent to the adult dungeon. As to sales, you shouldn't expect any. Yours will be one more paper boat adrift on the Erotica Sea. Additionally, you're trying to sell a biography---if you are not famous, no one will care.

Florrie Person

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Re: Last Four Years
Posted: Jan 30, 2017 2:06 AM   in response to: chas ruler in response to: chas ruler
 
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chas ruler wrote:
You all may be surprised to learn that l have made a succession of emails to ask regarding rules on erotic content, possibly 30 in 4 years. On a normal search asking the question "can descriptive sex be in a book" the answer is an emphatic 'NO', now, reading here about people posting erotic stories the answered question is clearly 'YES'.

The closest l got to an answer was during a telephone call to a number given to me a year ago, l was asked to call it and speak to a guy who said he could help, it was the same code as my Daughters area in Essex, l called and we chatted for 15 minutes and l explained that it was not a pornographic book but a biography of my life and that l had sex during my life so it was included in my book.

In the end the man who said he could help was about as good as last weeks lottery numbers. His idea was that l should upload it and if it was rejected then l would know. In itself it shows exactly how this company work and what they work on and with. When l asked about assistance uploading and how l may do all things associated with it he simply said there was none.

The no assistance is the same help as you don't get as a seller on the site too, however something must work out for others because Mr Bezos is obviously not short of a shilling especially as he holds on to customer funds for almost a month, possibly the longest bank transfers in the World "We are send you money" on a Monday turns in 'We are threatening to send you money', but it duly arrives 5 days later, unless there is a weekend.

I would appreciate any help from you all, many of you seem to know more than l ever will, even that you are less than half my age.

There is indeed assistance in uploading available. It is called the instructions which Amazon publish and which are not difficult to find. No they don't employ someone to hold your hand; they assume that people who want to write can also read.

As to your content, smut is allowed provided there is no incest, rape or underage for titillation purposes. Have you tried to publish? Or have you just been waiting for someone to give you permission?

Most of us have had sex in our lives, but we don't assume the rest of the world wants to read about it. I find that idea quite disgusting, to be honest, not to mention disrespectful to the poor people you had sex with. I hope you have their permission if you are planning to use their names.

If you read the remittance advices that are sent telling you that you will be paid, you will see an actual date when that payment will arrive. Obviously something else you find too difficult to read.
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