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Christopher Jones

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 19, 2017 10:18 AM   in response to: Tony Wallbank in response to: Tony Wallbank
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So, I submitted an ebook, and have linked it to the paperback (originally published through CreateSpace). It's still "in review" as of the time I write this. I'm wondering if I'm still in under the deadline because I have SUBMITTED it, or if it has to have gone live. Anyone have any idea? I've sent a message to KDP support, but haven't heard back yet.
dwightokita

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 19, 2017 11:05 AM   in response to: Christopher Jones in response to: Christopher Jones
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Don't bother with email. PHONE THEM to talk to them instantly. They are easily reached and very helpful.

To be able to call KDP:

1. Go to this web address:

https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/contact-us?ref_=FOOT_cu

2. Select BOOK DETAILS

3. Select UPLOAD AND PREVIEW

4. Then look for CALL US.
(I had to figure this out myself.)

Angela Sherice

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 19, 2017 3:03 PM   in response to: Tony Wallbank in response to: Tony Wallbank
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Hi Angela.

I entered the StorytellerUK2017 at UK time 10:57 pm - and hour before cutoff.

I did enter StorytellerUK2017 in the meta tag so that I may be an identified entry.

Obviously, since the book is "in review" I can't see if the meta and all is a go.

Are you able to?
Christopher Jones

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 20, 2017 12:10 PM   in response to: dwightokita in response to: dwightokita
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Well, I had to leave for work not long after I posted that message and didn't see your reply. I guess I'll find out the hard way...

Honestly, though, it's not like I could've done anything about it at that point. In review means in review, and it was completely beyond my control whether or not it would count, or get out of review by the deadline.
wildfreeandlight

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 20, 2017 4:42 PM   in response to: Tony Wallbank in response to: Tony Wallbank
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Does anyone know if it's still possible to do some editing on your ebook whilst it is in the competition? Before getting the printing part set up at createspace?
Jeanelle Clark ...

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Re: HELP with “StorytellerUK2017”Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 20, 2017 6:17 PM   in response to: Harshit in response to: Harshit
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Thanx for all the help on here! It indeed made a difference.


Sadly, I wasn't able to publish and enter both ebook and paperback and link them together on time for the contest; however, I was able to publish the ebook!

They sent me an email today with exactly that in the subject line. I am so excited! It looks great.

Jeanelle is my mom 87 who wrote the story, and I am Cheryl, the editor and illustrator, her eldest daughter and grandma myself.

If you want to look, here it is: NEVER GROW OLD...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071FD5VNY

Even though I began editing over a month ago, I just didn't understand enough to do the whole thing right. The cover was fun and not so hard.

If I had submitted the corrected rich text format from the start, instead of messing with the Kindle Create template which you cannot save as any other file-type,
I would have had time to do both. The template said it was only 22 pages, and kept rejecting it and the pdf copy I made extra, whereas rich text format RTF held it up to 25 pages--even though I counted 34.

CC

maptex

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 31, 2017 4:30 PM   in response to: dwightokita in response to: dwightokita
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I am confused about this linking your kindle and paperback together. I printed out the rules and read each word specifically. I do see the kindle and paperback both required but, I find no mention anywhere of being "Required" to link the books. Could someone point that out for me if I am incorrect.

Thanks,

M Phillips
dwightokita

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 31, 2017 5:06 PM   in response to: maptex in response to: maptex
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Maptex, I agree that there is nothing in the rules about needing to link the paperback and kindle. I found that I learned much by often calling KDP.
thrasherll

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: May 31, 2017 5:13 PM   in response to: maptex in response to: maptex
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maptex wrote:
I am confused about this linking your kindle and paperback together. I printed out the rules and read each word specifically. I do see the kindle and paperback both required but, I find no mention anywhere of being "Required" to link the books. Could someone point that out for me if I am incorrect.

Authors don't link the books, Amazon does. It's a service they provide for their customers. If a customer is interested in a book, he can see that it is available in print, as an ebook, maybe as an audiobook, maybe in Large Print, and he can decide which one he wants. As long as title and author are identical on all versions of a book, they will link. Sometimes it take a week or so.

And who the publisher is doesn't matter. I published my books as Kindle ebooks, but they were pubished previously by print publishers. Both versions show up on the product page, even though the print books are long out of print and are being sold by used book stores. Like any store, Amazon does what is most helpful to its customers. Having all the versions available is a good thing for authors, too. For example, someone who only reads print books might buy one of my print books from a used book store and then they might recommend the book to friends, some of whom might buy the Kindle version. "Word of mouth" is great advertising for books. People who check books out from libraries mention them to other people when they read a book they really like and some of those people might prefer an ebook.

L. L. Thrasher
rayme

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: Jul 8, 2017 8:15 PM   in response to: Tony Wallbank in response to: Tony Wallbank
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Doing a simple Google search for "Amazon UK storyteller contest winner" turns up nothing. Does anyone have the link to who the finalists were and who the winner is?

I used the contest as a motivator to get my nearly finished book done so I accomplished what I set out to do, but I have to say that this contest was poorly conceived and executed.
dwightokita

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: Jul 8, 2017 8:39 PM   in response to: rayme in response to: rayme
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Yeah, things were kinda hodge podge. They were a few weeks late posting the five finalists on the contest page.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=12061299031

4 were from UK. 1 from US. They haven't yet announced the main winner. I also used the contest to motivate me to finish my novel THE HOPE STORE.
So that was a great outcome.
dwightokita

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: Jul 8, 2017 8:43 PM   in response to: rayme in response to: rayme
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Not sure if my last went thru. They were late posting the 5 finalists. 4 were from UK.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/b?node=12061299031

They haven't yet posted the winner on the site.
okydok

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Re: Amazon kindle story teller competition
Posted: Jul 8, 2017 9:08 PM   in response to: rayme in response to: rayme
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I have to agree with you. I, too, fell for the hype. I, however, even though I thought my entry was worthy, never had much hope of wining once I saw the diversity of the entries. I mean, if you don't have a specific genre how can you choose, it's apples verses oranges verses artichokes. But good luck to you.
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