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Chandini S Amaan

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KDP Wordsworthy - The Hindu Lit for Life Contest - amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:24 PM
 
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I submitted my entry for the "The Hindu Lit for Life KDP Wordsworthy Contest" on 26th January this year. I have made my ebook with respect to the specifications mentioned in the contest guidelines and I also did include "thehindulfl" as the keyword. While my entry appears on the kindle store, it still does not appear in the contest node, amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy/ . On my observation, I guess that the selectors have mistook my book for a longer one, seeing its 40 page length (as suggested by kindle). I need to tell them that I had stuck to the 5000 words limit of the contest and the extra words pertain to the miscellaneous pages like title, copyrights, content pages. Also, I did use a wider spacing with 1.5 as the intent (in kindle create for pc software) to make the story appear easily readable for the readers. All these have made the book length go longer. If it needs to be shorter strictly, I can edit the spacing and bring it around the desirable 20 pages. Since there is no kind of a helpdesk there, am pathetically in need to clarify my query.

Here's the link to my entry: http://amzn.in/bqgxqEH

I made the book exclusively for the contest and it being rejected without any reason worries me a lot.
I would be much obliged to hear back good.

Thanks in advance,
Chandini S Amaan
Donna St Felix

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Re: KDP Wordsworthy - The Hindu Lit for Life Contest - amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy
Posted: Jan 31, 2018 9:35 PM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
 
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Why are you posting this twice? You posted this under a different title on this same forum.
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:12 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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I posted there unknowingly. I wanted to post it as a question, but I did post in his thread as a reply.

Sorry.
C. Gold

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Posted: Jan 31, 2018 11:51 PM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
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I would copy and paste that keyword from the contest terms to make sure you entered it properly as one of the keywords. I'd probably put it on a line by itself too.

I doubt they count pages or worry about pages, but they probably have an automated bot that counts the words in your document. I checked several other stories that made it onto the list and none of them have any front matter and probably lack any back matter. They go from the cover image straight to the story. I know you are trying to be proper with copyright page and all that, but for the contest, I'd strip out everything except the actual story. Once you win or not, THEN you can add back all the proper book trappings.

If you have further trouble, contact KDP and ask about it. I'd get started on that ASAP so you can get your story approved and in before the first selection begins.

Oh, and love the cover.
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 1:47 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Oh thanks a ton.
So I need to satisfy the bot with the word limit. Now if I just edit and update the manuscript will it take up or I need to remove the book and republish it?
Navalgund Niran...

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 9:02 AM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
 
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Greetings! :)

http://amzn.in/6GCW1XO is my story.

It has not appeared in the feed of KDPWordsWorthy : www.amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy

Is there anything else I need to do?

Is my registration valid or is there anything I should do?

Thanks!
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Feb 1, 2018 9:31 AM   in response to: Navalgund Niran... in response to: Navalgund Niran...
 
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It takes a maximum of three days for an entry to appear in that node.

Please wait to see yours there!
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Feb 3, 2018 9:24 PM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Hello.. I did remove all the extra pages and now its only the story with 4995 words.. I ve uploaded the manuscript as an update. Will mine get listed now? Or should I delete it and republish as a new one?
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Posted: Feb 3, 2018 11:01 PM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
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I suggest you use the Contact Us link at the bottom right of this page to make sure you've done all you need to do in order to get your story accepted. Make sure to give them all the info like ASIN and what you have done. Good luck!
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Feb 4, 2018 3:06 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Hokay.. Thanks again..
I ll do that now.
Debolina Mukher...

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Posted: Feb 7, 2018 4:44 AM   in response to: Navalgund Niran... in response to: Navalgund Niran...
 
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Your book is now appearing under the Wordsworthy node. Did you do anything specific or did it appear on its on? I am having a similar problem, I had submitted my book https://www.amazon.in/dp/B079M9WYPJ last evening and it is not appearing in the node. Also if I search in the Kindle Store then it is on the 2nd or 3rd page. How can I increase the rank given that I am using the full name of the book itself
Chandini S Amaan

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Posted: Feb 11, 2018 11:48 PM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Hey thanks a lot! I did as you said and now the issue is sorted out. That was a great help :) As you are an avid reader cum writer, here I am, inviting you too to read my maiden attempt.

Thanks again :)
Ashok Balakrishna

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Posted: Feb 13, 2018 8:59 AM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
 
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hi, how to post my short
story in this website ?
Suja A. Gopinath

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Posted: Feb 15, 2018 9:02 PM   in response to: Debolina Mukher... in response to: Debolina Mukher...
 
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HI
I have a similar problem like you had. My entry is not coming up in amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy/. Please let me know if you did anything particular to get the book in the list.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
Vijaya Das

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Re: KDP Wordsworthy - The Hindu Lit for Life Contest - amazon.in/kdpwordsworthy
Posted: Feb 18, 2018 2:57 AM   in response to: Chandini S Amaan in response to: Chandini S Amaan
 
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I posted my short story as per the following details and figured out now only that the entry is not appearing in the contest node, though it's appearing against the Kindle store.

ASIN: B079S3N9GW
Book name: The Pigeons' Nest
Author: Vijaya Das
Direct Link: https://www.amazon.in/dp/B079S3N9GW
Submitted on: 12th Feb, 2018
Length: 9 pages

Any idea if there is any way to ensure that this is part of the kdpwordsworthy contest?
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