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resteasy

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 26, 2016 4:02 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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firstater fernando wrote:
Now I see the hard evidence that we are many struggling to escape from anonymity then becoming my competitors because here we are not on the same boat .

Thank heaven we're not on the same boat. I'd be struggling for anonymity.
firstater ferna...

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 27, 2016 10:28 AM   in response to: penny davis in response to: penny davis
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PA Davis,you have a real book.I can't say the same.
Look,you are the first indie author deserving to be considered a literary writer I come across here in Kindle Community.
And maybe we can be friends,only if you want.
But I'm not without problems and the one where you can play a good role is in helping me to correct my manuscript.
The book is live on Kindle but illegible,unreadable due to my lack of mastering of the English language.
Not all the 78 pages are flawed but many passages are obscures and I can't spot them so I need someone willing to underline pointing out the parts needing to be rewritten.
I am a globetrotter now in Chile,65 years old,16 years touring just four,five countries here.
I don't want to get money out of my writing ,only to express myself and be read with sympathy.
And you?
My impression is you can make a career in this business of making books.
Bye Penny ,have a good day.

Edited by: firstater fernando on Nov 27, 2016 10:28 AM
firstater ferna...

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 27, 2016 6:19 PM   in response to: penny davis in response to: penny davis
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http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00STZTM34
the link to Spooky spoke
I'm not in a hurry.Y ou can take your time,one page by day.
Is about to read , pinpoint and underline the parts,the passages obscures , the wrong words in the wrong order as in the babel like disorder of the illiterates.
I don't want the book to end in the dust bin of History.It is halfway to .
The worst of all is not knowing if the book is bad or good.N obody ever read and my viewpoint is delusional.
I'm not a true writer. I'm doing autobiographical fiction .I can't write about other lives even if a take some interest in other themes.
Maybe you will not answer,may be you don't exist and I invented you.
Mary Peebels

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Re: I prefere to have to deal with a software
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 7:16 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
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Notjohn wrote:
What a splendid reply!

I know it's very bad of me, but I can't stop following this thread. I find it reassuring, though I couldn't tell you why.


Me too. I'm kinda used to being the weirdest person on forums, with me being deceased and all, and it's fascinating that here on KDP, I'm not even anywhere close.
Florrie Person

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 28, 2016 11:23 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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firstater fernando wrote:
PA Davis,you have a real book.I can't say the same.
Look,you are the first indie author deserving to be considered a literary writer I come across here in Kindle Community.
And maybe we can be friends,only if you want.
But I'm not without problems and the one where you can play a good role is in helping me to correct my manuscript.
The book is live on Kindle but illegible,unreadable due to my lack of mastering of the English language.
Not all the 78 pages are flawed but many passages are obscures and I can't spot them so I need someone willing to underline pointing out the parts needing to be rewritten.
I am a globetrotter now in Chile,65 years old,16 years touring just four,five countries here.
I don't want to get money out of my writing ,only to express myself and be read with sympathy.
And you?
My impression is you can make a career in this business of making books.
Bye Penny ,have a good day.

Edited by: firstater fernando on Nov 27, 2016 10:28 AM

I can see nothing this poster said to make you think she has time to edit your offering for you. Of all the bloody cheek!
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 12:01 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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I agree, I don't think she was offering to re-write your book, which is what it needs. If you remember, the other kindly poster who offered to look over your work gave up after one page because it was so badly written.
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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 3:56 AM   in response to: Florrie Person in response to: Florrie Person
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Florrie,t his post is not a template but you will see it reproduced and employed in this same thread .Until I'll be able to differentiate between both of you.

She has no time for or you are hindering her to.
This is the old schoolyard theorem.
Of course she or anyone else could rewrite someone's else manuscript but one respectful writer can participate in a very different artwork of a fellow writer with a certain degree of influence .
And I think she can be positive to me.
Here Penny is invited to contribute to my work with her natural english fluency and also because she seems to be a good writer and a good person.
What more I have to say.
Penny was not randomly chosen but I have to admit that I have also appealed to a thirth person outside Kindle ,a bilingual writer but she neither is responding ,may be because the delay from Australia.
firstater ferna...

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Nov 29, 2016 4:03 AM   in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst in response to: Cynthia E. Hurst
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Cynthia Hurst, pleased to meet you too.
I was thinking about this configuration.

Say,is she too much occupied for or are you preventing her to.
This is the old schoolyard theorem.
Of course she or anyone else could rewrite someone's else manuscript but one respectful writer can participate in a very different artwork of a fellow writer with a certain degree of influence .
And I think she can be positive to me.
Here Penny is invited to contribute to my work with her natural english fluency and also because she seems to be a good writer and a good person.
What more I have to say.
Penny was not randomly chosen but I have to admit that I have also appealed to a thirth person outside Kindle ,a bilingual writer but she neither is responding ,may be because de delay from Australia.

Edited by: firstater fernando on Nov 29, 2016 4:57 AM
tommy london

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 8:49 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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I have done some testing comparing Word as "basic" version to Word 2010. Find that
only Word works out with your software. Had some problems as you suggested
might happen with Adobe.pdf. The only way i can edit anything is with very basic
Word. I can clean it up even enough for Create Space which will take months.
But am still waiting for sales to pick up. To get real, this is a hobby.
I made a message on Contact Us today, you can send me any answer on
Forum on some thread. Send to my pen name. I will find it over the next few
days. It must take some time even with your knowledge of my account number.
But better 120% than that thing with paper cheques. We can rationalize
stuff here. More or less. This is casual but works.
firstater ferna...

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 9:24 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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Tommy , here in South America people has passed from riding donkeys to drive cars in the time of one generation.They drive cars but don't know how to make cars .They seldom know to drive.
And Americans happily write on computers enthusiastically ridding the train of progress .I don't say this is bad ,but the mess produced is the kind city life we have here with the culture sitting at the top like the cherry of the cake.M ay be they are trying to transcend.
Millons are writing and driving , driving and writing,eating and fucking.All is done with fury.I stand aside and watch.
I don't know how this will end ,I only hope to survive.

Edited by: firstater fernando on Dec 2, 2016 2:12 PM
resteasy

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Dec 2, 2016 5:04 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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You have the ability to make Alice in Wonderland appear a treatise on the principles of sanity.
grandmaster

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Dec 3, 2016 5:53 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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firstater fernando wrote:
Florrie,t his post is not a template but you will see it reproduced and employed in this same thread .Until I'll be able to differentiate between both of you.

Um, one is Florrie. The others aren't. Even a non-native English speaker should know that they are different people. (Especially Cynthia, since you posted the same response to her).

She has no time for or you are hindering her to.

No one is stopping anyone from doing anything. If P A Davis wanted to help you with your book, it wouldn't matter to us. The issue is, you seem to think you're doing him/her a favor by "offering" to let them edit your book. As if it would be an honor for you to allow it.

This is the old schoolyard theorem.

If you're calling people here bullies, you need to stop. Most are trying very hard to help you see what you're doing wrong, but you insist on taking it as some sort of plot to keep you from selling.

Of course she or anyone else could rewrite someone's else manuscript but one respectful writer can participate in a very different artwork of a fellow writer with a certain degree of influence .

So?

And I think she can be positive to me.

Maybe so, but I've seen no evidence she wants any more than to post here with some advice/commentary.

Here Penny is invited to contribute to my work with her natural english fluency and also because she seems to be a good writer and a good person.
What more I have to say.

Nothing. You don't seem to get it. You don't arbitrarily just chose someone to help you with a book. You can hire a decent editor, but that seems to be the last thing you want. You want someone to take their own time and whip your book into some sort of decent shape, for free, just because you picked them from a message board.

Penny was not randomly chosen but I have to admit that I have also appealed to a thirth person outside Kindle ,a bilingual writer but she neither is responding ,may be because the delay from Australia.

Did you also just assume this person is going to spend time on your book for nothing? Because that's not going to get you anywhere. People will sometimes offer to help for free -- I've seen it done any number of times -- but it seems to turn out badly 99% of the time. Either the book is beyond fixing, or the writer snaps the head off the person who tried to help.

Also, continually inserting links to your book won't get you anywhere, either. It's considered spamming the forum, because as far as I can see, no one asked for a link (well, maybe early on, but certainly not recently).
firstater ferna...

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Dec 3, 2016 6:02 AM   in response to: resteasy in response to: resteasy
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Hi Flo.
I am only being realistic.Here people can't read and don't like to write.Some people write grafittis all over the place but nobody understand them.They paint the signs of their language even on the train wagons but not on the subway because downstairs it smell very bad.Only very recently I learn about the indie mania in America but here anybody will do something for free if they can buy better and for cheap.
Of course tnis is humor,do you understand Flo?
I don't really think that is bad to have one million writers distracted from more evil deeds.
You call it far-fetched but is lucidity.
firstater ferna...

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Dec 3, 2016 6:49 AM   in response to: grandmaster in response to: grandmaster
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For grand master,Hi good to meet you
The editor position is vacant and no one want to get in.
I can see you have had bad experiences with some bad writers that you want to forget, but I am different.
I am not saying you to give me your interest and time and work.
It was you all that started saying that the book needed revision,correction, formatting and all kinds of things I don't know to do.
And it was a good feeling,as one bride been readying for the ceremony with people around me caring the make up ,the robe ,all the details.Beside that I am a boy and will never allow anyone to paint me the lips to look more attractive than I am.
But at the end of tnis journey I still don't know if the book is good or is only another more one misperception of the many I had in my life making it difficult for me to make a clear distinction of inside outside.
So ,is there someone ready to say me truth about the inside of Spooky Spoke and not my bad grammar?
I told you I am a foreign writer and your criteria must be different.
firstater ferna...

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Dec 3, 2016 7:31 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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I forgot that the only criteria in Amazon is the sale of copies and Reports is available.
I relief you for telling your thinking.Better is to be friends with everybody and not go searching for the fifth leg of the cat.
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