Received a threatening letter from KDP? No need to panic

What to do, other than hyperventilating, when one of these threatening emails from KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) pops in your email.

Seems there is always something. Am I right?

Holy Crap!
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Okay, settle down. Don’t freak out. Walmart is not going to put writers out of business. Not yet anyway. So what do you do if this happens?

First and foremost, make sure the retail price of your books is the same everywhere.

That’s about all you can do. Because Walmart will be Walmart and we have little say in the matter, should they choose to discount your book. And Amazon is, well Amazon.

However, read the following article which gives you more information about what’s going on and fingers crossed we never see any of these mean letters from Amazon.

Click on the image/article below and read more about KDP pricing.

WALMART DISCOUNT PRICING SPARKS THREATENING LETTERS FROM KDP

Walmart Discount Pricing Sparks Threatening Letters from KDP

Have you received one of these nuisance letters? Do share what happened.

 

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Who knew there were so many ways to describe eyebrows?

Writers, that’s who.Bitmoji LOLIn case you missed the post about 700 eyebrows…

700+ Ways to Describe Eyebrows: A Word List for Writers  

Get any tips for describing this?

pierced eyebrow

What did you come up with?

How would you describe this guy’s eyes?

Here is my try…

His overgrown eyebrows diminished his dark eyes. He would’ve benefited more from a bit of tweezing than the silver piercing lodged amid his bushy brow.

Now your turn. Leave your description in the comments section. Have fun.

To check out Kathy Steinemann’s Writer’s Lexicon, on her author page at Amazon.com 

 

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Most popular posts of the past 7 years

My how time flies-7 years and counting.

Some days I find it hard to believe I’ve been on WordPress that long.

Other days, I feel as though I’ve been writing blog posts for a zillion years. LOL

Over time, my blog has evolved and changed several times. I’ve written 3 books for children, dabbled with coloring books and journals. I’ve had several flash fiction stories published and entered a few contests. (Placed but never brought the top trophy home.)

So, in honor of me sticking with one thing for 7 years, I’m sharing 7 popular posts. One for each year. Please don’t be too critical of the really old ones.

It’s been a wonderful, maddening journey where I’ve met great writers who have encouraged and helped me improve my craft. Thanks, to everyone for hanging in there with me.

I hope you enjoy my walk down memory lane. 

  1.   – South of the Border Magic 
  2.  – Sparks of Creativity  
  3.  – The magic happens here 
  4.   – This is what they don’t tell you about becoming a writer.
  5.   –Do You know how to write a book review? 
  6.  – How to take your idea to story
  7.   – You need to double your amazon security
I love reading your comments and feedback. Please share your thoughts. Thanks!

 

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One last time, one more warning to avoid getting caught

And hopefully, we can avoid all the weird crooks in cyberspace.

I’m adding one more, and fingers crossed the last warning about fraudsters. Of course, someone, somewhere will find a new angle to try and part us from our hard earned money. And often the target is a writer. Sigh.

It’s a nasty business that requires us to stay vigilant against people who wish to make a buck by crushing our dreams. Don’t let them succeed. scammer and your money

Writers everywhere, this one included, are setting New Year’s resolutions to publish a book in 2019. However, there are people out there who wish to impede your success. Yes, you heard right. Scammers are rehashing, reworking and launching new attacks with old tricks. Stay alert. There are fraudsters who prey on your desire to publish.

Don’t become another statistic.

A grateful shout out goes to for an important article filled with information about scams.

Remember…

  • Amazon does not allow paid reviews. Anyone offering this service is a fraud.
  • Offers to publish for a fee – don’t! It’s a scam.
  • Guarantees to make your book a bestseller, for a fee of course. Alert, run away!
  • Regarding unsolicited email, DMs, and cold-calls from strangers, watch for tale-tale signs such as bad grammar, thick accent, and weird names. Delete or hang up!
  • Advertising is expensive, no way around that, so don’t be fooled when offered massive ads to rocket your book to outer space for a small fee.
  • Watch out for bogus literary agents. They are a dime a dozen.

These are just a few bits of info I gleaned from Anne. Click on the link below to her post and read a lot more about these nefarious crooks. Writer beware!

New Writing Scams to Look Out for in 2019 By 

Safety covered, now time to get on with writing

But, keep your ears to the ground— let us know when you hear hoofbeats.

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