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by Justin Swanton
Fri October 26th, 2012, 3:12 pm
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Amazon dumping reviews and changing prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

Oh, right. Ta for the clarification.
by Justin Swanton
Fri October 26th, 2012, 5:25 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Writing Slump
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

[quote=""MLE""]Maybe you have spent so much time going over the planning of the sequel that it feels dry as dust, an obligation. So switch it up a little. Brainstorm about the things that get you excited, the stories you REALLY want to tell. Maybe even something way off-topic.[/quote] True. I'm havi...
by Justin Swanton
Fri October 26th, 2012, 5:16 am
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Amazon dumping reviews and changing prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

[quote=""Mythica""]You mean the ebook or the paperback? With the paperback especially, I don't think it's any different to a brick and mortar store putting a sale on certain books. Retailers can sell for whatever price they want.[/quote] The paperback. I was under the impression that Amazon was a ma...
by Justin Swanton
Thu October 25th, 2012, 11:15 am
Forum: Book Sellers/Traders
Topic: Amazon dumping reviews and changing prices
Replies: 11
Views: 2676

Amazon dumping reviews and changing prices

Has anyone else picked up on this? I have lost half the reviews of Centurion's Daughter but cannot find out by what criteria Amazon decides to remove reviews. Their official line - exclusion of reviewers with financial interest in the product - is arbitrary. How do they know? Book prices: Amazon dro...
by Justin Swanton
Wed October 24th, 2012, 4:41 pm
Forum: Links
Topic: Rome's Last War
Replies: 2
Views: 1870

Rome's Last War

I have recently completed an article on the last war of the Western Roman Empire, fought in northern Gaul between 486 and 497. It took a long time to put together the few bits and pieces available from the historical record and finally reconstruct a coherent picture of what happened. The last provin...
by Justin Swanton
Wed October 24th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Writing Slump
Replies: 10
Views: 2286

Who was that distinguished US author (made it to Time) who rented an apartment with only a chair and table, glued up his laptop ports so he couldn't go on the internet, and stayed there until he had written his quota? Personally I'm finding it difficult to get on with my sequel - too much other stuf...
by Justin Swanton
Thu October 18th, 2012, 5:22 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Should Cursive Handwriting Still Be Taught?
Replies: 13
Views: 2104

I don't quite follow this. Does it mean that children will be unable to write by hand? Or will they have to write block letters or something? I can't imagine a world in which one will not need writing skills. What do you do when you want to put a quick note on the fridge for the maid?
by Justin Swanton
Sat October 13th, 2012, 1:29 am
Forum: The Writing Business
Topic: Authors You "Know" and Etiquette
Replies: 13
Views: 2948

[quote=""parthianbow""]@Justin: MLE's post subsequent to yours says most of what I was going to say in response to you. With all due respect, unless your wife is a trained professional editor, she will not be able to pick up the things that a mainstream editor will. Plus, as my agent always says, 'N...
by Justin Swanton
Fri October 12th, 2012, 1:48 pm
Forum: By Author's Last Name A-F
Topic: Running the Roman Home by Alexandra Croom (NF)
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Very interesting, Ben. I did my research the hard way, bit by bit. Still trying to find out if the follis was in circulation at the end of the 5th century and if so, what it was used for to buy. The nice thing about obscure periods is that one hsa great storytelling freedom - one needs only to be pl...
by Justin Swanton
Thu October 11th, 2012, 11:38 am
Forum: Debate/Rant Forum
Topic: Proof positive Klausner is selling her review copies?
Replies: 12
Views: 1877

Has anyone worked out how much she makes on average per month selling review books? Working on an average of $1.75 per book (worked out from her son Eric's prices on half.com), and presuming she 'reviews' 4 books a day, that comes out at $7 a day or $210 a month. A nice little sum but not exactly a ...

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