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"Joanna, Totally agree with you on no obligation to give a 5. You had specifically mentioned the shipping and the wrapping so to me that all sounded good so I didn't understand. But if you're only supposed to rate the product, that makes more sense. I'm not sure what Etsy does, but eBay really pushes you to get 4 and 5-star ratings and if you don't it's bad for you (I'm trying to remember how convoluted the ..."

Gary LaPointe on "Etsy and Review Extortion - Posted on July 3, 2015


"I have to agree with Joanna here. That's just a crazy response. "

Nate on "Etsy and Review Extortion - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Any site/product with only 5 and 4 stars (out of 5) is VERY suspect and should be avoided. "

David Blevins on "Etsy and Review Extortion - Posted on July 3, 2015


"It seems a little weird to me. I like longer stories myself, and tend to read writers like Eric Flint, David Weber, Stephen King, ... all people who would have been discriminated against by the old payout system. I've never tried KU because I like novels more than short stories, and many novel writers pulled out of KU because the old setup was biased in favor of short works. If these "authors" claim ..."

Thomas on "Are the new Kindle Unlimited rates good or bad? It depends on who you ask - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Gary- I was reviewing the product, not the seller as a person, that's why. And according to Etsy's own gudineline, a five-star review is 'loved it' (which I didn't), a four-star review is 'liked it' (which again, did not apply) and a three-star review is 'it was okay' (which, for me, it was). I liked it enough that I was interested in checking out the seller's other stuff. But I didn't 'love' it and I ..."

Joanna Cabot on "Etsy and Review Extortion - Posted on July 3, 2015


"So I'm not sure why you didn't give a higher review? It was fast and came in cute packaging. It seems like your only complaint was that it was a little big for you (that appeared to be a personal preference). I'm not sure how this isn't a 4 (or 4.5) star review. From the little description you gave the product was probably average or higher and met the description (at least 3 or more ..."

Gary LaPointe on "Etsy and Review Extortion - Posted on July 3, 2015


"My former droid razr, and my current iPhone, both got/get warm (almost hot) with prolonged use and especially during downloads; and like Lorraine, I now do as many downloads as possible while plugged in to the charger and I space them out over a few days. I've never noticed my Kindle Voyage becoming warm when I download a lot of books, or recharge it, but it's in a leather case that might mask the heat. I ..."

mrsmac on "Beware of Kindle Fires catching fire. Similar hazards on other devices with lithium-ion batteries - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Glad I could help. One more thing, don't leave an app open that is constantly updated (like Facebook or Maps), always return to a home screen. Leaving it open drains your battery quickly which will also heat things up. If you close the app, it will update when you open it again. "

Lorraine on "Beware of Kindle Fires catching fire. Similar hazards on other devices with lithium-ion batteries - Posted on July 3, 2015


""And I’m not clear on whether the class includes advice on how to engage your own co-author and get them to take second billing..." It does. He's open and explicit about it. You don't even need to buy the course to know that; it's in the class description. This entire uninformed rant is moot. "

Tobey on "If you haven't enriched James Patterson enough yet, now you can pay him $90 - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Very helpful comments, Lorraine. Suggestions from others on either the li-ion battery issue or the Fire? David "

David Rothman on "Beware of Kindle Fires catching fire. Similar hazards on other devices with lithium-ion batteries - Posted on July 3, 2015


"I noticed that when I'm doing a lot of downloading on my Fire or my phone, like content for a vacation, my devices get quite warm. I recommend spacing out the downloads and letting things cool for a bit before the next batch. I also recommend being plugged in during high volume downloads. "

Lorraine on "Beware of Kindle Fires catching fire. Similar hazards on other devices with lithium-ion batteries - Posted on July 3, 2015


"So good for us to hear from you, Bruce. We are archived to some extent via the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine, but search capabilities and others are limited. It really really helps to start off knowing the URL you're looking for. Bit of a Catch-22, no? As for the Library of Congress, I'd love to see TeleRead fully archived there, as the world's oldest general-interest news and views site on e-books, libraries and related topics. ..."

David Rothman on "Australian e-book site e-book.com.au to close down - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Thanks for your generous report, Chris. A postscript: the National Library of Australia, which is based in our Federal capital, Canberra, has now offered to archive e-book.com.au in perpetuity at the URL http://pandora.nla.gov.au/pan/13899/20150630-0000/www.e-book.com.au/main.html. They’ve moved fast - it’s already in place there. It looks like somebody was moved by my rants against bureaucracy (!). Anyhow, I feel hugely honoured. Does the Library of Congress do the same for any US sites? I hope they do. ..."

Bruce Preston on "Australian e-book site e-book.com.au to close down - Posted on July 3, 2015


"I don't know about the previous poster's claims, but I do know that I've been waiting on a promised and paid for "special edition" of "Two Hearts" for eight years now. That's not a normal delay, and I've gotten nothing but excuses. If they can't put forward the products they sell, they should refund and not sell again until they can deliver. This is not Kickstarter; it is a supposedly legitimate publishing house. "

Sarah on "Connor Cochran rebuts Internet troll's allegations over Conlan Press product delays - Posted on July 3, 2015


"Personally, I think there are at least two Amazon moles in the B&N hierarchy, giving advice to the Nook department. "Sure, stop letting people download their books to their computers and actually feel like they are KEEPING a copy of them. They won't mind. It'll be fine!" "Update the Nooks with better screen tech and user/grandma-friendly menu options? Nah, you don't need that. How about making the charging cord different so it only works with ..."

Katie on "Barnes & Noble taps new CEO as revamped B&N e-commerce site hinders access to e-books - Posted on July 2, 2015


"The Fortune article is badly worded. Boire is going to be the head of B&N, not the Nook division: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/people/article/67375-sears-canada-head-to-run-barnes-noble.html [Publisher's note: Fixed. Thanks, Nate! I totally agree with your analysis and Chris Meadows's, by the way, as well as Katie's. Yes, clever saboteurs from Amazon are undoubtedly at work. - D.R.] "

Nate on "Barnes & Noble taps new CEO as revamped B&N e-commerce site hinders access to e-books - Posted on July 2, 2015


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