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Spot the Difference: KDP & CreateSpace Teething Problem?

KDP & CreateSpace teething problem
I hope it is a KDP & CreateSpace teething problem. My first encounter with KDP Customer Service in connection with paperbacks does not augur well. I cannot imagine my problem would have arisen under the old CreateSpace regime. Time will tell. At the moment I look upon the ‘Customer Service’ part of KDP as somewhat […]The post Spot the Difference: KDP & CreateSpace Teething Problem? appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Two Book Reviews – One Short and Sweet #NetGalley

two book reviews
Two book reviews today. One is short and sweet because it was superfluous to add anything to such a fantastic book. There are many wordy reviews on Amazon if you wish to read more about it. The book? An Amazon UK and Australia bestseller from Imogen Clark, Postcards From a Stranger. I loved it! Postcards […]The post Two Book Reviews – One Short and Sweet #NetGalley appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Name the Title of Book 3 Steve Regan Undercover Cop #Competition

Book 3 Steve Regan Undercover Cop
Name the title of Book 3 Steve Regan Undercover Cop and win a free $50 Amazon gift voucher and more. To enter the competition, I ask you read the first two chapters of Book 3 in the series. They are shown as bonus chapters in Dilemma, Book 2 in the Steve Regan Undercover Cop series […]The post Name the Title of Book 3 Steve Regan Undercover Cop #Competition appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Covers and AMS: Okay Amazon – You Win!

Book Covers and AMS
A recent  post here told of the issues I was having with Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) with one of my book covers. My undercover cop memoir. Well, after a lot of ‘to’ing and fro’ing, and getting precisely nowhere, I decided when it comes to book covers and AMS: okay Amazon – you win! That means […]The post Book Covers and AMS: Okay Amazon – You Win! appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: The Accident on the A35 by Burnet Graham Macrae #Netgalley #TheAccidentOnTheA35

Book Review: The Accident on the A35 by Burnet Graham Macrae #Netgalley #TheAccidentOnTheA35
The Accident on the A35: An Inspector Gorski Investigation by Burnet Graeme Macrae My rating: 4 of 5 stars If you like crime fiction (or is it?*), this book is a little deeper and more thought-provoking than most of this genre’s well-known authors, It has such an aura about it, you could be back for […]The post Book Review: The Accident on the A35 by Burnet Graham Macrae #Netgalley #TheAccidentOnTheA35 appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly

Book Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly
The Late Show by Michael Connelly My rating: 5 of 5 stars I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to this renowned author. This book rocked! It’s true to say Michael Connelly is a master at this kind of crime fiction. He paints such vivid pictures with words that I […]The post Book Review: The Late Show by Michael Connelly appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: Edinburgh Dusk by Carole Lawrence

Book Review: Edinburgh Dusk by Carole Lawrence
Edinburgh Dusk by Carole Lawrence My rating: 4 of 5 stars A new author for me and I was delighted with this book. It is #2 in a series but I had no issues with it as a standalone novel. The author, Carole Lawrence, is American but through research and consultation with a Scottish expert, […]The post Book Review: Edinburgh Dusk by Carole Lawrence appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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99 Cents & 99 Pence Promo Day! Don’t Miss the Boat!

99 Cents & 99 Pence Promo
99 Cents & 99 Pence Promo Day! Saturday September 1, 1018 is the day It’s here – the 99 Cents & 99 Pence Promo Day! From 8 am GMT until 9 am GMT the following day, if you are in the UK, you can buy the Kindle version for only £0.99 reduced from £4.99 for […]The post 99 Cents & 99 Pence Promo Day! Don’t Miss the Boat! appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Amazon & Censorship

amazon & censorship
I feel I must write about Amazon & censorship. Please allow me to start by asking you a question: does this book cover glorify or promote illicit drug use? According to the Zon, it does. Note I have emphasized the words glorify or promote. Yes, it has images displaying cocaine, a rolled up banknote, and […]The post Amazon & Censorship appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: Guilty… until proven innocent by Conrad Jones

Book Review: Guilty… until proven innocent by Conrad Jones
Guilty… until proven innocent by Conrad Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the second book of this series I have read. It did not disappoint me. The opening in the Prologue and the first few chapters were scintillating. First we read about the unknown killer’s methods and his warped mind, then it […]The post Book Review: Guilty… until proven innocent by Conrad Jones appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: A Divided Life – A Personal Portrait of the Spy Donald Maclean

Book Review: A Divided Life – A Personal Portrait of the Spy Donald Maclean
A Divided Life: A Personal Portrait of the Spy Donald MacLean by Robert Cecil My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this illuminating biography of Donald Maclean, author Robert Cecil draws on a close family connection and a path that in many ways followed that of Maclean’s. They went to the same children’s parties because […]The post Book Review: A Divided Life – A Personal Portrait of the Spy Donald Maclean appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas

edge of sanity
Sometimes I just don’t like a book. As an author, I’m stuck in a quandary: do I still review if it is a two star book or less? I hate mean reviews of my own books so I am never mean to another author, no matter what he or she thinks. I have now developed […]The post Book Review: The Edge of Sanity by Chris Thomas appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen

Book Review: The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen
The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was an excellent read by any standards. There are two things that stand out for me. One, I kept forgetting the author is male. His protagonist is a thirty-something (nearer forty than thirty?) female detective, Nicole Foster. The author writes in […]The post Book Review: The Weight of Silence by Gregg Olsen appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: Brick (DI Braddick Book 1) by Conrad Jones

Book Review: Brick (DI Braddick Book 1) by Conrad Jones
Brick by Conrad Jones My rating: 4 of 5 stars Brick: an action-packed crime thriller (DI Braddick Book 1) by Conrad Jones. It is always a delight to discover a new author. I found Conrad Jones purely by accident. The word ‘serendipity’ springs to mind because I was delighted to have found this book and […]The post Book Review: Brick (DI Braddick Book 1) by Conrad Jones appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: Drug Wars by Neil Woods and JS Rafaeli

Book Review: Drug Wars by Neil Woods and JS Rafaeli
This review is the unedited original review I submitted to Amazon UK. Three edits later, the “review police” at Amazon UK approved a version they deemed suitable. Next thing is Amazon will try to control our thoughts! If you would like to see the edited version click here. Drug Wars: The terrifying inside story of […]The post Book Review: Drug Wars by Neil Woods and JS Rafaeli appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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#Giveaway for Reviewers – 18 ebooks 2 paperbacks of Dilemma

#giveaway
I have written about Bookgobbler before. If you love reading books and don’t mind reviewing them, I implore you to check out the website, There are more books beside mine waiting for you. There are 18 ebook copies and 2 paperbacks waiting for you there of my latest Steve Regan Undercover Cop book, Dilemma. It’s […]The post #Giveaway for Reviewers – 18 ebooks 2 paperbacks of Dilemma appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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My All Time Favourite Review & Why

all time favourite review
Undoubtedly all authors have an all time favourite review of one of their books. I’m no different. The review of Who The F*ck Am I? by British crime author Pat McDonald almost moved me to tears. A great review is…  a great review… is a great review in anyone’s language. When it comes from one […]The post My All Time Favourite Review & Why appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Lifer: A Novel – Work In Progress & Feedback Welcomed

lifer: a novel
As many of you know, I draw on my past work and life experiences when writing my fiction books. I have started Lifer: A Novel a work in progress. I recently posted about my transition from non-fiction to fiction. My Steve Regan Undercover Cop series is crime fiction. It’s not hard to detect the inspiration […]The post Lifer: A Novel – Work In Progress & Feedback Welcomed appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Tim Tate; Brad Johnson

assassination of robert f kennedy
My review of The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Tim Tate; Brad Johnson This was one of the most fascinating and well-researched books I have ever read. It’s a story that has always intrigued me along with the other assassinations of the same era: JFK and Dr. Martin King. There are no spoilers in […]The post Book Review: The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy by Tim Tate; Brad Johnson appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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Book Review – Pulp: A Novel by Charles Bukowski

Book Review – Pulp: A Novel by Charles Bukowski
Pulp by Charles Bukowski My rating: 5 of 5 stars Pulp: A Novel by Charles Bukowski is one of the most interesting and enjoyable books I have read. It’s irreverent, witty, hilarious and sad. It’s sad because the author knew he was dying from leukemia at the time of writing. The book reflects his own […]The post Book Review – Pulp: A Novel by Charles Bukowski appeared first on Stephen Bentley.Original link
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