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Thread: [Collaborative] Neovella

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    [Collaborative] Neovella

    http://neovella.com claims that top ranking stories will be published through Amazon Singles and authors will get paid royalties. Does it look okay to use?

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    No. The terms strike me as dicey.

    And you could do this on your own, frankly, and not share any revenue.

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    It is essentially just a game. I would certainly not associate my name or pen name with its 'products'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medievalist View Post
    No. The terms strike me as dicey.

    And you could do this on your own, frankly, and not share any revenue.
    What's the best route for doing it on my own?
    Last edited by herderp; 02-20-2011 at 04:18 AM.

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    I can't find the link, but: a few days ago the gang at metafilter.com called them on their TOS, and they replied that they're working on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaceWing View Post
    I can't find the link, but: a few days ago the gang at metafilter.com called them on their TOS, and they replied that they're working on it.
    Is this it? http://www.metafilter.com/100603/Exquisite-Corpse-20
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    Bingo, Bicyclefish.

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    Interesting comment:

    Can you really modify TOS that easily without user consent/knowledge? I'm not complaining about the change, but lets say this process went in reverse. Like, after collecting a lot of cool content, you suddenly insert clause 9 again and poof, all the content are belong to you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by herderp View Post
    What's the best route for doing it on my own?

    Right here:

    https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin

    Though you might also look at:

    http://www.smashwords.com/

    and

    http://www.lulu.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post
    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicyclefish View Post
    Thanks for the link. Hmm... I read through the thread and I'm not sure that there's any malicious intent - they updated the TOS and seem pretty responsive to user feedback.

    Meanwhile, I've been giving Smashwords and Lulu a go - I love 'em both! Hopefully neovella can iron out this stuff in the early going and become another option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James D. Macdonald View Post

    Just jumping in to clarify that the above isn't the Kindle Singles program. It's just the regular Kindle Direct Publishing.

    KDP gives an author 35% royalty for work priced between .99 and 2.98. The Kindle Singles program, from what I've read, gives an author 70% for work in that price range.

    The thing is, one must submit their work for consideration. Something about curating editors. Makes me wonder about this neovella thing. Do they have a deal with Amazon so their stuff is automatically accepted, or do they just assume the work will get in?

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