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Amazon? Well done!

In my last post I complained about Amazon, and my inability to get into my KDP account.

 

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I’m relieved to say that after being contacted by an Amazon rep, I can get into my account again. Lots of checks on my ID, but you expect that in these days of thieves and fraudsters seemingly everywhere you turn.

 

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I can now post ads, alter my pricing, and everything else I was unable to do before. Happy bunny.

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Well done, Amazon!

Amazon! Argh!

What is wrong with Amazon? They have become impossible to deal with. Or indeed get any sense out of.

 

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I have tried to get into my account so many times and failed miserably each time. Spitting feathers? I’ll say!

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I have changed my password. Pointless. I have typed in the additional check letters. Pointless. These things I’ve done repeatedly.

I am a customer who spends countless money on the site every year.

But this could change…

I also have all of my books selling on their site. But seeing that I am finding it impossible to get to my dashboard, and therefore cannot change my prices for a promo, or indeed, do anything else, I see little point in continuing with either.

But, of course, I can’t even remove my books. I feel like a kidnap victim.

Is there ANYONE at Amazon prepared to help? Or are they too busy counting their money?

I really have to wonder-has Amazon got too big for its boots?

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Am I the only one who’s having these problems?

 

WordPress: Post? Page?

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I’m overhauling my website

Told you I was no geek! I’ve only been blogging since 2010–slow learner, or what?! Just the other day, I finally learned the difference between Posts and Pages.

Pages are used for items that have a long life.

Such as Resources for Authors. I’ve only been adding to this fairly recently, and I only used Pages for the Titles, such as the Resources Page. Everything else I used Posts for. Big no-no, apparently. You should use Pages for all the articles you store under Resources and your other Headings (apart from Blog).

Posts Have a Short Shelf-Life

They are used for things like date-sensitive items. Say if you’re having a promotion between certain dates. After the last day of the sale, it’s of no further interest to readers.

Turning Posts into Pages

Use Vice-Versa Plugin. There are hundreds of Posts to change to Pages. This plugin will make the chore far simpler.

Bear with Me

I hope you’ll bear with me. Even with Vice-Versa it’s going to take a while… Life used to be so much simpler. Who decreed that we’re all to turn into geeks? Or pseudo-geeks, in my case!

Why Everything has to be so d*** complicated

I never saw anything from WordPress warning me of this. As I said, I’ve only been blogging for a decade! And the first I heard of it was a few days ago. And I had to go on Youtube to find it.

For the meantime, I’m leaving all my tags, etc on this Page.

As a just in case measure. I’ll change them when I’n certain whether I’m on my Blog. That, I do know, you have to use Posts every time (apart from the heading). And I’m on a Page at the moment. But I’ll stick this under the Resources for Authors Page. Then everyone else who’s not a Geek can access it. And learn the difference between Posts and Pages. And what a congenital idiot I am!

In my Defence

Though, in my defence, who the hell has the time to study WordPress, as well as Photoshop, SEO, CSS, and a whole host of other initials? There is no time. I haven’t looked at my so-called work-in-progress for weeks (months?). Supposed to be an author? Fat chance.

One Thing at a Time

Sometimes I’m dealing with half-a-dozen things at once. I start on one thing, like this WordPress post. And then something else pops up, so I leave my post and start working on that. But before I’ve tackled that, yet another thing pops up. And so it goes on. By the end, I’ve forgotten what the hell I was doing in the first place! Better to stick with doing one thing at a time.

I’m only an Author

But I seem to be turning into a WordPress slave. All I really wanted was a place to display my novels and other books. But I got swept into this blogging frenzy, where if you don’t blog, you get left behind. God help me. And if He won’t, I guess it’ll be the Samaritans…

Someone Save Me from this Madness

I just want to get back to writing books. That’s all. Is it so much to ask?

 

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What a Christmas I’ve had!

‘Twas the night before Christmas…’

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Well, all right, make a liar of me. It was actually the 16 December. On my way to post my Christmas parcels.

I was on my buggy/mobility scooter. Admittedly, overloaded with parcels. (You’ll have to imagine the parcels).

 

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A bag was just about to slip off the handle. So I grabbed it. As you do.

Big mistake. ‘Cos I forgot to take my hand off the controller. Catastrophe!

 

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My buggy went up the slope on the corner. And promptly overturned. Wallop!

 

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Result–one broken hip. Carted off to hospital for a month.

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Got home last Friday.

Happy New Year!

 

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Looking for that perfect gift for the lady in your life?

Looking for that perfect gift for the lady in your life?

Mary Rose Tudor was the little sister of King Henry VIII. He’s supposed to have loved her. But he still married her off to the old invalid King Louis XII. Find out what she did then…

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‘A very readable account of a fascinating woman who dared to stand up to Henry VIII and survived. It is thoroughly researched, admirably written and the author’s love of the Tudor period shines through.’ REVIEW FROM HISTORICAL NOVELS REVIEW

 

 

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One NOT about any of the six wives! Henry had plenty of other relatives. Or he did. Until his shaky right to the crown, persuaded him to execute them.

What must it have been like to be the little sister of infamous, English king, Henry VIII?

Remember, this is the king who went on to have six wives. Two of whom he had beheaded.

 

Portrait of Mary Rose Tudor–Wasn’t she gorgeous?

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The teenage Mary Rose is his favourite sister. He even named his famous ship after her.  But he still pushed her into a hateful state marriage with ancient King Louis XII of France.

However, a reluctant Mary Rose, is as strong-willed as Henry. She’s also passionately in love, for the first  time.

So before she agrees to the match, Mary Rose extracts a promise from Henry. A promise she is determined he will keep.

REVIEWS

Very easy to read, very hard to put down. This made Mary Tudor so accessible and relatable.’ READER REVIEW

‘Thoroughly enjoyable.’ READER REVIEW

‘Really liked reading this book. it helped me understand so much more about Mary’s perspective of events, and her King Henry VIII (her brother’s) duplicity, coldness and greed where she was concerned. He made things financially miserable for the Brandons literally for their entire lifetime. He didn’t have to do that – and shouldn’t have done that to his beloved sister. 

‘Very much hope that author Geraldine Evans continues writing more about the Tudor’s (marriages, children or family) – or King Charles II mistress Barbara Castlemaine – or even Mary Queen of Scots. It will be a good read.’ READER REVIEW

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