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making money
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ok i know i am not stupid…i do have my moments though

i am trying to make it so i can earn money on here, i have agreed to the terms, enterted my social and filed out everything as it asks me to, my book is public… yet i cannot set my price

the only thing i can guess at is that i am using my address in france where i live

i just moved to france 8 months ago but my US social is still and will remain valid so that should not be a problem

am i missing something else?

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Feb 25, 2009 7:24am PDT
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Can I get paid thru PayPal instead of a check?
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i agree about the idea of paypal

i live in france but am from the states and to have a check mailed to me would be a pain

if i only make $25 and i get charged $5 for the processing and then have to wait a long time for the check and then get it transfered into euros plus the fee that would be minus the difference for usd vs euro… it feels like i would only be making 2 euros..ok maybe more lol but not by much

paypal would help with the wait, a sort of direct deposit idea… though it still doesn’t help the rest of us (out of the states) with the amount of money we recieve. i would still like to be able to put a hold on any low amounts of money i make till i can have the fees be worth it

 

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Feb 25, 2009 7:19am PDT
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"Washed out" colors: "Premium" paper.
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i dont know which paper was used for my book, my mother bought it and mailed it to me

but i noticed that the largest sized book came out much darker, lifeless and lacking where as the two smaller books came out perfect (except for the few pictures i added which where dull but those are issues on my end)

 

i tend to get the image wrap and only do a picture on the back the rest is black and i have noticed three things … there is a noticable crease that shows white from opening the book (only been opened a few timesbut it was noticable right away), any type of oil on your hands shows up on the book and people do not wear gloves, last is that the two books i just recieved have ground in marks from what i am guessing is either printer or on the way to be packaged and shipped… they both have the exact same damage lines in the same area

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Feb 25, 2009 6:34am PDT
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Bookstore Staff Picks - Do They Actually Look Inside?
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what i want to know is… if the staff picks are so important to us in choosing what we feel will be worth publishing… why cant we also have an area on the persons page to leave comments or stars… i dont agree with all the books chosen for the staff picks but there are some people out there i have looked up and would love to tell them my thoughts but i can’t

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thuillier
Feb 25, 2009 6:13am PDT
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In need of help and advice
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question, how did the book go? did the smaller book with sampling of pictures turn out well?

did you have to alter the book a few times to get it right? 

 

i’m not scotish in any way…though i do love a good kilt and i look like a lass from the isles (natural red)

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Feb 25, 2009 5:57am PDT
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Book Case or Box for 11x13 Book?
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not sure where you live (country) but you might want to check out some of the store like peir 1 imports or or some of the local craft shops, they keep boxes in odd shapes and sizes that you can alter with your own personality for different events… sometimes you have to be oddly creative

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Feb 25, 2009 5:47am PDT
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Electronic Version of My Book
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well if a full version of the book cannot be easily previewed what about a randomly generated viewing?

like… if the book is small, 1-20 pages you can see the whole book

as the book gets bigger you see more of the book but in randomly grouped section, i know there are a lot of site (am thinking at the moment of webcomics) that have a random "button" which jumps through any timeline in their web page to show you info

my first book to go public (3 others private) is 60 pages and 90 photos, as much as i love the first 15 pages i know that there are some really fantastic pictures elsewhere in the book. with mine i would love if the pages where shown so that people can get a feel for what hidden treasures i have.

on the other hand it has to be done well so that what ever is shown is not stole buy others… if you can work out a way to keep theft of the books from happening i would recommend a preview option… similar to what you have now but with more then just the first 15 pages

 but like i said only if you can keep the work protected

thanks for listening

 

 

 

 

 

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Feb 25, 2009 5:01am PDT
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