Death of a Dragon

I’m not sure if you’ve heard about this dragon, but please watch this video.

As I said in the video, this dragon has met its demise this month, and is no longer featured in the theatre at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The reasons are rather boring, don’t you think?  So, please think of a better reason for the dragon’s death at an early age of only 15 years.  You can do this any way you like, a simple comment on this post, a longer post on your own blog, or even a video.  If you do write a post or make a video, please leave the link in the comments.  You don’t need to write a story, just a short explanation is fine.  But it’s up to you how you do it.  I look forward to the responses.

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Prediction for How Much Kindle Unlimited Downloads Will Pay in July, 2014

Here’s a followup on a previous reblog I did about Kindle Unlimited. This time, an estimate of the actual pay that authors will receive. It’s quite comprehensive, and well-worth the read. Thanks for the information, Chris!

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Unlimited Books

What Will Kindle Unlimited Pay?

We won’t find out for sure until a couple of weeks into July.

In the meantime, the best we can do is make predictions based on what limited data we do have.

When July, 2014 began, the KDP Select Global Fund was $1.2 million. This was to be distributed among Amazon Prime borrows of KDP Select books in the US and UK.

Prior to the introduction of Kindle Unlimited, Amazon typically paid approximately $2 per Amazon Prime borrow.

Kindle Unlimited was introduced a little over halfway through the month of July. $800,000 was added to the KDP Select Global Fund, bringing the total fund to $2 million.

A big factor will be that customers can download several Kindle e-books through Kindle Unlimited, whereas Amazon Prime customers can only borrow one book per month.

Thus, the total number of downloads/borrows can be expected to be much…

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500

That’s a big number, 500.  And that’s how many times I’ve posted on this blog.  This is post number 500!

I’d like to thank all of my readers for being such great people, and I love all the comments you leave on here.  I hope to continue to give back to the blogging community and provide interesting, informative, and entertaining posts for you for years to come.

In the second 500, I hope to see Journey to Ariadne completed, at least 30 more reviews written, the Ariadne Encyclopedia underway with comprehensive articles, at least 300 flash fiction stories written, and all of this done in a year.

I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank my top 6 commenters for helping make this blog more lively: Sierra, Winter Bayne, Tracey Lynn Tobin, Linda G. Hill, Tara Southwell, and H. Anthe Davis.  Thank you! If I left your name out, don’t worry, you’re all important to me.