Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Direction, or curve in the road...

Join us at the Bellagio

Now that we've gotten our, proverbial "feet wet", ACPLLC, Inc. has decided to make some adjustments in its format for doing business. 
                                 

In an effort to become more effective at what we are seeking to accomplish, my partners and I have elected to review a more limited number of genres.  Following is the list of genres that we believe will allow us to achieve our greatest goals, going forward into the second half of our fiscal year.    

List of genres: 

1.            Action
2.            Action Adventure
3.            Adventure
4.            Alternate History
5.            Animals and Pets
6.            Architecture Book
7.            Art Book
8.            Autobiography
9.            Beauty Book
10.          Biography
11.          Business Book
12.          Celebrity Nonfiction
13.          Child Guidance Book
14.          Christian Nonfiction
15.          Computer Book
16.          Cookbook
17.          Cooking Book
18.          Crafts Book
19.          Creative Nonfiction
20.          Cultural and Social Issues
21.          Current Affairs and Events
22.          Dating Book
23.          Design Book
24.          Diet Book
25.          Economics Book
26.          Education Book
27.          Entertainment Book
28.          Environment Book
29.          Apocalyptic
30.          Biographical Fiction
31.          Black Comedy
32.          Christian Fiction
33.          Comedy
34.          Coming of Age Fiction
35.          Commercial Fiction
36.          Contemporary Fiction
37.          Contemporary Realistic Fiction
38.          Drama Fiction
39.          Epic Fiction
40.          Modern Fiction
41.          Multicultural Fiction
42.          Mystery
43.          Narrative Fiction
44.          Nonfiction
45.          Nutrition
46.          Parenting
47.          Personal Development
48.          Philosophy
49.          Photography
50.          Political Nonfiction
51.          Practical Nonfiction
52.          Prescriptive Nonfiction
53.          Psychology
54.          Parody
55.          Period Piece Fiction
56.          Philosophical Fiction
57.          Poetry
58.          Police Procedural
59.          Political Fiction
60.          Prose
61.          Realistic Fiction
62.          Religious Fiction
63.          Reference
64.          Relationship
65.          Religious Nonfiction
66.          Science
67.          Self Help
68.          Sexuality
69.          Spirituality
70.          Sports
71.          Style
72.          Technology
73.          Travel
74.          True Adventure
75.          True Crime
76.          Upmarket Nonfiction
77.          War

We certainly hope those of you who have materials associated with the same, will seek out our services.      
        
We have appreciated our association with those of you, who began the journey with us; you've taught us a great deal.  

As we continue to grow, you have the opportunity to chime in by joining our survey team. (http://bit.ly/29Hqxjc)

Thank you

Mzz Dunning



Sunday, July 24, 2016

ACPSLLC WALL OF FAME





ACPSLLC is adding a wall of fame to our website to go live on August 1, 2016. 

We would like to include your contact information i.e. Facebook Page, Twitter Page, Group Page, Fan Page, Blog Page, etc. You may send your information via email: apllc@outlook.com. We will collect all the information by the July 25, 2016; then once a month thereafter, on the Saturday closest to the 25th of each month going forward. Additionally, we will update the Wall of Fame on the Sunday closest to the 1st of each month.

We are requesting that you make available something in exchange, and we are offering three options. We, however, WILL NOT hold anyone hostage. We simply want to support you in any or all of your #Indie publishing world.  We are enthusiastic about this, because we believe we can mutually benefit each other.

Please join us in building a service and product no one can resist.

1.       Support one of our two campaigns leading up to our October Bi-Annual anniversary:
     a.      HeadTalker
     b.      Thunderclap.it 
              BEFORE August 30, 2016

2.       Support our Bi-Annual Anniversary event:
     a.       Grab a Takeover spot
     b.      Share the event
     c.       Invite people
     d.      Blog about it
             http://bit.ly/1ULIZb4

3.       Support our Pre-KickStarter campaign
     a.       Fill out our form letting us know what you are willing to do
     b.        We will have multiple surveys
                                                                                                 i.      Tag-Tweets, etc.
                                                                                                ii.      Donate time, gifts, advice, etc.

We will not push you or spam you no matter what the situation. In addition, even if you decide NOT to support our Brick and Mortar KickStarter efforts on any level, we want to support you and your efforts. Write me, personally, and tell me how ACPSLLC can assist you in your Perfect Storm to Greatness.

The wall of fame will parlay into a directory for authors to shop for all things publishing i.e. PA’s, Music motivation muses, Editors, etc. We believe there are so many services needed that  we need to lead where we are able and support where we can, on and off Facebook.

Thank you in advance for you cooperation.

Mzz Dunning



Sunday, July 17, 2016

October Event/Bi-Annual Anniversary


BI-ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY


Our October event is the springboard to our Crowdfunding event. We are going Brick & Mortar with real live business hours and a secretary... 


Let me start by telling you about the event. It is hosted by Facebook our theme is Pay It Forward by Looking back.

Help Articulate Communication Publications, SLLC celebrate our Bi-Annual Anniversary by sharing and supporting our Thunderclap.it and HeadTalker. 

It is our six-month anniversary.

This year we have completed 3/5 projected phases scheduled to assist Independent Authors rise to the top.

Sign-up for takeovers in 30 or 60 minute slots.

At our grand opening, we spotlighted amazing authors.

This time around, we want you to take over the event; advertising and inspiring but also by telling us who inspires you. Pick a person or persons who have assisted in your career in the publishing industry.  


Sign up today for your takeover slot. Go to our one-stop shopping SPLASH page http://bit.ly/1ULIZb4 today. 

For those of you who love to read...we start hiring again using a new approach with the same perks. Keep you eyes peeled. You can receive great perks for doing exactly what you do now. READ.

So much work to do so little time. 

Chat next week...

Mzz Dunning












Sunday, July 10, 2016

It's not Business it's Personal

If I don't Own you I will crush you...

Amazon Business

Message From Executive Customer Relations
Hello Niecey,

Your review wasn't within our guidelines, so it has been removed. I understand you're upset and I regret that we haven't been able to address your concerns to your satisfaction. However, as previously stated, we do not permit reviews or votes on the helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts.

Customer Reviews are meant to give customers unbiased product feedback from fellow shoppers. Because our goal is to surface Customer Reviews that help customers make informed purchase decisions, any reviews that fall outside of our guidelines will not be posted. I'm sorry, we'll not be able to offer any additional insight or action on these matters, and any further inquiries on this matter won't receive a response.

We appreciate your understanding.

Best regards,

Abigail R.
Executive Customer Relations
Thank you for choosing Amazon Business.


This is the resolution I received from the tycoon company Amazon. My feelings were hurt, my ego bruised because I know this may be stated as LAW in the Amazon Rules but it is accepted practice in the Indie book community. 

My research took me to 15 companies who have reviewers post their reviews to Amazon after these books are gifted to the reviewer. Most do it via email, some do it via Amazon gift card. Some even have the author place the book on “free” giving the reviewers two – three days to download the book. After an acceptable amount of time, these books receive reviews that are “helpfulness of reviews that are posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment (whether in the form of money or gift certificates), bonus content, entry to a contest or sweepstakes, discounts on future purchases, extra product, or other gifts.” 

My problem is I was honest, up front and stated beyond a shadow of a doubt that the book was a gift. These eBooks were gifted directly from the author to our company, and then loaned to anonymous readers who wrote reviews. However, "honesty" doesn’t appear to be what Amazon honors. Why? Only they can truly answer that question. But should I shut down, what could prove to be, one of the greatest ideas for helping Indie Authors? I think not! I’ve decided to become Amazon’s book review competition. 

We are told by @wikipedia.org 
Bezos founded Amazon.com in 1994 after making a cross-country drive from New York to Seattle, writing up the Amazon business plan on the way. He initially set up the company in his garage.[26] He had left his "well-paying job" at a New York City hedge fund after learning "about the rapid growth in Internet use", which coincided with a then-new U.S. Supreme Court ruling holding that mail order catalogs were not required to collect sales taxes in states where they lack a physical presence."[16]
If Amazon could start in a local barn selling second-hand books to any who would stop long enough to pick out one or two, then I can continue by using my landing page and other key sites to post “legitimate reviews” for Indie Authors, that will help to drive up their book sales: for that is the ultimate name of the game.

Although Amazon looks good on the outside, it is not the only game in town. It is simply the largest and is very overwhelming game in town. 



I continued to search and found over 100 actual reviews where the review stated the item (to include books/eBook) was free. I am done with fight and have processed refunds for my clients. But this is only the beginning.

The Art of War by Sun Tzu is what I will leave you with... you may pick up a copy wherever books are sold...I got mine from Amazon. If I left a review, it would be taken down. Why? It was a gift. Although the author did not ask for a review...

On another note our Bi-Annual Event has open booking. Help us spread the word. Support our HeadTalker and Thunder Clap.


MZZ DunningReads




Sunday, July 3, 2016

Articulate Communication Publications, SLLC

          
Read with us


          We currently have three clients and we love all of them. We want more, we need more and yes, we are still hiring.

          If you love to read, we want you to work with us and for us as soon as you can sign up. (http://bit.ly/1rALkth)  I need an excuse to hire a full time person to assist me with the paperwork. So if I can get 13 new clients and 38 new readers we will happily hire you too.

          Our current client is Drew Sera. This is what she told us in April 2016


Drew told us she started writing In July 2014. I had wanted to write this story for a while before I actually sat down and said, “I’m going to do this finally.”

She is motivated to create deep, complex characters that readers will connect with…”I’m also motivated to have my book series land with a (mainstream) publisher.”

Drew refuses to give up until my goal of having the complete series written and published. Then ‘she’ can say ‘she gave’ it her all. BUT the ultimate result will be when she achieves ‘a book contract with a publishing company for my book series, “The Everett Gaming Series”’

When Drew is not following this passion, you can find her reading books from other authors in her genre. She loves romance and erotica novels with good plots and engaging characters. Drew is at her best when she is in the company of close friends or at home in a quiet space left to write. Writing brings a sense of calmness to her.

Drew has a great support system of

“Friends in the indie writing community and am relying on their word of mouth to spread word of my book.”

The one thing Drew wants everyone to know about her is:

“The Everett Gaming Series is very dear and close to my heart. I spent many years crafting deep, complex characters that I hope people will love and connect with. I also want everyone to know about the incredible photographer that did the cover images for my books. He goes by the name Depraved Eros and is a fantastic friend and photographer.”
               
                I enjoy communicating with Drew, she is open honest compassionate and caring. We recently found out we both live in Nevada. One day we are going for a Smoothie. Probably not until August but this has been a heck of a year. Our company is brand new growing rapidly. We are looking to take on more clients and expand by the end of the year to translating books into Spanish before the end of the year. Our Author Spotlight goes live in less than a month. I can barely keep up with myself. The possibilities are endless. Please stay tuned.

      Pick up a copy of the first two books in the “Everett Gaming Series” (http://amzn.to/29lsqBm) because the third book is just around the river bend.

MZZ DunningReads