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Here's a suggestion: I think it would be better if you give the each chapters their own chapter for a more sizeable read instead of complying them together in one part. 
          
          For example:
          1. Part 1: Prologue: A Summoning
          (Put blurb or anything that you want to say about this part)
          
          2. Chapter 1
          
          3. Chapter 2
          
          4. Chapter 4
          
          5. Part 2: Awakings
          
          And so on.....

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@JamesBrokaw Personally, I haven't gotten into the first part of the novel so I don't know if it will be too tiresome for me or not. Nor I can guarantee that this new organization will work better or for worse for I'm an amateur at writing and I don't know much about marketing except on what I see. But I'll try to stick to this novel.
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@JamesBrokaw Yes. I do see your strategy having the parts coming one after the other so the reader will see that there is more text after the chapter that and prehaps more engagement to the story as well as seeing that there is less chapters a book meaning it will appear to be a short and quick read. My thought process behind the change of the organization of the chapters and parts was that you could possibly gain more stars (votes) and reads that if the reader chooses to read on. Plus, I tend to see books on this website divide their chapters like so. If you do make the transfer, just try not to delete any pre-existing chapters (the website calls them parts) for it deletes all votes, comments, and read in them. Just move each of them over then create new chapters for the rest 34 chapters+parts.
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JamesBrokaw

@SleepyKoala05 Thank you for taking an interest. My experience is that nine out of ten people who look at the book read only one or two pages and refuse to read more.  The ninth person reads the whole thing and is extremely impressed, which leads me to ask if you can read the prior comments. If you can, that might encourage you to continue even if the first part is a little dry or slow. As to your specific comment, the division in to parts with a brief description is to avoid the just mentioned problem and tell the reader that there is good stuff ahead. If the book was shorter, I would do away with the separation into parts completely, but I think your idea is that each chapter should be made into a separate part?
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Today I was searched up space opera in the search bar and I found your book. It seems to be a long read but when I get the courage to start on it, I'll dive in. I got a feeling it's going to be great.

swilsoz

I hope you are not saying your book is dead. How can I give it more stars. I'll ask around and see if I have any friends into space Opera.

JamesBrokaw

@swilsoz Based on the general response to the book, I would be delighted if a grand total of 30 people wind up reading the entire text. I don't know what stars you might have given the book, and you shouldn't give a star for a part that doesn't deserve it, but each of the six parts can be given a star.  The only reason why this might make a difference is that more stars it might cause the book to be listed higher on the search results where more people might find it. 
            
            After the book's performance on Amazon, I am resigned to the book not reaching much of an audience. (I am thinking the first part starts too slowly.) I really appreciate your interest. At least those who are willing to read the whole thing are having a good experience.
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swilsoz

Wow, every once in a while I come across a master of Space Opera. Your book successfully bridges a scope encompassing all reality at one end and individual personal experience at the other without confusing the the reader with an excessive number of forgettable characters or disconnected narratives. The story is amazing. 
          
          I don't have the skill to provide criticism. I can only appreciate the excellence of a truly good read.
          
          Please continue. 

JamesBrokaw

@swilsoz  
            Thank you for your kind comments. People who are excellent writers have also made similar laudatory comments. On Amazon, however, nine out of ten readers refused to look at more than a page or two. After several months on Amazon, I checked the listing for space opera, and after 400 pages (6400 books) without finding my book, I saw a notice that they had provided all relevant results. Unless the book receives some stars on Wattpad or word of mouth on Facebook or Reddit Sci Fi forums, the book is dead. Sometimes things work out that way.
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