JimInfantino

Note to my followers: because of piracy concerns, I will be removing all but the first 10 chapters of The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond from Wattpad on February 2. I loved having it all up here, but I have to act because of worries about other websites sucking the content off of Wattpad to offer for money without permission or recompense. 
          	
          	If you were thinking of getting to it - there is now a time limit. It's also available for purchase at lots of places. Check https://wakefulwanderer.com for more information.
          	
          	I will also be offering it free for all Patrons at Patreon.com https://patreon.com/jiminfantino
          	
          	Thanks for all your reads and comments!
          	- Jim

JimInfantino

@inkwellheart Thank you for that!
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inkwellheart

@JimInfantino understandable. Glad I read it and have a digital and physical copy already.
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JimInfantino

Note to my followers: because of piracy concerns, I will be removing all but the first 10 chapters of The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond from Wattpad on February 2. I loved having it all up here, but I have to act because of worries about other websites sucking the content off of Wattpad to offer for money without permission or recompense. 
          
          If you were thinking of getting to it - there is now a time limit. It's also available for purchase at lots of places. Check https://wakefulwanderer.com for more information.
          
          I will also be offering it free for all Patrons at Patreon.com https://patreon.com/jiminfantino
          
          Thanks for all your reads and comments!
          - Jim

JimInfantino

@inkwellheart Thank you for that!
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inkwellheart

@JimInfantino understandable. Glad I read it and have a digital and physical copy already.
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JimInfantino

I'm torn.
          
          There is a Chinese website called soobook.com that is sucking complete books, Watty badges and all from Wattpad and charging people to read them with no distribution of money to or permission from the author.
          
          They don't have my work - yet, but I've seen some of my friends here get siphoned off. Legal repercussions are ineffective because they are in China. 
          
          I really love posting my work here for free reading in exchange for comments, but I'm thinking I should maybe take down complete works because it puts my intellectual property at risk.
          
          I'm curious to know what your thoughts are. Also checkout that site and warn your friends if their stuff is up there.

greggerguy

@JimInfantino Thanks, Jim. I had not heard about this.
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JimInfantino

Absolutely. Sadly, I think it's time to put a time limit on the full text of Wakeful Wanderer 1 and then limit it to 10 chapters plus a link to buy. That won't stop all the theft, but knowing there is at least 1 site out there just sucking material off of here makes me question the wisdom of leaving the whole thing up there.
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inkwellheart

@JimInfantino I feel like I actually saw an ad for this website here on Wattpad??? Weird. Unfortunately, there are sites everywhere trying profit off other people's work.
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JimInfantino

Hey Wattpadders,
          
          I have a request for advice. I'm considering going to KDP Select for my first novel. Have any of you published this way? I'm not sure, but I think that if I do that I would have to take off all but 10% of my novel from here and some other places. Do you know if that's true? Any thoughts?

JimInfantino

Update on this and advice to all authors - get to know the app Ulysses. Much better epub generation and the simplicity of the functionality is amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwC3bnCL9B8
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JimInfantino

Thank you all for the feedback. I'm going to go over the contract. It's up on Amazon anyway - I was just trying to use them to get around the terrible time I've been having wit Smashwords / formatting epub from Scrivener. I also wonder if it would give the book a boost. I will let you know what I find out. 
            
            I suppose my novel has had a good amount of time up on WP unabridged and maybe downgrading it to teaser 10% plus link would be okay, since it's had some reads already. I can always give WP readers a view of my current stuff.
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jeff_bond

@JimInfantino That's my understanding, too. I have 10% of my debut here, and it's going on sale KDP select 12/1.
            The grey area, I think, is if you have a draft version of a story up at Wattpad, which is significantly different from what you're selling through KDP. In that case, I believe you may be able to leave the WP version up in full and still do KDP -- certainly would be interested to hear from someone who knows for sure. 
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JimInfantino

Hey everybody.
          I'm back.
          The First book of the Wakeful Wanderer's series is published by me at Amazon. Thank you all for making it what it is. I'm working on book 2 and because I love this process, chapters are posted on my works page.
          In the meantime, I've started a new story called The Paradox Principle, which is a Space Travel short story, or maybe a novel. There are some different ideas about how we get to the stars in this and I'm posting them here. 
          I've just revised parts 1-3 and I think they are much better now. Check it out. https://www.wattpad.com/story/164610721-the-paradox-principle
          I've heard the Wattpad is working on some sort of author monetization, but if you want to subscribe to my works and support what I do, I've set up a Patreon account at https://www.patreon.com/jiminfantino

AmericanBruja

Congratulations!
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JimInfantino

Hey WattPadders - 
          
          My novel The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond is now out as Kindle, iTunes eBook, Nook, & other formats!
          
          It has a smashing foreword by Scott K. Andrews and many final edits not found here on WattPad. Also, the paperback is beautiful. If you enjoyed reading it here and know someone who is not a WattPadder, it might be a great recommendation as a summer read.
          
          You can find it on Amazon in Paperback and Kindle here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CT4Y7LJ 
          
          iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-wakeful-wanderers-guide-to-new-new-england-beyond/id1378091892?mt=11
          
          B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wakeful-wanderers-guide-to-new-new-england-beyond-jim-infantino/1128571372
          
          Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-wakeful-wanderer-s-guide-to-new-new-england-beyond
          
          Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/821712
          
          The official website of the series is here: https://wakefulwanderer.com
          
          I'm now working on Book 2 where we find out more about what happens to Barnabas, Nora, Marto & Helen. I have a few prototype chapters up on my page.
          
          Thanks so much for following me. Have a great summer.
          
          - Jim Infantino

JimInfantino

The final version of The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond will be published May 18, 2018, via Smashwords (pre-sale available now for $1 off on iBooks, Barnes & Noble and Kobo) as well as Amazon Kindle. The paperback is available now on Amazon. All links here https://wakefulwanderer.com - or do a search in any of the above for "wakeful wanderer" - I think I'm the only result. I will eventually update the Wattpad version to the final version, but I don't want to lose the position of all those great comments. Thank you so much for following, and I hope you enjoy the final product! - Jim

JimInfantino

woo hoo!
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inkwellheart

@JimInfantino came right up on Amazon. Ordered the paperback :)
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JimInfantino

@inkwellheart Let me know how it goes!
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