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IF Amazon Thinks They Only Have 1,000 Fake Reviewers They Are Definitely ‘Under The Influence’ At Work!

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This is a BIG joke on the part of Amazon, just in the same way that most of us, who actually do real business on the site, know that at least 50% of the reviews are a JOKE.

They are out-and-out BOGUS and Amazon has ENCOURAGED that for decades.

There were people in the U.S. writing reviews for the Sony RX10 II, that they claimed that they had bought from Amazon, 8 weeks BEFORE the camera started shipping in the U.S.!

I have review on some of my books from people who I know, just from what the review says, never saw the book let alone bought it.

Amazon, and here I speak as one who has MORE of a monetary stake in Amazon (in terms of the number of shares I own) that in any other ‘thing’ (including our (very modest) house) in the World. Yes, I am a genuine stakeholder. I want Amazon to do well. But on this issue I know that Amazon will always be disingenuous and even duplicitous. They WANT reviews — more stars the better. They EVENTUALLY published my 1-star review against the Sony a77 Mk II, but only after 72 hours when my 4- and 5-star reviews get published in seconds!

I do plan to attend the next shareholder meeting, in Seattle, in person. My main goal is to address the issue of Kindle books and the widespread misconception that you need a Kindle to read a Kindle eBook. That drives me nuts. Amazon share are going gangbusters. But the share price does not reflect quite a few things that are drastically wrong with this company — their encouragement of bogus reviews high on that list.


‘Klittra’ — A Brilliant, Evocative, ‘Rolls of the Tongue’ Word From Sweden.

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>> “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” paperback.
>>Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia”
 eBook.
>> What came first …

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Rejoice!

This as I say in my post could end by being Sweden’s biggest and best contribution to humankind — surpassing Abba.
(Did YOU know that ‘Abba’, the word, comes from the Bible?).


Check out the post with articles and videos on my
orgasms101.net‘ blog.

This blog, now with 65 posts, is finally taking off. Thanks.

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“Orgasms 101” Blog To Go With The “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Book.

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>> “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” paperback.
>> “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia”
 eBook.
>> What came first …
>> Orgasm a Day’ target tables.
>> Tefina … female orgasms.
>> Pope Francis does not mention sex

>> I could have done orgasm presentation at UNH.

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That there would be a blog to go with the “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” book was a given. Deanna asked me about it as soon as she heard about the book, and I didn’t tell her about the book until I had written it. She went: “So where is the blog?”

Actually this is the 2nd blog!

I worked diligently, doing a minimum of 2 posts a day, for 30 days, during the month it took to have the book proofed. I ended up with 67 posts and over 2,500 hits. But, I did NOT, in the end, like that blog. Why? It was NOT a WordPress blog. I had, foolishly, thought that I should give another ‘platform’ a try. Wrong and bad move. Made me realize how much I love WordPress and how dependent I am on WordPress. So, rather uncharacteristically, I decided to let that blog atrophy and start a NEW WordPress blog. I started on orgasms101.net on May 4, 2015 — but I couldn’t devote much time to it because I was working on the paperback edition of the book and had some interruptions, such as when we went to Philadelphia to pickup the Jaguar XJ8.

Well, I am giving it as much time as I can. I have started work on my next book, about Pope Francis’ historic September 2015 visit to the U.S.

So I have to carefully divide up my time between this blog, the pope book and the orgasms blog.

Yes, it is rather cool, to be able to transition, within minutes from working on a pope book to blogging about orgasms. SMILE. Yes, I am blessed.

Once I really get going I plan to blog on orgasms daily.

It will be, I hope, a fun, informative, educational and entertaining blog that will cover anything and all things to do with human orgasms.

Please bookmark this ‘orgsms 101’ blog and visit it, at least ONCE, daily.
Trust me it will be good for YOU.

So far I have only managed to do 39 posts. Here they are in reverse chronological order. ENJOY.


Click title to directly access any of these posts:

40. ‘Orgasmic Meditation’ — Not Like Any Other Meditation I Have Ever Encountered.
39. “Miracle Orgasms in a Can” — At Amazon For $5.82, And It Includes 6 Orgasms.
38. What Has Happened To The 2015 Masturbate-a-thons?
37. Orgasms And Sneezing — The Connection.
36. The Length Of A Male Orgasm — Bustle Delves In As Does ‘Orgasm 101 Book’.
35. 12 Reasons Females Fake Orgasms — Per ‘Bustle’.
34. 13 Different Types Of Female Orgasms?
33. Vibrating Female Condom Boasts 100% Orgasm Success Rate.
32. Naughty, Very British, Orgasm In Public Prank (YouTube Video).
31. 10 Men Explain What A Male Orgasm Really Feels Like.
30. 5 Commonest Reasons Why Women Are NOT Having The Orgasms They Want.
29. Dr. Nerdlove Tackles “My Girlfriend Can’t Have An Orgasm”.
28. “How I Learned To Orgasm” Story, Involving Pool Noodle, On Yahoo Health.
27. American Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Tells ‘Cosmo’ That She Demands An Orgasm Each & Every Time.
26. Clinical Anatomy Of The G-spot — Latest Scientific Findings.
25. “Truth about orgasm EXPLAINED!” — From The ‘Times of India’.
24. Sex Toy Vending Machines For Bars & Clubs — Debuts In Philadelphia.
23. “The Gift of Pleasure” — Website & Twitter Channel Devoted To Deserved Pleasure & Sexual Fulfillment.
22. Sex At 7 am In The Morning, Thanks To A Surge In Hormones, Facilitates Orgasms.
21. 4 Sex Toys From ‘Babeland’ That Will Make Orgasms Better — YouTube Video.
20. British Movie ‘Hysteria’ (2011), Re. Invention Of The Electric Vibrator, Is By And Large Factual.
19. “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Now Available As A Paperback From Amazon (Worldwide).
18. “Je T’aime, …Moi Non Plus” By Serge Gainsbourg, ‘The Climax’ Song From The 1980s — Most Orgasmic Hit Song Ever?
17. New Research Claiming That The Female Libido Fizzles At 41 Hard To Stomach.
16. ‘Polegasm’ — An Orgasm Induced By Using A Pole Or Rope.
15. Daily Orgasms Markedly Reduce Risk Of Prostate Cancer — Official.
14. ‘Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia’ Book Dedicated To The “Orchid Project” For Their Efforts To Help Women.
13. The 2015 LELO Global Sex Survey, A Major Source Of Data On Orgasms, Now Under Way.
12. ‘Dame Products’ — An All Female Take At The Orgasmic Needs Of Couples.
11. Women Who Can Be Allergic To Semen.
10. Sex, 15 Times A Day — So Says Egyptian ‘Superman’ With 3 Wives.
9. The Female Orgasm Explained By Men — Using Pictures, A YouTube Video.
8. Huffington Posts Advocates Benefits Of Morning Orgasms For Women.
7. 
Force Factor Test X180 IGNITE, Testosterone Booster, At GNC.
6. Tefina, A Testosterone Nasal Gel, By Trimel, To Facilitate Female Orgasms — Phase II Study Results.
5. Funny People Have More Orgasms” — Huffington Post Headline.
4. “3 Years Since An Orgasm” — Advice To Distraught Female By Pamela Stephenson Connolly In The U.K. “The Guardian”.
3. Hedy Lamarr Orgasmic Scene In 1933 ‘Ecstasy’ — The First In A Non-Pornographic Movie.
2. How Do Men Fake An Orgasm?
1. “Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” Book by Anura Guruge — An Adjunct To & Inspiration For This Blog.


Calling ALL Kindle Authors & Amazon Shareholders — Amazon Selling US SHORT!

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It happened again!

Somebody sent me an e-mail saying they can’t read (download)
a Kindle eBook BECAUSE they don’t have a DAMN Kindle.

You do NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT,
and I repeat AGAIN,
DO NOT,
need a damn blasted Kindle
to read Kindle eBooks.

You can read Kindle eBooks just about with anything
as long as you have a working Web Browser.

Kindle Cloud (Bloody) Reader.

That is all you need.

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Amazon is doing us Kindle authors and Amazon shareholders (and yes, I am a shareholder) an IMMENSE disservice BY not publicizing that Kindle eBooks are NO dependent on Kindle devices.

Yes, we all know that Amazon would like to sell more Kindle devices.

Well I would like to sell some more books.

Kindle devices are not going anywhere. Amazon will do us ALL a huge favor if they scrap the damn Kindle devices and just keep the books.

Amazon has a HUGE advertising budget. They should use it to PROMOTE the Kindle Cloud Reader.

Simple. I might actually attend the next AGM to stand up and say this.


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GREAT ad. by ebookfriendly.com. This is what we need promoted.



“Orgasms: 101 Facts & Trivia” — Now Also Available As A Paperback From Amazon (Worldwide).

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 eBook.
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 What came first …
>> Orgasm a Day‘ target tables.
>> Tefina … female orgasms.
>>
Pope Francis does not mention sex
>> I could have done orgasm presentation at UNH
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While I appreciate that eBooks are what counts these days, I still do not feel right or complete about a book UNTIL I have it in paperback. It is always a great relief to have the paperback done.

Typically given that the formatting is more involved I normally first do the paperback version and then convert it to Kindle eBook format. With the orgasm book I did it the other way around. First did the Kindle edition and then formatted it for print. Fair amount of work and you also have to do an index — which you don’t need with an eBook since every word is electronically searchable. I made sure that the orgasm Kindle edition was published before we went to Canyon de Chelly. I did NOT want that hanging over my head while we were in Arizona. However, I knew, that I still had the paperback to do. During the 1,300 miles of driving I did in AZ I did some of the formatting in my head! Visualization. I do that with as many things as I can. YOU should try it. The visualization helps me do things quicker because I already have the mental picture of what needs to be done.

I submitted the files to CreateSpace on Memorial Day before we set off on the Mount Major hike. I didn’t tell Deanna or the kids that I had done so. I just wanted THAT off my sholders too. Just told them I had some stuff to finish on the book before we could go. They understand. They know my need to work on my books on a daily basis.

The book was ready, WITHOUT a hitch, this morning. It on Amazon within 30 minutes of me approving the proof! Wow.

Amazon is GOOD to me.

That this book came in at 192 pages — exactly the same as my ‘Popes: 101 Facts & Trivia‘ blew me away.

Never even TRIED to keep the lengths close — though I was HOPING that the ‘Orgasms 101‘ would come in under 200.

The payout of the two books are very different, with the ‘Orgasms 101‘, unlike any of the other four ‘101 books‘, split into 3 Parts — Part A: The Highlights, Part B: The Details & Part C: The References. Plus, as I said earlier, I did the Kindle version first and the page sizes are very different. That they both are 192 pages amused me and actually made my life a TAD easier. Exactly the same cover size!

Anyway, I am happy. After I have my brunch, and watch a few overs of the Pakistan vs. Zimbabwe 2nd T20, I will start working on my NEXT book. This one is not on orgasms. The next orgasm book will have to wait until next year. Back to popes again — to the amusement of Deanna. Well Francis is coming the U.S. and UNLESS I cover it it won’t seem real!


Kindle eBooks: Heads Up, Automatic Book Update Notifications & Downloads Not Working.



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Given my propensity for typos I update all my books (e- & print) quite frequently. Being able to update freely is one of the big draws of eBooks.

Given that I have updated all my comet books in the last week, I noticed that I had not received any e-mails notifying me of the updates! Just to make sure that the books looks halfway decent on mobile device I always buy a copy of the book and have it downloaded into one of our Google Nexus 7 (Android) Pads. This way I get to see what customers get to see.

So I contacted Kindle support last night. They know me. We ‘chat’ often. They responded this morning. Yes, they are having issues BUT are working on fixing them — though they don’t have a timescale.

They are willing to manually e-mail all those that have bought my ebooks! That is pretty impressive — though in my case we are not talking thousands of sales.

So just a heads up since this is a topic that is not adequately covered on the Web. Thanks.

I Am Trying To Raise $600 Through ‘Kickstarter’ To Get Comet ISON Book Professionally Edited, Made iPhone/iPad Compliant & Printed.

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Click to access 'Kickstarter.com'. You will have to register and logon. It is free.

Click to access ‘Kickstarter.com’. You will have to register and logon. It is free.


Kickstarter.com is the group funding site for creative projects
– like book publishing.

This is my first attempt at trying to use them. No idea if it will work.
If it doesn’t, nothing lost, nothing gained. Status quo will prevail with the book.


People seem to like the book and I have got 5 reviews so far — and they are all legit. I have never believed in either trying to post my own bogus reviews, get family to do so or pay people to leave favorable reviews. Such deception is bound to backfire. A book has to stand on its own feet. Most of the reviews I have got for my books have the Amazon ‘Real Name’ badge — meaning that Amazon certifies that that is the name on the credit card that that person used to buy things from Amazon. That badge tells you that the person is real and can be tracked down.

So, I had this 4-star review earlier this week:

Click to access the comments at Amazon.


It is a nice review and I appreciate it.

Yes, I know that there are typos.

I said that up front in the book description and Preface:

Click to access.

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I do not make any money on these books. I write them for the satisfaction of writing.

I spent a lot of money hiring editors to proof my ‘The Next Pope‘ book — and I was ripped off. Two of them just took my money. There was a typo in the first sentence of the book that they did not spot. I ended up having to hire another set for more money. So, I am done with that game.

But, if I can raise money via kickstarter I will hire an editor.

I also would like to have the book available for iPhones & iPads. And here is where the sheer stupidity of eBooks goes beyond the pale. There are multiple, incompatible eBook ‘standards’! The Kindle eBook standard is not compatible with what Apple, Barnes & Noble and others use! It is so stupid.

Amazon as ever is VERY CLEVER. They have the most lenient of standards! Plus their automated eBook converter compensates for any deviations you might have. Bottom line, Amazon makes it very easy to publish on Kindle. Not so the others. Hence why I just publish on Kindle. I don’t have the patience to struggle with the arcaneness of the other systems. But, in the case of this book I probably should. There are folks who will guarantee Apple iStore listing for about $175. In the scheme of things that would be the best path for me. So that is another reason to try and raise this money.

So for $60 you can have your name listed on all editions of the book as somebody who helped make the book possible.

I am willing to dedicate the book to ONE OF YOU for $600.

Ironically this is my new problem. I am running out of folks to dedicate my books! The kids and Deanna have had multiple dedications. I dedicated the last book to the dogs. That is kind of getting desperate. So, IF you ever wanted a book dedicated to you … just ask. I have a few more books in the pipeline. So plenty of options.

Thanks.

“The Last 10 Conclaves: 2013 to 1903” Available For $0.99, “Last 9 Conclaves” FREE From May 10 to 13, 2013.

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A full update, refresh and augmentation to ‘The Last 9 Conclaves‘ I published during the sede vacante. Here is the TOC. 152 Kindle pages. Available all platforms: PC, Mac, iPhones, iPads, Andoroids …

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FREE, yes gratis, for 3 days, May 10 to May 13, 2013 from Amazon.

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Click to get FREE Kindle reading APP from Amazon for whatever device you have whether it be iAnything, PC, Android, Palm etc. etc.

Click to get FREE Kindle reading APP from Amazon for whatever device you have whether it be iAnything, PC, Android, Palm etc. etc.