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  1. Morning. On KU the author gets paid per page read rather than a total amount. The amount differs each month. If you like reading, KU is a great option.
  2. Agreed, I chuckled too, not in a mean way. Can I just say, in case he wants royalties, any similarities to persons living or... you know the rest.
  3. Forum friends - I've just published book number four and hoped you would help me spread the word. It's a romantic comedy set in the Isle of Man. ! When Helen walked out on Jack, she left him with three things: 1. The lease on a decrepit flat that fortunately only had a couple of months to run. 2. The lease on a failing coffee shop - that had ‘always been her dream’.3. Horace the cat. The client base on the once thriving shop was now threadbare. The salvation for Jack - and the shop - could be right in front of his very eyes; the beautiful and underappreciated shop assistant and friend, Emma. Her insistence that Jack cared about someone – other than himself – would bring him closer to those who were keeping his business alive; his elderly customers. A disgraced, ex-BBC presenter and a world record attempt would also be a key ingredient in the success of the Isle of Man’s only dating and social club for the elderly – The Lonely Heart Attack Club.
  4. Intersport just needs to find a niche. I'd imagine if it were a like for like then it would struggle, but there will be a place for the higher end stuff that I wouldn't go to SD for. As an example- probably a shit one - TX Maxx sell branded products but I really like going to Esquires in town for some brand name stuff and good customer service. If it finds it's niche, for example quality golf/cycling attire, I think there will still be a market for it's products and customer service.
  5. The police run towards incidents like this. Me, you and most would be running the other way. I have no problem with them getting a well deserved pat on the back.
  6. Time is certainly money according to that report. I'm in the wrong job
  7. Nice of them to give this free publicity. Shoddy journalism as the phone number is wrong; that's my mums number agency based in the Isle of Man charges £100 for 30 minutes of 'companionship'&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017
  8. Literally just got of their website and thought the same, not good
  9. Am I missing something? Customer has complaint against bank and they deem this worthy of front page news - does this merit front page coverage?'t miss this week's Manx Independent&sectionIs=NEWS&searchyear=2017
  10. Are there any suspension specialists on the IOM. I've a lowered t5 that needs the suspension updated. I don't think what was put on originally was the greatest, so looking for someone that really knows what they're doing. Recomendations greatly appreciated.
  11. It's not, ambulances don't use. Bus company were one of the main considerations for not using speed cushions, fuck knows why.
  12. Bought a car in the UK last year which was subsequently written off when we had the floods. I handed the keys back to the insurance company and waved her off; great little car it was. Took the replacement car to the Lake District for her first UK outing this week. Parked up in Keswick and saw a car that looked like the previous one Parked about 4 spaces away. It was back on its UK plate (the same one as when we brought her over) but definately our car) Bizarre. Wonder if the new owner knew it was a flood write off? Presume they dry em' out and sell them as a Cat C?
  13. Well done on the book. I think from memory the 100 is only if they pay you by cheque. If you set up bank transfer they pay you out each month even if it's significantly less than the 100. I never had a problem getting paid under a 100. Momentum is the biggest drain and trying to keep it going. I've tried all the different types of advertising but ultimately writing another one proved the most successful. People like one and then buy the next. A good cover and edited book were my early mistakes which I now pay more attention to. The little red graph is such a motivator! You may get dejected but just keep at it.
  14. Con Great plane
  15. I'll keep one of the several hundred sponsorship forms that go round work next to my front door at home. I'll Sign them up when they come knocking, see how they like it.