EelKat Wendy C Allen - zdark Fantasy Author

2018 April/May/June Update:

As you know, most of the year I publish 2 to 3 articles a day.

However, every year during convention season, I take a break from that to go full swing CosPlay.

From early April 2018 to late June 2018, article posting schedule will be sporadic, while CosPlay Season and Convention events are going full swing.

During this time period, you can expect most, possible all new articles to be focused on costume making, CosPlay, and the characters I'm CosPlaying.

UPDATE: It's now divided into 7 pages. The primary page "Meet Avallach" is now over 20,000 words long. At this rate, it'll cross 60,000 long before the costume is finished, and that's not including the other 5 pages. The primary page has now crossed 60,000 89,000 words and counting, the whole set of Avallac'h pages are now more than 200,000 words long, and more then 500 pictures of Avallac'h and his friends have now been uploaded on these pages, plus there are now 400+ hour-long videos f the costume making process as we record live, every second of this insanely elaborate, over the top CosPlay project.

As of May 19, just 29 days to PortCon we are embroidering his blue coat in a countdown against the clock to finish in time for the event, while we pray that The Dazzling Razzberry will be re-weilded back together and drivable in time for PortCon, after it's recent vandalism by Old Orchard Beach's ever growing Ku Klux Klan problem.

There will still be daily updates, but the BULK of the daily updates will be limited to the pages linked here:

  1. The Avallac'h CosPlay: Who is Avallac'h?
  2. Obsession: Meet Avallac'h
  3. [NSFW] Avallac'h & His Nude Women | Witcher 3 Game Screenshots
  4. Historical Accuracy vs Avallac'h (to go live later this summer)
  5. The Avallac'h CosPlay Costume Making Vlogs (will go live AFTER finishing the costume)
  6. How To Make The Avallac'h CosPlay (will go live AFTER PortCon)
  7. How Much Did It Cost? ($800+ will run to around $3,000) Budgeting The Avallac'h CosPlay (eing written as the costume is being made, will go live after completion of the costume)
  8. Why do children CosPlay rapists & rape victims? & WHY Avallac'h is a M18+ character. 
  9. PortConMaine 2018
  10. On Being a Handicapped CosPlayer: A Look At Events of PortConMaine 2017 That Resulted In 3 Disabled CosPlayers Getting hurt at The Convention and How These Things Could Have Been Avoided

After PortCon Update:

PortCon 2018 is over... but the making of the Avallac'h CosPlay is not. It is not possible to make a costume as detailed as I'm making in fewer then 400 hours, and only 129 hours went into the simplified first run version you saw at PortCon'18. The complete version will not be seen until PortCon'19

If you want to see this costume in person and watch it's progression onward as I continue to expand it... I'll be wearing it at the monthly Maine Association of CosPlay Enthusiasts (M.A.C.E.) events, throughout 2018 and 2019, you are welcome to join us. The list of current events can be found here: This list is updated monthly, so be sure to check back often to find all the dates, locations, and details of events.

Amazon book purchase did not result in revenue

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Amazon book purchase did not result in revenue #1374708  by Jim from 
 22 Jun 2017 14:32Recently a family member in another town purchased a book from the amazon affiliate link on my site.

For some reason, this did not register as a sale even though it was the Zweig book on the page. See

Prior to this, a non-book purchase after accessing Amazon through an affiliate link on my site produced no revenue.

Considering the success everyone seems to have with Amazon, I must be missing something. Prior to contacting Amazon, perhaps someone here can offer some insight.


Re: Amazon book purchase did not result in revenue

 #1374776  by Adriana (SBI for WP user from New Market) 
 23 Jun 2017 08:37

Amazon knows your family and friends (don't ask how, LOL, they just know) and won't give you credit for it.


Re: Amazon book purchase did not result in revenue

 #1374784  by Mary from 
 23 Jun 2017 09:27


Amazon knows your family and friends (don't ask how, LOL, they just know) and won't give you credit for it.

That's freaky. 



Amazon tracks your ISPN, matches it to the ISPN of your FaceBook account, and EVERYONE on your FaceBook account (both friends on your profile and followers on your fan page) are classified by Amazon as your "family". If any ISPN of anyone on your FB friends list buys something off Amazon, it will not be credited towards you.

Also, you can not write a review for any book written by a family member. Amazon automatically rejects/deletes any book review written by any ISPN that is a friend or follower on your FaceBok account.

It's a HUGE problem for us authors. I've got 9,000 readers of my novels on my FB... they usually buy my novels via clicking the links on my website to get to Amazon.

Each one of my novels sells around 7,000 copies... ALL to the 9,000 people on my FaceBook... meaning Amazon doesn't credit the affiliate sales to my books AND deletes every review that gets put on my books.

There's a mass amount of tens of thousands of authors who have been petitioning to get this changed... people always wonder why self-pubbed books struggle to get any reviews... this is why. Amazon makes in almost impossible for a self pubbed author to get either book reviews or affiliate income on their books. This algorithm system has been in pace since June 2015. They announced it at the time they did it, said it was supposed to prevent fake reviews and people gaming the system for affiliate accounts. Not sure how it does either of those things, but it's pretty good at punishing authors who are not buying fake reviews or gaming the affiliate system.

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