"I checked the rules before contacting Amazon, and there is 1 exception to the rule if a certain category called "Amazon Verified Purchase" is checked and the review isn't of a purchase product it violates their rules for posting. He…"
" Sorry, Judith, but I discovered that so-called Amazon purchase rule to be false. Amazon allowed a negative review of one my books to be posted when the person's review was rejected from Barnes & Noble due to language. He even…"
"To begin with, the necessity for reviews can become a vicious cycle, especially if one feels "desperate" as you say. When my 1st YA fantasy was published, I followed the advice of my publisher and hired a publicist, and she arranged a…"
"From my experience dealing with agents and publishers, once a book is "published" it's considered "dead" in terms of traditional - unless it goes best-seller like Locke and Hocking. It needs to capture the attention of…"
"Celine, I think the reason is simple to explain the difference. When a person buys a book, they are 'invested' in it from the start. This makes them more likely to read, comment and pass the book to others because it has 'value'.…"
"Kelley, I've done a few giveaways before, and had upwards of 900 entries, but stopped doing them. Yes, one of the reasons is what the post is about, but there are other reasons also. The main reason being - giveaways do not generate the…"
"Hi Shawn, thanks for adding me! I am a new SheWrites member, I searched for other historical fiction writers to add as friends since I am starting work on my very first historical fiction novel. Looking forward digging into all the great stuff going…"
"Kirkus charges upwards of $500 to review a self-published book. Not exactly a good investment considering how many book sales it would take to recoup the expense. Nor have I heard from anyone who got a Kirkus review that it dramatically increased…"
"Omniscient POV is a a time-tested style. I'm a former screenwriter turned fiction author, so I use omniscient in cinematic flow, and never had a editor tell me that about my books. If you make distinct breaks between characters, scene and…"
"My 1st book was in pre-release in late 2009 with the official release Jan. 2010, and I've never opted into Select. Instead of worrying about internet sales or Amazon rankings or the fluidity of the online market, I take my paperback books to my…"
Shawn, just saw your post on the "Show Me Your Novel" thread in the novelist group. Congrats! And can you please post about it in the "Our Published Novels" thread instead. The Show Me thread is for chatting about WIPs (without jpegs); the Our Published for works already out there. Thanks!
Hi Shawn, thanks for adding me! I am a new SheWrites member, I searched for other historical fiction writers to add as friends since I am starting work on my very first historical fiction novel. Looking forward digging into all the great stuff going on here on the site, I'm so glad I found it! :)
Shawn, with apologies, the novelist group intro at the top says please do not post big images on the wall, and asks that folks put discreetly sized covers in the "Our Published Novels" thread. I've taken your post down but would be happy to have you share the news without the large cover jpeg.
Your in line for the Wednesday October-12th guestblogger spot on my blog-let me know if you are still up for it ASAP please. We had a big problem last week with people not confirming and needing to get a fill in last minute. So Im telling people a couple weeks ahead now so that doesn't happen again.
Your question should you decide to accept is- What was the biggest adjustment your family had to make with you being a writer and why?
You can of course title it what oyu like if you could somehow incorporate the question that would be great and also is it alright if I use your profile pic in here with your piece?
Please confirm with me one way or the other at firstname.lastname@example.org this is also the address you will have to send the post once done as I will have to paste it into the stupid blog myself since blogger is uncooperative with people.
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I hope you've seen how much some of the other members of the group enjoyed your essay. I was hoping they'd leave you a comment, sort of like a fan letter--everyone can use one…"
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Yes, a fancy lunch in Charleston someday! I read your Amazon bio--we were both raised in Michigan. I bet we'd have loads to talk about during that lunch. (I spent some of my childhood in Louisiana and the music of the southern speech…"