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Author's 'Notice Board'

Post Number:#1 by Lakelander
» 26 Jul 2012, 03:07

The OLBC seems to have an ever growing number of published authors among its Members, which I think is just great. Is there a list anywhere of these authors and their books, so that readers might browse the Previews? Who knows, the OLBC could yet discover the next international best-seller among our ranks. Wouldn't that be a feather in our collective cap? Should there be a 'Notice Board' where authors can simply enter their titles together with the book's Pitch and Preview plus any existing Reviews, without in any way, blowing their own trumpet?
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Re: Author's 'Notice Board'

Post Number:#2 by Fran
» 26 Jul 2012, 05:39

Lakelander wrote:The OLBC seems to have an ever growing number of published authors among its Members, which I think is just great. Is there a list anywhere of these authors and their books, so that readers might browse the Previews? Who knows, the OLBC could yet discover the next international best-seller among our ranks. Wouldn't that be a feather in our collective cap? Should there be a 'Notice Board' where authors can simply enter their titles together with the book's Pitch and Preview plus any existing Reviews, without in any way, blowing their own trumpet?


Like that's going to happen :lol: :lol:
We already have a Request a Review option for new authors ... which Scott had done a considerable amount of work on & I'd suggest it more that adequately covers the requirement.
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Re: Author's 'Notice Board'

Post Number:#3 by Scott
» 26 Jul 2012, 11:48

To reiterate what Fran already said, this idea of a notice board is a good idea but seems to already be covered in a slightly differently organized way with the review system. In this way, we do not have to worry about authors spamming us with self-promotion, but we give them an even better chance of getting even better publicity for their book by having an honest review published by a third-party whose endorsement surely means more than the author's own endorsement of his own book. As the reviews start coming in, I will create an organized list of all the reviews of these independent books. All the authors who get reviewed in this way are members of the forum, even if they have not made a post.

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Re: Author's 'Notice Board'

Post Number:#4 by Lakelander
» 27 Jul 2012, 07:52

Thanks Scott, for your usual prompt and attentive response. I reckon an organised list of all the Reviews of OLBC Member's independantly published books, wiil be of great assistance and interest, to authors and readers alike. Together, we'll find that new best-seller, yet!
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