Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publishers

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Re: Strict Anti-Spam Rules: Important for authors and publis

Post by Fran » 06 May 2012, 16:05

caufee wrote:Would like to see posts listed by date. There are so many posts, but most of them are from last year or even older. How do we seek out the newest post people are reading and posting too?
Click on View New Posts at the top of the Forum Home screen & you will be presented only with posts submitted since your last visit.
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Post by episkopos » 22 Jun 2012, 12:38

I am not an author, but I hope to be one day soon. I've read the rules and it is well understood. We all need such guidelines otherwise this forum could easily become a store!

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Post by GenThomas » 03 Aug 2012, 07:23

Hi, I have had my account for a few days now (definitely more than three) and still cannot edit my information. What should I do?

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Post by Scott » 04 Aug 2012, 22:38

It wasn't three days at the time of your post. It has been now. Can you try again?
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Post by smatusak1 » 31 Aug 2012, 10:17

These rules make sense to me.

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Post by Elainegr9 » 01 Sep 2012, 14:58

Hello, I am a new member and this is the first time I seen restrictions like this and I actually love it. Everytime I go to some forum you wonder about the post and everyone posting. This makes me feel better about my membership with your site. Thanks for that.

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Post by DavidRhysWilliams1 » 27 Oct 2012, 14:07

New reader here....sounds like a wonderful idea all the way around. I'm looking forward to the interesting books that will soon be coming my way. Peace out.

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Post by Caron1 » 05 Nov 2012, 12:51

Hey,

Sorry to trouble you. I just finished uploading my book Silver Knight for review. During the process, I noticed a request link to plug in the ISBN. However, once I finished uploading, I could not seem to navigate back to the screen with the link. Can you help me out?

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Post by Scott » 14 Dec 2012, 18:49

Caron1 wrote:Hey,

Sorry to trouble you. I just finished uploading my book Silver Knight for review. During the process, I noticed a request link to plug in the ISBN. However, once I finished uploading, I could not seem to navigate back to the screen with the link. Can you help me out?

Thanks,
Caron
The link should have been emailed to you when you first submitted/activated your review request.
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Post by Caron1 » 15 Dec 2012, 06:39

Thanks, it was. ;)

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Post by Barbara Brown » 09 Jan 2013, 21:05

I have read and understand :)

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Post by GMJ Creative » 07 Feb 2013, 12:18

Hello Scott,
Thanks for these guidelines. On the quick reply page and below it says publishers cannot make a post about their own book, but on this page states you cannot post a link to the book. I do not wish to post a link to the book but would simply like to respond to comment made by the reviewer. Specifically one line was not printed in the book and I would like to let readers of the review know that this is has been corrected. Is a reply from a publisher permitted?

Thanks in advance for your response and for making this terrific site available.

Thanks,
Gillian

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Post by PoppaSouthpaw » 06 Mar 2013, 21:57

So excited to find your site, Scott. As a fledgling author I'm thrilled to post my book for a review. But imagine the 20 year timeline it took to get my book into print, to try to make it perfect, to find this site where a review could start the whole snowball rolling, to upload the book, add the description and the author's bio from my E-store, to reread what I had uploaded and discover ...... OH NO!!!! I left out one word in the author's bio, the simple word "THE."
MORTIFIED
....and right when I'm talking about how my parents read to me and I learned to "listen to flow of words."
How can I make such a dumb mistake.
I've been demoralized all day long thinking, "No one will want to read my book now."
What a dufus...
Oh well. Love this site though. Thanks for this wonderful gift to the writers and readers of our world.

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Post by DBR Books » 20 Mar 2013, 10:42

Hi there Scott, I am a new member and not sure I understand everything fully as yet. Do I wait 3 days then review a book I'm currently reading. Then I'm allowed to select a book from the list and review it? Please advise. Thanks

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Post by janeson » 24 Mar 2013, 11:25

does the online bookclub have africans novels?

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