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want to move away from the celebrity auto/biography- ideas please


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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2013 16:59:06 BDT
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Posted on 2 Oct 2013 13:35:42 BDT
maggie says:
I am reading the following book at the moment 'The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz'

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2013 13:26:12 BDT
enjoy!

Posted on 4 Oct 2013 11:16:44 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2013 12:11:00 BDT
maggie says:
I am, I can't put it down, I can't believe what another human being did to another. I think this book should be read in schools.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2013 12:38:23 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2013 15:57:35 BDT
TomC says:
Rebecca Parker

Please do not use these discussion forums to promote your own book. It is both unwelcome and against Amazon rules. From the "Important Announcement from Amazon":

"Starting on December 15, 2011, all "shameless self-promotion" activity will be limited to the `Meet Our Authors' community."

Put your spam in the "Meet Our Authors" forum. That's what it's for.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 23:24:44 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 23:42:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 26 Nov 2013 23:43:06 GMT
TomC says:
David C Pike
Ellie Pike

Please do not use these discussion forums to promote your own book or one with which you are associated. It is both unwelcome and against Amazon rules. From the "Important Announcement from Amazon":

"Starting on December 15, 2011, all "shameless self-promotion" activity will be limited to the `Meet Our Authors' community."

Put your spam in the "Meet Our Authors" forum. That's what it's for.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Nov 2013 02:10:01 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Nov 2013 02:14:55 GMT
nameinuse says:
I liked Dave Eggers A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

It's a very funny book, narcississtic hipster self-indulgence, yes, but funny....so it's nearly but not quite forgiveable.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Dec 2013 10:50:42 GMT
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Posted on 4 Dec 2013 18:00:41 GMT
Mr A J Sale says:
Whether this is helpful depends on your definition of celebrity ... Roald's Dahl's biography by Donald Sturrock is an excellent read. Stuart a life backwards by Alexander Masters is a book on my "to read" list because I have heard enough excerpts from it on Radio 4 to be intrigued. I am also interested in reading a biography about Arthur Ransome (of Swallows and Amazons fame) look him up on Wikipedia and you will find the bare bones of his life more interesting that you expect ...

Posted on 5 Dec 2013 10:35:43 GMT
Read your message advertising your recently published autobiography and wondered how you could advertise on this link. As a writer myself, and having done what you did, I was told I was contravening Amazon rules? Please explain...

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Dec 2013 11:41:11 GMT
Dan Fante says:
There's a meet the authors forum for advertising your own works.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2013 19:59:02 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 00:26:56 GMT
TomC says:
Robert J. Franks

Please do not use these discussion forums to promote your own book. It is both unwelcome and against Amazon rules. From the "Important Announcement from Amazon":

"Starting on December 15, 2011, all "shameless self-promotion" activity will be limited to the `Meet Our Authors' community."

Put your spam in the "Meet Our Authors" forum. That's what it's for.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/meet%20our%20authors

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 04:37:27 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 08:19:01 GMT
donegalgirl says:
The problem is very simple - Amazon's rules prohibit promotion by anyone with a financial interest in the item being promoted. As Tom has pointed out, there is a separate forum where authors can plug as much as they like. Tom isn't being petty either - Amazon banned promotion except in the Meet our Authors forum because the general forums were over-run with self-published authors touting their books at every opportunity. Readers left those forums in droves. Amazon is more interested in readers (aka buyers) who will probably buy more books in a year than an SP author will sell in ten years - simple economics.

What does surprise me is that, despite apparently being a New Yorker, and therefore I would assume a user of Amazon.com, you aren't aware of the ban on self-promotion and the reasons for it. The US got the ban first. This leads me to conclude you are either not a New Yorker, or that you are such but you are a self-published writer with an axe to grind.

Your comment is almost as funny as one of the the "reviews" of the book that was being promoted - a five star review posted by someone who admits he hasn't read the book! Priceless! It is this sort of stupidity that puts readers backs up.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 09:34:28 GMT
Anita says:
Hmmm... so what does not coincide with your wishes is "self righteousness" and "pettiness"?

Say, my problem is that the multitude of self-pluggers have chased a lot of people away from these forums, almost no good recommendations anymore, and thanks to your likes Amazon has made these forums a lot more difficult to find.

You think annoying potential readers would help to boost your sales? It won't

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 11:26:23 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Dec 2013 11:48:33 GMT
I Readalot says:
Have to give them time to get used to it, I mean the ban has only been in force on .co.uk for (almost) 2 years :) Rather odd that someone I have never seen before on any other threads suddenly appears to have a go at Tom C's post.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2013 11:05:16 GMT
I would try reading 'Pathwey' a journey in the life of..., its a short read, 138 pages which is not a lot really, it an autobiography written by me, it's about my life journey which had many twist and turns, but with a thread of hope, I overcame them. I have kidney failure, a blood disorder and a malfunctioning liver - life as thrown a lot at me but I am still hear to tell the story. Give it a go and let me know what you think? Pathwey

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2013 11:15:55 GMT
I'm really sorry I just posted about Pathwey and I didn't know that I was breaking a rule,, I'm new at this and having dyslexia, don't process information very quickly. Sorry please ignore my posting. I will go to the Meet our authors community :-)

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 14:24:58 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 15:24:50 GMT
Anita says:
I must to say that this must to read book I feel I must to avoid. Sorry.

I also must to say that authors must not to push their must to read books on this must to be self-promotion-free forum.

I must to ask though if this real must to read is written in as bad English as this post

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2013 17:18:28 GMT
I Readalot says:
Here's a novel idea Jack and Mandy, read some of the previous posts in a thread before posting, you might learn something like, oh I don't know, self-promo is not allowed!
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