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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 20:03:30 BDT
Anita says:
Would it not be interesting to sell Kindles and ban SP?

And - does Amazon have authority to not allow any given person to self-publish? :)

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 21:07:05 BDT
I suppose they do have the authority, at least to prevent people from self-publishing on Amazon. They wouldn't be able to prevent them publishing on, say, Smashwords, of course. They are like any vendor - they can choose not to carry a particular author's books if they so wish.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Apr 2013 21:41:10 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
I wish they would. If Amazon was more selective in the books it sold, then self-publishing might cease to be held in such low esteem because of the woeful standard of so much of the work spammed in these forums.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2013 20:29:13 BDT
So when every newspaper, most columnists and even cartoonists 'shamelessly self-promote' their stuff on Twitter, what's your view on that?

In reply to an earlier post on 3 May 2013 22:39:43 BDT
monica says:
On one hand I think that people who do so are exploitative and either greedy or egotistical or more likely both, and on the other I think that people who take seriously newspaper columnists and stuff on Twitter and who fall prey to the adverts either deserve what they get or get the sort of thing that doesn't challenge their rather sadly limited powers of comprehension . . .

Posted on 6 May 2013 10:14:35 BDT
B. Porter says:
Oh, dear - I've recently been needlessly vilified for having made an error and posted in the wrong thread. And even when I tried to apologize, the piranhas kept nibbling. So sad! I had thought to participate more in the forum discussions, as amazon suggested to me, but will have to think again. G'wan, vilifiers, that should make you crack open the champagne. Pop!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 10:40:24 BDT
Anita says:
Ah ah, unhappy spammer. You were advised - politely - to remove your self-promotional post. I quote myself: "So please remove your self-promotional post." Very piranha-ish, yep. Remind me next time to treat any pathetic spammer a bit less politely.

And yep, think again. I suppose all the people talking about various things here are already mourning about you and about the lost possibilty to discuss your precious book. Ahh, should I shed a tear? :)

Posted on 6 May 2013 10:55:38 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 11:08:33 BDT
Anita says:
This particular thread doesn't need bumping, Roy. As an official announcement it's always at the head of the forum

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 11:15:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2013 11:16:29 BDT
I Readalot says:
And it wasn't simply a case of posting in the wrong thread but starting one in the wrong forum, ho hum. It would really be better for the above to have accepted the rules and moved on rather than complain about the behaviour of forumites.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 11:20:23 BDT
Anita says:
Considering the mere fact that her self-promotional OP wasn't just downvoted out of sight, but deleted by Amazon, I suppose she's also complaining about the behaviour of Amazon :)

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 11:32:23 BDT
I Readalot says:
No doubt!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 14:15:46 BDT
TomC says:
Oh, the inhumanity!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2013 15:15:39 BDT
Marand says:
Cue case at the Court of Human Rights....

Posted on 6 May 2013 17:01:02 BDT
Over ruled, off with her head.

Posted on 9 May 2013 13:28:26 BDT
Sorry, I was looking for a serious discussion group. Looks like I wandered into a nursery playground by mistake.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 18:14:02 BDT
This isn't a discussion (or promotion thread). It's a sticky thread started by Amazon to impart information.

But there are *plenty* of serious (and not-so-serious) threads here; or you could start one of your own.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 18:24:18 BDT
carocaro says:
Marcus, interested in a read of a book i mentioned?

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 19:09:56 BDT
I don't think so Anita, this is no more than another breeding ground for the 'Half-wit Down Voting Club. looooooooooooooooooooooooooool

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 19:46:32 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 May 2013 19:49:46 BDT
gille liath says:
Oh? That would be a 'discussion group' where you take no notice of what's being discussed and post nonsensical comments about your sales, I suppose. Very literary.

The way this forum works is very simple really. People who really want to talk about books - other than the ones they've written themselves - get proper answers, as Marcus suggests. Those who talk rubbish get the same thing back.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:16:09 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:50:35 BDT
I Readalot says:
I believe that a lot of the down voting is done by people who don't actually contribute to the discussions. I don't take any notice of it anymore, there was a time when every comment I posted was immediately down voted and I know that a lot of posters have suffered from the same thing. Believe it or not there are a lot of times when people do agree with each other. There are discussions that go along quite happily until someone dumps a self-promo, usually the person concerned will apologise. say thanks for letting them know and all is forgotten, however sometimes they come back to complain about the injustice of it and that is when discussions are likely to get out of hand.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:52:51 BDT
Definitely!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:54:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 May 2013 20:56:04 BDT
gille liath says:
What are you here for then, clown?

If we start getting complaints from people who are not themselves incessant spammers: then, maybe, we'd need to worry. Or from people who are capable of understanding what the Reply To function does. But people like you appear to have nothing to say and nothing to contribute, other than to promote your utterly uninteresting selves.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 May 2013 20:55:16 BDT
carocaro says:
Marcus...if last comment is for me? Are you on GR's by chance?
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