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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 21:46:47 GMT
I Readalot says:
MTM - The sample did intrigue me enough to want to know what happens next which is definitely a good sign. The spammers just don't seem to realise that we are all potential readers of their books and that jumping to the offensive and even insulting us for pointing them in the direction of the MOA is not the way to win friends and influence people.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 21:00:29 GMT
Marand, IReadalot, thank you. I've been reliably informed that my book's well written but I don't consider it great literature so don't expect too much. It's undergoing another proof read right now because I want to get it to Awesomeindies.net seal of approval status.

Looking at the idiots posting promos on here... I give up. I don't buy anything that's 'sold' to me, almost on principle and frankly, I don't blame you lot for feeling the same way.

Cheers

MTM

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 17:48:46 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 17:49:24 GMT
Marand says:
The thing is, Rachel, you are new to this forum. Had you endured the spam you might have a different view. People do get annoyed here and sometimes may seem to speak harshly. It is inappropriate though to accuse forumites of being rude and lacking manners when you yourself did not have the good manners to read the forum guidelines and have a quick look through the thread before posting. If you had bothered to read even the last half dozen posts you would have rapidly become aware of the point at issue.

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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 17:41:23 GMT
Marand says:
MTM if there were more authors like you I suspect forum users might be more open to investigating their books. I have gone in phases in terms of being active in the forums but even when I haven't been posting, I have been reading many threads. I have seen your contributions to discussions over a long period and I was aware that you were a writer but you don't promote willy-nilly. I am far more likely to take a look at a book by a forum contributor who does engage in discussion than I am to look at a fly by. As for the spammers, I won't buy their book even if the subject/type of book would otherwise appeal. So many authors are in effect asking for, in some cases demanding, respect but they have no respect for readers and are only interested in their own book(s).

I regret to say that I am not into sci-fi/fantasy and hence your book doesn't appeal to me but if you were writing in genres of interest to me then I would have taken a peek because there is more to you on these forums than just a promo. Perhaps if more SP writers adopted a similar approach we readers would be more open to their books and on it would roll to the benefit of everyone.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:53:27 GMT
I Readalot says:
Oh dear Anita, never mind I have now joined an illustrious group, if anything it made me giggle, not quite the desired effect I suspect.

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 14:46:51 GMT
Anita says:
Now you are a baddie, I Readalot.

One more spammer just banged the door. Ouch. Please, come back... not

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:41:36 GMT
Dear I have no manners. It is the first time i have looked at this part of amazon and it will be the last. I didn't know. Now I do. Perhaps some further education in manners may be appropriate for you and your future responses...

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:38:23 GMT
Anita says:
Someone is simply unable to post without hitting "reply to". As the OP is removed, gl's post, unfortunately, is the first. An obvious victim... I don't think spam was directed at gl personally

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:32:10 GMT
I Readalot says:
gille, and another one has addressed a post to you, unbelievable, can't they read?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:25:52 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:18:59 GMT
I Readalot says:
Rachel - This is not the place for self-promo. This very point has just been discussed and commented on in this very thread. For promo go to the MOA Forum and read 'The Important Announcement from Amazon'.

Why do we bother, do they eve come back to read subsequent posts, after all they never seem to read the earlier ones.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 14:13:58 GMT
I Readalot says:
MTM - You were one of the authors I had in mind when typing my last post! I actually downloaded a sample of your first book the other day, looks OK, I am a bit loaded down with reading at the moment but next time I am in the mood for a bit of fantasy ....

And there is another example of Spam just above, don't these people EVER read previous posts.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 13:41:05 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 13:19:55 GMT
gille liath says:
That's probably true, but it doesn't account for all these posts being addressed to me - just because, since the OP was deleted, it's the first post on the thread. I re-edited to make it clear (as I thought) that I'm not inviting people to tell me about their books, but it keeps happening. M R Roper can only have wilfully misunderstood it.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 13:16:43 GMT
Steven says:
OR WILL HERE IT BUT WILL DO IT ANYWAY> I've little doubt that most of the spammers know the rules full well but thought it might be worth a go anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 12:49:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 12:50:12 GMT
gille liath says:
This thread would form an interesting study of how people WILL NOT hear something which is psychologically unacceptable to them.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 12:48:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 12:51:03 GMT
gille liath says:
Eesh...what part of 'do not address your spam to me' is showing in interest in SP? :)

Honestly folks, I can't say it any plainer can I?

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 11:52:59 GMT
Last edited by the author on 27 Feb 2013 11:54:42 GMT
But you're not meant to post links to your book here, love. It SAYS in the rules. Even if they're really obscure and hard to find. OK, I give up. Clearly I'm an anomaly.

Cheers

MTM

Posted on 27 Feb 2013 07:50:38 GMT
PF says:
Amanda Hocking's "Switched" and the rest of the series.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 07:25:52 GMT
Steven says:
your post is a good attempt at turning people away from the 'self publishing mob' so well done.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Feb 2013 07:24:11 GMT
Steven says:
if her book is written to the same standard as her forum post I wouldn't go near it. you'd think if they are going to spam they would at least make sure their post was up to scratch.
I do think amazon should send an email to authors explaining what is and isn't allowed-- or change the name of the important anouncement thread to include some mention of self promotion in the title to make it stand out more.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 22:57:38 GMT
Marand says:
Nothing seems to work. Why do these people not get it?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 22:50:03 GMT
M. R. Roper says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 22:11:18 GMT
I Readalot says:
Still, with a double whammy maybe the message will get across. Maybe Amazon should start sending an automated email to authors when they put their book up for sale telling them what is and isn't allowed re self-promo. I know the Important Announcement is always there but how many of them actually read it. I know there are many authors who adhere to the rules and often they get as annoyed as the rest of us with all the spamming, sometimes more so as it can give a bad impression of all SP authors.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Feb 2013 22:08:29 GMT
gille liath says:
Gog and Magog strike again. :)
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