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Posted on 1 Jan 2013 21:15:35 GMT
Last edited by the author on 1 Jan 2013 21:16:52 GMT
monica says:
Well, I the writer of Xchatalan Unbound: Payback Time for Montezuma. It's the tale of a fierce yet strangely endearing tribal leader who lived long ago in southwesterly Mexico. You'll find it rivetting, as it's replete with endearingly fierce battles, full of fiercely strange philosophical asides, and has a bumper crop of endearingly strange secondary characters. And you'll miss your bus to work because reading the climactic account of the regional competition for the position of sacrifical victim will make you lose track of time. . . Hadn't intended to advertise but you lot brought it up and
one domino.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 20:48:54 GMT
gille liath says:
What we need is to keep bumping the thread so it stays at the top.

Oh - hang on...

Posted on 1 Jan 2013 13:30:38 GMT
I Readalot says:
Aztec has certainly been doing the rounds.

Posted on 1 Jan 2013 08:36:32 GMT
carocaro says:
Sou'Wester...I'm spamming...Happy New Year to you!

Sorry, silly humour. If you read Aztecwhatever...your own comments suggest your standard of written English isn't good enough for the readers of these echelons, whose knowledge of the mighty word, and rules of Amazon is sufficient to avoid spammers like you.
if your trust is so in your creativity and belief in stardom you should enter your creation to the national and international literary competitions held each year. Good let us know when long listed, short listed, or won.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 07:34:39 GMT
Sou'Wester says:
This just goes to prove how some so-called authors have absolutely no interest in or concern with the discussions they invade. Certainly won't be considering work by a writer who thinks it is appropriate behaviour to spam and self promote on the very thread where Amazon inform people that spamming and self promotion is not allowed!

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 03:02:59 GMT
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Posted on 5 Dec 2012 16:22:48 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Oct 2012 22:50:42 BDT
carocaro says:
With the wind that's been blowing around just lately I should go for a thicker winter model, protect the delicates;-)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 19:10:58 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Perish the thought, but my combinations are wearing a bit thin.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:50:51 BDT
carocaro says:
Oh Sou'Wester your not bending over and gone commando I hope. :)
I'm sitting reading Will's book and the innuendo and irony are wasted on the young. Totally loony hilarious and the sea too. Life is good though damn muddy underfoot.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:44:46 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Pleased to say it's sunny here as well, but there is a fairly cold wind. Don't know where it's coming from but I know where it's going ..........

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:22:52 BDT
Anita says:
Okay - I'm having a sunny day too. (No sea though)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:21:06 BDT
carocaro says:
I'm aware Anita that tact may have been the issue of the day both sides of the coin but time to lower hackles all round as life is too short. Too many lovely books to talk or bad to warn of. Or I could describe my view of blue sky white puffpuff clouds and green turquiose sea. A rare sight this year and I'm loving it. Hope Sou'Wester has same and no gales a blowing today. I'm having a hippy day. Hope your well Anita and forum frequenters. :)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:13:41 BDT
Anita says:
Nice of you, carocaro, but an order "I came for help so explain!" does *not* sound anything like nice, and that wasn't the worst. Stating one's importance and boasting about copies sold isn't either. Telling people: I posted my request elsewhere, go find yourselves and then help me, isn't something I'd call nice too.

And calling someone as polite as Sou'Wester some names I won't repeat, is an act worth as much sarkasm, as I'm able to conjure up. Sorry

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 13:04:48 BDT
carocaro says:
Anita et al. Try and be a little compassionate and leave things now. The way I see it is if someone (politely not so young) or savvy to amazon forums. Asked for help and he didn't know he was in the wrong place or that there is an MOA or what such initials stand for. Neither does the man know of OP old posts but asked for info thinking it would be mainly writers who frequent said forums. He knows nothing of the fly by posters from a handful of uncaring writers that tipped scales against all writers banning them to never never land of MOA. That writers who do chat on the fiction forum mainly don't mention their novels except if asked. Look back at the posts and they were not or do not read in so friendly a fashion. When attacked many a person attacks back and it got rather messy. He has left this thread now knowing its not the place and its time to leave it to its title isn't it instead of going on.
Whereever you are I'm having a peacemaker day. Don't want to offend and hope you have a sunny day. Now if you want to go pull at 50 sheep...a giggle any time. X

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 12:59:54 BDT
Anita says:
I Readalot - to your last remark: if you (hey, I don't mean *you*) want to show yourself as such, perhaps it is :)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Sep 2012 11:45:30 BDT
Anita says:
And you *still* remain polite, Sou'Wester, how do you manage that is beyond me.

To be honest, someone who just descends to the forum from the sky and pronounces proudly: there's ME, all do my bidding!!! - is worth to be ignored at best. What he said to you is just one final note, not a big surprise

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 22:27:00 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Well, clearly I was wrong in that earlier post, but only in calling for a more muted response to people who misuse this forum because they can't be bothered to check what a discussion is all about. I won't bring myself down to the level of replying in kind to Mr. J's post; nothing I say could more eloquently reveal his true personality than his own words.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2012 18:53:31 BDT
I Readalot says:
That is why we suggested that you went to the Meet Our Authors Forum, that is the place where you will get the advice you are looking for, this thread is not for authors Kindle or otherwise and therefore it is unlikely that any will notice your posts here. Several people have tried to explain how to navigate Amazons site and really it isn't that difficult. It also isn't a good idea to call someone an 'unutterable idiot' in these threads.

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 17:54:50 BDT
Sorry folks, but this is too much of a strain.
I'm gone, so drop it and pick on someone else.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2012 17:53:54 BDT
WHAT self promo?
I haven't even mentioned a title, and won';t, and the title name is a pseudonym. I just asked for help and advice, you unutterable idiot!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2012 17:48:50 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Sep 2012 17:50:23 BDT
Garscadden, not so helpful as writers and others who know about the subject - and in truth I was looking for a response from people who had experience of self publishing, particularly on Kindle - and as carocaro observes, I didn't receive any quarter from one or two - if I had replied in kind the whole thing would have descended into a free-for-all. Writers are readers too, but anyway enough of this. As I explained, and won't bother to explain again, I have no experience of discussion sites, and navigating the web isn't made easy by the way it is set up, so a site which was being used by writers, if for another purpose, seemed like a good idea. Most were helpful and understanding. I'm told the defensive and fairly aggressive reaction I got from some others is not unusual. Everyone's entitled to their opinion, yours truly included, but can we drop it now? I got lots of help, which was what I asked for.
Anyone who thinks I shouldn't have asked is welcome to do the other thing.

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 10:45:17 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Like so many forum users I'm sick and tired of self-pluggers, but I think responses to this activity need to be proportionate. Because Amazon themselves don't regularly take action against those who break their own rules, I can understand how a newcomer to these forums may think that self-promotion is permissible. In this recent case it's true that the self-promoter would have been better advised to check out the thread they were posting to, but it was a "first time offence" and I think a polite "caution" rather than full court appearance may have been more in order! If we are to attack those who misuse these facilities, I'd suggest we keep our ammunition dry for those who quite blatantly and persistently ignore the rules (thereby trying to gain an unfair advantage over fellow writers who actually have integrity), and even more so for those who try and con us with fake/sock-puppet posts and reviews.

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 08:52:34 BDT
i've made my share of mistakes but this one's pretty basic, posting for help over kindle/SP in a thread titles " important announcements from amazon"??? I'm with anita - its annoying. if i look in this trread i expect to see an announcement from amazon not a post from an author... i found it hard to find the MOA forum myslef (i've bookmarked it now ) as these aren't the easist forums to post on but looking through any other posts would give you one that would be more on topic and there's always lists of these at base and side bars once you open a post. or even - open your own post so you get replies tailored to what you need. And when asking for help at least be polite - no one HAS to respond and honey catches more flies that vinegar etc...
BTW I'm one of those "unhelpful" readers i guess.

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Sep 2012 04:43:11 BDT
Anita says:
Of course readers are unhelpful. All right, *I* am an extremely unhelpful reader. I always want to read a good book. And if it's rubbish, I scream rubbish, instead of patching the plot holes and inserting commas myself :)
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