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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 7 Feb 2014 20:44:21 GMT
I Readalot says:
Seems that they just see the OP, and don't even consider reading any of the posts which to me is just rude, like barging in on a conversation when someone hasn't a clue what is being discussed. They also don't seem to pay attention to the date of the OP either, I mean this one was started over 3 years ago and I don't think the bod concerned has ever been back.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2014 19:36:41 GMT
Anita says:
Not to mention that this very page is full of other self-promotion and "please, don't self promote" posts. And the page before that. And before that.

What's the point of trying to read an author who can't see beyond one's nose, even if (unlikely event) the book were readable?

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2014 19:26:23 GMT
I Readalot says:
'Staggering' is the word. It also looks like the kind of book that will only be of interest to family and close friends. I have lived in a fair few houses (not to mention WRAC accommodation blocks) in different countries over the years but would never even consider publishing a book about it!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2014 10:27:31 GMT
Marand says:

Did you not even bother to cast an eye over the last half dozen posts on this thread? Obviously you didn't because if you had you would have seen posts explaining that authors are not permitted to post promos except in the designated 'Meet our Authors' forum. The truly staggering thing about self-published authors is their inability to read - which hardly augurs well for their writing abilities.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Feb 2014 07:44:39 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jan 2014 01:26:03 GMT
Marand says:
I saw that - if this is the level of intelligence you can be pretty certain the book will be without merit!

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2014 19:56:42 GMT
Anita says:
And the funniest part: she went to the Important Announcement thread and posted her apologies for promoting *the book* (book title) by herself (author's name).

It's either kind of shrewd, or (more likely) almost funny enough to be forgiven this one time :)

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jan 2014 19:46:52 GMT
I Readalot says:
You posted this on another thread and it was pointed out to you that self-promo is not allowed in this forum, it is only allowed in the Meet Our Authors Forum in fact. On this very thread only a couple of posts ago I replied to another individual who had posted a self-promo saying it is only allowed in the Meet .........

Posted on 21 Jan 2014 11:40:38 GMT
Penny Carr says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 18:57:32 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jan 2014 18:56:42 GMT
I Readalot says:
Rather a niche publication I would say. Just took a look and the PB - currently unavailable - is just as expensive as the HB which is unavailable.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2014 22:44:01 GMT
Marand says:
I doubt the promo will achieve much anyway - have you seen the price? £29.95!

Posted on 16 Jan 2014 09:20:16 GMT
I Readalot says:
Self-promo is not allowed in these threads, only in the Meet Our Authors Forum'. This point has been made several times in this thread, take a look at the last couple of pages. It is a good idea to read some of the posts in a thread before posting.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 22:39:20 GMT
Carole Hope says:
You could give my book a go - "Worshipper and Worshipped" by Carole Hope. This is a biography about an Irish Military Chaplain who served and died during WW1, which was 7 years in gestation, from the debut author first being inspired to research Fr William Doyle, SJ, Chaplain to the Forces, in 2006 through to publication on 11 November 2013. This publication is nothing to do with the centenary and everything to do with bringing the life of this remarkable man to the attention of a 21st century audience. The book is based on the informative, entertaining and engaging letters Fr Doyle sent home from the Western Front between arriving in February 1916 until his death in the front lines on 16th August 1917. In between times he was awarded the Military Cross and on his death he was recommended for the Victoria Cross which, viewed controversially by his peers, was not awarded. The biography covers Willie Doyle's early life, but the bulk of it deals with his service as a military chaplain with battalions of the Royal Irish Fusiliers and Royal Dublin Fusiliers. The author has transcribed 89,000 words from Willie Doyle's letters and set them into context by cross referencing them to the contents of the battalion war diaries and memoirs etc. of contemporaries. It is a big book, but the subject is epic on so many levels.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 09:38:04 GMT
Dan Fante says:
Goodbye again.

Posted on 9 Jan 2014 18:11:24 GMT
Readalot, you are rational.Thank you for your kind words. All the best to you.

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014 17:39:12 GMT
I Readalot says:
I saw your post as a joke but obviously not everyone did and it definitely wasn't offensive. I thought the original thread as a novel post was but not knowing the poster couldn't be 100% certain!

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014 16:48:59 GMT
Anita says:
Actually I did see "the thread as a novel" as a joke and replied with another joke (at least it was meant as a joke). I did think for a second it would be funny (and considering the quality of some self-published books, not even so bad :) ). Never in the world I thought anyone could see it as offensive...

Hardly much can be added to that, except ahh well...

In reply to an earlier post on 9 Jan 2014 10:42:20 GMT
I Readalot says:
Don't get that many of them nowadays. She seemed to get upset because Anita didn't appear to see the comment about this thread being published as a novel as a joke. Fact is it could have been meant seriously, when all you have to go by is words on a page it is sometimes hard to tell. Okay, if you, Anita, or several other posters had said the same thing I would have known it was meant as a joke but only because you have been posting here for a fair amount of time. Same in the real world really, it can take a while to 'get' someone's sense of humour.

Posted on 9 Jan 2014 09:43:45 GMT
Last edited by the author on 9 Jan 2014 09:51:07 GMT
Dan Fante says:
I hate long goodbyes.
That said, I love a good hissy fit.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 19:00:12 GMT
I Readalot says:
Pretty much! To be honest we (as in you, me, Anita and Dan) are part of a relatively small group of posters who have helped to keep these discussion forums alive. This particular thread should really have died long ago, in fact it has, several times only to be revived by someone plugging their book. We know how bad the forums were before the MOA with self-promo being banned in all other threads, not to mention just how many regulars gave up because they were fed up with all the threads being taken over by promo.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 17:30:06 GMT
TomC says:
It's like those old stage acts, isn't it? "Now, ladies and gentlemen, for his positively final appearance ..."

Until the next one.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 17:19:05 GMT
Anita says:
J. Gerstenblatt says:
I'm done with this.

I almost said "hopefully"

Wasn't true, though. Guess who's is next post :)

I just wonder, if "Adios" means "I have another 25 tantrums to throw" or maybe not - ?

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 17:01:27 GMT
Yeah. You lost, you are defeated.

Just show me where I have ever been rude. You keep telling yourself
you are all wonderful.


In reply to an earlier post on 8 Jan 2014 16:56:33 GMT
No, I have not "added" to the discussion of books.

How is it possible to discuss books in an environment continually poisoned
by meanness and pettiness.

As an example, take a look at your post that refers to a naive writer as
'Just another bad scribbler.' Was that necessary?

At least, I didn't And don't make a sport of insulting others every chance you get.

So, in fact, if I can point out inappropriate remarks on this thread and should they cease (which I doubt) -- I have added a lot to the quality or these discussions. What's the point in discussing books when you can't even be civil.

Moreover, I bit my lip for a long time and said nothing, hoping it was an isolated case here and there. But, when I looked at the thread more closely, I saw how many other people are fed up with the likes of you.

Is it your hobby to correct people or a full-time job?

I'm done with this.
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