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Are there any people out there writing biographies of obscure people?


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Posted on 24 May 2013, 20:46:53 BST
Anita says:
I'm still asking Markus Neacey to reply.

People keep responding to your OP. Have you bought any of their books they are self-promoting here? Have you read, maybe liked any? As the original poster, you may want to share your opinion - ?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 21:11:25 BST
I Readalot says:
Has he forgotten all about it I wonder?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 21:47:35 BST
Anita says:
I'm pretty sure he has, but one can always hope for the contrary...

If people keep saying "Hi, Markus", "but Markus asked for that", et cetera, it would be nice of him to respond in some way... And if he moved somewhere else long ago, what then would be the excuse to spam on this particular thread?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 22:16:22 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 22:32:17 BST
Anita says:
Aggression against Markus???

So to ask - politely - please, reply, have you read any of those books is aggression?

Are you, lady, really stupid, or just pretend? Please, quote one single aggressive word against Markus. Interesting, how you manage to read archives, if you can't understand a couple of simple sentences?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 22:41:59 BST
Last edited by the author on 24 May 2013, 22:51:57 BST
I Readalot says:
We are not disputing that and as Anita says no one has said anything that could be construed as aggressive towards him but what is the point in addressing a post to someone who never replies? And the fact remains, self-promo (irrespective of the OP) is only allowed in the MOA.

Take a look at the threads that vanish due to customers clicking on the 'No' button, that should give an indication of how interested customers are in the comments.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 22:55:39 BST
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In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 23:03:57 BST
I believe Marcus has a life apart from this forum which may be why he has not responded to your remarks re 'when an author has wrirren a book.' He is a lovely person and I would imagine not very happy with the way this forum had become so aggressive. I think this is rather sad.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 23:07:29 BST
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013, 12:08:48 BST
I Readalot says:
I am actually a Mrs! How many times this is NOT the forum for self promotion, it is only allowed in the Meet Our Authors Forum, details of this can be found in the 'Important Announcement from Amazon'. I am not angry, just frustrated that people can't understand that simple fact.

I am also sure that Markus is aware of the MOA, and had it existed 3+ years ago would have posed this question there.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 23:17:08 BST
I agree

In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2013, 23:19:51 BST
Anita says:
Yeah, likewise Markus hasn't answered to that author, or any other author. I very much doubt if he reads all this spam directed at him, much less so the books pushed by this spam. So if he has life somewhere else, what's the point offering him your book, be it written or wrirren? You don't get any support from him, he (most likely) doesn't read your self-plugging posts, and you still justify yourselves by saying: "But Markus asked for that!"

Your logic is astounding.

And by the way, your friend's name is spelt "Markus", at least it's the OP's name, so out of some respect to a stranger I keep it that way

Posted on 24 May 2013, 23:53:25 BST
Dave Arthur says:
This is the most ridiculous forum I have ever looked at. I've rarely read such petty, infantile, carping, bitching and self-righteous moaning. The whole thing is a bad joke. I suggest you, and you know who I'm talking about, reread your inane posts, and perhaps see how crass they are. I further suggest that you get a life beyond this forum, or at this rate one of you will die of a heart attack. Unfortunately, I'm never going to look at this forum again, so any stupid, mindless, defenses of your appalling forum behaviour, and general nastiness, will be lost on me. Just chill out, give people a break, and worry about your own faults and problems before you start pointing fingers and laying down the law.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013, 00:28:12 BST
TomC says:
Missing you already ...

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013, 00:53:05 BST
Anita says:
Rest assured, he will come back, maybe he won't admit that, but surely will. The ones like him always do, at least to have a look if they succeeded to annoy anyone. :)

Sadly, not yet

Posted on 25 May 2013, 07:12:59 BST
I Readalot says:
One thing I do agree with, it has become a joke but that is because some people refuse to accept that this is not the place for self-promo. Most newbies say 'didn't realise, thanks for letting me know' it saves a lot of trouble. If no-one ever pointed out this simple fact then the threads would soon be full of spam, authors would end up being 'banned' from posting and think, 'why didn't someone warn me'.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013, 11:16:53 BST
Roy Chadwick says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2013, 13:08:36 BST
Anita says:
Roy - whatever. As you seem to read my posts selectively or to not understand them at all, there's little point replying. For picking at your typo - sorry.

Let me tell you just this: be that you or anyone else, every self-plugger will have to face the same music, until the tide of self-promotion subsides or Amazon cancels customers discussions whatsoever

Posted on 27 Jul 2013, 15:19:25 BST
Joan says:
I can't publicise my books on MOA because it refuses to recognise that I have an account with Amazon.co.uk, even though I have published two books and have bought many items. So where do I publicise my books given that it is notoriously difficult to sell E books? One book has three 5-stars from the UK and 1 from USA and one-2star and the other, just published has already got one 5-star. Any suggestions?

Posted on 31 Jul 2013, 10:12:46 BST
'There's No Such Word as Can't' by Louise Johnson. It has recommendations by Raymond Briggs and Virginia Ironside - it must be worth a try!
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