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svrkevi

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:00 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I understand what you're saying, but I still click "Like It" just to help another author out. It only takes about 2 secs to do it anyways lol:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NDGHIG
bse173

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 3:56 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Writers read don't they?
Grab yourself a FREE ebook!

DON'T LOOK DOWN
by Barbara Scott Emmett

FREE 24 to 25 March 2012 inclusive

http://www.amazon.de/dp/B006FK6VV6
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006FK6VV6
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006FK6VV6

THRILLER
lendr

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 4:38 PM   in response to: bse173 in response to: bse173
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I totally agree with bse173, writers should read, and read a LOT! Here they don't have to pay for everything being pitched. Lotsa great freebies thrown around. But still... if you write a lot, you probably read a lot... and if you read my kinda writing, then why not? :)

L
oldtypedog

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 24, 2012 5:29 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Hey Bob Page,

Dig your blurb. Reads something like Denis Johnson meets Nelson Algren in a dark alley.

So I bought your book and I am looking forward to reading it.

You are right, nearly every thread on this forum is marketing and self-promotion - I've worked in marketing and I hated it. I hated trying to sell stuff that I thought was good. I have never felt worse about drivel that I have written than I do about seeing it on the shelf with all the other schlock that I see on Amazon.

I'll let you know what I think of your stupid book. I just hope it is not a series like "Chronicles of the Jerk - 7-11 nights - part 23 - The Jerk meet Onibroingonas"

mt
smcdevitt2012

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 10:16 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 11:09 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I have actually bought three books and given each of the three authors a 5 Star review because of finding their book on this forum.

I downloaded a couple of freebies that also resulted in a few more 5 Star reviews.
42rthomas

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 4:05 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Dude, it's called networking....

or if you just go straight to the author board it's called not working.

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louisewise

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 4:10 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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... and we help one another out by liking, buying, reading, reviewing, posting on blogs, twitter, FB, Google...
kstillwagon67

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 4:15 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Sometimes I wonder if it's only the writers on here who are buying my book.... Let's see if my sales go up! Woo Hoo!

Playing Fields
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073IW7L2
jonus55

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:13 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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Nothing wrong with writers sharing their work with other writers.

Dragon Fire: http://amzn.to/AjEJ0O
by Pedro L. Alvarez

At nineteen, Delcan wants nothing more than to break the bonds of what the world expects of him; winning the tournament at the Flarian Festival and earning a place as a squire is the only way he knows how. When he discovers his own father's secret past and his role in the kingdom's history, Delcan's life as a squire suddenly becomes complicated; when he falls in love with the princess, Aria, it turns deadly.

Dragon Fire is the story of a farmer's son and a princess who dreamed of becoming a knight. It is a coming-of-age tale set in a world where the young have no hope and the old no longer believe in magic. With compelling characters and vivid language, it is an action-packed story of romance, hope, sacrifice, and the most unlikely of heroes.
moongolly

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:27 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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On that note here
is my stupid dumb book.

Good luck with your stupid dumb book :-)

Come to think of it, that might be a good marketing strategy. It certainly stands out amongst writers gushing about how wonderful their books are.

Ok -- here are my ridiculous, crappy novels that should be tossed on a bonfire with a gallon of kerosene.

What Happened to Polly http://www.amazon.com/kindle/dp/B006OU2NNM
Moongolly http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0072Z5FGK

Jennie :-)
inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:36 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I downloaded DARK CONFLUENCE as a freebie. It has about 23 chapters and I am at chapter 17. Unless something goes horribly wrong in the next 6 chapters this fellow author will have a 5 Star review.

So networking works.

Thom
inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:38 PM   in response to: 42rthomas in response to: 42rthomas
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Hey 42rthomas whatcha got? What do you write?
inyun

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 26, 2012 9:39 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Crap! I just remembered you offed friend Frisco!
kstillwagon67

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Re: You are writers advertising to writers!
Posted: Mar 27, 2012 12:23 AM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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I am sad to say... it didn't work... nothing sold. Okay, one on the .UK but that was it.
Worth a shot...
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