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headofwords

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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 4, 2012 6:39 PM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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I really don't know how it works, as like I say, I live in Japan and I have no idea when these things tend to start. What I have found, though, is that I get the full amount of time, even if it starts after I expect it to. Might be good idea to keep a note of when it finishes just to check.

In any case, I downloaded your story and am looking forward to reading it!

Chris Ward
Author of the (truly magnificent) Tube Riders
brikar99

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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 4, 2012 6:58 PM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
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I was thinking the same thing. I'll keep an eye on it.

Thanks for downloading!
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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 4, 2012 10:58 PM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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Exactly the same thing has happened to me and two other authors I know a 12 hour delay! You feel such an idiot as I had been trying to get onto the Free sites such as Pixel of Ink and sent out loads of emails last week to them all. Oh well.
headofwords

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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 7:49 PM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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Hey dude, I've been reading your story. I'm about halfway through, probably going to finish it later today so I'll let you know what I thought. It's good so far, though, very readable! A couple of pointers re. formating - one is justify your text. Also, I'm reading on an iPhone (which I hate!) but on such a small screen the indents look huge. You're using tabs, yeah? Go in and change it to three single spaces instead (I got that off someone else on here and it makes my stuff look okay on the small screen). Otherwise no probs. Not spotted any typos or anything and I'm pretty looking forward to seeing how it ends!

Chris Ward
The Tube Riders
sargeking

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Re: My first Select free promo... isn't working?
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 7:54 PM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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She remarked, "Was it good for you? It was good for me!"

"Just pass me a towel!"

Promotions have more than a 50/50 chance to succeed but they take time. Never forget, "Guys that employ the withdrawal method are called fathers!"
sargeking

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Re: My first Select free promo... isn't working?
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 8:14 PM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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I know I'm a tough act to follow but I hate to close out an OP. Is that the best you folks have? You are writers, aren't you?
brikar99

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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 9:11 PM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
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I formatted everything in inDesign, with the indents set at .3 inch/2 picas automatically. I think it looks good on my Kindle at that size, but I'm sorry to hear that smaller displays are looking crappy.

Thanks for letting me know, though. I'll look into that! Certainly don't want people annoyed while reading my stuff! :)

And I'm glad to hear you're enjoying it so far.
brikar99

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Re: My first Select free promo... isn't working?
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 9:13 PM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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"Never forget, "Guys that employ the withdrawal method are called fathers!" "

CGPFA
headofwords

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Re: My first Select free promo
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 10:36 PM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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No, it doesn't look crappy, it's just because it's an iPhone and the screen is tiny. I imagine it looks better on a bigger screen! (I love my iPhone but reading on it is quite annoying!)

Chris Ward
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sargeking

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Re: My first Select free promo... isn't working?
Posted: Apr 6, 2012 6:17 AM   in response to: brikar99 in response to: brikar99
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I don't get your Persian bizarre acronym CGPFA? Are you serious? What do you do, make stuff up along the way? Here's one for you BIXZR. Works for me!
brikar99

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Re: My first Select free promo... isn't working?
Posted: Apr 6, 2012 8:17 AM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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"Can't get pregnant from......"

Something a high school buddy once told me. I think you're smart enough to figure out the last word on your own and keep the thread PG-13... ;)
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