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chadcampbell

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If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:10 AM
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I am hoping this stays up so most people read and understand what i mean. It is so annoying when you see people brag or bragplain and they talk about how they've sold so many books yet they never post a link or talk about the price. There is a giant differnce between those who actually sell books for 2.99 and the silly 99 cent folks. So please people if you are going to brag leave all the details so you are not wasting everyones time
tracihilton

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:17 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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Never ask a woman her age or her sales #'s. A woman who lacks discretion, after all, is like a gold ring in the snout of a pig.

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robethpublishin...

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:20 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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Wow, I didn't know there was a right and wrong way to brag.

Actually, I think it is cool when an author sells a truckload of books at 99 cents or $2.99.
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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:23 AM   in response to: robethpublishin... in response to: robethpublishin...
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And another thing...

Sometimes a person 'brags' because they just feel good about something and wants to share.

While you might be more impressed with high sales of a higher priced book, perhaps the poster's intention was not to impress, but to share his good feelings.
thetimucuan

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:26 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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If someone sells 10,000 copies at $100 each, is that good? Just asking in case I ever do that.
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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:27 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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And another thing, where is Sarge when you need him?
martitalbott

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:27 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Me thinks Chad does not believe some of the numbers posted here.

That's ok, I have my doubts too sometimes. I am more apt to believe the numbers now than I was when I'd only sold about 50 books myself. Now I know that you have to consider how long one has been selling books, how many they have published, at what price, and what those numbers actually mean.

I do not lie when I say I have given over 35,000 books away free. What does that actually mean? It means I'm out of my wits...or it could mean I'm on to something. You all get to guess which. :o)

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cdhussey

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:31 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I wasn't going to reply to this, but...

I personally like hearing about other's success. I find it encouraging. Now, if they're posting every other day about how awesome they are, it might get a little annoying.
thetimucuan

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:32 AM   in response to: cdhussey in response to: cdhussey
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Oh, don't let it bother you. Congrats for your achievement!
chadcampbell

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:33 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Its mostly just common sense. Yes i have doubts about peoples numbers but also if someone is selling well i'd like to see their book maybe even buy it myself. I mean honestly very few people here use thrir real names and i dont want to have to hunt them down
ignaciodemure

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:38 AM   in response to: cdhussey in response to: cdhussey
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hi c. d.- how many times (today) can i post how awesome i am and still be cool?
big congrats to you, bunny face p5
thetimucuan

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:39 AM   in response to: chadcampbell in response to: chadcampbell
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I have posted screenshots of my KDP reports and still was accused of lying, and people demanded to know the titles and my pen name. No thanks to all the one star reviews from authors I would get. A small percentage seems to enjoy ambushing other writers for some reason. It is understandable that an author would want to share some good news with other authors here. Writing can be a lonely endeavor.
williamamerman

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:40 AM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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This made me laugh out loud. Thank you timucuan.
A round of participation trophies for everyone!
tracihilton

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Re: If you are going to brag about your book. Please do it correctly
Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:43 AM   in response to: thetimucuan in response to: thetimucuan
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You can't keep the secret forever thetimucan... not with me here to out you...your talented, prolific, and rather adorable secret identity will be known to all. heh heh heh

(If your author photo is any indication you've been working out!)
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3ANicholas+Sparks&keywords=Nicholas+Sparks&ie=UTF8&qid=1335552170&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B000APGF36

(Honestly? No, I don't think I'll ever get tired of saying you are NS. Why? Because I'm kind of that obnoxious little sister type that no one wishes they had.)

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robethpublishin...

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Posted: Apr 27, 2012 11:46 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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tease!!

LOL
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