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lisal29

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Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 3:37 PM
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I am a writer of my new book called Secret Affair.
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I know a lot of new indie authors need review and exposure. So if you write street lit or drama then go to my website at Scandalous Secrets.blogspot.com
I post reviews on my website, Amazon and Goodread
vlgallas

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 7:51 PM   in response to: lisal29 in response to: lisal29
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Oh goody - a new review swap!
kennydill

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 7:53 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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This forum is freaking awesome! Thanks to all for making it what it is!
vlgallas

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 8:24 PM   in response to: kennydill in response to: kennydill
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Well kennydill, readers with Kindles do not appreciate the review swap crap. Perhaps I should never have bought a Kindle and then maybe I wouldn't care.

Most likely my last night around here anyway. All I see are spammers with pamphlets, review rings, review swaps, like swaps, self-promo etc... It's like a bazaar.

I can find something better to do and only intend to return if someone responds on a thread I'm "watching". So no worries, I won't darken the marketing and promotion frenzy anymore... ;)
kennydill

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 8:29 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Don't leave!! You are one of the good 'ens...

What do you mean by 'readers with Kindles'? Are they different than regular readers?

p.s. Don't leave!! Remember when you told me not to forget to thank them for their time? I still do that to this day everytime I have to contact them... works like a... works like a... like a... like something that works really good. ; )
vlgallas

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 8:36 PM   in response to: kennydill in response to: kennydill
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@kennydill

Oh, I thought you were not one of my fans... ;)

I think readers with Kindles are even more dedicated to reading. I mean, if you purchase a device for the sole purpose of reading, you must be into it. I am just seeing too many scammers around here lately and it's disturbing.

Works like a charm? LOL Glad I could help in some small way.
76year2

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 8:57 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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I think the whole review system is being scammed. Friends, paid reviewers, nobody wants to give a one starr review, some reviews have been written before the book goes on sale. If someone gets a one star review then its Boohoo, crybabys. The only way a review system works is for everyone to state their opion on every book they download. If it's so bad they can't finish it, say so. If you read the reviews, most of them are canned reviews.
kennydill

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 8:57 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Some small way?! You are single-handedly responsible for making Kenny Dill so hard to kill. Before every post, I've asked myself, "WWVD?" Sure, I don't always follow that advice, but at the very least it has been considered. ; )

p.s. I think I have eight devices with the ability to read Kindle content... and they all synch up... so I can just hop from one to the other... which is so amazing. Sometimes, I want my Kindle to read to me, so I pick up my 3rd generation Kindle. Sometimes, I want to talk to my Kindle to leave notes and comments and such, so then I use my phone. Sometimes I want to see color pictures big, but not too big, so I use my Fire. It's like friggin goldilocks over here. They all are 'just right' for something.
briandockins

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 3, 2012 9:34 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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I agree Vicky -- don't leave! I enjoy your posts and if I see your name, I always read them.

In a whispered voice: But I do agree with you on your assessment of the forums lately.
beachcook

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:14 AM   in response to: briandockins in response to: briandockins
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Heres my facebook Kindle Review/ Tag Swap Page , Please visit and Post your book so we can tag it :)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kindle-Review-Exchange/267690880004423

I hope this is not against TOS .. let me know and i ll delete post but i think this can genuinely help people here..
writeranne

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:17 AM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Vicki,
Don't go! We all need another voice of reason around here.
writeranne

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 5:22 AM   in response to: writeranne in response to: writeranne
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I just noticed how old this post was. Glad to see you decided to stay, Vicki!
kimcowiewriter

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 2:46 PM   in response to: 76year2 in response to: 76year2
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And why is the review system being scammed?
Because only about 0.1% of downloaders bother to post a review!
So what else do you expect?
If downloaders exerted themselves to post honest reviews there wouldn't be a problem.
But they won't, with the inevitable result...
pjrawls

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:14 PM   in response to: kimcowiewriter in response to: kimcowiewriter
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You're joking, right?

Because if not, I hate to think what other underhand behavior you rationalize with the type of logic you're using to justify scam reviewing.

Last I checked, buying a book was a simple transaction in which the reader pays for the pleasure (or otherwise) of enjoying your work. That's the end of the transaction. Nobody, not the best writer in the world, is entitled to a review or has any right to expect one.
philcyberia

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Re: Book Review for Book Review
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:24 PM   in response to: pjrawls in response to: pjrawls
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Agreed - I'm guilty of reading books and never leaving reviews, as I'm sure we all are (although I have become more conscious of it over the past decade since I started writing myself). So therefore, we can hardly slate our own readers for doing the same thing. Lack of reviews from customers doesn't mean that scamming has to come into play - there is always the old fashioned method of sending your work to bloggers and reviewers (not the paid ones). It is hard work and it can take a lot of time, as many have long TBR lists. But it is also a great way of getting honest, trustworthy reviews.
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