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EMEKA EZE

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PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 5:53 AM
 
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Greetings and compliments of the season. I'm Chuks King, please why have I had no orders on my books: The Ivory Towers - the good and bad life on campus; and Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex? Is there something I'm not doing correctly? Can anyone be kind enough to help?
Donna St Felix

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 6:33 AM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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Nice try on pushing your book.
If you are not selling, it is either the book or your lack of advertising - and this is not the place to advertise it.
EMEKA EZE

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Dec 29, 2017 6:41 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Okay, thanks. I will see what I can do about that.
Maheshwaran

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 4:29 AM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EMEKA EZE wrote:
Greetings and compliments of the season. I'm Chuks King, please why have I had no orders on my books: The Ivory Towers - the good and bad life on campus; and Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex? Is there something I'm not doing correctly? Can anyone be kind enough to help?

Your book could be excellent, well written, have nice covers etc and cover every aspect of a good book.
But, how do you think the external world know that there is book which was written by people like you?
That is why you should market. Marketing could be paid or even free through the social media and other forums. But you get the returns based on what you spend as money or time.
C. Gold

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Jan 3, 2018 6:19 AM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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Generic covers on both which don't convey genre at all.
Bad blurb which doesn't excite (both) the reader and doesn't convey genre (Towers).
Boring Look Inside (Towers) which is filled with non native English speaking phraseology which makes the dialog between the boys sound super artificial. "I can't wait for the break of day." rather than "I can't wait till morning."
31 page short story (both) rather than a real novel and priced at $3.00 which nobody will pay. Short stories don't sell well at all, especially for new authors, except your erotica one might have a chance if you altered the cover and spiffed up the blurb.

OK I totally laughed when you say in one sentence the girls are frightened, then next you say they are aroused. RIIIIGHT.

At least the formatting of your text doesn't look bad.

Are you trying to advertise these at all or did you just throw them on the Zon and hope they did something?
EMEKA EZE

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Jan 4, 2018 2:19 AM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
 
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Thank you C.Gold for placing the first order, I appreciate. I have effected the changes you suggested on Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex. They are currently under review. I also appreciate your criticism though I must point out that one can be frightened and still get aroused (when the sexual hormones betray). You however didn't confess that you found the story lines of both short stories oddly interesting.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 6:17 AM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EMEKA EZE wrote:
Thank you C.Gold for placing the first order, I appreciate. I have effected the changes you suggested on Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex. They are currently under review. I also appreciate your criticism though I must point out that one can be frightened and still get aroused (when the sexual hormones betray). You however didn't confess that you found the story lines of both short stories oddly interesting.

I hope you don't think when someone looks at your book that constitutes an order. It doesn't.

C. Gold

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 10:26 AM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EMEKA EZE wrote:
Thank you C.Gold for placing the first order, I appreciate. I have effected the changes you suggested on Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex. They are currently under review. I also appreciate your criticism though I must point out that one can be frightened and still get aroused (when the sexual hormones betray). You however didn't confess that you found the story lines of both short stories oddly interesting.

I did not order your books.
One can be frightened and aroused but all of them? It seemed like this was poorly treated and glossed over in favor of the titillation factor.
I didn't confess because I didn't find either story interesting or to my tastes. I read the Look Inside as a courtesy to give you feedback, which I have done.
booknookbiz

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:19 PM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EMEKA EZE wrote:
Thank you C.Gold for placing the first order, I appreciate. I have effected the changes you suggested on Ekuni - Ancient Cult of Voodoo, War and Ritual Sex. They are currently under review. I also appreciate your criticism though I must point out that one can be frightened and still get aroused (when the sexual hormones betray). You however didn't confess that you found the story lines of both short stories oddly interesting.

If you think a woman can be frightened in one sentence and aroused in the next, STOP WRITING EROTICA. If you are CONFUSED, and you mean that some rapists deliberately cause orgasm, in their victims, THAT is a completely different story.

There's just no end to the list of idiotic men writing crap, is there?

Hitch
EMEKA EZE

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:38 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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Wow! The level of hatred that your harbour for your fellow human being who is merely exploring his creativity could be dangerous to your health. You may implode!
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:41 PM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EMEKA EZE wrote:
Wow! The level of hatred that your harbour for your fellow human being who is merely exploring his creativity could be dangerous to your health. You may implode!

Creativity and reality are two different things.
Wilai Lattimore

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:45 PM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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EE, nobody on here is going to buy your book. We are not your customers. And, if anyone is going to implode, it's your heroine, not Hitch!
EMEKA EZE

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:49 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Fiction and Non-fiction are also two different things.
EMEKA EZE

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Posted: Jan 4, 2018 12:55 PM   in response to: Wilai Lattimore in response to: Wilai Lattimore
 
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Lols, I kind of like what you wrote, Hitch won't implode but tell him to moderate his language and not take life too seriously. I can now believe what I read about what happens to writers on the grey areas. Take a chill pill peeps, I'm gonna take it down.
robert d dorazi

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Re: PLEASE HELP: NO ORDERS.
Posted: Jan 4, 2018 2:01 PM   in response to: EMEKA EZE in response to: EMEKA EZE
 
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Hi Emeka

If you buy mine I will buy yours... :D

Robert Dorazi
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