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Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 11:34 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
 
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"We are professionals here, and we like to see others behave in a like manner, which means proper spelling, punctuation and word usage. This is not a situation where text-speech is appropriate."

I have not,except for one, had seen anything professional.

Do you guys really know the definitions of some of the words you use.

So called experience authors who bicker. Get out of the "Narcissistic state" and come back to reality.

By the way tell me how you felt when your first book was not what you hoped for it to be?

Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 11:47 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
 
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If its incoherent then tell me why you are able to respond back if you don't understand it.
Msgris

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 11:49 AM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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YOU WANTED A REVIEW, I BOUGHT YOUR BOOK AND HAVE REVIEWED IT ON AMAZON, GO READ IT!!!!! You got what you wanted conversation over!
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 11:58 AM   in response to: Msgris in response to: Msgris
 
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I did not tell you to buy my book, you made that choice.

Reading that response has made it clear to me that someone has anger issues.
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:06 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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FYI , a random person read and understood it .


:0 OMG!!!!!!

Ha haaaa

andresanthomas

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:23 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
 
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My 14-year-old daughter is able to write coherent sentences.

My 9 year old (3rd grade) can too. And she knows the difference between there, they're and their. My 6 year old has to and two down, she's working on too.

Just sayin'.
gldrummond

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:28 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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I can tell whether something's incoherent, or not. That would be why. :)
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:44 PM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
 
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Do you all hear yourselves ?

Because truly I am laughing at every response you make. Really trying to compare me to a kid.


LMFAO!!!!!!

I'm about to cry ,laughing so hard.

What a endless debate this is....

gldrummond

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 12:59 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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Let's see, you came to this forum for a reason.

Since you asked for "help" because you've only sold one copy, the logical deduction is that you came here because you believed the people here could help you.

You posted, asked for help, and people responded with the intention of helping you.

Almost everyone who responded pointed out issues, and you've basically blown each of them off by insulting them.

It's a little difficult for all of us to be "jealous" of someone who has only now sold 2 whole copies. I think most of us here, regardless of our rankings, number of reviews, or whether a Hollywood studio is salivating over buying rights to make a movie of our work, have sold more than 2 copies.

All of which implies that either A) your feelings are hurt, or B) you really don't believe anything's wrong with your book, but with readers for not buying it.
Susan

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 1:24 PM   in response to: booknookbiz in response to: booknookbiz
 
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do you or do you not want an honest critique?

Of course she doesn't. She wants fake reviews, and added the rest to appear somewhat genuine. All she really wanted was lots of fake, glowing, 5 star reviews. Like the fake 5 star she already has

Marquis - (I'm going to assume you are a man because the title Marquis is masculine) but i have to ask in all honesty, are you dyslexic? I am and as an author, it's a real pain in the butt. I just don't see the faults and problems in my work and even after my editor proofs it, i usually discover (or am told about) some she missed; nobody's perfect. that doesn't mean that i scream, shout and call people who point them out "rude". Yes, I am defensive when it comes to grammar and spelling, because i have spent my life not being able to do what others find simple but the simple fact is, i need help. My spelling and grammar suck. That's the truth and as much as it pains me, i cant deny the truth, especially not if i want to be a successful author (which i am, BTW, i make my living this way now).

Even posting on this forum, I have a spelling and grammar checker program. It's not 100% but it's better than what i used to post before I had such tools.

The first reply you received here from 1001 was perfectly civil, just not dressed up or sugar coated. This is a profession for many of us here, and we don't have time to hold hands. You see we do have lives; we also have more books to write, fans to reply to, publicity to do, cover images to proof, that's aside from partners, school runs, second jobs, friends, taxes and the 101 other things that keep people busy. We post here because we're basically a nice lot and want to help people starting out on the same journey that we have been through. No one's response to you was rude or unkind, until you threw a hissy fit because you can't take criticism.

Your efforts have backfired because you now have 3 fake reviews; one fake 5 and two fake 1 stars. Not exactly a successful foray into this forum.

I understand that you love your book but right now, you are the only person who loves it. I suggest that you act on some of the advice here, if you want to publish a book that others will also love.
andresanthomas

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 1:34 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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Really trying to compare me to a kid.

Actually, I wasn't comparing you to a kid. My kids write better. And have fewer tantrums.
Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 2:04 PM   in response to: andresanthomas in response to: andresanthomas
 
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Again all of have crazy perceptions. Susan I know you're smarter than that I mean there might be a few females in this world who are named marquis but that's a small chance. And stop assuming that I'm in denial because I never was to begin with. If you all realize what criticism is then you so called no angry writers would not be here, jumping in without understanding the situation.

You all are not Gods so don't sit here and lecture me on how wrong I am when you don't understand.

Use your words more wisely.

FYI review was actually from a real person. Really you all are taking your imaginative minds to another level... Lol

Edited by: Marquis Mills on May 9, 2013 2:15 PM

Marquis Mills

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 2:14 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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Let me break in down for you " snowflake people"

You criticize the book and not the writer.

Questioning my gender is not professional you frantic woman(SUSAN).

And you do this when you've read the ENTIRE story.

Don't jump on the wagon without first knowing where it is going because all you insurgents are touched in the head.

gldrummond

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 2:16 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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Okay, guys and dolls. I suggest that we all discontinue participating in this thread, as Marquis knows best and as sunk to simply insulting all of us.
Susan

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Re: I need a Review for "Island of Yoi"
Posted: May 9, 2013 2:17 PM   in response to: Marquis Mills in response to: Marquis Mills
 
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And stop assuming that I in denial because I never was to begin with.

Your book and your blurb are riddled with errors. When even a dyslexic like me can spot them, they must be bad. The errors are a fact. You are attempting to deny that fact, therefore, you are in denial.

If you all realize what criticism is then you so called no angry writers would not be here, jumping in without understanding the situation.

You came to us and asked if your book was good. You just got pissy when we pointed out the errors.

Having read this thread from the beginning, what exactly am i failing to understand? Are you having telepathic conversations with some forum members that us non-telepaths just can't grasp? Using a hidden code (perhaps that's the reason for all the errors) or perhaps you are using semaphore to communicate outside these boards?

You all are not Gods so don't sit here and lecture me on how wrong I am when you don't understand.

No, I'm not a god, but i am a bestselling, self-published author. Maybe, just maybe, there's something that you could learn from someone like me?

Use your words more wisely.

Use your time more wisely, I would suggest that finding an editor or proofreader would be more beneficial than throwing a temper tantrum here.

FYI review was actually from a real person. Really you all are taking your imaginative minds to another level... Lol

And you are insulting my intelligence. You came here begging for fake reviews and have stated more than once, that you don't expect us to buy the book. IE, review something we haven't read. That's the very definition of a fake review. Added to that, the review is not a verified purchase, uses similar language to you, has errors very similar to the ones you make here (and in your book and blurb) and the final nail in the coffin, it's the only review that reviewer has ever left. Do you seriously expect us to believe that your mediocre, error riddled book, moved a regular amazon user to leave their first ever review? My birthday is tomorrow, not yesterday.

There's an old saying,"when you're in a hold, stop digging". You need to stop shoveling crap onto people who are trying to help you improve your book and start paying attention to what we are saying.

One day I'll look back at this and wonder why I gave any of my time to a nobody like you, but i actually do understand how hard it is to pour your soul into something, and feel devastated when the flaws are pointed out. That doesn't make us a bunch of meanies, that means that you need to suck it up and take our advice, or settle for one or two sales a year, and a high return rate.

The choice is yours.
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