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ladyhawk101

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:10 PM   in response to: keithrogan in response to: keithrogan
 
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Okay, blog is live. nervously bites her fingers nails

http://urbanhype101.wordpress.com/
naughtybutnice

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:13 PM   in response to: keithrogan in response to: keithrogan
 
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Are you by any chance based in the UK and trying to tag on .com.

I have the same problem. You can set the tags, but if you're account isn't with .com they won't stick.

You need a nice kind US person to get them started for you.
keithrogan

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:14 PM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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No, I'm in the US. I add the tags, save them and... nothing.
naughtybutnice

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:15 PM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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Wow! Love it (love Iron Maiden too - great band to kick off with).

Really good graphics, info, everything.

Just "followed" you.
naughtybutnice

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:19 PM   in response to: keithrogan in response to: keithrogan
 
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Weird then. Not sure what to suggest. Still might be worth getting someone else to try putting some to see if they stick. At least that would show if the problem is with your account or the book.

If you want me to post any UK ones, pop up a link and the tags you want.
clemlaw

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 12:45 PM   in response to: keithrogan in response to: keithrogan
 
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Have you ever bought anything with the amazon account you're trying to use? Your location actually doesn't matter--it depends on whether you've bought anything, ever.

For example, I can add tags to my heart's content on amazon.fr, since I bought a book there many years ago. But I can't add tags on .co.uk, because I've never bought anything.

One solution is to buy a $1 gift card. That will allow you to add tags and reviews to anything.
ladyhawk101

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:15 PM   in response to: naughtybutnice in response to: naughtybutnice
 
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Cheers naughtybutnice. That's made my day :)
keithrogan

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:19 PM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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I've been shopping Amazon for years, so I'm not an unrecognized newbie.
irene2147

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 1:37 PM   in response to: keithrogan in response to: keithrogan
 
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Are you logged into Amazon while you are trying to add tags? You can't add tags from the page that opens when you click the "see book on .x" in your bookshelf.
immortali

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 6:03 PM   in response to: donnellpb in response to: donnellpb
 
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awesome idea...i will try it
ranae88

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 13, 2012 6:49 PM   in response to: cdhussey in response to: cdhussey
 
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With me, it's the opposite. They tag their books with my name so that when people search for books tagged with my name, they'll see their books too. They're hoping that people who set out to buy my book(s) will buy theirs instead.
diamondlifestyle

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 2:59 AM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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that's a great start - and good idea to link to your facebook fanpage. interesting posts and a nice, clean look to it. don't forget to promote your blog on your facebook page too!

only thing, it's not clear that you're an author, or where your books are. I notice one line in "about" with your book titles, but no links. remember, people are lazy online. unless you lead them to your books by the nose they won't go. I'm not saying bash them over the head with the fact that you're an author, be discreet about it. I end every post with a sign off of my name, genre I write in, and a link to my profile in each store my books are available.

each store name in an embedded link, really easy to make - if wordpress won't make it for you then I've posted the html code on another thread in this forum http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/click.jspa?searchID=1506196&messageID=89621 it's really easy. make the sign-off smaller than the rest of the text and keep it to a line or two at the most, just very briefly get your author name, genre and links to where your books are available out there.

good luck, hope it works for you!
ladyhawk101

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 3:45 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
 
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Thanks for taking a look, diamond.

I really needed that push.

When I check the blog there's a black box that comes up after the post, a brief bio and that I'm an author, the genre and my website address. Didn't you see it?
diamondlifestyle

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:16 AM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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no, what I'm seeing is posted by / date / tags. I have just noticed the prompt to subscibe at the end of the tattoo post - great idea!
naughtybutnice

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Re: Okay so what am I doing wrong?
Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:46 AM   in response to: ladyhawk101 in response to: ladyhawk101
 
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I don't see it at the end of the blog either, but I do if I click on "About."
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