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waltlamberg

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 4:38 PM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
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Here is what I do to avoid that problem. Each book is allowed 15 tags.

When I publish a book, I enter all 15 tags. I enter tags that I think are relevant.

Walt
mchelgrif

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 5:31 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Thanks. I'm going to go check them now.
monawrites

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 5:36 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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I have a different problem with tags. When I'm in my category, Contemporary Romance and put my name in the search field, I get my books displayed. BUT: above the line shows Related Searches: and there are three author names there.
At the end of the thumnbnails, two additional thumbnails have been showing for some time. Two different authors - and not the ones mentioned in the Related Searches. The thing is, virtually all of these authors have many many more books that do I, and I think they're quite popular (especially the two with books displayed). I asked Amazon about it and unfortunately I didn't keep their reply. As usual it was fairly quick and polite but it didn't make sense; something about my name being connected to their books. Whaaat? I don't think so.
Someone here suggested that I should go back and put my name/books on the other authors' pages but a) I don't know how to do it and b) I wouldn't anyway, although it's more than a little tempting.
Not as bad as nasty tags. I have a couple of tags on books where I don't even know what the word means and I'm not going to look it up. I guess we're out there folks, like it or not. But if we can convince Amazon to take a second look at this, I'll happily add my voice.
headofwords

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 6:40 PM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
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Thanks for the tip! Got the next book due in June so I'll remember that.
myright2write

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 6:56 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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I have had the same thing happen to me in the UK. You can hit the edit tags button and remove it.
ervharmon

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 7:26 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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I think this will help you.

I think anyone can put in words so you need to monitor as other people might put their name in there for free advertising.

I think the only thing you can do is click on EDIT and remove whatever is on there you don't want on there.

The only page you will see an EDIT is on your book/kindles. If you look at someone elses page or URL you won't see the EDIT.

quiet_heart_press

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 10:34 PM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
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Here is what I do to avoid that problem. Each book
is allowed 15 tags.

When I publish a book, I enter all 15 tags. I enter
tags that I think are relevant.

Walt


That doesn't work for books listed in other markets. When books published originally in the US store are sold in tthe UK store, UK customers make their own list of tags for your books. Check one of your books in the UK store and see if you can limit or change the tags. I couldn't.
saugrenue

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 11:11 PM   in response to: lorddog46 in response to: lorddog46
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If we use up all 15 tags, does it mean nobody else can get in? Or do they eliminate one of ours when a stranger posts one? Has anyone spoken to KDP UK about this? Strangers should not be allowed to add tags to our books. That's insane. We can write to Jeff Bezos. When I do that, I always get a reply. Not necessarily from him, but he sees that his emails get dealt with.

Thanks for alerting me to this problem. I didn't even know there were tags on my pages in the UK,. Duh!

Suzanne White
andrew0writer

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 11:54 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Thanks for sharing your problems and thoughts on tags. As a new author here, with no experience of tags, I found the discussion valuable.

Do you use your real name or a pen name for attribution with adding tags etc?

Thanks,
quiet_heart_press

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 12, 2012 11:58 PM   in response to: andrew0writer in response to: andrew0writer
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Do you use your real name or a pen name for
attribution with adding tags etc?

Thanks,


No name is used in tagging. You do have to sign in through your author's account, though.

David
elizabethjasper

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Re: I've seen it all now...I am sooooo mad!
Posted: May 13, 2012 1:00 AM   in response to: waltlamberg in response to: waltlamberg
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I did that, but yesterday I had to write to amazon for the third time asking them to take all the fantasy and paranormal tags off one of my books and replace them with the proper,original tags. This happened in the US - the tags on the UK version are and have always been fine.
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