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Sim Pol

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Feedback for feedback
Posted: Mar 11, 2017 6:53 PM
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Hello everyone! I recently published my first book "Million Dollar Habits: 27 Life-Changing Habits That Will Lead You to Profound Health, Happiness, and Financial Prosperity."

Its great book, and offers some really valuable information. Information that, without a doubt, changed the entire course of my life forever.

I would love to give feedback to any of your books, and I would love give some of mine as well.

Thank you!!!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XJH53PZ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489271662&sr=1-1&keywords=million+dollar+habits
cdalebrittain

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:14 AM   in response to: Sim Pol in response to: Sim Pol
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Um, didn't you just post the same thing and get told that review swaps are against KDP terms of service?

I glanced very briefly at your book. It looks like you must have been selling, based on your rank, but the Look Inside seemed just the same sort of thing you see everywhere, and when there's just one author listed why do you say there are two of you? Being "well educated" is not enough of a qualification. I've got a PhD, but it's not in psychology, so I would never claim to have authority to tell people how to improve their psyches.
grandmaster

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Mar 14, 2017 7:21 AM   in response to: Sim Pol in response to: Sim Pol
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Stop spamming your book here, and stop trying to entice people who don't know any better to exchange "feedback", by which you mean reviews. It's been made clear this is against TOS, yet you seem to not be bothered by that.

WARNING TO NEWBIES AND LURKERS: Ignore this type of post, or put your account at risk.
james

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Mar 18, 2017 5:38 PM   in response to: Sim Pol in response to: Sim Pol
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Dear author,
Just so you know, self help financial books by unknown authors are one of the six death traps for newbie indies.
It would appear that you have ignored advice to review swap. All your eleven reviews look completely fake. They are all by readers who only reviewed your book out of the millions available. And they all sound the same and are of the same length and were mostly done on the same day. If you say so. Be aware that such reviews will be a huge turnoff for potential readers.
No one outside of your fellow conspiracy authors will buy this book. when their tit for tat sales run out and when your friends are all tapped and in hiding from you, then you will lose your rankings.
If you are not going to write what readers are buying from newbie indies then you are not going to sell. Buying reviews and swapping reviews and the like is all worthless and won't garner you any sales outside the initial bursts of fellow gamers. But you will lose your shirt trying...
Jack McEwan

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 4:16 PM   in response to: Sim Pol in response to: Sim Pol
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I wish Amazon would adopt a policy where if you offer your book for free, the reader must give a review or be charged for the book. Every product on Amazon survives on reviews. When I buy products here, I usually get an email shortly thereafter from the seller requesting a review. How come I can't gain access to people who have either bought my book or read it for free? What is the difference if I sell a book or any other product on Amazon?
Ward Rogers

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 5:17 PM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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Because you would become a creepy and abusive stalker ... just going by your post.
Emily Veinglory

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Posted: Jun 19, 2017 6:33 AM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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And then if they don't post the promised review would Amazon go around to their house and break their kneecaps? LOL. We don't control what people do.
Topi Vuorio

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Jun 21, 2017 1:52 AM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
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I think the cover is great, don't care much for "get rich" books personally. The cover reminds me off like a phone app screen, which might be good for the target market you're trying to reach.

Edited by: KDP Moderate on Jun 21, 2017 4:55 AM
Jack McEwan

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Posted: Jul 2, 2017 7:10 AM   in response to: Emily Veinglory in response to: Emily Veinglory
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No. They would simply charge them for the book. My point is, if you want to read the book for free, you should give the author a return courtesy of a review. The whole point of offering the book for free is to gain reviews and to get your book noticed for future sales. Why offer the book for nothing if there is no record of anyone reading it? If you buy the book, then a review is not mandatory. I do not consider sellers on Amazon creepy stalkers just because they send me an email requesting a review.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Jul 2, 2017 8:52 AM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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Reviews are for other readers, not authors. And are you assuming if you demand that readers leave reviews on free books (most of which are never read, anyway), that they will all be positive?
beachgardener

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Jul 2, 2017 9:17 AM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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Jack McEwan wrote:
No. They would simply charge them for the book. My point is, if you want to read the book for free, you should give the author a return courtesy of a review. The whole point of offering the book for free is to gain reviews and to get your book noticed for future sales. Why offer the book for nothing if there is no record of anyone reading it? If you buy the book, then a review is not mandatory. I do not consider sellers on Amazon creepy stalkers just because they send me an email requesting a review.

Free does not include strings attached. The whole point of offering the book free, in my opinion, is to gain readers and get one's name out. There is no promise of a book getting read, free or purchased. That is on the author to be entertaining. And I do consider sellers on Amazon creepy stalkers when I write them a review and end up on their mailing list and am subjected to endless announcements of product when I already have purchased a dishwasher from them or didn't care much for their book in the first place. Free books are free advertising, an opening to reach new markets . Building a readership, I believe, is dependent on the author's talents as a story teller.
Jack McEwan

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 10:07 PM   in response to: beachgardener in response to: beachgardener
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I still don't think that after someone received my book for free that I cant send them a polite email requesting to leave a review. If they do, great. If they don't, well at least I asked. Amazon requests a review for every product I buy and 95% of the time I leave a review. Some very positive and some not. Seems like a double-standard.
Ward Rogers

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Aug 15, 2017 11:03 PM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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Jack McEwan wrote:
I still don't think that after someone received my book for free that I cant send them a polite email requesting to leave a review. If they do, great. If they don't, well at least I asked. Amazon requests a review for every product I buy and 95% of the time I leave a review. Some very positive and some not. Seems like a double-standard.

When you give your book away, it's with no strings attached. If that gets your knickers in a twist, don't give your book away. Neither Amazon nor the customers want you spamming them, begging for reviews.
relu5685

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 3:45 AM   in response to: Sim Pol in response to: Sim Pol
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Nice book.
Emily Veinglory

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Re: Feedback for feedback
Posted: Aug 16, 2017 7:23 AM   in response to: Jack McEwan in response to: Jack McEwan
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My point is that if you want to involve people in exchanges of services, that is not Amazon's problem. They give you a place to sell your book, and to promote it with give-aways. That is all they should reasonably be expected to do. Not alienate readers by enforcing some kind of bargain that is illegal under FTC anyway (unless they also enforce a compensation disclosure and FFS why would they get involved in all that?). Nor does someone buying your book give you permission to email them, under the CAN SPAM laws.
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