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Initial post: Jul 3, 2012 7:38:26 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 8:39:52 AM PDT
Are you perhaps one of the authors/editors? If so, this post is against the rules and you should delete it.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 10:08:07 AM PDT
Did you not read the description? This "book" had no editor.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:32:34 PM PDT
actually, the product page list 2 authors and 2 editors. probably too many of the former and not enough of the latter.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:37:06 PM PDT
griz says:
You're a few weeks late. Werewolves and vampires week was two weeks ago. Try the MOA.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 3:40:16 PM PDT
Based on the quality of the description I am going to assume that they misspelled their own names. All four of them.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 4:09:56 PM PDT
Mystery says:
First off, I did not misspell the names try using your imagination would you rather read a story filled with normal names?! Stop with the rude comments about the author because you are just ruining it for others by my guessing that you haven't even read the book so how can you say such things?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:10:51 PM PDT
I dl'd the sample. The first paragraph:

"Pulling his vehicle out of the casino's parking lot feeling the strain of the long night shift that he had been doing for about 7 years now, Tirol let out a sigh as he headed for the usual route that he usually took away from the free-way. Coming to choice the almost peaceful route away from the nightmare of busy early morning traffic that came in from the mountain top."

So:

Terrible grammar: Check.
Incomprehensible prose: Check.
Absolutely no contact prior to publication with a human being who reads and/or publishes: Check.
Shockingly, insanely, absurdly overpriced @ 9.99: Check.

Got to the third paragraph. Couldn't bear the thought of reading further. Considered blinding myself. Deleted the sample instead.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:13:43 PM PDT
Mystery says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:16:05 PM PDT
Bitchie says:
I don't aspire to being an actress or a movie director either, does that mean I'm not qualified to say when a movie sucks?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 4:16:09 PM PDT
Grow up. This is a commercial website where professionals publish books for money. You all want people to pay ten bucks for your work. If you want to be treated with kid gloves, let your mommy read your book. If you want to run with the bulls, if your book is terrible, you're gonna get the horns.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 4:22:50 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:18:34 PM PDT
Go get a education? Surely you jest.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:20:16 PM PDT
You really should take some advice. $9.99 for a book of 199 pages is not going to get you many sales.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 5:21:35 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:22:24 PM PDT
Mystery says:
For everyone I have removed it and gone back over checking everything grammar, spelling, etc. Anna, can I get your advice on what you think should be a better price please? Also, for those that think that the book ain't worth it please give it time was there is more to come.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:29:46 PM PDT
Mystery~

That's an excellent first move, Mystery. But if you really want to produce a good product, you're going to need an editor. It's really not possible for anyone to edit their own work successfully. You're just too close to it.

As a new author, you really aren't going to be able to charge such a high price for your book. There are just too many other authors out there and when people see $9.99 for so few pages they are going most will skip by your book and pick another one.

Here's a link to a thread in the Meet Our Authors forum where you can get some good advice. If you ask there, there are authors who will be willing to give you some feedback on price.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_tfp_ef_tft_tp?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S&cdThread=Tx20GT3HUZ96C70

I also would suggest that you be really careful how you post. Insulting customers, even if you think they have insulted you, isn't really a good idea. You never know how many people may be reading your post and decide not to buy anything by you because of your attitude. You have to always remember that if you are selling something, you have to present yourself in a professional way.

Good luck to you, Mystery. And I want to say that asking for advice and pulling your book to go over it shows me that you really do want to do a good job. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:30:57 PM PDT
You've got to be kidding, right?

First of all, the sample that I read was overpriced at free. I know this is going to sound cruel, but you have no idea how to write. There wasn't a single sentence that didn't have a major issue of some sort, which leads me to conclude that your writing partners are just as incompetent as you are. I'm not talking about a few typos here, I'm talking about structural problems, words used incorrectly, and dialogue that is simply awe-inspiringly terrible.

There is more to writing a book than vomiting words onto a page.

You insulted your potential readership by uploading something that was absolutely dreadful and then putting a price tag of $9.99 on it. At the very least, you need several years worth of remedial writing classes before you are ready to publish anything.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 5:35:19 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:37:06 PM PDT
Mystery says:
Thanks for the forum, Anna. And I do want to apologize to everyone out here that posted and I reacted so rude.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:40:38 PM PDT
Thanks for the apology, Mystery. You are among the very few that ever do that.

You may have notice the poster with the initials G.F. posting some ridiculous nonsense. My advice is not to respond to him. He is a troll and will not give you good advice.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 5:41:14 PM PDT
Mystery says:
Thanks for the advice, G. I am already working on getting some editors to go over this and then I will try again with a better product.

Posted on Jul 3, 2012 5:44:16 PM PDT
Mystery says:
I can admit when I am wrong when needed, and I will say that I may be get deterred but I will not stop writing thats for sure. Anyways I got enough time and patience put into these writing that I won't give up that easily.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 6:21:23 PM PDT
You are truly brave. Stupid as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 3, 2012 6:23:48 PM PDT
You cannot write prose. The ability may lie within you to do so but it is well hidden and much work would be required to bring it into the light of day. A rigid course of study and much diligent practice would be required.

~or~

You can't write. Take lots of classes. Join writer's groups. Read good books. Lots of them.
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