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Posted on Oct 12, 2011 8:37:38 AM PDT
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Posted on Oct 12, 2011 8:39:13 AM PDT
topsy says:
I think that there are more of "them" (indies) than readers in the fora these days...they seem to try to sneak into every thread with their aggressive and desperate self promotion. I wish Amazon would have an indie category and market their "work" there. A look at the MOA forum is creepy.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 8:50:15 AM PDT
<<they seem to try to sneak into every thread with their aggressive and desperate self promotion. >>

I see very little self promotion outside the MOA forum anymore. Usually it's someone new who doesn't know about the separate forum.

<<I wish Amazon would have an indie category and market their "work" there.>>

Now this is exactly what I DON'T want. It's hard enough to find stuff without having to search through separate "published by" categories. I think some type of flag that can be used to filter out specific publishing methods by those who want to, should be sufficient.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 8:57:03 AM PDT
There is still a ton of self-promo in the fantasy, romance, children's books, & YA forums. The YA & children's books forums are the worst, because the posters there are not aggressive in defending their territory at all. The romance forum is super aggro & authors tend to get p!ssy at the posters there, but it works, because the self-promo nearly killed that forum, & there has been a recovery since amazon changed the rules about spamming.

I hate self-promo. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Flogging your book to a bunch of internet posters is not a marketing strategy.

Having said that -- I do enjoy trying out an self-pubbed author every once in a while. I've heard really good things about CS Mark's book through the forums, I've read a romance or two that was pretty good that is self-pubbed, & they ARE cheap. You do have to lower your expectations a bit, though -- you are unlikely to discover the next Tolkien or Rowling in the ranks of the .99 books.

Posted on Oct 12, 2011 9:12:21 AM PDT
Frank Tuttle says:
The MOA forum is, I think, what this forum might have become if Amazon hadn't clamped down on self-promotion.

And that wouldn't have done anyone any good. I wish them all well, but as Christine said earlier, the fora are just not the place to advertise.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:22:29 AM PDT
Sounds like something the National Socialist German Workers' Party would do. You might know them as the Nazis.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:26:43 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Well, well. I was wondering where you were Pearson! Missed you a bunch on this forum.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:28:45 AM PDT
Hey, DL, I've got my anti-anti-DL-fan-club card in my pocket. It's right here . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:33:59 AM PDT
New Girl says:
Yes, well they understood that the unwashed masses can't be trusted to make their own decisions because they are like children and mentally challenged people who are incapable of choosing for themselves what they want to read.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:34:18 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 12, 2011 9:36:09 AM PDT
Marion Stein says:
Phillip -- Not that you don't have a point, but you might want to rethink how you state it. Godwin's law and all. Then again, these Internet arguments are pretty pointless, you might simply find a better way to spend your time.

Edited to add: Just saw NG's reply. Clearly she or he is taking the ball and running with it. I'm wondering if she's trying to provoke you or just trolling for the fun of it. Guaranteed to offend someone, but ironically, I'm the one who will get downvoted here.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:38:08 AM PDT
New Girl says:
I am sorry Marion, I was using sarcasm to try to make a point. I understand that not everyone will get it. As I have seen others say "My sarcasm font is broken". Hopefully most will realize that I am not really in support of this.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:39:51 AM PDT
NG: I didn't have any trouble figuring out that you were using hyperbole and sarcasm to make a point.

It would be nice, however, if Amazon would provide posters with a "snark" font and an "irreverence" font.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:42:19 AM PDT
New Girl says:
It would wouldn't it! Of course that would minimize or eliminate the flame wars that can ensue and what fun is that?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:43:48 AM PDT
☼Becky☼ says:
Some posters *cough cough Phillip cough" could really use the snark font. I just assume when I read anything by Phillip he is being snarky and/or sarcastic.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:46:00 AM PDT
I love snark. I assume snark unless and until it is proven otherwise.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:46:48 AM PDT
☼Becky☼ says:
I am also a fan of the snark!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:48:45 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:49:40 AM PDT
Ooooh, I want those!

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:50:34 AM PDT
Nah...there will always be trolls to stir up trouble! ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:56:23 AM PDT
bert schulz says:
read the sample, it's long enough now to give you a clue. even some books by established authors and publishers fall short sometimes. at least with ebooks, you can return them without hassle. but even some reviews are sort of wonky, as in, manipulated by facebook friends and stuff like that. i go with the "those who bought this also bought..."

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:56:40 AM PDT
Marion, I took New Girl's post to be sarcasm.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 9:57:10 AM PDT
New Girl - I totally got it.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 10:02:08 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 10:04:13 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
LOL!

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 12, 2011 10:04:42 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Who dis "they" yew talkn bout?

DL
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