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I give up -- I'm sick of looking for books they don't have

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 27, 2012 3:18:30 PM PDT
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Posted on Mar 28, 2012 1:23:42 AM PDT
NJames says:
Melissa, so even though the posts are all listed on the forum in chronological order by the date of the last post and you had to go back 6 or 7 pages (rather alot considering this section doesn't se a ton of action) in the forums you you didn't realize you were posting on an old thread?! Amazon should have deleted it?! You obviously have never seen a forum then, thats how they operate, new thread slowly bury the old threads. The reason I commented is becuase its considered poor etiquette to revive long abandoned threads, it even has its own term "necroposting" look it up then look what you did here. So is typing in all caps. The 1st half dozen posts after yours were people belittling the OP for their complaint which may have been justified back in 2009 but now is less relevant as there have been many books added to the Kindle store.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 3:30:30 AM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
Did you seriously just spam your book THREE TIMES?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 6:15:06 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 6:26:59 AM PDT
Well you're reported for it. Against forum rules.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 7:22:00 AM PDT
HJ Leonard says:
Maybe you should read Amazon's Terms of Service before spamming. It's prohibited on the Forums - by Amazon, except for the Meet Our Authors Forum, and the link to that is located on the bottom left of the page.

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 11:24:04 AM PDT
But the necroposting drummed up interesting convo. Carried over to Linked-In actual

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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 28, 2012 5:19:43 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 28, 2012 5:21:24 PM PDT
If the thread is still viewable then it is also still available for Comment.

Question: So what's wrong with "necroposting"?
Answer: That's a serious question: I really don't understand why some admins get upset over posting in old threads, when it's relevant. The point of a forum is asynchronous communication, right? And it might even bring older members back, if they have email notifications turned on. Am I missing some drawback here?

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 6:39:10 PM PDT
Kevin Bryan says:
@Melissa Williams
I am one of the original posters in this thread, and I was brought back here by an email alert.

Necroposting is not bad in every single situation. However, it is bad because 99% of the time it shows the person who resurrected the post didn't spend the time reading the original posts before blindly posting.

I condemn your post in particular as an egregious necropost. Your post didn't add a single new idea to the well-argued discussion here. In addition, every single thing you wrote has been written and re-written in this discussion several times, and by better writers.

Melissa, stop posting to this thread.
Stop posting to this thread.
Stop posting to this thread.

If I was inclined to give more positive criticism: I would welcome a new discussion on this topic, with a link to this discussion, so the conversation can flow with a new set of people. And get specific. Mention some authors you'd like to see on the Kindle, but don't see right now. If you see some missing authors that have now appeared, mention them as well.


Posted on Mar 29, 2012 5:57:12 AM PDT
I agree with most of what is being said about the lack of titles available. My main complaint is three-fold.......1: seems to be always the same book in a series of at least 3 that is free, so you have to buy the others, 2: the others in the series never make an appearance to be downloaded for free or a small fee, and 3: many times a free book in a series is in the middle of series and you don't have access to the first ones unless you buy them. What....I thought this was to be an easy process to get books, but i want to read a series from start to finish so I don't forget what was happening from one to the other.
An example: Death by Demand series by Carolyn Hart has #19 in series for free and the others all cost. Do you know how much that is to buy all of them when they aren't just the .99? This is one of many titles like that.
Yes, I can click a button to show what I want, but is it really going to the author? I have also discovered that MOST of these books aren't even in print elsewhere, so I am unable to go to the public library for them due to the fact that they don't exist in that forum. I can ONLY get them on Kindle.
WOW...I LOVE my kindle and have plenty of books on it for me as well as my husband, daughters, and grandchildren but I spend hours each week looking for the series and other reads that are free. I shop on for most of mine, as they give me a better layout to read about the book without going from 1 website to another and then links me to amazon to download it.
I am sure things will improve as the technology advances and Kindle does provide me with what it set out to do. The issue is what I choose to do wuth the information!!!
Thanks Kindle for lessening my trips to the library and greatly reducing my late fees!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 11:56:06 AM PDT
DDub says:
Gale Harold Fan in reply to your comment. "In part. They make a lot of crap available, which doesn't surprise me since it sells." Just because others don't have your lofty taste in books does not make everything on kindle that is not to your taste crap. I have been dissapointed to find that books I was looking for were not on the kindle so I tried a couple new athat I hadn't read before and enjoyed them. Get off you high horse and try something new.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 4:20:51 PM PDT
As a librarian I am amused at your comment "I will resort to the library if I have to !". Those rotters, forcing you to get the book for free, the horror.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 7:31:41 PM PDT
I hope you've been able to find some books to read on your Kindle. I get most of my books for free by looking up the top 100 kindle books and selecting everything I want. I have about 300 books to read now. I suppose I'll never have your problem because I'm focusing on free books instead of regular books I've already read. I see there are a few Kindle books by Banana Yoshimoto. Publishers are probably just trying to keep up and I heard iUniverse is working on getting all their authors published on the Kindle. Give them a few more years then maybe you'll have everything you want. OK, probably not but one must have hope. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 7:47:55 PM PDT
I think you need to talk to the publishers and not blame kindle. I have not purchased many novels, I have mostly free classic novels and free stories. I had been looking for Harry Potter thinking it was already an e-book and couldn't find it and low and behold, it is now available this week, but I believe you can only get it from J.K. Rowling's website. I won't buy it because I have all the hardback editions.
Back to blaming the publishers, before I got the kindle, I kept coming across articles about the publishers complaining about the price of e-books. It doesn't surprise me that the publishers are doing this.

Posted on Mar 29, 2012 10:46:46 PM PDT
Sandy says:
I've went to Barnes & Noble before and asked for a book that they didn't have. Sometimes they couldn't even order it. No bookstore can carry every book wrote. Why would they put books that weren't popular reading for the fairly new e-reader? I'm not calling you a snob but come on, these books aren't on the popularity charts. If you want to read them, find them where ever and order them. If you don't want to touch your Kindle way not sell it and put the money towards your paper book? And I've changed my mind, you do sound like a snob Gale Harold Fan.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 29, 2012 10:55:37 PM PDT
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Sandy says:
Yay!!! I totally agree with you, DDUB.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 1:03:22 PM PDT
Actually she spammed 5 times. I nominate Catherine Carter for everyone's DO NOT READ list.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 2:56:40 PM PDT
While, as a new author myself, I can relate to Catherine Carter's desire to get attention to her book, I am not too keen on how she decided to not only spam the forum once, but FIVE times. If the rule here is "Don't shill your work in the regular discussion forums," then, geez, don't shill your work in the regular discussion forums and stick to the areas where self-promotion is allowed.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 30, 2012 4:30:02 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 30, 2012 4:34:50 PM PDT
AmeliaAT says:

ETA: I wonder how many people have hit "ignore this customer" on Catherine Carter's posts. Or who have made note of her name and will never buy her book.

One spammy post might be inadvertent and forgiveable. Several in a row, and then her response when asked if she had just spammed her own book 3 times in a row is an unapologetic, "Yes, I did." Clearly she gets it, but just doesn't care. She's left her posts up, as well.

It seems people don't even understand "enlightened self-interest" anymore.
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