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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 4:44:47 PM PDT
Cphe says:
Thats good - How they thought they would be exempt from amazon's regulations that we all have to abide by ............Well it's beyond me.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 12:57:30 PM PDT
ginmar says:
Amazon has removed the self review of that 'co-collaborator' who backpedaled so fast I thought he was going to reverse the earth's rotation, like Superman did in the first movie.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 4:13:51 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 26, 2012 4:15:39 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Iola - my take is SB is a female
B Lamb is a female and they wrote some book, medical thriller ...gyn/obstretics......at least I presume that is what it is about.
I could not be bothered looking

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 3:39:21 AM PDT
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Iola says:
Is SB a she? I figured after they didn't know what an Ob/gyn was (p1) that they must be male. I figured women should know that one.

ETA: nope, Winter has it figured out. Not necessarily male, just clueless.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:37:34 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2012 1:48:00 AM PDT
Winter says:
Serafirma,
If you mature in your profession of writing, you will look back on this thread and realize how inappropriate your behavior was. You already have been linked to this thread from the Badly Behaving Authors thread and from there it's just a hop skip and a jump to the Goodreads.com thread because many of us are at both locations and Goodreads also has a misbehaving authors thread too as to other book reader blogs. Yes there are such threads; it's unfortunate that you don't seem to be aware of them. Large numbers of the book buying public note and report dismissive, rude, flippant, condescending behavior on the part of authors because many readers simply don't want to support them with book buying dollars. Ah but all this lies ahead for you...when you finally realize that your behavior toward others on a thread like this really does impact sales it will make more sense to you and you may even start actually reading posts before you respond to them. Even you will discover that Amazon's TOS apply to you the same way they apply to all other authors.

I'm just going to post a few of your more humorous posts here because I suspect soon, you'll want to delete your originals:

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2012 11:15:32 PM PDT
Serafima Bogomolova says:
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@ginmar and who are 'our' authors? And why do you mention writers who can't and won't read? What exactly do you mean by this? Talking about self-promo... I read some forum threads on amazon, and hmm, everyone there is promoting themselves :-) the ones who do not probably have a problem with self-esteem or have nothing to say about themselves...Being able to talk in an interesting way about one's work is great and should be encouraged. I believe one who cannot talk about their own work is not able to sell anything to anyone :-) :-)

Winter Says: Ok I tried to find humorously clueless posts but the rest of yours were just clueless so I'll leave it at that...

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:31:42 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Let her "talk" to herself Ginmar.......don't waste your time.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:29:30 AM PDT
ginmar says:
It's obvious you're not reading at all. Or perhaps the comprehension is the problem. Either way, I cannot describe just what a bad move it is to both readers and display such poor skills in front of them. It is not a good advert for your writing.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:26:16 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:15:11 AM PDT
ginmar says:
Yes, it's time to make up an author Bingo card, so every time a brand new author blunders in here and commits the EXACT SAME MISTAKES as so many other new authors, and whips out the EXACT SAME ARGUMENTS every time, we can have a fun game of bingo while waiting eagerly for cliches such as, "Amazon is cutting into their own profit margins," "What's wrong with having my friends review my book?!" "You're mean to authors," and now, the classic "Jus jellus!" argument.

If I speak only for myself Einstein then why did Amazon feel it necessary to listen to millions of readers like me and CHANGE THE POLICY THAT YOU'RE VIOLATING? Do you think major corporations make such fundamental changes to policy on a whim?

You're insulting every reader like me who has seen this repeatedly. And as a result, the only people you will sell to are your family and friends. If the readers aren't good enough to listen to, then your book is not attractive at all.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:11:43 AM PDT
You are not allowed to advertise your own book in a review of someone else's book.

>>Advertisements, promotional material or repeated posts that make the same point excessively<<

You should remove the name of the book you wrote from the review where you included it.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:10:12 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:04:58 AM PDT
>>"A zero tolerance policy" on self-promotion sounds not that smart<<

Email Amazon and tell them how "not that smart" they are.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 1:02:48 AM PDT
ginmar says:
Wow, what completely original thoughts. We have not heard authors whining the same whines for years now.

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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:17:04 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Serafima, You have ruined this thread with your attitude,
I will never read a book of yours......nor will I ever promote a book of yours

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 12:15:27 AM PDT
B. Lamb says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 12:15:23 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 25, 2012 12:15:38 AM PDT
Cphe says:
Thanks for ruining the thread for me B Lamb
Another thread I won't be bothered reading
Another author whose work I will never buy.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:52:31 PM PDT
UBU says:
It doesn't really matter whether you call it a provoking topic (maybe for authors. I, like most of the customers who come here to discuss books, do not write thrillers, so...yawn) or call it spam. You posted a topic intended for writers and used it as an opportunity to plug your book. You are violating Amazon's TOS.

You can argue all you want, but it does not change the fact that you violated the rules. Then, when called on it, you chose to argue with potential customers, rather than simply apologize and remove your post. Now, Amazon will have to do it for you.

We aren't trying to convince you of anything. I really don't care if you agree with the rules or not. They were put in place because the forums were over run by authors constantly promoting their own work, to the point that most of the customers left the forums. So now there is a zero tolerance policy when it comes to self promotion. Them's the breaks.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 24, 2012 11:36:31 PM PDT
ginmar says:
Ooh more accusations. This is not helping you. It's funny that you have three reviews----one of whom is your collaborator, which is against Amazon's TOS-----and they all mirror your own speech patterns.

As to the rest of your argument it's tedious. YOU are arguing with potential readers here. Your attitude will turn readers off. Good job.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 11:27:04 PM PDT
B. Lamb says:
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Initial post:  Apr 22, 2012
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