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Self promotion is not permitted by Amazon, except in the Meet Our Authors forum!


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Initial post: Nov 16, 2011, 3:03:37 AM PST
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JennyG. says:
The following information is directed at authors or fans who mistakenly find their way to this forum in order to promote a certain book before finding out the rules.

So here are the rules according to AMAZON:

Self promotion is not permitted by Amazon, except in the Meet Our Authors forum.

A) Read the posting policy of what is and is not allowed
http://www.amazon.com/gp/forum/content/db-guidelines.html/ref=cm_cd_f_h_help

B) Read Amazon's post (that appeared on all forums earlier this year) that specifically says they are cracking down on shameless self promotions
http://www.amazon.com/forum/romance/ref=cm_cd_pg_pg1?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=FxM42D5QN2YZ1D&cdPage=1&cdSort=oldest&cdThread=Tx20TWTO4E05JYM

C) Visit the Meet Our Authors forum to self promote or learn about other authors books.
http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_topf_t?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S

P.S. Thank you KarLynP for the sum-up of the links.

P.S. A forum overrun by self-promotion dies!

Example: http://www.amazon.com/forum/children

Posted on Nov 16, 2011, 10:44:24 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2011, 10:45:45 AM PST
JennyG. says:
I sent an email to customer service asking them make this thread STICK on top of the first page of this forum. We'll see what they do about it.

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Kate Barley says:
Let's hope this one stays in the romance forum.

Posted on Nov 16, 2011, 11:06:59 AM PST
beachbaby says:
Jenny G,
I hope you don't mind but I copied your topic and post (w/out your name of course) and posted it in the Erotica forum. Shameless self-promotion and drive by spamming is running rampant there!

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JennyG. says:
I don't mind. :)

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Posted on Nov 20, 2011, 12:11:38 AM PST
I click the 'report abuse' tab when I see this done more than once in the same post. I don't think this is what Amazon intended for that link to do; there used to be the occasional well meaning and very topical "read my book" suggestions sprinkled amongst the spam from the book ho's. Not so much any more. I've done this maybe 2-3 times. seems pretty effective; works for fake negative product posts too.

oh and uh...
BUMP

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Posted on Nov 22, 2011, 10:19:36 AM PST
Happy Thanksgiving!

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ginmar says:
Jeez, there's been two or three spammers hitting the thriller forum today. Obvious sockpuppet accounts, they only list their own books......that kind of indicates to me that they know the rules, they're trying to get around them.
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