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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #125 on: July 01, 2013, 09:02:23 AM »
I'm too ashamed to post my pathetic sales, but great job to everyone in KB land making sales. And a word of thanks to Harvey for creating this list.

Looking at the layout, it seems the field labeled "KB Info" is too crowded. Given that the "Author" column is somewhat spacious, it may be more aesthetically pleasing to move each authors KB info directly under his/her name.

Also, you may want to limit the amount of KB info that's presented. Beyond the date they joined this forum, all other KB data seems irrelevant (in my opinion).

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #126 on: July 01, 2013, 10:36:16 AM »
Thank you, Kevin! And Mr. RAD!

I intend to shorten the time stamp format for the KB info.

The info in that column is of high interest to me. I've heard (in other forums) that KB is a place that authors come to and then leave after achieving success. I don't think that's true but am interested in how that 'last login' might give evidence about that over time.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #127 on: July 01, 2013, 12:17:43 PM »
Harvey, would it be possible to add a link to the list at the top of the page, right under the masthead?












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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #128 on: July 01, 2013, 12:25:16 PM »
Harvey, would it be possible to add a link to the list at the top of the page, right under the masthead?

Yes, I'm going to give another day or so for authors to add their sales info, and then publicize it. At that point, we'll add a link to it at the top of our page, and post about it in our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and email newsletter.

So this will get some visibility pretty soon!
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #129 on: July 01, 2013, 12:27:42 PM »
I've updated the Setup page to allow you to specify a link to your Amazon author page.

If you do, your profile pic and name will be linked to your Amazon author page.

Otherwise, your profile pic and name will be linked to an Amazon search results page with a search for your name and pen name(s).
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #130 on: July 01, 2013, 12:34:08 PM »
I intend to shorten the time stamp format for the KB info.

The info in that column is of high interest to me. I've heard (in other forums) that KB is a place that authors come to and then leave after achieving success. I don't think that's true but am interested in how that 'last login' might give evidence about that over time.

Does there need to be a time at all?  Seems like just the date would be enough?

I think "last login" and "number of posts" tells a lot about the status as a "KB author."

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #131 on: July 01, 2013, 12:35:22 PM »
Does there need to be a time at all?  Seems like just the date would be enough?

I think "last login" and "number of posts" tells a lot about the status as a "KB author."

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Yep, my thought is to strip out the time from the date-time timestamp.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #132 on: July 01, 2013, 12:36:20 PM »
This is great  ;D, but as usual I find it just at my bedtime  :'(. Rats - will have to fill it in tomorrow.

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« Reply #133 on: July 01, 2013, 01:27:53 PM »
I suspect as more people post this will support Hugh's indie mid-list message.
Love seeing everyone's success!
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« Reply #134 on: July 01, 2013, 01:36:51 PM »
I suspect as more people post this will support Hugh's indie mid-list message.
Love seeing everyone's success!
   :)

I think you're right! And authors: note that you don't have to have achieved *any* particular sales threshold in order to add yourself to the list.

http://kboards.com/authors

Also, I modified the "KB info" column to clean it up a bit.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #135 on: July 01, 2013, 03:15:40 PM »
Heads up to authors:

 We intend to start promoting the Authors page later this week, so if you wish to add yourself to the list and haven't done so yet, you might want to do it before Wednesday.

http://kboards.com/authors
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #136 on: July 01, 2013, 04:15:24 PM »
As a reader, I really like this as yet another way to browse authors here on KB....thanks, Harvey!  Bought a couple books just now...

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #137 on: July 01, 2013, 08:34:38 PM »
Also, I modified the "KB info" column to clean it up a bit.

A slight improvement but still too cluttered. Data would be more legible if each bullet point was on one line and not two (I think they're word wrapping). Then again, it could be my 10-year-old screen that's causing the wrapping.

Also, in the "More info" column the word "Link" is unnecessary as web conventions are already in play.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #138 on: July 01, 2013, 08:50:04 PM »
A slight improvement but still too cluttered. Data would be more legible if each bullet point was on one line and not two (I think they're word wrapping). Then again, it could be my 10-year-old screen that's causing the wrapping.

Also, in the "More info" column the word "Link" is unnecessary as web conventions are already in play.

That line wrapping can occur due to the dynamic column widths that HTML assigns to tables. I could force a pixel or percentage width to it, but that tends to cause issues with different screen resolutions and mobile devices.

Hopefully it's readable enough as is.

I do think it's time for you to add your row to the table, Mr. RAD! :)
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2013, 09:13:24 PM »
I do think it's time for you to add your row to the table, Mr. RAD! :)

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Thirteen sales in two years (when most authors get more than twice that many in their first week) is far from being good enough to make this honorable list. Perhaps it qualifies for the Itty Bitty Sales Committee but certainly not this list. I don't want to soil it.  :D

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #140 on: July 02, 2013, 01:29:52 AM »
Love the list! A very interesting read. Maybe one day I'll see my name on it.  :P
 
 
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #141 on: July 02, 2013, 04:30:12 AM »
I'd like to suggest again an intermediate category between 10K and 50K.  That's an awfully large leap for us small fry.  ;D

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #142 on: July 02, 2013, 06:48:00 AM »
I'd like to suggest again an intermediate category between 10K and 50K.  That's an awfully large leap for us small fry.  ;D

I agree  :). I reached 10 000 in April 2011 and 25 000 in Feb 2012. I'm still on 29 000 and it looks like it could be years before I'll advance to 50 000  :'(.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #143 on: July 02, 2013, 07:11:54 AM »
How hard would it be to add a command line parameter for author name?

Also, I made a mistake and stupidly (thinking it would reset the form) clicked the delete button which deleted me from the database. How do new authors and stupid authors like me, get added?

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #144 on: July 02, 2013, 07:51:24 AM »
How hard would it be to add a command line parameter for author name?

Also, I made a mistake and stupidly (thinking it would reset the form) clicked the delete button which deleted me from the database. How do new authors and stupid authors like me, get added?

Jeff,  if you go to http://www.kboards.com/authors/, you'll see it says in blue "Authors, add or change your sales info."  Click on that link and add your data.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #145 on: July 02, 2013, 07:57:14 AM »
Harvey,

in relation to Jeff's question, I think a "reset" or "clear" or "start over" button would be handy on the author submit form....

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #146 on: July 02, 2013, 08:04:04 AM »
Jeff,  if you go to http://www.kboards.com/authors/, you'll see it says in blue "Authors, add or change your sales info."  Click on that link and add your data.
If one deletes the record (as I did) that link no longer works.

Edited to add: I lied or somebody added me back since the last time I tried. I'm having a senior day.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #147 on: July 02, 2013, 08:09:44 AM »
Thirteen sales in two years (when most authors get more than twice that many in their first week) is far from being good enough to make this honorable list. Perhaps it qualifies for the Itty Bitty Sales Committee but certainly not this list. I don't want to soil it.  :D

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« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2013, 08:09:57 AM »
Hmmm...try F5 to refresh your browser?  Before I posted earlier, I created a record for me, saved it, checked to see if I was on the list (I was, at the end, with my 0 books), then deleted it.  Then tried the link again.

I just re-created my author listing, complete with zero books.

Let me know...

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« Reply #149 on: July 02, 2013, 08:13:34 AM »
Hmmm...try F5 to refresh your browser?  Before I posted earlier, I created a record for me, saved it, checked to see if I was on the list (I was, at the end, with my 0 books), then deleted it.  Then tried the link again.

I just re-created my author listing, complete with zero books.

Let me know...

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