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A Second Chance
by Marcia Whitaker

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Kindle Edition published 2017-08-30
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What would you do if you got that once in a lifetime second chance to seize everything that was torn away from you and make it right?

Living in the foothills of the scenic Rocky Mountains, highly respected Neurosurgeon, Julian Cahill, appears to have it all. He’s handsome, compassionate, ambitious, and wealthy but one thing is missing…a woman to share his life. For eighteen years he has grieved the loss of his high school sweetheart, Amber Scott, who passed away just prior to the start of their senior year. Ready to give up on love all together, college freshman, Destiny Bradshaw walks into his life, astounding him with her beauty. A girl half his age, she intrigues him. His attraction to her is powerful, but he’s unable to make sense of it. Despite the age difference, Destiny is also drawn to him, but her overly-protective parents have their concerns and give her an ultimatum. Upon uncovering some life-altering details in conne...

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #150 on: July 02, 2013, 08:14:39 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.

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« Reply #151 on: July 02, 2013, 08:15:18 AM »
No! I want last place back!  ;D

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All yours...testing being finished, I just deleted my account.

Harvey, speaking of last place  :D , buttons to go to the last page of the listing and the first page of the listing would be handy, especially as the listing grows.

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« Reply #152 on: July 02, 2013, 08:16:20 AM »
You're right. It works perfectly.

Great!  We'll suggest that it was sunspots.  :)

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« Reply #153 on: July 02, 2013, 08:19:30 AM »
Harvey - just an incredible job -seriously - this is fabulous.

As to just ebook or all sales. I think it is important to list both - For instance when I first traditionally published my ratio was 70% print 30% ebook but now it's 43% print and 57% ebook - knowing the breakdown between the two is important for hybrid authors, or those thinking of doing a traditional deal.
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« Reply #154 on: July 02, 2013, 09:50:03 AM »
That's right, Mr. RAD, stay away! Don't dethrone me--last place is all mine!

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« Reply #155 on: July 02, 2013, 10:09:40 AM »
Thanks for doing this, Harvey.

As I stated in my newly-added page, since I literally had less than 40 sales during the first 2 years after my first book's release, I have to attribute my next 5,360 sales directly to joining KB. As a full-time scientist and "hobby" writer, I knew nothing about marketing when I joined. Now I regularly offer advice to new writers, all of which I learned here, and more often than not, point them directly here. This place is a gold mine of information, and just a fun place to hang out when I'm not doing my science thing (and sometimes, during... shhh).

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« Reply #156 on: July 02, 2013, 11:21:20 AM »
Last night we crossed 8 million sales recorded by 57 authors... and since midnight last night 11 more authors have added their results. It's pretty interesting to browse through the results.

Thanks for the kind comments about the Author Page!

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All yours...testing being finished, I just deleted my account.

Harvey, speaking of last place  :D , buttons to go to the last page of the listing and the first page of the listing would be handy, especially as the listing grows.

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Done! Good suggestion - I think that's helpful. Plus, programming the pagination math is always fun for me.
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« Reply #157 on: July 02, 2013, 11:26:56 AM »
How hard would it be to add a command line parameter for author name?

It would be doable, although it would be a simple string search, and have to be the combined first name-last name, as that's the way I'm capturing it in the table. I think... actually, I could probably wildcard it using a SQL LIKE query. Hmm, time to play...

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Just for others' awareness: any registered member on KB can go to the setup form, and enter their information. If the author record doesn't exist, it'll be added automatically at that time.
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« Reply #158 on: July 02, 2013, 11:30:25 AM »
Harvey - just an incredible job -seriously - this is fabulous.

As to just ebook or all sales. I think it is important to list both - For instance when I first traditionally published my ratio was 70% print 30% ebook but now it's 43% print and 57% ebook - knowing the breakdown between the two is important for hybrid authors, or those thinking of doing a traditional deal.

That is a good point and would be interesting info. It would of course be possible to add a second field, and maybe total the two (ebook and print) to drive the sorting. I need to think through that though... 
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« Reply #159 on: July 02, 2013, 12:33:41 PM »
It would be doable, although it would be a simple string search, and have to be the combined first name-last name, as that's the way I'm capturing it in the table. I think... actually, I could probably wildcard it using a SQL LIKE query. Hmm, time to play...
How about by member number?

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« Reply #160 on: July 02, 2013, 12:51:13 PM »
Any way to edit a profile once it's up? It didn't occur to me until now that it might be a good idea to include some links.

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« Reply #161 on: July 02, 2013, 01:38:16 PM »
How about by member number?

That could readily be done, as the database stores the info by memberID. I don't know how many people know what a memberID is though, for it to be a useful search item.
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« Reply #162 on: July 02, 2013, 01:39:08 PM »
Any way to edit a profile once it's up? It didn't occur to me until now that it might be a good idea to include some links.

Yes, you can update your info at any time. Just click that link in the top right corner of the Authors Page:
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Yes, you can update your info at any time. Just click that link in the top right corner of the Authors Page:
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Thanks! Don't know how I missed it.

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« Reply #164 on: July 02, 2013, 02:06:31 PM »
That could readily be done, as the database stores the info by memberID. I don't know how many people know what a memberID is though, for it to be a useful search item.
I was thinking that it might be useful for authors to include a link to their sales data in their regular Book Bazaar posts or perhaps in their profiles. It might also enhance your Official List of KBoards Authors and KBoards Books by Genre list.

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« Reply #165 on: July 02, 2013, 02:30:33 PM »
I was thinking that it might be useful for authors to include a link to their sales data in their regular Book Bazaar posts or perhaps in their profiles. It might also enhance your Official List of KBoards Authors and KBoards Books by Genre list.

Oh, that's a great point and one I hadn't considered. Yes, I'll add that feature.
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« Reply #166 on: July 02, 2013, 02:42:12 PM »
Yes, you can update your info at any time. Just click that link in the top right corner of the Authors Page:
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Thanks Harvey for another cool tool! I just passed 1500 sales in June, but I passed 1000 in December 2012, so I added that milestone to my author sales profile. THANKS & KUDOS TO ALL!  :D

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« Reply #167 on: July 02, 2013, 05:42:34 PM »
Jeff had a good suggestion, that some authors might want to link to the table with it just showing their author info.

You can now do that, as long as you know your member ID. (See below if you want to know it.)

Then, you can add your member ID to this link (replace the "XXX" with your member ID):

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« Reply #168 on: July 02, 2013, 05:56:12 PM »
This is awesome! Thanks so much for doing this, Harvey. This whole week has been incredibly encouraging to me, especially seeing that I'm not alone in the results I've achieved over the past couple years. It also gives me something to strive for--just getting to that next threshold, y'know? Very motivational. 8)
         

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« Reply #169 on: July 02, 2013, 06:16:22 PM »
I'm considering adding more sales thresholds. Which levels would you like to see?

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« Reply #170 on: July 02, 2013, 06:34:18 PM »
I'm considering adding more sales thresholds. Which levels would you like to see?

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I'd like to see 25,000, but maybe that's just me being selfish because that's my next big one, and it feels like a loooong way to 50K.  ;)

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« Reply #171 on: July 02, 2013, 06:40:38 PM »
I'm considering adding more sales thresholds. Which levels would you like to see?

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2500 & 25,000! Next up for me is 2500 now currently at 1555!  :D

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« Reply #172 on: July 02, 2013, 06:43:31 PM »
I'm considering adding more sales thresholds. Which levels would you like to see?

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2,500 and 25,000.

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Anyone who would like their KB Author Sales record referenced from their Official Master list of Kboards Authors listing, please PM me. Here's how it looks:

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« Reply #174 on: July 02, 2013, 08:05:30 PM »
I've been browsing this distinguished list and must say I'm proud of the success KBers are having. Two that stand out to me are Maya Cross (who happened to sell over 80,000 books since late March of this year (that's, what, like 3 months)) and Joshua Dalzelle (who happened to sell nearly 15,000 books since January of this year). Both have done extremely well with only two books to their names. :o

Whatever juice those two are taking, I'd sure like to get some so I can beef up my book sales and join this list. Are they bottling it and selling it yet? Or must you capture a mountain goat in its natural habitat and prepare a sacrifice?
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