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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #225 on: July 08, 2013, 10:14:53 AM »
Authors... heed this reader's advice! :)

As of this morning, we have 118 authors represented on the page, with 12,049,494 e-books sold over 1,326 titles. Add your entry today!

http://kboards.com/authors

That number blows my mind. 12 million!

Harvey, you might put up a permanent link or button so newer writers can add their stats without having to dig up this thread.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #226 on: July 08, 2013, 11:05:36 AM »
Authors... heed this reader's advice! :)

As of this morning, we have 118 authors represented on the page, with 12,049,494 e-books sold over 1,326 titles. Add your entry today!

http://kboards.com/authors

I think the Huffington Post should be notified ;D

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #227 on: July 08, 2013, 12:19:59 PM »
That number blows my mind. 12 million!

Harvey, you might put up a permanent link or button so newer writers can add their stats without having to dig up this thread.

It's not very prominent, but a few days ago I added an "authors" link in our main menus.

I also added it to our 'Essential Tips for Authors' sticky.

Would like to figure out how to spread the word more, though, as the vast majority of our authors haven't added their info yet! Some might not want to, and that is fine, but there are probably many who aren't aware of the Author Page yet.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #228 on: July 08, 2013, 01:02:22 PM »
I am going to add myself as soon as I can have a milestone. I don't want to see that 0 and since there isn't a 500 I am going to wait until 1000 milestone which will be in another year or so.

Harvey, maybe instead of having "0" the sales milestone could be <1,000 ?

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #229 on: July 08, 2013, 01:40:01 PM »
To dovetail on Betsy's idea: Maybe you could change it from the last milestone accomplished to the next milestone goal with 1,000 as the default minimum. That way new authors could participate and update their actual totals as often as they like.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #230 on: July 08, 2013, 01:47:12 PM »
Or change the first milestone from "0" to "published." That really is the first achievement -- putting yourself out there as an indie author.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #231 on: July 08, 2013, 02:24:38 PM »
Those are good ideas. I'll play around with that today. I think I'll start with the "Published" milestone and see how that looks.
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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #232 on: July 08, 2013, 04:02:31 PM »
I have no idea if this possible, but can an embed code be created for that list? It might encourage blogs/websites to copy/paste your embed code on their site versus linking to it, in order to get more attention to it. Same concept as your "book preview" widget which we can copy and paste that embed code from Kboards right onto our website.

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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #233 on: July 08, 2013, 04:19:20 PM »
I have no idea if this possible, but can an embed code be created for that list? It might encourage blogs/websites to copy/paste your embed code on their site versus linking to it, in order to get more attention to it. Same concept as your "book preview" widget which we can copy and paste that embed code from Kboards right onto our website.
It would be pretty simple to display the filtered data within an inline frame.

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Re: Are you an author? Add yourself to our KB AUTHORS PAGE!
« Reply #234 on: July 11, 2013, 08:20:13 PM »
Just found this. A very good idea! Thank you

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KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #235 on: July 14, 2013, 08:52:13 AM »
... If you want to be included in it. All sales levels are welcome.

And we'll be unveiling the page publicly in our KB blog at 1pm Pacific time today.

http://kboards.com/authors
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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #236 on: July 14, 2013, 11:17:45 AM »
Thanks to the seven authors who signed up this morning! See 'em all here:
http://kboards.com/authors
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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #237 on: July 14, 2013, 11:55:10 AM »
I did, but now my name is not there anymore...

ETA, yes I am but not if I search by name. Sorry.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2013, 11:57:16 AM by Susanne OLeary »

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #238 on: July 14, 2013, 12:16:14 PM »
... If you want to be included in it. All sales levels are welcome.

And we'll be unveiling the page publicly in our KB blog at 1pm Pacific time today.

http://kboards.com/authors

That's a great idea, but since I've barely cracked a 100 in sales, i'll just be content lurking

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #239 on: July 14, 2013, 12:52:46 PM »
That's a great idea, but since I've barely cracked a 100 in sales, i'll just be content lurking

Well I went ahead and threw myself up there with a grand total of "0" sales, so if I can do it you can too! Isn't any exposure good exposure? Possibly not in this case, I know, but it's fun to see myself up there with the likes of Bella Andre, Liliana Hart, and Hugh Howey.

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #241 on: July 14, 2013, 12:58:36 PM »
I did, but now my name is not there anymore...

ETA, yes I am but not if I search by name. Sorry.

Looks like that apostrophe is not being handled correctly in the search... I'll get that corrected..!
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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #242 on: July 14, 2013, 03:11:34 PM »
Well I went ahead and threw myself up there with a grand total of "0" sales, so if I can do it you can too! Isn't any exposure good exposure? Possibly not in this case, I know, but it's fun to see myself up there with the likes of Bella Andre, Liliana Hart, and Hugh Howey.

No fair! Guilting me into joining you so there's two of us loitering in the literary basement. Maybe we cou.d order a pizza and play cards?

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #243 on: July 14, 2013, 03:37:31 PM »
Ah! Saw where to add. But a question...

Sales Milestone seems to be the highest number of sales to date.

But Highest Sales seems to be the same thing. Except it has to be higher than milestone.

I'm confused.  ???
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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #244 on: July 14, 2013, 04:07:15 PM »
Ah! Saw where to add. But a question...

Sales Milestone seems to be the highest number of sales to date.

But Highest Sales seems to be the same thing. Except it has to be higher than milestone.

I'm confused.  ???

The milestones are round-number sales levels and there's only a few of them to choose from. For example, 10,000.

Estimated sales are the number of sales. For example, 12,508.

Having both fields allows readers to view authors by sales milestones.
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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #245 on: July 14, 2013, 07:03:22 PM »
Once I get my sales numbers together (such as they are), I will gladly add my name to the page.

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #246 on: July 14, 2013, 07:28:52 PM »
Originally I wasn't going to add myself since I haven't made any of the milestones yet, but since it looks like other people at the "0" level are joining in, I went ahead and did it. :)

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #247 on: July 15, 2013, 12:39:38 AM »
Looks like that apostrophe is not being handled correctly in the search... I'll get that corrected..!

Thanks, Harvey.I like my apostrophe but it's often not accepted.  :( Apostrophes should fight for their rights, perhaps.

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #248 on: July 15, 2013, 02:47:43 AM »
No fair! Guilting me into joining you so there's two of us loitering in the literary basement. Maybe we cou.d order a pizza and play cards?

Sounds like fun! I'm glad we've managed to convince a few other newbies to join the list as well.

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Re: KB Authors Page - add yourself now!
« Reply #249 on: July 15, 2013, 03:51:18 AM »
I'm up there now with a grand total of 52!

Hey, I've sold my age in books!!! *Awesome!* Party round my place!!! ;D

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