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« Reply #275 on: July 30, 2013, 08:05:03 PM »
Sorry if this is a stupid question but I can't seem to find the answer, although I haven't read all 12 pages of the thread. Can you include Smashwords sales? I have but I can take them out if I did the wrong thing.

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« Reply #276 on: August 01, 2013, 09:15:24 AM »
Hello,
Yes I am an author, thanks for asking  8)

I have written in two genres to date: the first and where most of my work is would be in the Christian non fiction genre; the second would be... in Westerns maybe... It is an allegory on online marketing... not really sure which genre an allegory fits into...

Anyway my work is all in the Amazon/Kindle store under the author name of Deb Ling.

Titles are: The Walking Wounded, The Wounded Soldier, Prophetic Dance Hidden in Plain View, Submission through Unconditional Love, A New Day - a 31 day devotional and the latest one: Web Junction an allegory. Both the Wounded Soldier and the Walking Wounded have workbooks.

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« Reply #277 on: August 01, 2013, 01:15:58 PM »
^ Hi, Deb, and welcome. You can add your info by going to the page linked below, and clicking on the link for Authors to add their info to our Author Pages:

http://kboards.com/authors
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« Reply #278 on: August 06, 2013, 12:49:42 AM »
Hi Harvey

Thank you for doing this job!

Just thought I'd mention that the banner at the top where it says 'Have you seen our KB Authors page? ebooks sold:' has the figure of 7.5 million (or thereabouts) flashing away there although the figure is actually about 18 m. Am jus sayin... (that means I haven't the faintest idea if that should be, or could be, changed)

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« Reply #279 on: August 06, 2013, 04:27:12 AM »
Hi Harvey

Thank you for doing this job!

Just thought I'd mention that the banner at the top where it says 'Have you seen our KB Authors page? ebooks sold:' has the figure of 7.5 million (or thereabouts) flashing away there although the figure is actually about 18 m. Am jus sayin... (that means I haven't the faintest idea if that should be, or could be, changed)

Yes, you are right... the Authors page has grown quickly and I need to update that animated GIF to show a larger number!
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« Reply #280 on: August 06, 2013, 06:44:29 AM »
Which just goes to show how completely ignorant I am of these processes (as if it actually needed showing...) - I thought the two figures would be linked and so if the figures were different then the wire connecting the two must be broken, or the extra sensory perception or whatever...

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Yes, you are right... the Authors page has grown quickly and I need to update that animated GIF to show a larger number!

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« Reply #281 on: August 06, 2013, 06:50:46 AM »
^ I wish it were that sophisticated! :D
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« Reply #282 on: September 13, 2013, 06:04:05 PM »
I really like this concept, as it gives other authors something to shoot for and study practices of bestsellers.


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« Reply #283 on: September 17, 2013, 01:49:19 PM »
Is this for self-published sales only?
 

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« Reply #284 on: September 17, 2013, 02:53:34 PM »
Is this for self-published sales only?
For all e-books.

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« Reply #285 on: September 19, 2013, 01:05:28 PM »
It took me ten years to complete the process, lol, but I added myself to the authors page. Yeehaa!
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« Reply #286 on: September 20, 2013, 12:30:03 AM »
Harvey - thanks for this brilliant idea :)

I do wish the bottom milestone could be changed to "Published" , though, rather than "0" - as was suggested by a few others - as it is very discouraging to newbies to have that "0 sales" next to your name - it's bad enough having to face that from your sales reports, without it being like a "label" on an author ranking hierarchy!  ;D

I released my debut 3 weeks ago but feel very ashamed having to put myself on this list at "0 sales" - even though I've actually had 180 sales and that's probably quite a good achievement in the first 3 weeks, especially for an indie children's MG novel from an unknown author. I know I can put the no. of sales in the box next to it - but I'm still labelled with "0" sales and I feel that belittles my achievement, even if I haven't managed crazy numbers like the romance bestsellers.

And I also agree that it would be nice to have something between 0 and 1,000...like maybe 500. I think it would be more inspirational & helpful again to newbies - you know how they're always telling you to set "achievable goals" and be patient with baby steps?  ;) It's great when you've been doing it a few years and have several books - then, yeah, jumping into the first 1,000 is easy but for all us newbies starting now, it is very disheartening to see the first milestone at 1,000...it feels like we'll NEVER reach it or that that it'll take us YEARS - and it would be nice for us to have some milestone we could celebrate sooner. I would argue that authors at this end of the scale need the celebrations & milestones much more than authors at the top.

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« Reply #287 on: September 20, 2013, 08:01:29 AM »
It took me ten years to complete the process, lol, but I added myself to the authors page. Yeehaa!

Hooray!

Harvey - thanks for this brilliant idea :)

I do wish the bottom milestone could be changed to "Published" , though, rather than "0" - as was suggested by a few others - as it is very discouraging to newbies to have that "0 sales" next to your name - it's bad enough having to face that from your sales reports, without it being like a "label" on an author ranking hierarchy!  ;D

I released my debut 3 weeks ago but feel very ashamed having to put myself on this list at "0 sales" - even though I've actually had 180 sales and that's probably quite a good achievement in the first 3 weeks, especially for an indie children's MG novel from an unknown author. I know I can put the no. of sales in the box next to it - but I'm still labelled with "0" sales and I feel that belittles my achievement, even if I haven't managed crazy numbers like the romance bestsellers.

And I also agree that it would be nice to have something between 0 and 1,000...like maybe 500. I think it would be more inspirational & helpful again to newbies - you know how they're always telling you to set "achievable goals" and be patient with baby steps?  ;) It's great when you've been doing it a few years and have several books - then, yeah, jumping into the first 1,000 is easy but for all us newbies starting now, it is very disheartening to see the first milestone at 1,000...it feels like we'll NEVER reach it or that that it'll take us YEARS - and it would be nice for us to have some milestone we could celebrate sooner. I would argue that authors at this end of the scale need the celebrations & milestones much more than authors at the top.

Thank you,
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Thank you - yes, I will make that change and agree it's a good idea. I'll post here when it's done!

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« Reply #288 on: September 20, 2013, 08:33:15 AM »
I've updated the Authors page, to include milestones of 10, 50, and 100 ebooks sold. And, for those who've sold less than 10 ebooks, the milestone indicates 'Published.'

I also updated the database so that those of you with sales totals in that range have the appropriate milestone levels set.
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« Reply #289 on: September 20, 2013, 08:39:38 AM »
I've updated the Authors page, to include milestones of 10, 50, and 100 ebooks sold. And, for those who've sold less than 10 ebooks, the milestone indicates 'Published.'

I also updated the database so that those of you with sales totals in that range have the appropriate milestone levels set.

Oh, thank you, Harvey!  :) That's great!

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« Reply #290 on: September 20, 2013, 08:52:41 AM »
Thanks Harvey!
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« Reply #291 on: September 23, 2013, 03:34:45 AM »
Harvey - I'm sorry to bother you again but I'm having a problem putting in my details. I selected "100" as my milestone and then put in my estimated sales (190) but every time after I click on "Update" - the milestone automatically jumps to "1,000" by itself - and keeps giving me an error, saying my Estimated Sales cannot be less than my milestone (which it wouldn't be the number for milestone wouldn't keep changing by itself!!)

Could you please have a look?

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« Reply #292 on: September 23, 2013, 08:26:56 AM »
Harvey - I'm sorry to bother you again but I'm having a problem putting in my details. I selected "100" as my milestone and then put in my estimated sales (190) but every time after I click on "Update" - the milestone automatically jumps to "1,000" by itself - and keeps giving me an error, saying my Estimated Sales cannot be less than my milestone (which it wouldn't be the number for milestone wouldn't keep changing by itself!!)

Could you please have a look?

Thanks,
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Oops - rookie programming error! I just fixed it - - can you try it again! Thanks!
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« Reply #293 on: September 23, 2013, 08:52:15 PM »
Thanks, Harvey - I just tried again and it worked!  :) Thanks for fixing that.

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« Reply #294 on: September 26, 2013, 08:44:45 AM »
Okay, embarrassing question, because the answer is probably somewhere obvious that I missed.

In our signatures, how to we put text alongside a (book) image, instead of above or under it? And how do we customize that text size, or make it bold, italic, etc?

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« Reply #295 on: September 26, 2013, 10:17:13 AM »
In our signatures, how to we put text alongside a (book) image, instead of above or under it? And how do we customize that text size, or make it bold, italic, etc?
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« Reply #296 on: September 26, 2013, 11:07:53 AM »
The best way to arrange things horizontally is to use a table:
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Change the font attributes with the buttons above the smiley faces.

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Thank you, Librarian! That's tremendously helpful :)

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« Reply #297 on: September 26, 2013, 05:14:49 PM »
Looks good!

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« Reply #298 on: September 30, 2013, 06:55:51 AM »
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« Reply #299 on: September 30, 2013, 09:41:18 AM »
Added mine. Really encouraging to see the company I'm with!
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