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Book Klubs - leaderboards!
« on: December 23, 2008, 04:40:45 PM »
Here are leaderboards for the various Book Klubs that you can use in your signature block to show your interest and help make others on KindleBoards aware of the klubs!

All you need to do is copy the code from the highlighted sections into your signature block. I recommend separating the banners with a horizontal rule, which you can add easily like this:

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The banners will also be clickable as each klub's sub-forum is created.

Enjoy!
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The Ark

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Outlander


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Dead Until Dark


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In Her Name


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Distant Cousin


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Gone For A Soldier

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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 05:58:05 PM »
Thanks, Mike.  It was really nice of you to do all that work for us.  To see the whole thing, we have to scroll from side to side.  Can you shorten the line before the date so the whole banner shows without scrolling.

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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 06:13:15 PM »
Super cool!  Way to go Mike!

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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 06:21:46 PM »
Thanks, Mike.  It was really nice of you to do all that work for us.  To see the whole thing, we have to scroll from side to side.  Can you shorten the line before the date so the whole banner shows without scrolling.

Thanks again.



D'oh! Hmm, I made them a bit "extra-long" in case we get longer titles, but can shorten them a tad... :-)


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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 06:39:27 PM »
Okay, try them now... :-)

Have to leave them a bit longer than the regular leaderboards, 'cause some titles are gonna be longer than others (am just hoping to keep them a consistent size/look)...

Yee-ha!

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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 06:42:38 PM »
This is certainly the season of giving............
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2008, 06:46:10 PM »
Thanks Mike ;D

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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2008, 06:56:50 PM »
Thanks Mike ;D

Anne -

You might want to double-check your code - I shortened them up a bit, but looks like the ones you've got are the longer ones...?

Oh, and might wanna add a return after your ribbon icon to put the leaderboard below it. :-)
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« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2008, 06:59:05 PM »
Thanks Mike! I like.

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« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2008, 07:03:19 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2008, 01:56:33 AM »
Super cool!  Way to go Mike!

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2008, 05:36:10 AM »

Dead Until Dark


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Very cool....but I think the one above is slightly wrong.  The book is "Dead Until Dark" but the banner says "Dead Before Dark"....

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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 07:05:44 AM »
Now it's perfect.  We can see the name of the book we are kindle klubbing.


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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 07:06:12 AM »
Maybe we could do this the easy way and find a book called "Dead Before Dark" to read.  lol.  That could be fun too.   ;D

(I'm assuming that since I don't have a clue how to make those pics that it must be extremely difficult.  Maybe I should buy Mike a drink?)

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2008, 12:00:32 PM »
LOL! I'll get the Dead Before Dark thingy fixed - I just wanted to see if y'all were paying attention. ;D

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« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2008, 12:20:22 PM »
LOL! I'll get the Dead Before Dark thingy fixed - I just wanted to see if y'all were paying attention. ;D

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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2008, 12:22:47 PM »
LOL! I'll get the Dead Before Dark thingy fixed - I just wanted to see if y'all were paying attention. ;D

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At least you spell "y'all" correctly....  ;D  (As a Texan, one of my pet peeves is people who don't. )
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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2008, 02:03:34 PM »
Sure, that's your story and you're sticking to it.  I guess I need to keep an eye a closer watch on you people!  (I'm embarrassed that I didn't catch it!)

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HA! Pulled one over on ya!  ;D

Should be fixed now...
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2008, 02:04:18 PM »

At least you spell "y'all" correctly....  ;D  (As a Texan, one of my pet peeves is people who don't. )

I'm from Arizona - not quite Texas, but close enough that I can spell it right! ;D
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« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2008, 07:12:58 PM »
Ya'll is ok if it's a contraction for ya all...

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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2008, 07:56:08 PM »
These look great! I had noticed them on some signatures and was wondering how to get one for myself. Thanks!


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« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2008, 04:12:59 AM »
Hey, Meg - looks like you figured out how to set it up! ;D
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« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2008, 02:15:32 PM »
I updated the code for the banners/leaderboards to link to the OUTLANDER thread. Just copy & paste the code to your sig block if you want to use it.  8)

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« Reply #23 on: December 28, 2008, 02:19:51 PM »
I'm going to move this into the Book Klub sub board!  Thanks Mike!

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« Reply #24 on: December 30, 2008, 10:39:35 AM »
Thanks for the Banners Mike.
The rest is still unwritten.....

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« Reply #25 on: December 30, 2008, 01:51:14 PM »
Thanks for the Banners Mike.

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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2009, 03:49:07 AM »
Hey Michael Hicks!
I happened to be on Amazon (fine, I'll fess up and say I was checking on my own novel; sheesh!) and noticed the following phenomenon: your novel IN HER NAME for Kindle now has a sales ranking of 6,666.

Figured I'd pass this along. Doused myself in holy water first and blessed myself, of course.

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2009, 02:07:43 PM »
Hey Michael Hicks!
I happened to be on Amazon (fine, I'll fess up and say I was checking on my own novel; sheesh!) and noticed the following phenomenon: your novel IN HER NAME for Kindle now has a sales ranking of 6,666.

Figured I'd pass this along. Doused myself in holy water first and blessed myself, of course.

Chris Bauer

Chris - LOL! Well, my mother always did think I was evil. And then I went off and wrote a book about blue-skinned female warriors wreaking havoc in the galaxy. No, don't bother psychoanalyzing that... ;D

And yes, it's a compulsion to go in and check the rankings, but in the Kindle Store one is likely to get seasick from watching them bounce up and down!
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« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2009, 03:04:42 AM »
Another oddball note to Mike: just realized my last post to you, about your Amazon sales ranking of 6,666, was my post #6 on this board.

*bites fingernails*

Guess this post would be extremely important for me to send off like right away, huh?

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« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2009, 07:55:30 PM »
Another oddball note to Mike: just realized my last post to you, about your Amazon sales ranking of 6,666, was my post #6 on this board.

*bites fingernails*

Guess this post would be extremely important for me to send off like right away, huh?

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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2009, 02:39:59 PM »
I hate to be demanding, but it would be completely awesome if you could make one of these for The Whiskey Rebels. It's starting on Thursday.

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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2009, 03:36:25 PM »
nebulinda-

I'll try to get that sorted out here tonight or tomorrow. ;D
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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2009, 04:46:26 PM »
Okay, leaderboard for The Whiskey Rebels now added. ;D
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« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2009, 07:07:57 PM »
Thanks so much! You are awesome.

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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2009, 08:40:40 PM »
I have a request/suggestion.  In the header (where you are delineating the current chapters to be read on a given week), could you also note the location number to end at?  Outlander chapters are numbered but Whiskey Rebels are not.  I have a hard time stopping some times. ::)

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2009, 08:49:40 PM »
nicuknitter, excellent point. I have specified the locations for this week, and if you give me a few more minutes, I think I'm to go ahead and make a table of the locations for each week.

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« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2009, 02:37:28 PM »
Mike,
Since we're going on with the book after Dead Until Dark, would it be possible to change the DUD leaderboard to "Southern Vampire Mysteries"?  that way everyone in it can just hang on to it until they feel like dropping out.  Would that be a lot of hassle?
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« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2009, 03:11:46 PM »
Mike,
Since we're going on with the book after Dead Until Dark, would it be possible to change the DUD leaderboard to "Southern Vampire Mysteries"?  that way everyone in it can just hang on to it until they feel like dropping out.  Would that be a lot of hassle?
thanks!
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Robin - will do! In case I forget, though, since it'll be more than five minutes until I can get to it, just smack me (but no kilt wedgies, please!)... ;D
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« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2009, 05:27:15 PM »
Robin - will do! In case I forget, though, since it'll be more than five minutes until I can get to it, just smack me (but no kilt wedgies, please!)... ;D

Yeah, only Jan has that privilege.   ;D

Could you do the same for Outlander?  We'll be starting the second book next week, so I think Robin's idea is a good one.  We already changed the name of the child board to Outlander Series so we can stick with that.

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« Reply #39 on: February 19, 2009, 05:09:13 PM »
Robin, Gertie -

DONE! ;D
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Re: Book Klubs - leaderboards!
« Reply #40 on: February 19, 2009, 05:11:10 PM »
Robin, Gertie -

DONE! ;D

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Re: Book Klubs - leaderboards!
« Reply #41 on: February 19, 2009, 05:31:57 PM »
...I take back the paddle.   ;)

Oh. Darn...wait, I mean, great!  ;D
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« Reply #42 on: February 19, 2009, 05:36:13 PM »
Oh. Darn...wait, I mean, great!  ;D

"Beat me, beat me," said the masochist.  "Nooooo," said the sadist.  Muwaahaaahaahaa.

Did you hide the banners somewhere?  I copied and pasted the original because I figured you had just changed that file, but nothing changed in my siggy. 



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Re: Book Klubs - leaderboards!
« Reply #43 on: February 19, 2009, 05:45:26 PM »
"Beat me, beat me," said the masochist.  "Nooooo," said the sadist.  Muwaahaaahaahaa.

Did you hide the banners somewhere?  I copied and pasted the original because I figured you had just changed that file, but nothing changed in my siggy. 



I just changed the original photobucket files. Lemme check the original filesets...
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« Reply #44 on: February 19, 2009, 05:46:57 PM »
Well, try recopying the original code at the head of this thread and pasting that into your siggy. Also, your browser cache may be holding onto the old one - you might have to clear it...
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« Reply #45 on: February 20, 2009, 08:18:21 AM »
Robin, Gertie -

DONE! ;D
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« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2009, 05:00:49 AM »
Mike,
Are you still making up new ones?
How about one for Boyd Morrison's The Ark?

Or shoot me the template and I can make one.
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« Reply #47 on: May 06, 2009, 06:21:29 PM »
Mike,
Are you still making up new ones?
How about one for Boyd Morrison's The Ark?

Or shoot me the template and I can make one.
Thanks

Geoff - remind me tomorrow and I'll get one made! :-)
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« Reply #48 on: May 07, 2009, 08:04:42 AM »
Geoff - remind me tomorrow and I'll get one made! :-)

Mike,
This is the reminder.
Kindly requested: a Book Klub leaderboard for Now In Progress: The Ark
And maybe:
a Discussion Thread: Treasure of La Malinche?
Thanks,
Geoff T.

PS: We probably should prepare a Discussion Thread leaderboard for Gerties new book too.  She started the thread and "we" will jump on it.
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« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2009, 10:17:08 AM »
Mike,
This is the reminder.
Kindly requested: a Book Klub leaderboard for Now In Progress: The Ark
And maybe:
a Discussion Thread: Treasure of La Malinche?
Thanks,
Geoff T.

Aye! Will get to those this afternoon (just sent you a PM before I saw this - ha!). ;D

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PS: We probably should prepare a Discussion Thread leaderboard for Gerties new book too.  She started the thread and "we" will jump on it.

Definitely! I downloaded the sample, but haven't started it yet - trying to finish off Boyd's "The Ark".

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By the way I got all kinds of questions and remarks for you on your outstanding Omnibus. The old "couldn't put it down" thing.  A real page turner.  Do you want the comments in the Book Klub thread or privately?   Some of my questions/remarks will be comparisons to other works and while that is neat for me, I don't know if it is for everyone.  Whatever you think is best.
Thanks for everything, writing especially.

As far as I'm concerned, feel free to post in the In Her Name book klub - even start a new thread there if you like (that might actually make the most sense). And I'm perfectly comfortable with comparisons to other works, etc., and other folks are certainly welcome to jump in with their opinions, too - after all, that's the joy of having discussions!  ;D

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« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2009, 03:21:06 PM »
Mike,
Gentle nudge. (is nudge a real word?)
Just a reminder, kind sir.
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« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2009, 05:38:47 PM »
Geoff -

Done!! Sorry about the delay - things have just been crazy around here (as usual)! ;D

Anyway, I posted the leaderboard for The Ark in the first post of this thread...

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« Reply #52 on: May 11, 2009, 08:19:06 PM »
Thanks, Mike.

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