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It does! That's exactly what I thought you meant. Thank you so much for the quick and informative response, Harvey! :)

Ooh, actually, if I wanted to include a history of works edited section, may I link to those and their respective authors? Or will direct references that can be Googled suffice? Just making sure. I've read up on a lot of rules, but I want to be clear on everything. :)

Good question. Yes, I think such a list would be allowed in your service thread, with links to those books.
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Authors: If you haven't checked it out lately, take a look at our Yellow Pages. We've had quite a few new author services added in the past couple of weeks. If you're in need of, or curious about, an author service, take a browse through our Yellow Pages:

http://kboards.com/yp

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You have a spelling mistake.

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You have a spelling mistake.

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Thank you! Fixed.
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Great resource!  One request:

Can you add a section for Illustrators?

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Great resource!  One request:

Can you add a section for Illustrators?

Good idea! I'll add that to the next round of enhancements.

In the meantime, illustrators should probably add themselves under "Cover Art," and then once we make the Illustrators category available you'll be able to easily make that change.
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I don't know about other service providers, but the recent changes to Kindle Yellow Pages has resulted in me not getting the steady stream of queries as I was once getting.  The changes made to Kindle Yellow Pages seems to have obscured it to web traffic.

"Shadow of the Indianapolis", by Tony Held". "Editor's Choice" for Issue #1 of "The Remnant Leaf":
http://www.theremnantleaf.com/fiction-feature


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Tony,

  Thanks for the note. Hmm -- the changes were designed to give the YP services much more visibility than our old thread-based listing. I'll see if I can come up with some traffic data for the new ones versus the old.

  I know that we've seen quite a few new services added to the YP since the change, so the selection of services has grown. That might be having an effect. Also, most services are choosing to include a 728x90 banner ad which appears right below the service and is linked to their customer discussion thread. That might be worth looking at.

  (Right now, the KBoards YP is the web's only listing of indie author services that has links to customer discussion threads, and we currently have about 175 services listed.)

 Thank you and do let me know of any ideas for making the YP services more visible to interested authors and readers.
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Thanks for migrating me over!

Can I request permission to be able to edit my post please? (http://www.kboards.com/yp/?seq=74)

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Andrea,

you should be able to edit it yourself--click on the "edit" link to the right of the listing in the last column.  Let me know if it's not working for you.

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Oops, I just noticed I had set up Andrea's listing incorrectly. I've now tied it to her KB profile, so she should be able to edit it now.
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Oh!  Good catch, Harvey....   ;D

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Also, most services are choosing to include a 728x90 banner ad which appears right below the service and is linked to their customer discussion thread. That might be worth looking at.

Thanks.
How do I do that?

"Shadow of the Indianapolis", by Tony Held". "Editor's Choice" for Issue #1 of "The Remnant Leaf":
http://www.theremnantleaf.com/fiction-feature


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Thanks.
How do I do that?

1. Make a banner if you don't have on already. Or arrange to have one made; many cover artists or other graphics specialists can do one. Standard dimensions are 728x90 pixels.

2. Upload the banner to a website -- either your own website (best), or a photosharing site like Flickr / Photobucket.

3. Once it's uploaded, your banner has an "image URL" -- e.g. http://www.mysite.com/mybanner.jpg. Add that URL to your Yellow Pages services listing. (To edit your listing, click the "edit" link on the rightmost column of your listing.)



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Wow, I'll have to add some of my services to this page. Just have to figure out a few things first though.

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Hi Harvey.

Please can you add mine to the Video Productions section. I have already done it but it's not showing up. I am a dab hand at making video trailers for books don't you know. :)

Thanks

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Hi Harvey.

Please can you add mine to the Video Productions section. I have already done it but it's not showing up. I am a dab hand at making video trailers for books don't you know. :)

Thanks

Maybe you figured it out already... but it is showing up. Looks good! Here's a link to it:

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Thanks for this! I literally came onto Kboards today to look into this and perhaps post about it. The timing is perfect.

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Hi Harvey:

I entered my service on Yellow Pages and can not find my listing.  I was, also, wondering why "Marketing" is not a choice when selecting what kind of service we offer.  The closest I could get is 'Book Promotions" but Enchanted Indie Press does so much more than that.  Is there any way to type in our own "Service" in the "required fields" instead of choosing from the drop down?
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Hi Harvey:

I entered my service on Yellow Pages and can not find my listing.  I was, also, wondering why "Marketing" is not a choice when selecting what kind of service we offer.  The closest I could get is 'Book Promotions" but Enchanted Indie Press does so much more than that.  Is there any way to type in our own "Service" in the "required fields" instead of choosing from the drop down?

Hi,

I found your Yellow Pages entry by searching for "enchanted":
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=enchanted&action=search&p_page=

The service types are chosen from the pull-down list, as opposed to free-form text, to make it easier for customers to find services by category.

Several service providers have multiple listings in the directory, to indicate the different services they offer. That might be an option for you...?

It is fairly easy for us to add new categories. (There is a "Publicity" category. Is that close enough to "Marketing" that it would cover your services? I'm not certain that it would be clear to have separate categories for Publicity and Marketing, but am open to your thoughts on that. Thanks!)
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Hi,

I found your Yellow Pages entry by searching for "enchanted":
http://www.kboards.com/yp/index.php/?p_search=enchanted&action=search&p_page=

The service types are chosen from the pull-down list, as opposed to free-form text, to make it easier for customers to find services by category.

Several service providers have multiple listings in the directory, to indicate the different services they offer. That might be an option for you...?

It is fairly easy for us to add new categories. (There is a "Publicity" category. Is that close enough to "Marketing" that it would cover your services? I'm not certain that it would be clear to have separate categories for Publicity and Marketing, but am open to your thoughts on that. Thanks!)

Thanks Harvey:

"Publicity" will definitely work now that I know I can set up multiple listings.

Lara Reznik

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Hiya, how can I edit the details on a book profile? Some of the info has been replicated. Thanks!

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Hiya, how can I edit the details on a book profile? Some of the info has been replicated. Thanks!

(Do you mean a book profile or a yellow pages profile?) Assuming a book profile, you can go to the book's profile page (e.g. http://kboards.com/book/?asin=AAAAAAAAAA  -- where you replace the As with your book's ASIN). Then click on the "author control panel" link near the bottom of the page.
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Thanks! I'm new at the Yellow Pages, and am working on tweaking the ad now. Seems very easy so far
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