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A hard-boiled detective story with a difference - Grimalkin is not your usual PI. Four legs, whiskers and a tail, perfect night vision and a talent for breaking and entering .... and a track record of crazy dames trying to kill him. He is also the only cat in history with a clown phobia. The case takes an even weirder twist when it becomes clear that a power-crazed parrot is calling all the shots. Sam Spade never had to deal with hysterical gerbil witnesses, pirate assassins or death by custard.

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips (updated Sept 7, 2012)
« Reply #100 on: September 11, 2012, 11:01:47 AM »
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #101 on: November 03, 2012, 06:46:33 AM »
Am trying to create/access a profile page for my books Asin B007PQJK4E and B009Q3WMNO. Have repeatedly added asin to the URL link you have provided with no success. Can you help. What do I have to do to access the Book Profile page. Nice easy instructions please.

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« Reply #102 on: November 03, 2012, 07:05:39 AM »
Am trying to create/access a profile page for my books Asin B007PQJK4E and B009Q3WMNO. Have repeatedly added asin to the URL link you have provided with no success. Can you help. What do I have to do to access the Book Profile page. Nice easy instructions please.

Here's the link for your books:

http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B007PQJK4E

http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B009Q3WMN0

In the second one, you had a letter "O" instead of a zero for the last character in the ASIN.

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #103 on: November 03, 2012, 11:47:32 AM »
Thanks Harvey The links worked just fine and have bookmarked the links.

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #104 on: November 03, 2012, 02:14:43 PM »
There is something that I do, not sure it helps.

In the Book Bazaar when posting my weekly promo for a book, I delete the older posts to keep the thread size down.

Two, three or more pages for the same book promo is clutter.

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« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2012, 05:12:45 AM »
       


      
 
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #106 on: November 24, 2012, 09:28:38 AM »
Thanks for these great tips! I just added a signature, updated my profile, and viewed and shared my book page. I am planning to spend more time on this forum. It seems like a great place to learn more about being a kindle author. :)
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #107 on: December 14, 2012, 12:29:03 PM »
Hi :) I've been away from the forum for a while now and it seems to have changed. Are we not allowed to announce our new book in the writer's cafe any more? I don't see anyone doing so, and I see no forum for pitching our own books. Thanks.

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #108 on: December 14, 2012, 12:32:03 PM »
Ross,

as always, you can pitch your book in the Book Bazaar.  If you already have a thread for your book, you must use that thread and not start another.

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #109 on: December 14, 2012, 12:34:37 PM »
Ok thanks :) When I saw no one else announcing books or anything, I was unsure.

EDIT: I mean in the writer's cafe. The description of the Book Bazaar seemed to suggest it was only for free books. Shows how bad my memory is  :-\
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #110 on: December 14, 2012, 12:36:53 PM »
No problem.  You've never been allowed to post them in the Writers' Caf--just in the Book Bazaar.  If you go there, you should see lots of new posts just today.

By the way, you've got existing threads for Kira and Shadow of the Wraith here:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,128911.msg1904935.html#msg1904935 http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,113327.0.html

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #111 on: December 18, 2012, 09:08:52 PM »
Thanks for all the tips and I'm looking forward to contributing to the forum :-)

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #113 on: January 09, 2013, 08:37:58 PM »
Great list. I need all the help I can get. Not very techie minded :(
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #114 on: January 15, 2013, 08:19:26 AM »
KindleBoards Tips and FAQ for authors

Authors: get to know these tips and tools available on KindleBoards:

1. Forum rules. What are the forum rules for how I promote my book?

KindleBoards is a great place for authors to promote their work. But before you post, know our rules of Forum Decorum.

2. Get connected with KB. How do I connect with KindleBoards social pages?

Check out our KB blog (with its email mailing list), Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest. "Like" or "follow" each of these to ensure you stay connected with KB updates and promotional opportunities for you and your books.  

3. Clickable book covers in your posts. How do I put a linked book cover in my post?

You can make book cover links, and text links, for your book using our Link-Maker.

You can use it for items other than books, too - you can make image links for almost anything available on Amazon.

(We also have a U.K. version.)

4. Signatures. How do I make a signature that includes clickable images of my book covers?

Click here for a tutorial on how to make linked text and book cover graphics in your forum siggy.

5. Online samples of your books. How do I let readers open an online sample of my book?

One easy way is to use our sample page. Just put your book's ASIN into the following link:
http://www.kboards.com/sample/?asin=XXXXXXXXXX  

Got questions about this? Here's more info.

6. Profile page for your book. How do I get a profile page for my book?

A profile page is a clean web page for your book - with no distracting links or menu options. Everything on the page is all about your book. And, we've already provided it for your book - just put your ASIN into the following link:
http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=XXXXXXXXXX

You can even customize it with an author control panel, to add other links to your book, video trailers, and more. Comments or questions? Chime in here.

7. Appear on our KB Books page. How do I get my book to appear on the KB Books page?

This is easy... you just have to customize your book's Profile Page using the author control panel, described above. This thread has more info.

8. Advertising on KB. How can I advertise my book on KindleBoards?

There are several ways, and links to the sign-up forms for each are at the bottom of any forum page. Some are free, some are paid, and they include: Forum banner ads, Forum Featured Book, Facebook/Blog Free Book, Facebook/Blog Bargain Book, Facebook/Blog Discovery Book, and Facebook/Blog Spotlight Book.  

9. KDP Select "Free book" promo on KB. I'm offering my e-book for free. How can I promote it on KindleBoards?

See our Free Book promo page for a simple sign-up form, to be featured in our blog, Facebook page, and Twitter:
http://www.kboards.com/free-book-promo

10. Recommend a book. Is there an easy way for readers (or me) to recommend my book through Facebook or Twitter?

Yes. Use our "Like it!" page: http://www.kboards.com/like


P.S. You can also use one of the badges below to post in your website or your facebook page, to highlight your Book Bazaar post or your Author Profile in our blog. The first one is 256x256, the second one is 128x128. The HTML code to place on your website is below.

   

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Thank you for posting this! I have had many Kindle authors ask questions about the very topics you are posting. I also am considering writing a book so this would definitely help out with that too!
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #115 on: February 10, 2013, 12:32:02 PM »
How do I add more books to my KB list? Sorry if I missed this tip when scrolling through this board. At the time I joined up here, I had 10 books on Amazon. I have since added two more, but I can't find them on here. Thanks for any help with this.
PS - I just found that our books are listed, magically, here on KB. Great job, thanks, and keep up the great work!

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #116 on: February 10, 2013, 12:36:14 PM »
How do I add more books to my KB list? Sorry if I missed this tip when scrolling through this board. At the time I joined up here, I had 10 books on Amazon. I have since added two more, but I can't find them on here. Thanks for any help with this.
PS - I just found that our books are listed, magically, here on KB. Great job, thanks, and keep up the great work!

Thank you for your kind comments! To have your books show up in the KB Books pages (http://kboards.com/books), see item #7 in the first post in this thread... you have to set up the genre for the book on its profile page. After that, it'll automatically appear in the Books pages.
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #117 on: February 11, 2013, 10:11:59 AM »
I just ran across this forum and I'm really happy that I did. Very cool to connect with other authors and talk about book promotion and such. Thanks for the great resource!

I was trying to browse through the pages to find the best way to introduce myself (is there a thread somewhere that I'm missing?). But I'd like to take a quick second to introduce myself. My name's Josh Matthews-Morgan and I'm a performance coach. I've recently written a book along with my business partner about how to reach the mental state for peak performance for athletes, salespeople, etc. I'll keep folks posted when we release it for free next week (I'll make sure to do in in the Bazaar to keep it legit)  ;).

Otherwise, I'm happy to be on here and connect with authors. And thanks for posting all these great tips. Very helpful!

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #118 on: February 11, 2013, 10:15:57 AM »
Josh,

welcome to KindleBoards!

We have a whole forum just for introductions!  You can find it here:
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #119 on: February 17, 2013, 08:37:29 AM »
I'm glad to have found this forum and really appreciate the advice this group provides.

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« Reply #120 on: March 14, 2013, 12:31:37 AM »
Thank you for your tips. Very much appreciated. I now have a signature :)



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« Reply #121 on: March 15, 2013, 11:56:35 PM »
This is helpful to a newbie such as myself.  I've got two new books up, but haven't even begun to figure out the promotional aspect yet.  I'll be on these forums often, soon to be with my signature, picture, etc.  It's great to help each other out!

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #122 on: March 24, 2013, 04:57:08 PM »
Is there a way to save favorite threads? F'r instance, this one?

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« Reply #123 on: March 24, 2013, 05:48:01 PM »
Is there a way to save favorite threads? F'r instance, this one?
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« Reply #124 on: March 25, 2013, 05:19:08 PM »
Couple of other forums I'm in have a 'mark as favorite' that shows up on subscriber home page.  Not familiar with all the places to click on KB yet but I was hoping.  I'll just come back once in a while and bump the thread.

Still, it might be a good idea but I don't know how to contact the mods who ever they are.

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