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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #125 on: March 25, 2013, 05:26:03 PM »
Is there a way to save favorite threads? F'r instance, this one?

This forum software does not provide a way to save threads. This thread, though, is stickied to the top of the Writer's Cafe board so is easy to find. For other (non-stickied) threads, you'd have to save them as browser bookmarks.

You can also click the 'Notify' button for a thread, but that just alerts you via email when there's an update to the thread.
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #126 on: March 26, 2013, 05:54:29 AM »
What a really useful thread.  Thank you.   :)

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #127 on: March 26, 2013, 08:04:25 AM »
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.
Bottom of every thread page lists the moderators for whatever forum the thread is in, with a link that takes you to their profile page, where if you scroll down there is another link to send a personal message. Couple of clicks with a mouse and you can contact them.
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #128 on: March 26, 2013, 09:05:32 AM »
Thanks for this forum & tips, Harvey & KB staff!  :D

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #129 on: April 09, 2013, 06:35:17 AM »
Hello,

I'm new to Kboards and I would love to have anyone give advice on how to have my book recognized. This is my first book as i am not a season author. All suggestions are much appreciated, be kind im a rookie.  :)
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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #130 on: July 26, 2013, 06:31:40 AM »
This is an awesome guide - huge thanks for putting it together.
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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #131 on: August 08, 2013, 09:02:28 PM »
How do I post an image of a cover that is not yet on Amazon? I can't use the link-maker, because that's just for Amazon ASINs, right?


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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #132 on: August 08, 2013, 09:35:59 PM »
How do I post an image of a cover that is not yet on Amazon? I can't use the link-maker, because that's just for Amazon ASINs, right?

That is correct. To post cover AAAAAA.jpg so that it links to website URL BBBBBB, the cover must be uploaded to a server (like your own website, or Flickr, etc) so that you have an image URL for it.

Then you can use the following bbcode in your signature:

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[url=http://www.BBBBBB.com][img height=125]http://www.yoursite.com/AAAAAA.jpg[/img][/url]
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Re: Authors: 10 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #133 on: August 09, 2013, 08:09:18 AM »
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.

bonnerauthor, in case you hadn't noticed, we now have an "add bookmark" that will let you save threads... In the thread (like this one), click on the "Add Bookmark" button in the upper right above the thread, next to "Reply."  Then, to see your saved bookmarks, click on "Bookmarks" in the top blue menu bar.

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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #134 on: August 10, 2013, 08:07:10 PM »
Cool, what a great resource! Looking forward to becoming an active member of the community!

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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #135 on: September 13, 2013, 05:58:45 PM »
Thanks for all the info.  Very helpful!


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Re: Authors: 11 essential KBoards tips
« Reply #136 on: October 29, 2013, 04:55:20 AM »
Just started today. Hooray.
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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #137 on: November 28, 2013, 12:19:22 PM »
Here is a thread that I strongly recommend for the original post on threads for newbies:

    
How much should it cost to self-publish a book?
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,159102.0.html

The article in the first post is way off, but akin to what all the rumors outside the Writers' Cafe tell newbies. They need to hear the reality we give in the rest of the thread, as soon as possible, before someone price-gouges them.

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #138 on: November 29, 2013, 09:41:19 AM »
^ Thanks, there's good info and a lot of valuable perspectives in that thread.
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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2013, 08:17:14 AM »
You're welcome.

I recommend this thread, too, about Traditional Publishing vs Independent Publishing:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,168924.0.html

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #140 on: December 01, 2013, 02:56:25 PM »
This is useful for anyone starting out.  A list of pre-made book cover sites

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,148623.0.html

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #141 on: December 26, 2013, 02:29:01 AM »
Well I guess I have to post once to get started. So here we are. Seems a great community. Let me discover this one.

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #142 on: February 02, 2014, 04:33:32 PM »
Thank you. This is very helpful! I can't wait to become more involved in the boards :).

 
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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #143 on: February 05, 2014, 01:06:39 PM »
Harvey,

I am trying to add a picture to my author profile as well as picture links to my books to display on my posts.
Somehow I can't find the information. Is there a link that explains this? I am sorry to ask this silly question.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #144 on: February 05, 2014, 03:11:04 PM »
Hi, Suzzette,


  To set up your profile picture (a.k.a. "avatar"), click the Profile > View Profile option from our main menus, and go to Forum Profile Information. Be sure the graphic you're using is less than 140 pixels high and less than 130 pixels wide.


  Here's a thread on setting up your signature:
http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html

  Let me know if you're running into problems with the above!
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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #145 on: February 05, 2014, 05:12:20 PM »
Thank you so much Harvey,

The link worked great and the instructions above and at the link were perfect.

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« Reply #146 on: February 05, 2014, 07:23:17 PM »
Nicely done!
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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #147 on: March 26, 2014, 03:46:12 PM »
Does any one know if it's possible, how to use the strikethrough feature in a blurb?

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #148 on: March 28, 2014, 10:58:56 PM »
Wondering if someone can walk me through adding an image to a post.
I have a cover image for a WIP I want to post to see what people think of it before I decide on making it official.

Thanks!

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Re: Tips, FAQs and Useful Threads for Authors
« Reply #149 on: March 29, 2014, 12:35:23 AM »
Wondering if someone can walk me through adding an image to a post.
I have a cover image for a WIP I want to post to see what people think of it before I decide on making it official.

Thanks!
First you must upload the cover image to the internet. If you don't have your own domain you can use an image hosting service like Flickr or Photobucket.

When you've uploaded the image, copy the URL to your post and enclose it inside image brackets.
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