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Flight of the Tarantula Hawk
by Michael Allan Scott

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Kindle Edition published 2014-02-10
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On the IndieReader Best Book list and featured on NBC's Daytime Show, the second book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is part of a new breed of supernatural thrillers which can be read and enjoyed in any order. Dark, different, featuring a damaged psychic, this is one of those disturbing novels that keeps you guessing.

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Supernatural Murder Mystery - Realtor Carla Simon has her first showing in nearly eighteen months. Recovering from a nervous breakdown, she arrives at the bank-owned foreclosure well ahead of her prospect. When her buyer pins her against the wall, it turns out to be the last house she'll ever show.

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Re: Authors: 7 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2011, 10:56:39 AM »
Dear Harvey,

Why don't any of my posts show up anywhere in Book Bazaar?  How can I stay with one thread, if I cannot check to see where I have posted?  Many of the topics are very similar.
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« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2011, 06:11:44 PM »
^ Your posts will appear in whatever board you post them in. From the Book Bazaar board, you can start a new thread ("New Topic") about your book. That then becomes the one thread that you can use to promote your book.
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« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2011, 03:52:27 PM »
Thank you, Harvey! My daughter, who owns a design/marketing company, designed the covers for me because she loves me, and I babysit the munchin. lol Munchin was my technical adviser for the Monster Spray child.

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« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2011, 09:40:16 PM »


The Monster Spray child is adorable.

J.Gunnar Grey,

Thank you for the compliment.  Do you mean the cover for Monster Spray or the character?

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« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2011, 10:09:00 AM »
Haven't read it yet, so I must answer the cover. Especially love the pony tail.

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« Reply #30 on: August 07, 2011, 02:14:19 PM »
I thought I posted this already, but I can't find it, so here goes again.

I read about the "profile" page, but I'm confused about how readers get to it.

Do we put the code offered in the instructions inside our thread in the Baazar Forum, or in the Signature area so readers can click on it just like they do the other such links?

If not, how do readers find and view this profile page?

Any help here is greatly appreciated, Harvey.

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« Reply #31 on: August 07, 2011, 03:54:27 PM »
I thought I posted this already, but I can't find it, so here goes again.

I read about the "profile" page, but I'm confused about how readers get to it.

Do we put the code offered in the instructions inside our thread in the Baazar Forum, or in the Signature area so readers can click on it just like they do the other such links?

If not, how do readers find and view this profile page?

Any help here is greatly appreciated, Harvey.

We make the profile page available for your book, but it is up to the author to direct people to it. You are correct that this is typically done through links in the author's signature, and/or in the Book Bazaar thread for the book.

A few authors also link to it from their own websites as well - - if they feel it's an advantage to show the KB book profile page for their book as opposed to the Amazon page for the book. They may do this, for example, if they want to show a video trailer, or make the online sample easily viewable. Or they may just prefer the larger cover image that the KB book profile displays.
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« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2011, 07:23:50 AM »
Thanks, Harvey.
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« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2011, 08:26:34 PM »
Thanks for the info!

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« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2011, 03:53:12 PM »
J. Gunnar,

Thanks for the notice on Monster Spray. Her ponytail is cute. My daughter, who designed the cover, wore a ponytail many times, but thankfully, she never held a pistol. The little girl looks like a Charlie's Angel intern. lol

If it doesn't cool down here in Texas soon, I'll be wearing an old lady ponytail.

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« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2011, 03:52:49 PM »
So glad to have found the Writer's Cafe. I'm a serious newbie, so please forgive me as I stumble around. The 7 tips are a great way to start here...
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« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2011, 08:09:19 AM »
^Marilyn, now that you've made your first post, you are able to update your profile information.
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« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2011, 07:11:50 PM »
^Marilyn, now that you've made your first post, you are able to update your profile information.

Hi all,
I'm new here, too. In fact, this is my second post. I updated my profile information but have not figured out how to make and author page or do the links. I clicked on the sample of The Jade Owl but I never could find how to apply it for my books.

Any help is appreciated.

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« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2011, 07:29:18 PM »
Hi all,
I'm new here, too. In fact, this is my second post. I updated my profile information but have not figured out how to make and author page or do the links. I clicked on the sample of The Jade Owl but I never could find how to apply it for my books.

Any help is appreciated.

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« Reply #39 on: September 07, 2011, 08:00:57 AM »
Thanks for the tips. Is there anywhere on here where we can test things out as we try them? For example, I just tried to add a clickable link to my book in my signature, and I have no idea if it worked right. I hate to post and find out it's all funky.
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« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2011, 09:03:51 PM »
^ No, we don't have a test area. But we can help you pretty promptly if you're having signature problems. (It does look like your book cover is working correctly as a clickable link.)
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« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2011, 02:27:21 AM »
While we don't have a test area, I find it useful to create the signature code in a post--there's more room see what you are doing, and it's scrollable if you have a lot of code.  You can use the Preview button below the text box to see what the signature looks like (there are a few subtle differences, like text size, and sometimes things wrap differently, but generally it works pretty well) and also to test whether links work as expected.  If something needs changing, you can edit accordingly.  Once it looks the way you like, copy the text and go to your profile without saving the post. 

Or, if you want to save the post, just in case, there is a thread for signature testing here:
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Note that there is a 1000 character limit for signatures, and using the above method, you won't know how many characters you've used until you post the code in your profile signature.  If you've used more than 1000 (if you only have 1-3 books, you're unlikely to hit that limit), the profile signature box will simply truncate the code.

Don't hesitate to ask if you need help!  And check out the Signature Tutorial. ;D

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« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2011, 06:46:41 PM »
There's a lot of good information here.  I appreciate the heads-up on forum rules and all the other tips.  Thanks!    :)

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« Reply #43 on: October 19, 2011, 04:58:52 AM »
This is my first post to the Kindle Board. I've 4 books out in print, and I'm in the process of publishing all my novels in e-book form in the countries where they are now out of print U.K., Australia, NZ. (To be launched in February.)

So my first question is: how do I get my signature titles to line up all in a row?!
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« Reply #44 on: October 19, 2011, 05:08:00 AM »
Sandra--

welcome to KindleBoards!

What you want to do is position your cursor immediately before the [url that begins each cover link and hit backspace until the cursor is immediately after the /url] of the prior cover.  This removes the carriage return you have between the covers.

To avoid this in the future, when you add new titles, make sure your cursor is immediately next to the /url] at the end of the last cover before pasting.

If you have any trouble, PM me (click on the little green square below my name on the left) and I'll help!

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« Reply #45 on: October 19, 2011, 05:41:33 AM »
Thanks! I'll see what happens now...

Woops, back to the drawing board ...
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« Reply #46 on: October 20, 2011, 04:56:45 AM »
Thanks for this information Harvey, I was getting a little lost in the virtual jungle until I came across your forum!

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« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2011, 01:11:31 PM »
Brand new, just starting to get into everything, this helps a lot. Thanks!

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« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2011, 07:35:54 PM »
Woot, thanks for posting all that info :D

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« Reply #49 on: November 04, 2011, 12:08:34 PM »
Okay, another question! I spent some time on my profile, but can't see how to post a photo (that would show up with my posts).
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