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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #50 on: November 04, 2011, 12:12:43 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).
Go to your profile, click on Forum Profile information and there it is! Be sure your picture is not too big, that is the thing that causes the most problems with avatars.
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« Reply #51 on: November 04, 2011, 01:02:19 PM »
Go to your profile, click on Forum Profile information and there it is! Be sure your picture is not too big, that is the thing that causes the most problems with avatars.

I don't see a photo there. How do I upload one? Thanks!
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« Reply #52 on: November 04, 2011, 09:54:47 PM »
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair. Annie Dillard

     Located just outside Little Rock, Arkansas

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Author of these internationally bestselling titles. See my website for more information: http://www.sandragulland.com

       

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« Reply #54 on: November 05, 2011, 08:16:01 AM »
A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.  Edith Sitwell 
Your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the
engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair. Annie Dillard

     Located just outside Little Rock, Arkansas

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« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2011, 06:51:49 PM »
Thanks for all the info! I am also new here and well not that computer savy so this helped out tons! :)

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« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2011, 02:37:44 PM »
Thanks for this awesome Tips & FAQs post. I am new (as you will be able to tell by my lack of avatar and signature) and sort of overwhelmed; but this helps me take it a little at a time.  I am looking forward to becoming a contributing member of several of the Kindle boards and am off to create avatar and signature! - Peggy (aka MadCityWriter)

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« Reply #57 on: December 11, 2011, 02:05:50 PM »
I am very glad this is one of the first threads I found to explore.  It looks like the perfect checklist to get me up and running.  Thank you!

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« Reply #58 on: December 15, 2011, 09:46:52 AM »
Thanks for the helps and instructions.  I had great difficulty yesterday and am hoping I have the profile kindleboard pages correct.

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« Reply #59 on: December 15, 2011, 09:49:32 AM »
this was my first post after fixing the signature.  Why are they in a line? and not horizontal? could it be the space that I put between the [link] return and [link] ? Sorry to use up so much space

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« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2011, 10:13:53 PM »
this was my first post after fixing the signature.  Why are they in a line? and not horizontal? could it be the space that I put between the [link] return and [link] ? Sorry to use up so much space

One of the book covers' IMG tags was missing the width=125 parameter. I just added it and your signature looks like it's aligned now.
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« Reply #61 on: December 30, 2011, 07:44:30 AM »
Thanks for providing the info, Harvey.

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« Reply #62 on: January 04, 2012, 09:54:54 PM »
Thanks for compiling this. I'm completely new here, feeling like a tourist, and this is a big sign post telling me where to go and what to see.

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« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2012, 05:56:29 PM »
Thanks for the help on this. The first time a forum gave such great instructions. I'm in the middle of getting set up and hope get active in the forums


     

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« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2012, 06:00:29 PM »
PAW--

You'll want to move your book cover from the body of your posts to your forum profile signature.  Since you've made your first post, you'll be able to modify it.  Profile (Top Menu Bar) > Forum Profile Information (Sidebar Menu) and scroll down to the signature box.  Covers in the body of your posts are considered self promotion.

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« Reply #65 on: January 09, 2012, 10:58:31 AM »
I'm stuck. I have added my book covers to the signature section of my profile, and they show up there. They just don't want to show up in my posts. Man, it's hard enough marketing the books, but if they are this shy will I ever get them poplar?  ;D Seriously, is there a tip I'm missing?
     

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« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2012, 11:00:07 AM »
I'm stuck. I have added my book covers to the signature section of my profile, and they show up there. They just don't want to show up in my posts. Man, it's hard enough marketing the books, but if they are this shy will I ever get them poplar?  ;D Seriously, is there a tip I'm missing?

So, apparently, the signature doesn't show up on the preview! Never mind.

     

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« Reply #67 on: January 09, 2012, 05:50:12 PM »
I have tired to find it I promise, how do I create a book profile page. The refer to an author control panel which I can't find. Help.

Thanks for all the tips and links.
     

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« Reply #68 on: January 09, 2012, 05:51:46 PM »
I have tired to find it I promise, how do I create a book profile page. The refer to an author control panel which I can't find. Help.

Thanks for all the tips and links.

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« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2012, 04:15:57 AM »
I have tired to find it I promise, how do I create a book profile page. The refer to an author control panel which I can't find.
Your book profile page is created dynamically:

http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=B006M87L2O

Scroll down and look to the bottom-right of the page for (author control panel) and click on it.



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« Reply #70 on: January 15, 2012, 06:40:43 PM »
Hi Harvey

Am feeling my round and wondering if there is a specific board where authors can go to ask others for feedback on how the books are coming across on amazon? Am happy to give the same feedback in return but don't want to offend by posting in the wrong place.

Any help advice would be appreciated

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« Reply #71 on: January 15, 2012, 06:45:33 PM »
Hi Harvey

Am feeling my round and wondering if there is a specific board where authors can go to ask others for feedback on how the books are coming across on amazon? Am happy to give the same feedback in return but don't want to offend by posting in the wrong place.

Any help advice would be appreciated

thanks

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« Reply #72 on: January 15, 2012, 07:06:03 PM »
Thanks Intinst

Just saw that and will explore

best

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« Reply #73 on: January 24, 2012, 05:03:01 PM »
hi, really appreciate the info, very helpful

i'd like a pointer to, or info on these two things i'm still getting a handle on :

1) how to shorten the sig image url info so i can fit more than 6 covers in, if possible  :)

2) and where or how do i access the author control panel to enable a profile page (haven't done one yet) so i can have my book appear in the KB list

thanks so much, sincerely,

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« Reply #74 on: January 24, 2012, 07:39:05 PM »
found the info re the author's control panel, it on the individual book's profile page  :)

so one question down and one question more (for now) to figure out  :)

thanks you guys, this is kinda a neat set up ya'll have here!
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