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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #75 on: January 24, 2012, 07:54:37 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!

okaaay!! found the answers to question # 2 (how to fit more covers into my sig) -

in the thread : "How do I put text next to a cover?" - http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,46766.0.html

did i mention how much i'm enjoying this so far?  :)
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #76 on: January 24, 2012, 08:25:44 PM »
did i mention how much i'm enjoying this so far?  :)
Congratulations. You've done a very good job of finding your own answers. Welcome to Kindleboards.

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« Reply #77 on: January 25, 2012, 04:03:54 AM »
Congratulations. You've done a very good job of finding your own answers. Welcome to Kindleboards.

thanks jeff  :) we'll call it a triple combo of good luck, good hunting by me, and good pre-posting on ya'll's part  :)
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Jack Daniels Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen-Conventional Morning
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #78 on: January 31, 2012, 02:02:56 PM »
wow. I've just arrived here on the boards. So much to learn, so little time.

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« Reply #79 on: January 31, 2012, 02:25:53 PM »
wow. I've just arrived here on the boards. So much to learn, so little time.

i know how you feel regarding "so little time" and i'm a "young" senior and am beginning to really feel time ticking, but i "try" to take a breath, remember i can only control so much, and remember to pace pace pace...

some days, it seems i hardly get anything done (though my wife disagrees  :) ) but if i can do at the very least one thing, make a note, write a few lines, update something or other, or even sit back and let myself think-drift, it's usually worth while

anyway, best wishes  :)
Thrillers merge with family fiction. | The Samantha (Sam) Lacroix series.
Short story prequel: Dirty Sixth Street, Austin | Short Novel: One Night in the Hill Country
Jack Daniels Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen-Conventional Morning
Codename:Chandler Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen Afternoon
Queen, the Serial Novel
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #80 on: February 26, 2012, 04:40:03 PM »
How do I correct the price of a book?

Thank you,

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« Reply #81 on: February 26, 2012, 05:22:09 PM »
How do I correct the price of a book?

Thank you,

Greg


greg, i won't be able to check back anytime real soon, but where is the price of the book notated? amazon? another outlet?

you might msg one of the moderators if it's to do with something priced here

best of luck with it ;-)
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Short story prequel: Dirty Sixth Street, Austin | Short Novel: One Night in the Hill Country
Jack Daniels Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen-Conventional Morning
Codename:Chandler Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen Afternoon
Queen, the Serial Novel
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #82 on: February 26, 2012, 05:24:41 PM »
The incorrect price is posted here, on my Kindle book profile page. I can't find a way to change it myself -- it doesn't match what is listed on Amazon.com itself.

As a matter of fact, it's incorrect for BOTH of my novels.

Thank you,

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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #83 on: February 26, 2012, 05:43:03 PM »
Unfortunately, we don't have a way of getting the current "offer" price for Kindle books from Amazon. Through its API service we are able to get the retail price and that matches the offer price in most cases.

We continue to look for a better solution to this; sorry I don't have a better answer for you at this time.
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #84 on: February 26, 2012, 07:10:44 PM »
The incorrect price is posted here, on my Kindle book profile page. I can't find a way to change it myself -- it doesn't match what is listed on Amazon.com itself.

As a matter of fact, it's incorrect for BOTH of my novels.

Thank you,

Greg

harvey below seems to have caught the question and given the answer/info/response

greg, in the author profile page you have for each title, http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin= then add your asin, if you go to your author control panel, and access input for that page, there is a section near the top of the page:

Author Message
Part 1
(max 256 characters)

for additional author info -

i haven't done much with that section, but it may be a prominent place you can place your price info

another option is to put the correct price at the top of your product description content

also, every 7 days, you can post an update to your book's thread page, and post new info there

all in all, still may not be what you need, but i know how you feel, not all technology talks with each other as well as we'd like yet ;-)

best wishes for you, good luck!
Thrillers merge with family fiction. | The Samantha (Sam) Lacroix series.
Short story prequel: Dirty Sixth Street, Austin | Short Novel: One Night in the Hill Country
Jack Daniels Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen-Conventional Morning
Codename:Chandler Kindle Worlds short: An Unforeseen Afternoon
Queen, the Serial Novel
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #85 on: March 11, 2012, 11:06:27 AM »
Thank you so much for posting this! I'm new to the boards, so it's great to have something like this to use as a guide!

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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2012, 01:03:12 AM »
I just love a clear and easy to follow set of instructions. Thanks for putting this up :)

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« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2012, 09:23:21 AM »
What are the essential tips?  I'm new to this

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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2012, 09:38:31 AM »
What are the essential tips?  I'm new to this

Go to page one and the first post:
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2012, 06:09:20 AM »
I checked my author profile page, which I thought was very good, but I have two questions: How can I edit the page? How can I delete the books that appear with mine, same name, but are not my books?
   

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« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2012, 06:17:23 AM »
I checked my author profile page, which I thought was very good, but I have two questions: How can I edit the page? How can I delete the books that appear with mine, same name, but are not my books?
The information on the page is being pulled from the Amazon database and can't be edited by anyone other than Amazon. You can probably get your issues resolved through Author Central. They're prompt and very helpful.




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« Reply #91 on: June 25, 2012, 07:41:58 AM »
I am doing my first post as well, but I have to say these boards are amazingly informative.

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« Reply #92 on: July 11, 2012, 05:24:08 PM »
Hello I am an author and publisher anxious to get started. Thanks for the simple and helpful instructions here.
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #93 on: July 19, 2012, 04:45:19 AM »
Hello all,

I'm new to kindle boards, have been an author for many years but am a bit overwhelmed by the massive size of this site.  Just popping in to wish everyone a good day!
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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #94 on: July 24, 2012, 12:54:51 PM »
Maybe I'm dense, but I still haven't figured out how to set up a book profile page.


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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #95 on: July 24, 2012, 02:58:52 PM »
Maybe I'm dense, but I still haven't figured out how to set up a book profile page.
You also don't know how to put your books in your signature, but one thing at a time.

Click here.
Now scroll down to the bottom of the page. Look to the right and you'll see a hyperlink that says: (author control panel). Now enter the required data and save. You'll be prompted for a user password. Enter whatever you want and write it down so you can edit the data in the future.

Next, open all your other book pages and do the same:

http://www.kboards.com/book/?asin=The ASIN number for your books on Amazon.com.



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Re: Authors: 8 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #96 on: July 30, 2012, 02:11:51 PM »
Thank you! This list was immensely helpful for me on my first day! I will refer back to it often.

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Re: Authors: 9 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #97 on: August 20, 2012, 05:56:04 PM »
You are welcome!

FYI, I updated the Original Post in this thread, to include information on our "I was featured on KindleBoards" badges, that you can use to post on your site or on your facebook page.
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Re: Authors: 9 essential KindleBoards tips
« Reply #98 on: August 20, 2012, 09:37:35 PM »
Yeah guys this list is awesome...

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Re: Authors: 10 essential KindleBoards tips (updated Sept 7, 2012)
« Reply #99 on: September 11, 2012, 10:26:57 AM »
As a new writer here I appreciate the list of tips.

Thanks, David
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