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Offline ゴジラ

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Books on Board
« on: November 08, 2011, 03:44:40 PM »
Has anyone else signed up for an author account on Books on Board? I just got an email from them saying that they're using a company called ProseQuest to allow authors to publish on their site.

http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?F=author-services

I uploaded one of my books to test it out, and it's under review. Just wondering if anyone has any experiences with them.

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Re: Books on Board
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 03:52:05 PM »
I'm curious too. I wonder about their "imprints". I wish there was even the tiniest bit of actual detail about the marketing they offer.

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 03:57:57 PM »
I think it was the ProseQuest site that said they don't do any marketing at all; you just upload your book and it hangs out on the site. They also said they do "free conversion," but uploading an epub was an option, so that's what I did.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2011, 04:00:22 PM »
They don't do any marketing unless you pay for it. Supposedly, they offer marketing packages for a fee. But what they are, how much and how being part of their imprints changes things, I have no idea.

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« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 04:35:25 PM »
I have my novella up there right now and I'm not impressed with them. I can find no way to change my price or see my numbers. It's coming across as more a fee service sort of deal, where they offer this and that to help you promote your book. I'm going to email them and have them pull the book down.

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Re: Books on Board
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2011, 01:17:13 AM »
Okay, color me confused.

I filled out an indie author/publisher app with BooksOnBoard a few weeks ago, and now I get something from ProseQuest.

I still have no login ID/password, so it's not clear what's going on.

Also, they are VERY dodgy about what "premium promotion" costs when they publish you through Travis Press.

Anyone here already "on board" with BooksOnBoard/ProseQuest who can full the rest of us in?

On the one hand, they seem a little bit like Smashwords, but on the other hand... they seem dodgy....
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