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Writers' Cafe / Re: I'm So Over Hootsuite!
« on: June 14, 2017, 05:56:23 PM »
thanks so much for the suggestions! i'm going to check them out as I want to be able to schedule when appropriate. I do vary my twitter messages, but as I said, it hasn't allowed me to do much of anything lately.

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Writers' Cafe / I'm So Over Hootsuite!
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:21:38 PM »
Seems every time I've tried to schedule twitter posts lately on Hootsuite, it freezes up. Then the message it has stalled out--yeah, I knew that! Start over again. Choose twitter, begin to write my message and before I can even finish the message, it quits again. Forget putting in a link, photo, or setting up a schedule. It's a battle that takes more time than it's worth. What other alternatives are there? My original WP blog posts to FB, twitter, and LinkedIn. I see no reason to repeat to any except Twitter. What now? Is any one else having the same issues?

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:08:00 PM »
Yes, actually, today posted for Freaky Friday Features--not so freaky--but at least Friday. And actually my blog post regarded the spate of books noted lately either having a cat protagonist, or at least prominently featured. Also, the covers of two particularly grabbing my interest, and one I've already read and reviewed. If I get off subject, it's usually about dogs--figured it was time the cats had their turn, "Cat Fanciers Get the Spotlight," https://rosepointpublishing.com/2017/06/09/cat-fanciers-get-the-spotlight/

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Is bookfunnel necessary?
« on: April 20, 2017, 03:37:27 PM »
While BookFunnel may not be necessary, it makes life SO much simpler for those readers who do wish to download your book. Granted, I've also received InstaFreebie--but the latter can be a pain when it keeps up constant dialogue looking to give you something else. I read--a lot--and I read on my phone, which narrows my download choices a bit. Granted, I can get a .mobi file to my Kindle app on my cell phone, but I really have to want that book as getting the download, and then sending it to Kindle for conversion isn't the easiest. (I've noticed that authors who want to send me a .mobi also include detailed instructions for doing so, which I assume means they've run into problems with others who do not know how to receive their book.) 

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Early-Alpha Readers
« on: April 13, 2017, 03:52:29 PM »
Quote: "I've also found that they can't resist listing the grammar problems they find ("I can't help it. I used to be an English teacher!")."


I've done beta reads myself and while I've not been an English teacher can't resist marking obvious edit misses. Typos seems to jump out at me.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Have You Posted to Your Blog Recently?
« on: April 13, 2017, 02:58:52 PM »
I try to post three times a week, which sometimes can get to be a little heavy. I started a Freaky Friday Feature, but that doesn't appear to have gone over real well and may dump it soon. I intersperse with book reviews, info about marketing and social media, and an occasional reblog. The blog is growing--slowly. It's a challenge.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: Please Evaluate These Three Covers
« on: April 13, 2017, 02:53:15 PM »
my eye always tends to red and it definitely zeroes in on the twirl to the eye--my vote, #1

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Working on installing books to the profile page. I have two that have book trailers. I've tried 10 ways from Sunday to get it to accept my youtube video ID...it just will NOT work, tho the rest of the page appeared to publish. I captured the link from the top at v="...". what next?

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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« on: March 12, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
Guess I should have mentioned that so far this year I've also read:
1) Heroine - A S Bond
2) Cat in the Flock - Lisa Burnette
3) Growth & Change Are Highly Overrated - Tom Starita
4) Stone Song, the Life of Crazy Horse - Win Blevins
5) Dear Willy - Claire Gehab
6) After You're Dear - Cary Allen Stone
7) The Eye of Nefertiti - Maria Luisa Lang
8) Choices and Illusions by Dr. Eldon Taylor
9) Burke's War by William F Brown
I read a lot as I've asked for reviews. However, the one I'm reading now is a major hoot and definitely becoming one of my favorites:
How Existentialism Almost Killed Me - Michael Bernhart

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Don't worry! I have 20 reviews (averaging 4.7 stars) and lately, I'm lucky to sell one book per week!

Well, you are certainly ahead of me, Joynell! I am one of your subscribers, currently trying to keep up with your 1000 fan series. Hey, that's awesome! With the way you are going I expect you'll soon see an uptick in your sales as well as your subscribers. Good work!

PS: Please don't send us anymore snow--don't need or want!

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The Book Corner / Re: So, what are you reading in 2017?
« on: March 11, 2017, 03:14:27 PM »
In February, I read "So Much Owed" by Jean Grainger and it may well be my favorite of the year. There is a lot of year to go yet, but usually that initial reaction doesn't change much. It actually begins at the end of WW1 and spans into WW2 with a second generation of an Irish family out of Cork. Whether or not you are into historical fiction, I think you'd enjoy as well.

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Writers' Cafe / Re: New to KBoards
« on: January 15, 2017, 12:52:54 PM »
Thanks so much to all who took the time to reply with my plea for direction and the warm welcomes. also appreciate the link to the videos. obviously, it's just flat going to take some time. i'll be checking back in for pearls of wisdom--I love a dynamic forum!

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Writers' Cafe / New to KBoards
« on: January 10, 2017, 01:03:59 PM »
WOW, I'm lost, but trying to find my way around navigation and to discover promo possibilities. It's possible I may slip between reader/author cracks as I've published my grandfather's books (not my own), but by way of marketing began a blog. I'm heavy into reading and reviewing, all while trying to keep in sight the original purpose--sales of those books I've published. Did I wander into the wrong pew?

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