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« Reply #350 on: March 31, 2016, 12:06:54 PM »
driving me really crazy trying to get this to work - keeps telling me invalid URL when it's put into the box exactly per instructions.
Rats.

special note:  Whew, finally got it to work. wonder what was up with that?    Happy it works so well. 
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« Reply #351 on: March 31, 2016, 12:33:38 PM »
driving me really crazy trying to get this to work - keeps telling me invalid URL when it's put into the box exactly per instructions.
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special note:  Whew, finally got it to work. wonder what was up with that?    Happy it works so well.

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« Reply #352 on: January 16, 2018, 03:51:19 AM »
Thanks Harvey! :). Its really great that almost all information is encapsulated in only one feature. It eases readers too I perceive as they can grasp all information at one point.
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« Reply #353 on: March 01, 2018, 06:10:10 AM »
Thank you.

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« Reply #354 on: June 23, 2018, 03:25:56 AM »
I'm sure I'll feel silly as soon as someone tells me, but how do I get more books in my signature?

I currently have seven, and I want to add an eighth, but when I go to the signature tool, I only see 6 lines to input ASINs. Currently, even if I make no changes, clicking preview gives me signatures that are five or six books long - dropping off 'Age of Innocence'.

I must have figured it out previously, but I'm just not getting it right now. I can work with the code, if that's the only way, but I don't remember having to do that last time to add the seventh book...

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« Reply #355 on: June 23, 2018, 03:49:44 AM »
I was wondering that, too. It used to be nine and now there's only six 'slots' to enter titles. In addition, updates aren't happening -- I changed some covers and wanted to put the new ones in, but the original signature keeps coming up. Anyone know what's going on there?


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« Reply #356 on: June 23, 2018, 04:02:10 AM »
Hmmmm....

Let me look into it.  I knew the tech team was doing something, but wasn't aware that they were making changes to the number of books.

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« Reply #357 on: June 23, 2018, 04:11:58 AM »
Mine has shrunk too.  :o


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« Reply #358 on: June 23, 2018, 09:28:33 AM »
For people with decent-sized catalogs, nine would be better than six.

(Although I was oblivious to the change until I saw this thread pop up.)


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« Reply #359 on: June 24, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
I'm depressed by the shrinking. I'm too afraid to change my books now because I will lose three spots.

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« Reply #360 on: June 24, 2018, 11:33:24 AM »
I know erotica is not allowed, but I put in links to a steamy romance, a dark romance and an erom, is that okay? Does it matter that this pen name has done other books that are erotica?
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« Reply #361 on: June 24, 2018, 12:45:01 PM »
I'm depressed by the shrinking. I'm too afraid to change my books now because I will lose three spots.

I'm afraid to change mine too - even if it was staying at 7 I'd switch one out, but putting my new one isn't worth losing 2.

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« Reply #362 on: June 24, 2018, 02:10:02 PM »
I'm afraid to change mine too - even if it was staying at 7 I'd switch one out, but putting my new one isn't worth losing 2.

Really beautiful covers on your Innocence series.

I was going to take out two and add in the series instead now that I got Amazon to link them (finally). Now I think I'll wait a bit and see how it all shakes out.



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Re: KB Author Signature tool
« Reply #363 on: June 25, 2018, 09:51:06 PM »
Or you could manually edit the signature you have already created by copying and pasting one entry to create the extra books and changing the details - give yourself fifteen if you like. This tool is a gift to make it easier to create a signature which follows the site guidelines, but it is not the only signature you are allowed to have. For example, in mine I added genre titles to separate SF and fantasy. I know the tool is easy, and a fantastic boon for those without HTML knowledge, but it is not your only option.
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Re: KB Author Signature tool
« Reply #364 on: June 25, 2018, 10:23:10 PM »
I'm depressed by the shrinking. I'm too afraid to change my books now because I will lose three spots.

Ditto.

Why change something that wasn't broken? Or was there a complaint from a few phone users?


If people dont want to see long graphic signatures, they can turn them off in their profile. But for the rest of us, and especially those of us on wide screen monitors, the 9 before, wasn't using all the space! 6 now is a waste of time.


Put the old version back in please.

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« Reply #365 on: July 15, 2018, 08:42:31 AM »
Or you could manually edit the signature you have already created by copying and pasting one entry to create the extra books and changing the details - give yourself fifteen if you like. This tool is a gift to make it easier to create a signature which follows the site guidelines, but it is not the only signature you are allowed to have. For example, in mine I added genre titles to separate SF and fantasy. I know the tool is easy, and a fantastic boon for those without HTML knowledge, but it is not your only option.

Could you give us a plain vanilla step-by-step guide on how to do this?  ::) I want to add a new non-fiction book and that will make 11 - all very different except for the two Leon books. I don't want to murder any of my children to make way for the new one  :( 

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« Reply #366 on: July 15, 2018, 08:54:06 AM »
Could you give us a plain vanilla step-by-step guide on how to do this?  ::) I want to add a new non-fiction book and that will make 11 - all very different except for the two Leon books. I don't want to murder any of my children to make way for the new one  :(
There are now 20 fields in the author signature tool.

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« Reply #367 on: July 15, 2018, 09:37:12 AM »
There are now 20 fields in the author signature tool.

YAY.  ;D Off to do some updates.

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« Reply #368 on: July 15, 2018, 08:26:22 PM »
Could you give us a plain vanilla step-by-step guide on how to do this?  ::) I want to add a new non-fiction book and that will make 11 - all very different except for the two Leon books. I don't want to murder any of my children to make way for the new one  :( 


I will endeavor to provide something in this thread soonish when the RL job gives me a day off. Even with it increased to twenty (which is awesome), it would be neat to educate on the fiddly extras, like my divider genre labels.
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« Reply #369 on: July 15, 2018, 08:39:47 PM »
Still bugs in it. It cant seem to find half my books.

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« Reply #370 on: July 16, 2018, 02:01:12 AM »
Still bugs in it. It cant seem to find half my books.

Don't you just enter the ASIN?

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« Reply #371 on: July 16, 2018, 03:16:20 AM »
Don't you just enter the ASIN?

Yes. Its not coming back with either title or author, and has an error message at the top in red, saying it cant find them.

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« Reply #372 on: July 16, 2018, 03:33:31 AM »
I just took advantage of this new feature and all worked fine for me ...  :)

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« Reply #373 on: July 16, 2018, 03:35:25 AM »
I just took advantage of this new feature and all worked fine for me ...  :)

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« Reply #374 on: July 16, 2018, 04:05:24 AM »
There are now 20 fields in the author signature tool.

That's cool. I approve of this update  :)

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