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Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
« Reply #200 on: July 03, 2013, 10:20:17 pm »
Entered my info.  Whew, that's the first time I took the time to total it all up.

On thing I found weird with the list, is that it asked me to enter my pen names separately, but then combined them into one link that leads to one of the Amazon author pages.  It would be nice if each name linked to the proper author page.

But that's just a picky complaint.  Nice job, Harvey.  Thanks for doing this.

Ah, I hadn't considered that... that each pen name would have its own Amazon author page - which of course would normally be the case.

Will have to think about adding multiple author page links into the form...
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #201 on: July 03, 2013, 10:23:00 pm »
    Hmm, I'm having trouble re-creating that error. If you enter a number, even with commas, the form should strip those out.

    Where is the "!" appearing? Is there an error message? Thanks for helping me track it down.
    I can reproduce the error by entering a number with a comma in the Estimated Sales field. The exclamation mark pops up with the message. I'll do a screen shot for you.

    « Last Edit: July 03, 2013, 10:28:49 pm by Jeff »

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #202 on: July 03, 2013, 10:30:23 pm »
    I can reproduce the error by entering a number with a comma in the Estimated Sales field. The exclamation mark pops up with the message. I'll do a screen shot for you.



    Ah, I just tried it in Google Chrome and reproduced it. (It doesn't seem to happen with Firefox.)

    I'll work on a fix.
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #203 on: July 03, 2013, 10:37:40 pm »
    Thank you, Jeff, and Meg. I've fixed it, I believe.

    Sorry about that, I didn't realize how some browsers treat form fields of type "number" - they do some pre-editing before it gets back into the programmed form processing.
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #204 on: July 03, 2013, 10:44:41 pm »
    I didn't know that either.

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #205 on: July 04, 2013, 12:29:30 am »
    Try clicking on your name where it's displayed next to one of your posts - then your MemberID should be displayed in the browser address bar.

    Oh, now I see it at the bottom of the page :-[  ;D. (I used to write specifications and learned very quickly that you have to explain every single step of the procedure, including the switch on and switch off steps  ::))

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #206 on: July 04, 2013, 07:57:09 am »
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    Thank you, Jeff, and Meg. I've fixed it, I believe.

    Thank you very much for all the work you're putting into this, Harvey.

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #207 on: July 04, 2013, 11:13:45 am »
    You are welcome! And thanks to our authors for the fascinating entries.

    As of this morning, the table shows 10,678,677 e-books sold over 1,199 titles by 96 authors.

    I've added a link to the Authors Page from the KBoards main menu. I'll also be promoting the Authors Page in our blog / facebook next week.
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #208 on: July 04, 2013, 05:42:15 pm »
    I just noticed the link at the top of the page. Did you just put that there, Harvey?
    In in case, I added my info. Thank you! :D

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    « Reply #209 on: July 04, 2013, 07:11:52 pm »
    And thanks to our authors for the fascinating entries.

    I'm debating about adding my entry...since the numbers would put me in last place. It's sad considering how much work I put into my books.

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #210 on: July 05, 2013, 12:12:17 am »
    I just noticed the link at the top of the page. Did you just put that there, Harvey?
    In in case, I added my info. Thank you! :D

    Yes, that link just went up yesterday! Thanks for adding your info.

    I'm debating about adding my entry...since the numbers would put me in last place. It's sad considering how much work I put into my books.

    I admire your perseverance and hope that sales success does come your way. And who knows, maybe being in the Authors table will attract a reader or two. Best of luck!
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #211 on: July 05, 2013, 12:04:37 pm »
    As some have pointed out, authors commonly have separate Amazon author pages for each of their pen names.

    To accommodate that, the Setup page now lets you specify an author page for each author name that you use.
    (link: https://kboards.com/authors/setup.php)

    In the Author Page, each author name that you use will then be linked to the appropriate author page. (If you don't specify an Amazon author page, the link will instead be to an Amazon search for the appropriate author name.)

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    « Reply #212 on: July 05, 2013, 12:13:53 pm »
    I admire your perseverance and hope that sales success does come your way. And who knows, maybe being in the Authors table will attract a reader or two. Best of luck!

    Ok, I'll play.

    I'm not sure which takes more perseverance, though...writing books or building a game engine from the ground up. :)

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #213 on: July 05, 2013, 02:39:30 pm »
    Could you add a button to the page that gets Steven Spielberg to tweet about our books and buy the movie rights for eighty bazillion dollars?

     :D

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    « Reply #214 on: July 05, 2013, 02:42:52 pm »
    Could you add a button to the page that gets Steven Spielberg to tweet about our books and buy the movie rights for eighty bazillion dollars?

     :D

    I'll get right to work on that! :)
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #215 on: July 05, 2013, 02:51:44 pm »
    Could you add a button to the page that gets Steven Spielberg to tweet about our books and buy the movie rights for eighty bazillion dollars?

     :D

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    « Reply #216 on: July 05, 2013, 08:20:17 pm »
    To accommodate that, the Setup page now lets you specify an author page for each author name that you use.
    (link: https://kboards.com/authors/setup.php)

    Works great, Harvey.  Thanks for adding that.

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #217 on: July 06, 2013, 03:34:27 am »
    Two minor details:

    When entering links, if you enter the "http:\\" at the beginning, it works fine.  But if you enter "https:\\", it adds another "http:\\" in front of it.

    Also, unlike the other links on KBoards, the links in the Authors Milestones replace the current page, instead of opening a new tab.  (Works that way in both IE10 and Safari.)

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #218 on: July 06, 2013, 09:30:54 am »
    Two minor details:

    When entering links, if you enter the "http:\\" at the beginning, it works fine.  But if you enter "https:\\", it adds another "http:\\" in front of it.

    Also, unlike the other links on KBoards, the links in the Authors Milestones replace the current page, instead of opening a new tab.  (Works that way in both IE10 and Safari.)

    Ah, more good catches. Fixed, and fixed.
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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #219 on: July 07, 2013, 01:05:51 am »
    The list is really growing. One thing that stuck out to me as being insanely cool is that figure up the top. Almost 12,000,000 books sold by KB authors. Twelve MILLION! That is absolutely nuts. And it's not even close to containing everyone on here.

    Huge congrats to everyone who is a part of that figure.

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    « Reply #220 on: July 08, 2013, 09:15:04 am »
    I'm debating about adding my entry...since the numbers would put me in last place. It's sad considering how much work I put into my books.

    I was going to comment on this yesterday and I just barely found this thread again it was pushed down several pages. Goodness you guys talk a lot in here.  :P

    I was going to say this from a reader perspective. I have been checking out this author milestone. I am just a reader, not a writer. I actually started on the low end when I looked at the authors. I see many of the high selling authors around here, but I want to also see who else is there. I am not as fixated as a reader as how many books an author sells. So don't worry about that. I see you, even if you are currently one another end of the list.
    For me its fun to see the names of the KB authors, no matter what they sold. I just want to check out what they sell if there is something I might like. And just to follow them.

    So everyone add yourself. I just want to see you there.  :)

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #221 on: July 08, 2013, 09:47:06 am »
    I was going to comment on this yesterday and I just barely found this thread again it was pushed down several pages. Goodness you guys talk a lot in here.  :P

    I was going to say this from a reader perspective. I have been checking out this author milestone. I am just a reader, not a writer. I actually started on the low end when I looked at the authors. I see many of the high selling authors around here, but I want to also see who else is there. I am not as fixated as a reader as how many books an author sells. So don't worry about that. I see you, even if you are currently one another end of the list.
    For me its fun to see the names of the KB authors, no matter what they sold. I just want to check out what they sell if there is something I might like. And just to follow them.

    So everyone add yourself. I just want to see you there.  :)

    Authors... heed this reader's advice! :)

    As of this morning, we have 118 authors represented on the page, with 12,049,494 e-books sold over 1,326 titles. Add your entry today!

    https://kboards.com/authors
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    « Reply #222 on: July 08, 2013, 10:14:53 am »
    Authors... heed this reader's advice! :)

    As of this morning, we have 118 authors represented on the page, with 12,049,494 e-books sold over 1,326 titles. Add your entry today!

    https://kboards.com/authors

    That number blows my mind. 12 million!

    Harvey, you might put up a permanent link or button so newer writers can add their stats without having to dig up this thread.

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #223 on: July 08, 2013, 11:05:36 am »
    Authors... heed this reader's advice! :)

    As of this morning, we have 118 authors represented on the page, with 12,049,494 e-books sold over 1,326 titles. Add your entry today!

    https://kboards.com/authors

    I think the Huffington Post should be notified ;D

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    Re: The Official List of KB Author Sales Milestones
    « Reply #224 on: July 08, 2013, 12:19:59 pm »
    That number blows my mind. 12 million!

    Harvey, you might put up a permanent link or button so newer writers can add their stats without having to dig up this thread.

    It's not very prominent, but a few days ago I added an "authors" link in our main menus.

    I also added it to our 'Essential Tips for Authors' sticky.

    Would like to figure out how to spread the word more, though, as the vast majority of our authors haven't added their info yet! Some might not want to, and that is fine, but there are probably many who aren't aware of the Author Page yet.
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