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« Reply #275 on: August 06, 2013, 12:49:42 am »
Hi Harvey

Thank you for doing this job!

Just thought I'd mention that the banner at the top where it says 'Have you seen our KB Authors page? ebooks sold:' has the figure of 7.5 million (or thereabouts) flashing away there although the figure is actually about 18 m. Am jus sayin... (that means I haven't the faintest idea if that should be, or could be, changed)

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    « Reply #276 on: August 06, 2013, 04:27:12 am »
    Hi Harvey

    Thank you for doing this job!

    Just thought I'd mention that the banner at the top where it says 'Have you seen our KB Authors page? ebooks sold:' has the figure of 7.5 million (or thereabouts) flashing away there although the figure is actually about 18 m. Am jus sayin... (that means I haven't the faintest idea if that should be, or could be, changed)

    Yes, you are right... the Authors page has grown quickly and I need to update that animated GIF to show a larger number!
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    « Reply #277 on: August 06, 2013, 06:44:29 am »
    Which just goes to show how completely ignorant I am of these processes (as if it actually needed showing...) - I thought the two figures would be linked and so if the figures were different then the wire connecting the two must be broken, or the extra sensory perception or whatever...

    *slinks off

    Yes, you are right... the Authors page has grown quickly and I need to update that animated GIF to show a larger number!

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    « Reply #278 on: August 06, 2013, 06:50:46 am »
    ^ I wish it were that sophisticated! :D
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    « Reply #279 on: September 13, 2013, 06:04:05 pm »
    I really like this concept, as it gives other authors something to shoot for and study practices of bestsellers.


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    « Reply #280 on: September 17, 2013, 01:49:19 pm »
    Is this for self-published sales only?

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    « Reply #281 on: September 17, 2013, 02:53:34 pm »
    Is this for self-published sales only?
    For all e-books.

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    « Reply #282 on: September 19, 2013, 01:05:28 pm »
    It took me ten years to complete the process, lol, but I added myself to the authors page. Yeehaa!
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    « Reply #283 on: September 20, 2013, 12:30:03 am »
    Harvey - thanks for this brilliant idea :)

    I do wish the bottom milestone could be changed to "Published" , though, rather than "0" - as was suggested by a few others - as it is very discouraging to newbies to have that "0 sales" next to your name - it's bad enough having to face that from your sales reports, without it being like a "label" on an author ranking hierarchy!  ;D

    I released my debut 3 weeks ago but feel very ashamed having to put myself on this list at "0 sales" - even though I've actually had 180 sales and that's probably quite a good achievement in the first 3 weeks, especially for an indie children's MG novel from an unknown author. I know I can put the no. of sales in the box next to it - but I'm still labelled with "0" sales and I feel that belittles my achievement, even if I haven't managed crazy numbers like the romance bestsellers.

    And I also agree that it would be nice to have something between 0 and 1,000...like maybe 500. I think it would be more inspirational & helpful again to newbies - you know how they're always telling you to set "achievable goals" and be patient with baby steps?  ;) It's great when you've been doing it a few years and have several books - then, yeah, jumping into the first 1,000 is easy but for all us newbies starting now, it is very disheartening to see the first milestone at 1,000...it feels like we'll NEVER reach it or that that it'll take us YEARS - and it would be nice for us to have some milestone we could celebrate sooner. I would argue that authors at this end of the scale need the celebrations & milestones much more than authors at the top.

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    « Reply #284 on: September 20, 2013, 08:01:29 am »
    It took me ten years to complete the process, lol, but I added myself to the authors page. Yeehaa!

    Hooray!

    Harvey - thanks for this brilliant idea :)

    I do wish the bottom milestone could be changed to "Published" , though, rather than "0" - as was suggested by a few others - as it is very discouraging to newbies to have that "0 sales" next to your name - it's bad enough having to face that from your sales reports, without it being like a "label" on an author ranking hierarchy!  ;D

    I released my debut 3 weeks ago but feel very ashamed having to put myself on this list at "0 sales" - even though I've actually had 180 sales and that's probably quite a good achievement in the first 3 weeks, especially for an indie children's MG novel from an unknown author. I know I can put the no. of sales in the box next to it - but I'm still labelled with "0" sales and I feel that belittles my achievement, even if I haven't managed crazy numbers like the romance bestsellers.

    And I also agree that it would be nice to have something between 0 and 1,000...like maybe 500. I think it would be more inspirational & helpful again to newbies - you know how they're always telling you to set "achievable goals" and be patient with baby steps?  ;) It's great when you've been doing it a few years and have several books - then, yeah, jumping into the first 1,000 is easy but for all us newbies starting now, it is very disheartening to see the first milestone at 1,000...it feels like we'll NEVER reach it or that that it'll take us YEARS - and it would be nice for us to have some milestone we could celebrate sooner. I would argue that authors at this end of the scale need the celebrations & milestones much more than authors at the top.

    Thank you,
    Hsin-Yi



    Thank you - yes, I will make that change and agree it's a good idea. I'll post here when it's done!

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    « Reply #285 on: September 20, 2013, 08:33:15 am »
    I've updated the Authors page, to include milestones of 10, 50, and 100 ebooks sold. And, for those who've sold less than 10 ebooks, the milestone indicates 'Published.'

    I also updated the database so that those of you with sales totals in that range have the appropriate milestone levels set.
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    « Reply #286 on: September 20, 2013, 08:39:38 am »
    I've updated the Authors page, to include milestones of 10, 50, and 100 ebooks sold. And, for those who've sold less than 10 ebooks, the milestone indicates 'Published.'

    I also updated the database so that those of you with sales totals in that range have the appropriate milestone levels set.

    Oh, thank you, Harvey!  :) That's great!

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    « Reply #287 on: September 20, 2013, 08:52:41 am »
    Thanks Harvey!
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    « Reply #288 on: September 23, 2013, 03:34:45 am »
    Harvey - I'm sorry to bother you again but I'm having a problem putting in my details. I selected "100" as my milestone and then put in my estimated sales (190) but every time after I click on "Update" - the milestone automatically jumps to "1,000" by itself - and keeps giving me an error, saying my Estimated Sales cannot be less than my milestone (which it wouldn't be the number for milestone wouldn't keep changing by itself!!)

    Could you please have a look?

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    « Reply #289 on: September 23, 2013, 08:26:56 am »
    Harvey - I'm sorry to bother you again but I'm having a problem putting in my details. I selected "100" as my milestone and then put in my estimated sales (190) but every time after I click on "Update" - the milestone automatically jumps to "1,000" by itself - and keeps giving me an error, saying my Estimated Sales cannot be less than my milestone (which it wouldn't be the number for milestone wouldn't keep changing by itself!!)

    Could you please have a look?

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    « Reply #290 on: September 23, 2013, 08:52:15 pm »
    Thanks, Harvey - I just tried again and it worked!  :) Thanks for fixing that.

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    « Reply #291 on: September 26, 2013, 08:44:45 am »
    Okay, embarrassing question, because the answer is probably somewhere obvious that I missed.

    In our signatures, how to we put text alongside a (book) image, instead of above or under it? And how do we customize that text size, or make it bold, italic, etc?

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    « Reply #292 on: September 26, 2013, 10:17:13 am »
    In our signatures, how to we put text alongside a (book) image, instead of above or under it? And how do we customize that text size, or make it bold, italic, etc?
    The best way to arrange things horizontally is to use a table:


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    « Reply #293 on: September 26, 2013, 11:07:53 am »
    The best way to arrange things horizontally is to use a table:
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    Thank you, Librarian! That's tremendously helpful :)

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    « Reply #294 on: September 26, 2013, 05:14:49 pm »
    Looks good!

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    « Reply #295 on: September 30, 2013, 06:55:51 am »
    Thank you!

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    « Reply #296 on: September 30, 2013, 09:41:18 am »
    Added mine. Really encouraging to see the company I'm with!
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    « Reply #297 on: October 01, 2013, 08:16:03 am »
    Wow, I am now just one confirmed copy away from the next milestone - 10! Hopefully that'll be up at the start of November.
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    « Reply #298 on: October 15, 2013, 03:28:20 pm »
    Thanks for doing this and giving us the opportunity to join in the excitement!
                 


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    « Reply #299 on: October 15, 2013, 06:51:20 pm »
    Good thing I did this -- I didn't realize that I've sold 11 copies of my book.  I feel positively giddy!   :D
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