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Writers' Cafe / Re: Advance Read ARC Reviews
« on: February 28, 2018, 07:03:21 AM »
Signed up as soon as I heard, sounds great!

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The Book Bazaar / Re: Bargain Books-List all books under 3 bucks here.
« on: October 23, 2017, 12:11:18 AM »


Like Flies - A Dark, Satirical Comedy With A Side Of Murder Mystery!

A hilarious whodunnit with a heavy dose of sarcasm, itís the perfect novel for ungrown-up grown ups.

Now only £1.99 / $2.64
or
READ FOR FREE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED NOW!

http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk - UK
http://amzn.to/2xn1PMl - US

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Iím probably a bit behind the times, but I just had the emails about LM and CJ.
Sorry to hear the bad news guys but good luck with launching now your free of the waiting room!

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Thanks ID, I did upload a new version today (which has literally just gone live) with the bits that I found, but Iím taking the review with a pinch of salt. I am I disappointed it wasnít a five star review, yes. But 90% of the comment is that they liked he story and quoted parts and characters, so Iím taking it as a win!

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Well, that's irritating. Don't respond. I wonder if they are an American thinking your British spellings are typos.
Iíve left it for now and resisted the urge to add a comment and say that I found a few missing words but no typos. Iím also thinking it could be an American / British thing. Thanks Micheal and ID for the advice.

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Hi everyone, I need some advice.
I have a really good review of the book on Amazon, but the person has downgraded it by one star because of "a few typos".
Do I comment and ask them to contact me with details so I can fix them or just keep silent? Has anyone had this same experience?

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Dan, Iím sorry your having trouble getting the ebook but I hope you managed to grab it while itís free!
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Kay, thanks for checking up on this!

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Thanks ID, gone up to #1 in Dark comedy now which is pretty cool, shouldnít think it will last much past midnight but itís made for some nice screenshots!

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That's awesome! Good luck with the switch from free to paid and I hope it works out for you!
Thanks Lincoln, planning to do a reduced promo in a week or so with some ads, hopefully it will go as well!

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Hi all,

Thanks Steve yet again for mentioning my book in the daily update today, but just in case anyone missed it I'm giving away free copies of Like Flies until midnight tonight (PST I believe). So if you fancy a freebie and a potential laugh then give it a look.

http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk

Small achievements I know, but currently #2 in Dark Comedy (Free) on Amazon. Go me.
Thanks to anyone who shared this on too, I know some of you have.

Good luck to all those waiting to hear results and remember whether you get a yes or a no, it's just the beginning!

(Last shameless plug for a few weeks I promise)

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Nominated Prelude, Broken Blue and Unremarkable.
Good luck!

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I also want to say that I started reading Like Flies today.  I'm only a few chapters in, but I'm totally hooked.  It reminds me a lot of Douglass Adams in his Dirk Gently days, and that is high praise from me, because I love the Dirk Gently books!  Make sure you grab a free copy while it's still free!  Well done, Luke!

Thank you so much Julianne! To even be compared to Douglas Adams and Like Flies to Dirk Gently feels like an honour, Iím so glad your enjoying the book and if you think the first few chapters were funny then the rest of the book should keep you entertained!

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Thanks lewg! Hope you enjoy it

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Looking forward to reading it once I get the TBR list caught up :) Here's the US link: https://www.amazon.com/Like-Flies-Luke-K-Bell-ebook/dp/B076476VL6
Thanks Jada, glad Iím on your reading list! I hope itís a review-worthy read for you and thanks for the US link, Iím still trying to get my head around how this all works.

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Just downloaded Like Flies. Can't wait to read it.

Good luck for everyone waiting.

Thanks Jill! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it!

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Firstly thanks Steve for the special mention in todayís announcement, I really appreciate it!

Secondly...
I got mine and I agree with Steve--everyone else should go download it, too. Like Flies is very well written and hilarious. There are also some dead bodies, what with it being a murder mystery and all. It also helps us Americans understand just how important tea really is across the pond.  ;)
Thatís awesome, I should have used that for the US blurb! Iím so glad you enjoyed it.

And lastly, Lincoln, thanks for downloading it and I hope you find some time to read it, Iím currently making my way through all your author blogs!


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Bought & downloaded. I remember liking the excerpt and loving the cover when it was on Scout. Hope your launch goes well. :)

Thanks CJ, Iím just doing a freebie for people who were interested from KS, hopefully that will give me a few reviews. Iím planning some ads and a 99p offer in a week or two once I figure out how that all works!

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Hi all,

I messed up my times (again) and the book is actually free as of now. Pacific time... you live and you learn.
I would love it if you all grabbed yourself a free copy and, when you eventually have time to finish it and if you like it, if you would leave a review on Amazon.
The link is below, go on... you know you want to. Itís free!
http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk

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Hi all,

I messed up my times (again) and the book is actually free as of now. Pacific time... you live and you learn.
I would love it if you all grabbed yourself a free copy and, when you eventually have time to finish it and if you like it, if you would leave a review on Amazon.
The link is below, go on... you know you want to. Itís free!
http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk

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did you say DAYS??? jk. that's very helpful.

In my experience (yesterday) this was around the six hour mark. I had hoped it was twenty four as Iím running a free promotion tomorrow but hopefully my mistake will help you.

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Aargh! The one time I don't want KS to be punctual and they send out my notification email within hours of my request!
I'll just have to hope people don't read their email until tomorrow I guess.

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Thanks lmsorrell,
Iím looking forward to someone other than me reading it too!
Just got to figure out how to balance real work, first book promotion and writing the sequel now!

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Hi all,

Been away a while trying to get my book into shape for launch but I can proudly say it is now live on Amazon!
Thanks to everyone on here for all your help and advice, especially ID!
I am running a free promotion for all the people who nominated me on KS, if I have timed things right it should work.
The book will be free from 5-6 October and I will be running a 0.99 promo later on once I (hopefully) have a few reviews.
If you have nothing better to do, or even if you have, grab a free copy here http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk

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Hi all,

Been away a while trying to get my book into shape for launch but I can proudly say it is now live on Amazon!
Thanks to everyone on here for all your help and advice, especially ID!
I am running a free promotion for all the people who nominated me on KS, if I have timed things right it should work.
The book will be free from 5-6 October and I will be running a 0.99 promo later on once I (hopefully) have a few reviews.
If you have nothing better to do, or even if you have, grab a free copy here http://amzn.to/2xZ9AMk



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Luke, I couldn't afford an editor either - I just had loads of friends and family read it and they were great.  My sister-in-law dissected it and re-wrote parts even!  I think all up they did a great job despite not being professional - I have 49 reviews all up and while some people couldn't handle the story, there isn't one negative comment about the grammar or structure.  Also I have a good friend who is a very successful author, selling 100k + books per year and his wife did all his editing!  In addition, neither of us have any formal writing education in fact I only did english to 4th form level!   As long as you have people to properly read your book, I think you can get away without an editor - it's better than not publishing your book at all if that is the only other option.  Also some other advice I was given which worked really well, was to put the manuscript away for 2-3 months without looking at it - start writing another book or something.  When you read it again you'll see it with fresh eyes.

Thanks Rachel, it's good to know that not everyone can afford / does use a professional editor. I have just come back to it after finishing it and submitting it to KS which is a little over two months and I have to say there are a few more simple mistakes than I would like and sentences that I have rephrased to improve the flow. But at least I'm picking them up and not my reviewers!

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