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samzhere wrote: »
(of course, this thread will soon be deleted, but enjoy it while it lasts...)
Writing a book, article etc. is quite an accomplishment and getting it published makes it even more so. So is creating a new product or a new business venture. I have no problems with someone posting about their accomplishments but the second it starts looking like advertisement or someone complains about it, it has to go. Normally as long as you don't post links or mention where you can buy it and not bring up the publisher, their website, distributors, retail site, price or ways to download, etc. it is Ok to post it here as an announcement, ONCE!!!
If you reach a milestone like becoming #1 or downloading a million copies and you follow the first set of rules that is Ok to bring that up. We are all proud of you guys. But if you continuously find new and creative ways to keep taking about a product that you benefit from monetarily you will get zapped. If I find out you got some other members to continuously help you out by posting threads on the subject and links on how to buy the book it will not go well for either. Members who like the works or products of other members are more than free to give them a recommendation but again, the second it starts looking like advertising or that it's prompted by the person benefiting from the thread it's off.
samzhere wrote: »
So, explain to me this: The last thread I posted said that my novel was up for consideration as best paperback private detective novel of 2011 and that thread was deleted. I did give the novel's title but did NOT post a link or say where the book could be purchased. Nor did I ask others to post supporting notes on that thread. I've NEVER done that -- nor, of course, has Dan.
So that thread was deleted, right? What's the difference? My thread said my book was being considered for an award. Dan's thread says that his book sales are excellent. Seems that both he and I are sharing good news. But I fail to see why my thread about this was deleted.
Of course, you're the one who said that I'd tried to post a book promotional thread several times in a single day. But when I challenged you to prove this, no proof was given. You only said it "seemed" that it had been such. In fact, I've never done something like that, ever.
And if someone did complain that my thread about my book being up for award consideration, maybe that person was off base and should have been told so. I mean, all of us are happy for Dan and only a jerk would complain about his success.
DanChamberlain wrote: »
Sam, I've received PMs and had a thread removed too. It's not just you. SO I don't think it's anything personal. It's a judgement call and others have the responsibility to make those judgements.
jgunpilot wrote: »
All the success people are having on here has inspired me to write a book, too. My book is a detective novel, about a super-savvy country detective named "Big Jim McBob" ... etc
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