Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Free Book again!

Jeffrey Poole author of The Bakkian Chronicles is offering up some free copies of his books today.  He will be giving away 4 ebooks and 2 paperbacks.  Check his website www.lentari.com for more details (it may be a bit as he is waiting for a Goodreads giveaway to get approved).


In another note to authors that read this blog.  Jeffrey had all of his posts deleted from the Amazon forums and was suspended for 4-5 days according to what he told me.  What was his crime?  His signature included a link to his book ON Amazon.  He did not go into posts that weren't asking for self promotion and promote himself or anything like that.  His signature was apparently a violation of Amazon's policy on self promotion.  They are getting a bit out of control in my opinion when helpful, positive people lose their posting privileges for something that a large quantity of authors do.

2 comments:

  1. I can't believe they slapped him with a suspension, though I've heard of it for that.

    It is now against policy to use sig links on the Amazon forums outside of the "Meet Our Authors" forum.

    It definitely makes it harder to promote. That's probably why I'm not selling too many books, though I am still getting fairly consistent sales nonetheless.

    Anyways, it's a shame I already have Jeff's books, or I'd take part in the give-a-way.

    I eagerly await his next book though, and hope that I get to see him around the Amazon forums soon. He's a pretty cool guy... and I'm not just saying that because he left me a 5 star review. :D

    -Ryne Billings
    Author of Through the Flames

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  2. Hey Scott -

    Just got my copy of Marilyn's book from one of the giveaways! Many thanks!

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