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Al Stevens

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Need a buck...
« on: January 09, 2019, 11:41:13 PM »
I need some help. It'll cost $0.99. Let me explain.

Many of you know that I'm writing a program that assists members of writers' and book readers' discussion forums such as WS. The program fetches lists of books from Amazon and compiles selections from the list into a cryptic language called BBCode for the members' "signatures." You can try out the program running in its latest development stage at:

https://www.alstevens.com/sigmill

I had to sign up with Amazon's developers' system as an associate aka an affiliate. Up to now all has gone well. But last week, they sent an email. If nobody has linked from my website and bought anything, they will revoke my access, upon which I'll have to abandon the project.

The project is pro bono. I'm using it to learn the latest web development tools and to help non-tech writers and others who have difficulty with BBCode.

I need a few folks to buy something in the next week by linking from my website. I've lowered the price on my diabetics' e-book to the minimum--$.99--and am asking you to click the link below, click the Amazon button, and buy the e-book. If enough people do that, Amazon might sanction my creds, and I'll be able to finish this project.

I posted this message on FB and made one sale. And that was to my daughter who already had a copy.

I will donate all royalties from this book over the next month to the local food bank or to the homeless vet with the cardboard sign at the I-95 interchange.

Thanks. Here's the link to buy the book:

https://alstevens.com/mybooklistings.html#diabetics

Or just click the cover in my signature.
« Last Edit: January 16, 2019, 02:54:37 PM by Al Stevens »
     
 

ragdoll

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2019, 11:44:46 PM »
Done - Good luck :)
 
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Cathleen

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 12:09:10 AM »
Bought a copy--hope it helps. :)
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2019, 12:12:34 AM »
Done.

And I quite like the way that website works too.
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Maggie Ann

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 12:37:02 AM »
You got it! And thanks, I'll actually read this book.
           
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 12:42:26 AM »
Got it.
Never listen to people with no skin in the game.

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2019, 06:50:07 AM »
Done (except I bought your mystery trilogy because I love mysteries).  :banana:
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2019, 08:03:11 AM »
Done (except I bought your mystery trilogy because I love mysteries).  :banana:

How did I miss that bargain? Had to scroll way up to find it. Thanks.
           
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2019, 12:36:24 PM »
I checked it out on my KU account. Does that count? Otherwise I'll buy it.
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2019, 02:19:33 PM »
I checked it out on my KU account. Does that count? Otherwise I'll buy it.
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hungryboson

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2019, 01:55:08 PM »
Done
 
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LilyBLily

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2019, 02:11:00 PM »
I just read it in KU. Finished a minute ago. Nice book. I hope this helps. I'll drop you  a review on the Zon, too. 
 
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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2019, 05:59:26 AM »
Yesterday was the day they said I'd have my credentials revoked if I didn't show sales. I'm still alive. Several of you came through for me in response to my request. Many thanks.
     
 
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Maggie Ann

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2019, 06:38:49 AM »
Reading your Stanley Bentworth Mysteries. Really good. I'll review on Zon and Bookbub when I've finished. I'm about halfway through the second book.
           
 

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2019, 06:44:51 AM »
You can try out the program running in its latest development stage at:

https://www.alstevens.com/forum/Sources/sigmill

It says 404 page not found.

Not Found
The requested URL /forum/Sources/sigmill was not found on this server.


EVERYBODY HE TOOK OUR DOLLAR AND RAN!  :help
 

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2019, 08:42:52 AM »
I announced the new address in another thread. Sorry.

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2019, 12:02:19 PM »
I announced the new address in another thread. Sorry.

https://www.alstevens.com/sigmill

You need to update each OP when you change links. Lot of people always look there first. The OP here has the wrong link on it now.
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Hopscotch

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #17 on: August 27, 2021, 07:56:59 AM »
 :Tup2:
 

notthatamanda

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #18 on: August 27, 2021, 12:48:41 PM »
Bought it.
 

Simon Haynes

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #19 on: August 27, 2021, 08:32:09 PM »
Clicked the link above but got this. Backed out again.




 

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2021, 10:09:15 PM »
Clicked the link above but got this. Backed out again.

Same.

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LilyBLily

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2021, 10:45:56 PM »
This is what is called a zombie thread, I believe.

The bot revived it, but maybe Al has moved on. I confess I do not even recall the book I say upthread that I read.

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Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #22 on: August 28, 2021, 12:08:37 AM »
This is what is called a zombie thread, I believe.

A spam post brought it back from the dead.
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notthatamanda

Re: Need a buck...
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2021, 12:57:02 AM »
I realized that eventually, but Al's pretty cool so I'm happy to give him the sale and the minute rank boost. Maybe I'll read it eventually, I could use a funny book.