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Title: Promotion Rules
Post by: TimothyEllis on September 16, 2018, 11:06:04 PM
Authors may create a promotion thread for their work. 1 thread per author name.

Authors can post anything new to it at any time.

Authors may boost their thread once a week, but preferably with a new Original Post Heading each time. (To keep from always seeing the same thing all the time.)

Author members promoting their own work should begin the thread subject with:
[Author Name] thread title. This tells the observer which are authors here advertising their own work, and all others will be someone advertising someone else. Comments welcome.

If you have multiple pen names, then one thread per pen name with [Pen name] on the heading.

Recurring group promos should have 1 thread, with the promo name in the []. 



Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Simon Haynes on September 17, 2018, 05:29:59 PM
Just checking - I'm hoping you're restricting this to one topic per author, not per title? There's a situation on a certain other forum where an author/imprint will go into the promo section and bump about 15-20 books every week, filling the first page.

If they can all be merged into a single topic per author, that would be great.




Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: TimothyEllis on September 17, 2018, 05:34:09 PM
Just checking - I'm hoping you're restricting this to one topic per author, not per title? There's a situation on a certain other forum where an author/imprint will go into the promo section and bump about 15-20 books every week, filling the first page.

If they can all be merged into a single topic per author, that would be great.

 ThumbsUp3

Yes, thats exactly what I'm saying, unless there a backlash and we decide something else. I found all those regularly bumped book posts extremely annoying.

So 1 thread per author. Each new book can be added whenever, but booting the thread should have a new title, and only be once a week. Older books should cycle weekly if no new books are added. Just means adding a post, and then modifying the first post subject.

If an author with a very large catalog wants to have series threads, it can be discussed. But I'm not inclined to allow a trilogy to have a series thread. Something over 6 books perhaps. Deal with it when it comes up, or people make their views known.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Simon Haynes on September 17, 2018, 05:54:18 PM
I'd much prefer per-author.  New releases, specials, promos, etc should all be under the one name.

Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: TimothyEllis on September 17, 2018, 06:20:41 PM
Simon, I took the liberty of editing your title. Establishing a trend if you will, which might become a rule.

[Author Name] thread title. If the title changes, the [ ] part doesn't.

Part of the idea is to differentiate between author members posting about their own books, and anyone else posting about someone else's books. 

Just an idea for now. Maybe people can comment on it.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: BrianDHoward on September 18, 2018, 02:57:20 AM
This all sounds good to me.

Please make this post sticky so it doesn't get buried in the next hour or so.... :-)
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: guest14 on September 18, 2018, 02:59:05 AM
This all sounds good to me.

Please make this post sticky so it doesn't get buried in the next hour or so.... :-)

hahahahaha!
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Nom de Plume on September 24, 2018, 04:19:33 AM
Pen names?  I'm writing in two different genres.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Maggie Ann on September 24, 2018, 07:04:21 AM
I'm currently in a 99c promo (N/L exchange) for cozy mysteries. Usually the promos are run by different people and sometimes I'm in two different promos in a month. Will that be one thread per promo or will it be the same as for a trilogy?

Also, can I promote signups for these promos? Fresh faces are always welcome.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: TimothyEllis on September 24, 2018, 11:36:38 AM
Pen names?  I'm writing in two different genres.
One thread per pen name, with the pen name in [].

I'm currently in a 99c promo (N/L exchange) for cozy mysteries. Usually the promos are run by different people and sometimes I'm in two different promos in a month. Will that be one thread per promo or will it be the same as for a trilogy?

Also, can I promote signups for these promos? Fresh faces are always welcome.

If the promo is a regular, then create a thread for it using the promo name in the []. Anyone else in the same promo can use the same thread.

Signups can go in Secret Author Business.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Maggie Ann on September 24, 2018, 11:54:52 AM
Pen names?  I'm writing in two different genres.
One thread per pen name, with the pen name in [].

I'm currently in a 99c promo (N/L exchange) for cozy mysteries. Usually the promos are run by different people and sometimes I'm in two different promos in a month. Will that be one thread per promo or will it be the same as for a trilogy?

Also, can I promote signups for these promos? Fresh faces are always welcome.

If the promo is a regular, then create a thread for it using the promo name in the []. Anyone else in the same promo can use the same thread.

Signups can go in Secret Author Business.

Thanks, Tim.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on September 24, 2018, 03:53:36 PM
Authors can post anything new to it at any time.

Authors may boost their thread once a week, but preferably with a new Original Post Heading each time. (To keep from always seeing the same thing all the time.)


I just want to be sure I understand this correctly.  When you say we can post anything new at any time, you're referring to modifying pre-existing posts, right?  But new posts can't be made more than once a week.  Correct?

Also, what about responses to other members?  Any exceptions to the once-a-week rule for those instances?
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: TimothyEllis on September 24, 2018, 04:16:12 PM
Authors can post anything new to it at any time.

Authors may boost their thread once a week, but preferably with a new Original Post Heading each time. (To keep from always seeing the same thing all the time.)


I just want to be sure I understand this correctly.  When you say we can post anything new at any time, you're referring to modifying pre-existing posts, right?  But new posts can't be made more than once a week.  Correct?

Also, what about responses to other members?  Any exceptions to the once-a-week rule for those instances?

Chat and answer posted question, no problems.

Modify existing posts, no problems.

New release, special, or promo, no problems. Just change the first post subject each time.

Boosting because of crickets, once a week, with a new first post subject each time. So use a different existing book or something to vary up the posts, so people dont get sick of seeing them.
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Jeff Tanyard on September 24, 2018, 04:29:06 PM
Authors can post anything new to it at any time.

Authors may boost their thread once a week, but preferably with a new Original Post Heading each time. (To keep from always seeing the same thing all the time.)


I just want to be sure I understand this correctly.  When you say we can post anything new at any time, you're referring to modifying pre-existing posts, right?  But new posts can't be made more than once a week.  Correct?

Also, what about responses to other members?  Any exceptions to the once-a-week rule for those instances?

Chat and answer posted question, no problems.

Modify existing posts, no problems.

New release, special, or promo, no problems. Just change the first post subject each time.

Boosting because of crickets, once a week, with a new first post subject each time. So use a different existing book or something to vary up the posts, so people dont get sick of seeing them.


Okay.  I think I got it.   :Tup2:
Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: Maggie Ann on October 21, 2018, 04:51:25 AM
I'm about to post a promo but, since most promos last a week or less, that means I can only post it the one time. There are nearly 30 different authors in the promo but I haven't seen any of them here. Except for me, of course. That means the post will most likely not get bumped and will quickly sink into oblivion.

 :help

Title: Re: Promotion Rules
Post by: ketadiablo on November 09, 2018, 05:41:04 PM
Thanks for the opportunity, I do hope I've understood correctly!   :dance:  (Oh, I love the dancing banana!)