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  1. Hi,
    I could really use some help here. I have a manuscript sitting on my desk that I wrote a couple of years ago…before I actually starting publishing my novels. The WIP title is Sex for Money… The question is about genre. It’s fiction, but reads like an expose, about a female journalist who decides to take a work/break in Puerto Vallarta for a few months and write a story about male prostitution. So basically the story is sexy, with adult matter obviously, and consists of interviews and interactions with several men who sell their bodies for money. I have no idea what genre this would be as I normally write thriller, suspense, action, mystery. I pulled it out last night and started edits… and decided it was relatively steamy in parts. I would welcome any suggestions you can make. Thanks so much.

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    1. Hi Lynda,
      In Amazon, I put in fiction erotic and the words “fiction erotic pet play” came up with a few books. It looks like a niche without a lot of competition so may be a good market. Only 175 books displayed. I checked one of the books for categories and here’s what it had:
      Literature & Fiction > Contemporary Fiction > Women’s Fiction
      Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction > Contemporary Women
      Literature & Fiction > Women’s Fiction

      Hope that helps.

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      1. Thanks so much. Taking notes! It really helps.

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    2. Hy, Lynda. What I’ve learned about steamy novels is that the genre they fit into depends on the heat level. How explicit are your sex scenes? Are they graphic? If so, would it be considered Erotica? If not, I’d call it Contemporary Fiction. That’s my two-cents worth of input. 🙂 Good luck!

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      1. Thanks rijanjks, I will re-read parts for heat level. I appreciate your input…

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        1. ALso, one other suggestion, Lynda. Are you familiar with Author, Harmony Kent? She would be a great one to get input from about the genre.

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          1. Great thanks, I’ll send her a note. That’s a great idea.

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  2. Hi, Lizzie – the reply feature not coming up for you, so I’m doing a fresh post for your query on Createspace templates from a design PoV. I’ve heard iffy things about quality for Createspace and in the last few days I’ve had direct experience PDFwith Amazon’s new POD venture with Kindle Paperbacks.
    Both do indeed provide templates for the internal content, and have an online cover maker that automatically calculates the spin width etc.
    No issues with the internal content templates, which are simple to use for non-designers.
    With the cover I had done by Kindle Paperbacks, I was extremely disappointed with the spine and back cover design elements as, unlike the front cover, these did NOT allow for uploads of your own files (save for an author pic). You can choose the font and size used, but there’s very little adjustable tinkering within that and the result for me, was that the back blurb was inadequately spaced and looks awful. I can’t speak for Createspace from experience, but would think it’s not a lot different as it’s
    a) still part of the Amazon group and
    b) uses templates based on professional standard offerings from Amazon’s main POD distributor Ingrams (who operate as POD printers Lightning Source for commercial users and Ingrams Spark for indies)

    From a design perspective, if you regularly use Adobe products like PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat Pro (PDF creator/editor) professionally then you’ll probably not be too impressed with the ‘takeaway’ approach so far as the cover’s concerned… I use Lightning Source and typically it costs me around £26 per title with an electronic proof for physical books – they do hard and paperback options too. This not only gets your book onto Amazon, but also hosted with Barnes & Noble, Borders, Waterstones and many other global class bookstores, so, although you have to pay to publis,h the services provided are PRINT on demand ONLY (no design, editorial services or ISBN etc) and gets you the broadest possible distribution, because they do it for everyone, not just Amazon.
    And their quality is excellent!

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    1. That sounds great! Thanks Jan. I can’t wait to take a look.

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  3. Hi all. I’m thinking of making my ebooks into physical books via CreateASpace, but am nervous about messing up the formatting. Anyone have some tips on getting it right? Thank you so much in advance!

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    1. Hi Lizzie, choose your book size then download the Createspace template for that size and copy your Word document into the template. Should sort out most formatting issues. Good luck with it.

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    2. Exactly what Gordon said. And, I will tell you from experience that CreateSpace has very helpful staff if you run into any issues. I’ve called them many times and they ALWAYS call right back with a solution to the problem. Good luck, Lizzie. I think it is a good move to expand from eBook to POD.

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      1. Thanks Jan. I have spoken to them and they are very helpful. My main concern was getting the book over spine the correct width.

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        1. Yes, that is important. I am sure you will successfully get it done. And, there is a final review before it goes lives, so you can tweak anything you need to then.

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    3. I’ve had all my books done via CreateSpace. Just give them a call.

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    4. Ah! Now it’s letting my use the proper reply box! LOL – See my long rant above Lizzie. I used Kindle Paperback upload because I went in for an AmazonUK competition (which was a promotion to get people to use their new print paperback service…). I’m unlikely to be in the running for a prize, so I’m most likely going to take the title down on Kindle Paperbacks as soon as the shortlisting is running and will re-publish with Lightning Source/Ingrams instead. The back cover is absolutely hideous compared with my usual efforts! 😛

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      1. Good to know. Why wouldn’t you be in the running for a prize though? Your writing is as good as anyone else’s work! Thanks for your help.

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        1. Well – they have a page with around 2750 entries on it, and I can’t find my book on there anywhere! LOL 🙂 the Ts&Cs weren’t too straightforward & I guess I disqualified myself somehow! 😛

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          1. Hopefully you didn’t! Keeping everything crossed for you:)

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    5. Thanks for asking this question Lizzie. I’m thinking of doing the same and I don’t know if I should use CreateSpace or KDP. I’d read that you have to know formatting for yourself if you use KDP! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Jim. Book a blog tour with 4Wills Publishing. Very reasonably priced, and the tour hosts are awesome!

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  5. Hi everyone. I am about to complete the third book in my scifi trilogy, Hopefully it will be out late summer, or early fall. I want to make an all out media blitz to advertise the release. I plan to reduce the cost of the first two books of the series to only 99 cents to entice folks. Does anyone have any insights as to which websites, bloggers, twitter feeds, and organizations will provide the best bang for my limited bucks? I would hope to spend as little as possible so any free advertising sites are best for me. Can anything here at RRBC be made available to help my promotion? Any and all suggestions will be appreciated. I know this is still early, but I wanted to get a head start on ideas and be sure I am well ahead of things.

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    1. Hi, Jim. First of all, make sure your books are listed in the RRBC Catalog. Then list the 99 cent ones on Books Down Low. Show support to other authors. There is a large group of authors on RRBC would would to host you on their blogs. Take a look at the approved blog sites listed on the RRBC website. You won’t find any organization that gives better promotion and support than RRBC, but remember you have to give to get.

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    2. Hi Jim. Do you have a Twitter account? Use the #RRBC hashtag on your book tweets. If you support others they will happily do the same for you. I also run a networking hour on Twitter called #creativebizhour It trends every week and is a great way to promote writing. We have millions of views in an hour each week and tens of thousands of RT’s. Just addd the # to tweets 8-9pm (GMT) every Monday, then RT others using the hashtag and join in with the chat to tell people about your books. People usually RT in return. Your work is then seen by their followers when they RT your tweets. It widens your audience and works by mutual support.

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  6. Thank you, Shirley. I appreciate your info.

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  7. Hello, awesome #RRBC members! I desperately need to find a professional who can convert a beautifully laid out .pdf file to ebook format. I’ve tried all the free converters I can find out there and none of them work. It comes out all wrong. SO, if you know of anyone who does this and does a good job, PLEASE pass the info on to me. Thank you ahead of time.

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    1. Jan- emailed you on your RRBC account 🙂

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      1. Thank you, Jan. Heading over now to read!

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  8. Hi Rose. I can only tell you what I would do, and please don’t take it as gospel because I am really lousy at anything related to grammar. Lol I would probably normally use “he asked,” but I have also been known to use “he said” when I follow it with a clarification of some kind: “he said in a questioning tone of voice,” or something else along those lines.

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  9. Hi Kim. Thank you for the links. I had already Liked your Facebook page, but I posted the links to both the page and the book on both of my Facebook accounts. 😀

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  10. Shirley, thank you so much. Especially for the link to the editing thing. I hate editing, and I’m really lousy at it. Lol

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  11. I think it depends on who does the blog tour. I did one tour that was a complete disaster, and then I have done a couple of tours with 4Wills, which got me much better results. They did not make me a number one author, but I did see a boost in sales.

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  12. Any thoughts on how much blog tours boost sales?

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    1. In my experience blog tours are more about exposure rather than sales. I like review tours. I’ve gained new fans from bloggers who have reviewed my books.

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      1. Thanks, I hadn’t thought of that but its been tough to get response from the blog reviewers since they are so busy. I’ll work on that though.

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        1. Talk to Nonnie about a 4Wills tour. They are very reasonably priced, and they set you up with some absolutely awesome tour stops. You get great exposure, lots of interaction with the people who follow the tour, and though I can only speak for myself, I did see a boost in sales. 😃

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          1. Yes, I’ve been looking into that. I’ve hesitated until now due to time constraints. When I schedule one I’ll have to do so with some lead time due to schedule constraints these days. Alas, I’ve been very slow on the next book too!

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            1. Oh, I feel you there! I know all about being slow with the next book. By the time I am able to get Winter finished, it will be about two years behind schedule. Lol As for tours, I’ve looked into several different companies, but none of them seem to offer the smooth, worry-free tour that 4Wills does. Plus, the tour fees are incredibly reasonable.

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            2. I’ll definitely get one scheduled soon!

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  13. Hi everyone, I am desperately looking for someone who has had experience with MailChimp. I have some questions about the list, and how they work. If you have used MailChimp, I would greatly appreciate hearing from you.

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  14. Hi Luke. I watched your trailer, and I thought that the imagery was great. However, I thought that it was too long. By the time it was done, I felt as if I knew half the book already. Also, after a point, the music kind of bored me. I know that the music suits the theme of the book, and I liked it when the trailer first started. Maybe because the trailer is so long, the music became repetitive. I think if you shortened the trailer a bit, it would be borderline awesome. 😃

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    1. Thank you. Much appreciate your feedback.

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  15. Hi
    I am a new member at RRBC. I have recently published my first book called ‘The Devil’s Prayer’ and have made a teaser video to try and promote it to a wider audience. I would be very appreciative of any feedback, constructive criticism on it. Attached below is the link to it on Vimeo and You tube.

    I would also love to hear from any members who have tried promoting their books via a video teaser and your experiences.

    Best

    Luke Gracias

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    1. Hi Luke – I’m in agreement with Rhani that overall the video is too long. The slideshow aspect is really working for you as it transitions through some lovely images, but the footage of the hooded processional, whilst being beautifully filmed, takes up far too much of the time and leaves huge holes in your narrative. I would certainly keep some of the imagery from that sequence as it’s stunning with the torchlight etc, but if you’re able to, I’d consider having a voice over narration for that section, or even the whole thing, with the music as a background and maybe fading out at the 2 minute mark, which seems to be the average length for these trailers so you can pack all your good stuff into it.
      There are plenty of good (and free) voice recording apps out there, so doing a voice over needn’t be costly and they’re fairly easy to add to most media software – you have all the ingredients for a great trailer there already, it just needs some judicious editing! 😉

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      1. Thank you Jan. I agree it is long and I will aim to bring it down to 2 minutes. I will give it to someone else to do as I am too attached to much of the film footage. i now realise that the footage needs to be cut to suit the purpose of a promo and not be selected to fit the music and showcase the images.

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  16. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Rhani, here is the link to the Facebook approved sites in that tab: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/how-we-profile-promote-propel/like-our-facebook-pages-please/.

    Also I discovered an approved editing services site in the Approved Members’ page as well: Writer April Adams – http://writerapriladams.com/. Check it out!!

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  17. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

    Can someone who really knows how to use Roundteam contact me? I am not getting the terms from the tutorials and I know I can streamline my accounts a lot better. I have had to target names of authors who are using our #RRBC handle and are not members or are promoting hardcore porn. I put a block on a couple of names. Its hard sometimes to distinquish between who I want and don’t want. I also want to add a couple more handles without deleting what I have and starting over. So get in touch with me if you can really help me out and I’ll send you my email and/or phone number. I would prefer to speak to a live voice because sometimes reading draws a blank for me as well. lol

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    1. I’ve been toying with using Roundteam. I’ll wait to hear how it works out for you! Hope someone comes to your rescue!

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      1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

        I hope so too Linda. I know somebody knows this stuff well.

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  18. I finally got around to making an author page on Facebook. I’ve been posting stuff about my work, as well as posting the Amazon links for several #RRBC books. I don’t have many Likes yet, but I am getting a few here and there. Here is the link: goo.gl/UvY4YY I would appreciate it if you stopped by, and Liked the page. But even if you don’t, I will be happy to promote your stuff if you send me the links. 😃

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    1. You’ve been liked and I also liked a lot of posts of other RRBC members. My facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/kimcoxauthor and my book link is http://goo.gl/qpTVRz.

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      Rhani, make sure you submit your facebook link to NJ to get your page approved. Then your link will be posted on the Approved Members Blog & Sites where you can go and like other authors pages and they will like yours. Here is the link for instructions: https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/how-we-profile-promote-propel/approved-member-blogs-websites/.

      Telling you this just reminded me that I need to check the site again to like new member’s pages.

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      1. Thank you for the information, Shirley. I followed the link, and it looks like they are all blogs as opposed to Facebook pages. But I will check into it. *Hugs*

        Rhani D’Chae, author Shadow of the DrillBorn of Circumstance, Bred for Revenge. http://t.co/AMzFy8uiSf

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        1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

          Rhani that was the wrong link but the right one is in that same tab which I sent just now. Sorry.

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          1. Okay. Thank You Shirley. You are wonderful. ☺

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  19. Thank you, Shirley. I am thinking that I’m going to have to get my website up and running before I can make any ads that will work, but I’m not sure. I just know I’m having trouble. Lol

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  20. Has anyone done any Facebook ads for their books that are on Amazon? I’m trying to do that, but am having trouble. Any help would be appreciated.

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    1. That’s my plan but I’m not there yet. Now I know who to come to when you figure it out. 🙂 I heard there’s a way to target fans of other authors that you write in the same genre of.

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      1. Kim, yes you can. My problem is in the formatting of the actual ad because I can’t seem to get my link to my Amazon page into the ad and that’s what I need help with.

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      1. Thank you Kim. I will check it out now.

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      I am reluctant to buy anything from facebook as I don’t trust that you will get your moneys worth. I had a web company create a facebook page dedicated to my first book and have yet to see anything from that and I have almost 500 followers. So sorry I can’t help you.

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  21. Re-pasted from the homepage – this query has come in from EILEEN THORNTON today!

    Happy New Year to you all! May 2016 be a great year.

    Also, if anyone is reading these messages today, could someone please explain how I can gift an ebook? I can’t find anywhere that allows me to add a different email or Kindle address. It only seems to show ‘Eileen’s Kindle’ It’s all so frustrating!! Thank you.

    I’ve had difficulties with redeeming unspecified gift vouchers (just for an amount rather than a specified title) from Amazon.com as it can only be used on the US site (I live in the UK and can only purchase eBooks on the UK site) so where you and your giftee’s resident may be an issue when using a gift voucher, but I recently redeemed a voucher for a specified eBook that went through OK on my UK account, though it was sent from the US so I really don’t know what the drill is or whether it’s changed… If you know, please tell us how it works! 😀

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  22. Thank you Gordon and Maggie! I actually have both Hootsuite and Tweetdeck but haven’t spent enough time playing with them to see how they work. I will try a bit more this weekend. 🙂

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  23. Is there anyone out there that knows a quite bit about Round Team and Crowdfire and anything else that may help me cut down my time on Twitter? (please understand that I didn’t know what a tweet was three or four weeks ago and my idea of social media was watching tv in a group!) I seem to be ok with TweetJukebox… at least until they start charging in Nov.

    I really want to help everyone by retweeting and responding, but I have a new idea for a book and several blogs and it seems Twitter has now taken up all my time trying to keep up. I know these tools can help, but I’m having trouble getting them to work.

    Signed,
    Helpless in Tweetland

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    1. I don’t know anything about those two. But there are a couple of free sites where you can schedule your tweets in advance. There’s Future Tweets and Hootsuite. Both are free although Hootsuite also has a premium service. The free part is fine. Future Tweets is simpler but with Future tweets I believe you can add pictures. I didn’t see this option with Future Tweets although they do have icons you can add. Future tweets is http://futuretweets.com/ and Hootsuite is https://hootsuite.com/.

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      1. Meant with future tweets you can’t add pictures but can with hootsuites.

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

      Sherilyn I have been wondering what I am going to do when I stop using Jukebox. As you stated they are going to a payment site and the freebies will offer you limited amounts you can tweet. So I am looking around too. I’m going to spend next week removing my tweets from them. I need something new and I’m looking for a site that will help me in my retweets as well. Right now I’m doing those myself and its difficult trying to keep up. Anyone out there who can help will be most appreciated.

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      1. I know that Hootsuite works with scheduled tweets, but I’m not sure how many you can schedule. I switched to Jukebox because it was more user friendly. Also, you can download all your tweets at once to a CSV file (Excel uses these) but I’m not sure what it does with the pictures. I think it retains the info from them too. I will try to find time to play and if it works I will let you know!

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      2. Speak to Lizabeth Scott, she uses Hootsuite and she said she can schedule a month or more of tweets in advance.

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    3. Hi Sherilyn – I use TweetDeck which is owned by Twitter. I haven’t found any limit on the number. The tweets aren’t stored. So either you go back through your Used tweets and copy them or keep a Word file with all your tweets then copy and paste into TweetDeck and schedule when you want it to go out. I copy mine into a Word file and it keeps pics and links together. It’s free to use. Hope this helps.

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    4. Hi Sherilyn. I use Hootsuite. I can program many tweets, posts, etc. and set them for several times a day or quite a ways in the future – I’ve done up to 2 or 3 months. You can have up to five accounts under a free version. It is really easy to use.

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      1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter | Reply

        Gordon & Maggie, I’m going to make note of your suggestions. I know of hootsuite but used it temporarily to help someone else and never went back to see what it could actually do. I will re-visit it.

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    5. Hi Sherilyn,
      I like roundTeam for re-tweeting. It’s simple and you can configure what you want to retweet with filters so you dont end up retweeting profanity and/or porn.

      I like TweetDeck for looking at what you should reply to or what conversations you might want to participate it. I love the way masses of tweets stream on past and doing so helps you see what tweets (and kind of tweets) stand out from the noise.

      I like tweeting pictures, but many of the available tools only include them as links… except Klout which is free and lets you schedule “lots” (I dont exactly know how many) of tweets with embedded pics. I’m guessing using Klout also probably helps improve your Klout score too (it that’s something you’re looking for).

      HootSuite is not bad, but I find the user interface annoying. It does let you schedule a lot of tweets, but it doesn’t include pictures “properly” in my opinion. It doesn’t stop me using it, but I just dont use it exclusively.

      Buffer (bufferapp.com) is also really good. It’s very simple even the free version lets you schedule about 10 tweets which you can keep topping up.

      I hope that helps.

      Garrett

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      1. Thank you Garrett! I will definitely check out Klout too.

        One problem I’m having with RoundTeam is it isn’t saving my lists. I can enter one, hit the checkmark and nothing happens. It looks like my Following works ok, but nothing else. I’m going to contact support soon.

        I am not really sure about the filters for Roundteam. I was able to put in #RRBC, and twitter handles for our members who don’t use #RRBC, but what is a good set up for Minimum RT, Max/hr etc?

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      2. Sherilyn, you do need to get a handle on the RoundTeam filters! If nothing else, make sure you engage the profanity an sensitive media filters … unless you want to end up retweeting something you dont want to. (Case in point, some RRBC friends were happy to point out that I’d unknowingly retweeted some really explicit pics. Nothing wrong with that probably … except that I was making a push into book clubs at the time.)

        As for what to set, it really depends on how many “things” (e.g. hashtags) you want to take an interest in. If you want to focus on one hashtag, perhaps you might like to retweet it more regularly (e.g. max of 5 per hour), but I wouldn’t recommend retweeting at that rate for a number of hashtags. Bear in mind too that each of the round team levels have limits on how much you’ll be able to retweet.

        The best advice I can give on this front is to try something, give it a week and then revisit it. Tweak it a little and then see if you get better or worse results, repeat.

        I probably should mention ManageFlitter.com too. It is a great service (free and paid) with some great tools. The more I play with it, the more I find. If nothing else, everyone could use the unfollow tools to see who aren’t following back.

        Garrett

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  24. Hi,
    I have a question: when writing a character who is asking a question in dialog, do you then put he said or he asked? I always thought “he asked” was redundant, but that has recently come under question.
    Thanks

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  25. Very sorry if this is wrong plase for this
    Can any one help with promotional stuff like t/shirts and stuff
    Have tride but iether being blind or tech does not like me
    Can any one help

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    1. Hi Adam – are you looking for online suppliers or do you need more specific help with making/uploading images? Vistaprint do ‘corporate’ such as pens, mugs and keyrings along with flyers and poster style printing but if you’re after merchandise like T-shirts/Polos/bags etc then there’s Cafe Press or Zazzle (my favourite) which have fairly simple upload sites.
      If you need a hand with making high resolution CMYK/RGB images I can help you out with that – Direct Message me on Twitter @JanHawke and we can talk on email/phone (I’m in the UK as well) 😀

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  26. Sorry if this is the wrong plaids to ask but need help. I want write a story about dragon society game of thrones but with dragons. But that is as far as I have got. I cannot come up with a storey plot.
    Any ideas?

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    1. Hi Adam – the only place on here to discuss would be the BOOK CHAT page, which still isn’t a great fit… Link is – https://ravereviewsbynonniejules.wordpress.com/cant-find-what-youre-looking-for-click-here/book-chat/ (copy/paste) but it might be better for you to open a discussion on your own blog pages instead and then tweet it out 🙂

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      1. Hi Jan. I thought Peer Support was the place to discuss any questions or input requests on anything having to do with writing. So we’re not supposed to come here with that?

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        1. Hi Rhani – while there’s no strict distinction as to what’s support or discussion this Peer Support page is more about the practical side of writing for things like editing or software issues? For aesthetics to do with the writing process, or specifics to do with plot or structure that tend more to expansive discussion, Book Chat’s a better ‘fit’ for more free-ranging talk about characters or plot-related topics etc.
          With Adam’s dilemma being something that wants more in-depth feedback (which would perhaps need a more intense dialogue) it’s probably a better idea for him to invite people over to his own blog where he can get more personal interaction and viewpoints 🙂

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      2. Good morning, Ladies! I will have to jump in with my two-cents to say that Adam did come to the right place with his question. This is the place where you can ask questions, of any kind relating to assistance you might need for anything literary (oops, I better say “almost anything”), editing, marketing, social media…questions in general which we all could use the opinion of our peers. But, as Jan stated, it might also be a good idea to post your contact info (such as email, etc.) in the event that someone wants to reach out to you with detailed, in-depth information.

        BOOK CHAT is the place where we all go if we have read an interesting book and we want to share or start a discussion about it, or where we’d like to strike up a conversation about a controversial book, or any topic relating to books we’ve read, heard about, might want to read, etc. THIS IS STRICTLY BOOK CHAT.

        Hopefully, I’ve been able to give everyone a clearer understanding of the two forums:

        *PEER SUPPORT – you need your peer’s advice and/or assistance with something;

        *BOOK CHAT – you read a great book, heard about a great book, are writing a great book, (or controversial, interesting, etc.) and you want to start a discussion about it.

        Have a great weekend, you awesome RRBCers!

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        1. Hi Nonnie. that’s kind of what I thought, but thank you for the clarification.

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    2. Lol – OK, so along the lines Nonnie’s put up now… The ‘society’ side of Game of Thrones is all about families and which one’s top dog and how the others are trying to topple them from their place. How about a ‘star crossed lovers’ take on things Adam? So along the lines of Romeo and Juliet 😉
      Another tack is to ‘borrow’ from real life – one of my favourite ‘family saga’ novelists, Susan Howatch, takes historical families and put them in contemporary setting – so Penmarric was based on the Angevin Royal House (Henry II) and The Rich Are Different on Cleopatra VII and her liaisons with Julius Caesar & Marc Anthony.

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      1. Thanks for the grate advice will have to think about the lovers do not know if I can write about lovers nether had ome

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  27. Hi Joy. Sadly, when Shadow was ready for final editing, I couldn’t find an editor that I could afford. I ended up having to do it myself. I’m also doing my own for Winter, because I still can’t find one cheap enough. Lol

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