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2 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

They can run an undercover site (like porn) off your site.

Aaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhhhhh! What has this world turned into??????

 

Can I just put a message on my site that says, "Keep out if your intentions are not beneficial to the world!?"

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Mailchimp is a little confusing at first. Not real user-friendly. But you'll get the hang of it. I've been using it for several years. I think I can say I love it. ;)

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12 hours ago, carolinamtne said:

is being attacked frequently.

Have you ever looked at the user list before?  This site is always crawling with bots.  I imagine the bigger the site, the more there will be.  Plus if you are taking payments, I would think it would be worse.  

 

Is it just me or do I see a correlation between attacking bots and Satan attacking us?  Hey, SE could use this for his next book.  ;)  :D

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3 minutes ago, Alley said:

Is it just me or do I see a correlation between attacking bots and Satan attacking us?  Hey, SE could use this for his next book

Guess it could be titled, 

"No Ifs Ands or Bots"

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I got my first 30 day report from Ingram Spark.  I've sold 18 copies in the US, 3 copies in the UK, and two eBooks. 

 

Does that make me an "internationally know author?"      Just kidding.....     more like humbled.

 

I also have 5 wonderful people who've signed up for my newsletters/blogs on the site!!  

 

All with the help and advice from ya'll!!!!

 

Thanks so much.

 

SE

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It takes time to build up a following. We all start out small. But the essential element is consistency.

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Oh, forgot to add. You don't need to be published to have a blog/website. It's the other way around.

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1 hour ago, SEHatfield said:

I got my first 30 day report from Ingram Spark.  I've sold 18 copies in the US, 3 copies in the UK, and two eBooks. 

 

Does that make me an "internationally know author?"      Just kidding.....     more like humbled.

 

I also have 5 wonderful people who've signed up for my newsletters/blogs on the site!!  

 

LOL Sure it does! Congratulations! So happy for you! :D

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1 hour ago, SEHatfield said:

I got my first 30 day report from Ingram Spark.  I've sold 18 copies in the US, 3 copies in the UK, and two eBooks. 

 

Does that make me an "internationally know author?"      Just kidding.....     more like humbled.

 

I also have 5 wonderful people who've signed up for my newsletters/blogs on the site!! 

Congratulations!!!!  We are so happy for you SE!  Does this mean we can all say we knew you before you were an internationally known author?  :D

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5 hours ago, SEHatfield said:

Does that make me an "internationally know author?" 

Yes, it does. And the "humbled" part is important too. But internationally sold does mean something. Of course, we've "always" known you were/are good.

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11 hours ago, Nancy Sonneman said:

I've tried blogs. Because I'm not published, I got zero traffic. 😟

Nancy don't give up.  You have to realize I had a little following already from being a songwriter and having a web presence.  I will say, it takes a whole lot more work than I originally thought to begin to build a following.  On the other hand, I've heard folks give this good advice, "Be in it for the long haul, don't try to be too successful too soon."     Keep it up.  These folks here are great cheerleaders!!

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4 minutes ago, SEHatfield said:

These folks here are great cheerleaders!!

We try!  Now, where did my pom poms go?  :D  

 

SE is right.  It takes time and a lot of work.  It's a marathon, so pace yourself, and remember we are here if you have questions.  

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Ha!!   Got my first review on Amazon.   And sold one copy in Italy of all places.  

 

Here's a thought to kick around... being a songwriter I know that sometimes music can take off in a foriegn country when it doesn't in the US.    Are books like that too ... they can take off in another global market when they don't in the US?  

 

hmmm

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1 hour ago, SEHatfield said:

they can take off in another global market when they don't in the US?  


Clearly as you have seen, yes they can. (In your case, likely to an American expat.) But in the broader scheme, very few books "travel" well from one country to the next. There are issues of language, culture, religion, and a few others. Every publisher and every agent strives to sell the foreign rights to their books. Few succeed.

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3 minutes ago, Jethro said:

Few succeed.

 

Well, we'll counteract the negativity and pray that Steve's book does succeed.

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Sorry. That just came across as deflating to one who is excited about his first book being published. Yes, I know. Few succeed. But we're not blowing sunshine up his pants leg with positive statements. We just like to encourage. If after that statement there had been an uplifting one, it would have counteracted the negative one.

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Gang I've got thick skin, this process has taught me just how hard it is to compete so I'm all good.  I was just throwing it out for conversation because of my musical comment for comparison.  

 

 

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I apologize if I jumped in too quickly. I am just protective of members when negativity seems to come their way.

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23 minutes ago, lynnmosher said:

That just came across as deflating to one who is excited about his first book


The man asked a question.

Are books like that too ... they can take off in another global market when they don't in the US?  

I answered the question.

Have you had a different experience with foreign sales, Lynn?
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3 hours ago, SEHatfield said:

Ha!!   Got my first review on Amazon.   And sold one copy in Italy of all places.

Congratulations!!!!  :D

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