- Beautiful Seattle, WA, USA
- member since August 4, 2006
Amanda, I have started a new group:
It does not show up when I do an audiobook or
audiobooks search for a group search. I tried
to enter this as a question in the Shelfari
Discussions and Questions group but it wouldn't
accept my reply!!!!
Hello, Amanda. As a first-time author I'm glad of this opportunity to display my book on Shelfari. Everythign is new and different to me and I'm understandably confused about everything I need to do to try and bring my book to the attention of readers. What can you recommend?
Hi Amanda. I'm new hear, and I'm not sure who to ask or where to ask a question. When I go to the edit page and edit, say, Books That Influenced This Book, it never shows up anywhere. (I'm the author.) http://www.shelfari.com/books/36019043/Saving-Magdalene
Can you help me or direct me to the proper place to ask this question?
Thank you for your time!
I am sad to experience the efforts required to promote books (paperback and Kindle) because authors like to write and not sell. In the "old days" that's what publishers and bookstores did, but those days (as you well know) are nearly gone. I write because I like to write. I read my own works because I like reading them; friends read them as well and they encourage me to continue writing--maybe that's why they're called friends? Why not start an advertising site (thread) or whatever that just featured "Express Elevator Pitch/Synopsis." For example, fifteen word limits would test the writing and advertising skills of authors and save time as well.
I just heard that Amazon.com bought GoodReads; that will be nice when (if?) the 'nice' features from that are incorporated into Shelfari. On some of the Admin Group discussion pages it seems like folks that use GoodReads have good things to say about it and typically 'pit' it against Shelfari. (It seems like GoodReads does some things better than Shelfari and some the other way around.)
Most of the times a computer messes up, you can safely pin the tail on a human (programmer more often than not). Machines are wonderful, if aggravating. I'd like to get the most out of social networking. Thank you for coming to the rescue. Especially thanks for the service you and those like you perform. Somebody has to put up the tree so all the kids can enjoy Christmas
When I hit the Join This Group button for Shelfarri Discussions nothing happens. I hit the Join This Group button on another group & it told me I was now a member. I tried to join your group a number of times. I'd like to effectively use the all three platforms - Amazon, Shelfarri, & Facebook. Your forum would be very helpful.
I would have to say, that as a child, because of my AHD. and other disabilities, reading has been a challenge for me. I love to learn new things, but the patience wasn't there. I am learning that I do enjoy reading, but I still have to do it in sprurts.