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Okt. 13, 2011, 2:09pm

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Hi everyone,

I'm looking for reviewers for my SF novel, The Staff of Rahgorra. I'm offering a free ebook copy in any format from to anyone willing to review my novel. Also, I'm more than willing to do review swaps. Anyone interested, please let me know. Here's a synopsis of the novel...

The Staff of Rahgorra

Another time, another galaxy. The mysterious crime lord Thrull has aspirations beyond controlling the underworld in a single corner of the galaxy. Thrull wants to bring the galaxy under one rule and build a legitimate Galactic Empire. For years he has been training an army of his followers and building his own private Armada. But he knows he must also find the Staff of Rahgorra, a weapon of mythic power.

To keep Thrull from finding the Staff the Galactic Security Bureau, peacekeepers of the galaxy, has pressed back into service a banished agent. Chameleon Del Rey was expelled from the GSB for avenging the death of a friend and for practicing the forbidden art of Jai Kin. Now he must train a young apprentice to use Jai Kin and find the Staff of Rahgorra before Thrull does in order to avoid a war that will stretch across the galaxy.

Okt. 13, 2011, 3:13pm

Have you read the How Authors can use LibraryThing FAQ? Self-promotion is only allowed in the Hobnob with Authors group, and is frowned upon elsewhere on the site.

Okt. 13, 2011, 6:56pm

And folks chuckled when I suggested making the Authors FAQ more prevalent here on the site. :)

Okt. 13, 2011, 7:03pm

I continue to chuckle. A person who posts a self-advertisement to a group called GROUP READS is probably not interested in reading an Author FAQ.

Okt. 13, 2011, 7:08pm

Well there is no link or mention of the issue in the groups description:

Most of the forums and blogs and other scripts I deal with, when someone new joins up, they get a rather lengthy form email explaining some things and maybe giving a link or two.

Maybe when someone signed up to LT, they should get a comment on their profile or a javascript popup within their browser with those explanations and the links.

The popup since we don't always get an address.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 14, 2011, 11:02am

Again though, many of the group descriptions mention anything about promotion and the like. For all we know, authors may be looking at those descriptions, not seeing any mention of such and go ahead and make their postings while thinking that what they're doing is fine and dandy.

edit: BC, you remember that from 2010? Maybe I should suggest in that other thread yo0u sitting in front of your computer for the month watching that cookie.

Okt. 14, 2011, 11:28am

#7 by theapparatus> No, I don't remember that thread. I do know how to use google, though. ;)

The whole point is that this user was already told all about how to use LT a year ago. They just don't care.

Okt. 14, 2011, 2:59pm


Well, of course they aren't, but if I'd just said the second sentence without the first I'd have been the one flagged for being a big meanie to the poor innocent newbie author who Means Well and Deserves the Benefit Of The Doubt. So I play the game.

Okt. 14, 2011, 3:03pm

#9 by lorax> No worries. I was chuckling at theapparatus' suggestion that if only the link was more prevalent, the user would click on it and read what was there. As shown by my link in #6, this user doesn't even care enough to read it when it's pointed out to him, directly, as a response to his previous post a year ago.

Bearbeitet: Okt. 14, 2011, 5:57pm

The whole point is that this user was already told all about how to use LT a year ago. They just don't care.

Ah, missed that. For future reference, please kindly remember that when I'm here, I'm usually on a dozen other tabs doing support and have a lot on my mind or going on around me.

Like this rather loud and annoying voiced kid who hasn't stopped talking for about 25 minutes now here in Panera Bread. From 30+ feet away. *sigh*

Thanks though.

edit: Heh There's this couple glaring at the mother now who's chatting on her phone and paying no attention.

Okt. 14, 2011, 6:02pm

11> Your problem, bud. I have conversations based on the assumption that if you're gonna participate, you pay attention. ;)

Bearbeitet: Okt. 14, 2011, 6:17pm

Did you say something? Must have missed it. :)