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Thread: [Promotion] Odyl / Riffle

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    [Promotion] Odyl / Riffle

    http://odyl.net/

    Can anyone detect that this is anything more than glorified Facebook promotion? Exactly how Odyl partners with the Big Six, and who pays? They appear to be skilled and clever, but I don't see anything really new.

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    Miss Plum, look like an advertisement to lure people over to their FB page. You put in your email and they send you information, which I would not do. You click on the picture and it takes you to their "like" page on Facebook.

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    Here's an article about the business from Publishers Weekly.

    "Partners with" is press-release speak for "currently has a contract to provide services to."


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    Thanks, ICE. It still looks to me like Facebook geeks who do your page for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miss Plum View Post
    Thanks, ICE. It still looks to me like Facebook geeks who do your page for you.
    Oh, yes, that is the impression I get as well (well, do your page for you and also scout for potential fans). Though you're right that the verbiage on their site is a little more grandiose than what they actually seem to do.

    As always, if anyone here is planning to work with these (or any) contracted providers of services, take your due diligence beyond just checking their websites; ask for references from other clients that you can follow up independently (rather than testimonials).

    On the upside to them, they've done a good job of getting press for a new company, and the website looks attractive.
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    Smile Odyl - What we do

    Hello Everyone,

    I'd like to answer a few inquiries about our company.

    The Odyl platform (A content creation platform, similar in some ways to Wordpress or Blogger, but for FB) is a tool used to create Facebook Applications such as Exclusive Book Excerpts, Virtual Gifts, Polls, Quizzes, Giveaways, etc.

    Authors and book marketers can easily create content without knowing how to write Facebook markup language (FBML), HTML or CSS.

    The Odyl platform is in use by publishers including: Random House, HarperCollins, Penguin, Rodale, Simon & Schuster, Workman, J Wiley, and Hachette.

    Some exemplary authors on the platform are: Janet Evanovich, Brett Easton Ellis, Sophie Kinsella, James Rollins, Lee Child, Jennifer Weiner, Michael Connelly, Diana Gabaldon, Suze Orman, Jay-Z, Katie Couric, Brad Thor, Jeff Lindsay, Kelley Armstrong, Dr. Seuss, Ann Brashares, Steve Berry, and Red Green.

    I'd love to show you a demo. If you fill out the inquiry for on the odyl.net website, I'll get back to you as soon as I can. We get a lot of inquiries!

    Have a great day.

    Best,
    Marquina

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    OT: Isn't Dr. Seuss dead? (Not a criticism, just...strange to see him in a list of currently posting FB accounts.)
    Why doesn't George R. R. Martin use Twitter? He already killed off all 140 characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DreamWeaver View Post
    OT: Isn't Dr. Seuss dead? (Not a criticism, just...strange to see him in a list of currently posting FB accounts.)
    The Seuss Estate is very active!


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    Quote Originally Posted by IceCreamEmpress View Post
    The Seuss Estate is very active!
    So is the Jimi Hendrix Estate, but it'd still freak me out to read tweets from Jimi Hendrix .
    Why doesn't George R. R. Martin use Twitter? He already killed off all 140 characters.

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    Has added Riffle, a social media element a la Goodreads. (http://www.rifflebooks.com/) PW write-up here.

    ETA: Odyl site down mid '16. Riffle continues.
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