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ChunkyC
02-08-2006, 08:28 PM
This thread is reserved for questions and commentary on the library and its contents. As mentioned in the guidelines, we ask folks to only post listings in the various categories.

We felt in light of that, we would need a spot where we could talk about the library. This thread is that place.

We want the Absolute Write Library to be a great place to find works by your fellow members, so go ahead; ask us anything, tell us what you think about this project, and feel free to offer up any suggestions you may have.

Richard White
02-12-2006, 07:40 AM
Is there going to be a spot for comics (whether paper or web-based)?

SeanDSchaffer
02-12-2006, 09:10 AM
....But here goes:

What kind of books are allowed in the Library?

What I mean is, would a book published by P(cough, cough)a be allowed? If so, would there be any special guidelines those of us printed through that company would have to follow?


I was thinking that if someone were doing research on that company's practices, having a copy available through the Library might be advantageous. That's why I'm asking.

Hannah
02-12-2006, 03:55 PM
This is a cool idea, and I'm reading new books all the time. :D

I'm always looking for a good memoir.

underthecity
02-12-2006, 06:22 PM
I have three books published. Do I create three threads, or place all three books into one thread?

My books are history/nonfiction. Should I place them in nonfiction or in the history forum?

allen

ChunkyC
02-12-2006, 06:49 PM
Heya gang.

Question: Is there going to be a place for comics?

Why not? We want the Library to be as inclusive as possible. We'll get a category up shortly.

Question: What kind of books are allowed in the Library?

Anything a visitor to the Library could get a hold of out in the real world, or online. As I mentioned above, we want the Library to be inclusive. Therefore self pubbed/vanity press etc. books qualify because they are something a person could purchase if they knew where to find them. Remember, the Library is intended to be a place for us to discover what our fellow members have written, not to make any judgements on how it was published.

Question: I have three books published. Do I create three threads, or place all three books into one thread? My books are history/nonfiction. Should I place them in nonfiction or in the history forum?

You should post by genre/type. If all three of your books are historical, I would put them in the Historical category. Create a single thread and put a post for each book in that thread. When your next book in that category comes out, you can add a new post for it, which will bump your thread up to the top in that category.

We deliberately didn't define separate fiction and non-fiction categories (other than General Non-fic which we put up to be a place for something that doesn't fit anywhere else). We did this because the number of categories would have been enormous otherwise. Plus, we believe folks will come by looking for books by a fellow member, rather than browsing for a particular type of book, and so separating out fiction and non-fiction in a given genre didn't seem that important for our purposes.

Hope that helps.

ChunkyC
02-12-2006, 07:00 PM
A quick reminder: be sure to title your thread in Lastname, Firstname format, as in:

King, Steven

And there's no need to include your AW nick in the title since it's there in your post. We did that a couple of times ourselves while practicing. http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

Mind you, none of this stuff is the end of the world. If you did make a little formatting boo-boo in your thread title, a mod will drop by and make the adjustment.

KimJo
02-12-2006, 11:30 PM
I'm a little confused about where my phonics-based reading program fits... Should it be under educational or children's?

ChunkyC
02-12-2006, 11:54 PM
Question: I'm a little confused about where my phonics-based reading program fits... Should it be under educational or children's?

I would place it according to the primary focus of the work. Since the primary focus of yours seems to be educational, that's where I'd put it. Stuff that's more entertainment or editorial could go in the Children's/YA category.

KimJo
02-13-2006, 02:20 AM
Thanks! :)

Robin Bayne
02-17-2006, 09:00 PM
Question: I have three books published. Do I create three threads, or place all three books into one thread? My books are history/nonfiction. Should I place them in nonfiction or in the history forum?

You should post by genre/type. If all three of your books are historical, I would put them in the Historical category. Create a single thread and put a post for each book in that thread. When your next book in that category comes out, you can add a new post for it, which will bump your thread up to the top in that category.
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I think I did my romance entries wrong. I will go merge all my books into one thread--would you please then delete the extra threads? Thanks!

Ralyks
02-18-2006, 04:02 PM
What if you have a book that fits equally well in two categories? A Christian romance? A collection of (mostly) spirtual poetry? Do you have to choose, say, Romance or Spirtual Writing, or can you place a link in one of the categories to the book in the other category? These books may have overlapping audiences.

Also, if I publish poetry in magazines, should that go in the poetry category or the magazine category?

Thank you!

Sarita
02-23-2006, 01:11 AM
Also, if I publish poetry in magazines, should that go in the poetry category or the magazine category? I would put it under poetry... but that's just me.


What if you have a book that fits equally well in two categories?Maybe instead of posting in both places, chose the one that fits your book best with a note in the description saying "This is a Christian Romance novel" or something of the sort.

ChunkyC
02-23-2006, 02:10 AM
To add a thought on multiple categories ... if you do place books in more than one category (say you write fantasy novels and have a monthly column in a knitting magazine), feel free to place a link(s) in your posts that will take browsers directly to your other Library entries. I've done that in mine to link my Stories of Strength entry directly to my movie review column entry and vice versa.

Betty W01
02-28-2006, 01:10 AM
I have stories in a number of anthologies - where would those credits go?

veinglory
02-28-2006, 01:15 AM
I listed an anthology I had a story in with all the authors mentioned in the usual order and my name underlined. I put it under the genre (erotica in my case).

ChunkyC
02-28-2006, 01:56 AM
Yep, I'd put it in whichever category best reflects the overall content of the anthology; or if there's enough variety in the anthology to cover more than one, put it in the category that best reflects your story.

Fern
03-14-2006, 07:35 AM
I take it it's okay to post single articles under the magazines/newspapers heading. Does this also include online publications?

Under "Publisher". . .do you want the actual publisher's name or are you asking for the name of the magazine or publication itself?

ChunkyC
03-14-2006, 07:13 PM
Question: I take it it's okay to post single articles under the magazines/newspapers heading. Does this also include online publications?

Sure. The idea is for you to let folks know where they can find what you've had published. The method of publication is not an issue, so long as the work is available for someone to read / purchase.

Question: Under "Publisher". . .do you want the actual publisher's name or are you asking for the name of the magazine or publication itself?

In the case of a magazine or newspaper article, the name of the publication itself is fine. You are more than welcome to include the actual publisher if you wish.

Susie
03-19-2006, 06:26 PM
Chunky, I have a poem in Stories of Strength and would love to post about it in the super library. Do I need to ask you first, or can I just post it. Thanks much.

ChunkyC
03-19-2006, 06:36 PM
Chunky, I have a poem in Stories of Strength and would love to post about it in the super library. Do I need to ask you first, or can I just post it. Thanks much.
Sure. I did the same thing for my story. If you like, take a look at my entry in the Mainstream category. You can go there directly from the link in my sig.

AceTachyon
07-25-2006, 06:50 AM
Is this area specifically for books or can we list stories we've published online?

ChunkyC
07-25-2006, 07:58 PM
Is this area specifically for books or can we list stories we've published online?
Books, stories, articles ... anything you've published either in print or online that is available to be read or purchased qualifies for inclusion in the Library.

To use myself as an example again, I write a weekly movie review column for my local newspaper. I put an entry for it in the Magazines/Newspapers category, with a link to where archived copies of the column can be read online.

BardSkye
08-20-2006, 08:31 AM
I have an anthology coming out in September but I'm the publisher, not one of the writers. Would that be considered appropriate for the library or not?

ChunkyC
08-20-2006, 06:52 PM
Hi, Bard!

Now that's an interesting one. As stated, we want the library to be as inclusive as possible, so yeah, having a publisher that's an AW member list what they publish would be pretty cool. It could well lead to one of our members submitting and being published by you, and that would be a Good Thing. :)

Do you mind using your entry as a test case for making any useful tweaks to the post format to accommodate publishers? We would want to make sure those browsing the Library could easily tell the entry is for a publisher and not an author. For now, perhaps just put "various" in the author line. Then, in the subject line where everyone is putting their author name, put the name of the publication. We'll see how that looks and go from there.

Sound okay to you? Let me know once you have it up and I'll have a peek. You can either PM me, or just respond in this thread, I have it subscribed.

BardSkye
08-20-2006, 09:29 PM
Okay, it's up in the Science Fiction/Fantasy section. Would you be so kind as to check and make sure everything is good? Especially the cover thumbnail; I'm having some problems getting file sizes right and it may be too big.

Many thanks!

ChunkyC
08-21-2006, 04:14 AM
Looks good! The cover's a bit large, but not overly so. It can stay that way. I'll let Roger know (mod of that room in the library) so that he knows you asked about putting it up, and so that he can add your listing to the index.

BardSkye
08-21-2006, 04:45 AM
Thank you, darlin'. Much obliged.

OneTeam OneDream
09-10-2006, 07:02 AM
Sports??...what about Sports?? Where would they go? Non-Fiction perhaps?

ChunkyC
09-10-2006, 04:40 PM
Yeah, I'd put it in non-fiction, Chris. :)

AdamH
12-07-2006, 01:48 AM
Hi Charlie,

I was wondering if there's a place for stories published in e-zines. Should these just be placed in the Magazines section?

-Adam

ChunkyC
01-16-2007, 03:01 AM
If it's fiction, I'd put it under the appropriate genre.

JeanneTGC
02-23-2007, 03:21 AM
I have a couple questions, relating to humor.

First, are humorous shorts that have been published okay to put up?

Next, if they are, and are online, is putting up the link to the humor short acceptable? I think I would run into problems if I posted the pieces anywhere but where they were published, since they own the first internet rights.

Rich
02-23-2007, 03:24 AM
I got a book overdue two months. I've recently heard that it can affect my credit rating. Since I would shoot any librarian who would report it, what would my sentence be?

ChunkyC
02-23-2007, 05:26 AM
I have a couple questions, relating to humor.

First, are humorous shorts that have been published okay to put up?

Next, if they are, and are online, is putting up the link to the humor short acceptable? I think I would run into problems if I posted the pieces anywhere but where they were published, since they own the first internet rights.
Putting a link to them is fine. We don't want the actual work posted here anyway, the Library is just meant to be a catalogue.

Thekherham
02-27-2007, 12:11 AM
I have some questions:

Would books printed by lulu.com be allowed to be listed? I currently have one on that site and I may have another later this year (after I've done the editing etc.)

Do I have to use my real name when posting the books? I have written these books under pseudonyms, so would it be these pseudonyms that I use? (They are two very different types of books, and the name I use for the one would not fit the other)

Thank you for your replies.

Sarita
02-27-2007, 12:39 AM
Do I have to use my real name when posting the books? I have written these books under pseudonyms, so would it be these pseudonyms that I use? (They are two very different types of books, and the name I use for the one would not fit the other)You can have the MOD of the genre post them for you if you A) don't want it associated with your user name or B) Don't want 2 books with different names associated with each other.


Would books printed by lulu.com be allowed to be listed?Yes, self-pubs are allowed per CC, here:

Question: What kind of books are allowed in the Library?

Anything a visitor to the Library could get a hold of out in the real world, or online. As I mentioned above, we want the Library to be inclusive. Therefore self pubbed/vanity press etc. books qualify because they are something a person could purchase if they knew where to find them. Remember, the Library is intended to be a place for us to discover what our fellow members have written, not to make any judgements on how it was published.

williemeikle
02-27-2007, 06:03 PM
Any chance of starting a Film library section?

I've written a couple of shorts that are getting made, and have a feature coming later in the year, and it would be cool to have other screenwriters here be able to cataloge our film creadits in a similar way to the way we do our books....

Willie

ChunkyC
02-27-2007, 07:24 PM
Great idea, Willie. I'll get it up at some point today (dratted day job keeps interfering with important stuff like this....)

spywriter
04-19-2007, 08:47 PM
Hello,

I want to list my book here, but there is rule that says you must have 50 or more posts. I have 34 under the new webpage, but when you guys ran it in the old system a few years ago, I had over 100 posts. When you moved, everyone started from 0 again. Do my previous posts count, or not?

Thanks!

ChunkyC
04-19-2007, 09:06 PM
I think we can bend the rule for you, spy. The restriction was just to prevent spammers and the like from doing drive-bys, and the 50 post thing reflects the level you need to reach for the system to automatically move you from being a Registered User, to a Super Member, so it was the easiest way for us to set it up.

What I'll do is manually add you to the Super Member group, since you're nearly there anyway (and coz you asked real nice-like :) ). Lemme know if you run into any problems making your library post.

spywriter
04-23-2007, 07:59 PM
Thanks a lot! I appreciate the time it will take you to do that. I will give it a go this week and I will let you know if I have any problems!

Toothpaste
05-27-2007, 09:58 PM
Hey, my book isn't out until August, but is available to pre-order online, is it okay to put it up anyway?

badducky
06-02-2007, 05:51 AM
I'd like to second Toothpaste's question...

ChunkyC
06-05-2007, 07:07 PM
Hey, my book isn't out until August, but is available to pre-order online, is it okay to put it up anyway?
Sure! Just note the release date in your entry, and that it's available for preorder. You can go back and tweak the post after it's released.

:)

scrivener
06-22-2007, 07:46 PM
I'd like to list a couple of my books in the library but I am confused about starting a new thread or what?

ChunkyC
06-22-2007, 09:04 PM
Full instructions on posting to the Library are here (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24863). :)

wayndom
08-17-2007, 07:01 AM
Never mind... made it work.

Cassidy
09-08-2007, 07:02 AM
Hi,
I just posted my new book in the library (under children's/YA) but am having trouble with formatting... my list looks ok on my screen but when I post it all just runs together. I just cut and pasted the template from the instructions page so I'm not sure what the problem is. Any suggestions for how I can fix it? Also, what is the insert image function and how do find it? Thanks!

ChunkyC
09-12-2007, 04:16 AM
Hi Cassidy!

Sorry it took a while to get here. I see you have the formatting squared away. As for the insert image thingy, it's the yellow box with tiny mountains, you'll see it in the tools when making a post. It looks like this: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/editor/insertimage.gif When you click it, you get a box where you can enter a url, such as a link to photobucket.

Hope that helps. Feel free to drop me a PM if you are still having trouble making it work. :)

talkwrite
09-28-2007, 01:11 AM
I am the series editor of three books that are academic. Would that be acceptable for your library?

Roger J Carlson
10-05-2007, 07:47 PM
I am the series editor of three books that are academic. Would that be acceptable for your library?Sorry for the delay.

Yes, it would be perfectly acceptable to list your books here.

Brenda Hill
02-01-2008, 11:42 AM
I just posted my short story in horror, which is entirely wrong. How I managed to do that, I'll never know, but I must be half asleep. I reposted it in the right section, but would the mod please delete the one in the horror section? The title is, Am I Wife or Daughter? So sorry.

Thanks!

dpaterso
02-01-2008, 12:15 PM
Done! No problem, only took a second.

-Derek

Brenda Hill
02-02-2008, 05:48 AM
Thanks, Derek. Sure appreciate it.

Roger J Carlson
04-23-2008, 04:09 PM
Hi library mods - I just posted my book in the literary category and tried to submit a book cover image link from Amazon but that didn't seem to work (it's just showing up as an x). Can you help with that?
Thanks!
-Sarah Felix BurnsI got it.

helga
05-15-2008, 02:59 PM
My book is about (first) autism and (second) animals, but it's written from the point of view of a cat. Should it be under Animals' or General NF?

Roger J Carlson
05-15-2008, 04:32 PM
My book is about (first) autism and (second) animals, but it's written from the point of view of a cat. Should it be under Animals' or General NF?Nothing says you can't put it in both.

euclid
08-08-2008, 11:13 PM
Hi Derek, Roger,

Is there no category for books of short stories?

Roger J Carlson
08-09-2008, 07:21 PM
Hi Derek, Roger,

Is there no category for books of short stories?No separate forum for that. But you can list a book of short stories in whatever genre the stories belong. I suggest you look at James D. Macdonald in the Science Fiction Library to see how. He has several books of short stories listed.

Chris P
04-22-2010, 07:33 PM
I'm assuming technical/scholarly non-fic would go under "General Nonfiction." Some are very technical ("Mobility of fipronil in soil columns at the termiticidal rate" blah blah) that are of interest to maybe 50 people in the world, none of them AW members.

Should I only include more general non-fic articles that non-specialists might want to read, or include as much as I want?

artemis31386
05-31-2010, 04:58 AM
I noticed that there is no category for interstices? What about those of us who write urban fantasy, where should it be listed?

Bartholomew
06-11-2011, 01:11 AM
Is there an advantage to listing my work here? Honest question. I want to, but the amount of work seems like it'd be better directed toward social network marketing.

Kevans
07-21-2011, 03:34 PM
Lots of short fiction, published in an E magazine, available from Baen Webscriptions, Alt history.

Better under SF and F?

Regards,
Kevin

Roger J Carlson
07-21-2011, 03:57 PM
Lots of short fiction, published in an E magazine, available from Baen Webscriptions, Alt history.

Better under SF and F?

Regards,
KevinThere are no hard and fast rules regarding location. It's really up to you as long as you don't post in forums that are obviously unrelated. You can also post in several forums if they're appropriate. No reason you couldn't have a thread in both SF&F and Short Fiction.

Just make sure you create a thread for you and list each story as a separate post within the thread.

spacejock2
09-04-2011, 05:39 PM
Hiya

I was just about to add my new book to my library page (under Science Fiction), except this one is Middle Grade/Chidren's fic.

Would it be possible to have a listing for my name under that category too, or is that a bit tricky?

Cheers
Simon Haynes

CaoPaux
09-19-2011, 07:14 AM
If your questions hasn't already been answered: feel free to create a new listing for a new genre.

Medievalist
09-19-2011, 07:45 AM
Hiya

I was just about to add my new book to my library page (under Science Fiction), except this one is Middle Grade/Chidren's fic.

Would it be possible to have a listing for my name under that category too, or is that a bit tricky?

Cheers
Simon Haynes

Go right ahead; just create a new Author thread for each genre in which you list your book.

Steve Coate
10-13-2011, 02:05 AM
Nevermind. Just reread the thread and found the answer to my question.

Siri Kirpal
10-15-2011, 07:08 AM
Sat Nam! (literally "Truth Name"--a Sikh greeting)

I've just posted a thread with two books in the Religion/Spirituality section. I'm not seeing how to pm the moderator. Could someone please put me in the index for that section? And could someone please insert the Amazon thumbnails of the book for me? I'm flummoxed on that last item.

Thanks and God bless.

Blessings,

Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa

harriet47
11-19-2011, 07:27 AM
If my novel crosses genres, is it possible to list it in two different library forums or must I close my eyes and just choose one?

dpaterso
11-19-2011, 05:51 PM
If my novel crosses genres, is it possible to list it in two different library forums or must I close my eyes and just choose one?
I'd post in both forums, if you haven't already.

-Derek

dpaterso
11-19-2011, 06:02 PM
I've just posted a thread with two books in the Religion/Spirituality section. I'm not seeing how to pm the moderator. Could someone please put me in the index for that section?
Done! (Had to figure it out first! :))


And could someone please insert the Amazon thumbnails of the book for me? I'm flummoxed on that last item.
Done. You already had these thumbnails as your user avatar and in your sigline, all I did was right-click on the mini-images on Amazon, select Copy Image Location, then paste the URLs of each image into your posts, between and tags. If you Edit your own posts (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=227436), you'll see the code, for future reference.

-Derek

harriet47
11-19-2011, 06:08 PM
I'd post in both forums, if you haven't already.

-Derek

Thanks for the info. I wanted to check so that I wouldn't violate some rule. Will do ASAP.

MumblingSage
11-20-2011, 06:19 AM
I would like to change the title of my thread in the Romance/Women's Lit genre (currently T.C. Mill) to include my second byline (T.L.K. Arkenberg) used for a book coming out in January. Is there a particular mod I should PM about that?

Medievalist
11-20-2011, 07:13 AM
I would like to change the title of my thread in the Romance/Women's Lit genre (currently T.C. Mill) to include my second byline (T.L.K. Arkenberg) used for a book coming out in January. Is there a particular mod I should PM about that?

If you can't change it yourself, PM me with what you want it to say, and I'll take care of it.

That said, I think you'd be better served to have two threads, one for each name and a note near the top of the first post that says "Also writes as " with a link.

And if you do want to do that, I'll help you with that, too.

Just think about what you'd like, and let me know.

MumblingSage
11-28-2011, 09:40 PM
If you can't change it yourself, PM me with what you want it to say, and I'll take care of it.

That said, I think you'd be better served to have two threads, one for each name and a note near the top of the first post that says "Also writes as " with a link.

And if you do want to do that, I'll help you with that, too.

Just think about what you'd like, and let me know.

I'm willing to do that, but I wasn't sure if I should clutter up the fora with my posts (this will be the 3rd byline I'll have a thread for). But I know how to create new threads and link between them, so I can do that. Thanks for the advice.

shakeysix
03-04-2012, 06:39 PM
are my covers too big? is there a way to reduce them? --s6

Roger J Carlson
03-05-2012, 04:23 PM
are my covers too big? is there a way to reduce them? --s6Your covers look fine to me.

shakeysix
03-05-2012, 04:38 PM
thank you

still alive
04-25-2012, 11:29 PM
Hi. I've been on and off AW for years, but I have no idea of my posting count. How can I determine if I'm eligible to post my novel in the library?

Thanks.

still alive
04-25-2012, 11:30 PM
Sorry, I just saw them listed on the right side. I guess I'm eligible! :)

still alive
04-26-2012, 12:27 AM
what do I do to get my novel listed in the library? I tried new thread and new post and neither worked.

Help, please.

Roger J Carlson
04-26-2012, 06:06 PM
what do I do to get my novel listed in the library? I tried new thread and new post and neither worked.

Help, please.I asked an admin to look at your account and there isn't any reason that she could see to prevent you from creating a new thread.

Which library are you trying to post in?

Trevor Bruhn
05-05-2012, 07:40 AM
Stumped. Trying to slip short digestible segments of the 22k word novella on the SYW board (erotica) for critiques, while it stems out of an earlier novella I haven't asked for crits on. Neither published, and they are so interstitial I doubt they ever could be. Library is only for links to published stuff: is there anywhere here (both stories, in rawer form, are on a wordpress site) to post WIPs one can refer readers to without burdening the SYW boards? Have had excellent crits from Maryn, Tedi S., Dangerous Bill, Scott Cole and others, but I hate asking any of these generous folk to dump more time into reading a back story.

SRHowen
11-02-2012, 11:41 PM
My latest release is cross genre, can I list it under more than one genre?

Ari Meermans
11-02-2012, 11:44 PM
Up to two, yes. :)

SRHowen
11-03-2012, 01:06 AM
Up to two, yes. :)

Happy happy happy!

Misa Buckley
12-15-2012, 03:43 AM
Can my thread [http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248901] be moved from sci fi to romance please?

Ari Meermans
12-15-2012, 05:26 AM
Certainly. :) And, done.

Misa Buckley
12-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Thank you :)

Fallen
10-19-2013, 12:39 AM
Can I just ask, if a short story has been published on it's own and is then later put into an anthology, am I allowed to put the anothology release details and cover in the post where the short story is already located in the library? Or would you prefer that I just create a new post in my thread for the anthology?

(It just doesn't seem right having a new post in my thread if it's all to do with the same story). *Shrugs hopelessly*

Ari Meermans
10-19-2013, 12:59 AM
Whether it's in a collection or an anthology, it's a separate release to the single, yes? I'd suggest a new thread.

Fallen
10-19-2013, 01:11 AM
Whether it's in a collection or an anthology, it's a separate release to the single, yes? I'd suggest a new thread.

Thank you, Ari!

Yes, they're seperate releases (just the same story). I'll follow Veinglory's post on naming all the authors and underlining my name.

:)

Ari Meermans
10-19-2013, 01:30 AM
Fallen, my apologies. My brain hadn't yet switched from AE&BP to the Library. Please post in your existing Library thread using the anthology format.

Ari, who was setting herself up for a linking issue :D

Fallen
10-19-2013, 02:29 AM
Fallen, my apologies. My brain hadn't yet switched from AE&BP to the Library. Please post in your existing Library thread using the anthology format.

Ari, who was setting herself up for a linking issue :D

Lol, it's okay. :) I'll list it in my existing, under t'other ones I have in there. And anthology format it is.

wonderactivist
05-15-2014, 03:57 AM
Ari, sorry to bother you but I don't want to break the rules by accident. I already have a thread for my mysteries but have been mostly arts writing lately for magazines, published a memoir in a literary travel journal and have a poem about to come out in an anthology.

Do I start a different thread in each category?

The magazine work is too constant to keep listing, so is it okay if I just reference a sample and say, "ongoing contributor" and then link to their archive?

From what I can see, the much-longer literary memoir goes in the same place as the regular magazine work. Is that correct? I don't mind either way, just confirming.

Thanks,

Lucie

Ari Meermans
05-15-2014, 04:17 AM
Hi, Lucie

No bother, atall. You are allowed one author thread in each genre in which you write; so, if you write mysteries, horror, and romance (for instance), you'd have three author pages--one in each genre category. If a work is a cross-over and could theoretically be classed in two separate genres, then you may list that work in your author pages for both genres (maximum is 2 listings for the same work).

If your magazine work is too constant to list each article--and I congratulate you on that--you may list as you propose. Be aware, though, folks might not want to keep chasing down your work by checking links; in other words, an article title and content blurb might catch someone's interest where they wouldn't necessarily look for a specific author. If your memoir was published in a magazine, then yes, that's fine.

Just a reminder: you can promote your current articles in AE&BP, as well as promoting books.

Did any of that help?

Ari

wonderactivist
05-15-2014, 04:27 AM
Yes, very helpful. A lot of my writing is for regional magazines so I never would have thought to list them there, but I have a few nationals and will most definitely list the OutsideIn piece. It was critiqued in SYW.

Thanks a lot!

Lucie

juniper
01-11-2015, 08:38 AM
If I click on a link to Amazon or Barnes & Noble for one of the listed books, does AW get a little bit from the sale, as part of affiliate program? I just learned that's true of the book ads from AWers at the header section.

If so, I'll buy from here rather than straight from A or B&N. Thanks.

M R Mortimer
04-11-2015, 02:31 PM
I've been lurking around here for so long, but with real life getting in the way the last little while (make that couple of years) and having kept me pretty busy, and so I never noticed the library! What a great idea and a marvelous resource! I was just browsing the SFF section, and that alone is huge! It speaks for the efforts of AWers everywhere that the library is so big.

So thank you AW for creating the AW library! I know it will be leading me to a lot of great reads from now on :)

Ari Meermans
04-11-2015, 05:13 PM
Welcome back. Real life certainly does have a way of doing that. For me, AW is a great place for not only learning and honing the craft but also for kicking back, as in OP, and letting some of the stress wash away.

Yep, we have very talented writers here, and in discovering their works in the Library I have found a number of new favorites.

cmhbob
01-23-2016, 12:33 AM
Ari, would you take a look at my thread in MTS and see if you see both covers?

I updated it today to add the info for the second edition, but tried to add the new cover rather than replace it. Now neither cover is showing in Firefox, even after dumping cache. Both show up in Chrome though.

http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?303867-Mueller-Bob

Thanks!

Ari Meermans
01-23-2016, 03:49 AM
Hi, Bob

Yep, both covers are there.

cmhbob
01-23-2016, 08:50 AM
Thanks much!

under the moon
08-03-2016, 10:47 PM
Hi, there! I'm about to list my book and not 100% sure which category it should be under. It's an urban paranormal comedy from a woman's point of view. So although it's "chick lit" in a sense, it's also a comedy, and although it *could* go under sci fi/fantasy, it's more paranormal than fantasy.
In your expert opinion, where do you think it would fit best?
Thanks a lot!

Ari Meermans
08-03-2016, 11:13 PM
hmm. Well, you can list your book in a max of two categories. Many of our AW authors list paranormal under SFF, so that's possibly one category. Depending on the strength of the comedic element, you might also consider Humor as the second category. Same goes for Romance/Chick Lit/Women's as your second category, if that is a stronger element.

under the moon
08-04-2016, 08:23 PM
Thank you. Duh. I should have just gone with the two categories part. Very sorry for being redundant, Ari.

Ari Meermans
08-04-2016, 10:06 PM
No, worries. Your questions give me a reason for being. :)

debergerac
09-01-2016, 08:07 PM
Hi Ari, it means a ton that you're helping us out, thank you:hi:. Apparently, I'm image-stupid I can't seem to format it properly. Would you help me? Also, are library books automatically included at the AW store?

Ari Meermans
09-01-2016, 09:00 PM
Hi, debergerac

Sure. No worries; PM me the link to your image and I'll see what I can do.


ETA: No, I don't think the books are automatically included in the store. I'm pretty sure you have to contact Mac or AW Admin to request. (If I'm wrong, one or t'other will be along to correct me. :))

Fallen
10-19-2016, 06:50 PM
Hi Ari,

I have a charity poetry anthology for the LGBT community that focuses on some erotic themes, some not. Do I post this in my usual erotica thread or is there somewhere else I have to post it? :) Thank you!!

Ari Meermans
10-19-2016, 07:00 PM
hmm. Okay . . . let's see. If any of the poems fit the disclaimer we agreed on* or would be unsuitable for anyone under 21, I'd suggest keeping it to Erotica. You know the content, Fallen; I'll trust your judgment.

*Reference for anyone who has the same question, the disclaimer reads: Author's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable.

JenniferLee
10-19-2016, 08:05 PM
Hi.
I have a question about what to put under "Publisher." My book (our book; I'm one of 20 authors) is an anthology, which our editor published through Amazon's self-publishing services (or something like that?)
So do I put the editor's name or Amazon as "publisher"?

Ari Meermans
10-19-2016, 08:25 PM
I'd use the publisher name as shown on Amazon, CreateSpace, or wherever the anthology is listed for purchase.

Bolero
11-05-2016, 07:47 PM
With NaNoWriMo links now at the top, the link to books by AWers has gone. Any chance of it coming back? Or is it somewhere in the library and I'm missing seeing it?

The grid layout with covers that the link went to was an easier browse than author threads.

Ari Meermans
11-05-2016, 08:19 PM
The topmost ad position for every forum page is reserved by the forum owner MacAllister for AW-specific ads. Most of the year that position is dedicated to AW authors' books that our authors have requested to be placed in AW's affiliate shop.** During the holiday season you'll see our Holiday icons in that position (yay Krampus!) and right now it's dedicated to NaNoWriMo. So, no, it's not controlled by the Library and it isn't different from one forum page to another. The ad link for Books by AWers will return. In the meantime, I suggest visiting the Library and browsing through your preferred genres.


**AW authors, requesting that Mac add your books to the AW shop is a great way to have the sales of your books generate a few cents affiliate revenue to help keep the joint running.

Bolero
11-06-2016, 12:17 AM
Thanks for the info

Mark HJ
01-02-2017, 06:01 PM
Hi Ari,

I'm struggling to upload an image. The image is a JPEG which I've scaled it down to be no more than 400px and about 25kB but the upload keeps saying 'invalid image'. Have I missed something?

Ari Meermans
01-02-2017, 07:11 PM
Hi, Mark

When you say upload, I'm assuming you mean from your computer and that won't work. You'll have to link to the image on an image hosting site or your own site. Lisa's lovely FAQ on linking to images is here (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?304593-FAQ-How-to-Link-To-Images-Properly).

If you are trying to link to the image on an image hosting site like Flickr or Photobucket, send me the link to the image via PM and I'll take a look and see if I can help.

Ari

Mark HJ
01-02-2017, 08:17 PM
Hi Ari,
Thanks - all sorted now. The image linking post helped. Perhaps there could be a link to it in the Welcome to Your AbsoluteWrite Library! (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?278295-Welcome-to-Your-AbsoluteWrite-Library!) thread in the cover images section?

Ari Meermans
01-02-2017, 08:20 PM
That's an excellent suggestion, Mark. Thank you; I'll do that.

Fallen
07-21-2017, 03:25 PM
Hey, Ari. I'm having issues uploading images (again, lol). I've read the post that says Photobucket is out (you need a paid subscription), so I tried google photos (didn't work), then joined Shutterfly. When I copy the share code over there and follow the usual image url share here, I just get an invalid file error message. To be honest, the url form Shutterfly looks weird, so I'm not sure if it's the right one. Would just linking from my website work if I have a page with small.jpg images there to use? They're far to big at the moment...

Ooooh, resolved, lol. I went via my website and it worked that way. Eh up, five years into publishing and I might might just be getting this image thing...
:pinata

AW Admin
07-21-2017, 04:06 PM
I'm updating the FAQ about image linking (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?304593-FAQ-How-to-Link-To-Images-Properly). I'm working on discovering the best sites to use for image hosting, but honestly, your own Website or blog is the first thing to use. Free Blogger or Wordpress.com sites work just fine. Right-click on the image/control-click the image, and choose Open in New Tab or New Window. Copy the URL.

If the URL / link address does not end in an image format like .jpg, .jpeg, .gif or .png, it won't work.

The tricky part is resizing the image; I'm trying to determine which sites will help with that (WordPress.com will allow you to resize an image, but it's clunky).

cmhbob
07-21-2017, 07:52 PM
The tricky part is resizing the image; I'm trying to determine which sites will help with that (WordPress.com will allow you to resize an image, but it's clunky).

BBCode is supposed to support resizing (https://www.bbcode.org/examples/?id=10), but I'm not sure if VB allows that. Seems like I've tried it here a couple of times and it hasn't worked.

I've found Imgur to be pretty decent as a 3d-party host. It offers inline resizing via the link (append an l, m, or s to the end of the filename).

Fallen
07-21-2017, 08:28 PM
I'm updating the FAQ about image linking (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?304593-FAQ-How-to-Link-To-Images-Properly). I'm working on discovering the best sites to use for image hosting, but honestly, your own Website or blog is the first thing to use. Free Blogger or Wordpress.com sites work just fine. Right-click on the image/control-click the image, and choose Open in New Tab or New Window. Copy the URL.

If the URL / link address does not end in an image format like .jpg, .jpeg, .gif or .png, it won't work.

FAQs came in beautifully there. It pushed me back to my website, to be honest. Thank you.



The tricky part is resizing the image; I'm trying to determine which sites will help with that (WordPress.com will allow you to resize an image, but it's clunky).

I usually get an assortment of cover sizes from the publisher, but I don't mind generally resizing through Gimp, though. All I've done now is created a cover art page on my website, specifically with small files to use on here, just for quick access to their url links.

KimJo
09-05-2017, 12:12 AM
Hi, Ari,
In two of my libraries (the ones linked in my signature), I have a substantial number of deleted posts because of books that have reverted to me. Is there any way to make those posts go away entirely? Right now they're still there as deleted, and that makes it hard to find the posts that actually still have books in them...

Ari Meermans
09-05-2017, 02:56 AM
Hi, KimJo,

You do have quite a few, don't you? There's nothing on my tool belt to completely "disappear" those, but let me check with our AW Admin to see if there's a way. I'll let you know.

Ari Meermans
09-06-2017, 01:53 AM
KimJo et al, I can now clean up the deletes in your author pages. There's no need to PM me unless you DON'T want your pages cleaned up; otherwise, I'll be going through and cleaning up the deleted entries as time allows.

KimJo
09-06-2017, 02:20 AM
Thank you!

Ari Meermans
09-06-2017, 03:42 AM
You're very welcome. But all the credit goes to our AW Admin; Lisa's amazin'. Yeah, she is.

JDlugosz
10-15-2017, 03:04 PM
I try to add a cover image to my new listing, but the uploader keeps telling me "invalid file". It is 323400 pixels, 37K file size, JPEG file. It follows the specifications stated in the library rules post, so what else might be wrong?

Ari Meermans
10-15-2017, 06:37 PM
I try to add a cover image to my new listing, but the uploader keeps telling me "invalid file". It is 323400 pixels, 37K file size, JPEG file. It follows the specifications stated in the library rules post, so what else might be wrong?

You would get an "Invalid file" message if you're attempting to upload an image from your computer*. See AW's FAQ: How to Link to Images Properly (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?304593-FAQ-How-to-Link-To-Images-Properly).

*The only images you can upload directly from your computer are your avatar and your profile picture.

JDlugosz
10-16-2017, 04:13 AM
You would get an "Invalid file" message if you're attempting to upload an image from your computer*. See AW's FAQ: How to Link to Images Properly (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?304593-FAQ-How-to-Link-To-Images-Properly).

*The only images you can upload directly from your computer are your avatar and your profile picture.

So why does it offer to take a upload file? Why does it say the file is invalid rather than telling me it can’t host files at all? This UX is truly bad on many levels. You might want to mention this again in the Library Guidelines next to the size limits and allowed formats.

mccardey
10-16-2017, 04:27 AM
So why does it offer to take a upload file? Why does it say the file is invalid rather than telling me it can’t host files at all? This UX is truly bad on many levels. You might want to mention this again in the Library Guidelines next to the size limits and allowed formats. Oy! You're new here, aren't you? Don't be obnoxious.

:granny:

Ari Meermans
10-16-2017, 04:34 AM
So why does it offer to take a upload file? Why does it say the file is invalid rather than telling me it can’t host files at all? This UX is truly bad on many levels. You might want to mention this again in the Library Guidelines next to the size limits and allowed formats.

I'm so sorry your satisfaction level is so low wrt your user experience. The next time I take a survey on what the guidelines should include, I'll be sure to consult.

You asked a question; you received the appropriate (and useful) answer. How you choose to apply that information is strictly up to you.