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Cathy C
02-09-2006, 01:46 AM
In case you didn't notice the "Announcement" thread at the top of this forum yet, we will be launching a brand new forum specifically to promote our published members! We have a lot of authors on our boards, and others often inquire about their books. Yeah, they're sometimes listed in signatures, but that requires that you track down a thread where the author has posted.

So began the idea of a library, a permanent place where our members can read about (and hopefully order) books written by other AW members!

After long, spirited discussions in the Mod Room, we came up with a format that will benefit ALL members. We don't care if you're big press, small press, POD, ebook or self-pubbed. All are welcome to put up their books. The one stipulation is that you must be a "Super Member" level (50+ posts). That just ensures that we don't get a bunch of drive-by spammers. We want to recognize those who visit and contribute. (So, you lurkers out there that want in should visit the "I just want to get to 50 posts" thread! ;) )

Here's the format we'd like to see. Cover images should be 200 dpi (dots per inch) by 300 dpi. If you don't have the software to handle that, just post what you have and I'll size it down to fit! See what a nice gal I am! :)

You'll be able to add to your thread forever, so each new book published will "bump" you to the top of the forum, just like the regular threads. Fast writers will get extra exposure. We will ask that nobody comment on your threads. Comments will be deleted.

Now, if there are some of you out there who would like to promote your books, but DON'T want your writing name tied to your board name, you can PM the moderator of the library thread and ask that your information be posted anonymously (normally, since you'll be posting your own information, you'll be shown as the thread starter, just like a normal thread.) The moderator will then post your information and can thereafter update it.

You'll be allowed to post in as many genres as you have published books. I have posts in Romance, Mystery and Western. Writers who use multiple pseudonyms can either post a single thread and add a "writing as..." line, or you'll be allowed one thread per pen name.

We'll try to make it as user-friendly as possible, so if you have any questions or comments about how to make the library even better, just PM one of us!

Hope you enjoy this new feature and we apologize in advance for increasing the size your "to buy" list of books! (Well, anyway, that's our story, and we're sticking to it... ;) )

Here's one that I've already posted on the thread, so you can see a completed form. You'll be able to grab the form into your word processor as soon as the Library launches. But you can start thinking about what you want to put.

Title: Hunterís Moon
Author(s): C.T. Adams & Cathy Clamp
Publication Date: December, 2004
Publisher: Tor/Forge Books
Format (print, ebook, audiobook, whatever): Mass paperback (hardback available through Doubleday Book Club)
ISBN: 0-765-34913-2
Price: $6.99/$9.99 Canada ($14.95 Hardback)
Logline (one-paragraph description):Even an assassin can be surprised...Tony Giodone grew up in a world of predators and prey. He was one of the mafiaís top enforcers and is now a respected freelancer. He thought nothing could shock him more than a real-life werewolf ripping out his throat and leaving him for dead. Until he became one of them. Now, a new client has asked him to undertake an unusual assignment; one that makes even him sit up and take notice. The client wants him to kill her! Can Tony avoid falling in love with the woman he is scheduled to murder, or will his feelings for the one woman that can accept the beast heís become make him more likely to end her life?
Link (Amazon, author website, publisher, wherever): Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0765349132/ref=pd_rhf_p_1/103-9295602-8591860?v=glance&s=books&n=900912&no=*)
Link to author's website: http://www.ciecatrunpubs.com (http://www.ciecatrunpubs.com/)
Link(s) to author's threads in other library categories: Mystery (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25521), Westerns (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25520)
Thumbnail of cover:

http://img462.imageshack.us/img462/4538/smooncoverawlib0lt.jpg (http://imageshack.us/)

This image, by the way, is added by visiting Imageshack hosting service. The addy is: http://www.imageshack.us/ You can upload your image and then insert the code that they provide in the thread. The one I use that works well is the one for "Forum Style #1".

If you have any problems with your postings in Romance or Westerns (my threads), feel free to PM me and we'll work to get it just right! :)

Enjoy your new member benefit and hopefully we'll ALL have a thread there soon!