View Full Version : The AW Library - COMING SOON!

02-09-2006, 02:13 AM
In case you didn't notice the "Announcement (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/announcement.php?f=37&announcementid=21)" 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, self-pubbed, newspapers, magazines... 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.

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. There will be an index in each forum, so that you can find authors by name.

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. Right now, I have posts in Mainstream/Contemporary, Magazines, and I'm hoping to add poetry to that soon. 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!

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

02-12-2006, 07:10 PM
Hey everyone!

The Library (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=91) is up and running. Go post your info, if you're comfortable doing it. If not, you can PM or email it to me and I can post it for you (then your user name won't be connected to your real name).

I know a lot of you have magazine/newspaper (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=107) articles, books (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=98), and such. Tell us about them!