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Should one be able to leave anonymous book reviews?

Started by Renee Robinson in Literature Talk. Last reply by Renee Robinson Apr 17. 2 Replies

 Obviously, one who makes threats is a bully and potentially dangerous. There are the book Nazis who enjoy leaving nasty reviews just for the "fun" of it. Perhaps they have not even read the book. These are the ones who leave vague comments, things like "This book is terrible and I can't believe it was ever published."...Comments such as these, I tend to blow-off. My reason is because I doubt this person ever read the book when there are no detailed comments. I believe a good reviewer also…Continue

Tags: nazis, anonymous, bullies, publishing, reviews

Message from Phoebe Seiders (Speaker on Behalf of Jeff Bezos of Amazon)

Started by Roman Payne in Business of Writing and Art. Last reply by Dr. Irving A Greenfield Apr 16. 10 Replies

Members,This is very interesting!  A glimpse into how Amazon works...I wrote to Jeff Bezos' spokesperson, Phoebe Seiders,to explain the petition that has been flooding her inbox with signers' comments.   My email to her is in Dark Red, and you can scroll down past it to read hers if you're in a hurry, which is in Dark Blue.  Your comments on this discussion page will be most valuable to me.Yours,Roman +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Dear Phoebe,You may have been…Continue

I AM NO JESUS AND OTHER SELECTED POEMS, TANKA AND HAIKU

Started by Ram Krishna Singh in Business of Writing and Art Apr 16. 0 Replies

May I share with you my new collection of poems, I AM NO JESUS AND OTHER SELECTED POEMS, TANKA AND HAIKU, recently published from Romania. The book may be viewed/read on: http://issuu.com/kirim-tatar-kitaplari/docs/i_am_no_jesus?e=2254043/7342469 It is also available from amazon.com:…Continue

Tags: English, poetry, Indian, Haiku, Tanka

It will only take seven of you to change the way Amazon treats authors!

Started by Roman Payne in Business of Writing and Art. Last reply by Michael Powers Apr 15. 1 Reply

It will only take seven of you to change the way Amazon treats authors!93 People have signed.7 Signatures are needed to make the campaign official.Please read my petition and if you agree, please sign it, share it, get your friends and family members to sign, and consider sharing it on your social networks.Here is the petition: …Continue

CulturalBook is an effective voice in the world of literature, culture, and art!

Started by Roman Payne in Business of Writing and Art. Last reply by Arlene Radasky Apr 14. 7 Replies

As I write this, 43 CB Members have signed *this petition*, which means 43 emails have been sent from CB members directly to the personal email account of an Amazon Executive (Phoebe Seiders, Executive of Customer Relations, Amazon.com)......Only 57 signatures are needed before this petition is officially valid as a "class movement" requesting change…Continue

From The CulturalBook Staff: Please Sign Your Name To Help Authors Everywhere

Started by Hem of CulturalBook in Business of Writing and Art. Last reply by Rebecca Vance Apr 12. 1 Reply

Roman's Book was unfairly banned from the general search engine.  He is not looking for money or personal compensation through his petition, he created it so that authors everywhere, from now on, will be able to choose how their precious books are advertised to the public.…Continue

Give Me a Reason to Visit

Started by Michael Powers in Culture and Society. Last reply by Arthur Telling Apr 12. 3 Replies

With the myriad cultures and locales overlapping here on Cultural Book, I was thinking it might be interesting to share something about each of our specific neighborhoods that make them worth visiting. I’m not necessarily looking for a tourism brochure; more to the point, I want to know what it is about where you live that makes you, personally, embrace the area.I, for one, live in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota; the younger “Twin” to Minnesota’s state capitol, Saint Paul. I’m not…Continue

Help Protect Authors from Copyright Infringement in 30 Seconds

Started by Roman Payne in Business of Writing and Art. Last reply by Thomas Williamson Apr 12. 7 Replies

Dear Members,This is a movement to give authors freedom: not only from copyright infringement, but from censorship and misrepresentation.  One of many examples concerning Amazon and myself...My Book, "The Wanderess," was written entirely by myself.  Yet Amazon has it listed as co-authored by some person named "Beverly Boissery" on ALL of their international sites: Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.ca, Amazon.de, etc. …Continue

Prose/Poetry Blog Posts

Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare!

Posted by Jacki Murray on April 23, 2014 at 9:48pm 0 Comments

Sonnet III

Look in thy glass and tell the face thou viewest

Now is the time that face should form another;

Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,

Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.

For where is she so fair whose uneared womb

Disdains the tillage of thy husbandry?

Or who is he so fond will be the tomb

Of his self-love, to stop…

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In Honor of Earth Day

Posted by Renee Robinson on April 21, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

Earth’s Tears

Freely they flow

As quietly she gazes around the hollow.

Once filled with trees and the lovely bird's song.

Overlooked by blue skies and midnight stars that glowed.

Gone is the stream with clear cold water…

Continue

Craftastic Crochet!

Posted by Terri Vega - T. Drew on April 18, 2014 at 6:36pm 0 Comments

Photo Credit - K. Whiteford

Yes! I know there has to be people out there who get just as excited as I do when it comes to crafting. For me, the bug hits hardest when the craft is crochet. Don’t get me wrong, I love to sew and I get…

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I am a Great & Tortured Poet

Posted by Lee Crase on April 17, 2014 at 3:54pm 0 Comments

I am a great & tortured Poet.

Not because I love dogs,

no,

I’d prefer nothing shit where I sleep

without invitation or flushing.

I am a great & tortured Poet

because Poets leap to see

with the eyes of God,

even as our eyesight is born of slugs.

Torture is is knowing desire,

without having hands to grasp,

without legs to climb,

or without tongue

to moisten dry teeth.

I am a great & tortured Poet…

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"I am happy to write a review in exchange for a review of one of mine. I assume that the reviewer is responsible for posting on Amazon. You can see my self-published books on chriselgoodbooks.co.uk and I blog as Potiphar12. You can get me directly…"
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Do you want more reviews of your books on your Amazon product pages?  Are you willing to read free copies of other members' books and offer them reviews in exchange?  Join this new "Book Review Exchange" group.The idea is simple: you send a message to the entire group offering to email a free copy of your ebook (or mail a free copy of your paperback), and those who accept will reciprocate with a copy of their book.On your honor and good faith: you will read their book, look for the positive aspects of it, and give it a good review on Amazon.  If you are unwilling to give it a great review, be honest with the person and decline to review it. But do not give it a bad review!  They, in turn, will read and review your book!See More
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Happy Birthday Mr. Shakespeare!

Sonnet IIILook in thy glass and tell the face thou viewestNow is the time that face should form another;Whose fresh repair if now thou not renewest,Thou dost beguile the world, unbless some mother.For where is she so fair whose uneared wombDisdains the tillage of thy husbandry?Or who is he so fond will be the tombOf his self-love, to stop posterity? Thou art thy mother's glass and she in theeCalls back the lovely April of her prime;So thou through windows of thine age shalt see,Despite of wrinkles, this thy golden time.But if thou live, remembered not to be,Die single and thine image dies with thee.See More
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Rebecca Vance commented on Roman Payne's group Writers' Critique Club (hosted by Rebecca Vance)
"UPDATE: I mentioned in my last post that I would be announcing the Contest 2 details about my blog contest. It is now underway, and I have it listed as an event on Goodreads and Facebook. I have a blog, Becky's Book Notes, that is…"
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Rebecca Vance commented on Hem of CulturalBook's group How to Write a Great Book Review (Hosted by Rebecca Vance)
"UPDATE: I mentioned in my last post that I would be announcing the Contest 2 details about my blog contest. It is now underway, and I have it listed as an event on Goodreads and Facebook. I have a blog, Becky's Book Notes, that is…"
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Rebecca Vance commented on Roman Payne's group Book Review Exchange Group
"Hi. I am a new member of this group and I would like to thank Nithin Purple for the invitation. I am not sure if I qualify since I am not as published author yet, although I do have a short story published in an anthology. I am working on my debut…"
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Do you want more reviews of your books on your Amazon product pages?  Are you willing to read free copies of other members' books and offer them reviews in exchange?  Join this new "Book Review Exchange" group.The idea is simple: you send a message to the entire group offering to email a free copy of your ebook (or mail a free copy of your paperback), and those who accept will reciprocate with a copy of their book.On your honor and good faith: you will read their book, look for the positive aspects of it, and give it a good review on Amazon.  If you are unwilling to give it a great review, be honest with the person and decline to review it. But do not give it a bad review!  They, in turn, will read and review your book!See More
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Free Mother's Day Give Away

Mother’s Day is Not Very Far-away. Get a gift today!Nae's Nest —  April 22, 2014 — Leave a commentMy Mommy Free Download for a limited time only!It's a Mother's Day book, greeting card and gift all in one! Free for limited time only.4.20.14-4.26.14My Mommy, Holiday Series Vol 3The Third Book: Celebrates Mother’s Day with this clever combo. Is it a child’s story told in rhyme? Is it a greeting card for Mom? Is it a Mother’s Day coloring book? It is ALL three!“My Mommy” tells of a mother’s love from the time of birth and as the child grows. Mom gives hugs and kisses.…See More
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Patricia Mervine commented on Roman Payne's group Book Review Exchange Group
"I can share a preview copy of a short illustrated children's book that is coming out in a couple of weeks. I am looking for folks to post reviews on Amazon as soon as it is released. If interested, please email me at pat@speakingofspeech.com…"
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In Honor of Earth Day

Earth’s TearsFreely they flowAs quietly she gazes around the hollow.Once filled with trees and the lovely bird's song.Overlooked by blue skies and midnight stars that glowed.Gone is the stream with clear cold waterWhere children would wade as summer grows hotter.The wolf lost her pups when crossing the road.Her den destroyed, it was bulldozed.She must move on with nowhere to go.The city has swallowed the lush hollow.Once filled with trees and the lovely bird's song.Now filled with horns and cars that don't belong.She looks to the sky. She wonders where she'll go.She prays to the Spirit as her tears flow.Renee RobinsonSee More
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Nithin Purple commented on Roman Payne's group Book Review Exchange Group
"I repost this because of my previous link was n't working, just modified the old About ME Have been to the new ray of hope — I a mused traveler, an Indian, a démodé brain by the very origin, a draughtsman that works for a…"
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roger colins replied to James R. Callan's discussion The Review Exchange Group in the group Book Review Exchange Group
"I'd agree with an honest review. Also, might I suggest in the interest of usefulness that the author still get the option to read said review privately. No one would appreciate being publicly trashed but some of us, myself included, may still…"
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Renee Robinson commented on Roman Payne's group Book Review Exchange Group
"Nae's Nest Book Club   Amazon Author Profile Hey Arthur...Above is a link to my group I have here. It lists 4 children's books. I included my Amazon Profile in case you prefer it or want to check both out. Amazon's…"
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Arthur Telling commented on Roman Payne's group Book Review Exchange Group
"Renee, I certainly will read a children's book. I wrote a story last year titled "ISON, the Icy Wanderer" about the comet ISON that was expected to make a big splash in the sky at Christmas, but burned up instead. The…"
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Bruce A. Sarte replied to James R. Callan's discussion The Review Exchange Group in the group Book Review Exchange Group
"James, happy to go along with you on a review exchange.  Feel free to point me in the right direction and send me your work. bruce@bruceasarte.com is my email."
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Bruce A. Sarte replied to Bruce A. Sarte's discussion Hi Gang! in the group Book Review Exchange Group
"Was for you Angela - but I'm happy to review just about anyones stuff. My e-mail is bruce@bruceasarte.com for anyone who wants to send me something to read/review. My stuff can be seen at bruceasarte.com"
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