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Reza Kahlili (RezaKahlili) | 5 comments I would also appreciate tags, my first book 'A Time to Betray'The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, was published on April 06th. This is the true story of my life of how I betrayed my country in order to save it.

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Betray-Ast...

Here is my website for more info:

http://atimetobetray.com/


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments Tagged. Please reciprocate: http://www.amazon.com/Kult-Shaun-Jeff...


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments Done.


Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 919 comments Mod
I've tagged all the books above me.

Here are the two links to my book as well as the tags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934...

http://www.amazon.com/Constellation-C...

Tags:
Fiction
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Childrens Books (as spelled here)


Delyse Trink | 34 comments Sage wrote: "Free Will Flux by Sage KalmusThank you for starting this thread, Vincent. What a wonderful idea. I am going through now and tagging your book and all others that authors are posting as each re..."

Sage--I tagged you. Please tag mine(The last few tgs please- after it says see all tags)
Here's the link to mine:
http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-In-A-Ra...


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Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Tagging everyone, right now.

Please remember to log in before tagging, and to make sure that there isn't already a check mark in the box beside the tags... that would mean you've already tagged for that book, and if you tag again, you will negate your earlier vote.

(They're having this problem in another group at the moment).

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry

Requested tags: SFR, IWOFA, FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, FUTURISTIC, 1stTurningPoint.

Mating Net Mating Net
http://www.amazon.com/Mating-Net-eboo...

Forced Mate Forced Mate
http://www.amazon.com/Forced-Mate-Row...

Insufficient Mating Material
http://www.amazon.com/Insufficient-Ma...

Knight's Fork
http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Fork-Sp...

Also "sperm donar" for Knight's Fork.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Delyse wrote: "Sage wrote: "Free Will Flux by Sage KalmusThank you for starting this thread, Vincent. What a wonderful idea. I am going through now and tagging your book and all others that authors are posti..."

Delyse,
The link you provided above does not go to your tagging page today.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Tagged for Vincent (whom I'd done before), Gary, Michelle, Guido, Shaun, Diane, Delyse, everyone on page 2.

Amazon produces a whirling circle and says "Failed... please try again."

Don't. You'll undo your tag. Instead, refresh the page and see if the tag did stick.


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Wow, it's going to take me a while to get through everyone's but here's my top four for you guys to tag please.

womens fiction
immigrant story
historical fiction
family drama

http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-L...

For the record, I'm tagging all tags I see, not just 4 as per the rules of this thread. I assume no one is going to complain :-)

Thanks everyone,
Laura Rittenhouse
www.laurarittenhouse.com


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Okay, Everyone's TAGGED. With all of their tags, not just those they've listed as preferred (it probably took me less time to do that than to flip back and forth between their post and their Amazon site).

It didn't take as long as I feared. There are 113 posts in this thread but maybe 25% are actually unique book links. The rest are people letting you know they've tagged you (feel free to let me know). So if you're just looking at this thread, don't run away scared. Tag us please.


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments I just tag all the visible ones too, Laura. Tagged yours.


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Sage Kalmus (SageKalmus) | 14 comments Gary wrote: "Sage,

You are tagged."


Thanks Gary.


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Sage Kalmus (SageKalmus) | 14 comments Reza, Shaun, David, Vincent, Delyse, Rowena, and Laura - all tagged!

P.S. - I like your idea, Laura, of tagging all the visible tags I see on people's Amazon pages. I've now adopted that myself. Thanks for suggesting it.

Sage Kalmus
Free Will Flux
www.SageKalmus.com


Delyse Trink | 34 comments Laura wrote: "Wow, it's going to take me a while to get through everyone's but here's my top four for you guys to tag please.

womens fiction
immigrant story
historical fiction
family drama

You are tagged!
Here's the link to mine --please click see all tags and tags the last 15.
Thanks!
Delyse
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/tags...


http://www.am..."



Delyse Trink | 34 comments Shaun wrote: "Done

http://www.amazon.com/Kult-Shaun-Jeff..."


I tagged the ones I hadn't tagged before.
Delyse


Delyse Trink | 34 comments Rowena wrote: "Tagging everyone, right now.

Please remember to log in before tagging, and to make sure that there isn't already a check mark in the box beside the tags... that would mean you've already tagged fo..."


Hi Rowena--You are tagged.
Here's my link again--I especially need the last 15 tagged.

Thanks!

Delyse
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/tags...


Tannia (Timewithtannia) | 21 comments I am knew and don't understand very well how the tagging works at amazon. Can someone please clarify this to me? I write book reviews and have never used the tag feature for myself. I tend the use the reference feature.

Any help is deeply appreciated.

Blessings from Germany, TANNIA


Delyse Trink | 34 comments Reza wrote: "I would also appreciate tags, my first book 'A Time to Betray'The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran, was published on April 06th. This is the true story..."

Reza--you are tagged!
Delyse


message 121: by Laura (last edited Apr 26, 2010 01:27PM) (new)

Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Tannia, go to a book and scroll down to just before the reviews. There are tags there. (http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-L... is my site as an example) there's a blank space next to an "Add" button where you can write in anything you want. As you type, Amazon fills in and gives you sort of a drop down so you can use common tags. For example, I now have "Women's Fiction" and "Womens Fiction" as tags (not sure who added the second one) because both are avaible. No one seems to clean up or consolidate. Like most things on Amazon, this is up to the millions of users.

You can then search for tags by putting in a tag in the box marked "Search Products Tagged with" on the right side of the listed tags. If you search for "immigrant story" mine shows up (right now anyway) as number 6. If you search for "Historical Fiction" I have no idea where mine shows up - way down the list I assume. This is a popular tag.

It is another way for readers to find books that are about things they are interested in and that people "vote" on whether or not they agree that a book is tagged correctly.

Hope that helps.


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Delyse wrote: "Laura wrote: "Wow, it's going to take me a while to get through everyone's but here's my top four for you guys to tag please.

womens fiction
immigrant story
historical fiction
family drama

..."


Delyse - last 15 tagged


Delyse Trink | 34 comments Laura wrote: "Delyse wrote: "Laura wrote: "Wow, it's going to take me a while to get through everyone's but here's my top four for you guys to tag please.

womens fiction
immigrant story
historical fiction


Thanks-all of yours are tagged also.
Delyse
..."



Tannia (Timewithtannia) | 21 comments Thanks, Laura: this helps a lot.


Caroline Shearer (carolineshearer) I'd love some help tagging. I have two pages - the Amazon paperback page and the Kindle page. Any of the tags that are already listed would be great!
I am happy to reciprocate. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Ligh...
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003J359G0

Thanks,
Caroline A. Shearer
Adventures of a Lightworker: Dead End DateAdventures of a Lightworker: Dead End Date Adventures of a Lightworker  Dead End Date by Caroline A. ShearerCaroline A. Shearer


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments Caroline wrote: "I'd love some help tagging. I have two pages - the Amazon paperback page and the Kindle page. Any of the tags that are already listed would be great!
I am happy to reciprocate. :)

http://www.amaz..."


Tagged on the print book, but there are no tags yet on the Kindle version.

http://www.amazon.com/Kult-Shaun-Jeff...


Caroline Shearer (carolineshearer) Shaun wrote: "Caroline wrote: "I'd love some help tagging. I have two pages - the Amazon paperback page and the Kindle page. Any of the tags that are already listed would be great!
I am happy to reciprocate. :..."


Hmm ... I don't know why. They show up on my page ...
I tagged your book, also. Thank you!


Timothy Dean (TimothyJamesDean) | 32 comments Hi! Any other authors and readers - I'd appreciate very much
1) agreeing with "tags" already there on my amazon book page, and amazon kindle...
and
2) scrolling further down and voting "yes" (review was helpful) on each review, starting with my video promo which I posted as a "customer review," (and which I recommend to you fellow authors, because we indies are not invited to supply video "trailers," as are the big guns like King, Brown etc.). It's easy - just scroll down each review, and at the bottom is a button to vote yes (was helpful). 'Course, you'll probably have to sign in with your Amazon account in order to vote!


Here is the print book:

http://www.amazon.com/Teeth-Epic-Nove...

and if you have time...

same on the Kindle version, at least on tags!

http://www.amazon.com/TEETH-Novel-Gui...

Thank you so much! I appreciate it!


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments Done. If you'd be so kind as to do likewise: http://www.amazon.com/Kult-Shaun-Jeff...


Timothy Dean (TimothyJamesDean) | 32 comments Caroline wrote: "I'd love some help tagging.

Hi Caroline - I added my vote to the tags on the print page, and was the first to write some tags on your Kindle page!

If you can read my post below and help a little with my book - Timothy Dean, TEETH - The Epic Novel With Bite - I would appreciate it!


message 131: by Vincent (last edited Apr 27, 2010 12:28PM) (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 919 comments Mod
I've tagged the books above this post.

Here are the two links to my book as well as the tags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934...

http://www.amazon.com/Constellation-C...

Tags:
Fiction
Science Fiction
Young Adult
Childrens Books (as spelled here)


Timothy Dean (TimothyJamesDean) | 32 comments Vincent wrote: "I've tagged the books above this post.

Here are the two links to my book as well as the tags:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1934......"


and I got yours, Vincent...


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or maybe you've skipped me. If you haven't already done it, can you please tag me?

http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-L...

Thanks,

Laura Rittenhouse
www.laurarittenhouse.com


Timothy Dean (TimothyJamesDean) | 32 comments Laura wrote: "Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or maybe you've s..."

I got those for you Laura... can you please vote mine and if you don't mind, add the "yes" button under eacj pf at least first 4 - 6 reviews?


Timothy Dean (TimothyJamesDean) | 32 comments Delyse wrote: "Rowena wrote: "Tagging everyone, right now.

Please remember to log in before tagging, and to make sure that there isn't already a check mark in the box beside the tags... that would mean you've ..."


Delyse - voted up your tags - and your reviews.


Caroline Shearer (carolineshearer) I've tagged everyone that responded after my first email earlier today. I am logged in so they should all be there. Thank you to all who tagged me. :)


Shaun (ShaunJeffrey) | 42 comments Laura wrote: "Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or maybe you've s..."

I just checked, and all the ticks are there on the tags that I did for you :)


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Caroline wrote: "I've tagged everyone that responded after my first email earlier today. I am logged in so they should all be there. Thank you to all who tagged me. :)"

Caroline, I'm confused - you said yu tagged everyon who responded after you - aren't you tagging everyone? Isn't that the point? If we each only tag people who say they tagged us, we never get tags.

I did tag you and hope you've tagged me. If not, go here and tag all please. http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-L...


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Timothy wrote: "Laura wrote: "Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or ..."

Timothy, done and I "yes'd" your reviews too.


Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 919 comments Mod
I double checked my tags for you Laura.

The boxes are all checked, so it looks like I was 1 of the 2 you saw go up.

:)


Tannia (Timewithtannia) | 21 comments I write book reviews under Tannia E. Ortiz-Lopes aka Mary Magdalene. If you can also vote YES the review was helpful, I will be grateful, too. Those are the same reviews I posted here. Thanks in advance.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Done all for you, too.

Rowena Cherry

Laura wrote: "Wow, it's going to take me a while to get through everyone's but here's my top four for you guys to tag please.

womens fiction
immigrant story
historical fiction
family drama

http://www.am..."



Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Tagging everything....

Great idea, but be sure to read what you are tagging, and if in doubt, refrain.

Occasionally --I regret to say-- some Amazon users use tags as a way to immortalize unkind personal comments about an author.

On Todd's group we've had a couple of instances of tags such as "crazy" and "idiot" and "spammer" and worse.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Laura wrote: "Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or maybe you've s..."

Laura,

Which Communities are you in?

It is possible that readers in the Communities are removing your tags. There are at least 3 ways that other people can negate tags, so just because your tags aren't going up does not mean that authors here aren't keeping faith with you.

:-0

You can also go to any person's profile page, and if you poke around, you can find out how many times they have tagged any given word.

Remember, controversial tags sometimes aren't tagged (not that yours are) because every time a logged-in individual tags a requested tag, they become a member of a Community.

I was taken aback to discover that I am (or was) a member of the Wet Shaving community, for instance.

LOL

Best wishes,

Rowena Cherry

Requested tags: SFR, IWOFA, FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE, FUTURISTIC, 1stTurningPoint.

Mating Net Mating Net
http://www.amazon.com/Mating-Net-eboo...

Forced Mate Forced Mate
http://www.amazon.com/Forced-Mate-Row...

Insufficient Mating Material
http://www.amazon.com/Insufficient-Ma...

Knight's Fork
http://www.amazon.com/Knights-Fork-Sp...

Also "sperm donar" for Knight's Fork.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Mary wrote: "I write book reviews under Tannia E. Ortiz-Lopes aka Mary Magdalene. If you can also vote YES the review was helpful, I will be grateful, too. Those are the same reviews I posted here. Thanks in ad..."

Are you planning to post the direct URL to your books, Mary?


Tannia (Timewithtannia) | 21 comments I guess that will help. Ooooops. Here is the link

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_nos...


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments Mary,
Really, you want to give the link to your book page itself. That's the page the tags are on.

http://www.amazon.com/Window-My-Soul-...

The fewer steps a clicker has to go through, the more likely you are to meet with tagging success.

I wrote in Mary Magdalene for you.


Rowena (Rowenacherry) | 25 comments I'd like to share something. Please don't be offended, anyone.

I'm a busy member of the IWOFA community (Infinite Worlds of Fantasy Authors). There are 400 of us, and several of the IWOFAs are Erotica authors.

Recently, one member who is quite religious was appalled to find a discussion of masturbation turning up on the religious group page.

The reason is that members of her religious community had also tagged for erotica communities and the Amazon bots have no discretion.

It's not fair to untag someone because of what they write, and because they tagged for you. What you do in such instances (if they distress you) is grit your teeth, visit the discussion, and click to Ignore the customer who started whatever topic offends you.

That should solve the issue.

Then, in future, don't tag words that might put you in company you find uncomfortable.

Best wishes,
Rowena Cherry


Tannia (Timewithtannia) | 21 comments Thanks Rowena, I am new at all this type of things so I am a little lost. It is good to know savvy people like you.


Laura Rittenhouse | 53 comments Rowena wrote: "Laura wrote: "Okay, I'm not sure what's going on but several people are saying they are tagging but my number of tags has only gone up by 2 so I think maybe you aren't all logging in correctly. Or ..."

Rowena, I honestly had no idea what "communities" were before I read your post and then went and looked for it. I feel like a greenhorn. I have seen and even commented in threads before, but somehow didn't sees how they might be connected.

Thanks for the tip.

As for people untagging me - I don't think it's happened. I'm new and have had no chance to offend. I suspect people either aren't actually tagging in this group or are not logging in or maybe there is a bug in Amazon.

You mention ways of untagging. I don't know how it's done and I wish it wasn't possible. How can one person basically wipe out the vote of another? It seems to be contrary to the system Amazon put in place.

You are clearly a guru - any other ideas of insights for authors trying to get recognition on Amazon?

Thanks for sharing so much,
Laura Rittenhouse
www.laurarittenhouse.com
http://www.amazon.com/Starting-Over-L...


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