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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments I just got another 5 star review on my book and had to share my good cheer and who better than my author brothers and sisters. You of all people know how terrific a good review feels.

There's something very fulfilling knowing that the effort and time you put into writing produces something people honestly enjoy.

This got me thinking that as a community we need to have a place where we can share our successes, milestones, and like that and celebrate with each other and not feel like others think we're marketing our books.

So, if you like the idea then come on. Share, celebrate, dance, whatever. Spread the good feelings with the rest of us.


message 2: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Gober (rebeccagober) | 8 comments Great idea Christopher! We had a tough reader on our first book Night Marchers who gave us a 3. (Her rating average on goodreads is like 3.73 so she doesn't give high ratings liberally.) We were used to getting 5's and some 4's so we were feeling a little down about the 3 even though it's not really a bad rating. Anyhow, we just released our second book in the series on Sunday so I offered the reader a free copy of our second book. I wanted to see if we had upped our game (since Night Marchers was our first self published book). She graciously accepted the challenge and finished the book in one day. She gave us a 4 with a really great review and recommendation. That was really exciting for us since she was a tough cookie to impress. :D


message 3: by Chris (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments Rebecca, that's so great! A bad or even luke warm review can be a real disappointment.

I'm betting that rating of 3 was on your mind as you worked on your second book.

Seeing her higher rating and glowing review must have had you walking on air!


message 4: by Chrysoula (new)

Chrysoula Tzavelas | 47 comments The kickstarter for preordering paperback copies of my novel closed out with 110 preorders!


message 5: by Bridget (new)

Bridget Bowers (bridgetbowers) | 212 comments Congrats to all! It is great to have a place to shout out something great. Sometimes it's tough to keep it all to yourself. For me, it's a minor thing. I've finally settled on a title for my latest book. Titles are the worst for me...so glad to have it done!

Watch out for Rise of the King coming soon. LOL.


message 6: by Craig (new)

Craig Hallam (craighallam) | 9 comments Congrats everyone!

My news...

My novel, Greaveburn, has been accepted for publication! It'll be out around July this year, all being well. I'm seriously excited, giddy, and petrified. Hope to see you all there! :)


message 7: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca Gober (rebeccagober) | 8 comments Y'all that is awesome! I think it's great to focus on a little celebration even of the little things.


message 8: by Agent (new)

Agent S.D. | 151 comments Mod
Congratulations, everyone! :D This is all wonderful news!!!


message 9: by Chris (last edited Feb 20, 2012 01:45PM) (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments I agree. It's not the size. If it's rewarding then go with it.

I'm really happy for all the successes you guys are having. We all want to know what giants you've slayed. Big and small.


message 10: by M. (new)

M. Trevelean (mtrevelean) | 8 comments Congratulations to everyone, it's great to see that all those hours of blood, sweat and tears finally amount to something. There's no better feeling.

Speaking of which, I've recently received my first Goodreads review,

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

which I'm delighted about. It's maybe not quite as exciting as being published but as the saying goes 'Every journey starts with a single step.'


message 11: by Chris (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments M. wrote: "Congratulations to everyone, it's great to see that all those hours of blood, sweat and tears finally amount to something. There's no better feeling.

Speaking of which, I've recently received my f..."


A good review is a great reason to celebrate! Well done!


message 12: by Craig (new)

Craig Hallam (craighallam) | 9 comments Congrats, M. A good review is nothing to be sniffed at. Well done! It's only the first one, biut there'll be more just wait and see :)


message 13: by Rachelle (new)

Rachelle Vaughn (rachellevaughn) | 1 comments Congratulations everyone! I happen to have some big news myself. I'm thrilled to announce I was chosen as the Featured Author of the Month at The Polka Dot Banner!
http://www.polkadotbanner.com/index.p...


message 14: by Amy (new)

Amy Lignor (httpwwwgoodreadscomalignor) | 49 comments This is the 15th 5-star in a row and I am just overwhelmed and so grateful! Offbeat Vagabond offers a post and Giveaway - Check out the Angel/Warrior team in the Flesh!
http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2...


message 15: by Amy (new)

Amy Lignor (httpwwwgoodreadscomalignor) | 49 comments YA Bound Blog praises the angel/warrior team - struggles of the heart and the fight for love and humanity will linger with readers long after the story ends.
http://yabound.blogspot.com/2012/02/b...


message 16: by Ward (last edited Feb 24, 2012 06:55PM) (new)

Ward (kd_pl) Here is an odd one. I just sold a book (written in English) on Amazon France. Go figure.


message 17: by [deleted user] (new)

Wow....Congratulation everyone on a job well done. 5 star reviews makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside....lets us know that we put out a great story but when we do see a 3 star or less, we instantly feel like someone punched us in the gut. But that's comes with the territory. Just remind yourself that even authors like Stephen King, Danielle Steele have gotten low stars.....so we are not the only ones. So keep your chin up and smile proudly at your wondeful accomplishments.


message 18: by Amy (new)

Amy Lignor (httpwwwgoodreadscomalignor) | 49 comments I know, J.S. - there were two mkore just yesteday that knocked me out of my chair. Everyone is so nice.

“Until Next Time” is a gripping fantasy that will have readers anxious for each turn of the page.
http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot...

I highly recommend this beautiful story to anyone who loves a good coming of age story filled with romance, adventure, and paranormal elements.
http://curseofthebibliophile.blogspot...


message 19: by Chris (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments Amy, that's great. I suspect you'll be getting more reviews like that to knock you out of your chair. Sounds like you better start littering the floor with pillows, or you'll be a bruised wreck.


message 20: by Virginia (new)

Virginia Llorca | 49 comments @Ward My last kdp giveaway there were 17 from Germany but no sales or borrows. We have a huge military presence there.


message 21: by Ward (new)

Ward (kd_pl) Virginia wrote: "@Ward My last kdp giveaway there were 17 from Germany but no sales or borrows. We have a huge military presence there."

My giveaway was 4 Germany, 69 UK. I have since had 3 UK sales and no DEs. Where the FR sale came from is beyond me. I sometimes wonder where my 35% royalty sales are coming from. I mean, I know in general, but, it would be nice to know which country. I have had about 20 of those this month.


message 22: by L.S. (new)

L.S. Murphy | 6 comments I have some awesome news. My debut YA novel will be released in January!
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog...


message 23: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl Landmark (clandmark) | 16 comments L.S. wrote: "I have some awesome news. My debut YA novel will be released in January!
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog..."


That is awesome, L.S. Congratulations!


message 24: by L.S. (new)

L.S. Murphy | 6 comments Cheryl wrote: "L.S. wrote: "I have some awesome news. My debut YA novel will be released in January!
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog..."

That is awesome, L.S. Congratulations!"

Thank you so much, Cheryl!


message 25: by Chris (new)

Chris Fritschi | 26 comments L.S. wrote: "I have some awesome news. My debut YA novel will be released in January!
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog..."


All that hard work is paying off. Great news.


message 26: by L.S. (new)

L.S. Murphy | 6 comments Christopher wrote: "L.S. wrote: "I have some awesome news. My debut YA novel will be released in January!
http://www.jtaylorpublishing.com/blog..."

All that hard work is paying off. Great news."


Thank you, Christopher. The hard work is well worth it. :)


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