01-25-2013, 01:19 PM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Pcktbk 360; Kindle Paperwhite (WiFi)/ Fire HD; nook STR & Col; KoboGlo
A clarification directed to KentE (and other interested members):
Deals, Freebies, and Resources:
An ebook that is at a special price can certainly be mentioned in the Freebies forum by the creation of a thread mentioning this fact about the ebook.
After all, the whole idea of the freebies/deals forum is that the ebook is somehow being offered at a special price and that this then qualifies the ebook as a special 'deal.'
However, just because a book is self-published - since that is what we are discussing - is NOT an adequate qualifier for inclusion in the Freebies Forum.
(Parenthetically, we have no rule that would prohibit contributor X from creating her own thread for a self-published [and special-priced ebook] if she so desires. In other words, there is nothing that mandates contributor X to post only to this proposed thread. Threads come and go, and - when they are legitimate - their life-span is determined by their measure of interest to the community as a whole, not to whomever decides to create a thread. What NightBird has kindly offered in his different threads is merely a place for consolidation; one is not required to post to his thread, if one chooses not to.)
Again (and I will repeat this often as a kind of mantra), Authors/publishers are not allowed to promote ebooks outside of the Self-Promotions forum.
If an ebook is one that is being recommended because one has read it and wishes to share this information to other members, AND it is not being offered at a special price, then the forum of choice is the Reading Recommendations forum.
The Reading Recommendations forum is NOT a listing site; rather, it is a place to share with other members ebooks that you found interesting.
Last edited by Dr. Drib; 01-25-2013 at 01:40 PM.