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Old 01-19-2016, 06:06 PM   #1
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The Elvish Ring by Kyle E. Snyder

Melissa Lars is a struggling independent author from San Antonio, Texas who works at Books-A-Million. One day, she buys a unique ring at a pawn shop that matches the description of a ring in James Arthurson's latest fantasy novel, Life Amongst Elves. When Melissa discovers this, she decides to investigate further and track down James Arthurson, a successful fantasy author. When Melissa and James finally meet each other, they discover they have a lot in common. What happens next turns into a romance that both Melissa and James never dreamed would ever happen in their lives. With many challenges in their lives, they do everything they can to keep their romantic relationship alive.

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Old 01-19-2016, 06:50 PM   #2
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Sampled your book.
Missing word in the first sentence.
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Old 01-19-2016, 07:01 PM   #3
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I've had a look at the book and I feel it could use a new cover.

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Old 01-19-2016, 07:36 PM   #4
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Hi, not sure where all you're starting to post/get the word out, but from a practical perspective, I'd hold off until the Look Inside feature kicks in. Not a lot of readers are going to bother with downloading a sample from an unknown author but they may click to view.
And I have to admit, the cover isn't doing you any favors...at the least, it doesn't seem to have much to do with the commercial romance genre. Take a look at the top 100 bestsellers in your categories for inspiration, for a start.
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Sampled your book.
Missing word in the first sentence.
Thank you for pointing out the error. I made the necessary edit. It should take a few hours for the correction to show up.
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:29 PM   #6
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Kyle,
I would advise finding a second set of eyes to make sure there are no more missing words.
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Neither the book's title (which implies "fantasy" or "folklore") nor its cover hints that the book is actually a contemporary romance. Pity, since your target audience may therefore overlook it.
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Thank you for pointing out the error. I made the necessary edit. It should take a few hours for the correction to show up.
Kyle, it is insulting to your readership to treat them as your proofreaders. It is absolutely essential to have a book professionally edited before publication; the fact that you're publishing it yourself does not mean that you can miss out the steps that a book would go through were it to be published by a traditional publisher, and editing is a critical part of the publication process. I would strongly urge you to have your book properly edited. No author can edit his own work.

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