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Offline Ed

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3645 on: January 17, 2012, 05:55:38 PM »
Just seen my PLR statement for the year just gone. Looks like over a eleven hundred people borrowed my books this year, which mightn't be a massive amount compared to most, but it's still nice. Ought to write some more...

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Wow, that's a good number of people. How many books do you have out there, Del? It would be nice to know if these folks read one book and then sought out the rest, wouldn't it? Cool :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3646 on: January 18, 2012, 02:41:41 AM »
That's fabulous. My PLR statement is an embarrassment, as ever.  :bangh:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3647 on: January 18, 2012, 03:59:24 AM »
I have just three books out there. The thing about these westerns is the entire business model is based on them being library books, so although the numbers are nice there are very few associated retail sales. It's a good audience, though. Folks like my father, who love westerns, who love short books they can read in a couple of hours, and like good old fashioned wholesome entertainment. These folks get through a lot of westerns and though I'm sure they do follow individual authors I suspect they get through most of the books in the western section.
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3648 on: January 18, 2012, 01:15:24 PM »
My old gramps used to love reading westerns, which always struck as strange, somehow, because he was a mariner -- I always think of dust and a lack of water when I think of westerns, so maybe it was a reaction to being surrounded by water all the time?
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3649 on: January 20, 2012, 05:36:30 PM »
No reason given rejection from Apex for Battle of Trafalgar short - "Doesn't fit at the moment". Better news though is that my readership has gone up by one, potentially, with the birth of another grandson early this morning. Yeay!

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3650 on: January 21, 2012, 03:38:49 AM »
Congratulations on the increased readership Geoff!  :cheers:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3651 on: January 21, 2012, 05:03:25 AM »
Yay -- give that man a bookmark.

Congrats Geoff :afro:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3652 on: January 21, 2012, 01:15:07 PM »
That's great, Geoff.  Congrats!
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3653 on: January 21, 2012, 02:26:19 PM »
Gratz again, sir.  :cheers:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3654 on: January 23, 2012, 04:57:51 AM »
Great news, Geoff!!  :dance:
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3655 on: January 23, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »
Nice one, granddad!  :afro:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3656 on: January 27, 2012, 02:36:35 AM »
I hope you have better luck with Ebay than I did, Del -- they ruled in favour of the seller, on the grounds that my purchase wasn't covered by the payment protection scheme. No other details yet. Looks like I'm £500 out of pocket with nothing but a big ball of angst to show for it :/
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3657 on: January 27, 2012, 03:17:03 PM »
Good news -- I appealed and won, though I couldn't get back the £150 I paid in courier fees. It is difficult, though. When you ring Ebay, you always end up talking to somebody in a call centre in India and, although their English is much better than my Indian, there is always that language barrier problem.

I just couldn't believe it when I saw that I had lost the initial claim -- it was so obvious the seller was lying. All they had to do was read my communications with the seller before and after the sale, then compare that with their posts in the resolution centre. The woman who sold the thing laid it on really thick, telling Ebay I had been ringing her all hours of the day and night, being aggressive and abusive. Nothing could have been further from the truth. What an ordeal -- don't think I'll do that again in a hurry.
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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3658 on: January 27, 2012, 04:19:03 PM »
Good for you, Ed! :afro:

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Re: The good morning, good night thread
« Reply #3659 on: January 29, 2012, 05:40:37 AM »
Ed, I think ebay's gotten a little better lately. I used to get screwed on every third purchase and now it's more like every fifth. Someone somewhere actually looked at your situation long enough to make a good decision. I can't say I've ever heard of them doing that before.
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