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Rethinking your social media

Facebook is, by far, the largest social media site. As authors, many of us do nearly everything through Facebook: book releases, daily promo and fan groups are some of the common examples. Unfortunately, we are finding ourselves more and more at the whim of the site. Authors who are too “Facebook-centric” can find this to […]

Amazon social media settings

  Numerous Amazon members–authors and reviewers alike–have reported instances of book reviews being removed because “the reviewer knows the author personally.” While Amazon has not publicly divulged its methodology in making this determination, many members have found a common thread. In the Amazon account settings, it is possible to link the account to Facebook and […]

Ravishing Reads winners!

For those who missed, here were the awards! 2015 Author of the Year – M Never!!! Finalists: Dee Palmer JD Lexx Jettie Woodruff Laura Antoniou M Never Michelle Horst Pepper Winters 2015 Breakout Author – Sebastian Ex!!! Finalists: Alisha Cole Dee Palmer Ellay Branton JD Lexx LE Maguire Luxx Monroe M Never Sebastian Ex Best […]

Amazon review settings

It was recently brought to light that Amazon is hiding “sensitive” reviews by default. For erotica readers and writers, this means a large portion of reviews won’t be showing up. Here are a few screenshots detailing the change you need to make to your Amazon profile settings…          And don’t forget to […]

A word about Facebook algorithms and insights

By now, we all know (or should know) that Facebook is only showing your posts to a fraction of the people on your page. There’s even a meme devoted to this phenomenon. However, rather than asking you to leave a one-word comment about your day, or to lie about how we met, I’m going to […]

How to get Smashwords books on the Kindle

When viewing a listing for one of the books on Smashwords, there will be a section entitled “Available ebook reading formats.”  If the book is free, there will be several options for viewing or downloading it.  If it’s a title for sale, you’ll have to buy it, check out through the shopping cart, then return […]

FAQ: Google blog censorship, and complimentary blogs through the Erotic Authors Guild

Last week, many Google Blogger users received email regarding changes to Terms of Service. According to the email, Google is enacting a policy restricting certain explicit content. This may affect erotic authors who maintain blogs through Blogger. The Guild offers complimentary blog hosting to its members as a benefit. This is done on the WordPress platform […]

Facebook — Friends List hack for Erotic Authors

If you’re a successful (and very social) author, sooner or later you’ll bump into Facebook’s friend list limitation. You are allowed to have 5000 friends, and once this limit is exceeded you can only be followed. The Guild has always recommended that every author establish an official Facebook page (example: our very own Gina Whitney) […]

Dealing with Facebook content complaints

If you’ve been on Facebook long enough, you’ve probably received notification at one time or another that your content has been reported by someone. Facebook may or may not remove the content, and in some cases they’ll take further action by limiting your ability to post, add friends or partake in other system activities. This […]