Freestyle Author Forum

GROUP RULES: Abide by them or you will be permanently banned.

1...) This is a group to connect, share and help build one another’s writing/publishing business.

2) This is NOT an advertising forum. Fly-by book announcements will not be tolerated. If you aren't joining the discussion here, you aren't allowed to post about your book. Period. If you are joining the discussion, please keep book announcements to one per book.

3) Absolutely no affiliate links or outside advertising without approval from admin.

4) When asking for/giving feedback or advice, RESPECT ONE ANOTHER! Don't ask for advice/feedback if you can't handle the answers you get, and don't give your opinion if it isn't asked for.

5) If you are asking for reviews of your books, violations of Amazon's guidelines will NOT be tolerated. Here is a link to that page:

Here are a few specifics that you may not be aware of:

Offering review swaps is not allowed.

Offering a coupon code to "buy" a free review copy - not allowed.

In both cases, you are not allowed to offer any kind of compensation for a review, other than sending the free copy directly to the reviewer. They are then required to state in their review that they received a free copy in exchange for an HONEST review.

Again: You must send the free review copy directly to the person, either as a PDF copy or you may use their Kindle email address if you want to send a Kindle copy. Most people find this process a little clunky, because your "from" email has to be approved first. PDF is usually your best bet.

6) And the most important rule of all:

Have respect for your fellow members, for their work and their business, and their opinion.

If you feel the urge to lash out, go away and come back when you're in a better mood. We all have bad days but this is not the place to vent.


I wish you all much happiness and success!