But since there typically is a lot more traffic during a promotion, there are some points that are important to additionally keep in mind, or to keep a stronger focus on:
Please remember to SearchFirst - there are a lot of questions asked, and having the same question repeated over and over again (such as "where can I find the table of contents for the book") is just boring.
With the high number of posts, it's even more important to UseAMeaningfulSubjectLine. "To the author" doesn't qualify, believe me.
Even though it is nice to have a conversation with the author, keep in mind that you are *not* in a private conversation. It is quite valid for others to answer your question, and it is kind of impolite to suggest that you don't value answers from your co-ranchers.
If you have a new question, start a new thread. Hijacking a thread makes it harder to follow the conversation and isn't nice.
Remember that your posts should be on-topic for the forum and/or promoted book.
Also remember that posts which answer questions increase your chances of winning a book just as much as those which ask questions. So help other people out if you can.
With other words, keep in mind that it's the high quality discussions with the author and your co-ranchers that make the promotion worthwhile.
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