questionsis it poor form or completely cool to list your…

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I wouldn't do it since this place is a deals site and not really for personal advertising.

Of course, if it is truly a deal and through a reputable seller (like a book on Amazon but not personally sold by you), then post away in my opinion.

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If some has a deal, post it. WE decide if it is any good as a deal and vote accordingly. OF COURSE it must follow all of the rules.

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Lets say your book is $19.99 at major retailers. If you post a deal showing that it's the normal price. Then well it's really not a deal. But lets say you have it on sale at store X for $14.99 or something feel free to post it then. Because then it's more of a deal. Since it's $5 off.

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This has been done. The author's book was on sale or free. The author wanted to generate some positive feedback on Amazon.

Personally I think if I wrote I book I would expect the community to be supportive, but I am a p̶a̶i̶n̶ er I mean an active-ish member.

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I would consider it poor form unless it's a genuinely good deal AND you're already at least a reasonably well-known author with a real publisher. If it's self-published or vanity published, it's not really a deal as those authors regularly give free books just to get their name out there ("free ebook" gets 72 MILLION hits on Google, seriously). And spamming/self-promotion is generally frowned upon at Woot anyway.

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As far as I can tell (including having tattled on similar deals that were subsequently deleted), it's inappropriate to post your own merchandise here unless you're actually a merchant.

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@morriea: Whether it's within the rules is actually the issue at hand.

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@magic cave: I do not think so. Members post there own deals all the time. They just follow the rules or are deleted.

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It is ok only if it is a good book!! Just kidding but I think it is fine, any deal is a deal!

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I think it's ok if:
A) You disclose that you are the author of the book
B) You have not previously engaged a service, paid or otherwise, to write false, good reviews of your book.
C) You do it when there's a genuine deal on your book--not just that it's free, but that it's free for a limited time or lower-priced than it usually is.
D) You've already earned some goodwill on this site.
E) You don't make a habit out of it.