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IBL FAQ I registered but did not receive a confirmation email:
The most likely cause is that the email address you entered may have contained a typo. We have recently placed a message above the email address box asking that you double check the email you entered to ensure it is correct before submitting. If you still have not received an email, go to the LOGIN page, enter your email address and click the "Re-send Activation Email" button.

IBL FAQ  How do I add my books to the FREE listing page?
There is a new book listing option that will flag your books as FREE. There is also a new search box on the left allowing readers to find our books in multiple ways, as well as quick link buttons for bargain and free books. To make your book available in the FREE listing section, the book obviously must be free. Follow these steps...

  • Log in to Indie Book Lounge
  • Click the "My Account" button in the Author Menu in the upper-left corner of the web page
  • Click on the book title that is FREE (or click the Add A New Book button)
  • Use the "Other Sales Link" box to enter the URL (don't forget the 'http://') of where people can get your FREE book
  • In the middle of the editing options screen for that book, there is a line with a checkbox for .99 cents and one for FREE
  • Check the FREE box and save the changes

NOTE: Only the "Other Sales Link" text box is used for the free book link. Typically, this is your Smashwords URL but can point to any URL you want. I see a lot of the books marked .99 cents are actually free but until now I had no way to mark them.

IBL FAQ I registered but cannot find a way to enter my books:
After your registration is activated and you want to load your bio information and books, simply click the 'Author Login' button in the left panel and log in to the site. When you are logged in, you will notice a tan box appear at the top of the left panel labeled "Author Menu." There will be a button there called "My Account." Click that and you will be taken to the Control Panel screen where you can change your profile info, add books, and more.

IBL FAQ How is the placement of my books in search results and genre selections determined?:
Randomly. Every time a user selects a genre or enters a search term, the books are loaded into the results dataset randomly. This ensures that everyone's books have a chance at being on the first page and even first position. We do NOT sell position placement for book listings. With the number of books growing daily, this was the best way to ensure every author gets a fair shot at prime exposure.

IBL FAQ  I participated in the link exchange but I don't see my site listed under Friends Of The Lounge:
Because the list is generated at random every time the page is viewed, there is a limit of 20 sites that will be returned. It is designed to minimize server load and overall page load time. Try refreshing the page and you will see the order of 20 random sites change with each reload. If you still do not see yours listed, send a message via the 'Contact' link above with your website name and URLk so that we can verify it is entered and active.

IBL FAQ How can I contact Indie Book Lounge?
For support or general questions, please contact us at our admin email address.

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