On the face of it, World Literary Cafe seems like a fabulous idea. What’s not to like about a site that helps an author to promote their book in a number of different ways? WLC promises authors reviews, ebook giveaways and author spotlights. For free. All you have to do is sign up.
And this is where I ran into a persistent problem. Every time I wanted to sign up for one of these free promos, I had to sign into the site. Usually this is no problem at all. But for WLC it was a persistent problem, because every time I signed in it complained about my password. Meaning that I had to change it every time I signed into the site. That was bad enough, but what was even worse was that having signed in, and got to the page to sign up for the promised freebie, I was then told I couldn’t have it because I hadn’t signed in!
Was it the browser? I’d been using Firefox, but perhaps Safari would work better. But that wasn’t true. I got the same problems with Safari. I have spoken to the owner of the site, Melissa Foster, a number of times. She is a most pleasant woman who wants to help. But these problems still persist. So regretfully, I decided to discontinue my subscription because it was just too frustrating.
Has anyone else had these problems with WLC? If so, how were they resolved? I’m using Firefox on a Mac OSX (Snow Leopard).
In response to my email detailing the problems I’ve described above, owner Melissa Foster put me in touch with her staff who helped me to sign up for an Author Spotlight. What fabulous service! She also suggested that I use Amazon Chrome as my browser rather than Safari or Firefox. So far, I’ve been very pleased. Ms. Foster is an example of what a truly caring person can do for authors who need to promote their books.