Author Topic: Advertising in the UK  (Read 2729 times)

notthatamanda

Advertising in the UK
« on: January 25, 2019, 01:11:10 PM »
I can't get into UK AMS/AA.  They have told me they don't take authors, only publishers.

I have a book I'd like to advertise in the UK, but full price, so I don't think BookBub ads are the way to go.  Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance, Amanda
 

Simon Haynes

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2019, 03:34:08 PM »
I'm advertising two full-price first-in-series books in the UK at the moment, using Facebook ads.  Results are paying for themselves, even exclusing sell-through.

Bookbub ads only really worked for me on freebies.

 
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NathanBurrows

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 05:05:40 AM »
I can't get into UK AMS/AA.  They have told me they don't take authors, only publishers.

I have a book I'd like to advertise in the UK, but full price, so I don't think BookBub ads are the way to go.  Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance, Amanda

They do take authors - Iíve been using them for almost a year now (am UK based). Thereís instructions on various FaceBook groups for how to get in, but it does look like itís more difficult if youíre not based in the UK.

Crystal

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 05:18:42 AM »
I love running FB ads in the UK. ROI is usually higher than US ads, though the ceiling is lower. My ads get fatigued after three to six months and need to rest for another three to six before I can start seeing good ROI again.

I focus more on new releases in the UK, though backlist ads can do well also. They just need a shorter time span IME.
 

notthatamanda

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 05:34:53 AM »
Thanks you guys.  They really don't want me.  I tried the round about way and got denied as well.  What's really amusing, sort of, is even though I've stopped asking, every week or so I get another email, the one where you can click on the non existent author icon to be notified when they do take authors.  I guess they just want to make sure I'm not even thinking about it, or something.  :doh:

Just bums me out cause I had some good momentum in the UK going from my International bookbub that I wanted to capitalize on.  I'm not on Facebook, so that one's on me.
 

inkblot

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 11:13:58 AM »
So, at the risk of asking silly questions...have you opened an Advantage UK account? If so, did you provide AMS UK with your Advantage UK vendor code?

Edit - just noticed your opening post indicated you had issues opening AA UK. Sorry for the oversight. Have you tried Bookbub CPC targeting UK only? I have a campaign targeting UK only running now that's doing very well. It's worth a test.
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notthatamanda

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2019, 09:42:47 PM »
Thanks.  I've never had much luck advertising full price books on bookbub ads so I'm a little scared to go that route again.
I love how you can target them for country and platform though.
 

inkblot

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2019, 12:51:30 AM »
Understood. I haven't had the same experience. I'm running ads on both AMS UK and BB CPC UK for the same book at full price ($4.99). Sales convert at 10.1% of clicks on AMS, and 9.3% for BB CPC, and 90% of my UK sales are coming from the BB CPC ad. When I add in KU reads on top of that, the BB CPC is even more effective.
 

notthatamanda

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2019, 02:21:46 AM »
Wow thank you so much for sharing that.  I may give it a try then.  Much appreciated.  Have a great day.  Amanda
 

inkblot

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2019, 11:05:05 AM »
Sure. Happy to help :) I've attached my BB ad in case you're interested. It's not all that snazzy but it works.
 

notthatamanda

Re: Advertising in the UK
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2019, 11:08:31 AM »
Oh that's nice.  I am not that sophisticated.  Standard BB ads for me, which probably has something (a lot) to do with my lack luster results there.