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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 07, 2021, 03:33:08 AM »
I used to be a little bit more regular about it. Now it's just when people are talking about it a lot here and I can pretend I'm doing work.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by Eric Thomson on May 07, 2021, 02:43:30 AM »
:HB  :dizzy  :shrug

I just don't have that kind of devotion to getting one.

I completely gave up after about a dozen.

With all the talk of Indies only getting Intl ones, I don't see the point of even bothering.

But good luck to those of you who never give up.  :tap

It literally takes me five minutes per month. I have five series and submit the first in each every four weeks, like clockwork. I'm hoping they'll give me a featured deal eventually if only so I'll stop submitting  grint
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by TimothyEllis on May 07, 2021, 02:16:33 AM »
I racked up 60 rejections before I got an acceptance, so keep applying, folks!
I've lost count. It must be 30 or 40 at least.
My last acceptance was in February 2020. Since then, I've racked up 70 rejections.

 :HB  :dizzy  :shrug

I just don't have that kind of devotion to getting one.

I completely gave up after about a dozen.

With all the talk of Indies only getting Intl ones, I don't see the point of even bothering.

But good luck to those of you who never give up.  :tap
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by Eric Thomson on May 07, 2021, 02:12:51 AM »
My last acceptance was in February 2020. Since then, I've racked up 70 rejections.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by JackT on May 07, 2021, 01:59:53 AM »
I've lost count. It must be 30 or 40 at least.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by PaulineMRoss on May 07, 2021, 01:47:59 AM »
I racked up 60 rejections before I got an acceptance, so keep applying, folks!
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 07, 2021, 01:47:22 AM »
1050. More than a third done on page count.
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Amazon had an issue with this sometime last year as I recall - definitely an issue at their end, not with any particular books. It got sorted. I had at least one reader email me direct, and at least i was able to say it was an Amazon issue, and to be patient.

Also, this might seem a silly point, but have you double-checked that the book is enrolled in KDP Select? (I only ask because someone - who may or may not have been me - has made the mistake before of not double checking the box was ticked ...)
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I had to do an exercise not that long ago collating a bunch of old files (pdf) into a single Word document. Yuck. Took ages. the OCR worked to a point, but lots of weird cut-offs and bizzarre symbols in the text.

I would try playing around with the contrast, light and dark on the scanner when you input the pages - if you can get a clear image, that will help with the OCR conversion.

Another option, depending on where you are and what your local economy is like, is to see if there are any virtual assistants in the area who might be willing to take this on for you - I had to do the files for work, but honestly if I could have paid someone to do it for me, I would have done so quite happily!

Best of luck.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 06, 2021, 11:52:39 PM »
I think I've got over a hundred. You may join but you are still a prawn, no offense. We all have to start somewhere.
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