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Yeah, if you're in the US, call. It works better than emailing for something like this.

Sometimes glitches have occurred where people I know weren't able to purchase a book (many times from app vs web and so forth). It usually fixes in time. But I'd contact them. Good luck.
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Help what do i do?

My book released 5/1 and i've had zero page reads. Which is odd because this is in the middle of the series that is getting decent read through. All of the sudden i went front 10k reads the first couple of days from the last book to zero pg reads this release.

So I asked a friend to download my book and see if reports are glitching and i just need to be patient.

Turns out in the US market she cant get the book to download.  Which is currently where 100% of my readership is.

Where/How do i put in a ticket to fix this?

I would bypass an email and request a call right away. This is a big deal and the phone support is usually much better and more knowledgeable.
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Have your friend document (with screenshots if possible) exactly what it looks like on her end, then log into KDP and click the help button to open a support ticket. Send them an email asking them to look into it.

Good luck!

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I'm guessing it's not a type of binding that can be easily disassembled and then put back together?

One of them is, assuming the screws will come out.

If it comes apart and you have/get a scanner with an autofeeder, you should be able to scan it in short order.

If you want to send me a test page or two scanned with your scanner, I can run it through my OCR program (Readiris) and see how it does.
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Help what do i do?

My book released 5/1 and i've had zero page reads. Which is odd because this is in the middle of the series that is getting decent read through. All of the sudden i went front 10k reads the first couple of days from the last book to zero pg reads this release.

So I asked a friend to download my book and see if reports are glitching and i just need to be patient.

Turns out in the US market she cant get the book to download.  Which is currently where 100% of my readership is.

Where/How do i put in a ticket to fix this?
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: I'm Going Wide in 2021
« Last post by JRTomlin on May 06, 2021, 03:12:09 AM »
I agree with LilyBLily. I think genre plays in as well. You'll find relatively few of the successful historical fiction authors in KU because HF readers apparently just don't join KU. What other genres this holds true for I'm not sure. But for romance authors as an example, KU can be a big seller. As Lily mentioned, if you publish in a higher-priced genre which HF is, it is a huge hit to income if you take the KU pay.

Is it more work to be wide? I honestly don't find it so. Making the switch a few years ago was a pain in the bum, but I advertise with places like BB and a few other advertisers that pretty automatically ad the other retailers to my ads. I am pretty selective where I advertise though.

I suspect that there are too many variables on following, genre, advertising budget, etc. to make any hard and fast rule about which is better.

ETA: The decision is easier for me since I only write HF. My historical mysteries might do well in KU though, but I don't want to split my market.
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Here's an off-the-wall thought. Verbally read the manuscript to a voice-to-text app or program. My iPhone does a good job of transcribing incoming phone messages. Dragon probably does it better. They say it's more accurate than OCR.  I've been looking into that ever since a small stroke in 2019 slowed down my typing a lot.

Let us know what you decide.
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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Re: Editor/Proofreader
« Last post by Heatherediting4u on May 06, 2021, 03:05:18 AM »
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 06, 2021, 01:53:29 AM »
889 and I got the page numbering right. Thanks Lynn!
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I'm guessing it's not a type of binding that can be easily disassembled and then put back together?

One of them is, assuming the screws will come out.
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