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Tom Wood

What is the reader experience on the KU side when they are part way through your ebook and you do not re-enroll it into KDP Select? Is it automatically deleted from their devices even though they haven't finished it? Seems like that would lead to a lot of angry one-star reviews.
 

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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2019, 03:44:49 PM »
Reasonably sure the book stays available to them and page reads then trickle in for the writer... but I'm not 100% certain on that.

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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2019, 04:00:05 PM »
Nothing on the reader end.

You can get reads on the book 2 years after it was taken out, if it was never deleted from the device.
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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2019, 10:46:43 PM »
I'm still getting reads on books that left KU in early 2017
 

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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 11:53:55 PM »
Ditto, all my books have been out for a year and a half, someone read one last month.
 

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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2019, 01:51:49 AM »
Which tells us, among other things, that a lot of people borrow and then wait a long time to actually read. I understand that some people rapidly rotate a few of their slots but may the same books sitting in the others for a long period of time. It's another reason why those ranking bumps from borrows are sometimes difficult to explain. The pages read can come a long, long time after the borrow is recorded.


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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2019, 08:10:15 AM »
What is the reader experience on the KU side when they are part way through your ebook and you do not re-enroll it into KDP Select? Is it automatically deleted from their devices even though they haven't finished it? Seems like that would lead to a lot of angry one-star reviews.
No, it isn't deleted. I am still getting a handful of KU reads about a year and a half after I left KU which is sort of amusing. The people may be disappointed they can't get the rest of books in a series once they finally get around to reading their KU borrow but that's about the only down side I can think of.
 
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Re: What happens on the reader end when you leave KU and they aren't finished?
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2019, 01:38:08 AM »
What is the reader experience on the KU side when they are part way through your ebook and you do not re-enroll it into KDP Select? Is it automatically deleted from their devices even though they haven't finished it? Seems like that would lead to a lot of angry one-star reviews.
No, it isn't deleted. I am still getting a handful of KU reads about a year and a half after I left KU which is sort of amusing. The people may be disappointed they can't get the rest of books in a series once they finally get around to reading their KU borrow but that's about the only down side I can think of.

Had that happen in a few of my series was not a happy camper. Ended up buying the rest of the series and the ones I already read. But I whined for a good 10min first.  :n2Str17:
 
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