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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Just another odd Amazon problem
« Last post by LilyBLily on September 25, 2021, 01:44:43 PM »
Happens all the time. I see it especially with authors who have a lot of books. For instance, I just looked at Barbara Delinsky's listing, and on page 3, five titles are by other authors, three of them published (as Delinsky is) by a big publisher. The other two are in KU.

I noticed when I followed your link that page 1 was all your books but page 2 had five books not by you and none of them said Sponsored.

I find this surprising because usually an author's titles are interrupted by Sponsored ads all over the place. Top, in between, bottom, what have you. My own two little pages have no such interruptions, but the very last listing is a public domain title that someone has copied from Project Gutenberg and has the audacity to be selling.

I'll be interested to hear Amazon's response, because it seems to me that showing other people's books when your name is searched is standard operating procedure.
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Forum Announcements [Public] / Re: Let me know if you get unsolicited sales PMs
« Last post by TimothyEllis on September 25, 2021, 01:28:08 PM »
Can you restrict PMs to users that have 10 or more posts?

In theory, yes.

But I can't see where at the moment. I'll see what I can find about doing it.
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Forum Announcements [Public] / Re: Let me know if you get unsolicited sales PMs
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on September 25, 2021, 12:34:55 PM »
Can you restrict PMs to users that have 10 or more posts?
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Just another odd Amazon problem
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on September 25, 2021, 12:32:33 PM »
Itís kinda crummy from a customer perspective. When I search for a specific author, I hate that I have to scroll through random stuff to get what I was looking for. Especially when itís the first few listings!

I noticed this not too long ago too.  Went looking for a specific author's books, and up came a bunch of unrelated books.

Amazon's becoming a big junk store.  Anymore, I only go to Amazon as a last resort.
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Forum Announcements [Public] / Let me know if you get unsolicited sales PMs
« Last post by TimothyEllis on September 25, 2021, 12:21:59 PM »
It's come to my attention that a recent registration I'd marked as a potential spammer has instead sent out sales PMs for stuff unrelated to being an author.

If you get any of these in the future, please send me a copy of the PM if possible, or at least the username and what they are selling.

I'm not going to allow the forum to be spammed through PMs. But since PMs are completely private, I rely on you to report them so I can take action.

I had wondered what some of these registrations were for, and PM spam hadn't occurred to me.

Now I know, let's stamp on the practice immediately it happens.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Written Word Media launches Reader Reach ads
« Last post by Maggie Ann on September 25, 2021, 12:15:20 PM »
Thank you all for sharing the results, but I think I'll stay with Fussy Librarian.

Fussy Librarian for their regular promos is great.

I prefer them too, but I want to wait a little while more before I schedule them.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Just another odd Amazon problem
« Last post by Marti Talbott on September 25, 2021, 12:12:49 PM »
Wow, I never noticed the sponsored notice before. Yes, it is crummy. Thanks for helping me understand.

I wonder if my AMS ads are doing that to other authors. Not fair, not fair at all. I only have one on AMS and it isn't racking up any impressions yet. Besides, I can't normally find mine anyway and I don't have hours to look for them. 
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Just another odd Amazon problem
« Last post by Wonder on September 25, 2021, 12:02:31 PM »
I see the two books you mentioned, and they both say Ďsponsoredí next to them. Itís possible they didnít include sponsored listings on that page before but they seem to be there now. I know Amazon likes to switch things up.

Itís kinda crummy from a customer perspective. When I search for a specific author, I hate that I have to scroll through random stuff to get what I was looking for. Especially when itís the first few listings!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Written Word Media launches Reader Reach ads
« Last post by idontknowyet on September 25, 2021, 11:21:55 AM »
Zero sales almost the end of day 3.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Written Word Media launches Reader Reach ads
« Last post by idontknowyet on September 25, 2021, 11:21:14 AM »
Thank you all for sharing the results, but I think I'll stay with Fussy Librarian.

Fussy Librarian for their regular promos is great.
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