Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1
I just received the following reply to my KDP Support request:
"Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in resolving the issue you are experiencing. Upon consulting with our Technical Team, I have learned that rectifying the situation is requiring more time than we initially anticipated. Rest assured, they are diligently working towards a resolution.
We truly regret any inconvenience this may be causing you. I will ensure to keep you updated with the latest progress at the earliest convenience."
I'm not holding my breath.
Were you submitting it for publication? Did any of them process and go through?
2
Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by ashleycapes on Today at 08:09:50 AM »
Did you find that your readers were generally more pleased with all books being available at once? (However that could be measured :D)

All that is a long way of saying I don't really know.   :shrug  I know some readers won't touch a series until it's complete, though, so there's definitely a price to be paid for not finishing the series before publishing book one.  I was aware of this back then, and I made my decision to publish the whole trilogy at once, and I don't regret that decision.

That's one thing I've been most concerned with, and when I look at my other series that are not yet finished, they just don't move so well.

So it's nice to hear that you've experienced happy readers when you've released the trilogy all at once, thank you!
3
I just received the following reply to my KDP Support request:

"Please accept our sincerest apologies for the delay in resolving the issue you are experiencing. Upon consulting with our Technical Team, I have learned that rectifying the situation is requiring more time than we initially anticipated. Rest assured, they are diligently working towards a resolution.

We truly regret any inconvenience this may be causing you. I will ensure to keep you updated with the latest progress at the earliest convenience."

I'm not holding my breath.
4
Book Promotion Board [Public] / Re: Ashley Capes - Epic Fantasy List
« Last post by Jeff Tanyard on March 01, 2024, 10:27:53 AM »
Did you find that your readers were generally more pleased with all books being available at once? (However that could be measured :D)


I got paid sales for books 2 and 3 very quickly, so some folks might have purchased the whole trilogy at once, but it's possible those were just fast readers who zipped through book 1 and then immediately bought the next one.

When I had my Bookbub, a number of folks bought all three books on the same day, but I expect that's just them having enough faith in Bookbub to merit doing that.  I'm not sure that would translate to ordinary sales.

All that is a long way of saying I don't really know.   :shrug  I know some readers won't touch a series until it's complete, though, so there's definitely a price to be paid for not finishing the series before publishing book one.  I was aware of this back then, and I made my decision to publish the whole trilogy at once, and I don't regret that decision.
5
Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by cecilia_writer on March 01, 2024, 02:22:26 AM »
Thanks for all the speedy replies, and I agree this will almost certainly be a good thing.
I am concerned about the lack of communication as I have accounts with both D2D and Smashwords and haven't received emails about this from either of them.Most of my books are on Smashwords (under my pen-name), with only a couple on D2D under my real name. I had actually forgotten about these two - I couldn't add them to Smashwords because it seemed quite difficult to have books there under more than one author name, I forget why.
It sounds as if I have indeed missed out on some important information so I had better contact them about my specific case.
6
Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by APP on March 01, 2024, 01:13:27 AM »
They've been working on this over the past year. I don't see anything wrong with the merger. I think it'll be easier for me to load books .

I have been receiving e-mails from D2D for several months updating where they were in their transfer process.

D2D has kept me informed of this process from the beginning.
7
Yes, if only because it would tend to increase the sheer volume of submissions, probably by a lot.
8
Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by Bill Hiatt on March 01, 2024, 12:56:47 AM »
Normally, I'd worry about their being fewer players in the game, but the D2D/Smashwords merger makes sense to me. They serve basically the same constituency and mostly use the same outlets for distribution. The additional services each one has that the other doesn't are logical extensions of their core business model. For instance, if I were Smashwords, I might have contemplated things like paperback and audio publishing, formatting services, and universal links. If I were D2D, I might have contemplated adding a storefront of its own. Merging the two makes sense as an easy way to get all the services under one roof.
9
Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by alhawke on March 01, 2024, 12:26:19 AM »
They've been working on this over the past year. I don't see anything wrong with the merger. I think it'll be easier for me to load books .
10
Bar & Grill [Public] / + for the post
« Last post by Stevenfar on February 29, 2024, 11:55:07 PM »
Thanks, I've been looking for this for a long time
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10