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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: A Barren Landscape...
« Last post by RPatton on May 09, 2021, 03:53:15 AM »
My AMS dried up and then I did a few promos and primed the impression pump and now it's skyrocketing. My conversion has gone from 3 to 5 (not happy about that), but I am getting impressions/clicks/order & reads so not complaining.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: A Barren Landscape...
« Last post by Tweek on May 09, 2021, 01:03:42 AM »
It's a bit quieter than I would expect for this time of year. Lockdowns are slowly ending and the weather is improving, plus all the government aid like suspension of mortgage/rent, etc are coming to an end. Many people dipped heavily into savings and no doubt want to rebuild the piggy bank.

All sorts of factors like that I think are contributing to less spending. Many countries suffered significant negative GDP last year and they're not recovering as quickly as hoped. That means people aren't spending as much in general.

There isn't a lot that can be done when the market downturns for whatever reason (there are always the outliers who assure us they're doing super well despite the economy or any other disaster), and throwing good money after bad is pointless. Wait until the situation improves. Give it 3-6 months. Everything kind of hinges on whether there are any more lockdowns.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / A Barren Landscape...
« Last post by R. C. on May 08, 2021, 11:46:34 PM »
A question of curiosity.

My advertising, on all platforms, has dried up over the past two weeks.  AMS impressions are a fraction of what they were three/four weeks ago.

Question: Are others also experiencing a lull in the marketing efforts?  OR, has my limited audience (few sales) become a victim of the BOTs?

Cheers,
R.C.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Last post by JB Rowley on May 08, 2021, 12:37:52 PM »
Most of my books are in white. BTW the 'out of stock' notice has appeared under all my books on amazon.com even those printed in white. It's ridiculous - confusing for potential customers.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Last post by Simon Haynes on May 08, 2021, 05:35:45 AM »
If you read the fine print it says they won't be printing cream insides to start with, only white.

Of course all my 40+ paperbacks are cream...

So I have a choice - I can republish separate editions for Australia only, or convert all my existing books to white paper. (I much, much prefer cream.)

If you leave them at cream, amazon.com.au will just show 'out of stock' by the way.

I think I'll republish them all, with territory set to Australia only. I really don't want to mess with my existing books.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AUSTRALIAN writer's support thread
« Last post by JB Rowley on May 08, 2021, 05:20:26 AM »
So finally Amazon will be printing paperbacks in Australia.

Not sure which state they have chosen for their printing press but I assume the premier, the best, the one and only - Victoria!  grint
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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: KDP Print expands to Australia
« Last post by Gerri Attrick on May 07, 2021, 05:38:36 PM »
Will this also apply to NZ, does anyone know? i.e. will books printed in Australia be available to readers in NZ who use Amazon.au?
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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: KDP Print expands to Australia
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 07, 2021, 09:50:37 AM »
Congratulations! :banana:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 07, 2021, 09:47:53 AM »
I haven't submitted often--and BookBub helpfully keeps a list of my submissions, so now I know it was a total of eleven--and they've passed on this next book twice before. I think Simon has the right of it and their people pick and choose based on what other books they're got lined up.

My assumption is that the trad pub women's fiction, with its typical $1.99 or $2.99 as the discount price, is the preferred deal for BookBub. Since there is plenty of trad pub backlist to pump through the system, I doubt I could ever get a U.S. deal. I'd do a 99-cent deal and accepting my book in place of a trad pub book means $751 or $1522 in lost revenue for BB. I can't see why BB would go for that.

On the other hand, if BB wants to keep giving me international deals, and the ads each make a small profit, then I can use that profit to fund other ads that might be even more profitable. At the moment I'm soured on Amazon ads and not ready to try yet again with Facebook.

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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, 05:58:05 AM »
Yeah, I was contemplating rebranding them as women's fiction. Can't justify the cost of the new covers though.
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