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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by JackT on May 07, 2021, 01:59:53 AM »
I've lost count. It must be 30 or 40 at least.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by PaulineMRoss on May 07, 2021, 01:47:59 AM »
I racked up 60 rejections before I got an acceptance, so keep applying, folks!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 06, 2021, 11:52:39 PM »
I think I've got over a hundred. You may join but you are still a prawn, no offense. We all have to start somewhere.
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Formatter's Forge [Public] / Re: Page numbers in Word
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 06, 2021, 11:49:45 PM »
Thanks so much, I will try it later.

Edit - I think it worked!!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by R. C. on May 06, 2021, 11:29:25 PM »
Received my second BB rejection today. Does that mean I can apply to join the club? Is there a minimum number of rejections to apply for club membership?

 :doh:

Cheers,
R.C.
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Formatter's Forge [Public] / Re: Page numbers in Word
« Last post by R. C. on May 06, 2021, 11:16:46 PM »
One step closer, but I didn't quite get there. I got it to put page number 2 on the page I wanted to start with but that is the only page that got numbered. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.

Double click on the page number (2), it will put you in the footer. Copy-and-Paste the 2 to the same spot (in the footer) on page three. All the numbers should follow.

IF NOT, you need to check/uncheck the "Same as Previous" section option.

Cheers,
R.C.
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Formatter's Forge [Public] / Re: Page numbers in Word
« Last post by notthatamanda on May 06, 2021, 11:07:17 PM »
One step closer, but I didn't quite get there. I got it to put page number 2 on the page I wanted to start with but that is the only page that got numbered. Any ideas appreciated. Thanks.
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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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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: I'm Going Wide in 2021
« Last post by LilyBLily on May 05, 2021, 01:58:02 AM »
I think the choice depends on the type of book you publish. My western romances are the kinds of books KU subscribers read. My women's fiction, not so much, and I am unwilling to cannibalize my high prices and go for page reads alone. I keep them wide and I don't start them in KU, either.   

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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: I'm Going Wide in 2021
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on May 04, 2021, 12:44:43 PM »
So if you guys were going to pack it in and not do anything in terms of promotion/advertising but just leave your books up there would you do that wide or KU?

Wide.  Definitely.  I can have free books available all the time to bring readers into series and I've been getting more sales on Apple (through D2D) than I expected.  The other retailers are slowly picking up, and D2D has some nice promos. 

My advertising consists of social media (no paid ads), free books, and the occasional Fussy Librarian promo.

ETA: My focus in on brand awareness and getting readers to my website.  If I was focused on sales only, I would probably be trying paid advertising...but it just seems like too much work at the moment. 
And I really need to get some books finished this summer and fall!  :dog1:
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