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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 27, 2021, 10:21:28 PM »


This is probably a bit late, but have you tried the online support Google chat. They usually fix anything I need on the spot. No need to wait.

Also, have you noticed problems with Apple. I can't get into the back end of my books to set up pricing for my latest release, so every other platform is live except for Apple. Real pain in the butt because I have campaigns running for it.

I did not see a live chat feature on Google Play. I've looked again just now and don't see it. Where is it located? My book's listing there is correct now.

I had such a wretched time struggling with pricing on Apple that years ago I switched to going through D2D to Apple. Happy to avoid the hassle. I do have one book left that's direct, but since I never change its price, I don't have an answer for you.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by Tweek on April 27, 2021, 09:54:22 PM »
Still waiting for BookBub to reject my latest attempt. I guess they get a lot over the weekend and it takes a day or so to sort through them.

Meanwhile, I discovered that Google Play not only did not automatically return my book's price to normal, but it delisted the book. This does not help with a tail, folks.

I've manually fixed it, I hope. Part of the site says it's available and part hasn't caught up and isn't counting it in my total list of titles. Fun and games.

This is probably a bit late, but have you tried the online support Google chat. They usually fix anything I need on the spot. No need to wait.

Also, have you noticed problems with Apple. I can't get into the back end of my books to set up pricing for my latest release, so every other platform is live except for Apple. Real pain in the butt because I have campaigns running for it.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 27, 2021, 07:48:05 AM »
Still waiting for BookBub to reject my latest attempt. I guess they get a lot over the weekend and it takes a day or so to sort through them.

Meanwhile, I discovered that Google Play not only did not automatically return my book's price to normal, but it delisted the book. This does not help with a tail, folks.

I've manually fixed it, I hope. Part of the site says it's available and part hasn't caught up and isn't counting it in my total list of titles. Fun and games.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by TimothyEllis on April 26, 2021, 07:23:07 PM »
Hidden Gems ran this blog post about creating ads to make sure your product page's Sponsored Products are all your own books:

https://www.hiddengemsbooks.com/defensive-advertising-amazon/

The thing that gets me about this is the article is built on the premise that there is no also-bought or also-viewed slider on the page.

And it also assumes that the sponsored slider is the primary way people find new books to read.

Both of which, as far as I'm concerned are 100% wrong.

The whole concept advocated here as far as I'm concerned is shooting off both feet, and happily paying Amazon to be able to do it.

Did Amazon write this article?

That was my thought as well. It sure reads like it.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by Crystal on April 26, 2021, 03:02:26 PM »
Defense advertising is a well known tactic.

The only way to know if it works for you is to start or stop then look at the results.

I'd rather have that real estate for my books than give it to someone else. It's ridiculous that the first two spots in the Amazon search are sponsored products, but, alas, it is the case.

I use my name and books as KWs but only if I'm already AMSing. I wouldn't set up an AMS campaign just for defensive advertising. I'm sure I'm paying for some sales I would have gotten for free. But that's a price I'm willing to pay for longer series.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by Hopscotch on April 25, 2021, 09:27:51 AM »
My experience including all books in a series in a group ad pretty much had the same effect, or seemed so to me. 
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by Tweek on April 25, 2021, 08:37:23 AM »
Did Amazon write this article? It's suggesting you pay to take up every sponsored ad slot on your page. And the person admits they barely cover the cost of it. What's the point?

I agree with Lorri. Send people to your own website. Every book on my website has the blurb and price, so the buyer can read and commit to buy before they get to the platform page. Much cheaper way to do 'defensive advertising'.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on April 25, 2021, 07:00:10 AM »
This is why I send everyone to my website.  They can look at all my pretty covers...instead of everyone else's covers.  :dog1:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 25, 2021, 01:38:25 AM »
The price went right back up this morning even though I only asked at midnight last night. No issue there. 

I did apply for another BookBub as suggested, for a different title. I can't seriously believe they'll say yes, but since I have proof that even an international ad can make a profit, I'm trying again.

I agree that BB doesn't care if a book is well written. If it seems plausible--good cover, on target for subgenre, etc.--they'll run it even though many of the reviews will say, "This is the worst book this author has written." That includes trad pub books.

I was hoping my recent run would provide more Amazon reviews. Instead, one review that Amazon had deleted has been restored.  :dizzy
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Marketing Loft [Public] / What do you think about defensive advertising?
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 24, 2021, 10:47:33 PM »
Hidden Gems ran this blog post about creating ads to make sure your product page's Sponsored Products are all your own books:

https://www.hiddengemsbooks.com/defensive-advertising-amazon/

Has anybody tried it?
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