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Many new promo deals now advertise your books series. I think this is great and I'm planning on giving them a shot, but I'm wondering how to draw readers to my new boxed set collection? The series link shows up on your Amazon book page but a boxed collection only shows up on your author page or your also boughts. For those of you selling collections, is there anything else that can be done on Amazon to market it with the books? The only other thing I considered is mentioning the collection in the book descriptions.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Ads during a free promo?
« Last post by alhawke on Today at 02:12:01 PM »
Since my book isn't permafree, I'm going to pause my ad. I figure I'm spending enough money with the promo. I also considered stacking like I do with 99c ads, but opted against it. But this free promo thing is fairly new for me.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on Today at 02:01:44 PM »
Black raspberries seem perfectly happy in sun or partial shade. I can't claim they need good dirt or good drainage, either. I think they're pretty tough (although the deer love to eat them) but they have a relatively small and delicate fruit so they're seldom seen in markets.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Maggie Ann on Today at 11:37:46 AM »
My curcumin is up and I have one bloom so far. Orchid Cactus is also blooming, but fruit instead of flowers. Don't know it it's edible.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Vijaya on Today at 11:09:20 AM »
Lily, your flowers sound lovely. And yes, those deer like the hydrangeas too.

Here in SC, I've not had much luck with berries but in WA, they grew wild. So no tips, I'm afraid.

Green tomatoes will ripen indoors. I make salsa when we cannot consume all of them. We have problem with the crabs taking bites out of all the fruits (planted in the ground). The ones on our porch are safe from them. But squirrels will come to take bites out of them.

So great you got watermelons already! Ours are still small.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by idontknowyet on Today at 10:59:44 AM »
one pint hardly seems shareable in this house. I keep trying to grow blackberries and raspberries they havent gone anywhere. Any tips?
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on Today at 10:08:15 AM »
I've been harvesting black raspberries for the last couple of weeks at a big wild patch on my property. Maybe a pint a day, which is enough to eat and share. I love them. I finally figured out to cut a glove into a mitt so I could pick without getting scratched. On the other hand I wear a heavy leather glove that no berry thorn has ever penetrated. Very necessary. 

Triteleia blooming here and there, and the first echinacea has opened. Pink. I have a few white coming, too. The canna roots I finally remembered to take out of storage in the garage and plant are coming up. They don't usually bloom but the foliage is striated and lovely. I may have one or two remaining calla lilies come up to bloom later. We have one big blue hydrangea looking great; with encouragement, it will have blooms all season. By encouragement, I mean spraying against the deer, who also apparently like hydrangeas. All the day lilies are ready to pop. Or to be deer lunch. We'll see.
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Turns out I have an opening from tomorrow (24th June) for a proofread/copyedit as a client had to reschedule last-minute, so if you're looking for one, let me know!

Otherwise, I'm still taking bookings for July :) As always, you can see my availability at: https://jadewritesbooks.wixsite.com/mysite-1/contact and reach me for any questions at jadewritesbooks@gmail.com

Thanks!
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by idontknowyet on Today at 04:58:39 AM »
Pulled out one bed of tomatoes. They were being eaten alive by bugs. I killed dozens of worms that seem to like to take one bite out of each tomato.

Have 35-40lbs of unripe tomatoes going to see how many will ripen.

Also picked five personal sized watermelons and one big one.

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Marketing Loft [Public] / Ads during a free promo?
« Last post by idontknowyet on Today at 04:44:15 AM »
I now have several ads that are actually working very well. I'm terrified of stopping them during my upcoming promo, but it seems crazy to spend money to give away a free book. I'm also afraid i'll be losing paying customers that would buy later on.

What do you do?
Pause the FB ads or keep them going?
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