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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by TimothyEllis on November 28, 2021, 12:10:16 PM »
But that might prevent bad reviews, no?

Not really. The first one got a lot of review comments about the MC not being in the picture for very long.

Those who did read on in the series would then be reviewing as they normally would. So minor review hiccup on a single book, then business as usual.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by Eric Thomson on November 28, 2021, 06:31:05 AM »
I've never gotten bad reviews. Reviews that hated the story and thought I was sick in the head, yes, but not what I consider a bad review, since they weren't ragging on my ability to write. To me, that's a bad review. Everything else is reader reaction. Basically, free social proof.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by LilyBLily on November 28, 2021, 05:34:33 AM »
I've never gotten bad reviews. Reviews that hated the story and thought I was sick in the head, yes, but not what I consider a bad review, since they weren't ragging on my ability to write. To me, that's a bad review. Everything else is reader reaction. Basically, free social proof.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by Post-Crisis D on November 28, 2021, 04:30:23 AM »
I've seen several which acted to put me off.

In one case, it highlighted the MC change in a long series, and the fact I wasn't invested in the new MC at all, just convinced me not to buy the next book.

A case of too much information.

But that might prevent bad reviews, no?
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by TimothyEllis on November 28, 2021, 01:48:23 AM »
I've seen some fancy A+ content on other author pages, but frankly, it's not anything that would influence me as a reader.

I've seen several which acted to put me off.

In one case, it highlighted the MC change in a long series, and the fact I wasn't invested in the new MC at all, just convinced me not to buy the next book.

A case of too much information.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by LilyBLily on November 28, 2021, 01:45:25 AM »
I've seen some fancy A+ content on other author pages, but frankly, it's not anything that would influence me as a reader. I'm probably too cynical about such things, though.

Having seen those pages, I now feel a need to revise my own and make them slicker. Which means I'll have to re-learn how to do it. A project for the back burner, as are so many others.
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Editors & Proofreaders [Public] / Now booking for December (proofreading)
« Last post by Alexa on November 28, 2021, 01:17:17 AM »
Now booking for December and January!
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: A+ Content
« Last post by littleauthor on November 27, 2021, 11:32:51 PM »
No improvement in sales, but the page looks more polished and as a consumer, when I see A+content on product pages, I read it over and it helps me decide. I think it'll translate into sales in time.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: All I want for Christmas
« Last post by Vijaya on November 27, 2021, 04:14:27 AM »
I had a counting book, Ten Eggs, that my editor asked me to revise as an Easter book. It's still in print and has sold over 100,000 copies. I thought that a holiday book would limit sales but the opposite is true. A couple of friends have other holiday books (Thanksgiving, Christmas, St. Patrick's) and they continue to sell well. All this to say, your instincts are spot on. Go for it!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / All I want for Christmas
« Last post by Paul Gr on November 27, 2021, 03:33:08 AM »
I just took a closer look at a book that I'm 'stalking,' because it's in my local book store as well as on Amazon.
I like to check the rank in my book store, which places its books in best selling order.
A week ago this book was at no. 2 in the book store, at full price, but it's now lost that place and is half price.
When I look at the info. on Amazon it reveals that it was first published in October 2016, so the author has got five Christmas markets out of it.
It has sold, or potentially sold, I haven't checked, prior to: Christmas 2016, 2017, 2018,2019, 2020, and 2021.
There is of course the possibility that it only sells during the period before Christmas, and not at any other time.
It's full price on Amazon, by the way.
It seems that a Christmas story has pretty long legs, it will sell and keep selling as long as there's Christmas.
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