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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Cindy303 on November 23, 2021, 01:31:54 PM »
Poo poo, I don't care about all that. I just care about selling books. Besides we don't want to turn this into a political discussion. We can argue about that on Parler, if you want.  :icon_lol2:

I wasnít suggesting you care or donít already know all that. Iím warning less familiar authors who might not know for whatever itís worth.

I donít think thereís anything to argue about, but even if there were, Iím not much for arguing.

Good luck with everything!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 23, 2021, 07:25:35 AM »
Thank you for the offer, Marti.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Marti Talbott on November 23, 2021, 07:24:26 AM »
Poo poo, I don't care about all that. I just care about selling books. Besides we don't want to turn this into a political discussion. We can argue about that on Parler, if you want.  :icon_lol2:


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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Cindy303 on November 23, 2021, 07:00:47 AM »
Iíll just say it.

To get booted off twitter takes a whole lot. I know not everyone on Parlor got booted, but the platform is associated with more than just conservatives.

Itís also known as a home for conspiracy theorists including QAnon, far-right extremists, and antisemitism. Iím sure thereís some readers who think itís just Twitter for the right, and Iím all for freedom of expression, but I think authors should consider making it their home carefully.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Marti Talbott on November 23, 2021, 04:49:50 AM »
MeWe is free. On that dropdown box that opens when you click the link, just click on "later or not now," whatever it says to get rid of the box. The paid version is for people who want more than posting in groups. You can ignore the politics and set up your own feed. https://mewe.com/myworld?scope=groups
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on November 23, 2021, 04:35:51 AM »
Marti, thanks for trying something new.  I'm still on Facebook (for now) but my groups/pages are strictly not political. At all. I wish we could find something reliable that wasn't political. Still looking...

I've considered moving my groups to my website, but that would take an expensive upgrade.  I'm hoping someone will come up with an easy to understand, non-political, truly social network that we don't have to pay a fee to use.
This is one reason I finally started a newsletter.  :dog1:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 23, 2021, 03:32:37 AM »
I am home and able to monitor int'l bookbub results.

500+ on Amazon
150+ on Amazon

Will post full days results tomorrow, I have a lot of cooking to do now.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by Marti Talbott on November 23, 2021, 02:48:43 AM »
Yet, Parler is still up and running. Parler was created in answer to Twitter's discrimination against certain political views. MeWe was created to replace FB for the same reasons. MeWe is more popular than Parler and while it has political opinions you can follow, there are also cooking groups, comedy, and several places to promote books.

As far as authors go, there are few places to promote for free these days, so I take advantage of getting the word out anyway I can.

GETTR is new and freely allows promotion of businesses free of charge. That's where my interest lies. Sites that are geared to the Republican/Christian persuasion are my target audience since I write clean books.

To each his own, of course. These sites are clearly not loved by everyone.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Just Books on Parlor
« Last post by RPatton on November 23, 2021, 02:08:03 AM »
Just and FYI, AMS cancelled its hosting services for Parler. To say Parler is mostly politics, is only half the picture. It's a specific subset of a subset of politics.

While this might work for some authors, I wouldn't say I'd recommend joining Parler to authors who have created a brand that targets a broad spectrum of readers. Same reasons I would be very careful about how you approach Meewee.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by RPatton on November 23, 2021, 01:41:03 AM »
i dont see them if i search her name. only on the actual book pages which is odd. im spending too much mental energy on this.

thanks for checking.

Frankly, ignore suggested bids. If a keyword doesn't have suggested bids it could be for multiple reasons (in my experience, when a popular keyword doesn't have a suggested keyword, it's because they are all over the place; less savvy advertisers thinking .50 over the suggested bid is a good idea, savvier advertisers realizing you start with small bids and slowly slip your way up until you find the nice spot that gives you impressions without killing any potential for ROI. JR Ward is one of those authors. Her suggested bids are all over the place, if they exist at all.

In Roberts, case, I would recommend using specific books as keywords. TITLE by AUTHOR for every book that has readers you want to target then low-ball the bid. Impressions will slowly happen. Once they do, slowly inch up the bid by 1 cent until you're at a comfortable spot with impressions/clicks/sales on dash.

However, I did a bunch of testing with different authors. Guess what? I'm not seeing sponsored ads on any author search pages. Looks like big sellers get a better looking page, and there are definitely no sponsored ads. There are other books, but it looks like books that are a better fit from a readers' pov.

This is interesting. Going to have to dig deeper, but it looks like Amazon is actually cleaning up some of the detritus AMS caused.
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