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Amazon utterly does not care what is published, the credibility or accuracy of any books, or the content beyond extreme offence. It simply doesn't monitor or check new books apart from algorithms weeding out blatant issues.

It could be a very different, exciting and effective platform if it did, but books are a drop in the Bezos ocean. 
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Devise a business plan and stick to it. A regime, a schedule, performance targets ...
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by idontknowyet on November 22, 2021, 01:30:01 PM »
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.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 22, 2021, 10:41:54 AM »
It says this:

30 of 30 keywords don't have a suggested bid.

Maybe they set something up in there so that it the suggested bid is greater than $X it doesn't give you anything because people will see it and not bother? Just a guess. There are sponsored ads on Nora Roberts books.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by alhawke on November 22, 2021, 08:28:11 AM »
Aren't most of the higher priced books advertised on BB trad pub backlist?
This is what I see. A big selling author like Stephen King or Stephanie Meyer's $1.99 is our $.99. I've heard Indies that try >$0.99 don't typically fare well (but there is always inflation ... eventually).
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on November 22, 2021, 08:16:17 AM »
I have been busy with business rather than writing...but hope to get back to it next week.  I'm working on three related short (shorter) stories that I hope to have finished before Christmas.
Not sure of the word count, but somewhere between short story and novella.  Maybe novelette.  :dog1:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by idontknowyet on November 22, 2021, 08:11:08 AM »
does it give you suggested price not found.  i could put the name in. but it didn't recognize it for clicks
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by notthatamanda on November 22, 2021, 07:49:46 AM »
I was curious so I created an ad just to see. Nora Roberts comes up in keywords just fine. Maybe you checked something off wrong?
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on November 22, 2021, 06:50:48 AM »
I signed up for BB to send me emails in three specific genre and noticed something I didn't think was happening. Looks like most of the books are "not" free but range in price from $.99 to $1.99 and some are above.

I thought the higher priced books didn't sell well. They cost a fortune. What am I missing?

Also, is it an indication that most authors are having trouble selling their books?

Aren't most of the higher priced books advertised on BB trad pub backlist? It could be reissues of very old books or bargains on newer ones, but the principle is the same: built-in author name recognition sells the book and the cost of the ad is small by its standards and it gets results. BB ads are very targeted by comparison with many other classic book ad venues.

Don't know about others advertising at that price point. It's considered the kiss of death for an indie.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on November 22, 2021, 06:42:33 AM »
Exciting! Good luck.

When I lived in NYC, I got called for jury duty numerous times. It was a very discouraging experience; I totally sympathize with Judge Judy's dyspeptic attitude. The attorneys were just as bad as the clients.

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