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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by alhawke on June 09, 2024, 04:33:01 AM »
So ebooks are being removed from B&N when published by D2D? If this is not just paperbacks, this is really bad news for Indie writers. And it's particularly concerning for me. Most of my wide sales are B&N. I mentioned publishing B&N paperbacks direct as an option. But that'd be if my direct B&N ebooks don't start getting removed too :icon_eek:.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by Lorri Moulton on June 09, 2024, 04:20:49 AM »
My Christmas ebook is just gone. It's G rated and has been there for a while. Published through D2D. I'm taking all my ebooks off their site. My business, my rules.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by Wonder on June 09, 2024, 04:16:21 AM »
I removed my previous screenshot because apparently we're not allowed to post screenshots from that group.

Anyway, the gist is that BN apparently has decided to delist indie author books published through Ingram because they're getting too many fake books and scammy crap published through that channel. They'll be deciding which indie-Ingram books to distribute on a case by case basis meaning it seems you can no longer trust that books published through Ingram will end up on BN.

It's unclear if they are delisting ALL indie books through Ingram, or just some. I get the sense there's some sort of house cleaning happening. Lots of people are reporting books missing. I don't know any more than that.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by alhawke on June 09, 2024, 04:15:36 AM »
 :evil2: Thanks so much for the info, Wonder.
Of course, B&N can do whatever they want, but... I kinda wonder, why now? Indie POD's been around for over a decade. Why such a broad-stroked  :writethink: approach all of a sudden?
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READ HERE FIRST >>>> About the Forum [Public] / Re: Welcome.
« Last post by tha_lioness on June 09, 2024, 04:06:42 AM »
Wow. I'm so glad I found this treasure trove with so much going on. Just posting in here and I feel like an accomplished writer already, and I have only ONE book that I am still pondering over how TO publish. Heh. Allowing myself to dabble in the lovely creative energy that is so strong here and looking forward to reading and learning and understanding and getting myself familiar with everything here.
Thanks for setting this up, Timothy and everyone else that makes this place all that it is!
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 09, 2024, 03:59:09 AM »
Oh, my goodness.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by alhawke on June 09, 2024, 03:48:56 AM »
Ebooks too?!  :HB :rant :evil2:
Do you publish direct to B&N or via an aggregator? All my ebooks are there but I publish the ebooks direct.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by LilyBLily on June 09, 2024, 03:42:09 AM »
It's a good idea to check on these things from time to time. I discovered that several of my ebooks were not on sale on B&N even though the files were there. Why???
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Missing paperbacks on B&N
« Last post by alhawke on June 09, 2024, 03:24:40 AM »
I've lost about ten paperbacks that were published via Ingram. I have 24 published. Ten are no longer showing up on Barnes and Noble :icon_sad:. As far as I can guess, they're my lowest selling titles. But... I'm unsure. Anyone else experiencing this and can tell me why?

I doubt emailing B&N is worth it. It's rare that I've gotten a response regarding paperback distribution from them. I could check with Ingram...

Is B&N cleaning up shop for Indie paperbacks? It's strange, in a way because, these are POD not stocked books. Why delete POD books in case a reader wants to order them?

One option would be for me to try to publish direct via B&N in the future, but I'm not even sure if all this is just a temporary fluke.

Anyway, I have a feeling we're gonna be hearing more about this. Unless it's just me. But B&N is the highest selling paperback distributor next to Amazon, as far as I know.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: More on D2D / Smashwords merger
« Last post by alhawke on June 09, 2024, 03:16:19 AM »
Granted, I sell pretty much zero on smashwords, and it wouldn't surprise me if they started with more active accounts. I'll be glad to have one less account to manage.
Do you have a lot of books? My guess is it's volume. They probably are having difficulty if you have a large volume of books. ?? When I emailed them, they indicated that their software cannot do an easy transfer with my selection yet. :shrug
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