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More revisions as lag reporting plays a role:

Day 1   April 13   54 sales Amazon     Ad on FKBT, plus my newsletter
                         12 sales B&N
Day 2   April 14  10 sales Amazon      Ad on Book Doggy--maybe not a loser after all?
                        15 sales B&N
Day 3   April 15                                Ad on International BookBub
                         71 sales Kobo
                       263 sales Amazon
                         67 sales reported by Draft2Digital for Apple
                          ? sales to come B&N reported Saturday or Monday?
Day 4   April 16 At 10 AM EDT
                       111 sales Amazon
                         12 sales Kobo

Total so far: 615 sales   

To come later today, ad on eReaderIQ--I'm not subscribed, so I'm not sure if it has dropped yet.

By my calculations the breakeven is 776 sales, depending on currency fluctuations.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 10:23:45 PM »
Day 1   April 13   54 sales Amazon     Ad on FKBT, plus my newsletter
                         12 sales B&N
Day 2   April 14  10 sales Amazon      Ad on Book Doggy
Day 3   April 15                                Ad on International BookBub
                         71 sales Kobo
                       263 sales Amazon
                           0 sales reported by Google Play and Draft2Digital (for Apple)--some could be delayed
Day 4   April 16 At 8 AM EDT
                       108 sales Amazon
                         10 sales Kobo

Total so far: 528 sales   

To come later today, ad on eReaderIQ

By my calculations the breakeven is 776 sales, depending on currency fluctuations.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on April 16, 2021, 08:23:10 PM »
 :clap:
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 02:11:28 PM »
Day 1   April 13   54 sales Amazon      Ad on FKBT, and my newsletter
                         12 sales B&N
Day 2   April 14   10 sales Amazon      Ad on Book Doggy
Day 3   April 15                                 Ad on International BookBub
                         71 sales Kobo
                         263 sales Amazon
                           0 sales reported by Google Play and Draft2Digital (for Apple)--some could be delayed
Day 4   April 16  At 12 AM EDT, both Amazon and Kobo have rolled over to the next day despite Amazon usually using Pacific time.
                        84 sales Amazon
                         6 sales Kobo

Total so far: 500 sales   

To come later on April 16, ad on eReaderIQ
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 11:30:29 AM »
I'm always surprised that any neighbor puts out a trash bag that isn't in a can. There are bears nearby, and foxes, and raccoons. Bears could open our trash can; they're pretty smart. I don't think raccoons can because they aren't big enough to get the right grip.

With all the rain we've gotten lately it was easy to hammer bush/tree fertilizer spikes into the ground today but of course I ran out. I think the cost of using the spikes for all our evergreens would be prohibitive. What else can I use? We have Leyland Cypress (bad idea; deer eat them and rub against them), Green Giant Thujas, Azaleas, and a Pyracantha.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 11:14:27 AM »
Day 1   April 13   54 sales Amazon, 12 sales B&N. Assuming all 32 clicks from my newsletter resulted in sales leaves a more than respectable 34 sales from FKBT ad. (Repositioned the B&N sales as they all occurred on Apr 13.)
Day 2   April 14   10 sales Amazon from Book Doggy ad. I don't call that a success.
Day 3   April 15   All sales from international BookBub ad
                         71 sales Kobo
                         257 sales Amazon
                           0 sales reported by Google Play and Draft2Digital (for Apple)--some could be delayed
Total as of 9 PM EDT: 404 sales, or more than half of what is needed to break even.

I'd be happy to reach 425 by end of day, but that may not happen. I myself don't usually open my daily BB newsletter the day it arrives, so I do assume a tail. So far, no sell through to other titles, but this sale is for a stand-alone title, not a series starter.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by notthatamanda on April 16, 2021, 07:45:36 AM »
We have bear proof trash cans here. There's a marketing oppty it you can do something that is monkey proof.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by notthatamanda on April 16, 2021, 07:43:34 AM »
If you are talking about the bookbub blurb, you can see it on your bookbub page, or at least you used to be able to. I only ever had an Intl bookbub and I took note of it. I was similarly impressed with the one they did for me.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Now I know why I will never get a BookBub
« Last post by LilyBLily on April 16, 2021, 07:33:33 AM »
Day 1    54 sales. Assuming all 32 clicks from my newsletter resulted in sales leaves a respectable 22 sales from FKBT.
Day 2    10 sales from Book Doggy. I don't call that a success.
Day 3    12 sales from B&N--remarkable, considering B&N doesn't do international anymore.
            58 sales from Kobo
              0 sales from Google Play and Draft2Digital (for Apple)
          238 sales from Amazon
Total so far: 372 sales, or nearly half of what is needed to break even.

BookBub kindly sent me at my request a screen shot of the ad--with the copy they wrote to promote it. That sales copy is probably worth all that I have spent so far. You can bet I'm going to copy it word for word when I apply for a U.S. BookBub for this title.
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: The Garden Thread that two people wanted
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on April 16, 2021, 05:59:20 AM »
Thanks for the suggestion re the monkeys  :icon_cool:. I think they are too clever to be fooled by peppers. Some of my neighbours are still trying to find a way to stop them upturning or taking the lids of the rubbish bins. The monkeys have worked out how to open the handles, and if you put a weight on the lid, like a brick, they just pull the bin over. One resident even put a chain and lock on his bin  Grin. My partner has now got a strap across his bin and it's hooked onto the handle. We'll see how that works. I keep my bin in the laundry so they can't get to it. I just put up with them as we have built on what was their land so we shouldn't complain. But they are rather noisy thundering across the roof and even louder when on the aluminium awning.  :icon_rolleyes: However, they can be cute, especially the younger ones when they play. But you have to watch the older males, who can be aggressive if you try to chase them. :eek:
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