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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: May I whine a bit about writing?
« Last post by idontknowyet on October 16, 2019, 10:47:33 AM »
I haven't touched my WIP for three days now.  It's funny, because I posted a call for Alpha readers to my newsletter, got about 140 responses, and since then I've been consumed with not disappointing all those readers.

I'll get over it, I'm sure, and it's not just that. I've written two novels in two months now, and I need to recharge.

It's actually so helpful to hear someone with so many books still struggles with this, because I. Am. Going. Through. It.

Protip to anyone reading this: Don't promise yourself that your next series starter is a make-or-break for your career. You don't need the pressure. It'll just scare you to bits  :icon_rofl:
I am afraid every book is going to feel like this.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: May I whine a bit about writing?
« Last post by Maggie Ann on October 16, 2019, 07:38:10 AM »
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You know it's time to stop editing when you put back the comma you've just taken out

Oh, so true.  I hate comma-worry!

Word's grammar checker and I do not agree about commas. I think since I'm reading it to myself, I put the commas in the natural pauses, so I'm right and Word is wrong.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: May I whine a bit about writing?
« Last post by fleurina on October 16, 2019, 07:27:40 AM »
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You know it's time to stop editing when you put back the comma you've just taken out

Oh, so true.  I hate comma-worry!
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AMS Ads in Germany
« Last post by Shane on October 16, 2019, 06:35:36 AM »
I'd normally just look at more keywords. Really, it's hard to get proper numbers until you get at least 30-40 clicks. Don't forget, it can take up to 2 weeks for things to be assigned for sales, so you might see sales happen later.

I generally am not a fan of adjusting things immediately, unless it's costing you a lot of money. I just let things play out and check in 2-4 weeks, adding more keywords only if I am not seeing a huge number of impression / not a lot of spend (for what I need for my budget).

I will take this advice.
Thanks.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Stats for latest Freebooksy promo
« Last post by Marti Talbott on October 16, 2019, 05:10:29 AM »
I'm glad you feel it was worth it. I have trouble separating out the publicity value from the sales value of these newsletters. I suppose I should simply assign a two-value structure, such as 50% for PR and 50% for sales. Then maybe I'd be able to claim a newsletter ad was profitable.

It's never a sure thing. Like I said, this is a permafree, so it's hard to claim all the downloads were from the ad. The day of the ad is pretty reliable, I think. After that, it's iffy. Fortunately, this series is 10 books, so that makes it easier to track the sell-through. Sales were pretty much stale for that series before the ad.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Stats for latest Freebooksy promo
« Last post by LilyBLily on October 16, 2019, 04:55:58 AM »
I'm glad you feel it was worth it. I have trouble separating out the publicity value from the sales value of these newsletters. I suppose I should simply assign a two-value structure, such as 50% for PR and 50% for sales. Then maybe I'd be able to claim a newsletter ad was profitable.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AMS Ads in Germany
« Last post by tired1680 on October 16, 2019, 04:07:03 AM »
I'd normally just look at more keywords. Really, it's hard to get proper numbers until you get at least 30-40 clicks. Don't forget, it can take up to 2 weeks for things to be assigned for sales, so you might see sales happen later.

I generally am not a fan of adjusting things immediately, unless it's costing you a lot of money. I just let things play out and check in 2-4 weeks, adding more keywords only if I am not seeing a huge number of impression / not a lot of spend (for what I need for my budget).
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Three weeks left to sign up for this promo, the last promo we're doing in 2019.
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ignore. Sorry.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Stats for latest Freebooksy promo
« Last post by Maggie Ann on October 16, 2019, 12:26:49 AM »
Looking good, Marti. Much better than I do on Freebooksy.
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