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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Stats for latest Freebooksy promo
« Last post by Marti Talbott on October 15, 2019, 11:38:57 PM »

added sales
Amazon - 1
D2D - 5 (Apple/Nook)
Kobo - 0
Google play - 2

Bringing the total sell through to 26.
26 x 2.79 = $72.54  cost $95.00
Getting close. Maybe when Kobo finally reports, it will push me over. Disappointing sales in Amazon. Usually my best seller.

(wrong total in previous post. 14 plus 4 is 18, not 16)
 

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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: AMS Ads in Germany
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 15, 2019, 03:07:55 PM »
Thought it might be, but I mentioned it in case you were running up a large ad bill.
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None of my books are in KU, so I am not familiar with all the technical ins-and-outs. If you can only change it in a few markets, that's fine.

How do you change yours on Amazon? Resubmit the book with the price changed, before and after?
Yes, I edit the price from the kdp bookshelf then republish. Within a day or two the new price appears, then at the end of the promo I change it back.
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That's one that always had me thinking. Is Alien a horror movie or a sci-fi movie? To me it's more horror than anything.

It's both.

Alien is Space Opera with a horror theme.
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If "War of the Worlds" isn't a horror story, then neither is "A Quiet Place." Science and scientific exploration are all about the unknown, and what's scarier than not knowing what's going to happen next?

That's one that always had me thinking. Is Alien a horror movie or a sci-fi movie? To me it's more horror than anything.
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Writer's Workshop [Public] / Re: I'm writing a book, but my editor says different.
« Last post by Vijaya on October 15, 2019, 12:03:22 PM »
Cobbah, I always listen and take into consideration what my editors tell me. Most of the time, they're right, and my story's better for it. But sometimes they miss the point (and not necessarily from lack of clarity) and I can justify my position.
Expanding a stand-alone novel into a trilogy is a biggie. Did your editor tell you why? Does the advice resonate? If so, then consider it. Try it out. If not, then not. It's your story.
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None of my books are in KU, so I am not familiar with all the technical ins-and-outs. If you can only change it in a few markets, that's fine.

How do you change yours on Amazon? Resubmit the book with the price changed, before and after?
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Writer's Workshop [Public] / Re: I'm writing a book, but my editor says different.
« Last post by Crystal on October 15, 2019, 10:33:14 AM »
You're paying this person for their feedback. Treat the feedback like it has value and like it's a thing you've paid for. You can reject the idea, but you should consider why your editor has suggested it.
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I'm an editor, and my own editor, so to answer the question yes, I do everything my editor suggests.
When I editor another writer's work I always err on the side of caution and make any suggestions I deem appropriate, because the author can always choose to ignore or reject that edit. There's no point in second-guessing what an author does, or doesn't, want to be told. With that in mind, you'd expect  to have some of your edits knocked back.
However, unless this is an editor who is asked to provide developmental feedback, it feels a little like overstepping the mark. And it's worth asking, is the editor's "big picture" view of the story and manuscript at odds with yourself?
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Writer's Workshop [Public] / Re: I'm writing a book, but my editor says different.
« Last post by Joe Vasicek on October 15, 2019, 08:49:42 AM »
For the stuff I self-publish, I use beta readers and a copy editor. Most of their suggestions aren't on such a high level, but when they are, I take them seriously and implement between a half to a third of them. If one of them suggested turning the book into a trilogy, I'd consider it.

The only stuff I publish traditionally are short stories, and the editors usually just publish it as is.
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