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Finally got some writing done!  Added about 1k words and happy with story now. :smilie_zauber:

Wordage is important but happiness with the story is everything.

Did some editing yesterday. Wrote 1449 this morning. I'm happy, too.
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Finally got some writing done!  Added about 1k words and happy with story now. :smilie_zauber:
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my book would start hitting the inboxes of readers between 8pm and 11pm.  Seriously.  That means my promo "day" might be as little as one hour (not to mention possibly arriving late at night).

This sort of thing is why a 1 day promo needs the book on special for 3 days.

If the email comes early, the book is already on special. If the email is late, there is still more than 24 hours for people to act on it.

Its safe to assume that a lot of people wont have a chance to act on a promo email for up to a day after getting it. As such, you need to leave the book on special for at least a day after.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by KevinH on Today at 12:51:03 AM »
Yes, I completed the survey and told them of the results, and also - among other things - how I viewed the timing of the email as a strategic/marketing failure.
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They are being extra edgy about author again even with same title? That hasn't happened since 2015 to me.

Okay. You'll need to co-author with yourself. In the author name area, place your original name and then your new name in the co-author area. Or switch it around. You might want to add both names to the manuscript and to the cover too. I usually do when they are being extra finicky.

Because they see the original name, it should now go through because they think you are the original author.

Then next time you can work on it, take off the other name for just your new name and fix your book cover to just your new name. Because they saw the co-author name last time, now they can assume this is indeed a new author.

I admit, it's all confusing. I just try and take it step by tiniest step. You might also want to email them. You might have someone that was just touchy about author names. I hope your book gets fixed. It's real annoying to lose everything just because you want to change an author name.
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A very well-known mystery writer was convicted along with her friend of killing the friend's mother when the two girls were teens. Zon has no problem publishing her books.

I had NO idea. Holy smokes.

There's a movie about it from the 90s called Heavenly Creatures. Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey played the two girls.

Good movie. I've been Kate and Melanie fans ever since.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 17, 2019, 08:49:20 PM »
Written word media usually sends out a survey asking for feedback for FreeBooksie and Red Feather so you can let them know if you get that.  Sorry you had such bad results, I know how disheartening a busted promo is.
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Sorry, but I recently changed the author name on one of my earlier books, because it was a different genre to all my others. Amazon would not allow an author name change. The section was greyed out and the only way to do it was to publish again.

Do you have a solution to that?
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A very well-known mystery writer was convicted along with her friend of killing the friend's mother when the two girls were teens. Zon has no problem publishing her books.

I had NO idea. Holy smokes.

There's a movie about it from the 90s called Heavenly Creatures. Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey played the two girls.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: New place to promote - new to me anyway
« Last post by KevinH on July 17, 2019, 01:21:25 PM »
The repetitive 10,000 did seem odd, but there are so few viable platforms for promoting audio that I gave them a whirl.  (Plus, they're in the same family as Freebooksy/Bargain Booksy, so they were worth a roll of the dice.) On the day my promo was supposed to run, I got an email in the early afternoon saying my book would start hitting the inboxes of readers between 8pm and 11pm.  Seriously.  That means my promo "day" might be as little as one hour (not to mention possibly arriving late at night).

Needless to say, the promo was an epic fail.  I'm assuming they're still working the bugs out, but hopefully others will have better luck than I did.
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