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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 27, 2020, 07:14:59 AM »
You're gonna need a lotta patience then.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 27, 2020, 06:48:05 AM »
Yep, I'm using Listopia.

I think my biggest problem is that four of my series are in the SF Humour and Fantasy Humour categories, and there's a very limited number of targets. A couple of trad pubbed authors (Douglas Adams and Pratchett), a small number of midlist trad-pubbed authors, and another handful of indies who mostly sell at or below my current level.

The other two series (Gaslamp Fantasy and Space Opera) only have 2 books each, although I do have the third for each in the planning stages. I've not wanted to advertise those heavily until I've got the three books - or release dates, at least.

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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 27, 2020, 06:20:24 AM »
Maybe Listopia lists at Goodreads would be have some older books that were really relevant.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: AMS advice for the comically inept
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 27, 2020, 04:31:15 AM »
Something that only just dawned on me (duh) is that when I search for keywords using publisher rocket and it shows an estimated ~210 searches a month, that's only 7 per day for that particular keyword.

Combine 100 of those keywords in one ad, and 700 per day is the absolutel max *if* my ad shows to every single person who searches every single keyword/combo I'm using.

It's made me realise that some of my ads showing 500 impressions a day are actually doing far better than I thought. And that ads showing 100 per day are not necessarily terrible, that's just how the figures work out.

Also, that there's no point increasing bids on any of those ads, because I'm already getting all the hits I'm likely to.

So that leaves a choice - widen the keywords to include authors, books and search terms which are only barely related to my stuff, or keep searching for more and more obscure but relevant terms.

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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: Problems distributing to B&N via Draft2Digital
« Last post by alhawke on October 27, 2020, 04:21:25 AM »
I don't have a spam folder on my Mac, but I see it on my Android where I also access gmail. I'll transfer from there. Thanks!
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Bar & Grill [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Simon Haynes on October 27, 2020, 04:01:24 AM »
3500 today on my latest WIP (Harriet 4).  8800 so far, and the books in this series are only 55-60k.

I set the pre-release for my previous novel to the 30th November, but at this rate I'll have Foxtrot Hotel up for preorder before Enigma in Silver is released.

ETA the preorder date for Enigma will almost certainly come forwards. The book is finished and some proofers/beta readers have already got to the end.
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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: Problems distributing to B&N via Draft2Digital
« Last post by notthatamanda on October 27, 2020, 03:59:32 AM »
I have a yahoo email and a google email and on both you can check the box on an email and report as spam on the toolbar at the top where it says archive, move, delete, etc.
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Publisher's Office [Public] / Re: Problems distributing to B&N via Draft2Digital
« Last post by alhawke on October 27, 2020, 03:38:32 AM »
Are you reporting them as spam?
How do I do that? (Just when I thought I was good at computers).

One thing I can tell you, apropos to the thread, is that all these junk emails happened right after B&N told me my email was compromised. I never got junk email before. Cora, I think B&N's system is a bit of a mess at the moment. I also saw one sale oddly pop up 7 days later. On the B&N system, they usually show up within 1-2 days on the recent sales.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: Series readthrough - how far can it go?
« Last post by Crystal on October 27, 2020, 03:29:59 AM »
Generally, I see about 90-95% sellthru between book 2 and 3 and every book onward (when I'm no longer advertising later books in the series).

So, yes, that 5-10% adds up, but a lot of people make it to the end.
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Pillowtalks New, old ?
« Last post by Marti Talbott on October 27, 2020, 03:18:06 AM »
I"m not interested, but you might be.

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