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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Amazon encouraging Pre-Orders?
« Last post by VanessaC on July 13, 2019, 06:58:39 PM »
I'm still very small fry, but the book I've just released was set up with a pre-order of 23 August and about 2 weeks ago my parents received a followers' email about it, so that was quite a way away from the scheduled release date.

Perhaps Amazon is experimenting?

When did you set up the pre-order? How many days after that was the email sent?

I just realised I'd assumed this was a "followers" email, but it could just have been because my parents have been kind enough to buy my books ...

Anyway, with that in mind - to answer your queries: pre-order was set up on 26 May, and the email went out, I think, a couple of weeks ago - so about a month or so after the pre-order was set up? But I wouldn't set my watch by that, as I have the impression Amazon make their own timetables.
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by JRTomlin on July 13, 2019, 02:10:13 PM »
Yes, I could use it as a deduction. See. That's a great reason to buy it.  :banana:
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 13, 2019, 01:23:29 PM »
Say it will be your birthday present.  And Christmas too, if necessary?

For the next five years.

It's probably tax deductible so the cost will probably offset all the money you're making from that BB ad.  :hehe
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Maggie Ann on July 13, 2019, 12:03:17 PM »
Nothing written, but I did do some editing and found that about half a page was missing. It was still in my Alpha Smart so I had no trouble pasting it back in. Phew. Could have been much worse.

Also worked on the covers. Having a hard time with one of the figures. I finally settled on a good pose but when I tried to remove the background, I ran into all sorts of problems caused by her wearing a gray sweater and the background being shades of gray. Spent way too much time on it and this was just the mock-up. I haven't even bought the images yet.

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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: 50+ words a day...no matter what!
« Last post by Kristen.s.walker on July 13, 2019, 11:53:24 AM »
3254 words today on the main book. Still haven't touched the short story with the cat pirates/merkitties this week, really need to make time for that because it's due at the end of the month and I want time to polish it.

You must be feeling better.  Grin

Slowly, yes. I'm also gaining momentum so it's easier to write even when I'm not feeling in top shape. 2676 words today.
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What are Amazon doing now? [Public] / Re: Amazon encouraging Pre-Orders?
« Last post by TimothyEllis on July 13, 2019, 11:27:58 AM »
Can someone go over the basics of pre-orders?

I read the KDP help, and it's not much help. I get they dont like you extending, or cancelling, but it seems they dont care if you deliver early?

I'm one who never knows how long a book will take to write, since there are too many variables going on.

Some of my books have taken 3 - 4 months, while others 6-8 weeks. Current WIP will be about 8 weeks, which is fast than normal these days.

So when you can never be sure, how do you safely do a pre-order?

What is the no change gap these days? The main reason I dont do pre-orders is I finish editing and upload. So I'd be worried about finishing, and then readers waiting for no reason while the no change gap happens.

Anyone using pre-orders want to lay it out for those who don't understand how it works?
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Marketing Loft [Public] / Re: I just fainted (Bookbub ad)
« Last post by dgcasey on July 13, 2019, 11:12:20 AM »
I am targeting the same list of authors I always have.

Wouldn't it be more effective to target readers?  :hehe

That just flew right over everybody's head, Dan.   :doh:
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Quill and Feather Pub [Public] / Re: I'm just here to whine
« Last post by notthatamanda on July 13, 2019, 10:23:41 AM »
Say it will be your birthday present.  And Christmas too, if necessary?
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