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storage1

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Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 7:37 AM
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[b][/b]Is anyone making any money this month?

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Rick
bullman29

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 8:21 AM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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I'm selling books...but it is slow going. Maybe one, two (sometimes three) a day. Seems to come in spurts too.

My books on Amazon HERE!
hostaholic

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 10:33 AM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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Spurts is right! I've done well this month, my best so far, but it is white-knuckles all the way with no postings for days and days and then a blast.
69santiago69

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 11:34 AM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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It is slow...one a day...but my book is new so that may also be it.
mable1002000

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 12:53 PM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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This had been my best month so far, great sales, then for whatever reason the covers to my titles were removed and sales have fallen 75 percent. Is this censorship? I feel targeted, big brother and the far right apppears to have taken hold, its very odd or seems so. I beleived this my step forward and seeing a large increase in sales, then bang, the covers were removed and sales stopped.
hostaholic

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 6:00 PM   in response to: mable1002000 in response to: mable1002000
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I believe I'd give the "far right" a rest until I learned more about the situation. Surely dtpadmin will be obligated to explain since it was their move.
kreelanwarrior

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 6:03 PM   in response to: mable1002000 in response to: mable1002000
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I agree that I wouldn't focus on big brother or anything other than those who make policy for Amazon. Unfortunately, DTP isn't obligated to give us much of an explanation, although hopefully they will. They've been a bit more forthcoming about some things lately than they have in the past, but that's not necessarily saying all that much...

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mable1002000

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 7:20 PM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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I will follow your lead on this and reserve the Big Brother view of it all, thank you for the input as I was a bit taken back, at 75, I wonder about these things but hope always for a bright outcome.
kreelanwarrior

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Aug 31, 2009 7:22 PM   in response to: mable1002000 in response to: mable1002000
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Don't feel like you're alone - we all wonder about what's going on here sometimes! :-)
skreevim

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Sep 1, 2009 5:18 PM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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Take heart, friend. I never sell anything.
mazbook

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Re: Is anyone makeing any money this month
Posted: Sep 1, 2009 5:49 PM   in response to: storage1 in response to: storage1
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I really had my fingers crossed for August, as Amazon arbitrarily dropped the 50% discount they were giving and sent my main book up to $19.95. However, in what seems to be a slightly slow month, the book still sold its average monthly sales (8 months on Kindle), so I'm not too disappointed, as the hardcopy version only sold slightly over its average monthly sales (5 1/2 months by Amazon).

One oddity was my second book (that only went on Kindle the first couple of days of August). Much less expensive ($5) than the other and a totally different subject, broke the 10,000 level on Kindle. The reason this is so odd is that I published the book on Mobipocket and on Scribd nearly simultaneously with the Kindle edition and haven't sold a single one thru either venue.

Considering how many of that first 10,000 are free books, I was pretty pleased with that ranking.

I see a lot on this forum about Mobipocket listings showing up on Amazon when the Kindle edition is already there. This has NOT happened with my second book. What is the difference? Just DTP getting their act together?

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