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Pete Marchesi

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I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 3:59 PM
 
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Hi... I have been working all morning. I will let you know the results. I am trying to get regular customers. And I am hoping that if they get a lot... of free books. They may become enamored with my writing. Hopeful...
Donald Roble

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Posted: Jun 16, 2017 4:21 PM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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Pete Marchesi wrote:
Hi... I have been working all morning. I will let you know the results. I am trying to get regular customers. And I am hoping that if they get a lot... of free books. They may become enamored with my writing. Hopeful...
From the size of the look inside you're posting 10 page pamphlets. I doubt anyone who gets 40 of whatever you put up is going to pay you for anything.
writerbn

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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 5:23 AM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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Pete Marchesi wrote:
Hi... I have been working all morning. I will let you know the results. I am trying to get regular customers. And I am hoping that if they get a lot... of free books. They may become enamored with my writing. Hopeful...
Don't hold your breath...
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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 8:57 AM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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Your blurbs are mostly one liners that don't really tell me much about what is inside. A couple books I looked at have no Look Inside. If is one, I Love My Family is another. And for your book, If, the cows cover doesn't match your blub about being in the library. You'll want to make the blurbs more exciting to entice readers. Good luck!
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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 9:48 AM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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Hello.
This should be nice. I usually send out one sometimes. I used to send all of mine a long time ago, but then one worked well for me. They do get a lot of attention this way. Great success to you. :-)
Notjohn

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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 12:12 PM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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In the immortal words of Cole Porter:

Never give anything away, away, away
That you can sell.
Ev'ry night, ev'ry day,
Try to remember, ma belle,
Never give anything away, away, away
That you can sell.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Ward Rogers

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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 17, 2017 5:13 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Not even for free...
Patrick A. Smith

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Posted: Jun 17, 2017 5:27 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Thanks NJ. You havent put that up for awhile, and of coursevits tfue :-)
Notjohn

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Posted: Jun 18, 2017 2:36 AM   in response to: Patrick A. Smith in response to: Patrick A. Smith
 
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I had to make an effort to be positive. My first response was this:

I just put up about forty free books for customers

God help us!

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Pete Marchesi

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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 11:51 AM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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In the few days I gave away a hundred and twenty books
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017 11:54 AM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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I think that you achieved an excellent result and attracted some new readers. Congratulations.
Pete Marchesi

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Posted: Jun 23, 2017 12:57 PM   in response to: Donald Desaulni... in response to: Donald Desaulni...
 
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Thanks Donald. You don't know how it is appreciated. I am hoping for sales. I hope they come.
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Posted: Jun 23, 2017 1:47 PM   in response to: Pete Marchesi in response to: Pete Marchesi
 
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120 free downloads, divided by the 40 books free, is only 3 books a piece on average.
That in itself isn't impressive.
But what you need to do now with this data, is see which books you gave away the most of.
And with that info, you know what to write more of.
Pete Marchesi

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Re: I just put up about forty free books for customers
Posted: Jun 23, 2017 2:11 PM   in response to: Elodie in response to: Elodie
 
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It has been mostly the sexy books and the family books. It is pretty good. My impetus is political in nature. I am trying to get people to read Hiroshima and Asphalt. I also have books on being lost to the family. Thanks for the input. Pete-
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