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vulcanguy

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Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 27, 2017 7:58 PM
 
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I would like to advertise/promote a book on Amazon UK and Amazon Germany, but the "Advertise and Promote" option seems to only offer this service on Amazon.com. Is there any way to advertise in my two other target marketplaces?
writerbn

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 4:45 AM   in response to: vulcanguy in response to: vulcanguy
 
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There is (reportedly) an AMS service in the UK, but you need a UK account to use it. I tried setting up an account using my UK sign-in, got the runaround from AMS customer service bots, and gave up.

There's nothing for Germany, as far as I know.
ady

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 6:42 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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I'm in the UK. I tried setting up AMS here but was told that they are not doing that just yet. Although I've been running an AMS add with amazon.com for the last couple of months.
Leanne M Scott

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 7:02 AM   in response to: vulcanguy in response to: vulcanguy
 
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Honestly? I just use Twitter for advertising in the UK. Isn't always successful, but I generally get some bites.
A Woodley

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Posted: Jun 28, 2017 7:25 AM   in response to: Leanne M Scott in response to: Leanne M Scott
 
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Leanne M Scott wrote:
Honestly? I just use Twitter for advertising in the UK. Isn't always successful, but I generally get some bites.

I was a late starter on FB, I avoided it for ages, I was finally talked in to joining & a couple of family members welcomed me to the 21st century :)

I've totally avoided Twitter, hearing that it's where celebs go to insult each other and argue mostly but I do want to advertise my books on free platforms.
As far as i'm aware but I could be wrong, I think tweets have to be no more than a certain amount of words, so I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't mind sharing how you share on Twitter before I decide whether to sign up.

Do you just mention a book? all of your books? can you put links to your FB page? or Amazon page? pics of book covers? plus any other questions that I can't think of but you or anyone else here might have the answer to :)
Thanks.
Diana Persaud

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 7:38 AM   in response to: vulcanguy in response to: vulcanguy
 
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try ebooksoda dot com. I haven't used them in a while but I think they have a UK audience.

BargainBooksy / FreeBooksy might also have a UK audience.
vulcanguy

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Posted: Jun 28, 2017 8:38 AM   in response to: ady in response to: ady
 
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ady wrote:
I'm in the UK. I tried setting up AMS here but was told that they are not doing that just yet. Although I've been running an AMS add with amazon.com for the last couple of months.
Thank you adv. This is the most helpful response. I'm not "twitterer" (or is it "tweeter"?), so don't intend going that route.
VG
A Woodley

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 9:51 AM   in response to: vulcanguy in response to: vulcanguy
 
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vulcanguy wrote:
Thank you adv. This is the most helpful response. I'm not "twitterer" (or is it "tweeter"?), so don't intend going that route.
VG

I've resisted forever :)
Just signed up & added/tweeted my books, just one more place to show them, you never know, it may help.

It was very easy to sign up & within a few minutes (after looking around a bit) I was tweeting with the rest of them.

All books loaded on, waiting for sales (only joking) but you won't know if it's the best thing ever for showing your books unless you try. :)
writerbn

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Posted: Jun 28, 2017 12:10 PM   in response to: A Woodley in response to: A Woodley
 
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A Woodley wrote:
I've resisted forever :)
Just signed up & added/tweeted my books, just one more place to show them, you never know, it may help.

It was very easy to sign up & within a few minutes (after looking around a bit) I was tweeting with the rest of them.


For one of my pen names, Twitter accounts for a significant portion of web traffic (40% or so) and sales. I've found that engagement with followers helps (as with other social media), rather than just promo tweets. There are tons of authors who never tweet anything except book promos; I just ignore them :)
A Woodley

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Re: Advertising in the UK marketplace
Posted: Jun 28, 2017 12:48 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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writerbn wrote:
A Woodley wrote:
I've resisted forever :)
Just signed up & added/tweeted my books, just one more place to show them, you never know, it may help.

It was very easy to sign up & within a few minutes (after looking around a bit) I was tweeting with the rest of them.

For one of my pen names, Twitter accounts for a significant portion of web traffic (40% or so) and sales. I've found that engagement with followers helps (as with other social media), rather than just promo tweets. There are tons of authors who never tweet anything except book promos; I just ignore them :)


Thank you, I guess I'll learn how to do that & how to find the good stuff as time goes on :)
I've been having a look around, Trump has 2 accounts, now that's just greedy lol :)
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