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Katie

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Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 8:49 PM
 
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Hello all,
This may sound like a stupid question, but how does the author get a copy of their own self published book from amazon without paying for it?
peterws

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 11:59 PM   in response to: Katie in response to: Katie
 
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Put it up for a free promotion, even for a day only. and then d/l it . . . . .you'll need to register with KDP select first, for 3 months.
thrasherll

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 11:50 AM   in response to: Katie in response to: Katie
 
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I think most authors buy a copy as soon as their book goes live. I always do. It raises the rank and we get the royalties.

L. L. Thrasher
Samantha

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 12:01 PM   in response to: Katie in response to: Katie
 
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I bought the first digital version. When I turned it into a paperback I started at the lowest price, bought a few copies and then upped the price to where it should be. It takes a day to change the price once, so two days to do it. One benefit of being lower on the chart is that no one should notice the price change. I did it before telling anyone it was available. If you want the paperback version you wont get it for free, no matter where. There is a cost to print it. As someone said it does help your ranking to purchase your book.
joe castagno

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 26, 2017 6:46 PM   in response to: Katie in response to: Katie
 
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Katie wrote:
Hello all,
This may sound like a stupid question, but how does the author get a copy of their own self published book from amazon without paying for it?

The copy you have to review before publishing is downloadable and can be viewed... if you use CreateSpace for the paperback you can buy discounted - basically at cost copies.. no royalties or credit for those..
phan a

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 28, 2017 9:26 AM   in response to: Katie in response to: Katie
 
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I think most authors buy a copy as soon as their book goes liv
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Copies of your own book?
Posted: Aug 28, 2017 11:06 AM   in response to: phan a in response to: phan a
 
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phan a wrote:
I think most authors buy a copy as soon as their book goes liv

And one other reason that this is a Real Good Idea is that it gives you a copy of EXACTLY what the customer is getting. In some rare instances, this may be different from what one sees in any of the previewers/emulators.
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