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jessmountifield

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 3:42 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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Last year March was the slowest month for me as well so I was expecting this month to be slower but the next few months picked up again for me, thought I did do a bit more promotion. sometimes It's hard to tell what's good sales due to promotion and what's good sales due to the time of the year.
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 4:54 AM   in response to: jessmountifield in response to: jessmountifield
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I feel slightly relieved now! I wasn't published last March so I've nothing to compare it to, I just know that it's depressing!
saxon21

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:02 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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So its a slow month. I publish a new book last thrusday and sent the genres I wanted to Amazon. The were finally placed yesterday afternoon around 2 pm. FINALLY! Over the next six hours the book went to second place on the bestseller list and is selling like crazy. I wake up this moring and it has disappeared from amazon. You click on the cover and it says it is not a valid webaddress on amazon and kicks me back to amazon's home page. An hour later, even the cover disappears. You search for the books name and nothing appears.

I've already lost five days on the not new release list gettin it placed in a genre. Now i'm losing more time. I've asked them to change the pub date so I won't lose any days and guess what, "WE DON'T DO THAT!"

The noids are yelling that Amazon doesn't like nine of the top twenty five books being by one author and is sabataging my efforts. I just wish they could respond in a timely fashion. My new book sold more than a hundred in the brief time it was up. I'm losing sales but so is amazon.

Butr what can you do? They just don't move very fast.
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:11 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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I think when the noids got banned from the forum in Feb they went freelancing for Amazon, who like them so much they've kept them on...
saxon21

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:16 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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I should have never allowed them to go to that computer class. I thought it would get them out of my hair but darn it, now they're really dangerous. One of them types at 600 words per second. It smokes a keyboard.
tracihilton

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:49 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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Yikes! That's awful!

Traci
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 7:59 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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Can I borrow one? Do they take dictations???
saxon21

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 8:14 AM   in response to: diamondlifestyle in response to: diamondlifestyle
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Unless you can speak at 600 words a second they get bored and start putting their own words in. Trust me on this one...you don't want that.

Yes she does.
Hee, hee, that's the ticket.
hsstours

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 8:21 AM   in response to: saxon21 in response to: saxon21
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Good luck getting that sorted out, Saxon. What a headache! (And may we newbies live so long as to match your output and sales!)

HS
brassones

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 11:06 AM   in response to: tracihilton in response to: tracihilton
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I've noticed a bump in sales this last couple of days since Apple released their latest innovation. Not so much on Amazon, but more so on the Apple store. People must be playing with their new toys again. Works for me, Will
martitalbott

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 11:22 AM   in response to: brassones in response to: brassones
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So that explains the increase for me too. Thanks, I hadn't thought of that.
jeanetteraleigh

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 12:15 PM   in response to: brassones in response to: brassones
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This week has been pretty good for me as well. I thought it was spring fever catching up with everyone. (And on a big plus! I was scanning my books and thought, "Oh, someone returned one, but no, it was a borrow..."

(Good for me is a lot less than a lot of folks though...It just means I'm averaging 2 sales a day across all of my books/short stories which includes all of my sales venues...which is great for me..)
diamondlifestyle

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 1:23 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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I'm feeling happier, B&N and iTunes just updated SW...I'm rich, rich I tell you! Nah, not quite, but selling considerably more on iTunes than Amazon this month. B&N's showing an upswing too, small, but an increase nontheless. Apparently Apple have done something new with the ipad?? Lots of people reporting better sales over there.
brassones

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 1:37 PM   in response to: jeanetteraleigh in response to: jeanetteraleigh
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Jeannette, you're much too modest.
jeanetteraleigh

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Posted: Mar 21, 2012 5:12 PM   in response to: brassones in response to: brassones
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Thanks:) I want to do this for a living, so where I'm at right now is WAY below where I plan to be. I compare everything to that magic number. (Which at .35 a book is 292 books a day or at 2.00, 50 books a day. )
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