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mag012

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UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 9:54 AM
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My US Sales have been moving. Okay, they're not moving "briskly" but they are moving. On the other hand, my UK numbers have been frozen for days and days. They moved normally - slow normal, at least - for the first part of the month but they've been stone, cold DEAD for the past few days.

How are everyone's UK numbers doing? Are sales showing?
joshlanyon

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Re: UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 10:05 AM   in response to: mag012 in response to: mag012
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Yes. Sales are sloowwww but steady in the UK.
nickmackie

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Re: UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 10:32 AM   in response to: mag012 in response to: mag012
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Hi, I'm having the opposite...my UK sales good, but no sales in US.

Is my US price of $2.99 for a 70k novel too much?
In the UK its £1.53 and thats pretty good value.

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mag012

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Re: UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 11:15 AM   in response to: mag012 in response to: mag012
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$2.99 for a 70k novel sounds right to me.

As to my issue, I checked the UK author site - I try to avoid checking any of the author sites too often - and found a couple of bad reviews - 1 star- b/c of "Americanisms" in some of my Regencies.

I think that when an author writes he/she is building their world and their story. I realize that my Regency England, or my Western America may not fit a reader's idea of the period. However, if the reviewers were jolted by my "Americanisms" it means that my stories didn't draw them in enough for them to suspend their disbelief. So, in the long run, it's still at my door as the author.

Being an author is a lot like being a parent -- no matter what I do or don't do, I'm bound to screw up something!

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gav_40

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Re: UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 11:21 AM   in response to: nickmackie in response to: nickmackie
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I'm the same - UK sales are going well, nothing at all in the US this month.
gwythyr

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Re: UK Sales
Posted: Apr 22, 2012 11:59 AM   in response to: mag012 in response to: mag012
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US sales for me have been very few and far. Things came to a halt on the 14th April and nothing since. Worst month ever, despite adding 4 new titles.

UK sales are going reasonably well though.
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