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Donna St Felix

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November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:32 PM
 
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OK - I am the worst seller for Kindle. I'm zero across the board on all, including the pages read.
Is anyone ready to brag on Nov sales for the first day of the month?
Pamela Murdaugh...

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:37 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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I got squat. My last sale was last night before the change.....It's a tie!
Donna St Felix

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:38 PM   in response to: Pamela Murdaugh... in response to: Pamela Murdaugh...
 
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Pamela Murdaugh Smith wrote:
I got squat. My last sale was last night before the change.....It's a tie!

Lowest sales for the month wins.
I wonder how we will split the winnings!
Grace Carpenter

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Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:39 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Someone read 3 pages of one of my books today. Other than that, nothing.
Shaun K. Gold

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Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:46 PM   in response to: Grace Carpenter in response to: Grace Carpenter
 
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263 KU pages read and one sale, not the worst start but it could be better.
Donna St Felix

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 3:54 PM   in response to: Pamela Murdaugh... in response to: Pamela Murdaugh...
 
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Pamela Murdaugh Smith wrote:
We could download somebody's free ebook and take turns reading it!

That should make someone happy!
Jonathan B

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Posted: Nov 1, 2015 4:26 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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October was a little down for me, but I've had nothing new out for a while. But I had a new book on Nov 1 come out, and while the pre-orders hit on Oct 31, Nov 1 is doing very well.

While there is a degree of ebb and flow, I think, with regards to the time of year, I also think what you put out there and how Amazon markets it (New Book List and such) has a much bigger impact. The same books that were churning and burning for me two years ago barely make a blip on the screen now.
Donald Desaulni...

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 4:49 PM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Since during the first few days of most months I got sick of seeing the same message on all of the Amazon countries in my reports page advising that there had been no activity, I solved that depressing problem by giving away a couple of my novels on the 1st of each month.
Strangely, November 1st this year has been very kind to me. I've reached over 1,000 pages read for the very first time since Amazon began the pages read system. In October I went for a solid 10 consecutive days of zero pages read.
All of my novels are in the Kindle Unlimited program. I have noticed that actual sales have plummeted since that new pages read system was presented. Last month I had only 3 sales (1 of which was my own purchase to ensure that my latest book was properly configured).
Best of luck for the rest of the month.

Donald Desaulniers
(Canada)
Donna St Felix

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 1, 2015 6:26 PM   in response to: Grace Carpenter in response to: Grace Carpenter
 
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Grace Carpenter wrote:
Someone read 3 pages of one of my books today. Other than that, nothing.

I just hit 14 pages read for Nov 1.
Looks like you are 'high' for the Free read.
Notjohn

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 2, 2015 2:53 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Donna, I do look at my reports on the first and second, but usually it's several days into the month before it's worth taking a screenshot.

In the good old days, before Select came to live with us, I always had sales when I logged on to the KDP on the first of the month, meaning I'd sold books between midnight and two a.m. Seattle time (I live on the right coast, and I get up early). That never happens now. It's the end of the day before I see anything. (I go to bed early, too.)

Actually, November is shaping up fairly well. But the same was true of September and October, sigh, and they didn't amount to a whole lot in the end.

Good luck! -- NJ

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JP Reedman

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 2, 2015 3:09 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Three sales, no pages read...not really that surprised as my stuff is getting a bit 'old' now (new book out mid-November, hurrah!) However, my rankings are all over the darn place in the last 3-4 days. A book with multiple sales plummetted, another one with only ONE sale soared.
Maria Moya

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 2, 2015 6:18 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Sorry to hear that you're not selling. Try a promotion!

For me it's more or less normal, 50 sales and about 40 000 KENP so far in November. My genre is historic romance (series.)
Kelley Sasser

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Posted: Nov 2, 2015 6:43 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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One of my two books got 5 page reads. The other, zip. Yargh. Yet the 1st book in the series shows green after dismal red for the last several days, so maybe someone on KU downloaded it but hasn't started reading yet? Still not sure what actions give you "Green". Hard to keep watching the titles fall in the ranks despite my best promotion efforts.
Grace Carpenter

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 2, 2015 6:45 AM   in response to: Kelley Sasser in response to: Kelley Sasser
 
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The green line means a free download that is not a borrow.
Suzanna

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Re: November Sales (or lack of it)
Posted: Nov 2, 2015 8:25 AM   in response to: Donna St Felix in response to: Donna St Felix
 
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Yesterday, I had a little over 100 KENP sales and today is much better so far. No book sales yet. I think it's a decent start to the month and certainly better than how October started.
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