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Sebastian

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Nieche dilemma
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 6:46 AM
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How do I see that the nieche that I've choosen for my book it's too saturated?
When do you guys decide that a nieche that you've choosen it's too saturated?
And 1 more: when do you decide that it's ok to stop promoting a book? :)
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Nieche dilemma
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 10:59 AM   in response to: Sebastian in response to: Sebastian
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And here I thought Friedrich & I would be having a philosophical discussion. :)

(that would have been "Nietzsche," of course)
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Nieche dilemma
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 11:07 AM   in response to: Sebastian in response to: Sebastian
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Okay, my attempt at humor aside, comments interspersed ...

Sebastian wrote:
How do I see that the nieche that I've choosen for my book it's too saturated?

Niche. (You've conflated the English pronunciation "nitch" with the French "neesh" to get to your spelling.) :)

You can do an Amazon search for items in your category and sort the result by publication date. Compare the count of items published over, say, one month vs. the count in another publication category.

When do you guys decide that a nieche that you've choosen it's too saturated?

Very hard to tell. If the majority of items in the search result are from trad publishers, that might be an indication. Or maybe contrarily so: if the trad publishers are a minority, it could be that their marketing folks have decided that the niche is saturated. See what others here say.

And 1 more: when do you decide that it's ok to stop promoting a book? :)

When you're losing on your ad expenditure without any discernible month-to-month improvement. I'd still list the work in the after-material of my other titles, in the "Also by the Author" section.

Best of luck.
writerbn

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Re: Nieche dilemma
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 11:11 AM   in response to: Sebastian in response to: Sebastian
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Sebastian wrote:
How do I see that the niche that I've choosen for my book it's too saturated?
When your book stops selling and others don't sell, either.

When do you guys decide that a niche that you've choosen it's too saturated?
Same as above.

And 1 more: when do you decide that it's ok to stop promoting a book? :)
When the book sells on its own without promotion.
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