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Raunak Agarwal

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 1:16 AM
 
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Heya people,

1. I have been running a product display advert with the CPC set within the suggested bid. However, I don't seem to get any impressions. Can anyone please advice on the right CPC bid? Also, which one is more advantageous? 'Sponsored products' or 'Product display ads'?

2. How do we get royalties on kdp unlimited reads? is it more or is it less than if a customer were to buy my ebook separately?

3. I have been getting a few sales on my book, averaging about one sale every 1-2 days. However, a major chunk of it is on the Indian domain and hence all the reviews I have been receiving are over there. Since, reviews help tremendously to create a market for a new author, is there a way I could leverage those reviews for marketing my book on the US/UK domains?

Thanks for your help in advance,
Raunak
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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 1:24 AM   in response to: Raunak Agarwal in response to: Raunak Agarwal
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Raunak Agarwal wrote:
1. I have been running a product display advert with the CPC set within the suggested bid. However, I don't seem to get any impressions. Can anyone please advice on the right CPC bid? Also, which one is more advantageous? 'Sponsored products' or 'Product display ads'?

I do sponsored only as the other gained nothing.

2. How do we get royalties on kdp unlimited reads? is it more or is it less than if a customer were to buy my ebook separately?

Pages read are paid per page read. Figure you will make half of a US penny if any are read in the Select Program.

3. I have been getting a few sales on my book, averaging about one sale every 1-2 days. However, a major chunk of it is on the Indian domain and hence all the reviews I have been receiving are over there. Since, reviews help tremendously to create a market for a new author, is there a way I could leverage those reviews for marketing my book on the US/UK domains?

No - but others will reply.
C. Gold

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 3:26 AM   in response to: Raunak Agarwal in response to: Raunak Agarwal
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Product display ads - bids cost more and appear on ereaders at the end of a book when they pop up. They tend to get more clicks per impression (like 1 in 100).

--specific products -- this subset lets you put in all sorts of related items up to like 700 and can eat your budget real fast. There is also a delay if you go NO STOP because they've already been served to peoples' devices. Handle with care.

Sponsored product ads - cost less per click and appear on a book's buy page in the store. They are more like 1 click per 1000 impressions.

If you are getting zero impressions, you need to up the bid. Do this in small increments and over a few days since it takes a bit for the ad to respond.
Your correct bid depends on how many other ads are bidding higher than you for that particular keyword.

To estimate how much profit you make for KU reads:
  • go to your KDP site,
  • click Bookshelf
  • click the Promote and Advertise button for your book.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the promotion page to find Kindle Edition Normalized Page Count (KENPC) v3.0: XXX

XXX * 0.0044 = your estimated royalties given the October KENP number.

From my limited understanding, reviews automatically display from the US site to non-US sites. Unfortunately, they don't flow in the reverse. You would have to ask permission of a reviewer to quote their review in the editorial section of your book in KDP. for US.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 5:49 AM   in response to: Raunak Agarwal in response to: Raunak Agarwal
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Hey Raunak,

How are you?

I just wanted to add something to what you've been told already, and that's about pages read. The value on the US site is roughly 0.44 of a cent (US) per page, but it's slightly less in the UK and AUS, and on the IN site, it's closer to 0.1 cent (US) per page.

That might make a big difference depending on where your readers are from and how many pages they're reading.

Best wishes. J
Raunak Agarwal

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 7:13 AM   in response to: Mrs Julia Evans in response to: Mrs Julia Evans
 
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Hello there.

I am fine, I took all the advice that I received and am trying to become a much better writer. I actually received my first review on the US domain which I noticed only today and that brought a smile on my face.

I guess I am better off promoting my book as a stand alone buy as the royalties on the Kdp unlimited seem very less. Ps: Amazon India is offering 30 day free trial on KDP unlimited.
writerbn

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Posted: Oct 30, 2017 7:25 AM   in response to: Raunak Agarwal in response to: Raunak Agarwal
 
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Raunak Agarwal wrote:
Ps: Amazon India is offering 30 day free trial on KDP unlimited.
Ah, that would explain my October spike in Kay Yu reads from India. I think they did this last October as well. If I remember right, most of those freebie subs in India never turned into actual sub*scribers.
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