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Gerry Gaston

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Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 11:35 AM
 
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How can I take action to promote my title to appear in the "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought" listing for other books?

I know I can run a free promotion to temporarily increase "sales" to generate connections.
But is there anything I can do to control WHICH titles mine is connected to?
Notjohn

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 12:09 PM   in response to: Gerry Gaston in response to: Gerry Gaston
 
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Only by selling more copies, I'm afraid.

(I'm not sure that freebies count.)

The book: Notjohn's Guide to Kindle Publishing: Ten Steps to Selling Your E-book on Amazon (Or Anywhere Else)

The blog: Notjohn's KDP Guide
bibliophile67

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 12:11 PM   in response to: Gerry Gaston in response to: Gerry Gaston
 
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I will just say that I have recently found that if I purchase my own title, and then I purchase another title related to my book (and I did this out of genuine interest)--to my surprise, the title of the other book appeared in my "also bought" list! It was easy to tell cuz my Also Bought list is still very small. So, yes. You could try this.
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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 12:15 PM   in response to: Gerry Gaston in response to: Gerry Gaston
 
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My response went to moderation... :(
Brie McGill

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 1:02 PM   in response to: bibliophile67 in response to: bibliophile67
 
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I had heinous also-boughts COMPLETELY unrelated to my book before I ran my promo.

After the promo, the also-boughts are much, much, muchmuchmuchmuchmuchmuch better. However, I am unsure if this is from like-downloads, or the boost in sales that occurred immediately after the promo.

Before my promotion, my also-boughts were books geared for making great birthday cards and coping strategies for widows. My book is like a high-intensity, 80's action flick, in pure nose-breaking, gun-slinging, manly wrestling glory.

Ultimately, increasing my visibility corrected that.
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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 3:49 PM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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If you give away a BUNCH of free promos it will temporaryily boost the coustomers who bought... also bought... listings

It lasts about a month.

Net result Probably zippo

JT

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Jul 12, 2013 5:29 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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If you give away a BUNCH of free promos it will temporaryily boost the coustomers who bought... also bought... listings

BUT those listings may be useless because the people who take most of the freebies grab anything. I remember one scifi author complaining after a hugely 'successful' giveaway, his book was mostly showing up on pages that featured free cookbooks. I have nothing against cookbooks, but that's not exactly a scifi author's target audience. As I said, the book takers will grab anything free. And most never buy a book.
:-)
Gerry Gaston

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Oct 20, 2013 4:32 PM   in response to: Gerry Gaston in response to: Gerry Gaston
 
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Answer = NOTHING!
James Malgorn

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Re: Can I Influence the Listing of My Title in "Customers Who Bought" Lists?
Posted: Oct 20, 2013 8:33 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Oh wow, I didn't know that actually worked!
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