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okydok

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What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 4:55 PM
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I can't believe my sales and page reads are off 90% in the last three months. What in hell has Amazon done now. It seems every time things start going my way Amazon finds a way to reverse it. My promotion practices haven't changed. I've added other books. I just can't believe.... Oh, well, just life, Right.....Don't expect a response to yours. But I will say many of my books are bestsellers and all rated between 4 and 4.7 stars. We're being screwed people.
Donna St Felix

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Re: What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 23, 2017 4:58 PM   in response to: okydok in response to: okydok
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okydok wrote:
I can't believe my sales and page reads are off 90% in the last three months. What in hell has Amazon done now. It seems every time things start going my way Amazon finds a way to reverse it. My promotion practices haven't changed. I've added other books. I just can't believe.... Oh, well, just life, Right.....Don't expect a response to yours. But I will say many of my books are bestsellers and all rated between 4 and 4.7 stars. We're being screwed people.

Things sure have not been right for many - maybe for most.
Salamander Mall...

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Re: What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 6:43 AM   in response to: okydok in response to: okydok
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okydok wrote:
I can't believe my sales and page reads are off 90% in the last three months. What in hell has Amazon done now. It seems every time things start going my way Amazon finds a way to reverse it. My promotion practices haven't changed. I've added other books. I just can't believe.... Oh, well, just life, Right.....Don't expect a response to yours. But I will say many of my books are bestsellers and all rated between 4 and 4.7 stars. We're being screwed people.

When doing the same old thing doesn't work anymore, businesses have to find new ways to succeed. Writing isn't any different. Complaining about the way things used to be and blaming others probably isn't going to make things better. Bestsellers? Not if your sales have plummeted as you say...wallowing in the past probably won't help you either. Maybe you need to get out of Select and sell wide. It's worked for others. Since you don't seem to like or trust Amazon, why not give it a try?
Emily Veinglory

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Re: What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 7:53 PM   in response to: okydok in response to: okydok
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Because beating the cow always makes it produce more milk?

Yes, for mid- and below indies sales seem to be down. But it is ultimately our job to make sales in whatever the e-tailing climate is. Amazon serves its shareholders, not us.
Salamander Mall...

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Re: What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 26, 2017 9:31 PM   in response to: okydok in response to: okydok
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okydok wrote:
When most suffer the loss of sales, most likely Amazon is at fault. Don't believe that, then stick it up your nose. Kiss ASS.

Since you're going on about your own situation and not mine, which is actually pretty good this month, I don't really have to believe or disbelieve anything. If you think doing the same old-same old is working for you, go for it. The suggestions to bolster your plunging sales by pursuing different strategies or to sell on other platforms than Amazon were just suggestions. You can always ignore them. And you can always disagree without being disagreeable, or even being disagreeably nasty. You know, a forum is for discussion and the exchange of ideas, not the sound of one voice ranting. Have a wonderful day. 🌞
Notjohn

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Re: What in hell is happening with sales and KU's?
Posted: Oct 27, 2017 3:01 AM   in response to: okydok in response to: okydok
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Give us the ASIN and we'll have a look.

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