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Don Henwood

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Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 4, 2017 11:55 AM
 
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Any thoughts on bargainbooksy.com, good, bad, or otherwise. I need to boost sales to keep it in front of readers. Duh !
writerbn

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 4, 2017 1:50 PM   in response to: Don Henwood in response to: Don Henwood
 
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Don Henwood wrote:
Any thoughts on bargainbooksy.com, good, bad, or otherwise. I need to boost sales to keep it in front of readers. Duh !
I used them once (some time ago) and didn't find them effective, at least for literary fiction. You'll get much better results with ENT, although Bookbub is still king of the hill.
Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 4, 2017 4:40 PM   in response to: Don Henwood in response to: Don Henwood
 
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In my experience, that site is ineffective. I used them once, and did not get results. Nowadays, yahoo, at least, marks all their posts as spam. They appear to be yet another poster child for a site that mismanaged its mailing list.
Don Henwood

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 8:55 AM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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Thanks for your response. On a very limited budget, it's hard to know were to promote. I am doing sponsored ads and have some sales from that. However, getting it on the first few pages is very costly and odds are that it will cost more than it will make back. FROWN.
Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 9:23 AM   in response to: Don Henwood in response to: Don Henwood
 
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Welcome to the real world. There are literally more writers than readers on the Zon. And the number of writers is increasing. If you hoped to make money here, disabuse yourself right now. The overwhelming majority of indies lose money. Those foolish enough to spend a lot, lose a lot. Those smart enough to spend little, lose little. This is a hobby. The odds of it becoming a career are up there with the odds of your wining the lottery.

As for promo sites, Alexa is your bestest best friend. After that comes experience. There is no substitute for that.
writerbn

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 11:17 AM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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Moshe Ben-Or wrote:
As for promo sites, Alexa is your bestest best friend.
Searching on kboards can also be quite useful; better than Alexa ranking, in some cases.
Don Henwood

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 2:43 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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Sorry, don't know the lingo. What does kboards mean?
Moshe Ben-Or

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 3:19 PM   in response to: Don Henwood in response to: Don Henwood
 
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kboards.com is a popular indie author hangout.
Don Henwood

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 6, 2017 3:27 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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Thank you, I'll check it out. There is much to learn.
Amy Brotherman

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 11:37 AM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
 
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I am new to the community! What is Alexa?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 12:22 PM   in response to: Amy Brotherman in response to: Amy Brotherman
 
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Amy Brotherman wrote:
I am new to the community! What is Alexa?

Go to the retail end of Amazon and type it into the search box.
Donna St Felix

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Re: Wanting to promote book
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 12:23 PM   in response to: Don Henwood in response to: Don Henwood
 
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Don Henwood wrote:
Sorry, don't know the lingo. What does kboards mean?

It is a discussion group for and of authors.
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