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Florian

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Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:05 AM
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My Paperback sales dropped from 50-80 per day to nearly 0 along christmas. I thoughed this is because the books are not printed and shipped during the holidays. Meanwhile my ABSR got better and better ( although I have previously sold 50+ a day ).

So i expected the sales to come in yesterday and today. But nothing is coming in :-D
5 Sales so far, along two days with enormously good absr...

Anyone else here who is waiting for a massive amount of sales?
Donna St Felix

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:09 AM   in response to: Florian in response to: Florian
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Florian wrote:
My Paperback sales dropped from 50-80 per day to nearly 0 along christmas. I thoughed this is because the books are not printed and shipped during the holidays. Meanwhile my ABSR got better and better ( although I have previously sold 50+ a day ).

So i expected the sales to come in yesterday and today. But nothing is coming in :-D
5 Sales so far, along two days with enormously good absr...

Anyone else here who is waiting for a massive amount of sales?


Everyone is waiting on a 'massive amount of sales'. However, one never knows what the public is going to do (or purchase).
Salamander Mall...

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:44 PM   in response to: Florian in response to: Florian
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You should be happy your print sales were so high (unbelievably high, some might say) for a period. Eventually all good things end. Traditionally, print sales peak before Christmas, then plummet.
Notjohn

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Dec 28, 2017 12:48 PM   in response to: Florian in response to: Florian
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There have been no paperback sales for several days, beginning before Christmas. What does your Amazon store page say? Mine all say delays of 1-6 days.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook. Each does one thing well and the other thing poorly.)

Good luck! -- NJ

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Jeff Webber

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Jan 1, 2018 10:36 AM   in response to: Florian in response to: Florian
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I've got numerous kids books published and I was regularly selling over 1000 a day in the weeks leading up to christmas (i know, i couldn't believe it either!) But my sales decreased rapidly the week before xmas and i've been hovering between 50 and 100 ever since. I haven't really seen much of the post-christmas sales spending though I expect sales will pick up again in early January. In my case I think it's just the fact people have spent enough money on their kids for the time being.
paul trueman

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Jan 4, 2018 5:12 AM   in response to: Jeff Webber in response to: Jeff Webber
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1,000 a day? dream on. Nobody sells a 1,000 copies a day. If so prove it give us the title.
Jeff Webber

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Re: Paperback Sales dropped
Posted: Jan 6, 2018 8:27 PM   in response to: paul trueman in response to: paul trueman
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What a silly statement. Of course people can sell 1000 a day - as i have https://ibb.co/k37cMb Like i said, i've got numerous books that each do reasonably well - add them up over a busy Christmas period and you get 1000 a day, sometimes even more. I made over £30,000 in the 7-8 week run up to Christmas.

Edited by: Jeff Webber on Jan 6, 2018 8:29 PM
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