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colin

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Has ANYONE gotten any amount of page reads in the last few days?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:26 PM
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I'm just not sure if its me (and my brother; he also has a KDP account and some published books) or the amazon system overall, because we both have had literally zero page reads in the last few days (me since the 9th, him since the 11th).

Now I'm not looking for a solution because there is no solution. All I'm asking is simply if any of you guys have had page reads in the last few days?
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 12:35 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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colin wrote:
All I'm asking is simply if any of you guys have had page reads in the last few days?

Short answer - yes.
writerbn

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Re: Has ANYONE gotten any amount of page reads in the last few days?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 1:34 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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Yes, I've had the usual baseline plus random spikes. However, most of my books are not in Select, so I may not be typical. Also, most of my readers are in India.
Julie Gerszewsk...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 4:13 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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No page reads for over a week. This is not typical.

Others are reporting the same.

If I was one to believe in conspiracy theories I'd wonder if the Zon had some secret blacklist.

It's not the book quality or topic that seems to be the cause of the lost page reads as mainstream books with popular appeal aren't getting page reads while those who write niche markets (such as gay erotica) are reporting page reads. Authors who were selling well report no page reads and no sales.

My AMS clicks have dropped to almost nothing despite high bids (30 cents a click and higher) too so I'm not wasting any more money on marketing until they get this straightened out.
Donna St Felix

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 4:17 PM   in response to: Julie Gerszewsk... in response to: Julie Gerszewsk...
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Julie Gerszewski-Cameron wrote:
No page reads for over a week. This is not typical.

Others are reporting the same.

If I was one to believe in conspiracy theories I'd wonder if the Zon had some secret blacklist.

It's not the book quality or topic that seems to be the cause of the lost page reads as mainstream books with popular appeal aren't getting page reads while those who write niche markets (such as gay erotica) are reporting page reads. Authors who were selling well report no page reads and no sales.

My AMS clicks have dropped to almost nothing despite high bids (30 cents a click and higher) too so I'm not wasting any more money on marketing until they get this straightened out.


I now have only two books in the program for page reads. When most were in up to a few days ago, there was no page reads for about three weeks.
angelakulig

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Re: Has ANYONE gotten any amount of page reads in the last few days?
Posted: Jan 14, 2018 5:40 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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Yes, I have had page views in the last few days.

I have a pretty big sample size as I've been doing this for six years and I have to say mid-January after the everyone has gift cards and a new Kindle rush through February is always the worst time of year for me.
Salamander Mall...

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Posted: Jan 14, 2018 7:11 PM   in response to: Julie Gerszewsk... in response to: Julie Gerszewsk...
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Julie Gerszewski-Cameron wrote:
No page reads for over a week. This is not typical.

Others are reporting the same.

If I was one to believe in conspiracy theories I'd wonder if the Zon had some secret blacklist.

It's not the book quality or topic that seems to be the cause of the lost page reads as mainstream books with popular appeal aren't getting page reads while those who write niche markets (such as gay erotica) are reporting page reads. Authors who were selling well report no page reads and no sales.

My AMS clicks have dropped to almost nothing despite high bids (30 cents a click and higher) too so I'm not wasting any more money on marketing until they get this straightened out.


I haven't seen any drops in page reads over the past several months. January is much higher than were November and December, but I attribute that (perhaps) to people finding Kindles under the Christmas tree and joining KU. As hard as it may be to consider, there's always the chance that no sales means no sales, that no page reads means that subscribers have finished the book and that no new borrowers have stepped up. Authors with short works or few books are often disappointed by KU, which is geared to volume -- large backlists, full novels and series.
Wladimir Dias

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Re: Has ANYONE gotten any amount of page reads in the last few days?
Posted: Jan 15, 2018 2:15 AM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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Last month. All the 155.000 KENP reads are gone
L M Gabriel

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Posted: Jan 16, 2018 2:18 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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Frankly, no. Nor have I ever received the huge numbers some people allege. I think internet traffic is very low and I also suspect server issues as there is a pattern emerging.
L M Gabriel

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 7:37 AM   in response to: L M Gabriel in response to: L M Gabriel
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Testing! I downloaded a story and read it. Finished at 3-30. Let's see if those pages show up and how long they take to do so.
L M Gabriel

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 2:12 PM   in response to: L M Gabriel in response to: L M Gabriel
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I can confirm it is working, just not many people reading it seems.
Jean Jones

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 2:15 PM   in response to: Wladimir Dias in response to: Wladimir Dias
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Amazon is some bs. My pages read disappeared altogether and my kenp dropped from 714000 to 34000 and they only invoiced me for $202 with no explanation.
Mrs Julia Evans

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Posted: Jan 18, 2018 3:45 PM   in response to: Jean Jones in response to: Jean Jones
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Jean Jones wrote:
Amazon is some bs. My pages read disappeared altogether and my kenp dropped from 714000 to 34000 and they only invoiced me for $202 with no explanation.

Hi Jean,

I did ask this on another thread, but perhaps you missed it. How many books do you have published? Your membership date is very recent, but that's not always an accurate indicator.

I'm interested in finding out whether this was your first month in Select or whether you are an old hand at this.

J
robert d dorazi

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Posted: Jan 19, 2018 4:33 AM   in response to: Jean Jones in response to: Jean Jones
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Hi Jean

How did you manage to get more than 700k pages read in a month?

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Rhonda

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Re: Has ANYONE gotten any amount of page reads in the last few days?
Posted: Jan 20, 2018 2:40 PM   in response to: colin in response to: colin
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no, and I have a friend who has read pages of mine. It's not showing on my report. Mine are not showing any activity since the 27th of December. And although I am new to this as of November, I've been getting reads and they have been steadily climbing until now. All of a sudden mine have just stopped.

Edited by: Rhonda on Jan 20, 2018 2:43 PM
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