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Patrick A. Smith

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Re: How many books do you sell per day, and how do you do it?
Posted: Sep 20, 2017 7:20 PM   in response to: Ben Chapin in response to: Ben Chapin
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Ben Chapin wrote:
I know I might risk getting flamed but I don't care... I try to have 1 free book (1 day only and obviously that means they are in KDP) 1-3 times a week and it helps keep sales up. I have 20 books (various pen names), seems to of helped. When I wasn't doing this, I was averaging around 5-10 sales a day with some days almost 0 and some days around 20. Now I'm always around 20 sales a day and spikes up into the 30's and 40's. It's by far not a traditional method, but it works for me.


~ Benjamin Chapin



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Do you announce your free book online somewhere first? Giving a book away is not anything i do, but i dont usually have 20+ sales a day!

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claudia

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Posted: Oct 29, 2017 2:43 PM   in response to: K A Harper in response to: K A Harper
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How did you sell so many?
smarty

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Posted: Oct 31, 2017 11:13 AM   in response to: dylan in response to: dylan
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I sold between 5 and 3 ebooks per day ... with free promotion until midnight October 31.https://www.amazon.fr/jasmin-écarlate-Daoud-mansour-ebook/dp/B076H9RZJ1
Nicholas Maze

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Posted: Nov 25, 2017 6:10 PM   in response to: dylan in response to: dylan
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I have 8 books on Amazon and I’m nowhere near selling 1 per day. Is there a reason why? I’ve used the free book promotion numerous times, invested in social media marketing. I’ve even done radio interviews. 5 of my books are part of a series, and 2 of them have a 5-star rating.
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Posted: Nov 25, 2017 6:42 PM   in response to: Nicholas Maze in response to: Nicholas Maze
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I took a cursory look at your backlist. Financial advice from someone not a financial guru, a religious treatise from someone who's not a pastor, and a five-book women's literary fiction series not written by Nicholas Sparks -- all are traditionally steep paths for indie writers to climb. With specialized nonfiction, you need chops readers can believe in; with unpopular genres (compared to science fiction, romance and mystery) you need that indefinable edge over other writers to gain a very limited readership. Good luck.
Clare Stanley M...

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Posted: Nov 26, 2017 10:35 PM   in response to: Nicholas Maze in response to: Nicholas Maze
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I am relatively new to all this myself, and as a newbie, I know we focus so much on sales that it starts to become obsessive. I am happy writing something that people like, and I am amazed if it is read. I do not profess to be the most proficient writer and would be interested to know the secret, but I have four books out, and I know I am still learning with each one.

My free promotions always seem to do ok - just not actual sales.
Martha Phelps

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 6:47 PM   in response to: Clare Stanley M... in response to: Clare Stanley M...
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I'm a young author, debuting this November. I sell about five books a day. I use ams, both product placement and sponsored products. The only metric I know of to see how I'm doing comparatively is how I rank in my categories. I sit around 80th, so I guess selling five books a day is good for one title?
Adam Gasiewski

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Posted: Dec 5, 2017 11:52 PM   in response to: dylan in response to: dylan
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Just published my book a month ago, and I'm averaging around 3,000-4,000 copies a day.
Martha Phelps

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 8:43 AM   in response to: Adam Gasiewski in response to: Adam Gasiewski
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Adam Gasiewski wrote:
Just published my book a month ago, and I'm averaging around 3,000-4,000 copies a day.

Envy. What's your tactic? AMS? Facebook? Google? Prayer?
Moshe Ben-Or

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 2:28 PM   in response to: Martha Phelps in response to: Martha Phelps
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Envy. What's your tactic? AMS? Facebook? Google? Prayer?

Look up his book, and you answer yourself. He is not a writer. He is a compiler, serving a very specific niche. Not one line in his book did he actually write himself.
C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 4:52 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
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How do you know this for sure? I see there are two authors on the one book, but didn't see any indication that one only compiled it. Whoever wrote it, the thing has sold a lot of copies.
Moshe Ben-Or

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 7:00 PM   in response to: C. Gold in response to: C. Gold
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Read the reviews. The one-stars, especially. Very enlightening.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 7:14 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
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C. Gold

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Posted: Dec 6, 2017 9:39 PM   in response to: Moshe Ben-Or in response to: Moshe Ben-Or
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Oh, I see. I didn't know Vines was a thing. No wonder it sold a lot.
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