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phud666

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 11, 2012 6:40 AM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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Satirical SF, and no.

As with many, I've had very postive reactions from readers: I was amazed to get a review from the wild, as it were, praising my book very highly, but sales remain slow. I agree that exposure is everything.

I have my blog (http://philosophicalasides.blogspot.com/) and a facebook page, and I exhort all my friends and acquaintances to leave reviews (so far, one review). I've applied to appropriate indie review sites for reviews (one should be forthcoming in the next month or two). I'm also on a few message boards where I (subtly!) direct members to my novel as appropriate, without spamming, ie through sig links or in "sell me" sections of the forum.

It's bloody hard, though. I did a two-day free promotion through the Kindle Prime thing, during which I saw a couple of hundred downloads, but did any of those buggers leave a review? Did they, heck.

I dunno what the answer is - patience, probably. To the Devil with patience!!

Here's the page: http://www.amazon.com/Panoptica-ebook/dp/B006F37Y5K/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322845405&sr=1-3
anna45banana

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 11, 2012 8:31 AM   in response to: phud666 in response to: phud666
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Hi phud666,

Thanks for providing your link. I checked it out and I love the concept of your book. The description is succint and intriguing.

If I could make a couple suggestions though....

How about changing up your cover? I see how it relates to your topic but there's something about it that seems um, self-publsihed, and yes, we're all self-published here.

Also, if you are going to go with the 35% royalty, why not price your book at 99 cent instead of $1.55 (I think that's what I saw).
Good luck!
nfairbro2

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 12:24 PM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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Why is politics being discussed on this thread? I've never participated in a forum before, but it seems to me going off the subject is rude. Am I wrong?

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authormark

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 12:42 PM   in response to: nfairbro2 in response to: nfairbro2
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I'm sorry but as this is somewhat off topic from the original thread I think it would be inappropriate to answer. ;)
nicho77

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 2:30 PM   in response to: authormark in response to: authormark
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Well I've only had this book up for 5 days but very little action yet. It's philosophy really, involving ideas about our possible evolution beyond Darwin, but hopefully it's readable. Just put the price up actually, despite nobody buying. I thought, this is important stuff, so there!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Awareness-World-ebook/dp/B006URYFWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325962133&sr=8-1
drunkenvoltaire

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 3:16 PM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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Mine is scifi adventure, which is a TOUGH genre to compete in.

When my first scifi novel made it to the top 50 last week I was very excited and I saw my best week in sales.

http://www.amazon.com/Entropy-ebook/dp/B006E8ZH6Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326410163&sr=8-1
gerald325

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 3:51 PM   in response to: sargeking in response to: sargeking
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The problem with making a bunch of political statements, Sargeking, is that you will not help your sales. All you can do is alienate the 50% of people who disagree with you, thereby letting them off the money hook. If 50% seems to high, it seems to match the elections of the last 20 years or so. Even if you only alienate 40% of readers, where is the profit? No matter what the political persuasion of readers their money is all green.
littlelulu13903

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 4:23 PM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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My main Genre is fantasy. Doing good on one story which will be a novella, but stuck on another one which is a sequel
ellistravelnut

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 4:30 PM   in response to: gerald325 in response to: gerald325
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Excuse my English writing here please.

I have published a non fiction book about my life in a small village inTurkey. It was first published in Dutch at a regular publishing house. Funny enough I sell non in the States and some in the UK. I think this kind of book is not very popular.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=ellis+flipse&x=17&y=16

Who can fill me in on childrens ebooks. In Holland the kids read paperbooks and no ebooks jet.
But I have a few manuscripts for 9+ and 12+ getting very dusty.

cantworkitout

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 12, 2012 8:44 PM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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I write how too's on bricklaying, in particular building wood fired pizza ovens, well most ppl call them pizza ovens but you can cook just about anything in them as we do ourselves.

I have four titles out.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005DDBV1G
mellennyum1

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 2:22 AM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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I write short humor essays and quizzes. I posted over 130 of them, most between 500-1000 words. I'm not sure if I'm doing well or not. I started in November and sold 55 units. In December I sold 125 units. This month I will sell over 200 units. With luck I'll make just about enough to pay for my half of the electricity bill. So in that regard I'm not doing well at all. On the other hand when I started I wasn't sure that even a single person would plunk down 99 cents for such a short article. So in that regard I'm a huge success!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_9?url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text&field-keywords=leonard+stegmann&sprefix=leonard+s%2Cdigital-text%2C188
sargeking

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:23 AM   in response to: nfairbro2 in response to: nfairbro2
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Off topic? It's called networking. Ever hear of it? When a poster asks me a question, I respond. To me it would be "rude" to ignore them. Furthermore, you're not the moderator. Not even close. Here's what to do. If you see a post you don't want to consider, ignore it. That's as far as I can take you by your little hand. Welcome to the NET.
divorcedoctor

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:36 AM   in response to: authormark in response to: authormark
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I'm sorry but as this is somewhat off topic from the
original thread I think it would be inappropriate to
answer. ;)

an additional question is re if it is off topic from the actual FORUM terms.

THIS is a forum re Kindle but 80% of posts are nothing to do with Kindle

kindleonestop
gavin4641

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:55 AM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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Probably thriller is the closest genre.

Would be good to get some sales and feedback!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=node%3D341689031&field-keywords=tomos+james
mrssalusbury

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Re: What is your genre and are you doing well?
Posted: Jan 13, 2012 4:56 AM   in response to: gschwend4 in response to: gschwend4
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Genre: Supernatural Horror.
True story but written as a novel.

Doing far better than expected - particularly pleased with the current surge in UK kindle sales since Xmas.

http://www.amazon.com/Book-Trinity-Poltergeist-possession-ebook/dp/B004UB5KDW

http://www.book-of-trinity.com

AJ
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