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firstater ferna...

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Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 6:56 AM
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Kindle don't know to sell books.
Offer too many instead of few selected ones.And put low prices as only beggars do.
Can't sell everything and has to choose what to put on the top , not everything can't stay as an undifferentiated mass.
The important of a book can be the country of origin,the personality of the author if the book has one and what has that book of remarkable that distinguish it from many others unless is like selling undescript objects,a known story with the previsible cover.
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 7:38 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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Exactly.
bill delorey

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 11:19 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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Kindle does not sell books - Kindle distributes ebooks that authors sell. Amz is a vendor platform. It's up to the authors to sell books, not Kindle.
james

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 11:22 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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Dear author,
If the purpose of your rant is to lament a lack of sales for your book, might I suggest making sure your look inside does not match your rant. The grammar and spelling is amazingly bad. It might lead one to believe that your first language is not English, in which case you have a lot of catching up to do before anyone would ever want to buy your book. Not being mean, but simply a tip to let you know that readers are notoriously picky and many won't even download freebies anymore unless they meet their lofty standards,
Who would have thunk it? (Not sure thunk is even a word, but the long time minions of sober perfectionism that perpetually haunt these forums may have a surer wisdom to impart)
firstater ferna...

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You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 12:29 PM   in response to: james in response to: james
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You don't know how many times I have been told to go to school before speaking English with the grown up.James ,I speak hebrew,french and spanish ,my mother language and I can't be without fault .I have only one english version of my book "Spooky Spoke " and longtime I search for help to improve the text,something I can't do because I reach my limits in that matter.
By James,dont be so severe with the barbarians.
Glenn Wilmes

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 4:56 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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I looked at your book "Spooky Spoke". I couldn't get very far through the sample, as you seem not to understand the rules of punctuation, grammar, tense, etc.
Personally, I don't speak French or Spanish. Therefore, I would never attempt to convey a story in those languages, or try to sell it.
Why you thought you could do that with English is a mystery to me. It's hard enough to get sales for those of us who are fluent with English.
While it's entirely possible that you may have a compelling story to tell, the difficulties you have with English prevent you from doing that.

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bill delorey

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Re: Kindle don't know to sell books
Posted: Oct 17, 2016 7:02 PM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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Regardless of how many languages you speak, if you can't speak it or write it any better than these posts, you won't sell a book written in English. You can talk about it in any language you want, but it won't change the facts.

If you have a worthwhile story to tell, you should write it then get an native-English speaking editor to repair it. You might not like the advice you get here, but that doesn't change reality. Your written English is very poor - you need to learn it better, or hire an Editor to fix it.

This issue has nothing to do with what Kindle knows or what Kindle does ... it has to do with authors and ability to write and sell. It's not Kindle's job to sell you books- it just displays books for search engines to locate.
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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 5:58 AM   in response to: firstater ferna... in response to: firstater ferna...
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firstater fernando wrote:
You don't know how many times I have been told to go to school before speaking English with the grown up.James ,I speak hebrew,french and spanish ,my mother language and I can't be without fault .I have only one english version of my book "Spooky Spoke " and longtime I search for help to improve the text,something I can't do because I reach my limits in that matter.

The truth remains that unless you can get the book into some sort of acceptable English, you won't sell. Not to mention other issues involved.

And asking in your blurb for help (and on the Look Inside)? Not likely to happen. People don't care, Fernando, about your issues, your problems, whatever is holding you back. They just don't. The sort of people who can help won't see your book, and potential readers will be put off even more.

By James,dont be so severe with the barbarians.

Well, that's how he rolls. Often bad advice, but delivered with force and insults.

The issues I see:

The cover is not appropriate. You need something other than the pitiful results you can get from the cover creator. Something suitable to your genre.

The blurb is not appropriate. As I said, one doesn't pull a pity party and ask for help to fix a book you're expecting people to pay to read. It makes no sense, even past the pity party bit.

The writing needs work. You have no idea how to punctuate, or break up paragraphs and the English isn't structured properly. You need an editor, or a darned good translator to go from your native tongue to English.

Also, why the insult to Jews? It's seems to be there just for a nice racist twang. That alone would put me off wanting to read anything you write.

The main character is also named Fernando? Really? I hate when writers do this.

You could do better with your keywords, get you into categories more relevant to your book.
tommy london

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 9:12 AM   in response to: crazywriterlady in response to: crazywriterlady
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Posted: Oct 18, 2016 9:23 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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we be getting the drift.

Edited by: tommy london on Sep 23, 2017 9:35 AM
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Posted: Oct 18, 2016 9:26 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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We have had to learn by osmosis. Some advice was good. It takes initiative to try out Create Space.

Edited by: tommy london on Sep 23, 2017 9:25 AM
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Posted: Oct 18, 2016 9:30 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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Edited by: tommy london on Sep 23, 2017 9:23 AM
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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 10:29 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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Tommy, WE ARE NOT STAFF.

We are AUTHORS/PUBLISHERS.

KDP staff seldom respond to posts here.
Cynthia E. Hurst

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 11:26 AM   in response to: tommy london in response to: tommy london
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tommy london wrote:
Hi! As a typical North American ...

Really?
writerbn

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Re: You are my first Kindle contact
Posted: Oct 18, 2016 11:34 AM   in response to: gldrummond in response to: gldrummond
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gldrummond wrote:
Tommy, WE ARE NOT STAFF.

We are AUTHORS/PUBLISHERS.

KDP staff seldom respond to posts here.


When you see his posts, just smile and nod your head. No point in responding :)
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