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Permlink Replies: 3 - Pages: 1 - Last Post: Apr 12, 2012 9:40 AM Last Post By: dthstoryteller
gjmokcb

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Reports enhancement
Posted: Apr 10, 2012 3:19 PM
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If I knew the location of the people who are buying my books, I could market to them much more effectively. Just a thought.
phildukephd

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Re: Reports enhancement
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 5:17 AM   in response to: gjmokcb in response to: gjmokcb
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Amazon.com knows this, and they don't care. By concealing buyer identity the buyer remains a customer of theirs, not yours. And they eliminate the possibility of your harassing the customer. Concealing customer identity is standard business practice.
Possibly you will see something you like on the attached list. Feedback information is asked for. Thank you.
mikeoverly

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Re: Reports enhancement
Posted: Apr 11, 2012 7:09 AM   in response to: phildukephd in response to: phildukephd
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Location is general, is useful, and nowhere near specific enough to result in authors going solo or harassing readers.

The report enhancement I would [b]MOST[/b] like to see is a running total of "Look Inside" requests to compare against sales. This number, along with traffic origin, would allow the only marketer of most Kindle books ... the author ... to market one-gazillion-percent more effectively.

Why this info is missing remains a mystery to me.
dthstoryteller

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Re: Reports enhancement
Posted: Apr 12, 2012 9:40 AM   in response to: gjmokcb in response to: gjmokcb
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You can get a rough location by looking at Author Central. That said, there's a whole list of things Amazon could do to help us help them sell books. For example, visitor stats (detailed) on our author page and book pages would help us fine-tune our advertising and promotions. I often wonder why they don't do such basic things.
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