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stealthmunchkin

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 6:39 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Diversifying is, of course, good advice anyway. I don't believe the Select programme itself is damaging sales right now (though I do think long-term it's a very, very bad idea, for all sorts of reasons), but if you rely solely on Amazon, then any change they make could have the potential to destroy your career. That's not to say Amazon want to destroy your career of course -- they don't -- but giving them the power to still seems foolish.
jamie1f

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 7:10 PM   in response to: phildukephd in response to: phildukephd
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I have never been a fan of the freebies. Did it once for one day as an experiment. One day was enough for me. IMO it doesn't "get you noticed" because those freebies usually end up in a big pile on someone's Kindle, and will probably never get read, and more than likely deleted.

I feel if someone is interested in my books and is willing to plunk down $2.99, they are probably going to read them.

I'm not a fan of the Select Program either. Enough negatives for one evening.

JF
wright4bucks

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 8:26 PM   in response to: lizardberry in response to: lizardberry
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I think the flood of free ebooks by Amazon may be hurting your sales.
captaincareless

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 8:38 PM   in response to: lizardberry in response to: lizardberry
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None of my shit sells. I can't even give my "shorts" away! But that will not keep me from my next crazy story. Know thy self. Entertain thy self. Have confidence in your judgement of good and bad. Have confidence that you can not please everyone. So, why try?
inyun

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 28, 2012 10:28 PM   in response to: captaincareless in response to: captaincareless
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You remind me of Woody Allen's quote on masturbation.

"At least you are having sex with someone you like."
captaincareless

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Apr 29, 2012 3:47 AM   in response to: lizardberry in response to: lizardberry
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Yup.
frederickpreston

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: May 7, 2012 12:03 AM   in response to: lizardberry in response to: lizardberry
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Good for you, my sales never started.
frederickpreston

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: May 7, 2012 12:07 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Ah yes - mental masturbation.
inyun

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: May 7, 2012 9:22 AM   in response to: lizardberry in response to: lizardberry
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According to the reports section I have zero sales for month of May.

However, when I checked the 6 week reports, it showed a sale for May 5th.

Go figure.
quiet_heart_press

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: May 7, 2012 9:53 AM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Thom,

The six week report is shown in weekly number totals. "May 5" is this past Saturday. Amazon totals up the sales for the week, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time Sunday morning through 12 p.m. Saturday night. So, the sales shown on the "May 5" date line is the total of the sales of each book for that week. If your May to date report shows no sales, then the book you sold was sold in the last couple of days of April, which is the week that ended on May 5. That's how that works.

David
lechsyn

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Sep 21, 2012 6:35 PM   in response to: immortali in response to: immortali
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Hi there. I may be in a similar position as everyone on this post. I've had consistent sales of 3-15 sales a day for the last 10 month and then all of a sudden, my sales stopped. I have 6 different books and I've tracked the sales every month and I haven't had one day over the 10 months where I haven't had any sales. Has something changed?
jamesfc

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Sep 21, 2012 10:24 PM   in response to: lechsyn in response to: lechsyn
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Don't panic! I've got 21 various titles up and the total sales are down by 25% over the past 2 months.
Must be something I ate?
James
frewston_books

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Re: My sales have stopped completely
Posted: Sep 22, 2012 12:06 AM   in response to: lechsyn in response to: lechsyn
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Not a single sale in the past 48 hours (usually a consistent 3 to 6 per day). Must be another of Amazon's computer glitches - still, can't complain too much. I think this one is only the 73rd this year.
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