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Terry Frost

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European Sales
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 7:53 AM
 
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Every month I see the same thing. Sales from Amazon US, KU and Australia. My question is why are there no sales, zero, nadda ,from all of the Euro countries? I find it odd that I have not sales from those countries. Does anyone else have the same thing showing on their reports? Thanks in advance for your help.
cdalebrittain

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Re: European Sales
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 8:27 AM   in response to: Terry Frost in response to: Terry Frost
 
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Well, your book is in English, so it's less likely to be read by people who prefer to read books in their own languages. Most of us get at least some German sales (I think primarily from Americans stationed at bases in Germany), but euro-zone sales are never going to be very big for English-language books.
Notjohn

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Re: European Sales
Posted: Jun 16, 2017 12:07 PM   in response to: Terry Frost in response to: Terry Frost
 
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I assume you mean UK?

You have named the major Kindle stores in English-speaking countries except CA, and if you want to sell in CA you have to publish through Kobo.

I've always done fairly well with DE, with occasional sales in the other EU stores except NL. I assume Tolino or someone similar has a lock on the Netherlanders. (Amazon is a minority distributor in Europe outside the UK. If you want European sales, you must "go wide" as the people here say.)

IN has been a disappointment, but I suppose they don't want to pay what I ask for my books. The same is true of MX and BR.

Apple and Kobo are especially good at selling in countries outside the Amazon universe, like Poland, New Zealand, and South Africa.

Now that Brexit has come to them, thousands of Brits are applying for citizenship in the EU countries where they live and work, 3,000 this year alone. There are still tens of thousands of American military in Europe. Plus English is everyone's second language. I treasure the conversation with a man I met last month in Italy. "I am Belgian, so naturally I speak French, Dutch, and German, and of course English in every other context." Context! How many Americans do you know who can use context in a sentence?

Susan simply cannot pronounce words in any other language, so she just goes up to anyone and starts speaking English. I have never seen her fail to learn what she wanted.

Good luck! -- NJ

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Terry Frost

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Re: European Sales
Posted: Nov 8, 2017 7:28 AM   in response to: Notjohn in response to: Notjohn
 
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Thanks a lot Notjohn. I think you explanation is spot on and appreciate your reply.

Terry
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