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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec promo entries close 26 Nov)
« Reply #100 on: November 27, 2015, 01:14:12 PM »
Can't wait for the promo graphic!

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec promo entries close 26 Nov)
« Reply #101 on: November 27, 2015, 01:32:36 PM »
Can't wait for the promo graphic!

I hope someone makes one. I think it gets more attention when it is included.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec promo entries close 26 Nov)
« Reply #102 on: November 27, 2015, 01:37:17 PM »
The page has issues. I can't update anything. Can't access the page. Can't do anything. I hate our ISP. I hate our connection. I hate trees (that keep falling on the lines). I have no idea when I'll have it done. At his rate, I'm updating two books every day, with about 200000 page refreshes in between.

People seem to be able to visit the page well enough.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec promo entries close 26 Nov)
« Reply #103 on: November 27, 2015, 01:55:21 PM »
The page has issues. I can't update anything. Can't access the page. Can't do anything. I hate our ISP. I hate our connection. I hate trees (that keep falling on the lines). I have no idea when I'll have it done. At his rate, I'm updating two books every day, with about 200000 page refreshes in between.

People seem to be able to visit the page well enough.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #104 on: November 27, 2015, 03:56:09 PM »
Update:

I managed to change the page. Emails have been sent.

If you don't see your book and don't get an email, check that your book is more than 150 pages, that it hasn't been free in the last month, or wasn't entered in the previous (free) promo. If none of this applies, it could be that I goofed up. Don't worry, I do this a lot. Just send me a PM.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #105 on: December 04, 2015, 06:26:21 AM »
I think my previous reply got swallowed in the 'downtime'.

I am running a KU countdown, but I can't seem to change CAD and AUS dollars to .99. Keeps giving me minimum prices of 2.99 and 3.99 respectively. Any ideas?

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #106 on: December 04, 2015, 07:29:12 AM »
I think my previous reply got swallowed in the 'downtime'.

I am running a KU countdown, but I can't seem to change CAD and AUS dollars to .99. Keeps giving me minimum prices of 2.99 and 3.99 respectively. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Pat

Countdown counts DOWN from a higher to lower price right? I don't know, but if I were you I would just make it 0.99 and forget the countdown. They often fail to start on time and are just a pain. Set the price now on all stores to 0.99 and then just change it back afterwards.

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« Reply #107 on: December 04, 2015, 07:38:14 AM »
Countdown counts DOWN from a higher to lower price right? I don't know, but if I were you I would just make it 0.99 and forget the countdown. They often fail to start on time and are just a pain. Set the price now on all stores to 0.99 and then just change it back afterwards.

Countdowns count down time, not price -- and usually if the price changes during the countdown it goes up, to create urgency. If the minimum price allowed is above 0.99, there's no way to set it to 0.99.
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #108 on: December 04, 2015, 07:41:09 AM »
I think my previous reply got swallowed in the 'downtime'.

I am running a KU countdown, but I can't seem to change CAD and AUS dollars to .99. Keeps giving me minimum prices of 2.99 and 3.99 respectively. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Pat

To do a 99 cent price, you have to drop your royalty rate to 35% instead of 70%.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #109 on: December 04, 2015, 07:54:37 AM »
Countdowns count down time, not price -- and usually if the price changes during the countdown it goes up, to create urgency. If the minimum price allowed is above 0.99, there's no way to set it to 0.99.

Okay cool. I am so out of the loop regarding Select. I still say set 0.99 . I see posts here a lot about countdowns failing to fire on time etc.

And the 35% thing is probably the answer to this problem..

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« Reply #110 on: December 04, 2015, 08:51:12 AM »
I can't change the royalty rate as the Countdown deal has already begun...

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #111 on: December 04, 2015, 11:55:52 AM »
A lot of replies about Countdowns were lost in the forum crash.

Basically: I don't do Countdowns (even though I'm in Select with some books) and know nothing about them. Apparently you can't change any thing while it's in progress or for a period on either side. All the more reason to hate this stupid mechanism.

For this promo, don't worry about it. Even though I very much appreciate the people who have made changes and dropped their royalty percentage.

For the next 99c promo, I'm going to make every entrant tick a box that says "This is not a Countdown".

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« Reply #112 on: December 04, 2015, 12:19:43 PM »
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For the next 99c promo, I'm going to make every entrant tick a box that says "This is not a Countdown".

Thank you so much for being forgiving Patty. I haven't been hanging out here much and have no countdown experience. I thought I could just change all the other countries to 99-cents ... but no, I can't. As soon as the countdown is over, I'm going to change prices for the countries that don't have KU and send out an email blast. So frustrating ...


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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #113 on: December 04, 2015, 12:38:15 PM »
Starts tomorrow - I can't wait!!!

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #114 on: December 04, 2015, 12:40:49 PM »
I think I just disabled the popup. *I think*

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #115 on: December 04, 2015, 02:55:29 PM »
I changed the price this morning, just in case.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #116 on: December 04, 2015, 06:21:37 PM »
NASA has just cancelled a launch due to weather. We have no such issues.

A few hours until lift-off.

The page is open, books are selling, and a lot of links are already coming in from all you awesome people.

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« Reply #117 on: December 04, 2015, 06:30:39 PM »
NASA has just cancelled a launch due to weather. We have no such issues.

A few hours until lift-off.

The page is open, books are selling, and a lot of links are already coming in from all you awesome people.

I sent out my email blast early this morning. Wanted to make sure it was out in time for Saturday in Australia.

                    
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread
« Reply #118 on: December 04, 2015, 06:37:39 PM »
We are going to kill the internet!

If anyone here feels generous, you can share this Facebook update:

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or this tweet:

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« Reply #119 on: December 04, 2015, 09:15:22 PM »

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« Reply #120 on: December 04, 2015, 09:16:39 PM »
Good luck everyone! I can't join in this time, but I'll be sharing and tweeting for you.

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« Reply #121 on: December 04, 2015, 09:21:29 PM »
Just so that I can say it. Writing this update from my brand new Macbook Air. Never had a Mac (aaargh where is everything?)

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« Reply #122 on: December 04, 2015, 10:56:40 PM »
Shared, liked, tweeted, followed :)

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« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2015, 12:05:15 AM »
And we're live!

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« Reply #124 on: December 05, 2015, 12:06:58 AM »
Woot! Sold 30 already!  8)