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« Reply #1525 on: October 06, 2017, 01:14:12 PM »
Shared and retweeted for the October promo, and posted on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+StuartWhitmore/posts/8N3GvQQK9x5 Will continue liking, etc. during the weekend.
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. October promo open
« Reply #1526 on: October 06, 2017, 01:51:33 PM »
Thanks!

Very helpfully, we have no internet today (and by extrapolation, since it's Saturday, we'll probably have none tomorrow either).

I've been using my HB's phone hotspot, since he has lots of data, but it's slooooooooooowww.

Did anyone tell you that internet in Australia sucks?

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« Reply #1527 on: October 06, 2017, 02:10:31 PM »
Shared and tweeted...will do again tomorrow and Sunday!  I'll send out my blog post tonight. :)

ETA:  Blog post sent and shared and tweeted again.  Hope everyone does well this weekend!
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« Reply #1528 on: October 08, 2017, 04:44:13 AM »

Some people can literally never get anything right. Always the same people. Their books are cool but their links are effed up, they submit search results instead of links, their image links are wrong. I want these books, but I've got to go and fix every damn submission they make.


Can you clarify this? Where would I get a link for my book without doing a keyword search? I must have been out sick the day they taught this ;)

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« Reply #1529 on: October 08, 2017, 04:48:58 AM »
Can you clarify this? Where would I get a link for my book without doing a keyword search? I must have been out sick the day they taught this ;)


They always use the same format with your unique ASIN at the end https://www.amazon.com/dp/


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« Reply #1530 on: October 08, 2017, 04:51:05 AM »

They always use the same format with your unique ASIN at the end https://www.amazon.com/dp/



Kay thank you! You are a star!

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« Reply #1531 on: October 08, 2017, 05:04:47 AM »
I've tweeted it.

https://twitter.com/StephenVernon/status/916642165299859456

Please retweet, if you do the Twitter thing! Help Patty spread the word!

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. October promo open
« Reply #1532 on: October 08, 2017, 08:26:11 AM »
I've tweeted it.

https://twitter.com/StephenVernon/status/916642165299859456

Please retweet, if you do the Twitter thing! Help Patty spread the word!

Retweeted and good luck everyone on the promotion!

Kay thank you! You are a star!

Here are the other Amazon links for other countries:

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Amazon - UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/[Your ASIN]
Amazon - AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/[Your ASIN]
Amazon - BR: https://www.amazon.com.br/dp/[Your ASIN]
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. October promo open
« Reply #1533 on: October 08, 2017, 04:32:18 PM »
Thanks guys for all your tweeting etc.

I'm sitting in a local shopping centre because we live in a third world country where being in the middle of a city does not mean you'll get the internet you pay for. It's been off for almost five days now, and there are STILL cables on the ground in the next street. There are also a LOT of trucks and men in high-vis vests about, so hopefully they can stop the traffic for long enough to replace the post that was eaten by termites so they have somewhere to hang the cable they were replacing (which is how I believe all this started).

Or something.

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« Reply #1534 on: January 09, 2018, 03:45:58 AM »
Is this still a thing? Is Patty still sitting at the shops waiting for internet? Its australia so thats pretty likely.

Patty I shot you a quick email, but I havent been in touch for a long while - your addy hasnt changed has it?

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« Reply #1535 on: January 09, 2018, 04:41:19 AM »
Is this still a thing? Is Patty still sitting at the shops waiting for internet? Its australia so thats pretty likely.

Patty I shot you a quick email, but I havent been in touch for a long while - your addy hasnt changed has it?

Patty's away in the US at the moment, so she might take a while to reply. IIRC the next promo is the first weekend in March

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. October promo open
« Reply #1536 on: January 09, 2018, 11:18:33 PM »
Patty's away in the US at the moment, so she might take a while to reply. IIRC the next promo is the first weekend in March


Yup. Writing this from San Francisco. It rains here. Who woulda thunk.

Anyway, the next promo is on the first weekend of March. I haven't been advertising here so much anymore because I get enough entries from the group and the people who have registered. But if you want to take part, sign up and I'll email you when the form opens.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread. March promo open
« Reply #1537 on: February 08, 2018, 04:14:02 PM »
As mentioned on the marketing SFF podcast

The March promo is now open! Go here to enter.

It was fun to visit Lindsay and her adorable dogs. They do the sad puppy look very well:



I now know where the sound comes from that you sometimes hear on the podcast: it's the dog vigorously shaking her head, flapping collar and ears about.

It was also quite something that I drove about 2500km through the US without serious mishaps, such as getting terribly lost in the wrong part of town or straying onto the other side of the road (oops).

There were, however, many occasions daily where I distributed dust of whatever state we happened to be in across the windscreen by activating the windscreen wipers in lieu of the indicators.

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« Reply #1538 on: February 08, 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
Cute photo! :)

I entered my epic fantasy if that's okay.  Fairytale category is not working for my marketing, so I'm rebranding it as epic fantasy.  I'll be doing a lot of social media promotions the last week of February into the first half of March.

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« Reply #1539 on: February 09, 2018, 10:49:55 AM »
Hi, Patty,

I'm guessing that if I'm not on FB and also have a very very extremely small mailing list that I'm not eligible for your promo. If so, I totally understand. If not, please let me know as I would love to participate.

And, anyway, Patty, thanks for all your great posts. I've learned so much from you.


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« Reply #1540 on: February 09, 2018, 12:18:26 PM »
Hi, Patty,

I'm guessing that if I'm not on FB and also have a very very extremely small mailing list that I'm not eligible for your promo. If so, I totally understand. If not, please let me know as I would love to participate.

And, anyway, Patty, thanks for all your great posts. I've learned so much from you.

*looks at google form*

Where does it say anything about the minimum number of followers? In fact, on the web page, this issue is addressed specifically. It's called "paying it forward".

Writers with small audiences have a tendency to grow their audiences.

In order for the promo to work, I need:

- good books (and preferably DIFFERENT ones every promo--this is a real issue)
- readers

But you know what? Readers come if the books look good.

So, I won't even ask the size of your list. In fact, I don't make a habit of checking whether you posted about the promo. I'm not a promo nazi. I won't reject your book based on these criteria.

The promo has a mailing list attached of over 30k subscribers.

But I will reject books with shoddy covers or where a glimpse in the look inside reveals formatting errors or makes it clear that an editor of any description never saw this work. Also take note that books must be over 150 pages long.

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« Reply #1541 on: February 09, 2018, 12:30:14 PM »
*looks at google form*

Where does it say anything about the minimum number of followers? In fact, on the web page, this issue is addressed specifically. It's called "paying it forward".

Writers with small audiences have a tendency to grow their audiences.

In order for the promo to work, I need:

- good books (and preferably DIFFERENT ones every promo--this is a real issue)
- readers

But you know what? Readers come if the books look good.

So, I won't even ask the size of your list. In fact, I don't make a habit of checking whether you posted about the promo. I'm not a promo nazi. I won't reject your book based on these criteria.

The promo has a mailing list attached of over 30k subscribers.

But I will reject books with shoddy covers or where a glimpse in the look inside reveals formatting errors or makes it clear that an editor of any description never saw this work. Also take note that books must be over 150 pages long.

Thanks, Patty. I did look at the form, but there was enough emphasis on social media--and on the FB group--that I thought I'd better ask first. It can be daunting to be a new at this indie author thing.


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« Reply #1542 on: February 09, 2018, 12:34:02 PM »
Well, damn me. I didn't read the Author FAQs. Which I am reading now.  :-[

Edited: I sent in an entry. And thanks, Patty, for bearing with me.
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« Reply #1543 on: February 09, 2018, 12:43:45 PM »
Well, damn me. I didn't reader the Author FAQs. Which I am reading now.  :-[

Edited: I sent in an entry. And thanks, Patty, for bearing with me.

It's OK. I got your entry. I'd like to feature the book. It looks good and it's one the promo readers have never seen before. That alone is enough for me to want it in.

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« Reply #1544 on: February 09, 2018, 12:45:43 PM »
It's OK. I got your entry. I'd like to feature the book. It looks good and it's one the promo readers have never seen before. That alone is enough for me to want it in.

You've totally made my day. Really, my week. And the way February's been going, my month. Many thanks again, Patty. Looking forward to the promo!


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« Reply #1545 on: February 12, 2018, 09:36:15 AM »
Also take note that books must be over 150 pages long.

I'm keen to take part in the March promo with a book I've not submitted to previous Patty promos. It's the first in a trilogy where the third part is being published on 23rd Feb so the timing is great. However, it's a short novel (43k) and, according to Amazon, is 149 pages, darn it. But Kobo shows it as 156 pages. So I've submitted in the hope that it qualifies using Kobo's page count.

(It's one of those difficult-to-categorise novels - it has elements of science fiction, but its main categorisation is dark fantasy, an option that isn't available on the submission form. I opted for horror as the best fit, though it's not really.)
    
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« Reply #1546 on: February 14, 2018, 07:59:51 AM »
Patty, I changed my title and cover, so resubmitted my book in the promo.  Ignore Robin & Jamie.  Magic's Betrayal is the new title.   Thank you! :)

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