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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2015, 01:44:23 PM »
To join a group, the joinee must have a Facebook personal profile and I "think" the email address on file at FB must match the one you invite. That's what I think is going on here.

It does, but if the email address doesn't match, I can't send the invite.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 05:03:03 PM »
Whoohoo!! I missed the last promo so hopefully I can get in on this one. I have a book priced at $.99 but it's 40k words, I consider that a book but I know some people don't. Patty is that long enough? Thanks!

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 05:22:18 PM »
Whoohoo!! I missed the last promo so hopefully I can get in on this one. I have a book priced at $.99 but it's 40k words, I consider that a book but I know some people don't. Patty is that long enough? Thanks!

I guess I have to decide that when I get the submission. I was going by Bookbub's definition of a novel: 150 Amazon pages. The only books I'm seeing on your page are something like 20 pages, or is this for another pen name?

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2015, 05:27:52 PM »
...and it just stares at me like a cat that's been told 'no'.
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2015, 05:52:30 PM »
I guess I have to decide that when I get the submission. I was going by Bookbub's definition of a novel: 150 Amazon pages. The only books I'm seeing on your page are something like 20 pages, or is this for another pen name?
My witch series is about 20 pages, but I was thinking of my Sci-Fi romance series first book is called Destiny. For some reason Amazon has pages listed as 125 on Destiny, but I have another book with the same word count and it's listed at 188 pages.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2015, 03:27:38 AM »
It does, but if the email address doesn't match, I can't send the invite.

No, but you send a mass mail telling every to update their details with the same email they use at Facebook. THEN you send a new invite using the emails your promo list at MC provide. The only other way would be to make the group open but moderated. Not a good thing I think considering our promo discussions to date ;)

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2015, 03:43:08 AM »
Pity you're not doing a cross promo on Mystery/Thrillers. If you decided to do that as well...let me know.  :)
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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2015, 04:25:07 AM »
Pity you're not doing a cross promo on Mystery/Thrillers. If you decided to do that as well...let me know.  :)

I only do what I write myself, because I want to sell my own books and I don't like paying promo sites for middling results.

There is nothing stopping anyone to copy this for another genre.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2015, 08:20:38 PM »
It does, but if the email address doesn't match, I can't send the invite.
I think I figured it out. I gave you my author page. FB wants my real name and personal page.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2015, 07:29:55 AM »
Thanks for organizing these mega promos, Patty! I signed both as a reader and as an author.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2015, 11:13:04 AM »
I thought I might have something ready by then but editing mye book has been slow going.

I guess New Arrivals it shall be.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2015, 11:17:27 AM »
I did sign up originally but I don't know what to do next.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2015, 01:28:49 PM »
I did sign up originally but I don't know what to do next.

Nothing. If you're on my ever-growing list of authors, you'll be getting an email when the form for the next promo is live. You can choose to take part. Or not. If you take part, you click the link, you'll be taken to a google form where you can enter the details. They go into a spreadsheet that I'll use to put the books up. I'll contact the authors in the current promo separately.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (next promo 5-6 Dec)
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2015, 02:30:04 PM »
Nothing. If you're on my ever-growing list of authors, you'll be getting an email when the form for the next promo is live. You can choose to take part. Or not. If you take part, you click the link, you'll be taken to a google form where you can enter the details. They go into a spreadsheet that I'll use to put the books up. I'll contact the authors in the current promo separately.

OK... and of course set the book to 99 cents on the appropriate days...

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread 5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2015, 05:10:13 PM »
The promo form is now up: http://pattyjansen.com/promo/for-authors/

Rules in a nutshell:

- Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror only
- Must be a full length novel
- Must be 99c on 5-6 December. Can be 99c or higher at other times
- Must not have been in last month's free promo
- Must pass a very cursory quality check (decent cover, decent formatting, no glaring errors in sample)
- No review or star rating restrictions

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2015, 05:19:41 PM »
May I put two books in it, or would that be greedy?

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2015, 05:22:18 PM »
The layout looks great and triple bonus (the link take you to your regional Amazon site. Nice.)

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #42 on: November 13, 2015, 05:56:52 PM »
May I put two books in it, or would that be greedy?

One book per author

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #43 on: November 13, 2015, 05:58:14 PM »
The layout looks great and triple bonus (the link take you to your regional Amazon site. Nice.)

Those regional links is why the paid promos are a lot more work. I have to make those. I can't do this for the free promos because many of the permafrees books are only free on US

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« Reply #44 on: November 13, 2015, 07:06:47 PM »
Patty, you're quickly becoming one of my favorite people. Thank you.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #45 on: November 14, 2015, 12:24:47 AM »
Those regional links is why the paid promos are a lot more work. I have to make those. I can't do this for the free promos because many of the permafrees books are only free on US

You need to save those book titles and region links in an excel file :) In 6 months we'll have to recycle books because we've run out of new ones. You'll need them. :)

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #46 on: November 14, 2015, 12:37:40 AM »
You need to save those book titles and region links in an excel file :) In 6 months we'll have to recycle books because we've run out of new ones. You'll need them. :)

SmartURL saves them all. I'm already recycling them.

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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #47 on: November 14, 2015, 03:12:30 AM »
Thanks so much for this, Patty!


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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #48 on: November 14, 2015, 02:43:21 PM »
All up to date.

Thanks to all the people who submitted clean links, because to have to delete the endless %%%//777t39rjt that Amazon adds to searched links get very old very quickly.

If you don't see your book on the page, it could be that:

- I goofed up
- You submitted the same book as in last month's free promo, or was otherwise free
- Your book was too short


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Re: Patty's SFF promos megathread (5-6 Dec entry form now up)
« Reply #49 on: November 14, 2015, 03:11:09 PM »
Those regional links is why the paid promos are a lot more work. I have to make those. I can't do this for the free promos because many of the permafrees books are only free on US

Patty, thank you so much for putting this promo site together and I've only just picked up that you're putting in extra work to create these regional links.

The only thing is... there isn't much of a market for English language books in Spain.  I sell 90% of my work in the US and the rest in the UK.  Clicking the link on your site and being redirected to amazon.es is not going to help me greatly.

I'm sorry but is there any way you could redirect me back to the US?
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