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Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« on: November 14, 2017, 09:25:46 AM »
If a reader buys a print version and is entitled to a free ebook through BookMatch, are they reminded of this? How many readers take up this offer? How does it show up on the author's dashboard?
I've sold a few print versions recently, but there are no free ebooks showing on my dashboard.

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Re: Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 09:57:05 AM »
When customers to go the print version of your book there's some fine print on the crowded amazon page that lets them know the ebook is free, and I think after they buy the print book if they go to the kindle page for the book it will mention it as well, but it's certainly not made obvious. i don't think many folks take advantage of it. But I do feel that if they paid for the print book, they should get the ebook for free, so I always Kindle Match at $0.00.


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Re: Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2017, 10:43:05 AM »
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When customers to go the print version of your book there's some fine print on the crowded amazon page that lets them know the ebook is free, and I think after they buy the print book if they go to the kindle page for the book it will mention it as well, but it's certainly not made obvious. i don't think many folks take advantage of it. But I do feel that if they paid for the print book, they should get the ebook for free, so I always Kindle Match at $0.00.

Yes, all my print books are also matched at $0.00. But I've never seen anything on my dashboard to say a free match has been taken up.

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Re: Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2017, 10:44:02 AM »
For the ones I've done, it usually tells me at the time of purchase/check out with a "get your free one now" type thing.  There is also a page you can go to to see all your current ones.  I visit it randomly to see if any print books I've bought have been put on Matchbook - I've even had some I bought 10+ years ago pop up there LOL

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Re: Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2017, 10:57:01 AM »
For the ones I've done, it usually tells me at the time of purchase/check out with a "get your free one now" type thing.  There is also a page you can go to to see all your current ones.  I visit it randomly to see if any print books I've bought have been put on Matchbook - I've even had some I bought 10+ years ago pop up there LOL

Yeah, I check periodically, but not often because not many books do it (not just free, for any discounted price). My current list is pretty much a handful of Georgette Heyer and Discworld books. I just checked it recently, hoping an indie book I got in paperback would be listed, but nope.

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Re: Print copy + free ebook. How does it work?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2017, 11:45:18 AM »
I think most of mine were bought from CS through expanded distribution, or bought through Amazon.UK, in which case they wouldn't qualify for BookMatch.

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