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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5475 on: April 10, 2016, 10:58:26 AM »
Hi all!

So I'm trying to make my New Adult romance, SPANISH LESSONS (Study Abroad #1), free on Amazon.  Here's the link:


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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5476 on: April 10, 2016, 12:10:39 PM »
Reported Spanish Lessons.
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5477 on: April 11, 2016, 06:11:22 AM »
Reported Spanish Lessons.

Awesome - thank you!
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5478 on: April 11, 2016, 06:12:03 AM »
reported

Thank you - very much appreciate the help!
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5479 on: April 11, 2016, 06:26:59 AM »
Thank you - very much appreciate the help!

Spanish Lessons reported ;)

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5480 on: April 11, 2016, 11:16:31 PM »
Also reported Spanish Lessons.

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5481 on: April 13, 2016, 11:17:16 AM »
Thank you all for your help in reporting SPANISH LESSONS!  So appreciate it.

So I actually reached out to Amazon via the KDP "contact us" button a few days ago.  Instead of just asking them to "make my book free/price match", I turned my email into a pitch.  I write New Adult romance, and am working on a STUDY ABROAD series.  SPANISH LESSONS is the first book in that series; I recently released book #2, LESSONS IN GRAVITY, which I have priced at $3.99 on all platforms.  Essentially I told Amazon that making book #1 FREE was part of my marketing strategy to entice readers to purchase the rest of the series.  I.e., I'm hoping that readers who get book #1 for free will like it enough to buy book #2.  Amazon got back to me pretty quickly and dropped the price for SPANISH LESSONS to $0.00 with absolutely no hassle.

SO...if you're struggling to get Amazon to price match, and you are writing a series or have multiple books to offer, it might be worth giving something similar a shot.  Hope that helps!
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5482 on: April 14, 2016, 06:23:57 AM »
Done!

Thanks for that. I would love to say it was my reporting that got your book reduced in price, but I didn't see the note until you had resolved it. I'll try your method as well as mine still hasn't dropped.
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5483 on: April 14, 2016, 06:34:40 AM »
SO...if you're struggling to get Amazon to price match, and you are writing a series or have multiple books to offer, it might be worth giving something similar a shot.  Hope that helps!

This seems like an excellent way of approaching this, and I have just given it a shot. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5484 on: April 15, 2016, 04:05:26 AM »
Thank you all for your help in reporting SPANISH LESSONS!  So appreciate it.

So I actually reached out to Amazon via the KDP "contact us" button a few days ago.  Instead of just asking them to "make my book free/price match", I turned my email into a pitch.  I write New Adult romance, and am working on a STUDY ABROAD series.  SPANISH LESSONS is the first book in that series; I recently released book #2, LESSONS IN GRAVITY, which I have priced at $3.99 on all platforms.  Essentially I told Amazon that making book #1 FREE was part of my marketing strategy to entice readers to purchase the rest of the series.  I.e., I'm hoping that readers who get book #1 for free will like it enough to buy book #2.  Amazon got back to me pretty quickly and dropped the price for SPANISH LESSONS to $0.00 with absolutely no hassle.

SO...if you're struggling to get Amazon to price match, and you are writing a series or have multiple books to offer, it might be worth giving something similar a shot.  Hope that helps!

THIS! This worked really well.

I received an email saying that it is at Amazon's discretion but they will look at this case and when I checked a short while later it was down to 0.

Thanks for the advice Jessica and I highly recommend it to others in the same boat.
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5485 on: April 15, 2016, 05:51:56 PM »
Hello!

I've just published Liquid African Black Soap Recipes for Skin and Hair.
http://www.amazon.com/Liquid-African-Black-Soap-Recipes-ebook/dp/B01E9F28ZG

It's currently free at:
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/liquid-african-black-soap-recipes-for-skin-hair

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1104004617

Scribd: https://www.scribd.com/book/308698901/Liquid-African-Black-Soap-Recipes-for-Skin-Hair

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/629860

Any help reporting these free links would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5486 on: April 15, 2016, 07:34:07 PM »
Reported, Lisa.
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5487 on: April 16, 2016, 12:41:48 AM »
Hello!

I've just published Liquid African Black Soap Recipes for Skin and Hair.

Reported. Good luck
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5488 on: April 16, 2016, 05:56:58 PM »
Thank you Jeff Tanyard and macguffinit!


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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5489 on: April 19, 2016, 12:42:01 AM »
Hello all,

I'd be grateful if you could report the following:

FREE at:
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-voyages-of-the-seven/id1083160785?mt=11
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-voyages-of-the-seven-re-weber/1123400409?ean=2940152619027

NOT FREE at:
http://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0114IS1TS

Have already reported all books on the last couple of pages not shown as free.

Thanks
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5491 on: April 22, 2016, 03:50:39 PM »
Do I need to do anything like notify Amazon I would like it to be free?

Thanks  :D

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5492 on: April 22, 2016, 03:54:03 PM »
Do I need to do anything like notify Amazon I would like it to be free?

Yes, go ahead and do that.  Log in to KDP and go the "contact us" link at the bottom.  Then tell them you would like them to price-match the book.  Provide links where it is free at other retailers.

As an aside, I think the new cover is an improvement over the old one.  I hope it works out well for you.   :)
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5493 on: April 23, 2016, 08:03:06 AM »
Yes, go ahead and do that.  Log in to KDP and go the "contact us" link at the bottom.  Then tell them you would like them to price-match the book.  Provide links where it is free at other retailers.

As an aside, I think the new cover is an improvement over the old one.  I hope it works out well for you.   :)

Thanks, I sent them the links :)

Please help make it free :)

Book on Amazon
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Free on Apple
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5494 on: April 23, 2016, 08:09:11 AM »
Just checked. Still not free for you, so I reported it. Good luck!
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5495 on: April 24, 2016, 01:07:47 AM »
Trying to make PI novel The Dead and the Missing free, if anyone would be so kind as to report it.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XNZ0IZQ/

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00XNZ0IZQ/

Free links:

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/the-dead-and-the-missing-1
iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id991543898

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5496 on: April 24, 2016, 07:10:15 PM »
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5497 on: April 24, 2016, 10:46:05 PM »
I also did After Dead.

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5498 on: April 25, 2016, 03:21:17 AM »
Trying to make PI novel The Dead and the Missing free, if anyone would be so kind as to report it.

Reported via Amazon UK
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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #5499 on: April 25, 2016, 08:00:25 AM »
Reported! I hope it goes through soon!

I have one I'd like to make free too. Here are the details! I'll be happy to return the favor if anyone needs my help!

Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Tale-Nefret-Desert-Queen-Book-ebook/dp/B019DEYBAS

Here's the iBook link:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1102567164
Here's the B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-tale-of-nefret-ml-bullock/1122187417;jsessionid=7B978753AE76BD3EBF917EFCAEA8BC64.prodny_store01-atgap06?ean=2940153257266

Thanks y'all!!


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