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Writers' Cafe / Re: New website for free book promotion
« Last post by bookup on Today at 04:37:33 PM »
I can 'look' inside' Amazon and Barnes and Noble. That includes bestsellers and all other kinds of books. How can you compete with that?

You're misunderstanding. This site is not competing with Amazon and B&N in offering books to buyers. This site is about helping authors get views even if their book can't compete with the popular books. The point is, your book WILL get looked at.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: New website for free book promotion
« Last post by bookup on Today at 04:32:42 PM »
Example...
I just looked at 543 books, I have 543 credits, how do you force 543 other authors to look at my books for 10 seconds to use up my credits?

When I first opened this thread yesterday, it was based on your title, I was inwardly screaming 'NOOOOOO, not another damn site for free books, stop already'

Then I read the post & the (then) 2 replies & thought, 'Ah, by authors for authors. Most of the free sites are swamped with authors showing their books to other authors as none of them (majority anyway) have any way to attract readers that don't write.
Just looked in again to see how it's going & if anyone has seen any benefit yet. Not seeing it.

Ooh ooh ooh, brainwave, I know where readers can find author's books to look at, they have search buttons & everything, not sure if I should say it on here, it's such a closely guarded secret & we can't have everyone finding out about it.

Oh, go on then, I'm thinking Amazon. No need to thank me. :)

If you have 543 credits, you'll get 543 views for your books. It's all done by random.  You won't get it all at once, but eventually you'll get the views. Sure Amazon has books for you to look at, but the issue here is getting people to look at your own books and read your description. If you browse books on Amazon, you will not get the same amount of views back for your own book.

Sure, people may not see the benefit now, but that doesn't mean it's not beneficial. They just have to try it first. It's too early to say this doesn't work. We need a lot of books added to the system to see if it works. Btw, the first batch of people adding their books get free views because nobody has credits yet, but the system still needs to serve out books for users to browse.
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I always submit when these open up, and 16 months later, I add the rejection to my collection! :)
Hmm... sounds like a fun wallpaper project. :P
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Thanks for the nomination.

Had two open spaces, so I nominated

2 days left Seeking Mercy by April A. Luna
3 days left Prone to Wander by Amy Craig
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Thanks for the nomination.

Had three open slots and nominated:

Tempt by Vincent N. Perales
Seeking Mercy by April A. Luna
Prone to Wander by Amy Craig

Best of luck!

Mark
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Content warnings?
« Last post by idontknowyet on Today at 04:21:32 PM »
It looks more like a gimmick than a true content warning. I guess that makes it advertising.

Yes that one does.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Massive database of book promotion results
« Last post by jasonbladd on Today at 04:10:33 PM »
What promotion sites have been working for you lately?
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Further pondering of the results of going wide
« Last post by JRTomlin on Today at 04:07:40 PM »
Thanks. Yes, I'm planning on it. Unfortunately with tax season, it had to be put off for a while.

ETA: Oh, [expletive] it. Who needs groceries? I think I'll go ahead and order them.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Fake mail list subscribers?
« Last post by The Bass Bagwhan on Today at 04:04:03 PM »
Thanks everyone, looks like I need to get a little more hard-core on my Mailchimp settings. Cheers!
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I always submit when these open up, and 16 months later, I add the rejection to my collection! :)
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