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Writers' Cafe / Re: Strange AMS drop in sales despite clicks
« Last post by CABarrett on Today at 03:41:02 PM »
I'm wondering....does it have anything to do with Amazon's outages? Could people be clicking on the book but be unable to buy it?

This is pure speculation based on my experience as a buyer, not a seller, but I think it may be outages. Yesterday afternoon I personally experienced landing on a book's page, but then I was unable to either purchase, look at reviews, or "Look Inside." The page worked normally when I came back to it later but it really stinks if that user experience happened to traffic that you paid for...  :(
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The upshot is that I'm now able to get 8,000-10,000 words a day and it feels LESS effortless than plodding out 3,000 words a day.

I've had this experience as well but with dictation. Typing 4,000 words usually takes me 2 hours and it feels exhausting. But now when I dictate I can get 3-4k an hour and 8-10k a day, and I don't feel mentally or physically drained at all.

I might experiment with that app, because dictation isn't always practical. So thanks for the tip! It's always nice to see how other writers get it done.
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Description: How much (or little)?
« Last post by dn8791 on Today at 03:35:30 PM »
Like most things, it's a balance, and it's not easy to do. We're all reworking the formula and trying the perfect the recipe every time. It's that bit of mystery as to what makes a story tick that keeps writers on their toes and sometimes frustrated.


The books that get the balance just right have a tendency to do better, but unfortunately it's one of those intangible things that's hard to measure. Well, actually, I suppose that's a good thing because that's what makes it an art form...that is, until the robots take over.  :-X
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I still have a handful of slots left for June and several in July for anyone planning summer releases and in need of editing.
Feel free to PM me here or you can contact me via the website
www.fadingstreet.com
or direct by email
publishing@fadingstreet.com

:)
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Not Quite Kindle / Re: Pound-A-Week Club
« Last post by Linjeakel on Today at 03:23:39 PM »
And a yes for me! Woohoo!

Yay, Betsy!  ;D
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Thanks for sharing this, Annie. I could use something like that. Also got a laugh out of your clickbait thread title.  :)
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I REFUSE TO SETTLE FOR LESS THAN I CAN BE!
From {Team Fearless}
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3An3vYvie24
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Writers' Cafe / Re: Looking for some encouragement...Update!
« Last post by My Dog's Servant on Today at 03:17:55 PM »
Congratulations, Annie!  That is such great news!  Enjoy the journey upwards!
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Just checked the boards before bed and saw this just now. Signed up with Drowning Rapunzel :)
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Writers' Cafe / Strange AMS drop in sales despite clicks
« Last post by Marian on Today at 03:15:04 PM »
One of my books, which usually sold at least 3 a day since late November with the AMS sponsored ad, suddenly dropped to one sale a day (or no sales) after April 22. What is strange about this is that my ad budget of $4 was spent every day. I have never had so many clicks without purchases. After months of steady sales, I don't believe it's the cover or the blurb, so I'm wondering....does it have anything to do with Amazon's outages? Could people be clicking on the book but be unable to buy it? I'm being charged for every click, and I have increased my bids to a point where I have paused some keywords because they have become too expensive.

I know others have reported a drop in sales. If you are in AMS and you've had a drop in sales, have you had a normal amount of clicks? Something doesn't seem right here.
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