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Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
« Reply #250 on: June 11, 2019, 01:50:46 am »
I know there are no guarantees on these sorts of things, but do you have a rough idea on how the 0.99 Bronze and Silver non-romance stackers perform on new releases? Crime thriller genre.

Any case studies, etc, would be especially welcome, but interested in any comments.

(NB - I used the Silver one to great effect with an established free book, so I know the service is legit, but a 0.99 launch is a different prospect entirely)

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #251 on: June 11, 2019, 05:35:53 am »
    I know there are no guarantees on these sorts of things, but do you have a rough idea on how the 0.99 Bronze and Silver non-romance stackers perform on new releases? Crime thriller genre.

    Any case studies, etc, would be especially welcome, but interested in any comments.

    (NB - I used the Silver one to great effect with an established free book, so I know the service is legit, but a 0.99 launch is a different prospect entirely)

    Anything I told you would be speculation, a wild guess, pure conjecture. So much relies on your book and blurb that it isn't even funny.

    Even if I saw your book and blurb I wouldn't be able to tell you.

    I don't like providing any speculation on results because there's really no benefit to either of us even if I happen to guess correctly. Any previous examples I give could show enormously different results than what you get because they are a different book.

    I would however say that if you are no longer just trying out Book Rank to see if you like the service, you'll want to do at least a Silver campaign. $200 for a Bronze promotion doesn't go very far when some venues charge $50+ for a spot. The Bronze campaign mostly exists so that authors and publishers who don't know me can test the waters and make sure I'm not some internet hooligan.  :P


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #252 on: June 15, 2019, 08:53:51 am »
    UPDATE: Series Promotional Campaigns Now Available  ;D ;D

    ++ For ROMANCE only right now. Opening to Non-romance soon. ++

    https://form.jotform.com/91585516923970

    Have you ever wished you could easily promote an entire series at once? In the past, most venues didn't offer any way to do this. Usually, authors had to rely on Facebook ads to advertise their series. If they wanted to use the newsletter services, they were limited to promoting one title at a time which could be much more expensive, time-consuming, and didn't always get eyes on every book in the series.

    Now there's a new opportunity for authors to promote their book series and all the books in them at once, with a single ad. After a few weeks of communication, I've convinced many venues to start offering romance series promotions!

    Note: Series promotions are also GREAT for author groups. If you collaborate with other authors to create series on a regular basis and need a way to advertise them all at once with a pooled budget you should definitely take advantage of this opportunity. It really doesn't get much easier or economical.

    Other stuff:

    -As always, Book Rank clients get a much better price than non-clients. Also, some of the venues are only extending these series promotions to Book Rank clients and you can't even access them without going through me.

    -Most venues will be sending these ads out as "solo" newsletters. Those who don't offer solo newsletters give series promotions top billing instead.

    -You'll need to have a "single-image collage" which depicts the individual book covers of all the books in your series. This gives venues the ability to easily advertise your entire series at once with just one image. If you don't have a collage image like this Book Rank can make you one (see the extras options at the bottom of the order form).

    -You can select "Choose for Me" if you aren't sure which venues you or your group want, but you do know your budget. I'll go through and pick out the best venues and come in under your given budget.

    -You'll need a "series blurb" which gives a brief overview of the series and describes the pricing (ex. "all books 99c"). I don't need individual blurbs for each title.

    -If you don't have an Amazon series page (ex. with Harry Potter - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074BYZBPD) then you'll need a landing page where all the books can be linked and displayed. Most authors do this on their website. If neither of these is a possibility for you, Book Rank can create and host a landing page for your book series (see the extras at the bottom of the order form).

    -Uniform pricing. You'll want either:

    a) all titles priced the same.

    or

    b) the first book priced low (or free) and the other titles priced the same. (ex. book 1 is free and books 2 - 5 are all 2.99)

    ...this just makes the advertising far easier and more effective.


     8) And that's pretty much it. If you have any questions post away and I'll answer as soon as I can. Thanks to all and hope you have a nice weekend!


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #253 on: June 15, 2019, 03:02:07 pm »
    This sounds interesting! I'm getting New covers for a series right now and plan on a promotion when they're finished. I'll keep an eye open for the non-romance series option then.
     
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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #254 on: July 07, 2019, 11:22:58 am »
    Givin' the old girl a bump.


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #255 on: July 27, 2019, 06:27:55 pm »
    Booked a promotion for book 1 in my steampunk series at 99c when book 2 came out. Wow! It was a crazy week watching all the books fly off the shelves (digitally speaking). This has been my most successful promotion yet, way beyond anything I've done myself, and I love that I didn't have to do any of the work. I will definitely be using this service again.

    Biggest moment was seeing my book at #2 in LGBT Sci-fi for several days. The best part: #1 was the 50th anniversary edition of The Left Hand of Darkness. Ursula K. Le Guin is my idol and just being on the same page as one of her most important books was a lifetime achievement.

    I actually had several people asking me what kinds of promos I was doing, so I guess I got their attention. I sent them all your way, Ram. Thanks for an awesome week!
     
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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #256 on: July 29, 2019, 07:50:32 am »
    Just a quick update since I haven't done one in a while:

    I've now added Book Gorilla as a preferred venue, which means authors get a discount when booking a promotion there through my services.

    Authors will save $10 on the cost of a regular 99c promotion there and $20 off the cost of a promotion on books priced from $1.00-$2.99. You're welcome! :)

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    I'm in the process now of looking into new venues to add to my list. Are there any really good places YOU'VE found out there to promote your books? I'm not looking for the next Bookbub (though that would be great), but if you know any sites/facebook pages/newsletters/etc. that gave you a positive result after you bought from them, I'd be really happy to hear all about it.

    Thanks!!

    Booked a promotion for book 1 in my steampunk series at 99c when book 2 came out. Wow! It was a crazy week watching all the books fly off the shelves (digitally speaking). This has been my most successful promotion yet, way beyond anything I've done myself, and I love that I didn't have to do any of the work. I will definitely be using this service again.

    Biggest moment was seeing my book at #2 in LGBT Sci-fi for several days. The best part: #1 was the 50th anniversary edition of The Left Hand of Darkness. Ursula K. Le Guin is my idol and just being on the same page as one of her most important books was a lifetime achievement.

    I actually had several people asking me what kinds of promos I was doing, so I guess I got their attention. I sent them all your way, Ram. Thanks for an awesome week!

    So happy to hear about your success, ks! I'm looking forward to working with you again in the future. :)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #257 on: August 08, 2019, 09:42:34 am »
    Is your service only for new releases?

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    « Reply #258 on: August 08, 2019, 11:07:17 am »
    Is your service only for new releases?

    Your book doesn't need to be a new release to qualify. In fact, lots of authors use the service to handle regular, recurring promotions on their backlist titles as well as on their newly-released and upcoming titles.


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    « Reply #259 on: August 08, 2019, 01:31:03 pm »
    Your book doesn't need to be a new release to qualify. In fact, lots of authors use the service to handle regular, recurring promotions on their backlist titles as well as on their newly-released and upcoming titles.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #260 on: August 13, 2019, 07:11:36 am »
    Quick Update:

    I've now added Kindle Nation Daily to my romance venue list and made them a preferred venue for both my romance and non-romance lists. This means clients get a fairly substantial (around ~20%) discount on any orders I place for them there!

    With these kinds of discounts available with my service, it makes more sense to let me book these promotion for you than to do it yourself. Seriously. It's actually cheaper for most of my clients just to let me do it for them, and they don't have to do any of the work!


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #261 on: August 23, 2019, 10:17:41 am »
    Another Update:

    I've added the much-recommended KU Addicts Express to my Romance and Non-romance venue lists.

    As usual, clients get a nice discount. ;)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #262 on: September 19, 2019, 11:17:05 am »
    Giving this baby a bump because it's been awhile.  8)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #263 on: October 03, 2019, 07:02:19 am »
    I haven't had enough coffee to come up with anything witty today but here's a bump anyway.


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    « Reply #264 on: October 12, 2019, 08:12:33 pm »
    Doin' the Bump-ty Bump!  8)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #265 on: October 13, 2019, 08:01:38 am »
    A questions about your services. Do you create and manage the Facebook ads in your silver package, etc?

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    « Reply #266 on: October 13, 2019, 12:23:38 pm »
    A questions about your services. Do you create and manage the Facebook ads in your silver package, etc?

    Usually, what I'll do for Silver+ packages is to spend around 70-80% of the budget on venues/newsletters and 10-20% of the budget on a Facebook ads campaign.

    So for a $400 Silver package, that would mean a small-ish $40-80 campaign. And yes, I create the ad and deliver it through my own Facebook Ads account. If you have your own copy you'd prefer I use I can do that, too.

    Sometimes if I'm able to get a really awesome string of venues that are normally hard to get I will put all the budget towards newsletter ads, though. I do this only if I'm pretty sure the newsletter ads I'm able to get will outperform FB ads.

    And of course if a client requests "no Facebook ads" I allocate those funds into newsletter venues.


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #267 on: October 14, 2019, 06:35:44 pm »
    Your site is not coming up as secure "https." Should not input cc info in an unsecured form.

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    « Reply #268 on: October 14, 2019, 07:10:41 pm »
    Your site is not coming up as secure "https." Should not input cc info in an unsecured form.

    The site itself is just a regular website but you don't have to enter any information on the regular website at all.

    The forms are handled via Jotforms. All the forms are secured https forms.


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    « Reply #269 on: January 07, 2020, 11:50:03 pm »
    I'm sure I've commented in this thread somewhere before, but my most recent promo just finished, and I thought I'd give a shoutout, because quite honestly, I don't think it could have gone much better.

    The book is two years old--the promo was literally for its two year publishing anniversary. It's also the first in a just-completed nine book series. All that being the case, it seemed like the perfect time to run a free promo. My niche is on the small side, and I rarely expect enormous numbers, so I opted for the silver promo package. I trusted Ram to know which promo places to choose better than me, because I rarely (read: never) run them on my own.

    The net result? I peaked at #42 in the free store, #1 in two of my categories and #3 in paranormal romance, and gave away more than six thousand books in five days. The second in series is already seeing a bump in sales from the readthrough, and January looks like it's going to be a great month.

    Thanks Ram!

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    « Reply #270 on: January 08, 2020, 04:44:55 am »
    I'm sure I've commented in this thread somewhere before, but my most recent promo just finished, and I thought I'd give a shoutout, because quite honestly, I don't think it could have gone much better.

    The book is two years old--the promo was literally for its two year publishing anniversary. It's also the first in a just-completed nine book series. All that being the case, it seemed like the perfect time to run a free promo. My niche is on the small side, and I rarely expect enormous numbers, so I opted for the silver promo package. I trusted Ram to know which promo places to choose better than me, because I rarely (read: never) run them on my own.

    The net result? I peaked at #42 in the free store, #1 in two of my categories and #3 in paranormal romance, and gave away more than six thousand books in five days. The second in series is already seeing a bump in sales from the readthrough, and January looks like it's going to be a great month.

    Thanks Ram!

    Glad to hear it, Sam B!

    Thanks for being a client and here's to many more great promos in the future. :)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #271 on: January 21, 2020, 06:02:22 am »
    Time for a bump!


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #272 on: February 10, 2020, 02:02:21 pm »
    NOTICE:

    I'm almost finished with the 2020 update of my Promo Stacker venue list.  8)

    Several not-so-great venues have been removed and I've added a few new promising and recommended venues already.

    Before I wrap it up though, I'm looking for any more recommendations about venues you found helpful, "worth it", etc.

    Let me know if you have any book promotion venues that you'd like to see added (and possibly get discounts on!)

    Thanks!


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    « Reply #273 on: March 22, 2020, 09:04:46 pm »
     :o Don't let a little pandemic get you down. Folks who #stayathome need entertainment, after all, and Ebooks are a fantastic deal when it comes to to amount of money spent for the amount of enjoyment a person can get.

    So, might as well try to make the bestseller charts while you are isolated! Let's get people talking about your book (from a respectful 6+ foot social distance, that is).

    Got a new release that needs some promotional love? Or maybe an older title you want to advertise instead? Whatever you need, I got you covered! Now that I'm locked down here at home I have nothing else to do but handle your orders. Lay 'em on me!

    P.S. thanks and love to all of you and I'll be thinking of you during this difficult time! Hang in there! xoxoxo

    -RD


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    « Reply #274 on: April 08, 2020, 10:13:56 am »
    I couldn't think of anything witty for this bump


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