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Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
« Reply #275 on: May 05, 2020, 09:37:04 am »
Just a quick note- things have been steadily picking up over at Book Rank since around the beginning of April and now I'm at a point where I'm honestly just swamped.

So I'm asking anyone who is planning to place an order to please please try to do so at least 2 weeks in advance (or more) if at all possible. With the way things are right now it might be two or three days before I'm able to get started on your order and I don't want even a minor delay on my end to affect the quality of your campaign. A little bit of buffer between when your order is placed and when promotions will start can make a big difference.

Thanks to all and stay safe!  :)


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #276 on: May 07, 2020, 10:28:20 am »
    Just wanted to leave a review because I had a great experience with booking the promo stacker. It runs tomorrow and has saved me a lot of time.  :)

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #277 on: May 11, 2020, 12:45:17 pm »
    Sounds good but definitely not affordable. Best of luck with your business, Edita


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #278 on: May 11, 2020, 04:52:56 pm »
    Sounds good but definitely not affordable. Best of luck with your business, Edita

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    The amount you pay is very close to the same cost as booking the promotions yourself. So you pay only marginally more and someone else does all the work (which can sometimes take hours) for you. And the larger the order, the smaller that margin gets.

    There are pre-priced campaigns which range from $200 - $2500, which should fit just about any budget. Or, you can build your own campaign and choose however many venues you want with the Promo Stacker.

    I'm not really sure how it isn't affordable if you are planning on doing any sort of advertising?
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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #279 on: May 14, 2020, 11:54:28 am »
    Excited to hear of a one-stop promo source! Strongly considering for my new release next month...but first I could use some advice. In your experience, which book is better to do the promotion on for Book 2 in a series?

    Discount and promote only the 1st book? Only the new book? Give away book 1 instead?

    Having trouble deciding which might work better. Hoping you have heard some feedback from others over the years...:)

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #280 on: May 14, 2020, 12:12:41 pm »
    Excited to hear of a one-stop promo source! Strongly considering for my new release next month...but first I could use some advice. In your experience, which book is better to do the promotion on for Book 2 in a series?

    Discount and promote only the 1st book? Only the new book? Give away book 1 instead?

    Having trouble deciding which might work better. Hoping you have heard some feedback from others over the years...:)

    Most authors seem to go with promoting the first book and sometimes using it as a temporary loss-leader (free) to drive sales to the series and help push the second (or third, or fourth) book's launch. IME, that's been the most successful way to do it.

    If things are going well you can always do a small promotion campaign for book 2 right on the heels of the previous advertising.


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #281 on: May 16, 2020, 02:24:30 pm »
    I'm new here on the Kboards forum, and I'm looking to promote/market a few books that I recently published.  I've been reading through this thread, and I'm intrigued by your promotional services.  I have a question, for some of the venues that promote through newsletters or other "closed" venues, how does the author verify that the promotion was done and done during the time period required?

    And by the way, congrats to your surge in business.  I understand that there's a lead time due to the surge in business.

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #282 on: May 16, 2020, 05:47:15 pm »
    I have a question, for some of the venues that promote through newsletters or other "closed" venues, how does the author verify that the promotion was done and done during the time period required?

    It's pretty easy to verify - the author just needs to sign up at the venues with their email and they should also get the newsletter, just like the readers do. Then on the day of the promotion, they'll see the ad when it lands in their inbox.

    Also, most (but not all) venues have a website, so the author should also be able to visit those sites on their promotion day to see the advertisement running there, too.


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #283 on: May 16, 2020, 05:58:58 pm »
    It's pretty easy to verify - the author just needs to sign up at the venues with their email and they should also get the newsletter, just like the readers do. Then on the day of the promotion, they'll see the ad when it lands in their inbox.

    Also, most (but not all) venues have a website, so the author should also be able to visit those sites on their promotion day to see the advertisement running there, too.

    Okay. Thank you so much for answering my question.  Enjoy your evening!

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #284 on: May 21, 2020, 10:30:54 am »
    Absolutely! You (or anyone else) can always hit me up here in the thread or just send an email to [email protected] and I'll do everything I can to help.  ;D


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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #285 on: May 27, 2020, 01:26:47 pm »
    Most authors seem to go with promoting the first book and sometimes using it as a temporary loss-leader (free) to drive sales to the series and help push the second (or third, or fourth) book's launch. IME, that's been the most successful way to do it.

    If things are going well you can always do a small promotion campaign for book 2 right on the heels of the previous advertising.

    Thanks so much for your response! That's exactly what I've been thinking. Appreciate it and good luck! I'll keep you in mind.

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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #286 on: July 19, 2020, 09:29:53 am »
    Been way too long since I bumped this thread.





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    Re: Book Rank (formerly Ram's Promo Stacker) - One Stop Promo Shop!
    « Reply #287 on: October 16, 2020, 09:29:03 am »
    UPDATE:

    It's been months since I updated this thread! Holy smokes!  :P :P

    Anyway, I've added a few new venues (with discounted pricing, of course):

    Reader Army

    BookSpry

    ...both cater to romance authors only at this time but plan to eventually spread out into other genres.

    The biggest update is probably Book Rank's new service/option: Exclusive Private Newsletter Buys (Romance only -- for now!).

    AFAIK, no one else is offering anything like this and it is only available to Book Rank clients. :)

    These Newsletter Buys allow clients to get a newsletter swap-like experience without having to actually swap with another author. Basically, it allows Book Rank clients to purchase ad placements in similar author's newsletters. Right now I've got about 20 romance authors on board (Steamy Contemporary Romance, New Adult Romance, Paranormal Romance, and Science Fiction Romance) and participating as providers. I have a feeling that number may grow and I'll probably need more eventually to meet the demand. The participating authors all have newsletters with at least 1,000 subscribers though many have lists over 10k or even 25k. Many of them are well-known bestselling authors as well.

    I've also kept differing budgets in mind as not everyone can or wants to spend the same amount. There are four tiers, ranging in price from $100 - $600.

    If you are interested in taking advantage of the Exclusive Private Newsletter Buy service, selectable options are available in both the regular Book Rank "We Build It" service and the "You Build It" (aka Promo Stacker) service.


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