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Offline blueman3

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AMS Amazon Advertising Canada - Has anyone applied recently to advertise books?

I have been approved for all regions but for Canada, I have not got in yet. Has anyone got accepted by this platform to advertise books? If yes, how did you apply as a KDP user because there seem to be various options (seller central, vendor central, etc). Thank you.

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    The standard KDP AMS ads are not available in Canada yet....which is totally odd. You have to do it through Amazon Advantage like any other seller (non-books).

    Bizarre that Canada is still not an option.

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    Mark or anyone else whot tried,

    did you get accepted using the amazon advantage route for canada ams?

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    I started the process to use Advantage but found it to be a little too cumbersome and just gave up.

    I anxiously await for KDP ads to come to amazon.ca. There is a reason Kobo does well in Canada and that is because it is hard to advertise in Canada. My suspicion is the bricks and mortar book stores in Canada has a little bit too much of a monopoly...Chapters/Indigo is linked to Kobo. I could be totally wrong...

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     My suspicion is the bricks and mortar book stores in Canada has a little bit too much of a monopoly...Chapters/Indigo is linked to Kobo. I could be totally wrong...



    You could well be right but I think that Amazon ignored the Canadian ebook market for so long that it missed an opportunity. Until a few years ago Canadians could only buy Amazon ebooks from the .COM site. It was also impossible to buy Amazon Kindles at the .CA site for a long time.

    Kobo was set up by Indigo Books in 2009. It really took off as a result of convenience and a determined drive by Chapters-Indigo to aggressively sell ebook readers using the epub format. By the time Amazon decided to move into the market Kobo was well and truly established.


    Kobo Rakuten Inc. is a Canadian subsidiary of a Japanese corporation. Indigo sold its interest in Kobo about eight years ago.

    I know a lot of people with epub readers who simply are not interested in also buying a Kindle just to read Amazon's format.
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    I received the ads for Canada thru Advantage but sadly, it's still closed. You can sign up to be notified for when it re-opens.

    I'm honestly surprised they didn't add it just before Xmas when all the others got added.

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