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Offline DebDougall

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Kobo sales taking a dive.
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:56:31 pm »
So, I released a new book last month and, on Kobo... crickets.
I've only sold two books since then, which is unheard of for a new release. :o And that's with ads running.
Anyone else seeing the same? I mean, it's slower than usual for me everywhere but Kobo sales are in the toilet.
TIA for any thoughts.

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    Re: Kobo sales taking a dive.
    « Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 12:17:22 pm »
    Mine had been dead at Kobo and BN for months. I think it has been 3 months since I've had a sale. Not even a notice of my permafree.
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    Re: Kobo sales taking a dive.
    « Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 01:10:45 pm »
    Have you tried Facebook ads targeting people who live in Canada? When I changed my targeting, leaving everything else the same, sales went up considerably on Kobo, which is 36% of my wide gross this month, with Apple at 34%, B&N at 22%, and D2D at 9%.

    The secret to marketing is to put your product where people are already looking. Trying to sell Kobo books in the US is an exercise in futility.
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    Re: Kobo sales taking a dive.
    « Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 01:18:43 pm »
    I strongly suspect the introduction of Kobo+ to Canada is wreaking havoc on people's sales.

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