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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #100 on: August 24, 2011, 03:25:59 pm »
Hello, all.
I've clicked and clicked and told Amazon about all the books in this thread that are available at lower prices from other ebook sites.
Now, I need your help, too.
I'd like my short story Morituri to be free for kindle readers on Amazon. It's already free on a number of other sites, but Amazon hasn't taken notice and dropped the price yet. I'd appreciate it if you would click the link on the Morituri page and let them know.

Morituri on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Morituri-ebook/dp/B005FY5ZPG/

on Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/morituri-ad-bloom/1104808153

on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/morituri/id456620262?mt=11

It's available for a price of $0.00 with $0.00 shipping on both B&N and iTunes.

Thanks very much, y'all! I appreciate your help! I'll keep checking this thread so I can help out anyone else who posts with a similar request.


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    Offline Christine Kersey

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #101 on: August 24, 2011, 03:36:25 pm »
    I just reported it again Christine. Not sure if it will help but it's worth a shot

    Thank you! We'll see what happens.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #102 on: August 24, 2011, 04:34:33 pm »
    Just so you know, I've also been reporting your books.  Thanks to any who
    reported mine and good luck!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #103 on: August 24, 2011, 06:35:00 pm »
    Hey guys! Can I jump in here? I'll go back and see who hasnt been made free yet and try to help by reporting.

    My novella, Elfbitten, just went free on B&N via Smashwords today.

    Heres the B&N link:http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077

    Heres the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2

    Hey, Shauna, your B&N free version has your Shauna name instead of your pen name. I reported the price, but I bet it won't take until you change the author name to match. Just FYI.
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #104 on: August 24, 2011, 06:48:42 pm »
    Did it, and also liked it.  Good luck!!  Glad to help out.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #105 on: August 24, 2011, 07:15:45 pm »
    Thanks for everyone's help. Suspicions just went free! Yay!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #106 on: August 24, 2011, 08:14:18 pm »
    Tempting Yerva just went free . . . thanks guys!
    http://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Yerva-ebook/dp/B005HI2KQC

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #107 on: August 25, 2011, 05:21:18 am »
    Just wanted to say The Gossip Ghouls also went free today.
    Thanks for anyone who might have reported it!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #108 on: August 25, 2011, 07:35:50 am »
    Hi Everyone,

    I am going over the thread and reporting any book that isn't showing up free yet.

    If I could have some help with mine--it's free on Smashwords now here:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/30013

     hopefully at B& N soon--I'll let you know when I see it there.

    Here's my link on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Eyed-Dragon-ebook/dp/B004C44GLY

    A quest to solve the mystery of the dragon statue

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #109 on: August 25, 2011, 09:15:18 am »
    Hey, Shauna, your B&N free version has your Shauna name instead of your pen name. I reported the price, but I bet it won't take until you change the author name to match. Just FYI.

    Yeah it's because Smashwords lists your real name as the "publisher" but the author name is the same.

    I think this link may work better: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #110 on: August 25, 2011, 09:44:58 am »
    Everyone who's posted in this thread has gone free, except me.

    I'm not free yet either. I have reported you though, a couple of times.

    I wonder if multiple sites listing it for free helps or if Amazon only cares about B&N. Done anyone know or have theories?

    Here is my B&N link (free):http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077
    And here is my All Romance Ebooks link (free): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #111 on: August 25, 2011, 09:55:20 am »
    Everyone who's posted in this thread has gone free, except me. I reported all of yours and now they're free.

    I'm not free, either.  I don't think they will do it no matter how many report...I'm giving up.
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    « Reply #112 on: August 25, 2011, 09:57:25 am »
    I'm not free yet either. I have reported you though, a couple of times.

    I wonder if multiple sites listing it for free helps or if Amazon only cares about B&N. Done anyone know or have theories?

    Here is my B&N link (free):http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077
    And here is my All Romance Ebooks link (free): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2

    My theory is that they use an algorithm that includes sales factors & trends.  If they have strong predictive data that going free on one of your books will make your other sales take off, they'll do it.  If not, they won't.  And they have said in their emails that they will not disclose their criteria for going free (before it even occurred to me to ask).

    Shauna, you look like a strong candidate to me.
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #113 on: August 25, 2011, 11:37:51 am »


    I reported Shauna's new link on B&N and also T.S. Welti's
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #114 on: August 25, 2011, 02:11:20 pm »
    Don't despair with the books guys.  Only 1 of mine, out of 8 went free.  Who knows how amazon kindle decides when/what goes for $0.00?

    DM Trink
    ShaunaG
    T.S. Welti
    Red Tash:

    I reported all your books.  Hope it happens fast.

    I would note:

    Red Tash, DM Trink . . . Amazon doesn't really care about smashwords prices from what I gather.  You've got to get them on B&N/ITunes then I think you have a chance to get them free.

    Here's my books that are still at $0.99:  Maybe if you could give them a reporting, if not already?  It could be sheer # of requests that tips the hat...thanks! :)


    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sundered-lineage-chris-turner/1104729010?ean=2940011432286&itm=17&usri=chris%2bturner
    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sundered-lineage/id455139515?mt=11
    http://www.amazon.com/Sundered-Lineage-ebook/dp/B005F9RMAW

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tournament-at-bergum-chris-turner/1104773500?ean=2940011447730&itm=14&usri=chris%2bturner
    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/tournament-at-bergum/id455614695?mt=11
    http://www.amazon.com/Tournament-at-Bergum-ebook/dp/B005HI2KSK

    http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-brain-machine/id458599936?mt=11
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Brain-Machine-ebook/dp/B005HI2KJE

    http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/a-simple-lens/id458599934?mt=11
    http://www.amazon.com/A-Simple-Lens-ebook/dp/B005HI2KWG

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/magical-entities-are-not-for-sale-chris-turner/1104728733?ean=2940011437656&itm=2&usri=chris%2bturner
    http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/magical-entities-are-not-for/id455139606?mt=11
    http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Entities-Are-Sale-ebook/dp/B005HI30C0

    The other 2 haven't made it onto B&M/Itunes so I won't even bother putting them here.


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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #115 on: August 25, 2011, 03:36:47 pm »
    These free books are worth every penny.  :-\

    Free means no pennies, please...LOL

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #116 on: August 25, 2011, 04:13:45 pm »
    Thanks Chris--as soon as it is free on B&N I'll post the link.

    I just finished reporting yours and did Red Tash's earlier.

    Here's hoping for all of us T.S!
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    Re: Make It Free
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #118 on: August 25, 2011, 04:21:03 pm »
    Done, Gregory.

    By the way, here's mine: "The Current Rate of Exchange" - free on Smashwords:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77932


    Here is Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005FD4OF4

    done!

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    « Reply #119 on: August 25, 2011, 04:22:34 pm »
    Okay, I made my short story free on Smashwords, but they won't put it on B&N without an ISBN, and it don't have one.  Any other way of making it free on Amazon?

    A Family At Last
    At Smashwords
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/58137
    At Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/A-Family-At-Last-ebook/dp/B004ZGATWE/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=books&qid=1304685198&sr=1-4

    done.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #120 on: August 25, 2011, 04:28:08 pm »
    Have you had any luck going free?

    I emailed Amazon about my short story Bleeding the Blind being free on iTunes and they told me that they set their retail prices at their discretion. That was a week ago and they still haven't changed it to free.

    It's now free on Smashwords, iTunes, and B&N, but still not free on Amazon.

    If anyone could tell me what to do or report the lower price I would be so grateful.

    Barnes and Noble
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bleeding-the-blind-ts-welti/1104561023?ean=2940011454301&itm=1&usri=bleeding%2bthe%2bblind

    iBooks
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bleeding-blind-a-short-story/id455164724?mt=11

    Smashwords
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77241

    done!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #121 on: August 25, 2011, 04:28:35 pm »
    Thanks for the help guys! Every time I come to the thread I re-do everyone who isnt free yet.

    Here is my B&N link (free):http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077
    And here is my All Romance Ebooks link (free): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #122 on: August 25, 2011, 04:29:50 pm »
    Hey guys! Can I jump in here? I'll go back and see who hasnt been made free yet and try to help by reporting.

    My novella, Elfbitten, just went free on B&N via Smashwords today.

    Heres the B&N link:http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077

    Heres the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2

    done!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #123 on: August 25, 2011, 04:32:08 pm »
    Hi Everyone,

    I am going over the thread and reporting any book that isn't showing up free yet.

    If I could have some help with mine--it's free on Smashwords now here:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/30013

     hopefully at B& N soon--I'll let you know when I see it there.

    Here's my link on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Eyed-Dragon-ebook/dp/B004C44GLY



    done!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #124 on: August 25, 2011, 07:00:07 pm »
    Thanks for the help guys! Every time I come to the thread I re-do everyone who isnt free yet.

    Here is my B&N link (free):http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077
    And here is my All Romance Ebooks link (free): https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html

    Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2

    just reported it again for good measure.  hope you go free!

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