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Offline Chris Turner

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #150 on: August 28, 2011, 05:51:30 pm »
Just reported everyone since my last post on page 6.

Through my careful sleuthing around the boards, it seems that it takes a couple of weeks to go free once it's been reporting. Keeping my fingers crossed for us. :)
Not sure about the 2 wk thing.  I don't think anybody had reported my stories until I joined this thread, and within a day or so, one story went free.

Any idea why amazon doesn't let authors set their books to $0.00?  I have my own suspicions, but I'm kind of leery of posting them.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #151 on: August 28, 2011, 08:46:07 pm »
    Re-reported everyone.

    Thanks, Ami!

    Chris, I think, aside from the obvious monetary issue, they may be afraid of having a Smashwords environment. Smashwords is just inundated with poor quality work and tons of it is free. I think they could be afraid of losing credibility against competitors.
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #152 on: August 28, 2011, 09:39:34 pm »
    Any idea why amazon doesn't let authors set their books to $0.00?  I have my own suspicions, but I'm kind of leery of posting them.

    Control. I think they simply want to manage the number of freebies available in the Kindle store, to achieve the greatest number of sales of priced books as possible. Fair enough.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #153 on: August 29, 2011, 07:29:49 pm »
    ShaunaG, Nomesque:

    Good points.  Probably a mix of both your ideas from amazon's point of view.  I was also thinking that they may have a problem with runaway downloads if their servers spend most of their time delivering free content that is not earning them money.

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    Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
    « Reply #154 on: August 29, 2011, 07:42:20 pm »
    Hi Guys~ I've been following all of your threads about going free and have diligently adhered to all processes for doing so. I am free everywhere but Amazon now.

    Thank any and all of you so much! It's been a *tad* frustrating...lol!

    Tamara  :)

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #155 on: August 29, 2011, 07:45:06 pm »
    I would definitely like to get in on this thread! I've already been reporting the authors on the last three pages and will continue to do so. ::)
    Thanks for the help. ;) Maybe Amazon will start to notice me finally.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #156 on: August 29, 2011, 11:13:15 pm »
    I second that, my publisher just told It Could Happen Again just went FREE moments ago too! Thank you, thank you!

    FWIW, it seems price matching Apple and B&N made this happen, not the UK going free.
     
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #157 on: August 30, 2011, 07:22:56 am »
    Hi Everyone,

    I'm catching up on any I've missed.(Got Jill, Tamara, Melanie's, Adriana's) (Thanks to all who reported it free on Smashwords!)

    My book is now free on B&N  and I would appreciate anyone who reports it for me.
    Thanks!
    Amazon link:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Eyed-Dragon-ebook/dp/B004C44GLY

    B&N link :
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crimson-eyed-dragon-d-trink/1100079031?ean=2940011136252&itm=2&usri=the%2bcrimson%2beyed%2bdragon

    « Last Edit: August 30, 2011, 07:33:39 am by D.M. Trink »
    A quest to solve the mystery of the dragon statue

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #158 on: August 30, 2011, 07:58:21 am »
    Re-reported those who needed it. Congratz to those who went free - totally jealous!

    Here are mine:

    Here is my B&N link (free):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 #159 on: August 30, 2011, 08:00:57 am »
    I have not consented to the new Terms of Service, which were implemented without any announcement and without the ability to accept or reject them. My continued participation on the forum is related only to addressing this issue and cannot be construed as implied consent.  9/21/2018
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #160 on: August 30, 2011, 08:04:10 am »
    Got Dam_Good_Publishing, got ShaunaG, and got DM Trink. :)

    Mine is still not free (sniff).

    Here it is on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Games-ebook/dp/B004QT6ZN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314716486&sr=8-1

    Here it is on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wicked-games-jill-myles/1100740205?ean=2940011458934&itm=4&usri=jill%2bmylwa

    Thanks guys!!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #161 on: August 30, 2011, 08:28:09 am »
    Done. Also reported Dam_Good's and Jill's books.

    Good luck!

    Re-reported those who needed it. Congratz to those who went free - totally jealous!

    Here are mine:

    Here is my B&N link (free):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 #163 on: August 30, 2011, 11:00:46 am »
    Here's my first book FREE on iBooks:
    http://itunes.apple.com/book/the-book-of-biff-1/id397765040?ls=1

    Here it is stubbornly not free on Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Book-Biff-Target-Practice-ebook/dp/B0044KMOG0/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5


    Thanks for the reporting help!
    The Book of Biff #1 only 99 cents!

    A single panel comic about spaghetti, time travel and toast.

    The strip centers around a child-like mad scientist named Biff who may be part cockroach or possibly an alien.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #164 on: August 30, 2011, 02:58:38 pm »
    I just went free on iBooks.  Is it worth telling amazon for the 4th time?
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #165 on: August 31, 2011, 06:12:44 am »
    I just went free on iBooks.  Is it worth telling amazon for the 4th time?
    I would think so.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #166 on: August 31, 2011, 08:59:13 am »
    One Love,
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #167 on: August 31, 2011, 09:26:50 am »
    I just went free on iBooks.  Is it worth telling amazon for the 4th time?

    For the 4th time? Girl, I report four times an hour lol.

    Re-reported everyone! Good luck! I appreciate the reciprocity!

    Here is my B&N link (free):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 #168 on: August 31, 2011, 09:48:22 am »
    A quest to solve the mystery of the dragon statue

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #169 on: August 31, 2011, 09:49:35 am »
    Re-reported everyone, would appreciate any help on my book as well.

    I Think It Moved:
    B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/I-Think-It-Moved/Adrianna-White/e/2940011453427
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Erotic-Short-Think-Moved-ebook/dp/B005FG2EIU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314069804&sr=8-2

    My Escort Confessions:
    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-escort-confessions-hard-cock-and-paid-[kitten]-adrianna-white/1104808162?ean=2940011452222&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Escort-Confessions-Hard-[kitten]-ebook/dp/B005G88IXW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_kinc_3?ie=UTF8&m=AZC9TZ4UC9CFC

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #170 on: August 31, 2011, 05:19:12 pm »
    I am dying! My jealousy of everyone else's books going free is killing me!

    Here is my B&N link (free):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 #171 on: August 31, 2011, 06:28:13 pm »
    I need to get in on this.  I'll be going through the backlog to report everyone.

    Here's my Smashwords link:

    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/85061

    Amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/Smite-Me-Dark-One-ebook/dp/B005K21VDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314840382&sr=8-1

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #172 on: September 01, 2011, 06:54:22 pm »
    I'm resurrecting this thread as I've got a new book free on B&N, and if all you good folks can tag my for a lower price.  Kathelm, your the only one I haven't sent yet, so I did yours now.

    My information is:
    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Moonlit-Night-ebook/dp/B005HXCSNM/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314927992&sr=1-4
    B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1105126708?ean=2940011474705&itm=4&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
    Price: 0.00

    Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks,
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #173 on: September 01, 2011, 07:52:34 pm »
    I've re-reported everyone. I keep reporting people I've already reported, hoping the sheer volume of our reports will make them switch them, hope people are doing the same for me.

    Kathelm, I did report yours, but it's the general consensous that it needs to be free on B&N or Ibooks before Amazon will price match, smashwords wont make a difference. So if you get it free on one of those sites, please share those links.

    Here is my B&N link (free):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 #174 on: September 01, 2011, 07:58:17 pm »
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    Kathelm, I did report yours, but it's the general consensous that it needs to be free on B&N or Ibooks before Amazon will price match, smashwords wont make a difference. So if you get it free on one of those sites, please share those links.

    Thanks for the tip.  It should go live on one of those sites after the expanded distribution falls into place.  I'll be sure to be back with the new links.

    Adrianna, I submitted yours, and tagged it for good measure.



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