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Offline AdriannaWhite

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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #175 on: September 01, 2011, 08:02:52 pm »
I appreciate it.  And Shauna, that's a great idea, one that I completely forgot.  I'll go back and redo some of them now.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #176 on: September 01, 2011, 08:17:01 pm »
    Hi All!

    Finally mine went free, would a few of you mind making Amazon aware?


    http://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Sister-Parched-book-ebook/dp/B005GMUU8O/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1104738223?ean=2940011473029&itm=16&usri=the%2bseventh%2bsister

    It took so long!

    But dang Shauna what is going on with Amazon??? I'll report it free again... it's crazy that they're sitting on it.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #177 on: September 01, 2011, 08:28:38 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

    Just reported it again--let's see what happens!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #178 on: September 01, 2011, 08:35:09 pm »
    I just wanted to update and say mine DID just go free on Amazon. So B&N on Monday - Amazon by EOD Thursday. I don't know why it went so fast (but I'm not complaining!) - maybe it has to hit a certain sales volume on B&N? I don't know.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #179 on: September 01, 2011, 08:47:00 pm »
    Also, I just went back and re-reported everyone that posted in the past 2 days. Good luck!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #180 on: September 01, 2011, 08:51:17 pm »
    Let'sWrite123, ShaunaG, Adrianna:

    Reported your books.

    This is the last of mine yet to go free.  It was just uploaded to B&N so I'm hoping amazon will $0 it with a few reports.  Cheers,

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/benevolent-influence-chris-turner/1105098382?ean=2940011457180&itm=1&usri=benevolent%2binfluence
    http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Influence-ebook/dp/B005HI4XSA

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #181 on: September 01, 2011, 09:03:31 pm »

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #182 on: September 01, 2011, 09:19:27 pm »
    Hello, everybody. What a great thread.

    (1) I just downloaded my novel Lost Cargo on Smashwords and made it free there.

    (2) I published through B&N myself (not through Smashwords). I changed the price on B&N tonight, but it hasn't changed on the website yet.

    QUESTION: I need to wait for it to be free on B&N before I ask Amazon to make it free?

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #183 on: September 01, 2011, 09:28:07 pm »
    HAGrant:

    Yes, get it free on B&N and/or itunes first, then post the link in this thread with the amazon link, and it will go free.  When?  That's the million dollar question.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #184 on: September 01, 2011, 09:47:00 pm »
    Thanks, Chris.  :) It's 1:00 a.m. here. Tomorrow I'll start marking people's books to go free on Amazon.

    Update: well, B&N won't let me make it free. Since it's free on Smashwords, I hope they'll change it.
    « Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 09:52:09 pm by HAGrant »

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #185 on: September 01, 2011, 10:27:16 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


    Shauna, got this from Amazon:

    I see that 'Leila Bryce Sin' offers Elfbitten (A Taryn Malloy Fantasy) for $2.99 on our website as well as on BN.com . Its free with Shauna Granger. I'm sorry for any misunderstanding this has caused.

    Currently, Amazon does not offer a price match guarantee versus other websites or offline retail stores. However, I've forwarded this to our Kindle team to look into the issue and take further action.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for your interest in Kindle.

    Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem?

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #186 on: September 01, 2011, 11:25:03 pm »

    Shauna, got this from Amazon:

    I see that 'Leila Bryce Sin' offers Elfbitten (A Taryn Malloy Fantasy) for $2.99 on our website as well as on BN.com . Its free with Shauna Granger. I'm sorry for any misunderstanding this has caused.

    Currently, Amazon does not offer a price match guarantee versus other websites or offline retail stores. However, I've forwarded this to our Kindle team to look into the issue and take further action.

    I hope this helps. Thanks for your interest in Kindle.

    Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem?


    Yeah, everyone who e-mails amazon about price matching gets the same " Amazon does not offer a price match guarantee" reply. But thank you for trying! That was really awesome of you! It's frustrating that smashwords lists my real name as the publisher, but it's the same author name. Amazon is just trying to tap dance.

    Re-reporting everyone!
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    « Reply #187 on: September 01, 2011, 11:36:07 pm »
    Yeah Shauna, it really sounds like they're sort of confused.

    What's interesting is, they've actually checked the B&N website!

    But it sounds like they're saying they set the novel for free under Shauna Granger but not under Leila Bryce Sin.
    But I don't see an Elfbitten free under Shauna Granger. Is it me or are they saying there are two books?

    Hmmm....

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #188 on: September 01, 2011, 11:57:46 pm »
    Yeah Shauna, it really sounds like they're sort of confused.

    What's interesting is, they've actually checked the B&N website!

    But it sounds like they're saying they set the novel for free under Shauna Granger but not under Leila Bryce Sin.
    But I don't see an Elfbitten free under Shauna Granger. Is it me or are they saying there are two books?

    Hmmm....

    I publish on B&N and Smashwords and distribute through Smashwords. So if you look at the B&N page there's a spot that says "All Available Formats" and two links. The one distributed through Smashwords shows my real name, but when you click on it and it switches the page to the free price it shows LB Sin as the Author and was down in the details box shows me as the publisher. Its weird. I dont know why Smashwords does it this way. I've emailed Amazon myself, I fully expect to get the stock "no guarantee" response. I have both my real name and pen name on Amazon on the same account so they can't act like they don't know both names are me. But I'm not the first to get frustrating responses from KDP and trying to go free.
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #189 on: September 02, 2011, 04:12:01 am »
    I'm new to everything here and appreciate your help.

    Last night I put my novel Lost Cargo on Smashwords and made it free.

    I understand this is the FREE chain of events:
    (1) Smashwords
    (2) B&N
    (3) Amazon

    My problem: I published directly with B&N, not through Smashwords. Any clues how to get B&N to make it free? They don't have a lower price pulldown menu like Amazon does.

    Update: I've been told the best way to get it to by free on B&N and Amazon is distribute to everybody else through Smashwords, and B&N and Amazon will price match to Apple.
    « Last Edit: September 02, 2011, 06:30:00 am by HAGrant »

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #190 on: September 02, 2011, 06:26:27 am »
    Thanks so much everyone--I did go free overnight!

    I will keep checking back and reporting any of those that I have missed.

    Good luck to all!
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #191 on: September 02, 2011, 10:56:33 am »

    This is the last of mine yet to go free.  It was just uploaded to B&N so I'm hoping amazon will $0 it with a few reports.  Cheers,

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/benevolent-influence-chris-turner/1105098382?ean=2940011457180&itm=1&usri=benevolent%2binfluence
    http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Influence-ebook/dp/B005HI4XSA


    Chris, check out this strange reply I got from Amazon. They offered me a $1.00 coupon. WTH... I was going to use it to buy your book but that goes against the principle of being free. Hmmm... If it doesn't go free, I'll regroup.

    Hello,

    I understand that you are interested in purchasing the Kindle book "Benevolent Influence".

    Amazon does not offer a price match guarantee versus other websites or offline retail stores.

    However, as an exception to our standard policy Ive applied a promotional credit in the amount of $1.00 to your account. When you make your next Kindle purchase, any available promotional balance on your account will automatically apply to your order total. Youll see the promotion amount applied in your Order Details once the purchase completes. These promotional funds can only be used on Kindle books sold by Amazon.com and cannot be applied to Kindle books sold directly by the publisher.

    You can use the promotions balance of $1.00 to place your order for the Kindle book "Benevolent Influence". For your convenience I'm providing you the direct link for the Kindle book "Benevolent Influence" :
    « Last Edit: September 02, 2011, 11:00:27 am by Letswrite123 »

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #192 on: September 02, 2011, 11:00:36 am »
    Crap, let's hope this isn't the end of free books.  I've still got three more that need to go free before that happens.  We all knew this would happen eventually.  I've reported all the books above, and I'm reposting mine if anyone can report it for a lower price.  Thanks,

    Adrianna

    A Moonlit Night:
    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

    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 #193 on: September 02, 2011, 11:13:27 am »
    I publish on B&N and Smashwords and distribute through Smashwords. So if you look at the B&N page there's a spot that says "All Available Formats" and two links. The one distributed through Smashwords shows my real name, but when you click on it and it switches the page to the free price it shows LB Sin as the Author and was down in the details box shows me as the publisher. Its weird. I dont know why Smashwords does it this way. I've emailed Amazon myself, I fully expect to get the stock "no guarantee" response. I have both my real name and pen name on Amazon on the same account so they can't act like they don't know both names are me. But I'm not the first to get frustrating responses from KDP and trying to go free.

    Shauna, I see what's going on. You're going to probably have to un-publish the book on Pub It because the person at Amazon is using that one to say, it's $2.99 on Barnes & Noble under the author Leila Bryce Sin. It sounds like since B&N has a price option, then they're keeping the price option on Amazon.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #194 on: September 02, 2011, 11:20:59 am »
    Crap, let's hope this isn't the end of free books.  I've still got three more that need to go free before that happens.  We all knew this would happen eventually.  I've reported all the books above, and I'm reposting mine if anyone can report it for a lower price.  Thanks,

    Adrianna

    A Moonlit Night:
    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

    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

    Hey Shauna,

    I'll report one tomorrow (A Moon Night). I don't want to over report ;D

    But I've found a way to get across the coupon thing. I'm going to let them know great. I'll use it for Shauna's book but that still leave's Chris's book unfree. And end with COULD YOU PLEASE, JUST MAKE THEM FREE--but I'm not going to yell like that  ;)

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #195 on: September 02, 2011, 11:26:08 am »
    Shauna, I see what's going on. You're going to probably have to un-publish the book on Pub It because the person at Amazon is using that one to say, it's $2.99 on Barnes & Noble under the author Leila Bryce Sin. It sounds like since B&N has a price option, then they're keeping the price option on Amazon.

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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Its annoying because I know for a fact other authors didnt have to take their B&N down. But I'm willing to try anything. I emailed them but haven't heard back from them. This new coupon thing is a little scary but I dont think they'll give up free books because too many of the other major sellers offer them.

    I'm taking Elfbitten down from B&N and it's "Processing" right now. In the meantime, I'm re-reporting you all.

    Here are mine:

    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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    « Reply #196 on: September 02, 2011, 11:42:03 am »
    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. Its annoying because I know for a fact other authors didnt have to take their B&N down. But I'm willing to try anything. I emailed them but haven't heard back from them. This new coupon thing is a little scary but I dont think they'll give up free books because too many of the other major sellers offer them.

    I'm taking Elfbitten down from B&N and it's "Processing" right now. In the meantime, I'm re-reporting you all.

    Here are mine:

    B&N link (free):http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077

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

    Yeah, I don't know it's so hard to do when it's a great business move for them as well!
    It's interesting...
    Anyway, I'll reply to the email they sent me, letting them know it's NOT $2.99 on B&N.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #197 on: September 02, 2011, 01:51:04 pm »
    Okay! The only listing on B&N is the one distributed through Smashwords and there cannot be any confusion!

    So here's the link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Elfbitten-Taryn-Malloy-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B005CCQDA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314996374&sr=1-1

    Thanks so much for you help! I hope I'm as much of a help to you all!
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    « Reply #198 on: September 02, 2011, 02:36:30 pm »
    Okay! The only listing on B&N is the one distributed through Smashwords and there cannot be any confusion!

    So here's the link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Elfbitten-Taryn-Malloy-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B005CCQDA2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314996374&sr=1-1

    Thanks so much for you help! I hope I'm as much of a help to you all!

    Done!

    Fingers crossed!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #199 on: September 02, 2011, 07:46:31 pm »
    Thanks for all the help, re-reported a few of the others that still haven't came free.

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