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Re: Make It Free
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2011, 08:56:25 pm »
Free?!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #51 on: August 08, 2011, 08:57:20 pm »

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #52 on: August 09, 2011, 03:27:32 am »
    I'm letting my most recent book 'the gnome book' go for free this week...just as soon as I figure out how...lol.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #53 on: August 10, 2011, 08:18:33 am »
    I'm letting my most recent book 'the gnome book' go for free this week...just as soon as I figure out how...lol.
    Haha I actually heard it is a challenge to get that set up, please post instructions if you do! :P

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #54 on: August 10, 2011, 08:32:49 am »
    Reported it, Brian. Best of luck!
    Would be thankful to get some help. I haven't been free since it came out in November, 2010.

    http://www.amazon.com/zombie-apocalypse-Survivor-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B004AM5OIC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1312573709&sr=8-4 is the book.
    http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dying-Times/Brian-Kittrell/e/2940011131851

    Thanks in advance. Also the the ones above here that I saw.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #55 on: August 10, 2011, 08:35:44 am »
    Congrats Tracy, how long did it take you?

    About five days from the book being available on iTunes to being free on Amazon DE, another two days I think for Amazon UK.  Still not free in the US.
       
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #56 on: August 10, 2011, 08:37:14 am »
    Reported it Alain. I hope it works!
    I could use some make it free love:

    Celebrity Space - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HD66P4

    It's currently listed for free on itunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/celebrity-space/id442984609?mt=11

    Price 0.00
    Shipping 0.00

    Thanks guys!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #57 on: August 10, 2011, 08:50:08 am »
    Thanks for this thread! I've been lurking/reading...it's fascinating the success some of you are seeing with free books. I can see the attraction, when you have a lot of books to sell at regular price. Something to consider when I get there... :)
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #58 on: August 10, 2011, 09:17:39 am »
    I'm curious to hear how you were able to get this to work.

    I've made one of my books free on smashwords, added it to the BN and Amazon distribution (it was previously only distributed to Apple and the other distribs), while it's still loaded on those sites via Kindle and Pubit. According to Smashwords, it was shipped to BN on July 28th, but I'm seeing no price change on BN. Nor am I seeing a second listing on BN for the same book with the free price. Hasn't shipped to Amazon yet.

    Did I miss a step?

    Thanks in advance for any insight you can share.
    The power of free is craaaaaaaaaazy on Amazon! and I even got a boost on BN too. The Gifts went free on Amazon (FINALLY) last saturday. (I made it free on Smashwords about 8 weeks ago) I uploaded through BN through pubit, and it's not necessary to take your book down there. Smashwords links to whats already there, and yes you can still see your sales on pubit.

    I already started a post about this, but just a recap..since last Saturday I'm at about 13,000 free downloads on Amazon ( in less than a week!!!!) and I've sold a little over 200 books of the other two books of my trilogy since it went free on Amazon....so Yeah free is definitely worth it!  Bn I was only selling like 2 books a month, now it has jumped to around 2 to 5 books a day. Sales are not great there, so I've heard, so that is a HUGE difference.

    Ill go report for you now :)

    Ps...Gregory it's even with all the reporting...it took about 4 or 5 weeks for Amazon to price match mine to free from BN.com so...get ready for a little bit of a wait!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #59 on: August 11, 2011, 09:38:50 am »
    I just made "A Gnome Army" free on Smashwords, but it's still in processing on KDP...would like to get it free there as well...

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #60 on: August 11, 2011, 08:08:15 pm »
    Naughty Little Schnitzel went free on Smashwords 11 days ago. I've had over 500 downloads and it gave my slow sales of my other  books a boost. It's been premium on Smashwords for a week. I'm still waiting for B and N to list it, so Amazon will price match.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #61 on: August 15, 2011, 04:20:54 am »
    Sorry for waking up an older thread, I didn't want to create a topic that people spoke about last week, but I did have a question. If a book is free on smashwords, amazon are informed, will they change price to match? Books are not on B&N, don't plan them to be either, but I have read of books that are only on smashwords being matched. If it was on kindle for free would be amazing, but it won't be the end of the world if it is not. So, will kindle match smashwords? If so what is the time frame?

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #62 on: August 15, 2011, 08:43:56 am »
    Amazon pretty much ignore my smashwords price. But the I hammered them with ALL the links to where my book was free. Still ignored. Then I emailed them directly and asked what their problem was and put all the links in an email. It was changed with in 24 hours to free.

    Oh, plus the peeps on this thread were also doing the report a lower price thing.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #63 on: August 15, 2011, 11:23:33 am »
    Thank you for the reply. I will contact them directly and see if anything happens.
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #64 on: August 15, 2011, 11:29:06 am »
    Let's see... I have one last detail that needs clearing up and maybe someone can help.

    So, is it best to un-publish the "free" book on Pub It once it gets approved for Premium Distribution on Smashwords?

    This may also answer TawnyTaylor's question as well!  :)

    Thanks!
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #65 on: August 16, 2011, 01:56:26 pm »
    Robert, you emailed them directly? Could you please tell me how you worded it? What email did you use for them?

    My book is free on Nook and Smashwords. Friends have reported it, and then I even tweaked the book and reuploaded it. Still, it's .99 cents.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #66 on: August 17, 2011, 06:59:19 am »
    PJJones,

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/general-questions.html?ie=UTF8&browse_node_id=508510

    I used the email option.

    I do not have the exact wording that I used because the email is sent through their web site instead of your own email program.

    But I did give the all the information such as date it was published, it was published for free from the start, every single link to all sites that carried my book, informed them that myself and many others have been using the books "tell us about a lower price" link.

    I also kind of nicely ask them what their problem was because it has been free from release for three months, why can't they price match.

    I also told them that I did this to drive up sales for my other books and would be staying free. (possibly this is why they did change it to free)

    Hope this helps.


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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #67 on: August 17, 2011, 03:50:04 pm »
    Yes, yes, this does. Thanks! I noticed a surge in sales shortly after it went free on Smashwords and now sales are slowing down again. I want to pick up the momentum. Thanks so much!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #68 on: August 17, 2011, 04:18:25 pm »
    That may not work.  I sent the same message to them before mine went free and was told that they do not accept emails regarding price-matching.  Of course, they DID make it free a day later :).  I guess it depends on who answers your email.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #69 on: August 18, 2011, 03:53:04 pm »
    Well, Naughty Little Schnitzel is FREE! Victorine's suggestion to tweak the book and reupload worked!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #70 on: August 18, 2011, 04:33:27 pm »
    I'm trying to get my book, Suspicions, to go free on Amazon. Would you guys help out?

    Amazon link:  http://amzn.to/n2BdGU

    Barnes and Noble link where it's currently free:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suspicions-christine-kersey/1101303520?ean=2940011140075&itm=1&usri=suspicions%2bkersey

    Thank you!
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #71 on: August 18, 2011, 04:54:53 pm »
    done

    I'm trying to get my book, Suspicions, to go free on Amazon. Would you guys help out?

    Amazon link:  http://amzn.to/n2BdGU

    Barnes and Noble link where it's currently free:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/suspicions-christine-kersey/1101303520?ean=2940011140075&itm=1&usri=suspicions%2bkersey

    Thank you!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #72 on: August 18, 2011, 05:34:55 pm »
    Christine, your link isn't working and for some reason, my copy/paste isn't working, either.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #73 on: August 18, 2011, 08:14:59 pm »
    Odd, it works for me perfectly. I just tried it again.  ???

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #74 on: August 18, 2011, 08:26:56 pm »
    Thanks to those of you who helped. Hopefully my book will be free soon.

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