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Make It Free
« on: August 04, 2011, 01:02:48 pm »
Hey guys, I've got a favor to ask.  My book has gone up on B&N free, and I would like Amazon to price match.  If anyone can spare a moment, and enter the information below in the "Tell Us About A Lower Price" in the product information area.

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

Any help would be appreciated, and I would be willing to help anyone else out.  Thanks,

Gregory
« Last Edit: August 27, 2011, 04:31:11 pm by gregoryblackman »

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    Offline PJJones

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 01:08:21 pm »
    Yes, I'm going to do it right now! A favor from you, too, please. Naughty Little Schnitzel is free on Smashwords and soon to be on B and N.

    Please also make it free on Amazon for me! Thanks. PJ

    Amazon:
    http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Little-Schnitzel-ebook/dp/B005FG15PS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1312488449&sr=1-1

    Smashwords:
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77841

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 01:10:44 pm »
    Done. I also tagged and liked. PJ

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 01:35:30 pm »
    I appreciate it.  I have done the same, however, until it goes on B&N you're not likely to get it price matched.  Been looking around, and even with my own experience, they will not price match.  But I did it, and if it doesn't go free, when B&N uploads the book, please let me know and I will resend the information.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 02:14:03 pm »
    I reported it and was going to download it from B&N, but they wanted my credit card info, so I'll wait until it's free in the kindle store.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 02:22:15 pm »
    These free books are worth every penny.  :-\

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 02:50:05 pm »
    And when it does go free on Kindle, boy oh boy! Never seen anything like it. Just the sheer power of a thousand downloads in less than a day!
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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #7 on: August 04, 2011, 02:54:25 pm »
    Free books rule! Cheers to free books and the authors who publish them!  ;D

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #8 on: August 04, 2011, 02:57:59 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


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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #9 on: August 04, 2011, 02:58:59 pm »
    Really? Thousands!!! Wow! I've had almost 400 in four days on Smashwords. Can't wait!

    Question, it's in que for premium distribution at SmashWords. Will it then go to B and N once it's premium?

    Gregory, best of luck to you on this. Let us know how  downloads go.


    Thanks, all.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 04:12:55 pm »
    Many thanks to everyone.

    PJ, I wish :).  Once accepted, it will take at least a week to ship, and then once it had shipped, it will take about two more weeks to appear in the store.  Not fun, I can tell you that.  But the reward is huge, which makes up for it.

    I got you as well Jacqueline.  I would suggest both you and PJ also visit the Author Tag Exchange in this forum, as I've noticed no tagging support on either on your books.  It makes a great deal of difference.  Not at first, but once you get up to 50+ tags, which doesn't take long thanks to all the great people on this site, sales go up noticeably.




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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #11 on: August 04, 2011, 05:15:06 pm »
    Really? Thanks so much for that tagging tip. It's okay if it takes a month for my Amazon book to become free. I'm finishing up another novel, so hopefully it will be out when the free read is released here. Best of luck, Gregory!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011, 05:56:03 pm »
    So I assume if you want to make something free through Smashwords, you should take it off sale of B&N first so there's no overlap.

    Can you still view your free sales through B&N?  Or do you have to wait for Smashwords to update?

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011, 06:08:09 pm »
    Yeah, maybe take it down. I never put Schnitzel for sale on B and N. I just uploaded it to Smashwords. Make sure it's formatted correctly so it gets premium. I recently uploaded Schnitzel to Kindle and have asked friends to report that it's free at Smashwords, but I guess it will need to go to bigger venues such as B and N for them to change the price.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011, 06:13:09 pm »
    Yeah, maybe take it down. I never put Schnitzel for sale on B and N. I just uploaded it to Smashwords. Make sure it's formatted correctly so it gets premium. I recently uploaded Schnitzel to Kindle and have asked friends to report that it's free at Smashwords, but I guess it will need to go to bigger venues such as B and N for them to change the price.

    All of my stories are already in the premium catalog.  I just opt out of B&N and Amazon because I prefer to be more hands on with them.

    I am curious about the reporting though.  Can you see your B&N sales on the pubit site even though it's sent through Smashwords?

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011, 06:29:52 pm »
    Not sure myself sorry, my first book just went up free today, within the last 6 hours.  Though, I haven't seen one sale through B&N yet, even at free, so maybe it takes awhile.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011, 08:37:04 pm »
    I would love to be able to go through B&N, but I live outside the States and they won't let me upload a book :(.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #17 on: August 04, 2011, 08:58:07 pm »
    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 #18 on: August 04, 2011, 09:13:00 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
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    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
       

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #19 on: August 04, 2011, 09:36:56 pm »
    No other way, maybe sales but who knows when that will happen, though I believe Smashwords will assign an ISBN?  Sorry, I'm not exactly clear on that one, as a Canadian I get all mine free, but I have heard people on this forum talk about using smashwords own service for that.

    Good luck,

    Gregory

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #20 on: August 05, 2011, 12:48:42 am »
    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

    Smashwords will give (or permanently loan) you one. Just click on the "ISBN Manger" link in your dashboard (last link, on the left side).

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #21 on: August 05, 2011, 05:48:24 am »
    Since pubbing Naughty Little Schnitzel on Smashwords Sunday, I already have premium distribution and an ISBN. Now for the wait!

    Thanks, everyone for your advice, and Gregory for starting this thread.

    Hey, thatgirl, your sales jump is AMAZING! 

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #22 on: August 05, 2011, 06:02:01 am »
    Done!

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #23 on: August 05, 2011, 07:09:11 am »
    Hi Everyone. I have did the Tell us about a lower price for all your books. I need help with mine. It has been free everywhere since it forst came out in early May. But Amazon is still listing it at .99

    Please help me also.
    Price list 0.00
    Shipping 0.00

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Rashnar-Kantura-World-ebook/dp/B004ZZPU1A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312552877&sr=8-1

    Smashwords
    http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/58241

    Barnes&Noble
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rashnar-robert-m-yelverton/1103318070

    ITunes
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rashnar/id442886186?mt=11

    Feedbooks
    http://www.feedbooks.com/userbook/20490/rashnar-book1-of-the-kantura-world-series

    Diesel
    http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000058241/Yelverton-Robert-M.-Rashnar/1.html

    Plus there are more places. But you should be able to see why I am upset. It has been free at all those places and more since it came out in early May. There is no way in hell that Amazon spiders have not found it.

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    Re: Make It Free
    « Reply #24 on: August 05, 2011, 08:07:49 am »
    Done, Robert. I can see why you are upset. This is taking a while for you.

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