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Title: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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 (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 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77841)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 04, 2011, 01:10:44 pm
Done. I also tagged and liked. PJ
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: scl 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MikeAngel on August 04, 2011, 02:22:15 pm
These free books are worth every penny.  :-\
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christopher Hunter 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JChris on August 04, 2011, 02:54:25 pm
Free books rule! Cheers to free books and the authors who publish them!  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jacqueline T Lynch 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman 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.



Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez 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?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez 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?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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 :(.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ThatGurlthatlife 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Connie Chastain 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
At Smashwords
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/58137 (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MJWare 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 (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 (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).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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! 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharon Red on August 05, 2011, 06:02:01 am
Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 05, 2011, 08:07:49 am
Done, Robert. I can see why you are upset. This is taking a while for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on August 05, 2011, 09:43:10 am
Glad to hear that you guys have gotten some use from the thread, thought I was going to be talking to the crickets :).

Excited to hear about the success the Gift has been having.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on August 05, 2011, 11:25:20 am
Robert, I see that Kobo isn't listed among your links.  I've read that others have had their Kobo prices matched (as well as their Nook price), so maybe that's why the Amazon spiders haven't listed your book for free?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: That one girl on August 05, 2011, 12:11:21 pm
I just made my short story Bleeding the Blind free on Smashwords. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/77241

Does Amazon catch on to free books on iBooks or Barnes and Noble first? I opted-out of Barnes and Noble because Smashwords format doesn't translate well to Nook. Should I opt in for Amazon to catch wind of the free price?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 05, 2011, 12:13:40 pm
TS, my book has been on Smashwords five days at 0 and it's still .99 on Kindle. From what I've read, it either needs to be on B and N or Itunes for Amazon to catch on.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: That one girl on August 05, 2011, 12:24:06 pm
TS, my book has been on Smashwords five days at 0 and it's still .99 on Kindle. From what I've read, it either needs to be on B and N or Itunes for Amazon to catch on.

It should go free on iTunes within a day or two. I guess I should probably distribute it to B&N as well so it has more of a chance of going free soon. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BrianKittrell on August 05, 2011, 12:50:25 pm
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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY on August 05, 2011, 03:59:24 pm
Robert, I see that Kobo isn't listed among your links.  I've read that others have had their Kobo prices matched (as well as their Nook price), so maybe that's why the Amazon spiders haven't listed your book for free?

When ever I search for Rashnar on Kobo it does not come up. Even when I search my name only 2 of my books come up. I guess Rashnar is one that smashwords has not sent them. Kobo is very back logged.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY on August 05, 2011, 04:03:07 pm
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.

Done
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 05, 2011, 05:11:38 pm
Done, Brian. Liked it, too. This is definitely becoming the 'make it free' thread.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: marshacanham on August 05, 2011, 11:29:38 pm
I've had three books go the free route...the first caught me totally by surprise, just after I first dipped a toe into the self-pubbing waters, so I had no idea it was a GOOD thing, and I panicked and wrote Amazon a dozen emails until they restored the price. It was never officially marked down to free anywhere for any of the bots to pick it up, but there was a week long promo sale at SW offering it with a coupon...hardly something I would have thought worthy of a price match by the Big A, but match it they did.  So they do watch SW.

*snort*

The second book was deliberate, and it took about two weeks after I lowered the price at SW for it to trickle through to Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Apple...and for it to be picked up by Amazon. 


This third time, I started back in mid June, lowering it at SW.  The price change went through everywhere, but the only Amazon bot that picked it up was Amazon UK, where it's been free for over a month.  Finally last Friday, it was picked up on this side of the pond, but only after I had a lot of friends click on the dufus to report a lower price at B &N.  They didn't seem to care that it was free at SW this time around, but the B & N notification nudged it over the edge.

I guess the point of all that is, you can't tell what is going to work, SW or B & N. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: CJArcher on August 05, 2011, 11:39:51 pm
One of my books is free at the moment at Amazon US. I made it free a bit over a week ago at SW. To my surprise it filtered through within 2 days to B&N and iTunes. I'd always thought B&N took forever to make changes. Amazon eventually made it free about 2 days ago and it's gone gangbusters. It's currently #20 free but got as high as #12. So far there's been over 10,000 downloads and I've seen an immediate bump with my other books. I'm hoping that bump will continue as people get around to reading the freebie, liking it and go looking for my other books.

Good luck everyone. For me, the freebie has been great exposure. Now if only I could get the UK to go free too...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BrianKittrell on August 06, 2011, 10:54:45 pm
Thanks a bunch, folks. Fingers crossed here.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on August 06, 2011, 11:26:38 pm
CJ, I see your free book is also very high on iTunes.  Hooray!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gordon Ryan on August 07, 2011, 02:26:51 am
Amazon seems unwilling to match the free price unless it is free on Barnes & Noble.  They don't really care about Smashword pricing, at least until the retail distribution makes it free elsewhere.  Then, on the two occasions where I had my books free on Kindle, I also wrote to Amazon asking them to please price match.  They respond with a standard "we reserve the right to determine price . . ." statement, but then they eventually did price match.  I am keeping one of my books free indefinitely.  The spin off sales have been extraordinary and quadrupled my sales on the series (Book one is free, with four more in the series, plus one combined bundle that has them all in one Kindle edition)

I clicked and reported the above books as free elsewhere for those that left a BN link.  I did not report them as free on Smashwords.

Good luck with the effort. 

GR
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tmarchini on August 07, 2011, 08:12:21 am
I just went free last night on Amazon.de for Haunting At Heidelburgh Mansion  - http://www.amazon.de/Haunting-Heidelburgh-Mansion-Ticket-ebook/dp/B005F0WS5K/ (http://www.amazon.de/Haunting-Heidelburgh-Mansion-Ticket-ebook/dp/B005F0WS5K/)  (broke my DE BBoS for the first time, woot!)

Nothing yet on US or UK.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on August 07, 2011, 09:24:09 am
Thanks everyone for help, and the great conversation.  I think we've helped a few people out here.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 07, 2011, 04:06:06 pm
Congrats Tracy, how long did it take you?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Daniel W. Koch on August 07, 2011, 04:23:56 pm
2 questions...
I'm on Nook via Pub-it....but it wont allow me to lower my price under .99
How do I make it free?

When Amazon makes a book free, what happens to royalties?  Do you get any? Or is it all about exposure?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: CJArcher on August 07, 2011, 04:34:44 pm
No roytalties, Jason. I'm doing it for the exposure and the flow-on effect to my other books, especially the sequel. I strongly suggest you have other books available and price them at $2.99 or higher to take advantage of the 70% royalty rate.  I think going free (if you can get Amazon to match) is better than advertising. There's no up-front cost to you and all the important blogs and sites will list your book without you even asking - Pixel of Ink, Bargain eBooks etc.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SimonSmithWilson on August 07, 2011, 04:45:42 pm
I have two quick questions.

Is this the only way to make a book free on amazon?

Also, can you also change a free book to a price at a later date?

I appreciate any help. Thank you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez on August 07, 2011, 05:09:43 pm
I have two quick questions.

Is this the only way to make a book free on amazon?

Also, can you also change a free book to a price at a later date?

I appreciate any help. Thank you.

Sometimes Amazon will pick books randomly to put on sale or for free.  But you have to kind of be "in the spotlight" already if you know what I mean   :P

Amazon will always price match.  So, yes, you can change it back.  Just change the price on Smashwords, let it trickle to the other channels and Amazon will switch.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez on August 07, 2011, 05:11:04 pm
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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY on August 08, 2011, 07:36:10 pm
Done!

Oh, and 'Rashnar' just went freeeeeeeee....

Not that many downloads yet as it just did so. But I can not believe how it has shot up in the rankings!

I emailed Amazon yesterday and put every link I could find where 'Rashnar' was free. Then asked them why are they still charging when everyone else was free. They replied last night that they would be making 'Rashnar' free with in 48 hours. It is now freeeeee....
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on August 08, 2011, 08:31:23 pm
This is great to hear, mine just went free within the hour.  Went to check if I had just one sale today, and found 79 downloads for the first part of my novel.  Needless to say, it put a smile on my face!

I don't know if this thread helped anyone or not, but I would like to thank everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez on August 08, 2011, 08:55:20 pm
Done!

Oh, and 'Rashnar' just went freeeeeeeee....

Not that many downloads yet as it just did so. But I can not believe how it has shot up in the rankings!

I emailed Amazon yesterday and put every link I could find where 'Rashnar' was free. Then asked them why are they still charging when everyone else was free. They replied last night that they would be making 'Rashnar' free with in 48 hours. It is now freeeeee....

Yay!  They are good about replying to emails.  Sometimes things just slip through the cracks in their system.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rick Chesler on August 08, 2011, 08:56:25 pm
Free?!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez on August 08, 2011, 08:57:20 pm
Free?!

That's the goal...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jwholmes2011 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharon Red 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tawnytaylor 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tmarchini 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tawnytaylor 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Susan Kaye Quinn 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... :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tawnytaylor 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jwholmes2011 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...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SimonSmithWilson 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?

Thank you
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SimonSmithWilson on August 15, 2011, 11:23:33 am
Thank you for the reply. I will contact them directly and see if anything happens.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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!
Z
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY 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.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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.

Adrianna/Gregory
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 18, 2011, 03:53:04 pm
Well, Naughty Little Schnitzel is FREE! Victorine's suggestion to tweak the book and reupload worked!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RobertY on August 18, 2011, 08:14:59 pm
Odd, it works for me perfectly. I just tried it again.  ???
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey on August 18, 2011, 08:26:56 pm
Thanks to those of you who helped. Hopefully my book will be free soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 19, 2011, 04:46:31 am
Worked for me this time. I have no idea what's up with my computer. Christine, a suggestion would be to make a few tweaks and then upload it again. Amazon might catch the free price on the upload.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey on August 19, 2011, 06:33:43 am
Worked for me this time. I have no idea what's up with my computer. Christine, a suggestion would be to make a few tweaks and then upload it again. Amazon might catch the free price on the upload.

I think I'll try that when I get home from work this evening. Thanks for your help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BellaStreet on August 20, 2011, 08:04:24 pm
I'm working my way on reporting everyone's free prices on their Amazon pages here, and would love it if you would do the same for me. I love this community and the way author's are so supportive of others. You guys rock!

Please report this price: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-z-word-bella-street/1103800836

to my Amazon page: http://www.amazon.com/Word-Apocalypse-Babes-ebook/dp/B0054DW2UE

Thanks so much!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BellaStreet on August 20, 2011, 08:13:03 pm
Okay, officially reported everyone. May all our books be FREE! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey on August 20, 2011, 08:21:03 pm
Done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash on August 20, 2011, 08:37:16 pm
I got that "our discretion" email, marked it as unhelpful, and wrote again. The second time, I got an email stating that my opinion would be shared for future site updates...it sounded as if they have had several complaints about not being able to go free by *our* own choice. I guess we'll see how it shakes out. In the meantime, readers can download Kindle format for free on Smashwords, so that's where I steer people. Consequently, I've had 120 DL of my short on Smashwords, vs. 1 from Amazon in the same timeframe.

(If you'd like to report it as free, the links to both are in my sig, thanks!)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Arthur Mackeown on August 21, 2011, 09:14:47 pm
I began publishing on Smashwords a couple of months ago, and have several free short stories, some of which are being downloaded in fairly large numbers, with good reviews. I would like to publish these same stories on Amazon, but I understand that Amazon puts a price on them of $0.99, which defeats the object of the excercise. How do I get them on Amazon for free?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sonia Rumzi on August 22, 2011, 12:22:18 pm
Can I ask for some make it free in the US love:
 It Could Happen Again - Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/It-Could-Happen-Again-ebook/dp/B004TMB64Y/)

It's currently listed for free on:
  It Could Happen Again - iTune (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/it-could-happen-again/id437523182)
  It Could Happen Again - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/It-Could-Happen-Again-ebook/dp/B004TMB64Y/)

Price 0.00
Shipping 0.00

I'll squeel elsewhere, but a quick note: it works well. Do get all of your ducks lined up, author pages, tags, etc. The moment it went FREE on the UK site, I received an uptick in sales with my other titles!
(note: B&N is currently not responding well to price changes. Apple was FAST, Amazon UK matched less than 48 hours)

Thank you for the help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on August 22, 2011, 01:02:36 pm
Can I ask for some make it free in the US love:
 It Could Happen Again - Amazon US (http://www.amazon.com/It-Could-Happen-Again-ebook/dp/B004TMB64Y/)

It's currently listed for free on:
  It Could Happen Again - iTune (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/it-could-happen-again/id437523182)
  It Could Happen Again - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/It-Could-Happen-Again-ebook/dp/B004TMB64Y/)

Price 0.00
Shipping 0.00

I'll squee elsewhere, but a quick note: it works well. Do get all of your ducks lined up, author pages, tags, etc. The moment it went FREE on the UK site, I received an uptick in sales with my other titles!
(note: B&N is currently not responding well to price changes. Apple was FAST, Amazon UK matched less than 48 hours)

Thank you for the help!


Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BellaStreet on August 22, 2011, 06:52:09 pm
Y'all, it worked! THANK YOU SO MUCH! My book just went free on Amazon! Woot!

http://www.amazon.com/Word-Apocalypse-Babes-ebook/dp/B0054DW2UE
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Karly Kirkpatrick on August 22, 2011, 08:02:13 pm
How do I get a 'link' for iTunes? Every time I try to access it online, it throws me into iTunes and I can't get a link.

My book (Into the Shadows) is free on SW and iTunes, but not on B&N. Have people doubled up on that? Meaning, done the extended distr. from SW to B&N even if you have your book thru PubIt, just so it shows free? I'm dying for this to go free!

Thanks!
 ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sonia Rumzi on August 22, 2011, 08:19:51 pm
How do I get a 'link' for iTunes? Every time I try to access it online, it throws me into iTunes and I can't get a link.

Google is your best friend: type in your name, book title and the magic word, ibook - then scan down the results to find your preview page...  Into The Shadows on Apple  (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/into-the-shadows/id429823958)

Reported it free for you and praying it converts yesterday!

Cheers, -Sonia
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 22, 2011, 08:51:24 pm
Hi guys,

Can you make these short stories free?  They're free on itunes/b&n.
I am doing the same for people in this post

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

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sundered-lineage/id455139515?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/Sundered-Lineage-ebook/dp/B005F9RMAW

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/gb/book/tournament-at-bergum/id455614695?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/Tournament-at-Bergum-ebook/dp/B005HI2KSK

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

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/81959
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dragon-of-Skar-ebook/dp/B005HI2KLC

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82008
http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Influence-ebook/dp/B005HI4XSA

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/tempting-yerva
http://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Yerva-ebook/dp/B005HI2KQC


cheers!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 22, 2011, 09:15:36 pm
That is quite the clusterf**k of a list :), if you can separate them and PM me, I will add them to my list on another thread.

But I've let Amazon know about the prices already, and the others above me.  I have some myself if anyone would be so kind.

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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 22, 2011, 09:27:39 pm
Adrianna: I reordered the list, sorry about the c..f.  Also, PM'ing you the updated list.  And, I reported all your books.  :) 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sonia Rumzi on August 22, 2011, 11:05:43 pm
Chris & Adrianna, may the winds of change make your books free! -Sonia
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 22, 2011, 11:20:47 pm
Sonia: Thanks! . . . I tagged your book earlier.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Karly Kirkpatrick on August 23, 2011, 03:19:14 pm
Thanks for help finding the link!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash on August 24, 2011, 04:39:20 am
Has anyone reported mine as free?  The Smashwords link is the one on the left, in my signature. The amazon link is the one on the right. Thanks in advance!

I'm not getting anywhere with their customer service. I don't think they're reading my (very polite) emails.

Thanks in advance. I'm getting a lot of downloads on Smashwords, next to none on amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey on August 24, 2011, 05:57:16 am
I'm frustrated with Amazon. My book, Suspicions, has been free on B&N for nearly 3 weeks, I've had a number of people do the "report lower price" thing and I've contacted customer support. Still not free. I don't know what else to do.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Z on August 24, 2011, 09:45:18 am
Also looking for a little help, as Amazon hasn't yet made this book free.  If anyone could report the lower price on this book, it would be appreciated.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Gossip-Ghouls-Zombies-Lipstick-ebook/dp/B0057AQMXW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314203249&sr=1-1#_ (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057AQMXW?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-gossip-ghouls-z/1104729117?ean=2940011433863&itm=1&usri=the%2bgossip%2bghouls.

I"ll try to return the favor.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Colette Riley on August 24, 2011, 01:39:57 pm
I'm frustrated with Amazon. My book, Suspicions, has been free on B&N for nearly 3 weeks, I've had a number of people do the "report lower price" thing and I've contacted customer support. Still not free. I don't know what else to do.

I just reported it again Christine. Not sure if it will help but it's worth a shot
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on August 24, 2011, 03:00:18 pm
I'd like to make my book free on Amazon but I uploaded directly to B&N via pubit and it won't let me price it at free. Are all of you distributing to B&N via Smashwords?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 24, 2011, 03:10:35 pm
Correct, I believe going through Smashwords is the only way right now.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 24, 2011, 03:14:42 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Heres the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: A.D. Bloom 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.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Z 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Heres the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nadine on August 24, 2011, 06:48:42 pm
Did it, and also liked it.  Good luck!!  Glad to help out.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christine Kersey on August 24, 2011, 07:15:45 pm
Thanks for everyone's help. Suspicions just went free! Yay!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 24, 2011, 08:14:18 pm
Tempting Yerva just went free . . . thanks guys!
http://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Yerva-ebook/dp/B005HI2KQC
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Z 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink 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

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (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 (https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash 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 (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 (https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on August 25, 2011, 11:37:51 am


I reported Shauna's new link on B&N and also T.S. Welti's
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner 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.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: *DrDLN* (dr.s.dhillon) on August 25, 2011, 03:36:47 pm
These free books are worth every penny.  :-\

Free means no pennies, please...LOL
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen on August 25, 2011, 04:15:20 pm
I will work my way through the thread and help "make it free."

Would appreciate some help with mine:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweetwater-American-ebook/dp/B0037263PO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314313061&sr=8-2

free on Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweetwater-american-eileen-cruz-coleman/1104562272?ean=2940011411991&itm=1&usri=

and here is my other eBook: http://www.amazon.com/Rumpel-Cursed-Tales-Novel-ebook/dp/B00408ASDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314314011&sr=1-1

free on smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/24944

thank you, all!  Kindleboards rocks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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 (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 (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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (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 (https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

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

done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen 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 (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 (https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-elfbitten-578135-140.html)

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

just reported it again for good measure.  hope you go free!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 25, 2011, 07:42:37 pm
Thanks Eileen, I got you again!

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

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on August 25, 2011, 08:14:10 pm
I've reported everyone in the last two pages.  Thanks everyone for keeping this going.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Loves on August 25, 2011, 09:58:45 pm
Goooo, Free!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/79419

(Free)

http://www.amazon.com/The-Mean-Switch-ebook/dp/B005G84AV6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314334658&sr=8-1

(Hasn't gone free on Amazon... yet.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Izzy Hammerstein on August 26, 2011, 03:10:38 am
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.

AMAZON LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Jonathan-Rush-Star-Academy-ebook/dp/B005BJ3J6M/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_1


Website:
URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jonathan-rush-and-the-star-academy-gregory-blackman/1104561784?ean=2940011420344&itm=4&usri=jonathan%2brush
Price: 0.00
Shipping 0.00


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

Gregory

You're going Free also?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on August 26, 2011, 06:07:59 am
Got both of yours Eileen-thanks for reporting mine.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 26, 2011, 08:58:46 am
Checking in and re-reporting

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

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on August 26, 2011, 08:08:47 pm
Shauna, your covers are gorgeous and I'm sure a free read will drive even more traffic to your books. I reported your book. Did you also tweak it and then upload again? Best of luck.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 26, 2011, 08:46:35 pm
Tried that for my books...no luck so far :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 26, 2011, 10:57:05 pm
Shauna, your covers are gorgeous and I'm sure a free read will drive even more traffic to your books. I reported your book. Did you also tweak it and then upload again? Best of luck.

Thanks PJ!

Can you tell me what you mean by tweak it and upload it? Do you mean reupload the book on Amazon? Is that what you did?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on August 26, 2011, 11:43:30 pm
I'm making my short story collection free in preparation for release of a trilogy:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53307

(I can't make it free on B & N since I don't live in the US)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 27, 2011, 09:22:43 am
I'm making my short story collection free in preparation for release of a trilogy:

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53307

(I can't make it free on B & N since I don't live in the US)

Patty I reported for you. Are you distributing to the different publishers through smashwords? That's how we're getting our books free on Barnes and Noble, our smashwords versions are showing up there.


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

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 27, 2011, 04:29:44 pm
Re-posting my links here, if anyone can mark them as cheaper, that would be great.

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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 27, 2011, 09:57:12 pm
I reported all the books on the last 2 pages, even the smashwords ones (though my suspicion is that amazon only considers B&N & itunes for price-lowering).  Hope you all get free!

Here's a couple of mine to report if you can.  Already managed to get a couple free in past few days thanks to you guys for reporting! :)

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://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-dragon-of-skar/id460312950?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dragon-of-Skar-ebook/dp/B005HI2KLC

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-brain-machine-chris-turner/1105098924?ean=2940011464560&itm=11&usri=chris%2bturner
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-brain-machine/id458599936?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/The-Brain-Machine-ebook/dp/B005HI2KJE

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-simple-lens-chris-turner/1105098319?ean=2940011458705&itm=8&usri=chris%2bturner
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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on August 28, 2011, 08:37:09 am
Reported all books for free pricing.
Title: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on August 28, 2011, 09:14:13 am
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.

I understand (and have implemented) that taking a URL link from a site (like Apple) that lists your book for free and then C&P it in the," tell us about a lower price," underneath the author's rankings, helps get it free on Amazon.

I would be MIGHTY grateful if you guys would paste the following link (from Apple/iBooks) to my Death Whispers page at Amazon: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/death-whispers-book-1-death/id432458543?mt=11

Some of you already know to then paste it by clicking on the sentence underneath my ranking that says: "tell us about a lower price." It is self-explanatory from there. Here is the DW product page link on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Death-Whispers-Book-ebook/dp/B004ULVYAU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314547736&sr=8-2

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

Tamara  :)
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on August 28, 2011, 10:54:54 am
I just did yours. It goes without saying that I'll be reciprocal ;)! Thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 28, 2011, 10:55:54 am
Caught up again! Good luck everyone and thanks for the help!

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

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. on August 28, 2011, 11:39:40 am
Caught up again! Good luck everyone and thanks for the help!

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

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

Hey ShaunaG, just to let you know your all romance link isn't needed, your book isn't free there.
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. on August 28, 2011, 12:10:01 pm
No problem. Don't forget to check out this thread too.

https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,78571.0.html
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: AdriannaWhite on August 28, 2011, 01:16:33 pm
Sent them in to Amazon for price matching, would be happy if you could do the same:


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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on August 28, 2011, 01:43:06 pm
Thanks for the reminder - I forgot I changed that price.

Also, I've tweaked my MS and reuploaded it to Amazon as recommended, it went live again this morning, so we'll see if it makes it go free any faster.
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: ShaunaG on August 28, 2011, 01:54:52 pm
Hey everyone! Looks like the "Make it Free" thread isnt as popular now. I've gone and reported everyone here, if you guys could do the same for me, I'd really appreciate it!

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

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: Laura Lond on August 28, 2011, 02:19:23 pm
Just got your book's 0.00 price reported Tamara. :) Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: amiblackwelder on August 28, 2011, 02:59:27 pm
Hey everyone! Looks like the "Make it Free" thread isnt as popular now. I've gone and reported everyone here, if you guys could do the same for me, I'd really appreciate it!

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

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

nice covers
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: yomamma on August 28, 2011, 05:02:21 pm
Could I ask for a couple smacks of the 'make it free' button from you guys?

I'm trying to make this one free:  http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Games-ebook/dp/B004QT6ZN2/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1314576014&sr=8-12

It's currently free on B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wicked-games-jill-myles/1100740205

Thank you! going back and doing the same for others in this thread :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: nomesque 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner 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.
Title: Re: Please(!) KB-er's...*Make me Free*!
Post by: Cristian YoungMiller 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  :)

Done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cristian YoungMiller 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.

Done
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sonia Rumzi on August 29, 2011, 11:13:15 pm
I second that, my publisher just told It Could Happen Again (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TMB64Y/?tag=kbpst-20) 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink 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

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: yomamma 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!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tawnytaylor 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on August 30, 2011, 10:22:31 am
Reported new people on this page.

These are two of the last ones not to go free:

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/the-dragon-of-skar/id460312950?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dragon-of-Skar-ebook/dp/B005HI2KLC

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-simple-lens-chris-turner/1105098319
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/a-simple-lens/id458599934?mt=11
http://www.amazon.com/A-Simple-Lens-ebook/dp/B005HI2KWG

5 of the other shorts have gone free.  Thanks a million guys - really!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Brain-Machine-ebook/dp/B005HI2KJE
http://www.amazon.com/Sundered-Lineage-ebook/dp/B005F9RMAW
http://www.amazon.com/Tournament-at-Bergum-ebook/dp/B005HI2KSK
http://www.amazon.com/Magical-Entities-Are-Sale-ebook/dp/B005HI30C0
http://www.amazon.com/Tempting-Yerva-ebook/dp/B005HI2KQC
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Hallbeck 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RedTash on August 30, 2011, 02:58:38 pm
I just went free on iBooks.  Is it worth telling amazon for the 4th time?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharon Red 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Aynoit Ashor on August 31, 2011, 08:59:13 am
Hello.  I'm asking for help making my novella Sixty-7 free. 

B&N Link http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sixty-7-aynoit-ashor/1102622437?ean=2940011465512&itm=2&usri=aynoit%2bashor#CustomerReviews (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sixty-7-aynoit-ashor/1102622437?ean=2940011465512&itm=2&usri=aynoit%2bashor#CustomerReviews)

Amazon Link http://www.amazon.com/Sixty-7-Family-Secrets-ebook/dp/B004V0W5U8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314805932&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Sixty-7-Family-Secrets-ebook/dp/B004V0W5U8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314805932&sr=1-1)

Thank you.

P.S. I've reported everyone before me who is not (currently) free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on August 31, 2011, 09:48:22 am
Reported Chris H and Aynoit's this time and reported again RedTash's and Shauna's.

Any help on mine is appreciated!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Crimson-Eyed-Dragon-ebook/dp/B004C44GLY


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


Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm 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 (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 (http://www.amazon.com/Smite-Me-Dark-One-ebook/dp/B005K21VDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314840382&sr=8-1)

Thanks
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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,
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 01, 2011, 07:58:17 pm
Quote
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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

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

Just reported it again--let's see what happens!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: yomamma 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: yomamma 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 01, 2011, 09:03:31 pm

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


Reporting it now!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant 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?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (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?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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....
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink 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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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 I’ve 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. You’ll 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" :
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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.

Z
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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.

Z

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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Elfbitten/Leila-Bryce-Sin/e/2940011443077)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005CCQDA2 (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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG 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 (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 (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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 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 (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 (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!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite 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.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 02, 2011, 11:41:36 pm
Re-reported everyone. Z, it's been a while since you posted your links, may want to put them up again.

Good luck everyone!

P.S. I did get the stock "yes we sometimes match, no we dont guarantee it" response from Amazon.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 03, 2011, 12:28:30 am
Re-reported everyone. Z, it's been a while since you posted your links, may want to put them up again.

Good luck everyone!

P.S. I did get the stock "yes we sometimes match, no we dont guarantee it" response from Amazon.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)

Here are my links!

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

I got the guarantee on mine too, as I reported my own as well...

I haven't heard anything back from yours, so hopefully their working on it. And, from what I read earlier, the we sometimes guarantee email is the good email.
Hopefully yours go free in a few days.

Adrianna, I'll be reporting yours tomorrow!
Z
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 03, 2011, 01:04:25 pm
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 I’ve 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. You’ll 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" :


LetsWrite123:

Weird with the coupon thing.  Don't know what to say.  Hope they are not phasing out free ebooks, but like Adrianna says, too many vendors support it so amazon can't throw it away (I hope).

Benevolent Influence is still not free, maybe some more reports would help, or I've maxed out the free option?

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/benevolent-influence-chris-turner/1105098382
http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Influence-ebook/dp/B005HI4XSA

ShaunaG, Adrianna, LetsWrite123:

Reported your books.  Taking a long time for you guys?

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.

HAGrant:

Best thing is to publish through smashwords.  They take a bit of a cut, but worth it in terms of being able to make books free on B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Hallbeck on September 04, 2011, 01:07:55 am
I'm trying the "tweak the file and upload it again" technique.

Crosses fingers.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 04, 2011, 10:24:10 am
Went through an re-reported everyone who still isnt free. Good luck everyone! Hope you're having a nice holiday weekend!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on September 04, 2011, 11:07:36 am
I [finally] went FREE on the first which happened to coincide with book 2 in my Death Series' release. It was everything the seasoned Indie authors said it would be and I am eternally grateful for their shared advice. Without this, for most of us [Indies] it is difficult to get the exposure necessary to develop a fan/reader base. The best thing about it is my book is now where it belongs; in the hands of readers!

Thanks to those of you that C&P my free links to Amazon so they'd be aware of their competitors "free" status and price-match. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 04, 2011, 12:15:40 pm
You know what?

It's just so upsetting that we have to go through this to make our books free in order to gain exposure!

And, B&N is pretending like they don't have a description for my free book The Seventh Sister!

Anyway, I blew off some steam and blogged about it. Now I have half the steam I had earlier. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Martin Perry on September 04, 2011, 12:44:02 pm
I think I need another push with these. Pretty please folks!

Legacy Universe: Prize Fighting
B&N -  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Legacy-Universe/Martin-Perry/e/2940011468797
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Universe-Prize-Fighting-ebook/dp/B005FCCE3O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315165309&sr=1-3

Legacy Universe: Wandering Man
B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-universe-martin-perry/1105098665?ean=2940011468780&itm=1&usri=legacy%2buniverse%2bwandering%2bman%2ba%2bshort%2bstory
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Universe-Wandering-Short-ebook/dp/B005FCCE2K/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315165309&sr=1-2

It'd be pretty terrible if Amazon got rid of free. It encourages sales IMO.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 04, 2011, 01:06:28 pm
I think I need another push with these. Pretty please folks!

Legacy Universe: Prize Fighting
B&N -  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Legacy-Universe/Martin-Perry/e/2940011468797
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Universe-Prize-Fighting-ebook/dp/B005FCCE3O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315165309&sr=1-3

Legacy Universe: Wandering Man
B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/legacy-universe-martin-perry/1105098665?ean=2940011468780&itm=1&usri=legacy%2buniverse%2bwandering%2bman%2ba%2bshort%2bstory
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Legacy-Universe-Wandering-Short-ebook/dp/B005FCCE2K/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315165309&sr=1-2

It'd be pretty terrible if Amazon got rid of free. It encourages sales IMO.

You might want to look into this, Martin but B&N doesn't have a descriptions/overviews published for your free books.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Martin Perry on September 04, 2011, 01:14:02 pm
Yeah, I think I need to talk to Smashwords. They also list as two versions of the same book. Wandering Man has versions listed, and Prize Fighting is one of them but you can't search for Prize Fighting as far as I can see. Not good.

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 04, 2011, 01:21:27 pm
Give B&N some time.  It took my book about a month before the descriptions started popping up.  The only problem was it caused a few bad reviews (as nowhere did it say the word count, they were short stories, and I assume the reader's thought it would be a full book).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 04, 2011, 01:33:53 pm
Give B&N some time.  It took my book about a month before the descriptions started popping up.  The only problem was it caused a few bad reviews (as nowhere did it say the word count, they were short stories, and I assume the reader's thought it would be a full book).

Ohhh... OK... I actually was giving them time until I got an email from customer service saying that Smashwords didn't send the description over. BUT--I used to work in inside sales, so I know it only takes one person who's ill-informed to start at sh** storm...

That may be happening here. I'll see.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 04, 2011, 03:14:57 pm
Hello all!

I've reported everyone in the thread who isn't free already. (Good luck, Shauna!!!)

I'd appreciate some reporting for my book.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11)

(Crap! I now see that the title is just a wee bit different. I'm going to tweak that in kdp in case it makes a difference.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 04, 2011, 07:45:19 pm
Okay I read back and think I got everyone; here are my free submissions if anyone wouldn't mind reporting, thanks!  :)

Awkward Memoirs From Little India:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315185058&sr=1-3
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-little/id462817105?mt=11

Awkward Memoirs From Actual India:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Actual-India-ebook/dp/B005L9VJJQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1315185105&sr=8-3
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-actual/id462837554?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 04, 2011, 08:56:43 pm
Ohhh... OK... I actually was giving them time until I got an email from customer service saying that Smashwords didn't send the description over. BUT--I used to work in inside sales, so I know it only takes one person who's ill-informed to start at sh** storm...

That may be happening here. I'll see.

Would love to hear if it works, keep me posted.  I'm waiting on two others right now. :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 05, 2011, 09:47:22 am
Happy Labor Day!

Re-reported Adrianna, Romi, Valeriec, Z, Martin and Chris.

My book went free on B&N on 8/24, so yes, it feels like it's taking forever, but I know it's not that bad since some people have said it took as many as 8 weeks from smashwords to Amazon. So I'm trying to stay positive.

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 05, 2011, 01:13:34 pm
ShaunaG, Martin Perry, Valeriec80, Romi:

Reported your books
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 06, 2011, 09:25:16 am
Morning check in and re-report!

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 06, 2011, 10:00:40 am
I feel your pain Shauna, every day it's the first thing I check :)

Re-reported.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on September 06, 2011, 10:21:35 am
Hi, I'm trying to make a short story free on amazon if anyone is willing to report it.  Thanks!


on amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Friend-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B0056VBOB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315329479&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Friend-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B0056VBOB2/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315329479&sr=1-1)

on nook:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hot-girls-friend-lisa-scott/1103844658?ean=2940011398506&itm=1&usri=the%2bhot%2bgirl%2bs%2bfriend (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-hot-girls-friend-lisa-scott/1103844658?ean=2940011398506&itm=1&usri=the%2bhot%2bgirl%2bs%2bfriend)


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 06, 2011, 03:01:57 pm
Re-reported everyone. Here are my links if you've got a chance.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on September 06, 2011, 05:37:55 pm
Wow, not sure if anyone reported me or not, but I'm free!  (And the funny thing is, this short story is free anyway if you download a sample from my short story collection.  It's just a different way to get it out there.)  Thanks! Good luck everyone.  I'll look through the thread and report anyone still waiting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 06, 2011, 05:42:55 pm
I reported you Lisa!

Glad it went through for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on September 06, 2011, 05:47:15 pm
I reported you Lisa!

Glad it went through for you.

I've been trying for a while.  You must've been the straw the broke their back!  Just reported you.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 06, 2011, 08:34:41 pm
Re upping my links if anyone new can help me out as well.  Thanks,

A Moonlit Night:
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1105383243?ean=2940011474705&itm=3&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Moonlit-Night-ebook/dp/B005HXCSNM/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315366398&sr=1-4

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


Thanks guys, you've been great.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 12:32:03 am
Ok... so I've resulted to practically begging.... And I'll continue to beg until they do it! LOL!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 01:45:25 am
Would love to hear if it works, keep me posted.  I'm waiting on two others right now. :(

Will do!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 07, 2011, 05:43:12 am
This thread explains a lot. Could someone please help me get my book reported?

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82336

Kindle:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82336

Thanks
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 07, 2011, 07:05:57 am
Oops! My cut and paste didn't work  :'(

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

SW: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82336
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 07, 2011, 09:39:16 am
Trying to stay positive! Re-reporting everyone who needs it!

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 11:39:39 am
You guys really are the best. I have been trying to get my book free for so long, and it wasn't until I found this thread...what maybe a week ago? Not even two weeks ago, and In the Beginning (first book of my series) just went free.

I thank you all so much!  ;D

I am going back to find anyone new that I can help. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This thread is the only thing that has ever worked. Ever, ever, ever.

This is good to know that it still works...

I'm writing out of things to say!

"Please see that this book is free on B&N. 
(Then the links go below)


Is this general wording everyone's using?

I've been saying  a little more, like -- it appears to be authors intention to have the book free on Amazon as well.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 11:41:45 am
Oops! My cut and paste didn't work  :'(

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

SW: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82336

Hey Francis, it needs to be free on B&N  for you to even have a fighting chance--Apple will do too I think.
Z
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 07, 2011, 12:55:08 pm
This is good to know that it still works...

I'm writing out of things to say!

"Please see that this book is free on B&N. 
(Then the links go below)


Is this general wording everyone's using?

I've been saying  a little more, like -- it appears to be authors intention to have the book free on Amazon as well.

I'm not sure what you need wording for. All I'm doing is clicking on the little "Report Lower Price" link underneath the ranking and putting in the links to B&N. I don't even see a place there for narrative. ?? :)

I've re-ported you all. My links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)

Fingers crossed!

(I think we should throw Shauna a party when they finally make Elfbitten free.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Aynoit Ashor on September 07, 2011, 01:06:22 pm
Thank you all so much!  I am free as of sometime over night and have had over 850 downloads of my free book!  :o My paid book has picked up a bit too. :)  Thanks again and I have re-reported those in need.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. on September 07, 2011, 01:26:06 pm
Trying to stay positive! Re-reporting everyone who needs it!

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)

Do you have an apple link (itunes) I was having trouble, but I think a couple pages back I added an apple link with my B and N link. Maybe it made a difference? ???

I tried to look for your book for an apple link but I couldn't find it. Is it available? I'm not good at navigating itunes at all. ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 01:42:31 pm
I'm not sure what you need wording for. All I'm doing is clicking on the little "Report Lower Price" link underneath the ranking and putting in the links to B&N. I don't even see a place there for narrative. ?? :)

I've re-ported you all. My links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)

Fingers crossed!

(I think we should throw Shauna a party when they finally make Elfbitten free.)


LOLOLOL (at myself!)

I guess I'm doing way too extra...

I've never seen that link. I've been emailing Customer Service! ???

Thanks for the info!


BTW-- just reported yours and everyone else's the RIGHT way!

Here are my links again:

Amazon:    http://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Sister-Parched-book-ebook/dp/B005GMUU8O
B&B:    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1104738223
I-tunes:   http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-seventh-sister-parched/id462937453?mt=11




Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 07, 2011, 01:52:15 pm
How do you get it free on B&N? They are like Amazon and won't let me set it for free. :-\
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 07, 2011, 02:20:49 pm
How do you get it free on B&N? They are like Amazon and won't let me set it for free. :-\

You have to choose to distribute to B&N via Smashwords and wait until B&N publishes the product page.


Also, just finished reporting everyone the proper way.

Valerie
Shauna
Romi
Chris
Martin
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Aynoit Ashor on September 07, 2011, 07:56:52 pm

LOLOLOL (at myself!)

I guess I'm doing way too extra...

I've never seen that link. I've been emailing Customer Service! ???

Thanks for the info!


BTW-- just reported yours and everyone else's the RIGHT way!

Here are my links again:

Amazon:    http://www.amazon.com/Seventh-Sister-Parched-book-ebook/dp/B005GMUU8O
B&B:    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1104738223
I-tunes:   http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-seventh-sister-parched/id462937453?mt=11






Done.   ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 07, 2011, 08:05:09 pm

(I think we should throw Shauna a party when they finally make Elfbitten free.)

Aw! Thanks! <3


I've never seen that link. I've been emailing Customer Service! ???


Oh no! LOL!

Re-reporting everyone! I'm not free on Itunes yet - that seems to take much longer for smashwords to update. But I'm not worried about that. B&N usually workds.

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cristian YoungMiller on September 08, 2011, 02:08:37 am
My book Everybody vs The Ferret 1 is now free on Amazon. It happened within a week of it going free on B&N and Apple. I reported it once for each site and there it went. I actually thought I would have a few weeks for my editor to deliver book 3 for me. I guess a couple of days difference wouldn't matter that much.

I had concerns that no one would get it for free but it is now #19 with free humor books. And it has only been a day... maybe, but I still have no sales (at all) for September. Wow this really is a horrible horrible month for me. My worst ever.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Scott Daniel on September 08, 2011, 04:53:20 am
Well, let's see if this free idea works for me, too:

Born Again
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Born-Again-ebook/dp/B004RUXBQE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314981422&sr=1-1

Thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. on September 08, 2011, 08:26:13 am
My book Everybody vs The Ferret 1 is now free on Amazon. It happened within a week of it going free on B&N and Apple. I reported it once for each site and there it went. I actually thought I would have a few weeks for my editor to deliver book 3 for me. I guess a couple of days difference wouldn't matter that much.

I had concerns that no one would get it for free but it is now #19 with free humor books. And it has only been a day... maybe, but I still have no sales (at all) for September. Wow this really is a horrible horrible month for me. My worst ever.

I've had sales but I was doing triple better in August, opposite of a lot of people. Really weird.

Being nice and giving some new people some free love reporting. Good luck. ::)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 08, 2011, 12:52:35 pm
Well, let's see if this free idea works for me, too:

Born Again
Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Born-Again-ebook/dp/B004RUXBQE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1314981422&sr=1-1

Thank you!

PJ--We need a link for where it's free, so Amazon can price match. B&N and iTunes seem to work the best.

Checking in and reporting the nonfree books on this thread. My links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11)

Thanks again!

Anyone mind else mind sharing a timeline from the time you reported to the time Amazon made it free?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 08, 2011, 02:45:03 pm
I once tried months ago (probably a year now) but never made it and flipped it back to pay everywhere. I decided to give it a go again and then I found this thread.

My first post in this thread to get it free was on August 28. In the Beginning went free on the morning of September 7th.

Hope that helps.



It does... Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 08, 2011, 05:46:24 pm
Just went free today!!!

Thanks to everyone for reporting my book.   :)
I'm going to keep coming back to report a few days a week! (Starting today--reporting as soon as I post this!)
Man, this is the MOST frustrating process, which is why we need to keep this going, this is only our careers after all!

So, I started this process on 9/1/2011 and it went free today on 9/8/2011.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 08, 2011, 05:57:28 pm
Congratz guys! I've been trying since 8/24, not sure what the rhyme or reason is.

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 08, 2011, 06:02:16 pm
Done.   ;)

Thanks Aynoit! It worked!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 08, 2011, 06:05:00 pm
Congratz guys! I've been trying since 8/24, not sure what the rhyme or reason is.

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)

I just reported you again!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 09, 2011, 01:15:13 pm
Checking in!

My B&N  link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 09, 2011, 01:16:50 pm
Just was made free for A Moonlit Night, thanks everyone.  Free reports for all! :)

Oddly enough, it was the last of my three books to be uploaded to B&N free, go figure, lol.

Thanks,
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 09, 2011, 01:43:04 pm
Checking in and rereport.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elijah Joon on September 09, 2011, 01:50:46 pm
My book Everybody vs The Ferret 1 is now free on Amazon. It happened within a week of it going free on B&N and Apple. I reported it once for each site and there it went. I actually thought I would have a few weeks for my editor to deliver book 3 for me. I guess a couple of days difference wouldn't matter that much.

I had concerns that no one would get it for free but it is now #19 with free humor books. And it has only been a day... maybe, but I still have no sales (at all) for September. Wow this really is a horrible horrible month for me. My worst ever.

Your sales will pick up, Cristian.  They may even snowball.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Ty Johnston on September 09, 2011, 02:09:56 pm
My epic fantasy novella Bayne's Climb went free last night on Amazon, and so far there have been more than 750 picked up. It's not helped sales any yet, but it's not even been 24 hours as of this writing. Will it help? I dunno. Going to find out.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Letswrite123 on September 09, 2011, 02:22:15 pm
Shauna, Valerie, I just reported you!
Z
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elijah Joon on September 09, 2011, 02:24:38 pm
My epic fantasy novella Bayne's Climb went free last night on Amazon, and so far there have been more than 750 picked up. It's not helped sales any yet, but it's not even been 24 hours as of this writing. Will it help? I dunno. Going to find out.

Good luck on your sales, Ty.  I'm sure they'll be streaming in in due time.
May I ask whether it's enough for your book to be free on Smashwords and Feedbooks alone before you can report it as Free on other sites to Amazon's page, or do you have to wait until it's also free on a premium competitor's site like B&N before reporting as free to Amazon?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Ty Johnston on September 09, 2011, 03:56:49 pm
May I ask whether it's enough for your book to be free on Smashwords and Feedbooks alone before you can report it as Free on other sites to Amazon's page, or do you have to wait until it's also free on a premium competitor's site like B&N before reporting as free to Amazon?

My e-book was listed for free at Smashwords, Scribd and over at Sony before becoming free at Amazon. It took about a week for it to hit Amazon. It's still listed as 99 cents at B&N, so that didn't have an effect in my case. I don't know the details, but you've seen what worked for me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 09, 2011, 10:40:56 pm
Looks like its just me and you Valerie. Maybe Amazon is feeling generous?

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SuzanneTyrpak on September 10, 2011, 08:22:34 am
Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales has been FREE at smashwords for a couple of weeks, and today it finally went free at Barnes and Noble.

If you have the time, please go to the Amazon Page, and let them know it's free on Barnes and Noble.
Here's the B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1104098717?ean=2940011484766&itm=3&usri=suzanne%2btyrpak (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1104098717?ean=2940011484766&itm=3&usri=suzanne%2btyrpak)

Thanks!
Suzanne
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 10, 2011, 01:51:12 pm
Reported Suzanna and Shauna.

My links again. :)

(I need a recording of Tom Petty singing, "The wa-aiting is the hardest part" every time I visit this thread.)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1)
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers)
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 10, 2011, 06:18:08 pm
Valerie, Shauna & Suzanne, I've reported all your books.  Here's mine:

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY

Thanks, guys -- I've got my fingers crossed for all of us!  And do report back when your book goes free so we can celebrate with you! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 11, 2011, 04:24:09 pm
Reported everyone on this page.

The last of my short stories went free a few days ago.
http://www.amazon.com/Benevolent-Influence-ebook/dp/B005HI4XSA

Thanks a lot guys!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 11, 2011, 08:50:18 pm
Hi all I'm trying to get The Perfect Plan to go free. It's free right now on Smashwords and B&N. I'll work my way backwards and catch you all. Thanks.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315799311&sr=8-1

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=1&usri=ty%2bhutchinson
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 28612 on September 11, 2011, 09:14:11 pm
My book A STRANGER IN THE FAMILY went free before I could ask for help here -- no clue why. I did report Shauna's and Valerie's because they've been waiting waaay too long.

It took 3 weeks to go from SW to Sony.  But then just 2 days from when I started reporting the Sony free to make it free on Amazon US.  (No change yet on Amz UK or BN.)

2 thoughts:

-- I did Tweet that it was free on Sony & that Amazon hadn't responded yet.  Might that have encouraged Amz?  Dunno.
-- I was so surprised it happened so fast, I've been retroactively trying to figure out what (if anything) I should be doing to spread the word/capitalize on the freeness.  Others might want to learn from me and be prepared!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PBGMmFItL._SL75_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00457VKIA/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 12, 2011, 08:05:24 am
The Perfect Plan is now free on Smashwords, B&N, Apple and Diesel. Just waiting on Amazon. If you guys can help me out that would be wonderful.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315839724&sr=8-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=1&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000065511/Hutchinson-Ty-The-Perfect-Plan/1.html
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 12, 2011, 10:58:05 am
I've been waiting for my book to go free on Apple or B&N and keep reporting people here as I check it. I wonder why they won't switch some of yours. Does it count if I report the same person over and over, or do they only count my first one???

Anyway, mine is free on Apple now. Please help.

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-guild-of-fallen-clowns/id460274244?mt=11

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 12, 2011, 11:14:53 am
Francis, from what I hear, they won't price match Apple, only B&N and sometimes Kobo.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 12, 2011, 11:54:31 am
Checking in and (re)reporting. My links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Breathless-ebook/dp/B002G99RSO/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/breathless-v-j-chambers/1018689168?ean=2940000707364&itm=7&usri=v%2bj%2bchambers
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/breathless-book-one-jason/id365933240?mt=11

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 13, 2011, 05:32:15 am
Hi Everyone,

I'm going back and reporting anyone that isn't free yet--Valerie's is free now!
Reported Suzanne,Shauna again, Francis, TLH, JJay

Any help with my other one would be appreciated! Thanks!
Here's the links:

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elijah Joon on September 13, 2011, 10:42:30 am
Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out:

Please click "Tell us about a lower price" on this link (had to use Tinyurl because it doesn't work in full on this forum  :P ) :
Amazon:   http://tinyurl.com/6zf798c   (also works if you just click the white-covered "Austrian-Accented Action Guy" book cover in my Sig. line)

And paste the below URL and price as $ 0 :
B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/austrian-accented-action-guy-elijah-joon/1030478064?ean=2940011374005&itm=1&usri=elijah%2bjoon (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/austrian-accented-action-guy-elijah-joon/1030478064?ean=2940011374005&itm=1&usri=elijah%2bjoon)

Cheers and I'll be catching up getting the posters before me.  Suzanne's I've already done  ;)

EDIT:  OK, I've done everyone on this page who posted links.  How far back should we go?

Also, @Ty Hutchinson:  Your B&N link for "Perfect Plan" goes to a page that says "0 results" -- you might want to check up on what happened to your book on B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 13, 2011, 10:48:52 am
Hey everyone, took a couple of days off. I think I was getting discouraged. I really dont know why some of us go free right away and others of us are left languishing, feeling rejected. Reporting the rest of you though!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 13, 2011, 03:02:46 pm
I went free last night! Thanks everyone. (Boy is it insane how fast your book shoots up those free charts. Here's hoping some of those downloads translate into sales for the rest of the series!)

I've gone ahead and reported everyone who isn't free on this thread. I'm seriously confused about why Amazon isn't making Shauna's book free. It's been weeks now. Totally weird. I figure they've got to do it eventually right? We all just need to keep diligently reporting it, and maybe it will add up soon and they'll get the message.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 13, 2011, 05:19:41 pm
Yay Valerie!  #46 in the free Kindle Store!  Please do report back and tell us how this has affected your other books; on B&N and Diesel, I've sold nothing in consequence of being free (and not much on Apple, although I can't tell for certain yet), so I'm hoping it's a different story on Amazon.

ETA:  Here's my info again, just in case anyone didn't catch me on the last page:

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 13, 2011, 06:41:34 pm
Hey guys, I scrolled back 'till page 10 on the thread and re-reported, I think that means I got everyone?

Meanwhile, here are my links again if anyone gets the chance; I've heard some people have gone free with iTunes price match and other's not, I'll keep trying and we'll see! Thanks again!  :)

Awkward Memoirs From Little India:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315185058&sr=1-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315185058&sr=1-3)
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-little/id462817105?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-little/id462817105?mt=11)

Awkward Memoirs From Actual India:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Actual-India-ebook/dp/B005L9VJJQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1315185105&sr=8-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Actual-India-ebook/dp/B005L9VJJQ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1315185105&sr=8-3)
Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-actual/id462837554?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/awkward-memoirs-from-actual/id462837554?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on September 13, 2011, 08:16:20 pm
Meh. I didn't see this thread until now.

I've been waiting about two weeks to make my short story collection Out of Here free on Amazon. It's free on Smashwords and went free on B & N on the weekend. I have no control over any of these sites because I'm not in the US.

Here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004WF38RQ
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/53307
B & N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/out-of-here-patty-jansen/1103715232?ean=2940011271663&itm=1&usri=patty%2bjansen
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 14, 2011, 06:38:59 am
Hello,

I reported Elijah, Romi and Patti this time.

Any help with mine would be appreciated.

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: aaronpolson on September 14, 2011, 07:18:39 am
Being free in the Sony e-store seems to make a pretty big impact. Not sure why...

That's what pushed Violent Ends: Horror Stories (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004USLO12/?tag=kbpst-20) over the edge.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 14, 2011, 12:01:44 pm
Hi Everyone,

I am joining the game with The Journey, book 1 of my trilogy. Here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910


Off to help you guys!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 14, 2011, 12:09:31 pm
The Perfect Plan is now free on Smashwords, B&N, Apple and Diesel. Just waiting on Amazon. If you guys can help me out that would be wonderful.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315839724&sr=8-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=1&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000065511/Hutchinson-Ty-The-Perfect-Plan/1.html

Ty, is your book gone from B&N? The link isn't working, and when I searched for the title, I got 0 results.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: valeriec80 on September 14, 2011, 01:27:45 pm
Checking in and (re)report!

Good luck everyone.

I'm getting some sales now, but nothing too insane. Since yesterday, I've sold about 20 books over all my titles. My average before going free was about six books a day, so it's not a huge pickup, but it is something. I'll keep you guys posted.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 14, 2011, 04:35:10 pm
Hey! Just reported you guys, and noticed that I'm free on B&N now, so maybe that will help! Here are my updated links if you get a chance, thanks!  :)

Awkward Memoirs From Little India:


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316042483&sr=1-4 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_4?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316042483&sr=1-4)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789)

Awkward Memoirs From Actual India:


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Actual-India-ebook/dp/B005L9VJJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316043129&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Actual-India-ebook/dp/B005L9VJJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316043129&sr=1-1)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-actual-india-romi-moondi/1105384514 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-actual-india-romi-moondi/1105384514)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 14, 2011, 06:16:22 pm
Re-reporting everyone. Welcome to the new-comers and good luck!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 14, 2011, 07:06:35 pm
Out of curiosity, does B&N typically post free books from Smashwords, or do I need to publish it on Pubit and wait for them to price match?  Smashwords says they delivered the story to B&N on 9/9, but it's not up there yet, so I'm probably just being impatient, but it would be good to know.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 14, 2011, 08:21:32 pm
Out of curiosity, does B&N typically post free books from Smashwords, or do I need to publish it on Pubit and wait for them to price match?  Smashwords says they delivered the story to B&N on 9/9, but it's not up there yet, so I'm probably just being impatient, but it would be good to know.

You have to go through Smashwords, Pubit does not allow to set the price $0.00.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 14, 2011, 08:48:23 pm
I recently made a change on B&N via Smashwords and it took over a week to trickle down, so give it time.

Here's my info again:

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990
Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY

I reported Shauna a second time.  Romi, I see that your "Actual India" book is already free.  Hooray!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on September 14, 2011, 10:00:51 pm
I second the thing about Smashwords and B & N. Not being in the US, I can't upload, change, or buy anything at B & N. I hadn't even considered trying to make it free there, yet it happened, and people are downloading it.

How long does it normally take on Amazon?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 14, 2011, 10:45:05 pm
How long does it normally take on Amazon?

You mean for a book to go free? I don't think there's any reliable timeframe. Sometimes they pricematch very quickly, almost as soon as the book goes free on B&N; others have reported waiting for weeks and even months, with their book free on B&N and elsewhere yet still not free on Amazon. You never know.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 14, 2011, 11:42:48 pm
You mean for a book to go free? I don't think there's any reliable timeframe. Sometimes they pricematch very quickly, almost as soon as the book goes free on B&N; others have reported waiting for weeks and even months, with their book free on B&N and elsewhere yet still not free on Amazon. You never know.


Seriously, the book I'm trying to make free has been free on B&N since 8/24 so we're quickly creeping up on a month of Amazon ignoring my reports and emails, whereas someone just reported this week her's went free before she could even ask for help from us. There is no rhyme or reason.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 15, 2011, 07:19:42 am
Hi Everyone,

Checking back in--reported the one for Romi--the other one is free now!
Reported Laura now.

Any help with mine would be appreciated!

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elijah Joon on September 15, 2011, 12:04:32 pm
I went free last night! Thanks everyone. (Boy is it insane how fast your book shoots up those free charts. Here's hoping some of those downloads translate into sales for the rest of the series!)

I've gone ahead and reported everyone who isn't free on this thread. I'm seriously confused about why Amazon isn't making Shauna's book free. It's been weeks now. Totally weird. I figure they've got to do it eventually right? We all just need to keep diligently reporting it, and maybe it will add up soon and they'll get the message.

Congrats on going free @ Amazon, Valeriec80.  Hope you get many downloads and catch some new readers.

Being free in the Sony e-store seems to make a pretty big impact. Not sure why...

That's what pushed Violent Ends: Horror Stories (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004USLO12/?tag=kbpst-20) over the edge.

Good insight, Aaron.  As much info as we can gather on how to get on Amazon's procedures for speeding along their making books free, the better for all of us.


My links are below.  Thanks in advance, everyone.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Kleinman-Hates-Short-Stories-ebook/dp/B005ES9YH8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1316112591&sr=8-7

Free @ B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jeff-kleinman-hates-short-stories-elijah-joon/1104531276?ean=2940011499425&itm=1&usri=elijah%2bjoon

  &

Amazon:
http://tinyurl.com/6zf798c  
(also works if you just click the white-covered "Austrian-Accented Action Guy" book cover in my Sig. line)

free @ B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/austrian-accented-action-guy-elijah-joon/1030478064?ean=2940011374005&itm=2&usri=elijah%2bjoon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 15, 2011, 01:16:25 pm
Reported Laura now.

Thanks! I've just reported yours as well. (Done others earlier.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 15, 2011, 05:15:01 pm
Hey everyone, re-reporting everyone who still isnt free. Hopin' people are doing the same for me.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 15, 2011, 05:41:07 pm
@ShaunaG I'm still reporting you! Don't know what the hold up is but wishing you freeness ASAP  :)

Got the rest of you guys again, from top of page 12 down.

And YES, some of you noticed what I noticed this morning: Awkward Memoirs From Actual India went free! When I woke up it was 3 hours in and at 120 downloads, and now, almost 18 hours in...2,600 downloads and #46 in Kindle free store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

It's kind of backwards though because my first set is not free yet; that's typically the one you'd read first, haha; but they can be stand-alone too!  ;)

So my still-not-free one, if you get a chance to report it (thanks in advance!  :) )

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316133219&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316133219&sr=1-1)

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 15, 2011, 05:52:57 pm
Hey everyone, re-reporting everyone who still isnt free. Hopin' people are doing the same for me.

Sure, I just did - probably did it earlier, too. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 15, 2011, 07:34:18 pm
Reported everyone on the last 2 pages.  Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on September 15, 2011, 08:00:39 pm
Hey all,
I'm glad I found this link.
I want to make my new short story free on Amazon and had NO idea how to do it.
I just reported everyone on the last two pages, I hope it helps.
I could really use a little help with my story Betty & Veronica.

Here's the smashwords link
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88352

And the Amazon link
http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Veronica-ebook/dp/B005L34X2C/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315071549&sr=1-2

Thanks everyone. I hope it helps
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on September 15, 2011, 08:36:18 pm
Ok, I just realized that free in Smashwords won't help me in Amazon. SO...I've just gone through the process to get it uploaded into the premium distribution catalog. I'll repost the links once that happens. Till then, I'll help the rest of you out.
sounds like making a free offering really helps boost sales, I'm looking forward to trying it out. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 15, 2011, 09:02:03 pm
Re-reported everyone.

I am free on B&N now (I guess I was just being impatient), so here's some new links.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Smite-Me-Dark-One-ebook/dp/B005K21VDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316145200&sr=8-1

B&N (free):  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/smite-me-oh-dark-one-steve-thomas/1105609802?ean=2940011496530&itm=1&usri=smite%2bme2c%2boh%2bdark%2bon

Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 15, 2011, 11:44:43 pm
Ok, I just realized that free in Smashwords won't help me in Amazon. SO...I've just gone through the process to get it uploaded into the premium distribution catalog. I'll repost the links once that happens. Till then, I'll help the rest of you out.

Yes, you'll need to wait until Smash distributes to other channels. B&N seems to be the most helpful, from what I see.

Thanks for helping! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 16, 2011, 06:34:15 am
Just checking back in--reported Steve's now.

Any help with mine would be appreciated!

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 16, 2011, 11:39:13 am
Re-reporting! And congratz Romi! Amazon can be so weird, hope it helps thought!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 16, 2011, 12:13:03 pm
It's finally on B&N. Please help. I'll go back and hit up the others.

B&N:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Guild-of-Fallen-Clowns/Francis-Xavier/e/2940011498107

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

Thanks
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 17, 2011, 06:56:16 am
Checking back in.

 Re-reported Francis now and Shauna again.

Any help with mine would be great. Thanks!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 17, 2011, 11:36:28 am
I'm checking in again, too:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOA2FY

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Last-Killiney/J-Jay-Kamp/e/2940011489990

Now I'm going back and re-reporting everyone...again....

Best wishes to everyone hoping for imminent freeness!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 17, 2011, 12:27:50 pm
Still not free, would appreciate re-reporting:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910


Off to report everyone else. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JodyWallace on September 17, 2011, 12:32:11 pm
So when you guys begin the "make it free" process by making your book free in Smashwords, do you get a lot of downloads there? Because I started the process some time ago with one of my selfpubbed books (making it free in SW), and I've only had a couple downloads since I set it to free. Is that normal?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 17, 2011, 01:07:51 pm
On Smashwords, my Last Killiney book has been free for quite some time - a month, maybe more - and I've had about 500 downloads so far.  This has translated to exactly five sales of my other books (which, for Smashwords, I suppose isn't that bad).  The Bayman's Bride was free for a much shorter time, maybe two weeks, and it received about 250 downloads I think.

Laura, I re-reported you earlier today.  Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 17, 2011, 07:28:50 pm
Trying to get OUTLAWED LOVE touched by the Free Fairy:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003Y74LR4

It's free at Apple iBooks:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/outlawed-love/id393747230?mt=11

Just got you reported. :)

Thanks everyone for reporting mine!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 18, 2011, 07:18:18 am
Reported jmkwriter and everyone on this page again.

Any help reporting mine would be appreciated. Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 18, 2011, 09:22:32 am
Trying to get my book The Perfect Plan to go free. It was free on B&N and then somehow got delisted. Weird, had to get Smashwords to distribute again. For the time being I have it free on Apple and Smashwords. I went ahead and got everybody on this page.

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65511

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on September 18, 2011, 10:04:03 am
Reported everyone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on September 18, 2011, 10:06:14 am
Hey all, still having problems with two of my books if everyone could re-report them I would appreciate it.

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

Shauna, I hope yours goes free soon, you've been the driving force behind this thread and you more than anyone else deserves it.  As a side note, my last book went free, but the two that I reported before it have yet to go free... So I have no idea what's going on.

Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 18, 2011, 10:21:34 am
Shauna, I hope yours goes free soon, you've been the driving force behind this thread and you more than anyone else deserves it.  As a side note, my last book went free, but the two that I reported before it have yet to go free... So I have no idea what's going on.

Adrianna

Aw, thanks hon! You guys are awesome. I dont know what Amazon's issue is, I really think there is no rhyme or reason so we just need to persevere!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marata Eros on September 18, 2011, 03:37:21 pm
I've had my title free for a month on Smashwords and have written and pleaded to no avail.

I really appreciate anyone (even a couple of people) could make the difference! Please C&P this URL for my title from B&N where it's been free forever: http://tinyurl.com/3l9u79c under the "lower price" thing.

The title is, "The Thirteenth Floor" on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Thirteenth-Floor-Tales-Multiple-ebook/dp/B005EMXP6K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316384997&sr=8-1

Thank you! :)
THANK U!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marata Eros on September 18, 2011, 03:41:33 pm
@shaunaG...reported Elfbitten!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 18, 2011, 04:02:28 pm
Hi all I'm trying to get The Perfect Plan to go free. It's free right now on Smashwords and B&N. I'll work my way backwards and catch you all. Thanks.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1315799311&sr=8-1

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=1&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

TLH, The Perfect Plan wouldn't come up on B&N. I also searched under your name.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elijah Joon on September 18, 2011, 04:04:26 pm
So when you guys begin the "make it free" process by making your book free in Smashwords, do you get a lot of downloads there? Because I started the process some time ago with one of my selfpubbed books (making it free in SW), and I've only had a couple downloads since I set it to free. Is that normal?

Try changing the keywords on Smashwords for your book to alert as many readers about your book as appropriate for your genre.
The keywords really help bring your book to people's attention, so choosing wise ones will be your best bet in addition to word of mouth and your own direct promotion.

Good luck!  Hope everyone goes free eventually on Amazon, too!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 18, 2011, 04:40:43 pm
Hello, everybody. I went back to page 12 and pasted everybody's URLs into their Amazon pages up to here. Ty, I found The Perfect Plan and pasted the link, so ignore my other post.

My novel Lost Cargo is free on Apple. I appreciate any help.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/lost-cargo/id465225997?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/Lost-Cargo-ebook/dp/B005FDDFAE/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316389049&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 18, 2011, 04:48:36 pm
Reported everything on this page. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 18, 2011, 05:52:33 pm
Hey guys,

I was in a cocoon of writing madness this weekend, but didn't forget about this thread! I just went on a link copy/paste frenzy and reported you all; wishing everyone freeness this week!  ;D

I'm in the same situation from a few days before, where the second in a series went free first, and the first in the series (which is also way shorter) is still at $0.99; before I went free on Thursday I'd sold zero copies of the first in the series; now I've sold 35! Not that I'm complaining, and hopefully those people bought it because they liked the first one, I just hope they read the product description and see the short word count...just make it FREE please Amazon!  ;)

So it's free at both iTunes and B&N, if you could help a sister out; thanks!

PS: freeness worked for me the in last 3 days---sales of "The Book of Awful" tripled during that time (plus the 35 copies of "Awkward Memoirs From Little India" sold, up from a big fat 0). So yes, it can be worth it, don't give up and keep reporting!  :)

Awkward Memoirs From Little India

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316392209&sr=8-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Awkward-Memoirs-Little-India-ebook/dp/B005L9A64U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316392209&sr=8-3)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789?ean=2940011487170&itm=2&usri=romi%2bmoondi (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awkward-memoirs-from-little-india-romi-moondi/1105383789?ean=2940011487170&itm=2&usri=romi%2bmoondi)

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/awkward-memoirs-from-little/id462817105?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/awkward-memoirs-from-little/id462817105?mt=11)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 19, 2011, 10:27:22 am
Re-reported everyone. Dont forget to repost your links when you check in.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 19, 2011, 10:35:37 am
I'm back again. Reported everyone on this page. Trying to get The Perfect Plan to go free.

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65511

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

Just went free on B&N so added a new link.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Martin Perry on September 19, 2011, 10:36:38 am
If people don't mind me asking, for the thousands of free downloads you got from going free, what sort of conversion did you see to paid book purchases?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 19, 2011, 10:42:01 am
TLH, The Perfect Plan wouldn't come up on B&N. I also searched under your name.

I know. For some reason it got delisted so I have to get smashwords to distribute again. Arrgh. In the meantime, I have it free on Smashwords and iTunes. Thanks.

UPDATE!! It's now free on B&N, added to my previous posting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 19, 2011, 12:19:34 pm
Re-reporting everyone on the last 2 pages that aren't free yet.

Trying again for you Shauna!

Any help with mine would be great!

http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 19, 2011, 12:42:37 pm
Checking in after a re-reporting spree.  Here's mine again:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOA2FY

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Last-Killiney/J-Jay-Kamp/e/2940011489990

Thanks, everyone!  :D  (And Shauna, surely it should be ANY moment now for you, right?  I hope!!!!)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SL Clark on September 19, 2011, 08:51:27 pm
Hello everyone,
Can I please have some help making Marcus in Iraq by Sonia Rumzi free on Amazon?

Amazon US
http://www.amazon.com/Marcus-In-Iraq-ebook/dp/B005J12PXK/

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marcus-in-iraq-sonia-rumzi/1105441059

Apple
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marcus-in-iraq/id462965297
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 20, 2011, 05:43:58 am
I keep reporting everyone. Please continue helping me.
Thanks

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guild-of-fallen-clowns-francis-xavier/1104955419

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ThatGurlthatlife on September 20, 2011, 07:33:26 am
My book Killer Temptations just went free on BN this morning! yeah! If anyone could go report the link for me
Click on the amazon link below. Scroll down to product details…on the last line you will see, TELL US about a lower price.

Click on that and then just copy and past the BN link below where it says URL. For the price put in $0.00 and submit, that’s it

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Temptations-Vol-1--ebook/dp/B005D9SGZ4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1316528513&sr=8-2

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bats-at-the-beach-ljasd-brian-lies/1105650246?ean=2940011483493&itm=3&usri=danity%2boshae



I'm going to report of the earlier ones above mine right now! Good luck everyone  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The world would be prettier with more zebra stripes in it. on September 20, 2011, 08:28:25 am
If people don't mind me asking, for the thousands of free downloads you got from going free, what sort of conversion did you see to paid book purchases?

Well, before my first book in my series went free I had a sale per week on it and I've only sold the sequel one time total. When it went free, I got a sale on my paperback and 18 sales of my sequel. So yeah, it's a great thing. I also got three new reviews from it, including a 1 so I don't look like a gimmicky new comer anymore. (although it's been around since July of last year.)

I get a few more buyers extra on my other titles too, but I can't say whether that is part of it since they sold find before.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 20, 2011, 08:40:31 am
Re-reported everyone. Never surrender! Never give up! Or... something like that.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WilliamKing.me on September 20, 2011, 09:22:07 am
Hi Guys,

I am trying to get Guardian of the Dawn free on Amazon. It's already free on B&N. Thanks in advance for your help.

Here are the links.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardian-of-the-dawn-william-king/1104728551

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Dawn-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B005FLVQSE/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316535582&sr=1-3

All the best,

Bill
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 20, 2011, 10:16:06 am
Still trying to get The Perfect Plan to go free. I've reported everyone since my last post. If you can copy and paste all three that would be awesome but if you can only swing one, do the B&N link. Oh and it would still be awesome too.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65511



Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 20, 2011, 10:28:29 am
Hi Guys,

I am trying to get Guardian of the Dawn free on Amazon. It's already free on B&N. Thanks in advance for your help.

Here are the links.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardian-of-the-dawn-william-king/1104728551

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Guardian-Dawn-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B005FLVQSE/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1316535582&sr=1-3

William, you B&N link didn't work for some reason, but I've found your book on B&N and reported.

Still waiting for mine to go free...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WilliamKing.me on September 20, 2011, 10:30:27 am
Thanks Laura,

I'll take a look at the link. I will report your's while I am at it!

All the best,

Bill
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 21, 2011, 11:02:14 am
Checking in and reporting or re-reporting all on this page.

Wrapped in a Rainbow is still not free so any help would be great!
Thanks!


http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-in-a-Rainbow-ebook/dp/B005FN5ZIO


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wrapped-in-a-rainbow-dm-trink/1104808470?ean=2940011446962&itm=2&usri=wrapped%2bin%2ba%2brainbow
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 21, 2011, 11:05:37 am
Been thinking about this:  Is it possible that we are doing more harm than good by reporting each book multiple times?  By either blatantly trying to work the system and/or by flooding the Price Match Dept. with submissions?  Just a thought.  Because otherwise I can't explain why Shauna's book is still not free.

Anyway, still re-reporting everyone just in case.  Here's mine again:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOA2FY

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Last-Killiney/J-Jay-Kamp/e/2940011489990

Thanks, everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 21, 2011, 05:48:11 pm
And another reporting binge complete.  Thanks everyone.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Smite-Me-Dark-One-ebook/dp/B005K21VDI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1316145200&sr=8-1

B&N (free):  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/smite-me-oh-dark-one-steve-thomas/1105609802?ean=2940011496530&itm=1&usri=smite%2bme2c%2boh%2bdark%2bon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 21, 2011, 07:44:34 pm
Been thinking about this:  Is it possible that we are doing more harm than good by reporting each book multiple times?  By either blatantly trying to work the system and/or by flooding the Price Match Dept. with submissions?  Just a thought.  Because otherwise I can't explain why Shauna's book is still not free.

Anyway, still re-reporting everyone just in case.  Here's mine again:

I wonder/worry about the same thing. I emailed them again today asking why they wont price match after a month. I'm not really expecting a real answer, but hoping both reporting and emailing might make someone do it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 21, 2011, 08:30:04 pm
You're probably going to get some variant of "we can't guarantee we'll price match every book."  But it's worth a try, Shauna.  Got my fingers crossed for you!  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SL Clark on September 21, 2011, 11:05:11 pm
Thank you, thank you.
Women's fiction short story, Marcus In Iraq by Sonia Rumzi is now free.
 (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417ac5ReFaL._SL75_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J12PXK/?tag=kbpst-20)
I've caught up with everyone's request and I'll be back for the next few days to assist.
One thing I've noticed, having a BN match is critical. Thanks again,
-Steve
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 22, 2011, 04:19:17 am
I've gone free!  Thanks for the help, and I will keep rereporting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 22, 2011, 05:06:22 am
I've gone free also!

Thanks so much everyone. Best of luck to you all.

I'll keep checking in and reporting.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 22, 2011, 09:07:51 am
Congrats you guys!! You've already shot up in the rankings, too!  :D

Still waiting for mine:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 22, 2011, 10:38:01 am
Thanks from me as well, for helping my second work go free! I'll keep reporting, will do so tonight as I'm at work right now and lunch is over  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 22, 2011, 10:52:30 am
That's great news guys. So happy you went free. I'm still trying to get The Perfect Plan to go free. Soon, I hope.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65511
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 22, 2011, 11:25:13 am
I'm happy for you guys, really I am, but I'm also very frustrated.  I'm coming up on two weeks, and Shauna has been at this for a month now.  I just wish I knew what Amazon based their decision upon.  The look of the cover?  Sales?  Ranking?  The mood of the person who intercepts the email?  So maddening!

I've re-reported those of us who are left.  Thanks to those who've gone free and have promised to keep reporting.  It's soooooo much appreciated!  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 22, 2011, 11:36:22 am
It seems that books go free on Thursdays, has anyone else noticed? (Just trying to see a pattern here. Perhaps those of us who have missed this round will go free next week.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JT Holden on September 22, 2011, 04:42:37 pm
Would appreciate any help I can get to make this free at Amazon.

Amazon link http://www.amazon.com/Barbs-Sexual-Awakening-collection-ebook/dp/B004DCB8F2
B&N free link http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/barbs-sexual-awakening-jt-holden/1028600730

Thanks so much everyone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SuzanneTyrpak on September 22, 2011, 05:11:56 pm
Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales finally went FREE today! Get your copies while supply lasts!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 22, 2011, 05:16:49 pm
I've gone free!  Thanks for the help, and I will keep rereporting.

Congratulations! How long did you try to go free on Amazon? I just started this week. My book is free on Apple but $2.99 on B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathelm on September 22, 2011, 06:50:04 pm
Quote
Congratulations! How long did you try to go free on Amazon? I just started this week. My book is free on Apple but $2.99 on B&N.

It was about a week after it went free on B&N.  I guess I got lucky compared to some of the other people in this thread.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 22, 2011, 07:56:53 pm
Ghost Plane and Other Disturbing Tales finally went FREE today! Get your copies while supply lasts!

Oooh, I'm grabbing mine!

Congrats! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on September 23, 2011, 07:26:40 am
If it is Thursday's, they missed me.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guild-of-fallen-clowns-francis-xavier/1104955419

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 23, 2011, 10:41:42 am
Congratulations you guys. Dont mind me, slamming my head against this brick wall over here. And yes, I heard back from Amazon, it was the stock copy/paste answer they give everyone. Not surprised, totally expected it, but I was hoping after the detail I put in my email they would've given me a little bit of an answer. Oh well, back to reporting.

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 23, 2011, 11:19:06 am
I'm sorry, Shauna.  :'( :'( :'(

Well, not that it will make any difference, but here's my info again just in case:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOA2FY

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/The-Last-Killiney/J-Jay-Kamp/e/2940011489990

Thanks everyone so very, very much!!!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 23, 2011, 11:49:46 am
Hang in there gals. I've heard someone say in another thread they went free after months of trying. Obviously, sometimes it takes longer... For no apparent reasons.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 23, 2011, 08:43:15 pm
Reported everyone on the last 2 pages.  Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richard Raley on September 24, 2011, 12:26:18 am
My Prime Pickings went free a couple days ago.  I only self reported it one time.  So...either I won the lotto or the amount of reports has nothing to do with what they choose.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 24, 2011, 08:24:20 am
Re-reported you all, sorry to those of you still waiting for whatever inexplicable reason, hope you guys have a great and distracting weekend!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on September 25, 2011, 12:35:06 am
I'd like to join the fun people with free books on Amazon!  I'm reporting all you recent folks for free books! :-)

Here's mine, free now on Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/charlie-woodchuck-is-a-minor-niner-dalya-moon/1104577476

And here's the Amazon page:
http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Woodchuck-Minor-Niner-ebook/dp/B005DZZJLM

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on September 25, 2011, 03:37:26 am
OK. You guys inspired me to go free with my first book in the hopes that it will get some exposure for Part II. So I just set it for free on Smashwords. We'll see what happens.

Smashwords: GALAXY OF HEROES (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/5190)

Amazon: GALAXY OF HEROES (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96)

Barnes and Noble: GALAXY OF HEROES (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Galaxy-of-Heroes/Gus-Flory/e/2940011825187)


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on September 25, 2011, 04:48:04 am
Hey guys. I've got one book I've always wanted free. It's free on Barnes and Noble now. Could I get you guys to report it to Amazon as well?

Barnes and Noble link.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=6&usri=sharlow (ftp://http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=6&usri=sharlow)

Amazon.
http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_6 (ftp://http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_6)

Thanks guys. So far they haven't responded to me on Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: D.M. Trink on September 25, 2011, 05:57:40 am
Reporting and reporting all on the last 2 pages.

Hoping you all go free soon!

Thanks again!


(Martin--for some reason I couldn't get your links to work.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 25, 2011, 10:33:40 am
Did another round of reporting. Martin your links are not working. Help me make The Perfect Plan free.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-plan/id449566400?mt=11

Smashwords:  http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/65511
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 25, 2011, 01:33:59 pm
Gus, your book wasn't free yet at B&N.  Be sure to check back and repost your links when your book goes free there.  And Martin, I couldn't get your links to work either.

Thanks to all who are trying to help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on September 26, 2011, 01:06:35 am
That's so weird.... Guess I'll try again.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=6&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=6&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317024162&sr=1-9 (http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=sr_1_9?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317024162&sr=1-9)

Hope that works.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on September 26, 2011, 08:54:51 am
Gus, your book wasn't free yet at B&N.  Be sure to check back and repost your links when your book goes free there.  And Martin, I couldn't get your links to work either.

Thanks to all who are trying to help!

How do I get it free on Barnes and Noble?

I made it free on Smashwords and reported it to Amazon, but I couldn't figure out how to let Barnes and Noble know.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on September 26, 2011, 09:23:13 am
If you distribute to B&N through Smashwords, the price will go down to $0 that way.  I'm not sure how long it takes, but for me it was less than a week.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: gregoryblackman on September 26, 2011, 09:25:50 am
Hey all, re-upping my free books hoping you guys can report them for a lower price.

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

John Sanders' Erotica Noire:
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blinded-by-the-[kitten]-adrianna-white/1104807944?ean=2940011454349&itm=3&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/John-Sanders-Erotica-Noire-ebook/dp/B005G515I0/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317054235&sr=1-6


Thanks,
Gregory
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 26, 2011, 10:18:54 am
Hey all, re-upping my free books hoping you guys can report them for a lower price.

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

John Sanders' Erotica Noire:
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blinded-by-the-[kitten]-adrianna-white/1104807944?ean=2940011454349&itm=3&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/John-Sanders-Erotica-Noire-ebook/dp/B005G515I0/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317054235&sr=1-6


Thanks,
Gregory


*blinks confused*

Anyway, poppin back in to rereport!

My B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/elfbitten-leila-bryce-sin/1104241235?ean=2940011443077&itm=1&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (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 (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)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Vila on September 26, 2011, 09:49:06 pm
Could you help me with my book? I've waited over a week now and the Amazon price is still the same.

Here's the link to B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Ylem/Tatiana-Vila/e/2940011146787?itm=1&USRI=the%20ylem

Here's the link to my book in Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Ylem-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B004XTKGQW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1317098828&sr=8-2

Thanks a lot! I really appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 26, 2011, 10:05:41 pm
Shauna, Villa, Gregory and Sharlow, I reported you all.  Help me make The Perfect Plan free.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Vila on September 26, 2011, 10:09:36 pm
Shauna, Villa, Gregory and Sharlow, I reported you all.  Help me make The Perfect Plan free.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Perfect-Plan-ebook/dp/B0057FJD1U/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1316362743&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-plan-ty-hutchinson/1103928023?ean=2940011473180&itm=2&usri=ty%2bhutchinson

Done TLH!
Thanks for your help  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on September 26, 2011, 10:36:30 pm
I think I give up.  :'(  If my book somehow magically becomes free, I'll come back and let y'all know, but right now I'm not hopeful it's going to happen anytime soon.  Besides, I have a sneaking suspicion that reporting each other isn't doing us any good, and that it might actually be harmful.  Thanks, everyone, for trying to help - it's very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on September 27, 2011, 09:26:58 am
I think I give up.  :'(  If my book somehow magically becomes free, I'll come back and let y'all know, but right now I'm not hopeful it's going to happen anytime soon.  Besides, I have a sneaking suspicion that reporting each other isn't doing us any good, and that it might actually be harmful.  Thanks, everyone, for trying to help - it's very much appreciated.

Sadly, I think I'm coming to the same thought. I emailed them again last night and tried for the "please? pretty please? If not, then why?" tactic and got this:

Hello Shauna,

As we stated in our previous correspondence, we retain discretion over the retail price of a Kindle book.

I’m sorry; at this time, we’re unable to provide further information in this regard.

Thanks for your understanding.

I dont know why. I may make a different story free and see if that resets my chances. Right now though, I think I'm gonna try to stop thinking about it.

Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Mindi Winters on September 28, 2011, 09:23:59 am
My intro story went free on Nook today and I'd like to get Amazon to price match.  If people could report it for me then I'll be sure to do the same for anyone else who asks.  Thanks so much.


Nook link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taken-by-love-mindi-winters/1105584916 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/taken-by-love-mindi-winters/1105584916)

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Taken-Love-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B005LDMLQW/ref=sr_1_3 (http://www.amazon.com/Taken-Love-Paranormal-Romance-ebook/dp/B005LDMLQW/ref=sr_1_3)

Thanks again
Mindi

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Shuler on September 28, 2011, 04:10:26 pm
Could some of you please report my book:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Y0X66M

Free on Amazon.co.uk?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Y0X66M/

I've had 117 downloads today in the UK, and I'd really love something similar in the US.  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 29, 2011, 01:29:27 pm
Got you Tara.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on September 29, 2011, 06:04:24 pm
Hey, it's Thursday, has anyone gone free today? (Just checking my Thursday theory :) )
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on September 29, 2011, 06:23:56 pm
Wow! This thread has grown!

Okay, I will go back and report the previous three pages if you all would please help me make my parody collection free. Thanks!

Zon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Melvin-Cleaning-Vampire-Warehouse-ebook/dp/B005LKBRNI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1317345486&sr=8-6 (http://www.amazon.com/Melvin-Cleaning-Vampire-Warehouse-ebook/dp/B005LKBRNI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1317345486&sr=8-6)

B and N link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/melvin-the-dry-cleaning-zombie-and-vampire-shoe-warehouse-pj-jones/1105649882 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/melvin-the-dry-cleaning-zombie-and-vampire-shoe-warehouse-pj-jones/1105649882)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 30, 2011, 04:30:29 am
My novel Lost Cargo just went free this morning on Amazon. I reported the free Apple (via Smashwords) version in the "tell us about a lower price" place about 10 days ago. I didn't think it would go free that fast.

For what it's worth, the book is still $2.99 at Barnes & Noble.

Thanks, everybody, for your help, and good luck to all of you.

Adding this: it looks like they are changing it on Amazon UK -- this morning it had a price and now it says pricing unavailable. Hopefully, that will change to 0.00 soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: PJJones on September 30, 2011, 06:44:32 am
TY, everyone! Melvin the Dry Cleaning Zombie and Vampire Shoe Warehouse is FREE and already #2 in parodies and #10 in Occult! Everyone else get their books free yet?

BTW, I know I've mentioned this before, but after your friends report it, then go back and modify and reupload the book file. Sometimes this helps the Amazon bots find your price match faster.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on September 30, 2011, 07:30:18 am
I also went free this morning. Yeah!! Thanks to everyone who helped. I had it listed for free at Smashwords, B&N, iTunes and most likely at the small sites that Smashwords distributes to. I had been trying for a month but part of that is because it was free on B&N and then got delisted. I had to go through the premium status approval at Smashwords and then get listed again on B&N. That happened on 9/19. So two weeks since then.

I reported B&N, occasionally I'd throw in an Apple or a Smashwords. But a few days ago, I realized my sales ranking on the book at B&N was something like, 18,000 and I wondered if that had anything to do with it. So I started to promote the book on a couple of nook boards and the ranking dropped to 6,000. That might have awakened the sleeping giant.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rex Jameson on September 30, 2011, 12:11:57 pm
Smashwords has finally distributed my free collection to B&N and the iStore (my paid novel still isn't showing up on the iStore, though published a week earlier :D). Anyway, if you guys could help inform Amazon of the free editions on B&N and the iStore, I'd appreciate it.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Angels-Demons-Perspectives-Afterlife-ebook/dp/B005L7AMXW

B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angels-and-demons-rex-jameson/1105338184

iStore:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/angels-demons-perspectives/id465534170?mt=11

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on September 30, 2011, 06:21:45 pm
I noticed some of you went free, and I just re-reported everyone else; good luck!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 30, 2011, 07:35:00 pm
Well, my novel Lost Cargo went free on Amazon US this morning, but not Amazon UK. The UK says "pricing information not available."

If you have the rights to buy in the UK, could you report the Apple link on the book's page?  Many thanks.

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/lost-cargo/id465225997?mt=11

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005FDDFAE













Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on September 30, 2011, 07:50:23 pm
Could some of you please report my book:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Y0X66M

Free on Amazon.co.uk?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004Y0X66M/

I've had 117 downloads today in the UK, and I'd really love something similar in the US.  ;D

Tara, your UK book says "pricing information not available." Does it say free when you read it?

Just went over the last couple of pages and reported everybody for Amazon (except a few people who just went free -- congrats).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Stacey Joy Netzel on October 03, 2011, 08:16:46 pm
Shauna, I just reported your book on Amazon, for what it's worth.  Hopefully it'll go free soon!  I also reported a bunch of others below still waiting.

I've been trying to get my book A Fair to Remember free since Sept. 1st.  If anyone is willing to do another round of reports I'd be grateful.

Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/Fair-Remember-Welcome-Redemption-ebook/dp/B0058TTUFO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1317697913&sr=1-1

B&N link:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-fair-to-remember-welcome-to-redemption-book-2-stacey-joy-netzel/1105810181?ean=2940011504938&itm=1&usri=a%2bfair%2bto%2bremember

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: DonnaMarieRogers on October 03, 2011, 09:15:12 pm
If anyone has a moment, I sure would appreciate you reporting my book, A Fair Of the Heart.  It's free at Amazon.uk but not Amazon.us.  It's also free at SW, iTunes, and soon will be at B&N.  I plan to go through this thread amd report all of you who have made the same request. :-)

Amazon.us link:
http://www.amazon.com/Fair-Heart-Welcome-Redemption-ebook/dp/B0058VAORA/ref=pd_sim_kinc5?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

Amazon.uk link (it's already free here):
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/tags-on-product/B0058VAORA/ref=tag_dpp_cust_edpp_sa
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: samanthawarren on October 04, 2011, 07:19:53 am
Just went on a massive reporting spree for any book that hadn't gone free already. I would greatly appreciate any help you lovely folks could give me for Vampire Assassin. :)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UN6G2E
 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UN6G2E)

B&N:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vampire-assassin-samantha-warren/1103107785?ean=2940011509957&itm=3&usri=vampire%2bassassin%2bsamantha%2bwarren (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/vampire-assassin-samantha-warren/1103107785?ean=2940011509957&itm=3&usri=vampire%2bassassin%2bsamantha%2bwarren)

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/vampire-assassin-jane-1/id441137151?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/vampire-assassin-jane-1/id441137151?mt=11)

Thanks muchly!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jdfield on October 04, 2011, 08:00:29 am
Hi everybody, I've just done the last couple of pages (I was absurdly proud of how quick I got - using the tab button saves several fractions of a second   :D )
I'd love it if people could do the same for me:
http://www.amazon.com/Song-Wake-Part-Levels-ebook/dp/B005NR9QDM/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1317738991&sr=1-3

available for free at:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/song-to-wake-to-jd-field/1105858607

and:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/87749

Thanks in advance, soooo much.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on October 04, 2011, 10:27:24 am
I wish I knew what the secret was to getting some of our books free. I'm going on a month now. I switch between two accounts to report everyone else (and myself) and I'm starting to wonder if I should give up and try again in a month or so. Maybe after another round.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-guild-of-fallen-clowns/id460274244?mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-guild-of-fallen-clowns-francis-xavier/1104955419

http://www.amazon.com/Guild-Fallen-Clowns-ebook/dp/B005IA88LU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314293317&sr=8-1

Thanks again
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 04, 2011, 12:16:05 pm
Reported everyone again.  BTW, I don't think having it free on Smashwords does any good whatsoever -- you need to let us know (and provide the link) when your book goes free on iTunes, Kobo or Barnes & Noble.

Thanks, everyone!  (And hang in there, Francis; I'm waiting right along with you on the freeness.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Hartness on October 05, 2011, 07:40:10 am
My turn!

I finally got Movie Knight - my Black Knight short story - to go free on iTunes and would love a little help getting it free on Amazon.

Amazon page - http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Knight-Black-Short-ebook/dp/B0056QJGDK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_8

iTunes link - http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/movie-knight-black-knight/id470141955?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on October 06, 2011, 09:39:42 am
Hi all,
I'm pretty sure this is a stupid question, BUT...my short story Betty & Veronica is FINALLY free in the iStore and I have no idea how to get the URL for it. I know...dumb question.
Please help so I can start reporting it. Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TLH on October 06, 2011, 09:56:20 am
Elena,

Find your book on iTunes. Underneath the thumbnail should be two buttons, a large one with the price and a small one with an arrow. Click on the one with the arrow and it will open a menu. There should be a choice to copy link.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Vila on October 06, 2011, 09:59:39 am
Does anyone know how to put a book that's been free for a week on regular price again? Is it the same procedure?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on October 06, 2011, 10:18:20 am


Elena,

Find your book on iTunes. Underneath the thumbnail should be two buttons, a large one with the price and a small one with an arrow. Click on the one with the arrow and it will open a menu. There should be a choice to copy link.
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/betty-veronica/id470081260?mt=11

THANK YOU!!

So...Please help me make my book free guys.
Here's the link on the iStore
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/betty-veronica/id470081260?mt=11

And here's the link for Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Veronica-ebook/dp/B005L34X2C/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315071549&sr=1-2

Thanks. Now I'm off to catch up on my reporting for everyone else!
Woo hoo!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MonkeyScribe on October 06, 2011, 11:19:14 am
I'm still trying to get my Righteous novella free, if I could beg some help from the group.

http://www.amazon.com/Trial-Fury-Righteous-Novella-ebook/dp/B0050CL1MY (http://www.amazon.com/Trial-Fury-Righteous-Novella-ebook/dp/B0050CL1MY)

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Trial-by-Fury/Michael-Wallace/e/2940011514142 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Trial-by-Fury/Michael-Wallace/e/2940011514142)

Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 06, 2011, 11:46:17 am
Yes, Vila, same procedure.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TadStormy on October 06, 2011, 01:12:25 pm
Looking at the Smashword's Channel Manager it appears that Smashwords and Amazon are working to integrate and ship date TBA.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 07, 2011, 09:32:14 am
Reporting everyone.

Mine still isn't free. It's going to be a month soon.  :(

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 07, 2011, 11:14:11 am
Neither is mine, Laura.  Nor is Shauna's Elfbitten.  We've all been trying for weeks and weeks.  If only we knew why!  ???
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cliff Ball on October 07, 2011, 01:43:36 pm
I made Shattered Earth free through Smashwords.

Here's the links:
http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Shattered-Earth/Cliff-Ball/e/2940011505072

http://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Earth-ebook/dp/B0049P1NTE
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Vila on October 07, 2011, 02:01:00 pm
Yes, Vila, same procedure.

Thanks, JJayKamp  :)
Just so you know, it took about 3 weeks for my book to be free on Amazon. It sucks, but it's definitely worth it :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 07, 2011, 03:39:40 pm
No problem, Vila.  Just repeat the procedure, increasing the price via Smashwords, and it's said that eventually Amazon will follow.  Maybe. 

It will be four weeks tomorrow for me, and several weeks longer for Shauna.  Oh well.  If no one else in the "free" threads has gone free overnight, at least I'm in good company, right?

Reported you, too, Cliff.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on October 07, 2011, 04:08:18 pm
You said it JJ, still waiting for my short stories to go free as well, although they made the last story I uploaded free almost immediately :S.

Re-reporting everyone, and Shauna twice :).  At this point it's almost a goal of mine to make sure her book goes free... more so than some of my own books.

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

Trashy Erotica:
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
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 08, 2011, 01:29:19 pm
I'd love some help getting Glass House free on Amazon, too. It's free on Smashwords, but as others have pointed out, Amazon won't change to match that.

The free price has reached Apple, though, so I'd appreciate any help in getting that reported to Amazon, to get their pricing changed.

The Amazon page is here (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C53YME). You can also just click on the Glass House book cover below.

The Apple link that would be reported is http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781466120327

Thanks much, everyone - I'm moving up to report others' lower prices right now.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on October 11, 2011, 10:37:23 am
Just let everyone know, my book Storytellers went free last night. It's had over a 1000 downloads already and shot up to the #1 free epic fantasy list and #100 over all free book list. Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 11, 2011, 11:37:39 am
Yay!  However, sadly, you appear to be the only one.  :'(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Stu Grif on October 11, 2011, 11:44:44 am
This is an excellent idea.

Here's mine free on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seducing-my-beefcake-roommate-nathan-j-morissey/1105098853?ean=2940011465819&itm=6&usri=nathan%2bj%2bmorissey

Please help me report it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seducing-Beefcake-Roommate-Seduction-ebook/dp/B005GA783Q/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5
 
Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on October 12, 2011, 12:29:25 am
Yay!  However, sadly, you appear to be the only one.  :'(

Aw...Well that kind of sucks. Hopefully everyone else will get their books free as well.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: samanthawarren on October 12, 2011, 08:50:44 am
Thanks to all you awesome folks, Vampire Assassin just went free! Now I'm off to report y'all again so hopefully you can go free, too!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 12, 2011, 09:14:06 am
Still not free...  Off to report everyone... Hope it works for me at some point... :)


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 12, 2011, 05:15:22 pm
Same with me - no change yet.

Any help's appreciated.

The book I'm working to make free is Glass House: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C53YME

The lower price is B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/glass-house-patrick-reinken/1104561646

Thanks....

I'm heading up to report everyone still looking for it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cliff Ball on October 12, 2011, 08:15:47 pm
Looks like Shattered Earth went free about 2 hours ago. In that time, I've had more downloads for it in those 2 hours than in the previous 3 months! Thanks everyone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 12, 2011, 09:04:22 pm
Congrats Cliff!! Happy for you! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 16205 on October 13, 2011, 06:40:32 am

Hey folks!

Could I get a few people to report Sin and Sacrifice for me? Appreciate the help. If anyone else still needs reporting, I'll return the favor.  ;)

Sin and Sacrifice - Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Sin-Sacrifice-Daughters-Eve-ebook/dp/B0055LH6SS/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1307929153&sr=1-7 (http://www.amazon.com/Sin-Sacrifice-Daughters-Eve-ebook/dp/B0055LH6SS/ref=sr_1_7?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1307929153&sr=1-7)

Sin and Sacrifice at iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sin-sacrifice-the-daughters/id453337569?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/sin-sacrifice-the-daughters/id453337569?mt=11)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jdfield on October 13, 2011, 08:18:48 am
Thanks everybody! After 3 weeks it went free, 1000 downloads in a day!!! Now I'm trying to get it free in the UK, so if you have a moment and can go to

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Wake-Part-Levels-ebook/dp/B005NR9QDM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318518915&sr=8-1

and paste

http://www.amazon.com/Song-Wake-Part-Levels-ebook/dp/B005NR9QDM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318518842&sr=1-2

I'd be super grateful
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 13, 2011, 09:51:51 am
Reported you Danielle. :)

Wish. I. Could. Finally. Kick. Mine. Free!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 16205 on October 13, 2011, 11:32:31 am

Thanks, Laura!  I'll scroll back and see which one of yours you're trying to make free and report it.  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 13, 2011, 11:44:49 am
Yeah, Laura, I'm pretty disgusted, too.  Wish I knew why our books are being singled out for nonfreeness.  Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy for you folks that are now free -- you deserve it!  Enjoy!  But it just seems so unfair that some of us (ShawnaG, Francis Xavier, etc.) are still waiting all these weeks later.  And of course I worry that to keep reporting is to do more damage than good -- so what to do?

ETA:  I guess maybe trying once again couldn't possibly hurt since it all seems so hopeless anyway:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)

Thanks so very much, you guys!  Fingers crossed for all of us!  :)

ETA:  I went back several pages and re-reported everyone again.  Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Joseph_Evans on October 13, 2011, 03:57:06 pm
I'd love some help with the same thing :)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E8YZ2M

URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/city-of-the-falling-sky-joseph-evans/1105126893
Price ($): 0
Shipping cost ($): 0

Thanks in advance! I'll go through the list and report everyone else too!

Joe
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 16205 on October 13, 2011, 05:40:56 pm

Got you both, JJ and Joseph. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 13, 2011, 06:13:59 pm
Yeah, Laura, I'm pretty disgusted, too.  Wish I knew why our books are being singled out for nonfreeness.  Don't get me wrong, I'm super happy for you folks that are now free -- you deserve it!  Enjoy!  But it just seems so unfair that some of us (ShawnaG, Francis Xavier, etc.) are still waiting all these weeks later.  And of course I worry that to keep reporting is to do more damage than good -- so what to do?

Yes, JJ, I just don't know why they wouldn't make mine free. It's book 1 of a trilogy with a decent follow-through rate, 1 out of 10 people who read it go ahead and buy the other two. I realize the rate will be lower when people grab it as a freebie, but still, Amazon would make some money. Don't know why the bots keep missing me (or whether it's the bots).

Oh well, at least some of us are able to join the ride. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Stu Grif on October 13, 2011, 06:55:05 pm
Got JJ and Joseph.

Here's mine free on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/seducing-my-beefcake-roommate-nathan-j-morissey/1105098853?ean=2940011465819&itm=6&usri=nathan%2bj%2bmorissey

Please help me report it at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Seducing-Beefcake-Roommate-Seduction-ebook/dp/B005GA783Q/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5
 
Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 13, 2011, 07:32:25 pm
Thanks for the reporting, guys -- I reported you as well.

Laura, mine is the first book in a trilogy, too, although my sales have completely dried up in the last two months.  Still, when people do stumble upon it, they seem to buy the second and third books.  Maybe going free is just a lottery, and they only have so many "free" spaces?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 13, 2011, 07:56:11 pm
Maybe going free is just a lottery, and they only have so many "free" spaces?

Yeah, it certainly seems so.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on October 13, 2011, 09:14:14 pm
Hey all, have a new book I would like free if anyone could help out.

Naughty Cinderella:
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=6&usri=adrianna%2bwhite
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Cinderella-Adriannas-Fairy-ebook/dp/B005PG54KK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318565521&sr=8-1

Thanks,
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on October 14, 2011, 06:22:50 am
I can't figure it out. Mine isn't part of a trilogy (yet). It's my only book and it has zero sales for almost a month. I'm just trying to bring some attention to it so that it might make money after a few months of being free. Amazon has nothing to lose by making it free. I'm starting to think they have a fear of creepy clown spirits and they don't want to unleash them upon the world through my story  :-*
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lisarusczyk on October 14, 2011, 10:10:31 am
Hi!

I'd love it if y'all can help me get my book up for free on Amazon.

Free on B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Sam-the-Night-Person/Lisa-Rusczyk/e/2940011517327

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Sam-Night-Person-Book-ebook/dp/B005IS582E/ref=sr_1_8?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318611406&sr=1-8

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 14, 2011, 12:03:54 pm
Hello, everybody. I will go back several pages and report everybody's links.

I would appreciate it if you could help this book go free:
HAUNTED GROUND: Ghost Photos from the Gettysburg Battlefield.

Amazon page:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005AHPCII


Apple link where it's free:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/haunted-ground-ghost-photos/id465252780?mt=11


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Erick Flaig on October 14, 2011, 12:56:51 pm
Hi all.  It would be great if folks could also report "Call Me Ishmael" as free!  That would be so good and kind it would make me cry, maybe.

Here's the free link at Apple:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/call-me-ishmael/id416015610?mt=11

and the parallel link at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Call-Me-Ishmael-ebook/dp/B0048ELM5Q/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318622027&sr=1-1

I will do the same, working five pages back.  Many thanks to you all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 14, 2011, 04:24:53 pm
Thanks everybody! After 3 weeks it went free, 1000 downloads in a day!!! Now I'm trying to get it free in the UK, so if you have a moment and can go to

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Song-Wake-Part-Levels-ebook/dp/B005NR9QDM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318518915&sr=8-1

and paste

http://www.amazon.com/Song-Wake-Part-Levels-ebook/dp/B005NR9QDM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318518842&sr=1-2

I'd be super grateful

The Amazon UK site asks that people sign in before they fill out the "tell us about a lower price" box. I don't have UK rights - sorry!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Hartness on October 17, 2011, 11:44:44 am
I'd love a little help getting a couple of my short stories to go free, if you've got the time.

http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Knight-Black-Short-ebook/dp/B0056QJGDK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_8 (http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Knight-Black-Short-ebook/dp/B0056QJGDK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_8)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NRXMT6 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005NRXMT6)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 17, 2011, 11:53:48 am
John, we need links to your books on Barnes & Noble or iBooks in order to report them.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Hartness on October 17, 2011, 12:43:10 pm
I suppose you do, don't you? It's all kinds of Monday.

Movie Knight Free on BN - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/movie-knight-a-black-knight-short-story-john-hartness/1106549523?ean=2940011518973&itm=1&usri=movie%2bknight (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/movie-knight-a-black-knight-short-story-john-hartness/1106549523?ean=2940011518973&itm=1&usri=movie%2bknight)

Movie Knight on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Knight-Black-Short-ebook/dp/B0056QJGDK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_8 (http://www.amazon.com/Movie-Knight-Black-Short-ebook/dp/B0056QJGDK/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_8)


Voodoo Children free on BN - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/voodoo-children-a-bubba-the-monster-hunter-short-story-john-g-hartness/1105730806?ean=2940011529436&itm=6&usri=john%2bhartness (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/voodoo-children-a-bubba-the-monster-hunter-short-story-john-g-hartness/1105730806?ean=2940011529436&itm=6&usri=john%2bhartness)

Voodoo Children on Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Voodoo-Children-Monster-Hunter-ebook/dp/B005NRXMT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318880442&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Voodoo-Children-Monster-Hunter-ebook/dp/B005NRXMT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318880442&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 39179 on October 17, 2011, 01:00:21 pm
Going to go back and report as many as I can until my eyes start to cross  :o

Anyone willing to help with The End of the World would receive my undying gratitude and major good karma!

The End of the World:
http://www.amazon.com/End-World-ebook/dp/B004RZ26E2

Link to post to free book:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-end-of-the-world/id437431574?mt=11

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 17, 2011, 07:56:28 pm
Got you guys reported.  If you could return the favor, I'd be grateful!

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY
 (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)
B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Erick Flaig on October 18, 2011, 03:59:24 am
John, I'd be glad to help.  Please also return the favor for "Call Me Ishmael," a post or two above.  What are your free links for the reporting?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 18, 2011, 06:35:10 am
I'll keep giving it a shot....

The book I'm working to make free is Glass House: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C53YME

The lower price is B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/glass-house-patrick-reinken/1104561646

Thanks....

Heading up again to report others.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 18, 2011, 08:28:46 am
Hey everyone! Yes, it's me again. I've given up on getting Elfbitten free on Amazon but I do have another story I'm trying for, hoping it'll work for me this time. If you guys could help me out? I'll go back and report for you all.

B&N link:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 39179 on October 18, 2011, 08:59:40 am
Got J. Jay, Patrick and Shauna!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on October 18, 2011, 09:15:23 am
I'm sorry to hear that Shauna, here's to hoping that it eventually goes free on its own.  Reported your other novel, though.

Here's my latest:

Naughty Cinderella:
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=naughty%2bcinderella
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Cinderella-Adriannas-Fairy-ebook/dp/B005PG54KK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1318954340&sr=1-1
Price: 0.00
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 18, 2011, 11:20:53 am
Thanks for the help, everyone -- I've reported everyone here.  And Shauna...got my fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Erick Flaig on October 18, 2011, 12:37:23 pm
Thank you, JJay!  And, I think your Bayman's cover is a great choice!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 18, 2011, 06:41:44 pm
Everyone -

Thanks so much for all the help - Glass House is free on Amazon, as of about 10 minutes ago.

They do catch up, so keep on trying....

I'm going up to report some more.

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 19, 2011, 09:07:08 am
Thanks for your help and well wishes guys! Keeping my fingers crossed for all of us.

B&N link:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Dawn Judd on October 19, 2011, 11:51:55 am
Ok, I have a question for you guys.  For those of you who went free, did you go free in other countries too?  And if so, when yours was no longer free, did the other countries go back to paid right away?  I just noticed mine is no longer free in the US, but it is still free in France.  I wonder if it will stay that way for a while.  I don't want to go through the trouble of making it free in the US again just to keep it that way on the France site, but I would like it to remain free there for a while.  Do you think it will, or will they update it right away?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Shuler on October 19, 2011, 11:56:43 am
Ok, I have a question for you guys.  For those of you who went free, did you go free in other countries too?  And if so, when yours was no longer free, did the other countries go back to paid right away?  I just noticed mine is no longer free in the US, but it is still free in France.  I wonder if it will stay that way for a while.  I don't want to go through the trouble of making it free in the US again just to keep it that way on the France site, but I would like it to remain free there for a while.  Do you think it will, or will they update it right away?


Mine went free in the UK several weeks ago, but it STILL hasn't gone free in the US, despite several people reporting it free in the UK and on Apple. :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: daveconifer on October 19, 2011, 01:30:23 pm
There's so much randomicity to this.  I inserted a blurb in the back of Wrecker about my forthcoming book about two weeks ago and made it free on Smashwords.  As far as I know that freeness hasn't migrated to any vendors, but last night or this morning Wrecker seems to have gone free on Amazon. I barely lifted a finger... 

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 19, 2011, 02:16:10 pm
Your book is free on iBooks, Dave.  Count yourself extremely lucky!

In light of the fact that books seem to go free more often Wednesday thru Friday, I'm listing my links again in the hopes that a few more reports will push my book over the edge into freeness -- please help?  :)

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)

Now I'm going back and reporting everyone one more time....
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 19, 2011, 02:23:40 pm
Ok, I have a question for you guys.  For those of you who went free, did you go free in other countries too?  And if so, when yours was no longer free, did the other countries go back to paid right away?  I just noticed mine is no longer free in the US, but it is still free in France.  I wonder if it will stay that way for a while.  I don't want to go through the trouble of making it free in the US again just to keep it that way on the France site, but I would like it to remain free there for a while.  Do you think it will, or will they update it right away?

Don't know on whether it carries over into other countries, Dawn. Not yet, anyway. I'd think it would, but France and Germany both show up with prices on Glass House right now. The UK shows up with "price unavailable," which makes me think it'll carry over. I'll try to keep an eye on it and let you know.

As for whether it will change back, I've no experience to help with that. But since setting the price on KDP in the US carries over to the other countries, I would think a reset of the price from FREE would carry over, too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 19, 2011, 02:28:01 pm
Patrick, I think the "price unavailable" is displaying on the UK site because you don't have rights to purchase books from Amazon.co.uk.  If you look at your ranking, it will tell you if you are on the free or paid list.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 19, 2011, 02:34:25 pm
Your book is free on iBooks, Dave.  Count yourself extremely lucky!

In light of the fact that books seem to go free more often Wednesday thru Friday, I'm listing my links again in the hopes that a few more reports will push my book over the edge into freeness -- please help?  :)

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)

Now I'm going back and reporting everyone one more time....

I re-reported yours, JJay, along with the others here. Wish I knew the secret....  I eventually sort of gave up, thinking Amazon would get to it or not (and that lots of reports might just convince them not to get to it). Then I asked another time, and that one seemed to hit at the right time.

All I can suggest is to stick with it.  My goal was to gets lots of copies out there to boost readership, and this really is the quickest and easiest way.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 19, 2011, 02:39:04 pm
Patrick, I think the "price unavailable" is displaying on the UK site because you don't have rights to purchase books from Amazon.co.uk.  If you look at your ranking, it will tell you if you are on the free or paid list.

That's one of the unpredictabilities for Amazon, I think - the ranking should tell me that, but no ranking shows up on that site for Glass House, even though I've sold the book there. It also typically does show a price, then occasionally changes to "pricing information not available," which I've always assumed was posted when Amazon was recalculating exchange rates (and Germany and France both show prices, too).

It just sometimes feels like another difficulty in figuring out how Amazon fits it all together and makes it tick (to the extent it does tick...).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patrick Reinken on October 19, 2011, 06:00:43 pm
Patrick, I think the "price unavailable" is displaying on the UK site because you don't have rights to purchase books from Amazon.co.uk.  If you look at your ranking, it will tell you if you are on the free or paid list.

You were absolutely right, JJay - I went to Amazon UK with private browsing so it couldn't pick up the cookies, and the price was visible there.

Don't know why they changed from letting me see it like I could before; all I know it that it can be so hard to keep up with this company!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on October 20, 2011, 07:17:19 am
Finally got my short story, Swingers Squared, to go free.  Strangely enough, it was the only book I haven't been promoting on here for people to lower the price.  Don't know how that happened, but I want to thank all of you for your help and support.

Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Shaun Jeffrey on October 20, 2011, 09:08:58 am
Here's mine. I'll go back through the list and report those that aren't free.

B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Kult/Shaun-Jeffrey/e/2940011245626

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kult-Prosper-Snow-novel-ebook/dp/B004TGT3S6/
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 20, 2011, 10:53:04 am
Posting my links again - and congrats to those who went free!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910


Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 21, 2011, 03:24:52 am
Ok, I have a question for you guys.  For those of you who went free, did you go free in other countries too?  And if so, when yours was no longer free, did the other countries go back to paid right away?  I just noticed mine is no longer free in the US, but it is still free in France.  I wonder if it will stay that way for a while.  I don't want to go through the trouble of making it free in the US again just to keep it that way on the France site, but I would like it to remain free there for a while.  Do you think it will, or will they update it right away?


Amazon USA made my novel Lost Cargo free earlier this month, but after 10 days it still had a price on all the other Amazons (the regular ranking disappeared, which is what happens when a book goes free, but the price stayed on everywhere except the USA). I did not want to leave it free very long, so I put the price back. There doesn't seem to be any rule.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 22, 2011, 05:32:57 am
Hello, trying to make my second book Haunted Ground go free on Amazon. Thanks for any help!

Apple:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/haunted-ground-ghost-photos/id465252780?mt=11


Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005AHPCII

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 22, 2011, 05:44:46 am
Ok, I have a question for you guys.  For those of you who went free, did you go free in other countries too?  And if so, when yours was no longer free, did the other countries go back to paid right away?  I just noticed mine is no longer free in the US, but it is still free in France.  I wonder if it will stay that way for a while.  I don't want to go through the trouble of making it free in the US again just to keep it that way on the France site, but I would like it to remain free there for a while.  Do you think it will, or will they update it right away?


My book Lost Cargo went free in the US, but never went free in the UK, DE, or FR. I did not leave it free that long, so maybe that was a factor. Different people seem to have different results.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 22, 2011, 08:38:23 am
Hi everyone. I thought I'd try and get my book: Tiger of Talmare, free on Amazon to get a bit of interest in my November releases. Reading back through the thread it seems like there's a bit of luck involved as well, but if anyone could report it for me I'd really appreciate it. Here are the details

http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-of-Talmare-ebook/dp/B005M1OP9Y/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2 (http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-of-Talmare-ebook/dp/B005M1OP9Y/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_2)

and it's free at:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tiger-of-talmare/id465576305?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tiger-of-talmare/id465576305?mt=11)

I'll go back through the last few pages and so some reporting now!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 22, 2011, 11:39:46 am
I'm beginning to think that reporting in this way does nothing, like pushing the "close elevator door" button.  I think the only factor in becoming free is whether or not the spiders find your lower price.  Then again, I'm very frustrated right now!  ;D

Here's my info again just in case it does any good:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY
 (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)
Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)

Very grateful as always & I'm reporting everyone again.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 24, 2011, 12:36:36 pm
Mine has just gone free on Barnes and Noble, I'd really appreciate some reporting and will reciprocate!

My book on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-of-Talmare-ebook/dp/B005M1OP9Y/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2 (http://www.amazon.com/Tiger-of-Talmare-ebook/dp/B005M1OP9Y/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2)

The link to B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-of-talmare-nina-croft/1020536567 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tiger-of-talmare-nina-croft/1020536567)

Thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 24, 2011, 12:57:55 pm
Laura, JJ and Nina, I reported you all (a couple of times). Nina, I love your Tiger cover -- cool stripes on the guy's back. 8)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 24, 2011, 01:19:11 pm
Thanks Hollister - he's cool isn't he? And thanks for the reporting - now I must wait patiently and see if anything happens!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 24, 2011, 01:26:35 pm
Laura, JJ and Nina, I reported you all (a couple of times).

Thank you!

I am reporting everyone as well. I've just read of someone going free after 6 weeks, so I guess sometimes it happens even after such a long time, when we think it's not going to work. So hang on, those of us who have been trying for a while!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Logan R. on October 24, 2011, 04:35:22 pm
Hey Guys! Could you help me make Rescued (The Runners, Part Three) free? All the other short stories in the series are free, and it didn't take long for them to. But for some reason, Rescued is taking FOREVER!

B&N (free): http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rescued-logan-rutherford/1106551719 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rescued-logan-rutherford/1106551719)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rescued-Runners-Part-Three-ebook/dp/B005NTPPLM/ref=tag_dpp_lp_edpp_ttl_in (http://www.amazon.com/Rescued-Runners-Part-Three-ebook/dp/B005NTPPLM/ref=tag_dpp_lp_edpp_ttl_in)

Thank you SO much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: David M. Brown on October 24, 2011, 07:48:46 pm
Hi everyone

I have a title that has gone free on Amazon US but I'd really like to get in free in UK too.  I just checked and it's still showing as £0.86.

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8)

B&N (free): www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185)

Thanks for your help.  Working through the above list now!

Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on October 24, 2011, 08:03:33 pm
Caught up.  Best of luck David.

Re-upping my two eBooks.  Thanks to everyone that's posted.

Naughty Cinderella
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Naughty-Cinderella-Adriannas-Fairy-ebook/dp/B005PG54KK/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1319511643&sr=8-15
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite

Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Detective-Sanders-Erotica-Noire-ebook/dp/B005G515I0/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&qid=1319511643&sr=8-10
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detective-john-sanders-erotica-noire-adrianna-white/1106779574?ean=2940011454349&itm=2&usri=adrianna%2bwhite

If you can only report one, I would appreciate it for Naughty Cinderella.

Thanks,
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on October 24, 2011, 08:35:32 pm
Hello, trying to make my second book Haunted Ground go free on Amazon. Thanks for any help!

Apple:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/haunted-ground-ghost-photos/id465252780?mt=11


Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005AHPCII


Going to report right now! Best of luck!


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on October 24, 2011, 09:22:04 pm
I'd appreciate some help with this too.

Hal Spacejock: Framed is now free on Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84409)

If anyone can report the lower price on Amazon I'd really appreciate it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JI86J0

Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 24, 2011, 10:56:33 pm
Thank you!

I am reporting everyone as well. I've just read of someone going free after 6 weeks, so I guess sometimes it happens even after such a long time, when we think it's not going to work. So hang on, those of us who have been trying for a while!


Yeah my book Elfbitten has been free on B&N since 8/26 and Amazon will not match it. I've even emailed them begging to match it and they just wont. So that's 8 weeks for that one. My other one that I've been trying for more recently, The Mermaid, has been free on B&N since around the 10th. I dont want to sound dramatic or egotistical but I really think Amazon hates me now. I am by far outselling Amazon on B&N now and have been since going free there. Kinda frustrating because I know it would be a huge difference to have something free on Amazon.

Anyway, rambling on. Good luck everyone! Here are my links again.

B&N link:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 25, 2011, 03:49:24 am
Hi everyone

I have a title that has gone free on Amazon US but I'd really like to get in free in UK too.  I just checked and it's still showing as £0.86.

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8)

B&N (free): www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185)

Thanks for your help.  Working through the above list now!

Thanks
Dave

I tried to report the lower price, but need UK rights. Sorry!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 25, 2011, 03:54:27 am
I'd appreciate some help with this too.

Hal Spacejock: Framed is now free on Smashwords (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/84409)

If anyone can report the lower price on Amazon I'd really appreciate it: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JI86J0

Cheers
Simon


Hi, Simon, reported it. It's better not to put your links in parentheses -- I copy and paste them and almost forgot to take the parens off.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 25, 2011, 07:37:41 am
Amazon just made my ghost book Haunted Ground free about 5 minutes ago. I screamed and ran around my office and my boss came out to see if I'd lost my mind. Thanks, everybody, for helping me.  8)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 25, 2011, 09:15:43 am
Amazon just made my ghost book Haunted Ground free about 5 minutes ago. I screamed and ran around my office and my boss came out to see if I'd lost my mind.

LOL!!  ;D  And congrats!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 25, 2011, 11:17:32 am
You and me both, Shawna.  Seven weeks for me.  So frustrating.  :'(   I'm very happy for you, HAGrant!  Enjoy the freeness!

Here's mine again:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY
 (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)
Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The Fussy Librarian on October 25, 2011, 11:39:06 am
Hello all. Signs and Wonders is free on BN.com and iTunes. I would love your help making it go free on Amazon.

Here's my BN link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/signs-and-wonders-alex-adena/1104728959

And amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Signs-and-Wonders-ebook/dp/B005FFTMTU/ref=zg_bs_158434011_55


I've reported these books as free:
The Last Killiney
The Mermaid
Naughty Cinderella
Rescued
Tiger of Talmare
The Journey

If you report my book as free and you're not on the list above, just send me a msg. and I'll take care of it tonight. Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 25, 2011, 11:44:44 am
Reported. Here are my links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HILRLM

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/journey-laura-lond/1100631910


Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: David M. Brown on October 25, 2011, 12:37:27 pm
Got through a lot of these requests yesterday so will do some more today. 

Sorry to those peeps who don't have UK rights - I really appreciate you trying!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Erick Flaig on October 25, 2011, 06:40:32 pm
"Call Me Ishmael" went free today!  Many thanks for the help from here...over 500 downloads today, and made #3 on Contemporary Fantasy.  I will report on you all, again.  

I picked up Haunted Ground...I think I'll really like it!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cliff Ball on October 25, 2011, 07:04:00 pm
Ok, now, how do you get Amazon to set the price back????
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 25, 2011, 07:51:07 pm
Ok, now, how do you get Amazon to set the price back????

Go to Smashwords, go to your Dashboard, click on the book, and change the price from zero back to a price. Then watch the Distribution Channel to see when they ship the price change to the retailers, especially to Apple or B&N. Sometimes, though, the Amazon bots/crawlers will pick up the Smashwords change and just magically change it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 25, 2011, 07:56:29 pm
"Call Me Ishmael" went free today!  Many thanks for the help from here...over 500 downloads today, and made #3 on Contemporary Fantasy.  I will report on you all, again.  

I picked up Haunted Ground...I think I'll really like it!

Thanks, I picked up Ishmael, too. Best of luck to everybody!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cliff Ball on October 25, 2011, 08:05:38 pm
Go to Smashwords, go to your Dashboard, click on the book, and change the price from zero back to a price. Then watch the Distribution Channel to see when they ship the price change to the retailers, especially to Apple or B&N. Sometimes, though, the Amazon bots/crawlers will pick up the Smashwords change and just magically change it.

Well, if that's all, I did that last week. I guess I'm impatient.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 25, 2011, 09:36:13 pm
>Cliff - sometimes re-uploading the file or adjusting the price on KDP helps, I've heard. It sets the bots looking for prices in other places.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 26, 2011, 04:35:51 am
My book Haunted Ground is free on Apple and Amazon USA, but not free on Amazon UK. Could someone please paste the Apple link into Amazon UK? You need to have UK rights. Thanks!  Will go back and report everybody again.


Apple:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/haunted-ground-ghost-photos/id465252780?mt=11


Amazon UK:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005AHPCII
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 26, 2011, 05:19:54 am
Quote
My book Haunted Ground is free on Apple and Amazon USA, but not free on Amazon UK. Could someone please paste the Apple link into Amazon UK? You need to have UK rights. Thanks!  Will go back and report everybody again.


Done! Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Shaun Jeffrey on October 26, 2011, 07:54:21 am
Thanks to everyone who helped make my book, The Kult free. It hasn't worked as I'd hoped though as I've not had any sales of the second book in the series as a result :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 26, 2011, 08:34:14 pm
Hey all, something really interesting happened and I thought I'd share.  I started off the day by changing my price on KDP for the book I want to go free (The Last Killiney) from .99 to $2.99.  Then, moments later, I went to Barnes & Noble where I have two versions of my book, PubIt! (.99) and Smashwords (0), combined in one webpage.  I "took off sale" the nonfree PubIt! version.  It took about half an hour for the PubIt! version to be taken down, but apparently in that short time Amazon price-matched my book to .99 cents.  PubIt! was the only place it could've gotten that price.  Now my dashboard on KDP is frozen while they "process," but I intend to try changing the price again just as soon as I'm able; hopefully it will price-match again, and not find anything but zeros across the board.

So...moral of the story:  make sure every version of your book out there is set to zero.  THEN raise your price on Amazon.  Maybe this only worked because it's Wednesday or the Amazon price-matching bots were smiling on me, but it's worth a try.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 26, 2011, 09:18:05 pm
JJ - yes, having both versions on B&N could be what held it up for you. Now that you've taken the priced one off sale, things might "click."

(I know it's not the case for me, I had taken the Pubit-published version off sale a long time ago. Amazon was price-matching it - I mean, if I raised the price on KDP, they'd discount to match the one I had on B&N, published through Pubit. Now that it's off sale, the bots just refuse to see the Smashwords-published version for some reason.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 26, 2011, 09:22:40 pm
Hey all, something really interesting happened and I thought I'd share.  I started off the day by changing my price on KDP for the book I want to go free (The Last Killiney) from .99 to $2.99.  Then, moments later, I went to Barnes & Noble where I have two versions of my book, PubIt! (.99) and Smashwords (0), combined in one webpage.  I "took off sale" the nonfree PubIt! version.  It took about half an hour for the PubIt! version to be taken down, but apparently in that short time Amazon price-matched my book to .99 cents.  PubIt! was the only place it could've gotten that price.  Now my dashboard on KDP is frozen while they "process," but I intend to try changing the price again just as soon as I'm able; hopefully it will price-match again, and not find anything but zeros across the board.

So...moral of the story:  make sure every version of your book out there is set to zero.  THEN raise your price on Amazon.  Maybe this only worked because it's Wednesday or the Amazon price-matching bots were smiling on me, but it's worth a try.

JJ, I hope that works for you.  

When my first book went free, it was 0.00 on Apple and $2.99 on B&N. I was afraid of the situation you describe, so when I tried to make my second book free, I unpublished it on B&N and will put it back on sale after the book's free run. I hated to do that, but was afraid of the situation you describe. I also opted out of Kobo on Smashwords because they are so slow and was worried I wouldn't be able to change the price back.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 26, 2011, 09:24:15 pm
...OK, I think I know what's holding up mine: it's still listed on Diesel for $0.99. I had opted out of Diesel distribution ages ago. Does anyone have any idea what I can do about it?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 26, 2011, 11:29:05 pm
Laura, I had the same problem with Diesel.  I wrote twice to Smashwords (using that question/comment thingie at the top of their page), and after the second message, they contacted Diesel and asked that the books be taken down.  Well, one of my books was taken down, but the other two remain.  So I'm hoping the third request via Smashwords works.

@HAGrant:  I was afraid to "take off sale" for fear that the two versions were linked/merged, and that I'd lose ranking, reviews -- or worse -- that my whole page for the book would disappear.  Thank goodness nothing like that happened. 

I'm thinking now maybe that raising the price helped the bots to discover and price match.  Maybe that's the key to making freeness happen?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 27, 2011, 12:36:55 am
My book Tiger of Talmare went free about five minutes ago, so huge thanks to everybody that reported it.

I do hope someone downloads it!

I'll keep reporting anyone not free.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 16205 on October 27, 2011, 12:51:18 am

Sin and Sacrifice just went free about 10 minutes ago. Thanks to those who helped make it so and good luck to everyone else! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SarahSalari on October 27, 2011, 02:40:32 am
Hey all,

I've made BLISS KISS free on Smashwords, AllRomance and BookStrand, to help generate interest in the rest of the series.

If some of you have time to report the lower price to Amazon and BN, I'd certainly appreciate the help in making it free everywhere.

STEAMY BLISS will be book 4.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MJWare on October 27, 2011, 02:55:42 am
...OK, I think I know what's holding up mine: it's still listed on Diesel for $0.99. I had opted out of Diesel distribution ages ago. Does anyone have any idea what I can do about it?

E-mail smashwords support. Then, when you don't get a reply (or rather assuming you don't get one), e-mail Mark directly and tell him you've already tried the support channel.

He'll usually step-up and take care of it.

BTW: I followed your advice and adjusted the price--thanks, SZJMB just went free, though I am only going to leave it that way for a few weeks (if I can help it).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on October 27, 2011, 04:16:12 am
Thanks to everyone/anyone who responded to my plea for help yesterday. I've reciprocated by doing the same for recent requests.

I don't want to push my luck, but today I decided to set the price of another work to free. (Hal Spacejock, the first in the series.)

Here are the Amazon US and Smashwords links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HGAJV2/

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82539

It hasn't flowed through to B&N and the rest yet - not sure whether that makes any difference?

Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elalond on October 27, 2011, 09:04:16 am
Hi.
I'm trying to get my Red Moon: Slices of life free if you  could help me. The free version is on Itunes store.

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/Red-Moon-Moons-Reflection-ebook/dp/B0057AMLMS

And I would really appreciate if you could report the free version on Amazon UK, too: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Moon-Moons-Reflection-ebook/dp/B0057AMLMS

Apple (free):http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/red-moon/id475045053?mt=11


Thank you.
(And of course, as soon as I hit the post button, I'm going to work my way through the thread.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 27, 2011, 09:22:59 am
I'm wondering if the reverse would be true. So I've just lowered the price of The Mermaid by a dollar to see if maybe the spiderbots will notice it's free on B&N while they process. Fingers crossed!

B&N link:http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mermaid-leila-bryce-sin/1105118708?ean=2940011490118&itm=2&usri=leila%2bbryce%2bsin)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Nina Croft on October 27, 2011, 10:17:21 am
Everybody reported! And in the UK - Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 27, 2011, 10:51:12 am
Yay for those of you free!  Fingers crossed for Shauna!  And for those who are trying to go free:  Smashwords isn't price-matched, I'm pretty sure.  To report you, we need links to your intended free book on Amazon as well as your current free link (Kobo, iBooks or B&N).  Best wishes to all!   :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 27, 2011, 12:49:51 pm
Update: I've contacted both Smashwords and Diesel and got my book removed from them. We'll see if it does the trick!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 27, 2011, 04:50:21 pm
OK, I'm so confused:  I raised my price this morning to $3.99, and Amazon is price-matching now to .99 -- and my book isn't that price ANYWHERE.  Now what????
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: samanthawarren on October 27, 2011, 05:13:15 pm
I'm beginning to think that reporting in this way does nothing, like pushing the "close elevator door" button.  I think the only factor in becoming free is whether or not the spiders find your lower price.  Then again, I'm very frustrated right now!  ;D

Their matching philosophy (or whatever you want to call it) is very strange. Some books get matched immediately, others apparently never do. I think Amazon's goal is to take over the publishing world by making everyone else involved completely insane. Genius strategy, really. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 27, 2011, 05:16:40 pm
OK, I'm so confused:  I raised my price this morning to $3.99, and Amazon is price-matching now to .99 -- and my book isn't that price ANYWHERE.  Now what????

Seriously? Wow.

I think it's time to try the email again.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: samanthawarren on October 27, 2011, 05:23:44 pm
Hey all, something really interesting happened and I thought I'd share.  I started off the day by changing my price on KDP for the book I want to go free (The Last Killiney) from .99 to $2.99.  Then, moments later, I went to Barnes & Noble where I have two versions of my book, PubIt! (.99) and Smashwords (0), combined in one webpage.  I "took off sale" the nonfree PubIt! version.  It took about half an hour for the PubIt! version to be taken down, but apparently in that short time Amazon price-matched my book to .99 cents.  PubIt! was the only place it could've gotten that price.  Now my dashboard on KDP is frozen while they "process," but I intend to try changing the price again just as soon as I'm able; hopefully it will price-match again, and not find anything but zeros across the board.

I think this might be something to note. When I was first trying to make Vampire Assassin free, I had two copies of it up on B&N. I took the direct PubIt copy down and shortly after (as in a couple days), it was free on Amazon. May just be coincidence, but hey, it doesn't hurt to try.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 27, 2011, 05:24:54 pm
OK, I'm so confused:  I raised my price this morning to $3.99, and Amazon is price-matching now to .99 -- and my book isn't that price ANYWHERE.  Now what????

Are you sure JJ? Have you checked all the outlets? B&N, Diesel, Kobo, Apple are the obvious ones; what else is out there?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MJWare on October 27, 2011, 05:45:25 pm
Are you sure JJ? Have you checked all the outlets? B&N, Diesel, Kobo, Apple are the obvious ones; what else is out there?

I had a similar problem. I took my book off sale on B&N, then adjusted the price on Amazon. But Amazon thought it was still 99 cents on B&N (I had set the price to 2.99 and Amazon lowered it to .99). It wasn't until about 2am or so that it must have updated because that's when it went free gone free. JJ, I'd guess either you've left it 99 cent somewhere, or Amazon just thinks it's still 99 cents and will eventually catch on.

I feel for everyone who has so much trouble. While I couldn't get Amazon to match my Apple price, I had hardly any trouble getting them to match B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on October 27, 2011, 05:55:43 pm
Hi friends, my new short story Ignite just arrived on Amazon, can it go free from reporting it from Smashwords or do I have to wait for B&N to catch up?
Thanks!
B
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 27, 2011, 06:06:45 pm
Hi friends, my new short story Ignite just arrived on Amazon, can it go free from reporting it from Smashwords or do I have to wait for B&N to catch up?
Thanks!
B

They don't price match with Smashwords, you need to wait until your book is free on B&N. Being free on Apple also helps. Are you approved for Smashwords premium distribution?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on October 27, 2011, 06:21:38 pm
They don't price match with Smashwords, you need to wait until your book is free on B&N. Being free on Apple also helps. Are you approved for Smashwords premium distribution?


I'm still waiting, how long does that usually take? It's been four days and the autovetter said I was clear day 1. Sorry first timer here!
B
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 27, 2011, 06:48:28 pm
I'm still waiting, how long does that usually take?

It differs, sometimes it's a week, sometimes longer. My latest one has been pending for about 4-5 days.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on October 27, 2011, 07:27:54 pm
They don't price match with Smashwords, you need to wait until your book is free on B&N. Being free on Apple also helps. Are you approved for Smashwords premium distribution?


Yes, I allocated an entirely new ISBN from my block of 100, and the ebook is already on Apple/B&N/etc.  I'll wait until it's free on one of those sites before bringing it up here again.

Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on October 27, 2011, 07:40:46 pm
Okay, lowering my price did not work. Moving the price up again to see if that'll do it.

I swear I just want to grab Amazon/KDP by the shoulders and SHAKE THEM!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 27, 2011, 08:32:41 pm
Shauna - I know the feeling. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 28, 2011, 01:15:22 am
Quote
   
I had a similar problem. I took my book off sale on B&N, then adjusted the price on Amazon. But Amazon thought it was still 99 cents on B&N (I had set the price to 2.99 and Amazon lowered it to .99). It wasn't until about 2am or so that it must have updated because that's when it went free gone free. JJ, I'd guess either you've left it 99 cent somewhere, or Amazon just thinks it's still 99 cents and will eventually catch on.

Thanks for this, MJA.  If it's still not free by Saturday, I'll try again.  I'm thinking maybe Amazon has a cache of prices or something?  And they've still got the .99 price in their memory somewhere?  That's the best explanation I can come up with because I know it's not currently that price anywhere.

And Shauna, I think it definitely makes a difference to move the price UP instead of down; that seems to trigger them going to look for another price, or at least it seems that way in my case, because twice they've attempted to price-match now, and that's a move in the proper direction.  And they've only done this now that I've only got one version available on B&N, so that apparently was a factor, too.

Hey, progress, right?   :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 28, 2011, 02:24:58 am
Thanks for this, MJA.  If it's still not free by Saturday, I'll try again.  I'm thinking maybe Amazon has a cache of prices or something?  And they've still got the .99 price in their memory somewhere?  That's the best explanation I can come up with because I know it's not currently that price anywhere.

And Shauna, I think it definitely makes a difference to move the price UP instead of down; that seems to trigger them going to look for another price, or at least it seems that way in my case, because twice they've attempted to price-match now, and that's a move in the proper direction.  And they've only done this now that I've only got one version available on B&N, so that apparently was a factor, too.

Hey, progress, right?   :D

JJ, I don't think all the prices have to be 0.00. When my first book went free, it was 0.00 on Smashwords, 0.00 on iTunes and 2.99 on B&N. The book stayed 2.99 on B&N the whole time.

I became paranoid about my second book going free -- even though I had no problem with leaving a price on B&N the first time, I unpublished it there and will put it back when I put a price on the book again (I don't want to go through Smashwords for B&N).

Is Amazon's free process computerized or a mix of human beings and computers?

If you really, really want a book to go free on Amazon, theoretically you should be able to put it on Amazon through Smashwords. That would be a pain, though. You would lose your formatting and reviews. Modified: My bad! This is wrong. See Victorine's post below!

Good luck!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 28, 2011, 02:27:26 am
Hi friends, my new short story Ignite just arrived on Amazon, can it go free from reporting it from Smashwords or do I have to wait for B&N to catch up?
Thanks!
B

Amazon will price match to Apple or B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Victorine on October 28, 2011, 07:38:45 am
JJ, I don't think all the prices have to be 0.00. When my first book went free, it was 0.00 on Smashwords, 0.00 on iTunes and 2.99 on B&N. The book stayed 2.99 on B&N the whole time.

I became paranoid about my second book going free -- even though I had no problem with leaving a price on B&N the first time, I unpublished it there and will put it back when I put a price on the book again (I don't want to go through Smashwords for B&N).

Is Amazon's free process computerized or a mix of human beings and computers?

If you really, really want a book to go free on Amazon, theoretically you should be able to put it on Amazon through Smashwords. That would be a pain, though. You would lose your formatting and reviews.

Good luck!



Smashwords lists Amazon, but if you read they say they don't ship there yet. (It's been that way for over a year.) They still need to work out a deal with them.

And I'm trying to get two different short works free on Amazon, one that was free a while back, and one that has always been free through Smashwords but Amazon just won't price match it. Grrr. I've tried everything. I might have to beg soon.

Has anyone noticed that getting a ton of people to report a lower price actually works? Or has this thread not worked for some people?

Vicki
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 28, 2011, 09:50:33 am
Vicki - it has not worked for me. I've been trying to get The Journey free for over 7 weeks now. Many people have reported it for me. I thought having it on Diesel listed for $0.99 was the problem, but perhaps I was wrong - Amazon did not discount it to 0.99, they just keep whatever price I put up on KDP. I have removed it from Diesel, just in case. We'll see.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Victorine on October 28, 2011, 10:19:51 am
Thanks, Laura. I'm wondering how in the world anything gets made free over there.  ???
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on October 28, 2011, 11:28:46 am
Thanks, Laura. I'm wondering how in the world anything gets made free over there.  ???

Hi Vicki!

My Book One has now gone free on iTunes! No action at B & N yet but it's only been six days. I reported the iTunes price to Ammy. I guess it's now a waiting game!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on October 28, 2011, 11:48:36 am
Smashwords lists Amazon, but if you read they say they don't ship there yet. (It's been that way for over a year.) They still need to work out a deal with them.

Vicki

Vicki, thanks for pointing this out.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jake Barton on October 28, 2011, 11:54:20 am
I've tried for weeks to make my new book free; finally succeeded, now free in UK and US. The key was the Apple 'free' listing as Smashwords etc appear to have been ignored. 

My first book reached the Amazon Top Ten, sold thousands of copies and I really wanted the new book , my fourth, to be free. Despite it being free elsewhere it still took numerous notifications to Amazon to make it free on Kindle.
 
Amazon.co.uk link    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ramblings-Deluded-Soul-ebook/dp/B005FYF1UA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319811946&sr=1-1

Amazon.com link     http://www.amazon.com/Ramblings-Deluded-Soul-ebook/dp/B005FYF1UA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319705039&sr=1-1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eve Yohalem on October 28, 2011, 01:34:16 pm
I've had one of my books free on Smashwords - and then on B&N, Sony, Apple, etc - from day one and Amazon still hasn't price matched. I emailed KDP about it and they said they wouldn't make any promises.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 28, 2011, 02:28:06 pm
It's a lot like lottery. :) Perhaps I should give up on this book (although it would be the best one since it's the first in a trilogy) and try another one.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 28, 2011, 03:35:41 pm
Did you guys try raising your price on Amazon?  Maybe I just got lucky, but that seemed to nudge things in the right direction -- at least they price-matched something.  Not free, but at least an attempt was made and that's a start. 

As for reporting, no, I don't think it helps at all.  I have had links for Apple and B&N reported for over six weeks (as have Shauna, Laura and others), and nothing has happened.   Victorine, I looked at your B&N novelettes, and you don't have different versions available, so that's not your problem.  I do see that "The Practice Date" is still .99 on Sony's website, so that could be an issue.  If you haven't already, write to Smashwords and ask them to contact Sony to take that book down immediately; then, once it's down (assuming they do so -- I'm still waiting after several tries), try raising your Amazon price.  That should make "The Practice Date" free (if you still want to do that).  Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 28, 2011, 04:42:43 pm
I've tried both raising and lowering the price. It does not seem to help. I'll try once more before giving up and targeting another book. I have a new release coming out, a sequel to a highly rated award-winning book. Perhaps making that one free when the sequel is out will bring good results as well.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on October 28, 2011, 05:47:09 pm
Laura, I'm sorry -- I really thought I was on to something!  Drat!  Well, I'm going to just keep raising and lowering my price every other day until it finally discovers "free."  What else can I do, really?  I'm not selling any books as it is, not on Amazon, anyway.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 28, 2011, 08:56:25 pm
Some. Day. We. Will. Make it.  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 01, 2011, 04:04:03 pm
B&N just set Hal Spacejock free (hah) so I'm hoping that will do the trick on Amazon.

Here's the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HGAJV2/

and this is the same title on B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hal-spacejock-simon-haynes/1007508704

If one or two people could report it for me I'd be grateful.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on November 01, 2011, 04:26:13 pm
Reported you, Simon.

Re-submitting my three eBooks if you guys could all help me out.  Thanks,

Naughty Cinderella

Amazon: Naughty Cinderella (Adrianna's Fairy Tales) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PG54KK/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire

Amazon: Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G515I0/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detective-john-sanders-erotica-noire-adrianna-white/1106779574?ean=2940011454349&itm=2&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


A Moonlit Night:

Amazon: A Moonlit Night (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HXCSNM/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-adrianna-white/1105383243
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on November 01, 2011, 09:24:59 pm
This is a short story I'd like to make free for a bit:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006209NW8

Smashwords link (B&N to follow--I only put this up yesterday): http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/100935
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 01, 2011, 09:35:28 pm
Hi Patty,

I've reported it for you, but I don't think Smashwords is enough to swing the change. See previous page in this thread.

Cheers
Simon
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on November 01, 2011, 10:00:22 pm
It was enough for the previous case.
Anyway, this story will eventually turn up on B&N and then I'll report it there, too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Shuler on November 01, 2011, 10:40:49 pm
OMG, I finally went free on B&N! Help me report pleeeeeeeease!  ;D

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Y0X66M/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shelter-tara-shuler/1100458697
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elalond on November 02, 2011, 08:36:28 am
My book just became free on Amazon.com. YEY! Thank you for your help.

Have reported all the not-free in the last few pages. Hope it will help.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 02, 2011, 01:21:06 pm
OMG, I finally went free on B&N! Help me report pleeeeeeeease!  ;D

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Y0X66M/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shelter-tara-shuler/1100458697

Hi!

I just reported your "free" B & N link. If you could do the same for me, that would be great!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

Cheers!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 02, 2011, 01:22:17 pm
Hey everyone, remember how I said that raising the price prompted Amazon to price-match?  Well, after several days of Amazon price-matching my book to $0.99 (the price my book was last Thursday on B&N before I took it off sale), now Amazon has stopped price-matching completely.  I raise the price...no price-match of any sort.  Which is what many of you pointed out to me last week.  (Read: you were right!)

Given that I've noticed most books go free on Thursdays, it makes me wonder if there's some sort of schedule for Amazon's bots to go out and find a lower price, after which, when said lower price is found, the bots save it for a few days?  Then the system is cleared a few days later before they go out and look again (presumably on Thursday)?  If this isn't the case...then there just isn't any rhyme or reason to this thing.  There must be a pattern somewhere, because I cannot imagine they price-match only on a case-by-case basis via manual input; it must be automated somehow.  Thoughts?  Ideas?  Am I just going crazy?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 02, 2011, 01:26:24 pm
B&N just set Hal Spacejock free (hah) so I'm hoping that will do the trick on Amazon.

Here's the Kindle link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HGAJV2/

and this is the same title on B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hal-spacejock-simon-haynes/1007508704

If one or two people could report it for me I'd be grateful.

Hi Simon!

I reported the free link for you. If you could do the same for me, then that would be great!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

Thanks!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 02, 2011, 01:40:29 pm
Reported you, Simon.

Re-submitting my three eBooks if you guys could all help me out.  Thanks,

Naughty Cinderella

Amazon: Naughty Cinderella (Adrianna's Fairy Tales) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PG54KK/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite

Hi Adrianna,

I reported your three links.

I would be really grateful if you could do mine!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

Thanks!

Mark


Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire

Amazon: Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G515I0/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detective-john-sanders-erotica-noire-adrianna-white/1106779574?ean=2940011454349&itm=2&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


A Moonlit Night:

Amazon: A Moonlit Night (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HXCSNM/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-adrianna-white/1105383243

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 02, 2011, 01:48:14 pm
Reported you, Simon.

Re-submitting my three eBooks if you guys could all help me out.  Thanks,

Naughty Cinderella

Amazon: Naughty Cinderella (Adrianna's Fairy Tales) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PG54KK/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite

Hi Adrianna

I reported your three links. If you could do the same for mine, I'd be really grateful!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

Thanks!

Mark


Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire

Amazon: Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G515I0/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detective-john-sanders-erotica-noire-adrianna-white/1106779574?ean=2940011454349&itm=2&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


A Moonlit Night:

Amazon: A Moonlit Night (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HXCSNM/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-adrianna-white/1105383243

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 02, 2011, 01:49:40 pm
Reported you, Simon.

Re-submitting my three eBooks if you guys could all help me out.  Thanks,

Naughty Cinderella

Amazon: Naughty Cinderella (Adrianna's Fairy Tales) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005PG54KK/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/naughty-cinderella-adrianna-white/1106579721?ean=2940011532337&itm=1&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire

Amazon: Detective John Sanders' Erotica Noire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005G515I0/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/detective-john-sanders-erotica-noire-adrianna-white/1106779574?ean=2940011454349&itm=2&usri=adrianna%2bwhite


A Moonlit Night:

Amazon: A Moonlit Night (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HXCSNM/?tag=kbpst-20)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-adrianna-white/1105383243



Hi Adrianna

I reported your three links. If you could do the same for mine, I'd be really grateful!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

Thanks!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Shuler on November 02, 2011, 02:53:39 pm
Hi!

I just reported your "free" B & N link. If you could do the same for me, that would be great!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320264948&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

Cheers!

Mark

Thank you! I've reported yours. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Victorine on November 02, 2011, 03:00:44 pm
Hey everyone, remember how I said that raising the price prompted Amazon to price-match?  Well, after several days of Amazon price-matching my book to $0.99 (the price my book was last Thursday on B&N before I took it off sale), now Amazon has stopped price-matching completely.  I raise the price...no price-match of any sort.  Which is what many of you pointed out to me last week.  (Read: you were right!)

Given that I've noticed most books go free on Thursdays, it makes me wonder if there's some sort of schedule for Amazon's bots to go out and find a lower price, after which, when said lower price is found, the bots save it for a few days?  Then the system is cleared a few days later before they go out and look again (presumably on Thursday)?  If this isn't the case...then there just isn't any rhyme or reason to this thing.  There must be a pattern somewhere, because I cannot imagine they price-match only on a case-by-case basis via manual input; it must be automated somehow.  Thoughts?  Ideas?  Am I just going crazy?

Yes, I know what you mean and I believe you're right. I've suspected for a while that the bots hang on to what they found for a few days. (And it seems to price match down to 99 cents a lot easier than it price matches to free. Who knows?)

I put The Gathering up on Smashwords as free from the get-go. It took two months for Amazon to price match, even though it was on all the other channels as free. But I know some people who have changed their book to free on Smashwords and Amazon matched right away. ???

I guess it is like the lottery.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steven L. Hawk on November 02, 2011, 04:19:33 pm
I've tried for weeks to make my new book free; finally succeeded, now free in UK and US. The key was the Apple 'free' listing as Smashwords etc appear to have been ignored.  


How does one find a link to a book in the Apple store?  

Peace Warrior is free on iTunes and in the Sony store, and I'm sure B&N is happening sometime soon.  Any reports for PW in the Sony store would be greatly appreciated.  I will reciprocate starting with the books on this page.

Sony link:  http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/steven-l-hawk/peace-warrior/_/R-400000000000000274962

Thanks all,
Steve


edit to add:  I've reported those on this page.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Victorine on November 02, 2011, 04:32:35 pm
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/peace-warrior/id385120504?mt=11

Here you go Steven. If you google itunes and then your book name in quotes, you'll get a link you can click on.

Hope that helps! Unfortunately I've found that reporting a lower price doesn't do much. What finally kicked it to free for me was changing my price from 99 cents to 1.00. But I did that for weeks and it didn't work. Then one day, it worked. Who knows what is going on. Maybe they are limited the number of free books? And when some go unfree it opens up space for more free ones? Just guessing here.

Vicki
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steven L. Hawk on November 02, 2011, 04:36:04 pm
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/peace-warrior/id385120504?mt=11

Here you go Steven. If you google itunes and then your book name in quotes, you'll get a link you can click on.

Hope that helps! Unfortunately I've found that reporting a lower price doesn't do much. What finally kicked it to free for me was changing my price from 99 cents to 1.00. But I did that for weeks and it didn't work. Then one day, it worked. Who knows what is going on. Maybe they are limited the number of free books? And when some go unfree it opens up space for more free ones? Just guessing here.

Vicki

Thanks, Vicki!  I just reported it.  Fingers are crossed.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 02, 2011, 07:58:35 pm
Quote
Maybe they are limited the number of free books? And when some go unfree it opens up space for more free ones?

Vicki, I'm thinking this, too.  After all, it costs Amazon bandwidth (or whatever the proper term is) to host free books, so maybe there's only a certain number allowed.  And I do think their bots only care if you raise the price, and it's the raise that prompts them to go looking for a lower price.  I'll just keep trying.  Thanks for response.  :)

ETA:  I lowered my price from $2.99 to $0.99, and suddenly again my page is showing as price-matching to $0.99.  So weird.

ETA:  Thirty seconds later and the price-match disappears and my requested $0.99 price remains.  What is going on?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 02, 2011, 11:00:56 pm
JJ, is Amazon price-matching your other books? Have you thought of maybe making another one free? (That's what I'll try to do, I'm giving up on The Journey for now).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 02, 2011, 11:20:55 pm
Laura, my other books are $2.99 on all channels, and I'm loathe to change the price because of the delay and difficulty with the "trickle down"...so I don't know if they'd price-match something else or not.  Anyhow, I can't make a different book free because it would mess with the order of my series.  *sigh*  I'm not giving up just yet.  I'll keep changing the price up and down until freeness happens.  I halfway expect tomorrow will be the day (positive thinking, right?  :) ).  Seriously, Thursdays seem to be the day, so I'm set to raise the price tomorrow.  I'll keep you posted.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 03, 2011, 09:37:38 am
Throwing my book into the list and will go back and try to help others as well! :)

B&N just listed Toonopolis Short: Anchihiiroo as free:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/toonopolis-short-jeremy-rodden/1107044667?ean=2940032814917

Here is the Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VQGOUS

Thanks for the help!  I'll start working backwards to report for everyone else also.

-Jeremy Rodden

Hi Jeremy,

I reported that for you. I hope it has the desired effect! If you could do the same for me, I'd be really grateful!

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320337712&sr=8-1

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: aaronpolson on November 03, 2011, 11:00:31 am
If someone could report Spider and I: The Story of a Boy and His Vampire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005M29QDI/?tag=kbpst-20) as free, I'd be much obliged.

Here's the Sony estore link:

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/aaron-polson/spider-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-and-his-monster/_/R-400000000000000516936 (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/aaron-polson/spider-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-and-his-monster/_/R-400000000000000516936)

and the B&N link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spider-and-i-aaron-polson/1105859412?ean=2940011514111&itm=1&usri=spider%2band%2bi%2bthe%2bstory%2bof%2ba%2bboy%2band%2bhis%2bvampire (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spider-and-i-aaron-polson/1105859412?ean=2940011514111&itm=1&usri=spider%2band%2bi%2bthe%2bstory%2bof%2ba%2bboy%2band%2bhis%2bvampire)

Happy to return the favor!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 03, 2011, 11:12:44 am
If someone could report Spider and I: The Story of a Boy and His Vampire (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005M29QDI/?tag=kbpst-20) as free, I'd be much obliged.

Here's the Sony estore link:

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/aaron-polson/spider-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-and-his-monster/_/R-400000000000000516936 (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/aaron-polson/spider-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-and-his-monster/_/R-400000000000000516936)

and the B&N link:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spider-and-i-aaron-polson/1105859412?ean=2940011514111&itm=1&usri=spider%2band%2bi%2bthe%2bstory%2bof%2ba%2bboy%2band%2bhis%2bvampire (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spider-and-i-aaron-polson/1105859412?ean=2940011514111&itm=1&usri=spider%2band%2bi%2bthe%2bstory%2bof%2ba%2bboy%2band%2bhis%2bvampire)

Happy to return the favor!

I did both of those for you. Mine are,

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320343336&sr=8-2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=1&usri=lodestone%2bsea

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

Thanks so much!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 03, 2011, 11:32:00 am
So it's Thursday and my book still isn't free.  No price-matching action even.  So frustrating.

I guess I should try the reporting thing again, since I couldn't possibly be in a worse position than I already am:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)

Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11
 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)
Will go back now and report everyone else in this thread.  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 03, 2011, 11:42:51 am
JJ, I've heard of some people having good results with making Book 2 of a series free. Mine is a trilogy, and Book 2 heavily relies on the 1st one, so I don't think it would work for me, but if yours work well as stand-alones, perhaps you could consider it?

FYI - Amazon has suddenly stopped price-matching one of my books today. It was $3.99 on Amazon, discounted to $2.99. I had a promo yesterday and a surge in sales, so perhaps that was a factor - Amazon decided to cash in, so to speak.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 03, 2011, 11:50:44 am
So it's Thursday and my book still isn't free.  No price-matching action even.  So frustrating.

I guess I should try the reporting thing again, since I couldn't possibly be in a worse position than I already am:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)

I reported yours again, JJ. Thanks in advance for doing mine. It'd be nice to hear another success story. The whole system really shouldn't be this silly, though.

Mark
Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11
 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324?mt=11)
Will go back now and report everyone else in this thread.  Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 03, 2011, 11:56:10 am
Thanks, Mark!  I think I actually reported yours twice today by mistake...hope that's a good thing!

Laura, thanks for the ideas, but Book 2 relies heavily on Book 1.  I tried making Book 3 free on iBooks for a while, but that didn't work too well.  I'll just keep plugging away.  Nice to know they stopped price-matching yours today, too, though -- maybe it means they are gearing up for the bots to go out looking (I hope)?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 03, 2011, 01:20:53 pm
Yeah, I think those bots are up to something... We'll see...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on November 03, 2011, 10:34:04 pm
I still haven't given up on Elfbitten, still reporting until that book goes free :)

New novella is up for free on B&N, if you all could help me out.

A Moonlit Night Saga: Episodes 1 -4

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-saga-adrianna-white/1105384029?ean=2940032812890&itm=1&usri=a%252bmoonlit%252bnight%252bsaga%252bepisodes%252b1%252b-%252b4 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-moonlit-night-saga-adrianna-white/1105384029?ean=2940032812890&itm=1&usri=a%252bmoonlit%252bnight%252bsaga%252bepisodes%252b1%252b-%252b4)
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Moonlit-Night-Saga-Episodes-ebook/dp/B005UUM86O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1320384456&sr=8-3 (http://www.amazon.com/Moonlit-Night-Saga-Episodes-ebook/dp/B005UUM86O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1320384456&sr=8-3)

Price  0.00



Thanks,
Adrianna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 03, 2011, 11:01:36 pm
Could someone report mine?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96

iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

My new cover has caught up to iTunes yet.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 04, 2011, 03:42:06 am
Could someone report mine?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96

iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

My new cover has caught up to iTunes yet.

Happy to do that for you, Gus. If you could do the same for me, then that would be great!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320402748&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=6&usri=lodestone%252bbook

Thanks!

P.S. Something weird is definitely going on at the Kindle store. I upped my price yesterday and my book now has TWO listings, both identical (though not free yet!!!).

Am watching closely to see what develops with the cloned listing.

Mark

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 04, 2011, 06:11:56 am
Happy to do that for you, Gus. If you could do the same for me, then that would be great!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320402748&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&itm=6&usri=lodestone%252bbook

Thanks!

P.S. Something weird is definitely going on at the Kindle store. I upped my price yesterday and my book now has TWO listings, both identical (though not free yet!!!).

Am watching closely to see what develops with the cloned listing.

Mark

Mark,

You have been reported.

Gus
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 04, 2011, 08:19:48 pm
OK, I googled "amazon", "price-match," and "free," and I discovered a thread on the KDP forums, a place I rarely visit:

http://72.21.206.249/kdpforums/thread.jspa?messageID=119355

So if this is true, Amazon does retain a cache of prices found, and retains these prices for a month.  Which explains why, when they finally started price-matching my book, they matched it to $0.99 instead of free.  It apparently could take up to a month or longer for Amazon to "forget" the old price.  Also, if a human being has the final say-so as to whether or not a book goes free, it could explain why some people's books never do...although the choices seem awfully random.

ETA:  I looked for the book in question from the link, and it's not free on Sony, Kobo, iTunes or B&N -- and I doubt a price change via Smashwords would trickle down within five days.  So although this person was denied freeness, at least I can see why Amazon made that decision, as there's nothing to price-match in the places Amazon cares about.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Allie Beck on November 04, 2011, 08:33:11 pm
I'd LOVE some help getting Dumpsterotica: How Dirty Are You? free on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dumpsterotica-Dirty-Erotic-Comedy-ebook/dp/B0056B7QOQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320454840&sr=8-1

Here's where it's free on B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dumpsterotica/Allie-Beck/e/2940032813835

And it's free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96039 and ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dumpsteroticahowdirtyareyou-624898-144.html

If you could do your magic and report the lower price, I'd be very grateful! I'm already seeing a small spurt in conversions from the first to the second installment on B&N! What a nice surprise to find that I'm actually *making sales* there ROFL.

I'd LOVE to see what going free on Amazon does for paid sales of #2 and #3. I'll report back with specific data after that happens, and hopefully my information will help other authors.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 04, 2011, 09:52:02 pm
Interesting find JJ! So there's at least a month of possible delay... Good to know!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rudykerkhoven on November 04, 2011, 11:57:40 pm
I've been waiting a while for this book to go free--perhaps the gods at Amazon just don't want to cooperate.  If you can help, here's the link to the book I'm trying to make free:

http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Mr-Sturlubok-Choose-ebook/dp/B004XDC3PA

And here's where it is free:

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-of-mr-sturlubok-rudolf-kerkhoven/1100097038

Sony:
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rudolf-kerkhoven/the-redemption-of-mr-sturlubok/_/R-400000000000000376730

Apple:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-redemption-mr.-sturlubok/id436190296?mt=11


Before, I was able to make my books free within a few weeks.  Now it's been over a month.  Oh well, and thanks for any help you guys can give.


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 05, 2011, 05:01:09 am
I've been waiting a while for this book to go free--perhaps the gods at Amazon just don't want to cooperate.  If you can help, here's the link to the book I'm trying to make free:

http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Mr-Sturlubok-Choose-ebook/dp/B004XDC3PA

And here's where it is free:

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/redemption-of-mr-sturlubok-rudolf-kerkhoven/1100097038

Sony:
http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rudolf-kerkhoven/the-redemption-of-mr-sturlubok/_/R-400000000000000376730

Apple:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-redemption-mr.-sturlubok/id436190296?mt=11


Before, I was able to make my books free within a few weeks.  Now it's been over a month.  Oh well, and thanks for any help you guys can give.




I quoted yours. If you could do the same for me, that would be great! Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320493771&sr=8-2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/lodestone-sea?keyword=lodestone+sea&store=nookstore

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/mark-whiteway/lodestone-book-one/_/R-400000000000000452175

Mark

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 05, 2011, 05:09:52 am
I'd LOVE some help getting Dumpsterotica: How Dirty Are You? free on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dumpsterotica-Dirty-Erotic-Comedy-ebook/dp/B0056B7QOQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320454840&sr=8-1

Here's where it's free on B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Dumpsterotica/Allie-Beck/e/2940032813835

And it's free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96039 and ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-dumpsteroticahowdirtyareyou-624898-144.html

If you could do your magic and report the lower price, I'd be very grateful! I'm already seeing a small spurt in conversions from the first to the second installment on B&N! What a nice surprise to find that I'm actually *making sales* there ROFL.

I'd LOVE to see what going free on Amazon does for paid sales of #2 and #3. I'll report back with specific data after that happens, and hopefully my information will help other authors.

I quoted yours. Sure hope it helps! Here are mine if you would care to return the favor!

 http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320493771&sr=8-2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/lodestone-sea?keyword=lodestone+sea&store=nookstore

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/mark-whiteway/lodestone-book-one/_/R-400000000000000452175

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: David M. Brown on November 06, 2011, 01:43:36 am
Hi everyone

I have a title that has gone free on Amazon US but I'd really like to get in free in UK too.  I just checked and it's still showing as £0.86.

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8)

B&N (free): www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/short-stories-i-iv-david-m-brown/1103861185)

Thanks for your help.  Working through the above list now!

Thanks
Dave

Still no joy with the UK version so I thought I'd try the iBookstore link instead...

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Short-Stories-I-IV-ebook/dp/B00548LHM8)

B&N (free): http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/short-stories-i-iv/id450476861 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/short-stories-i-iv/id450476861)

I'll hit up everyone's post since my last visits and fingers crossed we get some freebies going.

Thanks
Dave
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on November 06, 2011, 06:38:03 pm
Amazon just took my book off of free even tho it's still free on Barnes and Noble. It's only been about 30 days... Is that usual, or do I need to resubmit it to them?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 06, 2011, 09:35:23 pm
Very strange, that.  The only idea I have is that possibly Amazon price-matches to a different competitor each month (apparently they only go looking for a lower price once a month, at the end or beginning of the month, and store the results until next time).  Maybe last month was B&N, this month it's iBooks...and your Storytellers isn't on iBooks.  Sorry, that's the best guess I've got.

I see Laura's book is still being price-matched.  I raised the price on mine (in the hopes of being price-matched) and got nothing.  So frustrating!  Thanks for telling us, Martin -- maybe if we keep track of this, eventually we will figure out the rhythm of Amazon's process.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MegHarris on November 07, 2011, 04:05:02 am
I've got one I'm hoping will go free in the US (it's already free in the UK):

http://www.amazon.com/In-the-Mood-ebook/dp/B0036ZAHDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320667306&sr=8-1

It's free on B&N and iTunes:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-mood-ellen-fisher/1007886765?ean=2940032812388&itm=1&usri=ellen%252bfisher

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/in-the-mood/id476480989?mt=11

If anyone would care to report it, I would be immensely grateful.  Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 07, 2011, 06:20:56 am
I've got one I'm hoping will go free in the US (it's already free in the UK):

http://www.amazon.com/In-the-Mood-ebook/dp/B0036ZAHDG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320667306&sr=8-1

It's free on B&N and iTunes:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-the-mood-ellen-fisher/1007886765?ean=2940032812388&itm=1&usri=ellen%252bfisher

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/in-the-mood/id476480989?mt=11

If anyone would care to report it, I would be immensely grateful.  Thank you in advance!

Hi Ellen. I reported yours here are mine! Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320674985&sr=1-1

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/lodestone-sea?keyword=lodestone+sea&store=ebook

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

Thanks!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on November 07, 2011, 06:40:33 am
I just had a long telephone conversation with an Amazon rep and several email exchanges and the bottom line seems to be that they are just simply not going to let my "Sampler" be free. I explained my reasons for doing it and provided links for the other places where it is free and they said that "Amazon retains the right to determine which books can be free" and that "while we do occasionally price match free books for a limited period of time it is completely at our discretion." In other words, shut up and deal with it.

If anyone wants to help by reporting it here are the links. I'll report yours.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Romance-Crime-Good-Food-ebook/dp/B005YDVZ5M

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98416
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 07, 2011, 07:05:44 am
I just had a long telephone conversation with an Amazon rep and several email exchanges and the bottom line seems to be that they are just simply not going to let my "Sampler" be free. I explained my reasons for doing it and provided links for the other places where it is free and they said that "Amazon retains the right to determine which books can be free" and that "while we do occasionally price match free books for a limited period of time it is completely at our discretion." In other words, shut up and deal with it.

If anyone wants to help by reporting it here are the links. I'll report yours.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Romance-Crime-Good-Food-ebook/dp/B005YDVZ5M

Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98416

Hi! I did that for you. Here are mine.

I did think of writing to them in the area of feedback (which they say that they welcome!), pointing out that making a book free, if only for a limited period is an important promotional tool which is being denied to many and which, particularly in the case of a series, has the power to considerably increase sales, so restricting the practice is harming both their sales and their profits. It occurred to me that if they had a flurry of messages saying this, then it might reach the ears of someone who mattered!

 http://www.amazon.com/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1320674985&sr=1-1

 http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/lodestone-sea?keyword=lodestone+sea&store=ebook

 http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

Thanks in anticipation!

Mark     
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on November 07, 2011, 07:40:04 am
I did think of writing to them in the area of feedback (which they say that they welcome!), pointing out that making a book free, if only for a limited period is an important promotional tool which is being denied to many and which, particularly in the case of a series, has the power to considerably increase sales, so restricting the practice is harming both their sales and their profits. It occurred to me that if they had a flurry of messages saying this, then it might reach the ears of someone who mattered!

I reported yours, Mark, however I got the impression that they are getting a LOT of requests to make things free and are fed up with it. I explained how I was offering a sampler for the express purpose of stimulating sales and the woman was very polite and nice but said that they made the decision on what they would offer free. I got the feeling that they may just decide to eliminate all freebies if they get sufficiently annoyed.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 07, 2011, 09:37:03 am
I see Laura's book is still being price-matched. 

JJ, The Journey is price-matched because I put the B&N version (published directly thrugh Pubit) back on sale. They do "see" and price-match that one. The one pubbed with Smashwords - no.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 07, 2011, 11:49:27 am
Yep, Laura, I saw that.   :)  I keep checking yours just to keep tabs on what's going on (hoping for your freeness!).

Kathleen, I really do think that free on Smashwords isn't sufficient for Amazon to price-match.  And probably it must be free everywhere, and at least on one of the outlets Amazon considers "worthy" (iBooks, B&N, and possibly Kobo and Sony) in order for the free thing to happen -- and it must be timed with their monthly cycle and chosen competitor that they're price-matching that week.  I also don't believe that reporting does any good.  At least that's my guess at this point.

ETA:  I'm reconsidering the idea that the book must be free everywhere.  I'm thinking now it just has to be free at the right time, in the right place.  And those who say reporting works don't honestly know for sure that reporting is what prompted the freeness, just that they reported, and freeness eventually happened.  I think it's all in the timing, and that raising your price at the right time can prompt the bots to go looking; if you have your book free at the venue they're price-matching in that particular month, then the price-matching happens.

Either that, or it's based on the mood of the person in charge of freeness at that particular moment.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 07, 2011, 12:37:12 pm
Yep, Laura, I saw that.   :)  I keep checking yours just to keep tabs on what's going on (hoping for your freeness!).

Kathleen, I really do think that free on Smashwords isn't sufficient for Amazon to price-match.  And probably it must be free everywhere, and at least on one of the outlets Amazon considers "worthy" (iBooks, B&N, and possibly Kobo and Sony) in order for the free thing to happen -- and it must be timed with their monthly cycle and chosen competitor that they're price-matching that week.  I also don't believe that reporting does any good.  At least that's my guess at this point.

ETA:  I'm reconsidering the idea that the book must be free everywhere.  I'm thinking now it just has to be free at the right time, in the right place.  And those who say reporting works don't honestly know for sure that reporting is what prompted the freeness, just that they reported, and freeness eventually happened.  I think it's all in the timing, and that raising your price at the right time can prompt the bots to go looking; if you have your book free at the venue they're price-matching in that particular month, then the price-matching happens.

Either that, or it's based on the mood of the person in charge of freeness at that particular moment.

I sent the following feedback message to Author Central today.

"As an independent author, I would like to bring to your attention a couple of issues concerning marketing. There are two points in particular where a slight adjustment to policy could potentially lead to considerably greater sales and profits.

"One is concerning the ability to post a book trailer on a product page. Book trailers can be listed on the Author Page at present, but most people will not see it there. Many authors have eye catching videos, but they are mostly invisible to potential readers. Having the ability to post them on one's product page would undoubtedly enhance the buying experience and boost sales.

"The second is concerning the ability to make a book free, if only for a limited period. Experience has shown that this can again result in a boost in sales and revenue, particularly when the book is part of a series. At present there is only a degree of price matching, and it seems to be a very hit and miss affair. It would be a simple matter to offer this option, as is already available on Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, kobo and almost every other ebook store.

"I appreciate that Amazon has its rules and policies, but these are issues which have the potential to considerably influence sales and profits, so I feel strongly that they should be actively reviewed in that context.

"I appreciate your attention.

"M Whiteway"     

   
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: MegHarris on November 07, 2011, 01:41:48 pm
Thanks, Mark.  I reported yours as well.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rudykerkhoven on November 07, 2011, 08:40:27 pm
I'm just curious, how long have some of you been waiting for Amazon to price match to $0.00 once you've noticed it free at B&N and the like?  The last time I tried making my books free was back in June and both times, it took Amazon less than a month to change the price.  But I'm not surprised if they are being inundated with requests.  Hopefully they don't pull the plug on it--although they must understand it's in their interest to keep some free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 07, 2011, 10:46:57 pm
Rudy, I've been waiting eight weeks, although, to be fair, for most of that time I had two versions of my book available on B&N, and only recently took the paid one down (it's been free everywhere else during all that time).  I think that, when Amazon price-matched to B&N, they were seeing my paid version and ignoring my free version -- at least that's my current theory, anyway. 

I know of one other person who's been waiting quite a few weeks longer than me (Leila Bryce Sin's Elfbitten).  There are probably many others who just gave up.

And Mark, while your email was great, sadly it will most likely fall on deaf ears.  Other authors' attempts have been met with a stone wall of resistance on Amazon's part.  They run the show, and we're just lucky we get to ride along.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Ben Dobson on November 08, 2011, 12:27:30 am
I'm just curious, how long have some of you been waiting for Amazon to price match to $0.00 once you've noticed it free at B&N and the like?  The last time I tried making my books free was back in June and both times, it took Amazon less than a month to change the price.  But I'm not surprised if they are being inundated with requests.  Hopefully they don't pull the plug on it--although they must understand it's in their interest to keep some free.

I don't know what they judge it on, but I don't think it's just a matter of having too many requests.  They just made my book free tonight about 4 days after it went free everywhere else.  I expected it to take weeks.  It is, by all appearances, completely random, though I'm sure Amazon has some arcane formula that only they understand.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 08, 2011, 02:11:36 am
Thanks for the help, guys. Hal Spacejock just went free this afternoon. I don't think it took more than a week all told. (I reported B&N and Itunes and Smashwords, and also changed the price a couple of times in the hope that would send off bots checking against the competition.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 08, 2011, 04:15:06 am
Could someone report mine?

Free on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96?tag=vglnk-c1533-20
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 08, 2011, 04:23:10 am
Just did yours Gus, although I think I already did it before.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 08, 2011, 04:37:19 am
Thanks. Appreciate it.

I'd love to hear your results, especially since you've got a sci-fi series.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Shuler on November 08, 2011, 06:49:52 am
I just wanted to thank everyone who reported mine free. It went free this morning in the US, and I've already had over 400 downloads!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Consuelo Saah Baehr on November 08, 2011, 07:06:13 am
Got the same favor:  If you have time, please visit Best Friends and tell Amazon it's free at B&N  Thank you.


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-friends-consuelo-saah-baehr/1103104459?ean=2940011103131&itm=1&usri=consuelo%252bsaah%252bbaehr
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 08, 2011, 07:37:50 am
Got the same favor:  If you have time, please visit Best Friends and tell Amazon it's free at B&N  Thank you.


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/best-friends-consuelo-saah-baehr/1103104459?ean=2940011103131&itm=1&usri=consuelo%252bsaah%252bbaehr

Consuelo,

I reported yours.

Could you report mine?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96/?tag=kbpst-20

Free on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

Gus
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tara Maya on November 08, 2011, 08:28:42 am
Consuelo,

I reported yours.

Could you report mine?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002RL9L96/?tag=kbpst-20

Free on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

Gus


Just reported yours. Let us know how it goes!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Todd Russell on November 08, 2011, 09:51:32 am
Could I get help reporting mine, please:

Free on Barnes & Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/flash-o-lantern-todd-russell/1107079928

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005YHTO10/

Thank you :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steven L. Hawk on November 08, 2011, 10:17:35 am
Peace Warrior went free this morning!  It's currently at #172 for free books in the Kindle store. 

I've reported those on this page.  Good luck with your free efforts!

Thanks, all,
S.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jimkukral on November 08, 2011, 10:32:26 am
I just did this for my Crowdfunding Author book (green one in my sig). Been 24 hours so far after having friends tell Amazon it's free on Smashwords. Not free yet on Amazon. Curious, how do you set a book free on Pub it? I thought someone said they did that as well to trigger it? I couldn't figure it out.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 08, 2011, 11:14:36 am
I just did this for my Crowdfunding Author book (green one in my sig). Been 24 hours so far after having friends tell Amazon it's free on Smashwords. Not free yet on Amazon. Curious, how do you set a book free on Pub it? I thought someone said they did that as well to trigger it? I couldn't figure it out.

You can't make it free through Pubit, you need to have it published with Smashwords and distributed to Barnes & Noble by them. Then, when you make it free on Smash, the 0.00 price will filter through to B&N as well, with time.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 08, 2011, 12:12:37 pm
OK, everyone, please cover your ears, because I'm about to scream in frustration....

AAAAAARRRRHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Um...sorry....It's just that all the newbies (from the last week or so) have gone free, while Laura, Shawna and I haven't.  What gives?  Have I offended the gods somehow?  

So much for all my theorizing:  I think now there's absolutely no rhyme or reason to freeness.

ETA:  Sorry about the tantrum, and please know I'm happy for everyone in this thread and wish you nothing but the best.  Also, Laura, I LOVE your new cover on The Journey.  Nice!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Ben Dobson on November 08, 2011, 12:41:01 pm
OK, everyone, please cover your ears, because I'm about to scream in frustration....

AAAAAARRRRHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Um...sorry....It's just that all the newbies (from the last week or so) have gone free, while Laura, Shawna and I haven't.  What gives?  Have I offended the gods somehow?  

So much for all my theorizing:  I think now there's absolutely no rhyme or reason to freeness.

ETA:  Sorry about the tantrum, and please know I'm happy for everyone in this thread and wish you nothing but the best.  Also, Laura, I LOVE your new cover on The Journey.  Nice!  :)

I'd probably be throwing a much bigger tantrum.  The whole "completely random" free system is pretty bizarre.

For what it's worth, I reported all the free prices in the last few pages.  Fingers crossed!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 08, 2011, 01:28:40 pm
OK, everyone, please cover your ears, because I'm about to scream in frustration....

AAAAAARRRRHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!

Um...sorry....It's just that all the newbies (from the last week or so) have gone free, while Laura, Shawna and I haven't.  What gives?  Have I offended the gods somehow?  

So much for all my theorizing:  I think now there's absolutely no rhyme or reason to freeness.

ETA:  Sorry about the tantrum, and please know I'm happy for everyone in this thread and wish you nothing but the best.  Also, Laura, I LOVE your new cover on The Journey.  Nice!  :)

Seems like everyone's hitting the motherlode! Mine went free today. 906 downloads so far. I'm no.112 in Kindle sales and No.1 in Science Fiction Adventure!!!

Mark
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Francis Xavier on November 08, 2011, 01:56:51 pm
I hear you JJay. It's been two months for me. I've given up. I think I'll also give up on buying ANYTHING from Amazon for now on (unless they make my book free soon). I've been a loyal customer since they started. At least half of all my online purchases are through them. I'm talking thousands of dollars in purchases. Not anymore.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on November 08, 2011, 02:11:02 pm
I just wanted to thank everyone who reported mine free. It went free this morning in the US, and I've already had over 400 downloads!

A big congratulations, Tara!  8)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 08, 2011, 02:27:36 pm
Yes, congrats, Tara -- you deserve every success!  :)

And thanks for the condolences, Francis; I hadn't realized that you, also, are among the "unfree".  I went back and tried to find a pattern in those who went free today and those that didn't.  I thought perhaps Amazon was price-matching Sony or Kobo, where my books aren't listed.  But guess what?  No pattern.  It appears that books are probably being price-matched to B&N, but all of us who are still waiting also have our books free there.

Just on the off-chance it will do some good, here are my links again:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)

Will report those unfree in return, natch.   ;)

I also checked and my category (paranormal romance) only has 29 free books in Amazon's top 100.  You'd think they would have room for one more!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 08, 2011, 02:44:29 pm
Overnight I've had 2040 downloads ... no, 2050, no, 2107, no ... can't keep up.

Hal is #1 in Science Fiction and #2 in Humor (#71 on Amazon overall, 'free' titles)

Whether any good will come of giving it away, who can tell? I started writing this novel in 1994, it was trade published in 2005, and finally released as a Kindle ebook three months ago. I'm used to long waits, so this sudden flurry of activity is a bit overwhelming.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 08, 2011, 03:06:21 pm
Got your back, SM.  Consider yourself reported. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 08, 2011, 04:25:26 pm
Laura, I LOVE your new cover on The Journey.  Nice!  :)

Aw, thanks JJ! :) I have revamped the covers for whole trilogy.

I don't expect The Journey to go free anymore since I've raised the price back on Smashwords. I am shooting for another book now - My Sparkling Misfortune, to which I've just released a sequel. We'll see whether this works. It's not free on B&N yet. When it is, I'll report it here.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Simon Haynes on November 08, 2011, 07:24:31 pm
This is little comfort to those still waiting, but Amazon just set the price of my three shorts to free as well. Nobody reported these but me, using iTunes and B&N, and I didn't mess with the Kindle price at all.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 09, 2011, 06:07:17 pm
That happened to me as well.  From what I've read, Amazon possibly stores the matched price for as long as a month.  Another funny thing it will do: price-match to your new price, with your old price showing as the Digital List Price.  This only lasts for a short time after your price change, though.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 10, 2011, 05:28:18 am
Hey, everyone. I'm trying to join the free club. I've reported all the requests on the previous page. Would you be so kind as to report mine?

Here's the Amazon listing:
http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320931185&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320931185&sr=8-1)


Here's the iTunes free listing:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11)


Thanks all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 10, 2011, 09:36:39 am
I thought to try making another book free, and I see the same garbage happening: the Pubit version is off sale, and Amazon won't price-match to the Smashwords version. It's $1.99 on B&N, I've raised the price to $2.05 on Amazon. They are not matching. (I know it takes some time to filter through, but these are not recent changes, I've had the $1.99 unmatched for a while.)

Oh well. I'll keep trying.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on November 10, 2011, 09:59:36 am
*Hugs JJ* Every time I see someone say they're free - especially if they've just started to try to go free - I scream too. I'm happy for you guys but it has literally been months for me. I'm wondering if its because my books aren't on itunes? And I dont know why they're not - I have the expanded distribution through smashwords but for some reason, they arent there. Mind boggling.

I had another thought that maybe if your book sells too well Amazon wont match them. But Elfbitten hasnt done well this month - the rank stopped moving so I think its the genre - so I thought, "Hey! Maybe they'll match it now!" Yeah. No. And if the bots store the competitor prices for a month that still wouldnt explain why mine wont go free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SethBlackburn on November 10, 2011, 11:10:25 am
I am also looking to join the "free" movement. Could you kindly report "Circus of the Dead" as free? I've gone back through the last several pages and reported all those who have not gone free yet.

Thanks!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Circus-of-the-Dead-ebook/dp/B0063UL9FQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1320949145&sr=8-2

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/circus-of-the-dead-seth-blackburn/1107044195?ean=2940032817598&itm=1&usri=seth%252bblackburn

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/circus-of-the-dead/id478053371?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 10, 2011, 11:15:40 am
Done, Seth. And thanks to you and SM for reporting mine.

I'm one of those people who only have one book out at the moment, and have wondered if that's going to work against me going free on Amazon. (Still. Got my fingers crossed.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 10, 2011, 12:12:55 pm
Thanks to all those who reported me, and hugs right back at you, Shauna!  You and I seem to be sitting in the same boat, except my books are on iBooks.  You definitely need to contact Smashwords and ask them to redistribute your books to Apple; I've found in the past that the distribution channel can get confused, and it will say one thing when really it's done (or not done) something else.

Regarding selling too well, or not selling enough, to justify freeness:  I haven't seen any pattern there either.  Ranking has been high, ranking has been nonexistent.  It doesn't seem to make any difference, at least not that I've seen.  And yes, single books go free, too.  Large books, small books, red fish, blue fish...(it might as well be fish, right?  It makes about as much sense!)

I did notice something interesting this morning.  Yesterday I changed my price on my nonfiction book, The Singer's Wife, on B&N; I changed it from $0.99 to $2.99.  First time I've EVER done that.  This book has never been available on any outlet save Amazon and B&N.  I waited until AFTER the price was showing as $2.99, THEN I raised the price on Amazon.  Now the processing is complete on Amazon this morning, and it shows $2.99 as the Digital List Price and $0.99 as the Kindle Price.  So if the bots went looking at the time of the price change, where did they get that price?  They could not have seen it on B&N, since it had already changed.  The only answer is that Amazon has some sort of huge cache of every book (Google maybe?), which it goes out and gets at least every few weeks, if not every month.  If they use iBooks one month, and B&N the next month, that could explain cases like Shauna's IF it takes a price change to trigger the bots in the first place (I didn't change my price for the first several weeks of trying to go free).  It's a shaky theory, but it's all I've got.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 10, 2011, 12:24:22 pm
I think you're right JJ. This would explain at least some of it. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 10, 2011, 03:58:16 pm
Hi everybody,
My short story Ignite is available for free at B&N and I would love for Amazon to match. Help a girl out?

B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ignite-brina-courtney/1107001769?ean=2940032828129&itm=16&usri=24000

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Ignite-Cryptid-Tales-ebook/dp/B005Z9QHAS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320968491&sr=8-1

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: caleemlee on November 10, 2011, 08:21:52 pm
Hi Everybody-
I'm working my way through the last few pages. I'd appreciate if if you'd help make my children's book, Caterpillar's Don't Check Email, FREE!

Amazon:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/caterpillars-dont-check-email/id476988529?mt=11&ls=1

iBooks:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/caterpillars-dont-check-email/id476988529?mt=11&ls=1

Thank you!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 11, 2011, 04:29:18 am
I've reported everyone on this page.

Still trying to get mine to go free. If you would, please report mine. Here are the links:

Free on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/galaxy-of-heroes/id475064723?mt=11

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Galaxy-of-Heroes-ebook/dp/B002RL9L96/ref=pd_sim_kinc_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

(caleemlee: Both your links are the same, so I clicked on the link in your signature to report the iTunes link.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 11, 2011, 09:09:48 am
Got yours, Brina. (And nice cover!)

Got yours, Calee . . . and both of the links you put up go to iTunes.

Gus, I did yours yesterday or the day before.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 12, 2011, 09:50:18 am
Got yours, Brina. (And nice cover!)

Got yours, Calee . . . and both of the links you put up go to iTunes.

Gus, I did yours yesterday or the day before.



Thanks!
Any idea how long it can take to go free? I've had at least twenty to thirty people tell Amazon, and I'm seeing mixed reviews on this topic.

Reported everyone on this page as well  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 12, 2011, 02:28:35 pm
Some folks wait months (me), some wait hours.  It's a lottery, really.  I have noticed a trend of things going free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays more than any other days, so the earliest your book would probably go free is this coming midweek.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 12, 2011, 07:46:35 pm
Some folks wait months (me), some wait hours.  It's a lottery, really.  I have noticed a trend of things going free on Tuesdays and Wednesdays more than any other days, so the earliest your book would probably go free is this coming midweek.

Thanks, I appreciate your help! I'll keep my fingers crossed for ya!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on November 12, 2011, 10:38:54 pm
Hi all.
I'm trying to go free as well.
PLEASE help me report my short story as FREE on Amazon.
here are the links.
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Betty-Veronica-ebook/dp/B005L34X2C/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1315071549&sr=1-2

And Itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/betty-veronica/id470081260?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 14, 2011, 03:50:58 pm
Just reported yours, Elena. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on November 14, 2011, 06:35:48 pm
Hi all.
I'm trying to go free as well.
PLEASE help me report The Pearl Savage as FREE on Amazon.
here are the links.
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-Savage-post-apocalyptic-novel-ebook/dp/B00563HRPM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1321324334&sr=8-2

And Itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-pearl-savage-post-apocalyptic/id453331069?mt=11

My other series' first book, Death Whispers, has been free since Sep. 1. It took a month and I had to unpub it from NOOK so only the SW version was available for the bot search. I think it is critical to have your books on Apple. I have done everything I did with DW and more. Still, no dice. I'd appreciate any and all help. Book 2 releases Friday and this method was critical to the success of my other series. I'm doing everybody on this page. Thanks guys~
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 14, 2011, 07:12:23 pm
Done, Tamara. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on November 14, 2011, 07:26:05 pm
@jmeyers
@sethblackburn
@smreine
@elenaaiken

Done~!  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 14, 2011, 08:37:19 pm
Hey, guys, I just went back more than three pages and reported everyone who's waiting for freeness.  If you could pretty please report me one more time -- both iBooks and B&N, just in case they are price-matching to one and not the other -- I'd be ever so grateful!

Here are my links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY
 (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)
B&N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990
 (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/books/e/2940011489990)
Apple:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324
 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324)
Thanks all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 14, 2011, 09:25:37 pm
Done, JJay. Fingers crossed for you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 15, 2011, 12:11:16 am
Hey thanks, J!  :)

I see a bunch of folks (Seth Blackburn, Brina Courtney, Todd Russell) went free since I last checked several hours ago.  *REALLY hopes the bots haven't finished price-matching yet*

ETA:  The latter two don't have their particular free book on iBooks, Kobo or Sony, so Barnes & Noble must be the price-matched competitor this time.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on November 15, 2011, 12:38:52 am
Hey everyone. I'd like to try this again. I never wanted to sell Storytellers, and I would like it to be free. Could you please tell Amazon that it is currently free on Barnes and Noble. Here's the links.

http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5 (http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5)


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 15, 2011, 08:22:29 am
Done, Sharlow.

If Amazon is pricing to B&N, maybe that's what's holding me back because my book hasn't shown up there yet. Arrrrgh. Okay. Keeping fingers crossed that it'll happen sometime soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 15, 2011, 01:04:45 pm
Hey thanks, J!  :)

I see a bunch of folks (Seth Blackburn, Brina Courtney, Todd Russell) went free since I last checked several hours ago.  *REALLY hopes the bots haven't finished price-matching yet*

ETA:  The latter two don't have their particular free book on iBooks, Kobo or Sony, so Barnes & Noble must be the price-matched competitor this time.

JJay,
Thanks for finding out that Ignite went free. Did yours go too I hope?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 15, 2011, 01:13:01 pm
Glad I could help, Brina!   :)  No, sadly my book isn't free yet.  Just you, Seth Blackburn, Todd Russell, and some other folks who don't post in this thread (Eve Yohalem, AJ Barnett, etc.) were successful.  Enjoy your freeness!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: SethBlackburn on November 15, 2011, 01:26:34 pm
Thanks everyone for reporting "Circus of the Dead." It went free this morning!

And now to pay it forward...

JJayKamp - reported
Sharlow - reported

Hope you go free soon!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tmarchini on November 16, 2011, 06:15:04 am
Hi guys,

The Engine Driver has been free everywhere for about a month, but still no luck on Amazon.   ???

http://www.amazon.com/Engine-Driver-Dystopian-Short-ebook/dp/B005POOLYM/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-engine-driver-a-dystopian/

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-engine-driver-tracy-marchini/1106648243

Thanks for your help... now off to report! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elalond on November 16, 2011, 08:50:20 am
Hi,
have reported the not-free books in the last three pages, hope it will help.

And I need help with my book on Amazon UK. If you could report it, I would appreciate it:

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Moon-Moons-Reflection-ebook/dp/B0057AMLMS

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/red-moon-ela-lond/1102270549

Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/red-moon/id475045053
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 16, 2011, 10:44:43 am
OK, I am back in the game with another book. Here's the link to Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Sparkling-Misfortune-Lakeland-Knight-ebook/dp/B004JXVYR2

And here are the links to the free version:

B&N: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/My-Sparkling-Misfortune/Laura-Lond/e/2940011515378

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-sparkling-misfortune/id418425922?mt=11

Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/laura-lond/my-sparkling-misfortune/_/R-400000000000000340276


We'll see if it works this time... Off to report everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ireadbooks on November 16, 2011, 12:16:16 pm
I've reported everyone on this page. Good luck, fellow KBers.

@ Sharlow

I dig the Storytellers cover. Very eye-catching.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 17, 2011, 09:04:52 am
Done, Tracy, Ela, and Laura. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on November 17, 2011, 09:56:58 am
May I join? My short story, Bonded, is now free on iTunes, and I'd like to make it free on Amazon.

Here's the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bonded/id480287864?mt=11

And here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060B5AGC
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 17, 2011, 10:06:42 am
Reported everyone, good luck guys! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 17, 2011, 04:05:10 pm
Mine is finally listed on Barnes and Noble. Would you all be so kind as to report me again, but this time with the B&N link?

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers)

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321574564&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321574564&sr=1-1)

(Fingers crossed that it works.)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on November 17, 2011, 04:32:11 pm
Done, done and done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alain Gomez on November 18, 2011, 12:59:13 am
Here's the itunes link where it's currently free:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-imperium-vs.-the-rebellion/id481728850?mt=11

Here's the Amazon link:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005WGV2LI

I got jmeyers and wordwrestler!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on November 18, 2011, 07:24:02 am
My book DreamWeaver is currently free at iTunes

http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Rejean-Giguere/dp/1927047005 (http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Rejean-Giguere/dp/1927047005)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreamweaver/id433062155?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreamweaver/id433062155?mt=11)

thanks everybody, btw, Alain, got yours too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on November 18, 2011, 08:55:44 am
I got you guys. thanks for your help with this! I hope being free on iTunes is enough, because I just opted in to B & N through Smashwords. I was going direct before.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: oliewankanobe on November 18, 2011, 08:58:55 am
Reported everyone for the last few pages... I HAVE had others click me through, but so far no luck, so if anyone has a moment.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/My-Boyfriends-Back-ebook/dp/B004NIFNM0

Free at Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104729

Thanks!  This whole process is absurd.  I think it may be my only real gripe with amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on November 18, 2011, 09:39:48 am
Thanks!  This whole process is absurd.

agreed
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 18, 2011, 09:51:24 am
Reported everyone for the last few pages... I HAVE had others click me through, but so far no luck, so if anyone has a moment.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/My-Boyfriends-Back-ebook/dp/B004NIFNM0

Free at Smashwords:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/104729

Thanks!  This whole process is absurd.  I think it may be my only real gripe with amazon.

Is your book available for free in other places like B&N or iTunes? Amazon won't price-match to Smashwords, perhaps this is why it's not working for you.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 18, 2011, 12:18:43 pm
Thanks, Alain! I got you, too. And Rejean.

Olie--I wasn't sure what to do. Amazon doesn't price match through Smashwords . . . if you'd like me to do it anyway, I will.

Good luck, everyone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 18, 2011, 07:38:02 pm
Aaaaand My Sparkling Misfortune has just gone free! Yessss!  :D

Thanks everyone for reporting.

JJ - remember Amazon refused to price-match this book for a while? Here's what I did: I went back to paid and reported the difference to Amazon. They matched it then. That told me the bots "saw" the book. So then I made it free and waited... Not that long - less than a week, I think. I know it's a headache, but perhaps you could do the same thing: raise the price on B&N or somewhere else to .99, raise it on Amazon to, say, 1.49, report the difference; wait for them to match; then go free again. Just a thought?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elenaaitken on November 18, 2011, 08:19:09 pm
I just went free tonight. And have received about 60 downloads in the last hour for my short story.
I'm happy, but slightly perplexed as my efforts to go free have been pretty hit or miss for the last little while. Amazon does work in strange ways. :)
Thanks to all those that helped this along!

I have a question too...If I make a change to the file and re-upload it on my dashboard will it reset the price back to .99? Does anyone have experience with that?

Thanks all! 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 18, 2011, 09:02:28 pm
Elena - I've had a freebie out before, and no, changing the file did not change the 0.00 price. It only changed back to paid when I had raised the price again on Smashwords.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 18, 2011, 11:11:06 pm
Yay for Laura!  And hooray for Elena and Calee (the caterpillar book went free as well)!  I'm so happy for you guys!  Laura, that's so wonderful that you finally succeeded!  Enjoy the freeness!

As for your advice about how to get the Amazon bots to "see" the book on B&N....well, I have a little problem with that.  I just made a drastic decision a couple days ago, and changed my category via Smashwords; I changed from paranormal romance to historical fiction, hoping to find readers who like Diana Gabaldon.  And guess what?  My free book is #3 in the USA top free historical fiction iBooks, and #2 in the UK's same category.  And it appears I'm selling copies of the sequels.  So I'm reluctant to make the price paid again, because I don't want to yank my book out of that sweet spot on Apple.

So my back-up plan is to maybe unpublish my book on Amazon, then republish it from scratch as if it's a totally new book.  I'm not sure if that would work or not, but it's the best plan I've got right now.  The only loss would be a day without sales (I don't have any now) and I'd have to redo all my links, as it'd have a totally new URL.  

However, as it's nearing midnight, now might not be the best time to make heavy-duty decisions such as these.  Maybe some sleep is in order before I get too carried away?  :)



ETA:  I checked, and what all the free books in the last week have in common is iBooks, not B&N.  So...could I possibly coax/beg/plead another report from y'all?  I will go and report all those still holding membership in the Nonfree Society back several pages (if they have their free book on iBooks, whether they list that link here or not -- I'll go find it!).  Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Killiney-Ravenna-Evans-ebook/dp/B004QOA2FY)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324)

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richard Raley on November 19, 2011, 07:06:18 am
The Betrothal just went free last night!  I was a bit more nervous about this one since its a novel instead of a short story...but results are results.  12 hours in and I've had 600 downloads so far.  It's 258th in Free Sales and #11 in Free Humor.


Considering that was all through the night and now the day is here...can't wait to see if it will increase.  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 19, 2011, 07:51:16 am
Got you reported JJ. Yeah, I understand - you certainly don't want to lose the good spot on Apple...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Pauline Creeden on November 19, 2011, 05:58:05 pm
Wow!  Hope this works, I've been trying to make this free for a month ever since publication!

Here's the amazon Link:
http://www.amazon.com/101-Faith-Notes-God-ebook/dp/B005WJGRJM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321754159&sr=1-2 (http://www.amazon.com/101-Faith-Notes-God-ebook/dp/B005WJGRJM/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1321754159&sr=1-2)

and
the Barnes & Noble link where it's free:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-faith-notes-pauline-creeden/1107044086?ean=2940032817390 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-faith-notes-pauline-creeden/1107044086?ean=2940032817390)

I went back the last three pages and "told on you" - Please recipricate!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 20, 2011, 06:29:38 am
Got you, JJay. (I'm assuming you decided to re-upload since your links didn't work . . . but I did a search for your book on Amazon to report it.)

Got you, too, Hosanna.

I'm still sitting around here NOT free. Grrrr. I may have to try your trick, Laura, though all my other distribution right now is through Smashwords and I don't want to change the price there because it'll take so long for the price to go through and then the price change back to free to go through. Maybe if I upload to B&N separately--have the Smashwords free listing on B&N and a paid one that I create. And then delete the paid one once Amazon acknowledges it and matches, and report the free one. Maybe?

I have no idea. . .
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Randy Kadish on November 20, 2011, 07:22:17 am
Okay, I've made my estory free on Smashwords.

Here's my Kindle link:

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Fly-Caster-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B004VFPDCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1303243834&sr=1-1

Thanks in advance,

Randy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 20, 2011, 12:31:02 pm
@Randy Kadish:  I'd love to help, but I'm 99% sure that Amazon does not price-match to Smashwords, only B&N, iBooks, and possibly Kobo and Sony.  Give us a link when your book trickles down to one of those sites and we'd all be happy to report for you.

@J Meyer:  Thanks so much!  I did decide to re-upload my book (I'm tweaking it right now because my file has some issues), but when I'm done tweaking, I'll come back and provide a link.  As for your situation, I would not put up another version via Pubit.  I had two versions on B&N up until Oct 26th, and I believe that's part of the reason I've had such a difficult time of it.   You've only had the book up on B&N since Nov 17th, is that right?  If that's true, I would give it at least another two weeks before you do something drastic like change your price on Smashwords.  The only reason Laura and I took such drastic measures was because we'd both been waiting for months.  I'd sit tight if I were you; I'm sure your turn will come soon!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Pauline Creeden on November 20, 2011, 12:43:15 pm
Thanks for the help guys!

An author friend of mine had hers go free, and said she did nothing, but it took about a month.  argh...why is Amazon so slow!?!?!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 20, 2011, 02:03:33 pm
@J Meyer:  Thanks so much!  I did decide to re-upload my book (I'm tweaking it right now because my file has some issues), but when I'm done tweaking, I'll come back and provide a link.  As for your situation, I would not put up another version via Pubit.  I had two versions on B&N up until Oct 26th, and I believe that's part of the reason I've had such a difficult time of it.   You've only had the book up on B&N since Nov 17th, is that right?  If that's true, I would give it at least another two weeks before you do something drastic like change your price on Smashwords.  The only reason Laura and I took such drastic measures was because we'd both been waiting for months.  I'd sit tight if I were you; I'm sure your turn will come soon!

Okay, JJay, I'll hold off. Thanks for the advice. Though, I'd think it should be relatively easy to just unpublish on B&N when I want to get rid of the paid listing, right? Or is it more complicated than that when there are two listings? I certainly don't want to make this take longer. But it's frustrating to know that Amazon is matching to iTunes, and I've been free on iTunes for about 2 and a half weeks (which feels like FOREVER, but, now that I've written that down, I realize isn't really that long after all. Okay, I'm totally impatient. ;D)

Sitting on my hands . . .
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 20, 2011, 02:14:16 pm
I'd think it should be relatively easy to just unpublish on B&N when I want to get rid of the paid listing, right? Or is it more complicated than that when there are two listings?

Yes, you can easily take it Off Sale, and it will be taken down from B&N within hours, but the problem is, Amazon's bots tend to "see" the Pubit version and "miss" the Smashwords version, if there were two available. At least that's what seemed to happen in my case. It takes time to make them realize, "Okay, that version is gone, and now this is the one we should price match." :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 20, 2011, 02:21:45 pm
No problem, J!  I just hope the freeness process is easier on you than it's been for me!

Regarding the Pubit version, yes, you could just unpublish it...but how do you know for sure Amazon hasn't "seen" it already and retained it?  Maybe for a month?  I wouldn't want to risk it.

Regarding iBooks:  I've been free there since the end of July and my book was never price-matched.  You'd think, in all that time, my iBooks free version would've been "seen" by the Amazon bots...but no.  

I'm willing to bet that you go free this coming Monday or Tuesday.  Got my fingers crossed for you!  :)

ETA:  I see Laura has just explained things better than I did.  Thank you, Laura!  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 20, 2011, 04:29:53 pm
Thanks, Laura and JJay. I will not upload it to B&N. Obviously not worth the risk.

And JJay, I so very much hope you're right. Fingers crossed for me and you. I hope that yours goes free too, after all your recent tweaks to make it so. Here's hoping!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 20, 2011, 05:23:33 pm
Thanks for the good thoughts, J!  Right back at you!

I've succeeded in re-uploading my book, so here's the new link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1030951900 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1030951900)

Please re-report me?  Pretty please?  I will re-report everyone else in return.  Thanks!


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 20, 2011, 05:53:52 pm
Everyone seems to have trouble making stuff go free which makes me feel better. I have been trying to make Soldiers of Legend: Chances free since early November. It is free at BN, Apple, and if it appears on Kobo for free first I will go crazy. I will try some of these techniques. Would love for it to go free on a week when most people are home.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 20, 2011, 06:07:35 pm
Be patient, Danielle.  Give us your links and we'll report 'em, and you should be free within two weeks, I bet.   :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 20, 2011, 08:56:02 pm
Got you re-reported JJ. Hope it works at last!!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on November 20, 2011, 09:07:52 pm
Well, Amazon appears to be matching B&N as well, because I changed my Amazon price to 1.00, hoping it would help them pick up on the iTunes free price, and then Amazon changed my price to .99, showing the slash through the 1.00. That's what the price is on B&N. So, I changed the price again, this time to 1.99 earlier today, and had a friend report the iTunes free price . . . and it sits at 1.99.

I guess I just have to wait? But there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason. I had people reporting the iTunes free price, yet Amazon chose to match the B&N .99 price instead.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 21, 2011, 06:26:34 am
Re-reported you JJay. All fingers crossed for you.

Wordwrestler--I can't imagine why Amazon would make the book free if it's still paid in a competitor's store. I'd think you need to get it free on B&N before they'll match.

If you'd all be so kind as to re-report me as well, I'd appreciate it. Here are my links.

http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321885223&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321885223&sr=8-1)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11)

Thanks, all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on November 21, 2011, 08:13:01 am
Re-reported you JJay. All fingers crossed for you.

Wordwrestler--I can't imagine why Amazon would make the book free if it's still paid in a competitor's store. I'd think you need to get it free on B&N before they'll match.

If you'd all be so kind as to re-report me as well, I'd appreciate it. Here are my links.

http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321885223&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Intuition-ebook/dp/B0063KJJAI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1321885223&sr=8-1)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/intuition-j-meyers/1107077145?ean=2940032831464&itm=1&usri=intuition%252bj%252bmeyers)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/intuition/id478054769?mt=11)

Thanks, all!

J meyers, it's free on iTunes.

And I thought they were matching iTunes. That was my point. That in my case, they matched B&N instead of iTunes. My book was 1.00 at Amazon, .99 at B& N, and FREE on iTunes. So they lowered the price to .99, instead of free, which clearly showed they were matching B&N instead of iTunes, even though the iTunes FREE price was the one people were reporting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on November 21, 2011, 08:20:15 am
(finally caught up with everyone on this last page  ;D)

They haven't matched iTunes yet for DreamWeaver,

http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Short-Suspense-Novel-ebook/dp/B004UB2G20 (http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Short-Suspense-Novel-ebook/dp/B004UB2G20)

But it just went free on B&N and Sony.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamweaver-rejean-giguere/1030868288?ean=2940011256974&itm=2&usri=rejean%2bgiguere (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamweaver-rejean-giguere/1030868288?ean=2940011256974&itm=2&usri=rejean%2bgiguere)

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rejean-giguere/dreamweaver/_/R-400000000000000371975 (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rejean-giguere/dreamweaver/_/R-400000000000000371975)

Thanks everybody.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 21, 2011, 10:45:20 am
Thanks for the well-wishes, J and Laura!  Your good thoughts are so very much appreciated!

I re-reported everyone last night (all the way back to Mr. Xavier's book), re-reported J, and reported all the newbies.  Although, having done that, I really wonder if it makes any difference?  

Wordwrestler, I will tell you that I've experienced a weird thing when I've raised my price:  For as long as 24 hours, Amazon has shown a price-match of what looks like the old price, with the Digital List Price showing the new price (slashed through).  Maybe that's what is happening with yours?  It's possible, anyway.  I do agree with J, in that it helps to make sure you don't have a paid price anywhere, because although it seemed like they were price-matching to iBooks last time, who really knows?  Maybe, when your book is published, Amazon assigns one competitor (the first it finds with a lower price) to your book, and that's who your book gets price-matched to every single time?  I mean, it's all a guess at this point.  No one knows how it works.  B&N does seem to be the one Amazon price-matches the most, so it seems like a good idea to have it free there if you want to cover all your bases.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 21, 2011, 11:24:02 am
Done, Rejean. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 21, 2011, 12:24:26 pm
How long does it take for a book to appear on Sony and Barnes & Noble after being shipped from Smashwords?

Smashwords said my book already to shipped to Sony and Barnes & Noble. That was about a week ago, but it's not appearing on either one. I guess I'm impatient because Smashwords says books appear approximately two weeks after they're shipped. iTunes put it up immediately, though.

I've had no luck reporting my book from iTunes, so I unpublished on Barnes & Noble and opted in for Barnes & Noble from Smashwords hoping that will do the trick.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 21, 2011, 01:28:00 pm
B&N seems to put up books a little slower than iBooks, possibly a week to two weeks if I remember correctly.   Sony...much slower it seems.  My books were shipped there so long ago that they've had time to ship (price revisions) a second time.  Still nothing shows on Sony. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on November 21, 2011, 01:32:32 pm
Okay people! Trying not to get too excited but my books, Elfbitten and The Mermaid, have finally(!) shown up on itunes (no idea why it took so long)! Soooooooo if you guys could help with some new reporting for me, I'd really appreciate it!

Elfbitten Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elfbitten/id455173433?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elfbitten/id455173433?mt=11)

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

And

Mermaid Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mermaid/id462778088?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mermaid/id462778088?mt=11)

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 21, 2011, 01:55:05 pm
Got you reported again, Shauna.  Let's hope iBooks does the trick for you after all these months! :) :) :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: George Berger on November 21, 2011, 01:59:15 pm
I've been resisting doing this for two full months now, but it looks like Amazon isn't going to make my short story free on its own. So, having tried all the usual tricks...

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Grease-Is-The-Word-ebook/dp/B005NKC2JE
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grease-is-the-word-george-berger/1106550969
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/grease-is-the-word/id471800822?mt=11

Arigato, danke, gracias, thanks, &c.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 21, 2011, 10:43:14 pm
Okay, hopefully I can start giving this away. Tried raising price to hope the bots would search it out too. On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005WML39S/  On BN:http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Soldiers-of-Legend/Danielle-Kazemi/e/2940032822493/?itm=1&USRI=danielle+kazemi   On iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/soldiers-of-legend-chances/id478068704?mt=11   Thanks to everyone helping.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 22, 2011, 10:17:30 am
Here's the link to Danielle's book (above post):

http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-of-Legend-Chances-ebook/dp/B005WML39S (http://www.amazon.com/Soldiers-of-Legend-Chances-ebook/dp/B005WML39S)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 22, 2011, 01:25:09 pm
Thanks for that. I copied it from the phone. Interesting to find out it goes to the wrong place.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on November 22, 2011, 07:14:49 pm
Just checking in and reporting the last few pages.

Elfbitten Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/elfbitten/id455173433?mt=11

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

And

Mermaid Itunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-mermaid/id462778088?mt=11

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J86JWQ
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 22, 2011, 07:24:42 pm
I see Danielle's book has gone free, as have the books of George, Gus, Pauline, J Meyer, Tamara, Tracy, SM Reine, Ellen Fisher, Adrianna, and Allie.

That leaves myself (waiting 9 weeks), Shauna (approx 11 weeks at least), R.H. Russell, Rejean, Sharlow, Alain, Chrissy, and Francis Xavier (waiting at least 9 weeks).

*sigh*

ETA:  Maybe a person does manually open the emails and decides who goes free.  Maybe I should change my book cover so he/she doesn't recognize it.  Yeah, that's what I'm going to do.  *wanders off*
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: George Berger on November 22, 2011, 07:59:56 pm
Thanks, y'all.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 22, 2011, 09:14:33 pm
Reported the few people who were still waiting. Thanks everyone for helping it go free. Surprised me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gus Flory on November 22, 2011, 09:33:31 pm
Hey, I just went free. Awesome. Got nearly 100 downloads already.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 22, 2011, 09:37:08 pm
What is the minimum period you need to make it FREE for it to work?

And supposing you were to have Smashwords distribute only to ITunes (which as I understand is the quickest) by de-selecting all the others for a particular title, would that be the quickest way to make it UN-free?

thanks,
Richard
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 22, 2011, 09:58:20 pm
Richard, if you're asking how quickly Amazon might make a book free (at least I think that's what you're asking), I don't think any of us knows the answer.  Some have been waiting for months and months.  Some waited only hours.  No way to tell at this point how Amazon does things.  Regarding making the book paid again, well, that's a crap shoot as well apparently.  Martin Sharlow had his book taken off free after only one week for no apparent reason, even though it's free everywhere.  Others can't get Amazon to notice the price increase, and resort to writing letters, begging for "unfreeness."  So you could have it paid everywhere, and it still might not make a difference.  Me, I'm hoping for freeness forever (if I ever get it).  

@SMReine:  Yes, I've heard of that happening.  Somehow freeness, the ranking, and the UK site are tied together, and there's a glitch there somewhere.  It's not just you, don't worry.  And yes, I started from scratch and uploaded the same book a second time, so it has a completely different ASIN and appears as "new."  Maybe I have to give it more time?  After all, I don't think anyone here uploaded their book last week and had it go free today.  My last-ditch effort, if this new upload doesn't work, is to make The Bayman's Bride free instead -- but since that's the last book in my series, I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that.

ETA:  I have a new idea about why some achieve freeness and some don't:  maybe it has to do with categories?  Consistently there has been only thirty free books in the paranormal romance category lately.  Maybe they limit the Top 100 to 30 in that category, and I can't get in because no one there ever "unfrees" their books?  Anyone else unfree in that category?  *runs off to check*

ETA:  Yep, Adrianna is romance>fantasy, futuristic & ghost.  She's #30, the last one on the free list.  Otherwise, zip; not one single person from this thread for the last two months appears in the Top 100 for that category.  They all stay put; it's mostly the same thirty free books, week in and week out.  Hmmmmmm....
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on November 22, 2011, 10:02:02 pm
Congrats to those who've gone free! may it bring you paid sales eventually.

I'm still waiting for Bonded to go free. I removed Bonded from sale on B&N and am waiting for it to show up there from Smashwords. But it's been free on iTunes for a week now.

Here's the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bonded/id480287864?mt=11

And here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060B5AGC

I'd appreciate you reporting it. Maybe now that the B&N copy is gone, it will work?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 22, 2011, 11:13:26 pm
Richard, if you're asking how quickly Amazon might make a book free (at least I think that's what you're asking), I don't think any of us knows the answer.  Some have been waiting for months and months.  Some waited only hours.  No way to tell at this point how Amazon does things.  Regarding making the book paid again, well, that's a crap shoot as well apparently.  Martin Sharlow had his book taken off free after only one week for no apparent reason, even though it's free everywhere.  Others can't get Amazon to notice the price increase, and resort to writing letters, begging for "unfreeness."  So you could have it paid everywhere, and it still might not make a difference.  Me, I'm hoping for freeness forever (if I ever get it).  

@SMReine:  Yes, I've heard of that happening.  Somehow freeness, the ranking, and the UK site are tied together, and there's a glitch there somewhere.  It's not just you, don't worry.  And yes, I started from scratch and uploaded the same book a second time, so it has a completely different ASIN and appears as "new."  Maybe I have to give it more time?  After all, I don't think anyone here uploaded their book last week and had it go free today.  My last-ditch effort, if this new upload doesn't work, is to make The Bayman's Bride free instead -- but since that's the last book in my series, I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that.


Hi JJay, thanks for the answer.

I meant: if you could have your way, for what DURATION would you keep it free before you UNFREE it, for the best results? 2 weeks? The reason I ask is I am thinking of making my second-bestselling title free. It's also my bread and butter; well, half a slice of Wonder bread with a dab of butter, so I don't want to give it away for too long.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 22, 2011, 11:20:49 pm
All I know is that the first book in my series has been free on Apple and B&N since the end of July, and I'm still in the top ten in some countries (for iBooks), and thus still selling paid sequels -- not tons, but far better than before freeness.  It may work differently for Amazon, but on Apple, it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 22, 2011, 11:26:51 pm
All I know is that the first book in my series has been free on Apple and B&N since the end of July, and I'm still in the top ten in some countries (for iBooks), and thus still selling paid sequels -- not tons, but far better than before freeness.  It may work differently for Amazon, but on Apple, it seems to be the gift that keeps on giving. 

Wow, JJay, good for you, congrats. I don't have any books that are series, so I'll have to think hard about what to do in my case.

I wonder about the other person--was that you?--who published a book under a new ASIN: what do you lose and gain from doing that? Does it, from Amazon's algorithms point of view, become a fresh book?

BTW, are any of your books DRM-restricted?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 23, 2011, 05:23:57 am
JJay--when I checked on my book this morning (and was shocked/thrilled to find it free), I also checked on yours. Was so hoping for you for this week. But perhaps with the new upload it's going to take a week or two to happen. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you--and everyone else who hasn't gone free yet--and I'll keep coming back here to help report.

Speaking of which, I've reported Shauna and Wordwrestler on this page just now. And, JJay, I'm going to go back and do yours again right now, too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Allie Beck on November 23, 2011, 10:06:46 am
THANK YOU to anyone on this thread who reported my price match to Amazon.

Dumpsterotica: How Drity Are You? went free sometime last night: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0056B7QOQ/?tag=kbpst-20

#321 in the FREE rankings right now! Woot! Download it now ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 23, 2011, 12:06:01 pm
@Richard:  I'm really not selling that many on Apple (about 80 last month), so although it's better than before, it's not terrific.  And yes, that was me who just republished my book with a new ASIN.  I now think that I did it for nothing, as my new hypothesis is that my category is what's holding me back.  I took a look at the other categories where folks have gone free recently, and each has far more free books (roughly 69-100) than Romance>Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost, which has the same measly 29-30 every week.  So unless someone in my category goes unfree, I'm probably not going to succeed unless I change my category.  As for what I lost: three reviews (one negative), 150 tags and several "likes."  But I haven't sold a book on Amazon in months, so it was worth the risk for me.  I'm hoping whatever went wrong will "reset" -- it may take a couple of weeks, but unless someone has me blacklisted somehow, I'm hoping it will pay off. 

@SMReine:  I think the sites that list free books will find you, not the other way around.  You could google "free kindle books" or some other such thing and let them know, just in case, if you're worried about it.  Good luck with your books!   :)

@JMeyers:  Thanks so much for your kind thoughts and reporting.  Enjoy your freeness!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 23, 2011, 01:01:01 pm
@SMReine:  Well, I looked in your category (Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Horror > Occult) and there are roughly 40 free books, give or take a few.  When you look at the category (sorted on price) your book is #44 (but with some titles before yours priced for some reason, you should be #34).  V. J. Chambers' Breathless and Seth Blackburn's Circus of the Dead are the only authors I recognize from our "Make it Free" thread.  Now, you're right:  you are not on the Top 100 Free list, and since the list only goes to 38, there are more free books than the list shows...but not many more.  (Things that make you go, "Hmmmmm....")
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rudykerkhoven on November 23, 2011, 06:55:45 pm
Well, I didn't really think that having people report free books would have made much of a difference, but when within a few days of posting a message here about it, it was made free (after waiting almost a month with no luck).  So, perhaps it was a coincidence, but probably not.

So, thanks to everyone who reported my last book, and now I'm trying it with another one of mine:

Here's the amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Finally-Solved-Everything-ebook/dp/B0048EL3IC

And here's where it is free:

http://www.amazon.com/Year-Finally-Solved-Everything-ebook/dp/B0048EL3IC

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-year-we-finally-solved/id433061874?mt=11

http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/rudolf-kerkhoven/the-year-we-finally-solved-everything/_/R-400000000000000373411

Thanks again,
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 24, 2011, 08:15:08 am
@Richard:  I'm really not selling that many on Apple (about 80 last month), so although it's better than before, it's not terrific.  And yes, that was me who just republished my book with a new ASIN.  I now think that I did it for nothing, as my new hypothesis is that my category is what's holding me back.  I took a look at the other categories where folks have gone free recently, and each has far more free books (roughly 69-100) than Romance>Fantasy, Futuristic & Ghost, which has the same measly 29-30 every week.  So unless someone in my category goes unfree, I'm probably not going to succeed unless I change my category.  As for what I lost: three reviews (one negative), 150 tags and several "likes."  But I haven't sold a book on Amazon in months, so it was worth the risk for me.  I'm hoping whatever went wrong will "reset" -- it may take a couple of weeks, but unless someone has me blacklisted somehow, I'm hoping it will pay off. 

Are you saying the category thing in Amazon is holding you back? Because you also said you haven't sold a book on Amazon in months--that's strange, because most people get a majority of their sales from Amazon.

Also, wouldn't it be unfair to give some people free status, and deny it to others, when all are following the same rules?  Is it not the principle of it? I am wondering if the limits for each category, if there are such, are artificial. I myself seem to have a hard time changing categories--they ask me to blank my category, and finally after 4 weeks of this, I am neither here nor there, and finally, they have put me back in the old category.

Anyway, thanks for this useful thread. I made 2 books free on Smashwords yesterday, but because today is Thanksgiving, I think they are going to take a few days to ship it to Apple. (I have unselected the other channels, because I don't want to have the situation of it going free on those other channels, and then being unable to get it back to paid.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on November 24, 2011, 04:20:39 pm
I've reported everyone on this page. Good luck, fellow KBers.

@ Sharlow

I dig the Storytellers cover. Very eye-catching.

Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharlow on November 24, 2011, 04:24:09 pm
I have another one that I would appreciate help with Amazon. Hopefully they will make this one free, and Storytellers is still not free. So if you could resubmit.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO)

And Storytellers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5 (http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rudykerkhoven on November 24, 2011, 04:55:16 pm
I reported your books.  Good luck...

I have another one that I would appreciate help with Amazon. Hopefully they will make this one free, and Storytellers is still not free. So if you could resubmit.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO)

And Storytellers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5 (http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 24, 2011, 05:03:05 pm
Got yours, Rudy. And both of yours, Sharlow. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 24, 2011, 06:03:04 pm
Hi all,

My book is free on Apple. Would you please report it to Amazon?

The Apple Link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/eaten-by-japanese-the-memoir/id436268256?mt=11

The Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UBFXFC

Thanks a lot!
Richard
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 24, 2011, 08:19:12 pm
Rudy, it looks like your book is being price-matched to Kobo right now.  They certainly are price-matching all over the place, aren't they?  Wish there was a pattern somewhere.

Anyway, got you guys reported.  Do the same for me, pretty please?  I've got a new ASIN and I've changed my category, so maybe it will do some good this time.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU)

iBooks:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324)

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1107555029
 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1107555029)
Thanks all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on November 25, 2011, 07:08:26 am
Rudy, Sharlow, Richard and JJay, reported you!  Good luck.

Ok, here's mine.  (last time I asked for help, mine went free a few hours later!  Although I had been trying for a while.)

http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322233544&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322233544&sr=1-1)

And here it is free

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush)


Thanks if you can help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on November 25, 2011, 10:13:38 am
Thanks, Lisa.

I reported you, JJay. Good luck.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 25, 2011, 12:13:00 pm
Got Richard, JJay, and Lisa. Good luck, everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Glen Krisch on November 25, 2011, 12:48:45 pm
I would love some support to get my collection Commitment and Other Tales of Madness listed as free.  I've been trying for a month or so on my own with no luck.

Here are my links:
http://www.amazon.com/Commitment-Other-Tales-Madness-ebook/dp/B005NACNKM/

And the listings with it free already:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/commitment-and-other-tales-of-madness-glen-krisch/1107395120
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000097894/Krisch-Glen-Commitment-and-Other-Tales-of-Madness/1.html

It's also free on itunes, but I can't find it at the moment.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 25, 2011, 03:32:30 pm
Quote
I'm REALLY rooting for JJay to go free. We should have a party when it happens.

Aaaaawwww!  Thank you, SMReine!  And thanks again to everyone for trying to help me (I've got all those unfree reported in return).   Hopefully I'll go free soon so I can quit pestering everyone.  :)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: elalond on November 26, 2011, 12:25:36 am
Reported the un-free books in the last tow pages.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on November 26, 2011, 05:13:09 am
I'd like to make one of my books free, Rita Morse and the Sinister Shadow, to help the sales of my other 3 titles.  I've made it free on Smashwords and the other sites before and left it that way for several months, but Amazon never price matched.  Thanks to anyone who helps out!  I'll report your books free in return.  Here are the links:


Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LLII9Y


B & N:  http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Rita-Morse-and-the-Sinister-Shadow/Holly-Hook/e/2940011192029
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: amiblackwelder on November 26, 2011, 05:52:50 am
I have another one that I would appreciate help with Amazon. Hopefully they will make this one free, and Storytellers is still not free. So if you could resubmit.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-blood-martin-sharlow/1028493795?ean=2940032840114&itm=4&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003R7L6HO)

And Storytellers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storytellers-martin-sharlow/1020987333?ean=2940000818480&itm=1&usri=sharlow)

http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5 (http://www.amazon.com/Storytellers-Saga-ebook/dp/B0031ER0XM/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5)

I reported your books, best wishes.

Please consider the same for me. I have mine listed here:
https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,92944.0.html
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: amiblackwelder on November 26, 2011, 05:53:23 am
Got Richard, JJay, and Lisa. Good luck, everyone!

Your books look great! Checking out now!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: amiblackwelder on November 26, 2011, 05:56:24 am
Got yours, Rudy. And both of yours, Sharlow. Good luck!

Snagged my free copy, can't wait to read it!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Colette Riley on November 26, 2011, 08:31:21 am
Hey guys, would love some clickie help getting my erotic short to go free. Here are my links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/XXX-tra-Credit-ebook/dp/B005U3H0AU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1322325052&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/xxx-tra-credit-colette-riley/1106524140?ean=2940032830313&itm=1&usri=colette+riley
DIESEL: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000094988/Riley-Colette-XXX-tra-Credit/1.html
APPLE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/xxx-tra-credit/id475068704?mt=11


I went back through the last two pages and did Shauna, RHRussell, Sharlow, Richard, JJay, Lisa, Ami, Holly, and Glen. Would be happy to get anyone else that isn't free yet!

Good luck to all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marie S on November 26, 2011, 09:19:34 am
I made one of my novels free on Smashwords earlier this week http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98368

Now I guess I have to wait for Amazon to price match. Judging from previous posts I've read on this subject, it looks like I'm in for a long wait.

http://www.amazon.com/Age-of-Dreams-ebook/dp/B005SE2VMS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322327752&sr=1-3
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Colette Riley on November 26, 2011, 09:34:28 am
I made one of my novels free on Smashwords earlier this week http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98368

Now I guess I have to wait for Amazon to price match. Judging from previous posts I've read on this subject, it looks like I'm in for a long wait.

http://www.amazon.com/Age-of-Dreams-ebook/dp/B005SE2VMS/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322327752&sr=1-3

Though I'm no expert, I have heard that Amazon is unlikely to price match to smashwords. Are you in the premium distribution? Once it goes free to B&N and itunes you might have better luck with amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marie S on November 26, 2011, 09:37:05 am
Thanks. Just checked on iTunes and it's now free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tamara Rose Blodgett on November 26, 2011, 09:49:07 am
Thanks to all that C&P'd Pearl on Amazon, I went free late on the 17th. Now that I've done it twice, with two different titles, I'd like to offer that it was one month, TO THE DAY, from when I price changed my title to free on SW ( for both books). I speculate that Amazon may have a "controlled" bot search for certain time intervals and one has to stay free for a certain length of time for it to happen in COMBINATION with the title being for sale on Apple. I really believe your title must be for sale on iBooks. Just my observations.

Thank you everyone!  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Consuelo Saah Baehr on November 26, 2011, 10:08:48 am
This is such a helpful thread.  Thank you everyone for the help and the sharing.  I am now trying to get my novel Nothing To Lose to go
free on Amazon.  I could use some help.  It is free on Smashwords and has been free on Barnes and Noble for four days.  Here are the links:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Nothing-To-Lose-ebook/dp/B0041N3RG6/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_4

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nothing-to-lose-consuelo-saah-baehr/1103093519?ean=2940011107733


Thanks and I will follow this thread and return the favor.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on November 26, 2011, 10:09:57 am
Thanks to all that C&P'd Pearl on Amazon, I went free late on the 17th. Now that I've done it twice, with two different titles, I'd like to offer that it was one month, TO THE DAY, from when I price changed my title to free on SW ( for both books). I speculate that Amazon may have a "controlled" bot search for certain time intervals and one has to stay free for a certain length of time for it to happen in COMBINATION with the title being for sale on Apple. I really believe your title must be for sale on iBooks. Just my observations.

Thank you everyone!  ;D

It would be nice if we had some help from Amazon on this subject instead of batting away in the dark. I guess I'll keep waiting, and hoping DreamWeaver goes free before Christmas.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on November 26, 2011, 11:44:34 am
Hey guys, would love some clickie help getting my erotic short to go free. Here are my links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/XXX-tra-Credit-ebook/dp/B005U3H0AU/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1322325052&sr=8-3

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/xxx-tra-credit-colette-riley/1106524140?ean=2940032830313&itm=1&usri=colette+riley
DIESEL: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000094988/Riley-Colette-XXX-tra-Credit/1.html
APPLE: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/xxx-tra-credit/id475068704?mt=11


I went back through the last two pages and did Shauna, RHRussell, Sharlow, Richard, JJay, Lisa, Ami, Holly, and Glen. Would be happy to get anyone else that isn't free yet!

Good luck to all!

Got yours.  Thanks for reporting the free status on Rita Morse.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 26, 2011, 12:32:34 pm
Quote
Thanks to all that C&P'd Pearl on Amazon, I went free late on the 17th. Now that I've done it twice, with two different titles, I'd like to offer that it was one month, TO THE DAY, from when I price changed my title to free on SW ( for both books). I speculate that Amazon may have a "controlled" bot search for certain time intervals and one has to stay free for a certain length of time for it to happen in COMBINATION with the title being for sale on Apple. I really believe your title must be for sale on iBooks. Just my observations.

@Tamara:  Sadly your theory doesn't apply in my case.  My book has been free on iBooks, B&N (and for a while Diesel) since August.  It's still not free on Amazon.

I've got all the newcomers reported.  Here are my links again if you could kindly return the favor:

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006AJQ3GU)

iBooks:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-last-killiney/id453406324)

B&N:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1107555029 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-killiney-j-jay-kamp/1107555029)

Thanks again & here's hoping for freeness for everyone soon!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on November 26, 2011, 01:52:00 pm
Got yours, JJayKamp.  Hope they make it free soon.  You've been waiting for a long time (like me.)

Also, how do you find your iBooks link? 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Consuelo Saah Baehr on November 26, 2011, 02:00:19 pm
Done JJay
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Colette Riley on November 26, 2011, 02:21:25 pm
Here ya go Holly:
http://itunes.apple.com/ie/book/rita-morse-sinister-shadow/id426817148?mt=11

I just did a google search for your title name + itunes and it came up. Hope it helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on November 26, 2011, 02:52:33 pm
Thanks, Colette!

Updated Links:


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004LLII9Y


B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rita-morse-and-the-sinister-shadow-holly-hook/1029806548?ean=2940011192029&itm=1&usri=rita+morse+and+the+sinister+shadow

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/rita-morse-sinister-shadow/id426817148?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rudykerkhoven on November 26, 2011, 06:35:48 pm
Just curious... has anyone had any success in making their book free while using the 70% royalty option or having their list price at something more than 99 cents?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: LilianaHart on November 26, 2011, 07:17:32 pm
Hi, All!

I'm trying to make my Christmas book free for the holidays. It's already free at B&N and Sony, but I need help at Amazon.

Thanks!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/All-I-Want-Christmas-ebook/dp/B0061I7TUO/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1322363562&sr=8-19 (http://www.amazon.com/All-I-Want-Christmas-ebook/dp/B0061I7TUO/ref=sr_1_19?ie=UTF8&qid=1322363562&sr=8-19)

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-i-want-for-christmas-liliana-hart/1107036053?ean=2940032838548&itm=2&usri=liliana+hart (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/all-i-want-for-christmas-liliana-hart/1107036053?ean=2940032838548&itm=2&usri=liliana+hart)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 26, 2011, 08:32:40 pm
Got you reported again JJ. Hope it works at last! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: audreyauden on November 26, 2011, 08:41:35 pm
I apologize if this is a dumb question. I only read the first page of posts (out of the 30-something already here), so my question may have been answered before. But anyway ...

Are all the people in here experiencing this delay getting their books listed for free on Amazon because they published through Smashwords? Or are you all specifically trying to get Amazon to discount your book to free using a roundabout method so Amazon shows your original price crossed out and replaced with "free"?

For Kindle format, I published directly with Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) instead of going through Smashwords. As far as I can tell, every change I've made to my book listing (description, royalty structure, even updating the book contents) has gone up within 24 hours of me submitting the change. Are other people experiencing long delays with KDP, or is this just a Smashwords issue?

Cheers!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 26, 2011, 10:50:09 pm
Are all the people in here experiencing this delay getting their books listed for free on Amazon because they published through Smashwords? Or are you all specifically trying to get Amazon to discount your book to free using a roundabout method so Amazon shows your original price crossed out and replaced with "free"?

Audrey - yes, we are trying to make a book free on Amazon. You can't set the 0.00 price on KDP, so we are using this (rather unpredictable) method. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 27, 2011, 05:22:14 pm
Snagged my free copy, can't wait to read it!

Thanks, Ami! I hope you like it.

I just reported your books, as well as for Glen, Holly, Collette, Consuelo, JJay (again! fingers crossed for you!), and Liliana. Hope I didn't miss anyone. So many new people in the past couple of days.

Good luck, everyone!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on November 27, 2011, 05:31:19 pm
I reduced A Reckoning in Belvoir to free on Smashwords not quite two weeks ago. Apparently, the spiders have not yet bitten. It is still $2.99 everywhere. Help...please.

http://www.amazon.com/Belvoir-ebook/dp/B004NIFCT4
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 27, 2011, 09:36:48 pm
Hi Sheila!  I see that your book is still $2.99 on Barnes & Noble, Sony, iBooks and Kobo.  It has to be free in at least one of those places first before Amazon can price-match, so you'll need to wait until the new price is showing (preferably at B&N or iBooks), then come back to this thread and provide us with links.  Also, I see another potential problem:  Your book is called Belvoir in most of those places, not A Reckoning in Belvoir.  You even had a different cover at one venue, making it harder still to tell if it's the same book.  I know this is probably due to the sloooowwwwwwnessssss of Sony & Kobo in making updates, but this could prove an issue with your freeness.

@J Meyers & Laura:  You're both sweethearts!  Thank you!  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 27, 2011, 10:52:37 pm
I keep checking this thread hoping to see that your book went free JJ. Some day it should!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on November 28, 2011, 02:40:07 am
Anyone from the UK and a member of .co.uk???????

Where there's a will, there's a war
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055FE31W

Free on itunes Great Britain.
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/where-theres-will-theres-war/id447588670?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 28, 2011, 10:02:18 am
Declan--do you have to be in the UK to report to their Amazon site? I'm in the US and was able to report it on the UK site just fine. (At least it appeared to work.) Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on November 28, 2011, 03:08:39 pm
Declan--do you have to be in the UK to report to their Amazon site? I'm in the US and was able to report it on the UK site just fine. (At least it appeared to work.) Good luck!

I honestly don't know, I just assumed it would be better if it was from someone who could buy books there. Thanks for the support.

It was free in the UK and still is in America, but Amazon re priced it again in the UK the other day. It was driving my compilation sales and noew they've dried up.

Hopefully you reporting it and anyone else will get it free again. A big thank you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Shelia A. Huggins on November 28, 2011, 04:08:43 pm
Hi Sheila!  I see that your book is still $2.99 on Barnes & Noble, Sony, iBooks and Kobo.  It has to be free in at least one of those places first before Amazon can price-match, so you'll need to wait until the new price is showing (preferably at B&N or iBooks), then come back to this thread and provide us with links.  Also, I see another potential problem:  Your book is called Belvoir in most of those places, not A Reckoning in Belvoir.  You even had a different cover at one venue, making it harder still to tell if it's the same book.  I know this is probably due to the sloooowwwwwwnessssss of Sony & Kobo in making updates, but this could prove an issue with your freeness.

@J Meyers & Laura:  You're both sweethearts!  Thank you!  :D

Thanks JJ. I'll continue to wait. In the meantime, it's available for free on smashwords. I'll keep checking to see when Smashwords changes it for iBooks and Kobo.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on November 28, 2011, 07:05:02 pm
Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Amazon just dropped Rita Morse to free.  Hopefully, it helps sell my other novels in time for Christmas. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 28, 2011, 08:26:04 pm
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7456/lkfree11282011.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/213/lkfree11282011.jpg/)

Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

Happy for everyone else who's gone free, too, of course -- yay for us! 

*skips merrily back to re-report all those who are still unfree, if there are any*
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on November 28, 2011, 08:36:38 pm
Omg JJAy!  Finally!!!!  Big, big congrats!  Let us know how it goes!  How long have you been waiting?

(And while you're skipping, I'm still unfree, and hoping to get my holiday short out there in time for the Christmas season. :)


http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Romantic-Stories-Collections-ebook/dp/B00631VUB8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322496114&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Romantic-Stories-Collections-ebook/dp/B00631VUB8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322496114&sr=1-1)

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/holiday-rush/id481632752?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/holiday-rush/id481632752?mt=11)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jen meyers on November 29, 2011, 07:05:18 am
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7456/lkfree11282011.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/213/lkfree11282011.jpg/)


SO happy to see this!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Congrats, JJay!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on November 29, 2011, 01:56:16 pm
(http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/7456/lkfree11282011.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/213/lkfree11282011.jpg/)

Yaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!  :D ;D :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: HAGrant on November 29, 2011, 03:03:02 pm
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!  :D ;D :D


Woo-hoo-hoo!!!! JJ, I'm so happy for you!!!!  There is some justice in the universe after all.  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on November 29, 2011, 09:46:40 pm
I'd like to make this one free: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006209NW8

It's already free here: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/100935
and here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/party-with-echoes-patty-jansen/1107395436?ean=2940032839422&itm=2&usri=patty+jansen

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Malia Mallory on November 29, 2011, 09:47:20 pm
Hi all !

My book is free at Barnes & Noble - would love it to go free at Amazon.  Any help is appreciated.

Amazon link - http://www.amazon.com/ABCs-Erotica-Anal-ebook/dp/B006F8Q1R2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1322631972&sr=8-4

BN link - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485508?ean=2940032848073&itm=2&usri=a+is+for+anal
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 29, 2011, 10:12:54 pm
Thank you guys!!!!!  You all helped me so much, not only in reporting my book, but also with emotional support while I've been waiting.  Thanks again!
Quote
I'll bring the hot go-go dancer boys!

@SMReine:  Oh yeah!  Please, can we get one who resembles Johnny Depp?  ;D ;D ;D

So the lesson after all this is:  If Amazon won't price-match, re-upload your book with a new ASIN.  Of course you lose any reviews/likes/tags you had, but in my case it was worth it!  I'm a happy, happy girl!  ;D ;D ;D

BTW, got the newbies reported.  Fingers crossed for your freeness soon (and for those that didn't go free yesterday)!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AaronShep on November 30, 2011, 12:40:11 am
You know, if you all keep flooding Amazon with notifications of free ebooks on other sites, Amazon is going to catch on to your scam and shut it down.

Amazon doesn't need your reports. It regularly scans major sites on its own for prices to match. This is a well-documented phenomenon in the POD world. Reports of lower prices, if they're helpful at all, are only to alert Amazon to prices on sites it does NOT scan.

If your book is free on a major site, Amazon will know. Play it cool, and this strategy will last longer. If you keep doing what you're doing, it could be gone within months, even weeks.

Aaron Shepard
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Owen on November 30, 2011, 01:48:13 am
That's assuming Amazon isn't aware already and I doubt that. I don't imagine they really care. Their only reason for preventing making your books free directly is to cut down on spam, and they've only ever responded by matching the price anyway.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R Ann on November 30, 2011, 09:15:28 am
Okay, a lot to read here. I'm buckling down to it before asking any dumb questions. But so far, it looks like my evil plan to get my book free for Christmas probably won't work, just because it takes too long for everyone to get the info from other sites. This is a great thread! I'm sure it will clear up all my confusion.

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H38jsSpvL._SL75_.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060XMMSY/?tag=kbpst-20)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 30, 2011, 11:08:42 am
@Rebecca:  I think it's possible to have a free book by Christmas.  You've already got your book on Barnes & Noble.  Just change your price to zero via Smashwords, and enable distribution to iBooks, and it should only take a week or so for the new price to show up.  Then it's just a matter of Amazon price-matching.  Come here and post your links -- some people swear it helps.  Sometimes the price-match happens within hours, so you've definitely got a shot at it.  Go for it!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on November 30, 2011, 11:43:13 am
ok, gotcha malia and Patty.  Here's mine.  Thanks for any help!


http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322682068&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322682068&sr=1-1)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107485277?ean=2940032845249&itm=1&usri=holiday+rush)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AaronShep on November 30, 2011, 11:53:20 am
That's assuming Amazon isn't aware already and I doubt that. I don't imagine they really care. Their only reason for preventing making your books free directly is to cut down on spam, and they've only ever responded by matching the price anyway.

Of course, they care. That's why they limited the price range for KDP books on 70% royalties in the first place, while placing no such limits on big publishers. Amazon has a history of preserving the privileges of big publishers at the expense of small ones. They don't want the free option to be generally available. So, the more visible you make yourself, the more likely you will be shot down by a revision to the system.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: 39179 on November 30, 2011, 12:50:10 pm
So happy for you, JJay!!! That was a long haul!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 30, 2011, 04:13:00 pm
Andrew, you are so sweet!  You can't know how much everyone's support meant to me, waiting all that time.  So frustrating.  Glad it's over, and that maybe my experience will help others.  Hope so!

@SMReine:  I know!!!!  I'm thrilled!  Except now I'm waiting for the bad reviews to roll in.  I know they're coming, as it's part and parcel of the "free experience" for most people.  That's what happened when my book first went free on iBooks; I got a whole bunch of negative reviews consisting of one word each, e.g. "Lame," "Boring," etc.  They didn't hurt anything in the long run, though, so it's not that terrible.

@Lisa Scott:  Got you reported.  Good luck!  :)

ETA:  SM, you're not doing so bad yourself:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #780 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

    #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror > Occult
    #26 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Horror


That's awesome!  How long has your book been $0.99 again?  It looks like the free ranking was quite sticky!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on November 30, 2011, 05:56:03 pm
Well, I don't remember what kind of ranking you had before you went free, but I'd think anything less than 1,000 paid is doing pretty well now.  So yay!  Hope you get a bunch of great reviews!  :) 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on December 01, 2011, 08:34:55 am
So happy for you, JJ!

Guys, my short story is STILL not free. It's been free on iTunes for weeks, and free on B&N for almost a week.

Here are the links:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060B5AGC

B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107553787?ean=2940032854944

iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bonded/id480287864?mt=11

Aaargh! Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on December 01, 2011, 10:18:28 am
Consider it re-reported (one for each), Wordwrestler.  It seems like you should have gone free when I did -- I wonder why not?   ???  So frustrating!

@SMReine: Glad your book is doing better now -- that's great!

BTW, last night I almost had a heart attack when I discovered that all my ranking, and my placement on the Top 100 Free lists, had disappeared.  I did some rooting around and found that HA Grant experienced the same thing in October.  Still, quite disconcerting!  This morning all is right with the world again, but this is something to look out for.  I wrote to KDP, but I'm betting the glitch fixed itself since I haven't heard back from them yet.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: chrisanthropic on December 02, 2011, 02:45:38 pm
Hi everyone,

Thieves at Heart is now free in the iTunes store (and will be on B&N as soon as they update) and I'd like help reporting it on Amazon por favor.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Heart-Valley-Crescents-ebook/dp/B005SSRQX8/ (http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Heart-Valley-Crescents-ebook/dp/B005SSRQX8/)
iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/thieves-at-heart/id472876410 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/thieves-at-heart/id472876410)

Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 02, 2011, 03:35:26 pm
Hi everyone,

Thieves at Heart is now free in the iTunes store (and will be on B&N as soon as they update) and I'd like help reporting it on Amazon por favor.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Heart-Valley-Crescents-ebook/dp/B005SSRQX8/ (http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Heart-Valley-Crescents-ebook/dp/B005SSRQX8/)
iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/thieves-at-heart/id472876410 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/thieves-at-heart/id472876410)

Thanks everyone!

I've done that for you. Nice artwork, BTW. Oh, and another BTW; I'm in the UK and if you report iTunes (must be iTunes as B&N(Nook) doesn't sell to UK) then it goes free in amazon.co.uk AND amazon.com  (I expect that's been mentioned somewhere in the past few dozen pages. Sorry for the repeat  :P)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: chrisanthropic on December 02, 2011, 03:46:28 pm
Thanks for reporting it Tim and thanks for the compliment on the cover, it took more revisions than it should have until I was happy with it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on December 02, 2011, 06:09:11 pm
Got you reported, Chrisanthropic.  I love your cover, too.  The girl is quite striking and definitely elflike. 

Tim, can you please elaborate?  Do you mean we should be reporting on our books' Amazon UK pages?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Scott on December 02, 2011, 06:20:47 pm
Hey!  I just went free!

http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322878373&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322878373&sr=1-1)

If anyone wants a cute, sweet romantic holiday read, give Holiday Rush a try.

Thanks for all the help!  It went free on BN and itunes probably Nov. 12.  I didn't start reporting until two weeks ago maybe.  (for those of you keeping track of how long it takes.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marie S on December 03, 2011, 06:28:16 am
I need help to make this one free http://www.amazon.com/Age-of-Dreams-ebook/dp/B005SE2VMS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322922232&sr=8-2

It's already free on Smashwords, Nook and iTunes


http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/98368

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/age-of-dreams-marie-symeou/1107079810?ean=2940032825760&itm=1&usri=marie+symeou

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/age-of-dreams/id478535000?mt=11

Thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: chrisanthropic on December 03, 2011, 02:36:07 pm
Hi Mary,

reported your book to Amazon, good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on December 03, 2011, 02:45:15 pm
Hey!  I just went free!

http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322878373&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Holiday-Flirts-Romantic-Stories-ebook/dp/B00630MUZ4/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1322878373&sr=1-1)

If anyone wants a cute, sweet romantic holiday read, give Holiday Rush a try.

Thanks for all the help!  It went free on BN and itunes probably Nov. 12.  I didn't start reporting until two weeks ago maybe.  (for those of you keeping track of how long it takes.)

Thanks for sharing your time frame. Hopefully this means there's still hope for my short story, Bonded.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on December 03, 2011, 07:02:59 pm
Question: Does one have to promote one's book in different venues after making it free--to make people aware of it, or does the rise in sales occur naturally.

Also, could you please report this book to Amazon:

Eaten by the Japanese
Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004UBFXFC (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004UBFXFC)

It's free at:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/50202 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/50202)
http://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/eaten-by-japanese-the-memoir/id436268256?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/eaten-by-japanese-the-memoir/id436268256?mt=11)

Thanks for reporting it.
Richard
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 03, 2011, 07:52:51 pm
Thank you guys!!!!!  You all helped me so much, not only in reporting my book, but also with emotional support while I've been waiting.  Thanks again!
@SMReine:  Oh yeah!  Please, can we get one who resembles Johnny Depp?  ;D ;D ;D

So the lesson after all this is:  If Amazon won't price-match, re-upload your book with a new ASIN.  Of course you lose any reviews/likes/tags you had, but in my case it was worth it!  I'm a happy, happy girl!  ;D ;D ;D

BTW, got the newbies reported.  Fingers crossed for your freeness soon (and for those that didn't go free yesterday)!

OMG! I go away for a few days and you go free!?!? Congratz!

So you unpublished all together and uploaded as if it were a new book?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on December 03, 2011, 08:58:54 pm
I was thinking of writing a PM to you, Shauna.  Yes, that's exactly what I did:  I unpublished the old version, and started from scratch all over again with a completely new version.  I also changed my category (from romance>time-travel and romance>fantasy, futuristic & ghost) to fiction>historical and fiction>romance.  I reasoned that others were getting into these categories with new books, so why not me?  Worked like a charm.  Of course I lost the reviews, likes and tags I had on the old version, but what the hay!  I've had over 5,200 downloads since going free on Monday, and I've sold fifteen books; I've also gotten a couple of new Facebook fans with nice comments...and NO bad reviews just yet.  So I'm pretty happy!  You could try the same thing?  Making sure Elfbitten is already free everywhere else first?

The funniest thing is that all this time I've wanted to go free because I've been unemployed for nearly three years and can't find a job.  I've needed money in the worst way.  And Monday morning I received a job offer!  Imagine it:  my book went free after four months AND I got a full-time job!  The irony of course is that now I won't have much time to write another book, should The Last Killiney do well.  I don't care -- I'm still happy.

@Richard:  No, the masses come to you with no promotion, courtesy of websites patrolling for free books to broadcast to their readers.  Got your book (and Marie, too) reported again, BTW.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 03, 2011, 09:06:22 pm
Hmm, okay. I think I'll give it a go. Elfbitten is free on itunes and B&N and yet still nothing. I dont know if I can change my category though but I'll give that a look too.

Congratz on the new job too! I'm in the exact same boat as you, though not for quite as long, its funny how similar our experiences have been with this!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Richardcrasta on December 04, 2011, 03:12:09 am
I reported your book, Marie.

Good luck to you and all of you (and to me!)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marie S on December 04, 2011, 03:36:44 am
Thanks chrisanthropic and Richardcrasta

Have reported yours too.

Will do some more later when I have more time.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Fredster on December 04, 2011, 06:23:51 am
If anyone can help out, my sci-fi / horror short story "Sweet Dreams" finally went free over at Barnes and Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweet-dreams-fred-anderson/1100488237

The Amazon link for reporting is:

http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Dreams-ebook/dp/B004ZUIRTM

Thank you in advance!


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kathleen Valentine on December 04, 2011, 06:37:06 am
This is so weird. I had a 99 cent book that was doing NOTHING so I decided to make it free. It is free on Smashwords and B&N but Amazon wouldn't make it free so I raised the price to $3.49 hoping that would start something. Well, it did, it is now selling nicely - at $3.49. So strange.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Marie S on December 04, 2011, 08:40:37 am
Just reported yours Fredster.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Javier Gimenez Sasieta on December 04, 2011, 09:09:00 am
I don´t believe making a book free is a good strategy. In my opinion, free downloaders are not neccesary book readers. Most of the downloaders don´t read the books. So, which is the deal?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JJayKamp on December 04, 2011, 10:39:21 am
And if you're like me (a person who only sold two books last month on Amazon), it doesn't cost you anything.  It's win-win, really.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jena H on December 04, 2011, 11:34:06 am
Okay, dumb question time.    8)  I'm still relatively new to this, and for a long time didn't even consider making my book free.  But now that I'm getting ready to go live with a second book, I thought that briefly making my first one free might bring a good boost (even if temporary) for the 2nd one.  But I don't understand the process.  First of all, I'm NOT on Smashwords, so I don't know if that affects anything.  I'm only on Amazon & B&N.  Secondly, I don't understand this "reporting" thing to make it free on Amazon.  Can we not do that ourselves?

Sorry to be so dense, but I haven't figured out all the ins and outs of this whole process.  (Also, I'm curious if anyone has tried pricing a book at anything other than something that ends with .99.  For example, $1.29 or $1.59.  Yay or nay?)  Thanks, all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jena H on December 04, 2011, 04:37:41 pm
Hello... anyone....?   Beuller...??
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Philip Chen on December 04, 2011, 04:39:43 pm
Help Needed.

I just tried to set the price of the Nook version of There is Strangeness in the Universe to free, but it will not allow me to do that.  am I missing something?   :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cliff Ball on December 04, 2011, 04:53:26 pm
I have a novel that continues to be free on Amazon because Kobo is still free, when I changed the price back to $2.99 on Smashwords two weeks ago, and every other online store re-set the price. What do I do about that?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jena H on December 04, 2011, 04:59:44 pm
So what does Smashwords (or the book's price on there) have to do with the price on Amazon?  I'm not on Smashwords, so I don't know how that would affect me trying to make my book free on Amazon or B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Joseph_Evans on December 04, 2011, 05:03:50 pm
Thanks to everyone who helped make my book free temporarily about a month back, it worked wonders and I had a real boost in sales afterwards!

I'm looking to do the same again for a short period and this time I'm going to see if I can make it happen in the UK too.

If anyone would like to hep me out I would be really grateful. Here are my links.


UK

UK Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005E8YZ2M

UK iTunes URL: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/city-of-the-falling-sky/id460252527


USA

USA Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005E8YZ2M

USA iTunes URL: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/city-of-the-falling-sky/id460252527

Thanks very much in advance!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: chrisanthropic on December 04, 2011, 05:11:20 pm
@Fredster, @Joseph, reported both of your books.

@Jena, we do not have the option to set the price to free on amazon, so we set it to free at one of their major competitors (iTunes/B&N) and report the lower price to Amazon to (hopefully) speed up the price matching.  Amazon does have bots that crawl the other sites looking for price differences so typically the price matching will happen anyway but the amount of time it takes varies quite a bit.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jena H on December 04, 2011, 06:54:55 pm
Thanks, chrisanthropic.  I pretty much inferred as much, but wasn't sure, especially since most people had been mentioning Smashwords.  So, bottom line is, it sounds like if I want my book to be free on Amazon, I'll have to mark it free on B&N & then have it "reported" to Amazon so they can match it.  Then after a few days or a week or so, I can raise my price back.  Please let me know if that's not correct.

Thanks for clarifying.   ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 05, 2011, 07:48:00 am
Thanks, chrisanthropic.  I pretty much inferred as much, but wasn't sure, especially since most people had been mentioning Smashwords.  So, bottom line is, it sounds like if I want my book to be free on Amazon, I'll have to mark it free on B&N & then have it "reported" to Amazon so they can match it.  Then after a few days or a week or so, I can raise my price back.  Please let me know if that's not correct.

Thanks for clarifying.   ;)

Okay, so you cannot set your price on Amazon or B&N at $.00, so you have to use Smashwords since they let you do it there. Once you get your book going there you have to say yes to their expanded distribution, then Smashwords distributes your book to other retailers (itunes, B&N, Kobo, etc). Once your book shows up at these other retailers as a result of Smashwords, you'll see your book priced at $.00. If you are uploaded at B&N directly, you'll see two buying options on the book page, one will be the Smashwords version. Then you go to your book's Amazon page and scroll down to the "Product Details" and you'll see a link "tell us about another price" that is where we are reporting our books as free on other sites. Yes, you can do this yourself, but we hope that with many other people,with many other IP addresses, reporting with us, it will make Amazon change it faster. There is plenty of debate about that though.

@JJ, point of interest: my new US page finally went live today and my reviews from my old page are there! Weird, right? No likes or tags, but the reviews are. Amazon is so strange.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 05, 2011, 08:17:44 am
Just to add a point for those people asking the 'how to' questions. Reporting a lower price to Amazon enables/ speeds up the price matching by Amazon. But if you are American and report on Amazon.com, you only get the lower price at the US site, not amazon.co.uk and all the other national Kindle stores springing up all over the place (well, Europe). To get the lower price on amazon.co.uk, for example, you need someone with an amazon.co.uk account to report an iTunes UK price (because Barnes & Noble / Nook) isn't available in the UK.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 05, 2011, 06:58:30 pm
YAYAYAYAY! After MONTHS my short story "The Mermaid" has gone free! And just yesterday I changed it back to full price on Smashwords, hilarious. But I've changed it again so I don't lose it on Amazon before it works it's magic.

Thanks to everyone who has helped me! Thank you thank you thank you!

JJ - thanks for your support and help!

Now to get Elfbitten free :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 06, 2011, 08:44:02 am
And a little over 12 hours later:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #417 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#39 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Erotica


Awesome! Going through and reporting anyone who isnt free yet.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AdriannaWhite on December 06, 2011, 11:20:35 am
Interesting, I was actually coming to this thread to see if you did manage to go free last night.  Two of mine went free yesterday and I had noticed that they began at a free rank of over 8,000.  I've never seen that many free books on Amazon (previously, the lowest ranked free book I'd ever seen was ranked around 2,500), and was wondering if they were coming back to catch all of the books they had missed.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 06, 2011, 12:58:57 pm
Thanks to everyone who helped make my book free temporarily about a month back, it worked wonders and I had a real boost in sales afterwards!

I'm looking to do the same again for a short period and this time I'm going to see if I can make it happen in the UK too.

If anyone would like to hep me out I would be really grateful. Here are my links.


Hi Joseph. Couldn't spot anyone else doing this, so I've reported the freebie thing at the UK site. Nice use of colour on the book cover, BTW.

Good luck
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 06, 2011, 03:55:08 pm
Could someone please report this freebie for me?

It's a poem called The Quest for Elena the Fair

US amazon.com link (http://www.amazon.com/Quest-Elena-Fair-ebook/dp/B006ISTKSQ)    US free on B&N (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-quest-for-elena-the-fair-gill-shutt/1107713069)

UK amazon.co.uk link (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quest-Elena-Fair-ebook/dp/B006ISTKSQ)    UK Free on iTunes UK (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/the-quest-for-elena-the-fair/id482581322?mt=11)


Many thanks...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 06, 2011, 06:48:06 pm
Interesting, I was actually coming to this thread to see if you did manage to go free last night.  Two of mine went free yesterday and I had noticed that they began at a free rank of over 8,000.  I've never seen that many free books on Amazon (previously, the lowest ranked free book I'd ever seen was ranked around 2,500), and was wondering if they were coming back to catch all of the books they had missed.

Wow you got 2 in one night? That's so lucky. I really wanted my Elfbitten title to go free because it's the lead in a trilogy, whereas my short story fairy tales can stand alone. I'm still hoping now that I've done the new upload like JJ suggested.

@Tim - got yours.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jhanel on December 06, 2011, 07:34:16 pm
Hey gang: I need a helping hand. My novel, Death Has a Name, has been free on Smashwords for a week or so. It has yet to go free on Amazon. Can someone give it a swift kick in the pants to get it moving?? :)

Smashwords Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34088 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/34088)
Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H1TDKQ/ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004H1TDKQ/)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 07, 2011, 01:27:50 am

@Tim - got yours.

Thanks ShaunaG, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 07, 2011, 01:30:36 am
Hey gang: I need a helping hand. My novel, Death Has a Name, has been free on Smashwords for a week or so. It has yet to go free on Amazon. Can someone give it a swift kick in the pants to get it moving?? :)
Thanks.
Hi, is the book on iTunes or Barnes&Noble? I couldn't see it there. Amazon don't reveal how their systems work but the general consensus (and my experience) is that you need the book to be free on iTunes/B&N to kick Amazon into price matching. Smashwords doesn't cut it. I've reported it anyway, but I don't think it'll do any good.
 :(
Tim
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jhanel on December 07, 2011, 09:57:38 am
Good to know.

Yes, it's on B&N, but they still have it at $0.99 right now. iTunes is a pain in my side, but I think it's finally listed there. I can never get on their site to find it (I don't own an i-Thingy) so I have to assume.

Thanks for giving it a kick. I'll hope that Smashwords distributes the files quickly, then.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 07, 2011, 10:42:37 am
Good to know.

Yes, it's on B&N, but they still have it at $0.99 right now. iTunes is a pain in my side, but I think it's finally listed there. I can never get on their site to find it (I don't own an i-Thingy) so I have to assume.

Thanks for giving it a kick. I'll hope that Smashwords distributes the files quickly, then.

The easiest way to look on itunes for your book without an "i-Thingy" is just to download itunes on your computer. Then you can go to to the itunes store through it, click "books" and do a search for your name. If you book is there, you'll see it. Then you can just right click on your title to copy the link and report it to Amazon - assuming it's free on itunes.

Once Smashwords has distributed to B&N and itunes for you, post your links here and we'll report for you. Amazon couldn't give a rat's patooty about Smashwords.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 07, 2011, 01:16:11 pm
Good to know.

Yes, it's on B&N, but they still have it at $0.99 right now. iTunes is a pain in my side, but I think it's finally listed there. I can never get on their site to find it (I don't own an i-Thingy) so I have to assume.

Thanks for giving it a kick. I'll hope that Smashwords distributes the files quickly, then.

I can't get iTunes to work on my PC. Don't know why. But there's a trick to finding your book if it's on iTunes (I only learned this today). Get your isbn number (which you can find from your Smashwords ISBN manager screen) and replace the numbers at the end of this URL with your ISBN. If it's in iTunes, the sales page will come up. (The URL below has the GB country code which you need for UK people, You want US for the American one)

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/isbn9781465905697
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jhanel on December 07, 2011, 01:36:04 pm
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that. I can now check my books again. They are still $1.99 at iTunes. =(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: chrisanthropic on December 07, 2011, 02:14:51 pm
For those without iThings having a hard time finding their books on iTunes you can use this tool:

http://www.russellphillipsbooks.co.uk/pages/tools.php
 (http://www.russellphillipsbooks.co.uk/pages/tools.php)

It automates what jahnel said above.  Just enter your isbn and it'll give you a link to your book in iTunes.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on December 09, 2011, 12:21:47 am
Hi to all,

My book Busted: --a Prequel to the Jim Money Stories (a Jim Money Story) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069HL8KY/?tag=kbpst-20) has gone up on B&N free, and I would like Amazon to price match.  I'd like for you to enter the information below in the "Tell Us About A Lower Price" in the product information area.

Price: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00

B&N Link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/busted-glenn-gamble/1107873978

iPad/iTunes/iBookstore link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/busted-prequel-to-jim-money/id485696072
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jhanel on December 09, 2011, 06:06:27 am
Glenn: Posted.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on December 09, 2011, 06:14:06 am
I'm trying the "FREE" option for a couple days through the KDP Select program for Questionable Heroes. The sales rank just showed up on the product page after the free downloads commenced this morning. Slow start, we'll see how it goes:

# Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,569 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
    * #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > Superheroes

Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Randy Kadish on December 09, 2011, 06:42:13 am
My story is now free on itunes, but I don't know how to get the url from the store.

Here's the amazon url:

http://www.amazon.com/Second-Fly-Caster-Unforgettable-ebook/dp/B004VFPDCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1303243834&sr=1-1

Randy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 09, 2011, 06:46:53 am
My story is now free on itunes, but I don't know how to get the url from the store.

Randy

Hi Randy,
If you back up a few posts, you can find a tool that takes your book's isbn and gives back the iTunes URL. If you are publishing via Smashwords, the isbn is shown in the ISBN Manager. 'Fraid I can't get iTunes to work, so can't help you without a URL.

Tim
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on December 09, 2011, 12:04:39 pm
Since I've been having so much difficulty trying to get my short story, Bonded free (still not free), I'm trying to figure out what I can do differently next time. I plan on publishing another short story related to my Venture series in the next couple of months, and making it free.

If I upload the next short story to Smashwords first and set the price to free, then have Smashwords distribute to Amazon rather than going through KDP, will it be free from the get-go?

I realize I'd be giving up some control going this route, and I don't think I'd do it with a novel, but I'm willing to try it with a short—IF it means I can make it free. Anyone tried this?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on December 09, 2011, 12:36:06 pm
After weeks I'm still waiting to go free. Can you guys give it another kick in the pants?

DreamWeaver
Amazon http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Short-Suspense-Novel-ebook/dp/B004UB2G20 (http://www.amazon.com/DreamWeaver-Short-Suspense-Novel-ebook/dp/B004UB2G20)

Free at B&N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamweaver-rejean-giguere/1030868288?ean=2940011256974&itm=2&usri=rejean%2bgiguere (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dreamweaver-rejean-giguere/1030868288?ean=2940011256974&itm=2&usri=rejean%2bgiguere)

and Apple http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreamweaver/id433062155?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dreamweaver/id433062155?mt=11)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on December 09, 2011, 01:24:23 pm
I reported both links for you, rejean.

Here are mine again:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0060B5AGC

B&N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1107553787?ean=2940032854944

Itunes
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bonded/id480287864?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on December 09, 2011, 01:32:46 pm
Thanks, gotcha too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jhanel on December 09, 2011, 04:03:16 pm
Since I've been having so much difficulty trying to get my short story, Bonded free (still not free), I'm trying to figure out what I can do differently next time. I plan on publishing another short story related to my Venture series in the next couple of months, and making it free.

If I upload the next short story to Smashwords first and set the price to free, then have Smashwords distribute to Amazon rather than going through KDP, will it be free from the get-go?

I realize I'd be giving up some control going this route, and I don't think I'd do it with a novel, but I'm willing to try it with a short—IF it means I can make it free. Anyone tried this?

I've never done that, but I think it would. Keep in mind, however, that Smashwords hasn't been able to distribute to Amazon for a while now. (At least, I couldn't get mine to go through.) There are some major political differences between them, and with KDP Select.... I doubt those differences will be solved any time soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: W.W. on December 09, 2011, 04:13:15 pm
I've never done that, but I think it would. Keep in mind, however, that Smashwords hasn't been able to distribute to Amazon for a while now. (At least, I couldn't get mine to go through.) There are some major political differences between them, and with KDP Select.... I doubt those differences will be solved any time soon.

I didn't know that. That would foil my brilliant plan completely. Boo!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Cat Mad Donna on December 11, 2011, 09:50:04 am
Hi

Worked through the last few pages and wondered if you could help me make Round Trip free on Amazon?

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Round-Trip-Short-story-ebook/dp/B006JSME5Q (http://www.amazon.com/Round-Trip-Short-story-ebook/dp/B006JSME5Q)
B&N link: www.barnesandnoble.com/w/round-trip-donna-brown/1106548639

Amazon UK link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Trip-Short-story-ebook/dp/B006JSME5Q (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Round-Trip-Short-story-ebook/dp/B006JSME5Q)
iTunes link: itunes.apple.com/gb/book/round-trip-short-story/id471773741 (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/round-trip-short-story/id471773741)

Thanks so much
Donna
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on December 12, 2011, 06:35:56 am
I've reported the last page of links for people.

I made my short story, Three Avenues of Escape, free through Smashwords, and it just showed up that way on B&N.
I'd appreciate some assistance in getting it free on Amazon.

Here are the links:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/three-avenues-of-escape-elmore-hammes/1018303991

http://www.amazon.com/Three-Avenues-of-Escape-ebook/dp/B002B3YBSQ

Thanks!
Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free/Stuck In Reveiw
Post by: Randy Kadish on December 12, 2011, 07:08:24 am
I tried to upload a new cover, but accidently uploaded the wrong one. For four days now by book has been in review and I can't make the cover change.

I wonder if it has to do with my making my book free on Smashwords and iTunes.

Randy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tallulahgrace on December 12, 2011, 10:21:29 am
Just went back to p. 32 and reported those not already free.

Fate is now free at Smashwords, please help me make it free on Amazon. Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66643

Thanks!
Tallulah
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Title: Re: Make It Free/Stuck In Reveiw
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 12, 2011, 10:44:59 am
I tried to upload a new cover, but accidently uploaded the wrong one. For four days now by book has been in review and I can't make the cover change.

I wonder if it has to do with my making my book free on Smashwords and iTunes.

Randy

Which retailer is not letting you make the cover change, Randy?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 12, 2011, 10:50:29 am
Fate is now free at Smashwords, please help me make it free on Amazon. Here are the links:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66643


Hi Tallulah, Think you're jumping the gun here. Amazon price match against B&N and iTunes, not Smashwords. I found your book on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/timeless-trilogy-book-one/id454533167?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/timeless-trilogy-book-one/id454533167?mt=11)) but it was still 99cents. I can't do anything until it's free there. It might be free now on B&N, I suppose, but I can only match against iTunes from the UK.
Title: Re: Make It Free/Cover change
Post by: Randy Kadish on December 12, 2011, 11:46:20 am
I can't make any changes on KDP.
Thanks,
Randy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 12, 2011, 01:57:38 pm
I've reported the last page-ish.

Out of curiosity, does anybody know if Amazon is going to continue price matching in this fashion? Has anyone gone to free like this since Select kicked in?

That's a fine question. I suspect they've either cut it or throttled it back. I expected to see several books go free these past two weeks and none of them have.  :-\
Title: Re: Make It Free/Cover change
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 12, 2011, 02:02:17 pm
I can't make any changes on KDP.
Thanks,
Randy

That does seem a long time. Amazon does seem to stutter with any or all aspects of their systems from time to time, and inconsistently so it feels like it's just you. A few days later and all is as right as rain. I would check your junk emails, though, to see if anything has come from Amazon. The time I was delayed for ages, Amazon wouldn't publish until I'd given them a fax of a written contract with the author (I was the publisher). They had sent a mail but it was stuck in my spam filter. If there's nothing from Amazon, I'd mail them to ask what's going on.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Logan R. on December 12, 2011, 02:12:15 pm
Hey guys! I would love it if you would help me make "Wake (The Runners, Part Four)" Free on Amazon.

AmazonL http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Runners-Part-Four-ebook/dp/B006EQCK2U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1323726890&sr=8-4 (http://www.amazon.com/Wake-Runners-Part-Four-ebook/dp/B006EQCK2U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1323726890&sr=8-4)

iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wake-the-runners-part-four/id488521808?mt=11

I'll edit this post once it shows up on B&N. Thanks so much!

EDIT: It just showed up on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wake-logan-rutherford/1107956715?ean=2940032892786 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/wake-logan-rutherford/1107956715?ean=2940032892786)

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 12, 2011, 04:05:24 pm
Just a word of encouragement to everyone, I have been trying to get my novella, Elfbitten, to go free since August and within the last 30 mins it happened! I tried changing the price and reporting constantly, but I think JJ's suggestion to upload a new version of it on Amazon did the trick. So woohoo! I think this is going to be a bid deal for me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 12, 2011, 04:16:17 pm
Just a word of encouragement to everyone, I have been trying to get my novella, Elfbitten, to go free since August and within the last 30 mins it happened! I tried changing the price and reporting constantly, but I think JJ's suggestion to upload a new version of it on Amazon did the trick. So woohoo! I think this is going to be a bid deal for me.
Thanks for letting us know, and best of luck with Elfbitten. I was wondering whether Amazon had choked this off completely. I just checked on the titles I'm monitoring and none of them have gone free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on December 12, 2011, 06:58:12 pm
Hi to all,

My book Busted: --a Prequel to the Jim Money Stories (a Jim Money Story) (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069HL8KY/?tag=kbpst-20) has gone up on B&N free, and I would like Amazon to price match.  I'd like for you to enter the information below in the "Tell Us About A Lower Price" in the product information area.

Price: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0069HL8KY

B&N Link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/busted-glenn-gamble/1107873978

iPad/iTunes/iBookstore link:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/busted-prequel-to-jim-money/id485696072
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ShaunaG on December 12, 2011, 07:17:31 pm
Thanks for letting us know, and best of luck with Elfbitten. I was wondering whether Amazon had choked this off completely. I just checked on the titles I'm monitoring and none of them have gone free.

Totally bizarre update: It's back to full price. I think it was only free for about an hour-hour and a half and I noticed the downloads stopped. I just do not understand Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BiancaSommerland on December 12, 2011, 07:25:58 pm
Reading through this and I'm wondering if I'll be able to make my book free (the first book in my siggie). Right now it's free on Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks. I guess I'll have to wait until it goes to premium on Smashwords?

I'll go back a few pages and see if I can't help a few of you go free! :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tallulahgrace on December 13, 2011, 03:37:27 am
Hi Tallulah, Think you're jumping the gun here. Amazon price match against B&N and iTunes, not Smashwords. I found your book on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/timeless-trilogy-book-one/id454533167?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/timeless-trilogy-book-one/id454533167?mt=11)) but it was still 99cents. I can't do anything until it's free there. It might be free now on B&N, I suppose, but I can only match against iTunes from the UK.

Hi Tim~

Thanks for the info, this is my first attempt at 'Free' and I didn't realize that Smashwords didn't count. I'll wait until B&N/iTunes report as free, then come back.

Cheers~
Tallulah
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Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Tim C. Taylor on December 13, 2011, 02:05:10 pm
Hi Tim~

Thanks for the info, this is my first attempt at 'Free' and I didn't realize that Smashwords didn't count. I'll wait until B&N/iTunes report as free, then come back.

Cheers~
Tallulah
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Feel free to PM me (if you want) when it's available on itunes
Tim
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: RaineThomas on December 17, 2011, 05:21:44 am
Hello,

Like many others, I would like some help with getting my short story to go free at Amazon. I have gone back through the last 3 pages in the thread and reported any books that are not free.

http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Estilorian-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B006G53SZ2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-prophecy-raine-thomas/1107956588

Thank you to everyone who submits this for me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on December 17, 2011, 05:58:13 am
Hello,

Like many others, I would like some help with getting my short story to go free at Amazon. I have gone back through the last 3 pages in the thread and reported any books that are not free.

http://www.amazon.com/Prophecy-Estilorian-Short-Story-ebook/dp/B006G53SZ2

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-prophecy-raine-thomas/1107956588

Thank you to everyone who submits this for me.


I reported that, Raine. I need help with reporting free on Amazon.co.uk

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324129456&sr=8-1

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

Thanks

M.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on December 17, 2011, 06:37:11 am
Thanks for the assist in getting my short story, Three Avenues of Escape (http://www.amazon.com/Three-Avenues-of-Escape-ebook/dp/B002B3YBSQ) set to free.

I've gone back through the posts since my original request and sent the price feedback for those books, and noticed at least one of those has also gone to free. Best of luck with it, I will check back occasionally to continue the effort.

Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: eAngelaBenson on December 17, 2011, 09:29:03 pm
I'd like to join the fun. I'm been lurking around here for the last week or so, reporting price changes.  I am encouraged that several of the ones I tried to report were already reduced to free.  It's free at iTunes (now BN, 12/21) and I want to get it free at Amazon.

The book:  Awakening Mercy

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UIF5BG/
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/awakening-mercy-angela-benson/1003947919
iTunes:  http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/awakening-mercy/id483358747?mt=11

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B005UIF5BG/
ITunes UK:  http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/awakening-mercy/id483358747?mt=11

I'm hoping this will go free before Christmas.  I'll report back when BN changes it price but I thought I'd get started now.

Thanks in advance.

Angela

EDITED 12/21 to reflect link to zero price at BN.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: soofy on December 19, 2011, 11:16:47 am
Hi I'll be reporting price changes for a few pages back. I need help getting my first book on Amazon free, it's free on Smashwords, iTunes and Diesel. Here is the link for Amazon, Smashwords, iTunes and Diesel. Thanks.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IWW2N2 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006IWW2N2)
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006IWW2N2 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006IWW2N2)
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/111492 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/111492)
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drawn-breath-part-i-wrought/id490009941?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/drawn-breath-part-i-wrought/id490009941?mt=11)
Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000111492/Shehu-Yusufu-Drawn-Breath-Part-I-Wrought-Iron/1.html (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000111492/Shehu-Yusufu-Drawn-Breath-Part-I-Wrought-Iron/1.html)

Thanks very much for the help and for reporting on both .com and .co.uk. I will try my best to report all futures ones that come after me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: eAngelaBenson on December 21, 2011, 06:13:35 pm
The activity on this thread has reduced considerably. I'm assuming that's because folks signed up for KDP Select so no longer need to ask for the price match.

Soofy, I submitted your request.  Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on December 21, 2011, 07:08:05 pm
Nope, it's because Amazon refuses to price match. I've been reporting my free short stories (five in number now) every morning, and nothing is happening for any of them. I think this price-matching feature is dead.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: oliewankanobe on December 25, 2011, 01:30:40 pm
I'm totally confused.  I went free in the UK but not US.

But the good news is a Christmas Miracle!  I'm ranked #90 overall free and #18 in romance!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/ref=pd_dp_ts_kinc_1/275-7787242-1903844#5

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestsellers-Kindle-Store-Romance/zgbs/digital-text/362723031/ref=pd_ts_zgc_kinc_362723031_more?pf_rd_p=216728907&pf_rd_s=right-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=362723031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0V74WX9REPGFG1DKY5P6
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on December 25, 2011, 01:36:50 pm
I'm totally confused.  I went free in the UK but not US.

But the good news is a Christmas Miracle!  I'm ranked #90 overall free and #18 in romance!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/bestsellers/digital-text/ref=pd_dp_ts_kinc_1/275-7787242-1903844#5

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestsellers-Kindle-Store-Romance/zgbs/digital-text/362723031/ref=pd_ts_zgc_kinc_362723031_more?pf_rd_p=216728907&pf_rd_s=right-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=362723031&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=0V74WX9REPGFG1DKY5P6

My first book is free in the US but stubbornly refuses to go free in the UK! The process seems so random, it's impossible to figure it out. Still it's good to hear that price matching is still working - after a fashion!

 

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: oliewankanobe on December 25, 2011, 02:27:24 pm
Now at 89 and 18 and discovered I'm #3 in humor.

COME ON US CUT ME A BREAK!!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on December 27, 2011, 10:55:27 pm
Amazon still price matches... Its just unpredictable.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: tallulahgrace on December 30, 2011, 06:56:16 am
Fate is finally Free at B&N, please help make it free at Amazon. I fulfilled the requirements of this thread a couple of weeks ago, but will go back a few pages from this post as well. Thanks in advance for your help!

Link to Amazon:     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA)

Link to B&N:     http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/timeless-trilogy-book-one-tallulah-grace/1104729281
 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/timeless-trilogy-book-one-tallulah-grace/1104729281)
Tallulah~
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Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on December 30, 2011, 08:47:34 am
Fate is finally Free at B&N, please help make it free at Amazon. I fulfilled the requirements of this thread a couple of weeks ago, but will go back a few pages from this post as well. Thanks in advance for your help!

Link to Amazon:     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0054QZNRA)

Link to B&N:     http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/timeless-trilogy-book-one-tallulah-grace/1104729281
 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/timeless-trilogy-book-one-tallulah-grace/1104729281)
Tallulah~
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Did that! If you could help me price match to UK that would be great!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on December 30, 2011, 01:59:55 pm
I'd like to get my short story free and could use a few reports if you're so inclined.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006RAQD30

Free link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/118157

Thanks very much. I'm going back to report books from the last couple of pages as well. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on December 30, 2011, 02:10:52 pm
I'd like to get my short story free and could use a few reports if you're so inclined.

Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006RAQD30

Free link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/118157

Thanks very much. I'm going back to report books from the last couple of pages as well. :)

Coral,
  Amazon doesn't price match with Smashwords. It will need to be free on Barnes & Noble or Apple.
  If you recently made it free on Smashwords and are using them to distribute to those sites, it can take a week or more for the price to update to free on those external sites.
Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on December 30, 2011, 03:06:19 pm
Coral,
  Amazon doesn't price match with Smashwords. It will need to be free on Barnes & Noble or Apple.
  If you recently made it free on Smashwords and are using them to distribute to those sites, it can take a week or more for the price to update to free on those external sites.
Elmore

Well poop. Thanks for letting me know. :) I'll have to wait for it to show up on B&N then. I actually just uploaded it, so it will probably take a bit for it to catch up to those sites, assuming I get approved.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: eAngelaBenson on January 04, 2012, 01:46:03 am
Awakening Mercy just went free on Amazon US, two weeks after being free on BN.  Hang in there!

Download a copy if you like at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005UIF5BG/

Caught up!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Romi on January 09, 2012, 06:10:53 pm
Hey guys!

I haven't tried to make something free since August, and I was worried that the "freeness" just wasn't happening anymore due to the KDP Select freebies...therefore it was nice to see that at least some of you had success! (though it remains as mysterious as ever)

I reported the last 3 pages here, and I figured why not try for myself, so here are my links for "Year of the Chick," if you wouldn't mind helping it along. If it doesn't happen, oh well, but it's doing nicely in the iTunes Canada store at least (where I can see the rankings), along with 3 reviews with text thus far, so gotta focus on the positive  :)

Thanks in advance!

My Amazon US link:
http://www.amazon.com/Year-of-the-Chick-ebook/dp/B005ZY7DG0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1326161206&sr=8-6 (http://www.amazon.com/Year-of-the-Chick-ebook/dp/B005ZY7DG0/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1326161206&sr=8-6)

B&N link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/year-of-the-chick-romi-moondi/1107843786?ean=2940032870531&itm=2&usri=year+of+the+chick (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/year-of-the-chick-romi-moondi/1107843786?ean=2940032870531&itm=2&usri=year+of+the+chick)

iTunes US link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/year-of-the-chick/id485647306?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/year-of-the-chick/id485647306?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on January 10, 2012, 06:52:04 pm
Help me make Bon Appetit free on Amazon by reporting BN's lower price in the "tell us about a lower price" section please...


Here's the Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YWNW0K

Here's the Barnes &    Noble link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bon-appetit-glenn-gamble/1108109355

Price: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on January 11, 2012, 01:26:19 am
Help me make Bon Appetit free on Amazon by reporting BN's lower price in the "tell us about a lower price" section please...


Here's the Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YWNW0K

Here's the Barnes &    Noble link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bon-appetit-glenn-gamble/1108109355

Price: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00

I reported that. Could you help me price match to UK?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lodestone-Book-One-Storms-ebook/dp/B005BU9KJ6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326273725&sr=8-1


http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/lodestone-book-one-the-sea/id452918270?mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lodestone-book-one-mark-whiteway/1021521183?ean=2940011386985&format=nook-book&itm=1&usri=lodestone+book+one+the+sea+of+storms

Thanks!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Blackport on January 11, 2012, 03:31:18 am
HELP! Any suggestions on what to do?

OK, I made Raingun free on Smashwords a while back. Then eventually it went free on BN, and I started asking people to report it free there to Amazon.

But today, BN "un-freed" it back up to 2.99! It also doesn't seem to be free on iTunes, so there is no longer any way to induce Amazon to make it free.

I think this has something to do with the fact that I "opted out" of BN on Smashwords on 12/31.

I was worried that if I didn't, I might screw up the process. So I did it -- and apparently, screwed up the process!

OK, I'm "opted in" on BN again on the SW Channel Manager. The question is: should I end my PubIt account as well?

BN seems to be the critical link here, and they're not exactly responsive.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on January 11, 2012, 07:53:52 am
HELP! Any suggestions on what to do?

OK, I made Raingun free on Smashwords a while back. Then eventually it went free on BN, and I started asking people to report it free there to Amazon.

But today, BN "un-freed" it back up to 2.99! It also doesn't seem to be free on iTunes, so there is no longer any way to induce Amazon to make it free.

I think this has something to do with the fact that I "opted out" of BN on Smashwords on 12/31.

I was worried that if I didn't, I might screw up the process. So I did it -- and apparently, screwed up the process!

OK, I'm "opted in" on BN again on the SW Channel Manager. The question is: should I end my PubIt account as well?

BN seems to be the critical link here, and they're not exactly responsive.

You should have unpublished your Pubit version and then re-published on B & N via Smashwords. You need to have another go and do it right this time!

 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Blackport on January 11, 2012, 11:16:48 am
Argh.  >:(

Will do, sir.  Thank you, sir. . .  :-[

I'm a dummy  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on January 12, 2012, 04:25:44 pm
My first book is free in the US but stubbornly refuses to go free in the UK! The process seems so random, it's impossible to figure it out. Still it's good to hear that price matching is still working - after a fashion!

 



Done  :)  Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on January 14, 2012, 10:40:29 pm
Help me make Escape free on Amazon by reporting BN's lower price in the "tell us about a lower price" section please...


Here's the Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00597RST0

Here's the Barnes &   Noble link:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/escape-glenn-gamble/1104150864

Price: 0.00
Shipping: 0.00
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on January 17, 2012, 06:09:55 am
Soooo, I woke up this morning to Amazon price matching all on its lonesome. Couldn't find my short story on iStore or B&N. As far as I know it's only free on SW and Kobo.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on January 17, 2012, 06:17:39 am
I just woke up this morning to find that my story "The Queen of Frost and Darkness" (which I've been trying to make free for months) is finally free on Amazon. Don't know what finally made them flip the switch, but I'll take it! It's been on B&N for free for about six weeks now (and free on Smashwords since November 1st, although this thread seems to indicate that Amazon doesn't pay attention to SW). Great timing, though, because I released a collection of short stories yesterday and will be uploading a revised novel later this week, and hopefully the exposure will help sales for both of those.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jena H on January 17, 2012, 06:27:27 am
Christine Pope, I had the same experience.  This morning I was thrilled (thrilled!) to see my 'sales' for Nobody's Perfect had gone up ten-fold, literally overnight!!  But then I noticed it was #96 on the Free Kindle Contemp Romance list.  So......  it's free on Amazon.  I have no idea why.  I had it free on Smashwords at the beginning of the year, but that ended 10 days ago.  And I've never had it free on B&N.

Wonder how long Amazon will keep it free...?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on January 17, 2012, 06:31:40 am
Wonder how long Amazon will keep it free...?

I'm wondering the same thing. Mine is set permanently free on SW, so I certainly don't mind if they keep it free indefinitely, but I'd just like to know so I can plan accordingly.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on January 17, 2012, 08:26:19 am
Christine Pope, I had the same experience.  This morning I was thrilled (thrilled!) to see my 'sales' for Nobody's Perfect had gone up ten-fold, literally overnight!!  But then I noticed it was #96 on the Free Kindle Contemp Romance list.  So......  it's free on Amazon.  I have no idea why.  I had it free on Smashwords at the beginning of the year, but that ended 10 days ago.  And I've never had it free on B&N.

Wonder how long Amazon will keep it free...?

I guess it's all a huge mystery.  ;) I have a friend whose book has now been free on Amazon for almost a year, so I don't know if there's any rhyme or reason to it. I always wanted this story story to be free on Amazon, so I hope it stays that way permanently.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Blackport on January 17, 2012, 11:06:27 am
I think this has something to do with the fact that I "opted out" of BN on Smashwords on 12/31.

I was worried that if I didn't, I might screw up the process. So I did it -- and apparently, screwed up the process!

Well, I guess I didn't screw it up THAT BAD!  ;D

Raingun is finally free today.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rejean on January 17, 2012, 11:52:25 am
I finally gave up on making DreamWeaver free by New Years and set the price back to regular. Last week all the other e-tailers had updated the price and I was off free everywhere.

So what happened this morning? Amazon made the darned thing free.

Go figure.

Now I wonder how long they'll leave it free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on January 20, 2012, 10:07:01 am
Well, guess what, people? The Journey FINALLY went free this morning!!!!!

I've been trying for months. Gave up, stopped asking people to report, but I still had it free in other outlets, and Amazon woke up at last.  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: John Blackport on January 20, 2012, 10:43:35 am
Based on the last 3 posts, I think the paradigm is still working. It's just working slower than we were expecting  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JodyWallace on January 20, 2012, 02:22:58 pm
My story A Wintertide Spell went free on Amazon recently (I have cured myself of obsessive stat checking!) after having been free at Smash and all the places it distributes to for a couple months. B&N still has it for 99 cents. I am not getting a massive rush of downloads compared to what everyone else quotes, though.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on January 20, 2012, 03:08:05 pm
My story A Wintertide Spell went free on Amazon recently (I have cured myself of obsessive stat checking!) after having been free at Smash and all the places it distributes to for a couple months. B&N still has it for 99 cents. I am not getting a massive rush of downloads compared to what everyone else quotes, though.

Jody, have you reported your freebie to Pixel of Ink, Kindle Nation Daily, Ereader News Today, etc.? It looks like free books need some extra help today to get noticed.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JodyWallace on January 20, 2012, 04:21:37 pm
No, the first thing I did was post here *heh*. Because I'm market savvy that way.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on January 20, 2012, 04:40:12 pm
No, the first thing I did was post here *heh*. Because I'm market savvy that way.

It's okay, it isn't too late. :) Also, if you have a thread dedicated to your book in Book Bazaar, you can post in it & update the title to something like, "currently free."
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on February 08, 2012, 07:08:05 am
Hi folks,

Please help me make it free! It'll be free forever, once it's free.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/126810 -- Link to free on Smashy

http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-PHOENIX-SCOTTSDALE-ARIZONA-ebook/dp/B0076RKZOG (http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-PHOENIX-SCOTTSDALE-ARIZONA-ebook/dp/B0076RKZOG)

Thank you!

TK Kenyon


TK,
  Amazon doesn't price match with Smashwords. You will need to wait until it shows up as free on B&N or Apple, assuming you are distributing the book to those channels via Smashwords. (I looked, at this time it is still $2.99 on B&N).
  Once it is free on one of those channels, repost with the appropriate links and we can try to get it price-matched!
Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: amiblackwelder on February 08, 2012, 07:11:08 am
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

I will, but honestly this doesn't make it free...amazon goes through an algorithm and that determines it by genre/popularity/etc...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Guardian on March 02, 2012, 11:23:23 am
As it's not available elsewhere at the moment, please poke them with this.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/137506
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007FFUQPC
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Elmore Hammes on March 02, 2012, 07:19:27 pm
TK,
  I reported the lower B&N price on your Amazon page.

Guardian,
  Amazon doesn't price match with Smashwords. You would have to use Smashword's distribution channels to get the free version to Apple or B&N before the price matching will work. Please repost once that happens with the new link if you decide to do that.

Elmore
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Betsy the Quilter on March 02, 2012, 08:48:39 pm
Folks,

This thread is for people who are NOT in the Select program and are trying to get Amazon to price match their book's "freeness."  :)  The appropriate thread for announcing your Select book's "freeness" is either the "Links to Free Books" thread in the Book Bazaar or the book's thread in the Book Bazaar.  The appropriate thread to discuss Select books going free is in the MEGA thread here in the Café.

Thanks.

Betsy
KB Moderator
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on March 05, 2012, 11:51:47 am
Okay, so BN is taking their sweet time making it free but both Apple (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/new-breed-dragons-fire/id462782211?mt=11) and Sony (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/danielle-kazemi/new-breed/_/R-400000000000000493753) have it. The Amazon link is http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005HEZICE
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Shaun Jeffrey on April 18, 2012, 08:03:42 am
This book is not in Select but I'm trying to get Amazon to price match. Any help appreciated:

http://www.amazon.com/Prosper-Snow-Series-ebook/dp/B0075ZWOUW/

Free at: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/prosper-snow-series-shaun-jeffrey/1109506312
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Christopher Bunn on April 23, 2012, 07:39:41 pm
If I could get some assistance, I'd be pathetically grateful...

I've been trying to get Amazon to price match The Hawk and His Boy for months now (since December). No avail. It's been free for a long time on Apple, Sony, Kobo and Diesel.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DCB5SC/?tag=kbpst-20

Apple
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-hawk-and-his-boy/id443581633?mt=11

Thanks!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lewaters on April 23, 2012, 07:46:20 pm
I tried to help everyone on this page that aren't already free. Hope it works!

I've been free on Amazon for three weeks now, but Amazon UK has not been catching on. Please help me get their attention.

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/infinite-sacrifice-le-waters/1107079971 (B&N free)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0062F67L8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_g351_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0T3YKH04G9SDXADN39F3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=467128533&pf_rd_i=468294

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Pauline Creeden on May 06, 2012, 06:15:56 pm
I guess since KDP select, this Thread is slowly dying... :(

I hope to help keep it alive!

Just tagged and reported on everyone on this page who still were not free.

Mine isn't free yet at B&N, so waiting and will post later, in the mean time, I'll keep up with this thread!
Cheers!
:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Patty Jansen on May 06, 2012, 08:44:10 pm
I've had a bundle of short stories that are free elsewhere, but I haven't been able to price-match for more than six months, despite reporting them every day for months. I gave up about three months ago, but I've just changed the price of one of them to $2.99 because I don't know that Amazon bothers price-matching 99c stories. Can anyone confirm this theory?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Pauline Creeden on May 09, 2012, 07:45:48 pm
I've had a bundle of short stories that are free elsewhere, but I haven't been able to price-match for more than six months, despite reporting them every day for months. I gave up about three months ago, but I've just changed the price of one of them to $2.99 because I don't know that Amazon bothers price-matching 99c stories. Can anyone confirm this theory?

I hadn't heard of that problem - and many of the short stories I've seen go free started at 99c.

Here's mine at Amazon if anyone can help a girl out:
http://www.amazon.com/101-Notes-Thanksgiving-God-ebook/dp/B006CPUSUO (http://www.amazon.com/101-Notes-Thanksgiving-God-ebook/dp/B006CPUSUO)

And here's the link at B&N where it's free:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-notes-of-thanksgiving-pauline-creeden/1108178293 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-notes-of-thanksgiving-pauline-creeden/1108178293)

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: StrokerChase on May 25, 2012, 02:41:44 pm
Help out a bunch of erotica authors please? :)

On Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gangbangs-Galore-Gangbang-Stories-ebook/dp/B007UJ65G2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1337982046&sr=8-1

On B&N:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gangbangs-galore-stroker-chase/1110621642?ean=2940033169740
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Holly A Hook on June 05, 2012, 11:18:23 am
I hadn't heard of that problem - and many of the short stories I've seen go free started at 99c.

Here's mine at Amazon if anyone can help a girl out:
http://www.amazon.com/101-Notes-Thanksgiving-God-ebook/dp/B006CPUSUO (http://www.amazon.com/101-Notes-Thanksgiving-God-ebook/dp/B006CPUSUO)

And here's the link at B&N where it's free:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-notes-of-thanksgiving-pauline-creeden/1108178293 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/101-notes-of-thanksgiving-pauline-creeden/1108178293)

Thanks!

Just reported yours.  Hope it becomes free soon.  


I'm trying to make my first of the Destroyers Series, Tempest, free on Amazon.  I can't go the Prime route as I sell too many books on other channels.  It's now free on Barnes and Noble and iTunes. 

Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Tempest-ebook/dp/B00433TBEG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1287270133&sr=8-1

BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tempest-holly-hook/1024075391?ean=2940011080012

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/tempest-destroyers-book-1/id383057655?mt=11


Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on August 20, 2012, 02:02:25 pm
FIRST POST SINCE JUNE 5TH! WOW!

I'm trying to get a book "price match free" (formerly called perma-free) on Amazon. Can I get some help "reporting a lower price" to Amazon?

You just go to the Amazon book page for Zan:
http://www.amazon.com/Zan-Paranormal-Poke-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0071C3VZ6/

And then, there's a link between Product Details and the beginning of Customer Reviews to tell us about a lower price?

Then you report the lower (free) price on Kobobooks:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Zan/book-IJAw7Ot7zU-3os3FqVOvRQ/page1.html

* * * * * Why am I doing this? Some people have had success making the first book of a series perma-free, and that's what I'm trying to do. We did this price-match-free / perma-free thing a lot in the "olden days" before Select.

If you want to do the same with one of your books, add your deets to this thread and go back and report for the previous few posts.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Remington Kane on August 20, 2012, 02:09:14 pm
Done. Dalya,
Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on August 20, 2012, 11:22:01 pm
I'll help out, too, because I need the same favor! 
Please help make Interview with an Android free!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008WIXN24 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008WIXN24)

and link this from B&N

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/interview-with-an-android-ra-hobbs/1030163011

Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rachel Schurig on August 20, 2012, 11:40:54 pm
I'll help out, too, because I need the same favor! 
Please help make Interview with an Android free!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008WIXN24 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008WIXN24)

and link this from B&N

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/interview-with-an-android-ra-hobbs/1030163011

Thanks so much!

Looks like it's free on amazon now!

Reported yours, Dalya!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on August 21, 2012, 09:20:27 am
Looks like it's free on amazon now!

Reported yours, Dalya!

Yes!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: KMatthew on August 21, 2012, 04:10:20 pm
My turn.  :P I'm trying to make my book perma-free. I already submitted Dalya's book. Hopefully we'll both be free soon. Anyway, my details are below.

Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOAHZE (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOAHZE)
FREE B&N URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/musical-chairs-marla-braziel/1111300010?ean=2940033197408 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/musical-chairs-marla-braziel/1111300010?ean=2940033197408)

If anyone else needs help getting their book set to free, feel free to PM me and I'll submit for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on August 21, 2012, 09:33:25 pm
My turn.  :P I'm trying to make my book perma-free. I already submitted Dalya's book. Hopefully we'll both be free soon. Anyway, my details are below.

Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOAHZE (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004QOAHZE)
FREE B&N URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/musical-chairs-marla-braziel/1111300010?ean=2940033197408 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/musical-chairs-marla-braziel/1111300010?ean=2940033197408)

If anyone else needs help getting their book set to free, feel free to PM me and I'll submit for you.
Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on August 21, 2012, 09:54:26 pm
Android is free - congrats!

I just submitted Marla's.

I also uploaded mine to Smashwords and the other channels (ugh meatgrinder, but it's working now!), so hopefully more venues will help my price match happen. And/or more venues to sell the free book!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Paul M on August 22, 2012, 09:28:37 am
I just did Marla's. If anyone can help with mine, thanks, will try to help any others that come along in next while.

Thanks,
Paul M

Amazon URL: http://amzn.com/B008CEVE56
B&N URL: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/last-plane-out-of-paris-paul-moxham/1111648845?ean=2940033264513
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on August 22, 2012, 09:48:22 am
I reported Marla's, Dayla's and Paul's that were still 99c as of right now.

Thought I'd ask for a hand with one of my shorts that I've been trying to price match for a while: http://www.amazon.com/Chance-Encounter-Broods-Fenrir-ebook/dp/B006SDFREM

Listed as free at B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chance-encounter-coral-moore/1110621498 and Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Chance-Encounter/book--cEFTodot0OJO-mVisBlnw/page1.html

Thanks for the hand! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on August 22, 2012, 10:25:12 am
Submitted Paul's and Coral's. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Teddy Jacobs on August 22, 2012, 11:35:44 am
Hi, this is especially for those of you in the UK. I'm trying to price match Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sword-Bearer-Return-Dragons-ebook/dp/B006XXHQLY

to free from iTunes UK

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sword-bearer/id544781616?mt=11

I will be submitting for the people above me who haven't price matched yet.

Thanks for any help offered.

Teddy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: teashopgirl on August 22, 2012, 11:41:19 am
I'd like to make two of my Planet Explorers mini-guides free. Here are the links:

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Disney-World-Swimming-Pools-ebook/dp/B00702Z0SS (http://www.amazon.com/Disney-World-Swimming-Pools-ebook/dp/B00702Z0SS)
Free link at BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walt-disney-world-swimming-pools-2012-planet-explorers/1111395465?ean=2940033201440 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/walt-disney-world-swimming-pools-2012-planet-explorers/1111395465?ean=2940033201440)

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Explorers-Space-Mountain-ebook/dp/B006NNISH0 (http://www.amazon.com/Planet-Explorers-Space-Mountain-ebook/dp/B006NNISH0)
Free link at BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/planet-explorers-space-mountain-planet-explorers/1111395189?ean=2940032950196 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/planet-explorers-space-mountain-planet-explorers/1111395189?ean=2940032950196)

I will go back a few pages and submit the other titles posted here. Thank you for your help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: KMatthew on August 22, 2012, 02:11:26 pm
Alright, submitted everyone. :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on August 22, 2012, 03:17:45 pm
Done, done, done aaaaaand, done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on August 22, 2012, 03:24:45 pm
I couldn't do the UK one, but I did Laura's.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Paul M on August 22, 2012, 08:21:06 pm
I have submitted Coral's, Teddy, and Teashop Girl...
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on August 22, 2012, 08:41:11 pm
I'd never noticed this thread before. What a nice idea. :)

I submitted everyone who wasn't price matched yet. I don't need any but no doubt I will one of these days so I'm just paying it forward a bit.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: *DrDLN* (dr.s.dhillon) on August 23, 2012, 04:00:06 pm
After reading this thread and many other places, I still have not been able to offer any of my books free. I am stuck with the idea that no one reads free stuff; they just collect it...lol
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on August 23, 2012, 04:25:33 pm
After reading this thread and many other places, I still have not been able to offer any of my books free. I am stuck with the idea that no one reads free stuff; they just collect it...lol

It can be a valid strategy if you give away Book 1 in a series. If the books aren't selling at all, there's really nothing to lose. (Except your pride! heh!)

Yes, most people collect it. But, unlike my father's collection of bungee cords found on the side of the road, it ain't in anyone's way to have a bunch of digital files.  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: martaszemik on September 02, 2012, 06:01:56 am
I really need my first to price match my first novella in the series to free. I wish there was an easier way of doing this. I'm going back a few pages on this thread (will go as far back as I can) to return the favor.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007AIZUOG)
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/book-vC3sf81fPkutoNbTSUfprA/page1.html?s=84r_Lod1_ESWECYiAfPVwg&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/book-vC3sf81fPkutoNbTSUfprA/page1.html?s=84r_Lod1_ESWECYiAfPVwg&r=1)

Thank you all!
Marta
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: martaszemik on September 02, 2012, 06:35:23 am
I'm sorry for the typos above - haven't had my coffee yet ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: GlennGamble on September 08, 2012, 05:23:47 pm
Going through the list and submitting price notifications after I hit post on my comment.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 09, 2012, 08:33:41 am
I reported all the books on the last 2 pages.  Hope it helps...

Just out of curiosity, how's the lead time these days for Amazon price matching of free books these days?  I submitted a few short stories last year to this thread around this time and they went free in about a week.  I get the feeling it is harder now for authors to get their books price-matched free now that kindle select is going strong...or am I wrong?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on September 16, 2012, 07:24:05 pm
I just made Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace free on Smashwords earlier today. It won't be in the "stores" I'm assuming for a few days yet, all though it's free on Smashwords already. If anyone could report that would be great! Thanks for the help. Writers' Cafe people are the best buds and this place is the best hangout ever!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 16, 2012, 07:26:54 pm
I just made Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace free on Smashwords earlier today. It won't be in the "stores" I'm assuming for a few days yet, all though it's free on Smashwords already. If anyone could report that would be great! Thanks for the help. Writers' Cafe people are the best buds and this place is the best hangout ever!
Do they ever pick up prices from Smashwords? I'm happy to report if for you but wondering about that point since I have a novel free over on Smashwords as well.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: sbaum4853 on September 17, 2012, 05:55:17 am
Would really appreciate if someone could report No Shelter. Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Post-Apocalyptic-Romance-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008BIXMKS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

No Shelter (on iTunes)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/no-shelter-1/id561431116?mt=11

Just reported to Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: sbaum4853 on September 17, 2012, 05:57:39 am
I'd like to make Homecoming Masquerade free as I'm days away from uploading the sequel. Here are the links. Will be grateful for anyone who can report.

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Homecoming-Masquerade-Girls-Wearing-ebook/dp/B0072X4ATA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347886547&sr=1-1&keywords=homecoming+masquerade

Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-homecoming-masquerade-spencer-baum/1110027184?ean=2940044795679&itm=1&usri=homecoming+masquerade
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 17, 2012, 09:11:03 am
They don't give a hoot about Smashwords prices, or Kobo's, it seems. They price match B&N pretty quickly and they've price matched my book from iTunes, even after it was no longer available on iTunes. I dont want to spam this thread, but no one responded to my post yesterday, so I'll post the links again. Would really appreciate if someone could report No Shelter. Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Post-Apocalyptic-Romance-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008BIXMKS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

No Shelter (on iTunes)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/no-shelter-1/id561431116?mt=11
That was the impression I had but wasn't sure it was correct. I reported No Shelter for you. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Teddy Jacobs on September 17, 2012, 11:52:53 am
Still trying to get this one to price match. Any help is appreciated.

Theodore
Hi, this is especially for those of you in the UK (but people elsewhere can report the price too). I'm trying to price match Amazon UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sword-Bearer-Return-Dragons-ebook/dp/B006XXHQLY

to free from iTunes UK

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/sword-bearer/id544781616?mt=11

I will be submitting for the people above me who haven't price matched yet.

Thanks for any help offered.

Teddy
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: sbaum4853 on September 17, 2012, 07:49:59 pm
Still trying to get this one to price match. Any help is appreciated.
Theodore

I reported yours Teddy.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 18, 2012, 11:53:56 am
I'm now trying to get Freedom's Sword to price match.

Here is the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

And the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Freedoms-Sword-ebook/dp/B004RUZPPY

Thanks for your help with it!

ETA: Teddy do you have the US links? I don't have UK privileges.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: sbaum4853 on September 18, 2012, 12:15:00 pm
I'm now trying to get Freedom's Sword to price match.

Here is the iTunes link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

And the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/Freedoms-Sword-ebook/dp/B004RUZPPY


I just reported for you. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 18, 2012, 12:26:56 pm
Thanks, Spencer. I'd already reported yours but I did it again just to give them an extra nudge. ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 18, 2012, 12:27:39 pm
Just reported Freedom's Sword, Homecoming Masquerade and Shelter.

I'm trying to get KILL ME to go free on the AZ, but I won't waste anyone's time with the KOBO link if Amazon doesn't care. I'll just keep checking Itunes to see when it goes free (through Smashwords-- so it could be a while)  ;D and come back later!


ETA: Well, what do you know... Apple was quick to grab the free price for Kill Me! Here's the links if you guys have a second to report it to Amazon. Thanks!

iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 18, 2012, 04:19:03 pm
Just reported Freedom's Sword, Homecoming Masquerade and Shelter.

I'm trying to get KILL ME to go free on the AZ, but I won't waste anyone's time with the KOBO link if Amazon doesn't care. I'll just keep checking Itunes to see when it goes free (through Smashwords-- so it could be a while)  ;D and come back later!


ETA: Well, what do you know... Apple was quick to grab the free price for Kill Me! Here's the links if you guys have a second to report it to Amazon. Thanks!

iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)
Thanks! Reported  KILL ME for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 18, 2012, 05:50:48 pm
Gracias JR!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on September 18, 2012, 08:02:56 pm
All caught up on reporting and it looks like Teddy Jacobs' is free now.  :) 
Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 19, 2012, 11:22:24 am
All caught up on reporting and it looks like Teddy Jacobs' is free now.  :) 
Good luck!
Thanks. Appreciate the report. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 19, 2012, 05:26:28 pm
They don't give a hoot about Smashwords prices, or Kobo's, it seems. They price match B&N pretty quickly and they've price matched my book from iTunes, even after it was no longer available on iTunes. I dont want to spam this thread, but no one responded to my post yesterday, so I'll post the links again. Would really appreciate if someone could report No Shelter. Thanks.

http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Post-Apocalyptic-Romance-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B008BIXMKS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2

No Shelter (on iTunes)
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/no-shelter-1/id561431116?mt=11

Just reported Freedom's Sword, Homecoming Masquerade and Shelter.

I'm trying to get KILL ME to go free on the AZ, but I won't waste anyone's time with the KOBO link if Amazon doesn't care. I'll just keep checking Itunes to see when it goes free (through Smashwords-- so it could be a while)  ;D and come back later!


ETA: Well, what do you know... Apple was quick to grab the free price for Kill Me! Here's the links if you guys have a second to report it to Amazon. Thanks!

iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)

Reported all these.


Here's mine:

http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348100681&sr=1-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 20, 2012, 06:38:16 pm
Reported all these.


Here's mine:

http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348100681&sr=1-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11
Reported it for you, Missy.

Freedom's Sword still isn't free so any and all reports are appreciated.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 20, 2012, 08:24:54 pm
Just re-reported the ones I did the other day, and the new one! Thanks for all those that have reported Kill Me!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 20, 2012, 08:30:46 pm
Just re-reported the ones I did the other day, and the new one! Thanks for all those that have reported Kill Me!
Thanks! I re-reported yours for good measure. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 21, 2012, 10:17:58 am
:-) gracias!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 21, 2012, 12:01:50 pm
Reported it for you, Missy.

Freedom's Sword still isn't free so any and all reports are appreciated.

Gotcha. And completely understand. I've had peeps reporting since the 4th. The only thing I've got for my trouble is having my book priced for a buck. Lol
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on September 21, 2012, 12:42:08 pm
Are we sure they are still price matching free? Doesn't seem like anyone on the last couple of pages has had any luck regardless of the links used. I went through and clicked everyone from me forward. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 21, 2012, 04:39:27 pm
Are we sure they are still price matching free? Doesn't seem like anyone on the last couple of pages has had any luck regardless of the links used. I went through and clicked everyone from me forward. Good luck!
Quite a number of people have had free matched recently. It just takes time -- and luck.  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on September 21, 2012, 04:42:19 pm
Gah. I'm totally giving up hope. It's just not working on two different books we have been reporting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 21, 2012, 05:17:21 pm
It worked! No Shelter is FREEEEEEE! That was quick! And it hasn't even hit B&N yet. There is still hope. I reported you all. Good luck! ;D
Woohoo!
And thank you for the reporting and for the bright spot of hope.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on September 21, 2012, 05:24:43 pm
Going back to report again for everyone.
Please report for me. Thanks!

On Zon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Marlowe-Transmissions-Scavengers-ebook/dp/B008BHVI64/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348273333&sr=1-3&keywords=jack+sheppard

On itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marlowe-transmissions-scavengers/id561830851?ls=1

2nd book:

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Djinn-Houri-Legends-ebook/dp/B0085H8DJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348273384&sr=1-1&keywords=jack+and+djinn

on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jack-djinn/id556107234?ls=1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on September 21, 2012, 06:10:18 pm
Thanks :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 21, 2012, 06:12:33 pm
It worked! No Shelter is FREEEEEEE! That was quick! And it hasn't even hit B&N yet. There is still hope. I reported you all. Good luck! ;D
Great news!

And gives the rest of us hope.  ;)

ETA: Reported for you, Sweetapple. Amazon seems to match B&N faster than iTunes so hang in there. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on September 21, 2012, 06:22:34 pm
Phew! Glad it's working for someone at least. Maybe I'll try the iTunes link. Give it a click, if so inclined. :)

http://www.amazon.com/Chance-Encounter-Broods-Fenrir-ebook/dp/B006SDFREM/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/chance-encounter/id524498385?mt=11

I sent in both of yours, Sweetapple.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 21, 2012, 06:25:23 pm
Reported it for you, Coral.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on September 21, 2012, 07:18:48 pm
Going back to report again for everyone.
Please report for me. Thanks!

On Zon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Marlowe-Transmissions-Scavengers-ebook/dp/B008BHVI64/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348273333&sr=1-3&keywords=jack+sheppard

On itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marlowe-transmissions-scavengers/id561830851?ls=1

2nd book:

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Djinn-Houri-Legends-ebook/dp/B0085H8DJA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1348273384&sr=1-1&keywords=jack+and+djinn

on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/jack-djinn/id556107234?ls=1

I just reported both of them, so here's hoping Amazon will get its act together.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: L.T. Ryan on September 21, 2012, 07:26:36 pm
I've reported all open requests from the last few pages over the past few days.

Have a request of my own now. Greatly appreciate any reports for the following:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Noble-Intentions-Episode-1-ebook/dp/B0087A3FEI/

itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/noble-intentions-episode-1/id562662262?mt=11

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 21, 2012, 07:36:31 pm
Did the daily pilgramage to Az and re-reported the last bunch (including the new from today). Thanks for reporting Kill Me again!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on September 21, 2012, 08:12:45 pm
Re-reported for you guys.  (fingers crossed!)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 21, 2012, 08:17:19 pm
Reported for you LT. :)

I wish I had a clue exactly what motivates them to match when they do.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on September 21, 2012, 08:45:06 pm
I reported all the books on the last 2 pages.  Hope this helps!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 22, 2012, 02:30:29 pm
Thanks, Chris.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 22, 2012, 02:36:32 pm
Thank you!

I've reported everyone on this page.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 22, 2012, 03:36:15 pm
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.
That's frustrating for you. I've reported it and hopefully you'll get it free soon. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on September 22, 2012, 07:55:34 pm
Well, it's free now, RobertY!  ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: L.T. Ryan on September 23, 2012, 08:21:30 am
Reported for you LT. :)

I wish I had a clue exactly what motivates them to match when they do.

Thank you and everyone else that reported it. I've re-reported all the books that aren't free yet.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 23, 2012, 09:05:02 am
Thank you and everyone else that reported it. I've re-reported all the books that aren't free yet.
Great news! Congrats.

Thanks to everyone for the reports. :) No luck yet but it just shows that if we keep trying, we'll get there.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: martaszemik on September 23, 2012, 09:17:14 am
OK, it's been exactly a month since Marked went free on Smashwords. It seems like all the sites have it for free now except B&N & Amazon.

Since Amazon doesn't seem to be price matching to Kobo, I'm posting a couple of other links and going back through the pages again to report. Thanks for the hard work everyone!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG)

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11)

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000133964/Szemik-Marta-Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/1.html (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000133964/Szemik-Marta-Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/1.html)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 23, 2012, 10:35:16 am
Reported both links for you, Marta.

Here are my links again. I hadn't posted the one from Diesel. Maybe multiple links help. :)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000046734/Tomlin-J.-R.-Freedom-s-Sword/1.html

Thanks to everyone who has reported it!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 23, 2012, 05:13:33 pm
Hi everybody, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I'm trying to get the first book in my series to go permafree in time for the last two books' release. But I'm having trouble navigating how to go about it. How do you report a lower price on Barnes and Noble? I didn't see a link for it. I've been reporting to Amazon but haven't had any luck so far. 

Anyway, the link for Amazon to report is http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/ (http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/)

The book is free so far on Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810)

And Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 24, 2012, 09:09:23 am
Hi everybody, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I'm trying to get the first book in my series to go permafree in time for the last two books' release. But I'm having trouble navigating how to go about it. How do you report a lower price on Barnes and Noble? I didn't see a link for it. I've been reporting to Amazon but haven't had any luck so far.  

Anyway, the link for Amazon to report is http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/ (http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/)

The book is free so far on Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810)

And Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
This is the right spot to ask for help. Of course, quid pro quo is appreciated. :)

I've reported them for you although having an iTunes or B&N link might work better. I'm not sure quite what you're asking. Do you mean where do you find a B&N link? You can do a search on Nook Books. If that's not what you're asking I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 24, 2012, 12:21:00 pm
Reported both links for you, Marta.

Here are my links again. I hadn't posted the one from Diesel. Maybe multiple links help. :)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000046734/Tomlin-J.-R.-Freedom-s-Sword/1.html

Thanks to everyone who has reported it!
Hi everybody, sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I'm trying to get the first book in my series to go permafree in time for the last two books' release. But I'm having trouble navigating how to go about it. How do you report a lower price on Barnes and Noble? I didn't see a link for it. I've been reporting to Amazon but haven't had any luck so far. 

Anyway, the link for Amazon to report is http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/ (http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/)

The book is free so far on Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/60810)

And Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Gravity/book-LtA4f4hDAkyvYkrbTEfqcQ/page1.html)

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
OK, it's been exactly a month since Marked went free on Smashwords. It seems like all the sites have it for free now except B&N & Amazon.

Since Amazon doesn't seem to be price matching to Kobo, I'm posting a couple of other links and going back through the pages again to report. Thanks for the hard work everyone!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG)

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11)

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000133964/Szemik-Marta-Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/1.html (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000133964/Szemik-Marta-Marked-A-Two-Halves-Novella/1.html)

Reported these and JR I reported your Diesel link this time.

You guys might be interested to know...I emailed Ammy and asked why my book was being price-matched to .99 cents. Even though the price wasn't .99 cents anywhere. The reply I received was that it was at a lower price on another site. They used the Kobo site as evidence. Am now waiting on clarification on if any lower price on any site will automatically knock a book down to .99 cents or if it's just "free" titles. I'm guessing it's just "free titles".
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 24, 2012, 01:05:28 pm
Reported these and JR I reported your Diesel link this time.

You guys might be interested to know...I emailed Ammy and asked why my book was being price-matched to .99 cents. Even though the price wasn't .99 cents anywhere. The reply I received was that it was at a lower price on another site. They used the Kobo site as evidence. Am now waiting on clarification on if any lower price on any site will automatically knock a book down to .99 cents or if it's just "free" titles. I'm guessing it's just "free titles".
Thanks, Missy. You'd think they would match the lowest price rather than just any lower price. Weird. Let us know what you hear.

Since Freedom's Sword wasn't selling anywhere but Amazon and hadn't for about eight months, I should be all right in that regard, but a lot of people might have the same problem.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 24, 2012, 05:13:20 pm
Thanks JRTomlin! I went back through to the beginning of the year, reported the books that weren't free yet, and liked and tagged as many of them as I could for good measure. I figure every little bit helps.

I've reported them for you although having an iTunes or B&N link might work better. I'm not sure quite what you're asking. Do you mean where do you find a B&N link? You can do a search on Nook Books. If that's not what you're asking I'm not sure.

I tried uploading to iTunes, installed iTunes and everything, and it told me I couldn't upload my books because I don't have a Mac. For Barnes and Noble, I was wondering how you go free there. Do they have a "report a lower price" link somewhere that I'm missing? Or do you just wait for them to notice its free on Smashwords and do it themselves?

(Sorry if I sound like an idiot, I just find some of the sites confusing. Thanks again for your help!)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 24, 2012, 07:26:14 pm
Thanks JRTomlin! I went back through to the beginning of the year, reported the books that weren't free yet, and liked and tagged as many of them as I could for good measure. I figure every little bit helps.

I tried uploading to iTunes, installed iTunes and everything, and it told me I couldn't upload my books because I don't have a Mac. For Barnes and Noble, I was wondering how you go free there. Do they have a "report a lower price" link somewhere that I'm missing? Or do you just wait for them to notice its free on Smashwords and do it themselves?

(Sorry if I sound like an idiot, I just find some of the sites confusing. Thanks again for your help!)
I must admit that I still load to the other sites through Smashwords so I can't answer all your questions. You're right that you have to have a Mac to load directly to iTunes but you can set them up as a Smashwords channel if you don't have access to one.  I really should load to them directly but I don't make enough sales there to justify the effort. I may switch next year to give me better control over my content on those.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: olefish on September 24, 2012, 08:28:55 pm
Ok I have my short story, Desert Harvest


Free on Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Desert-Harvest/book-Bo4aZ-SLQ0iqYLPjlebIzQ/page1.html

Free on Itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/desert-harvest/id498409625?mt=11

I need some help making this free.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 24, 2012, 08:41:37 pm
I reported the Kobo and Itunes links for you, olefish. But for some reason the book wasn't showing up as free on Barnes and Noble. Is that just me?

I already have my books available through the channel distribution on Smashwords, so I'll just wait it out. It is a lot easier to manage everything from there, although I do like Barnes and Noble since I get better sales there than Amazon (weird, I know).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: olefish on September 24, 2012, 08:47:11 pm
I reported the Kobo and Itunes links for you, olefish. But for some reason the book wasn't showing up as free on Barnes and Noble. Is that just me?

I already have my books available through the channel distribution on Smashwords, so I'll just wait it out. It is a lot easier to manage everything from there, although I do like Barnes and Noble since I get better sales there than Amazon (weird, I know).

Thanks.  You're right it isn't free on BN. that's Smashwords has been incredibly unreliable about updates to the BN channel.  I should put the book on BN myself. But I'm wary of losing the reviews on BN.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on September 25, 2012, 07:13:22 am
Morning! Reported those not free yet on the last 3 pages. I'm still trying to set Kill Me free, so any help is appreciated!


iBooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11&uo=4)

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 25, 2012, 10:45:02 am
Re-reported everyone on the past 3 pages and the new one. :)

Thanks for the help, everyone. The drop in sales while in this process is painful!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 27, 2012, 10:22:43 am
Just reported all of the novels from the last 3 pages which still aren't free. :)

ETA: Freedom's Sword is now free at B&N so any reports of that would be much appreciated:

B&N Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/freedoms-sword-j-r-tomlin/1102187645?ean=2940011296376

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY

Thanks!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: L.T. Ryan on September 27, 2012, 10:35:46 am
Just reported all of the novels from the last 3 pages which still aren't free. :)

ETA: Freedom's Sword is now free at B&N so any reports of that would be much appreciated:

B&N Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/freedoms-sword-j-r-tomlin/1102187645?ean=2940011296376

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY

Thanks!


Reported for you. Still waiting on B&N to pick mine up. Smashwords listed ship date changed from 9/14 to 9/25. Don't know if that's normal or if it never made it out the first ime.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 27, 2012, 10:40:33 am
Reported for you. Still waiting on B&N to pick mine up. Smashwords listed ship date changed from 9/14 to 9/25. Don't know if that's normal or if it never made it out the first ime.
Thanks, LT.

Mine showed an original ship date of 9-14 and a revised ship date of 9-25 as well. It just appeared today so you might find yours there soon. I assume that for some reason they didn't ship on the original date.

I'm not sure why it wouldn't ship on the original date, but I've never understood SW's shipping either.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 27, 2012, 02:04:57 pm
Re-reported everyone who wasn't free yet (fingers crossed!). Gravity finally showed up for free at B & N (I agree, Smashwords timing can be wonky).

Barnes and Noble Link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gravity-abigail-boyd/1104172828?ean=2940044668973 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gravity-abigail-boyd/1104172828?ean=2940044668973)

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/ (http://www.amazon.com/Gravity-Series-The-ebook/dp/B005110E0O/)

Thanks again everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 27, 2012, 02:31:03 pm
Reported Gravity for you. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 27, 2012, 03:55:41 pm
I honestly can't seem to read code and comments going backwards. lol But I've reported everyone since my last comment. So everyone on this page pretty much. lol

This is what I heard from Ammy

Quote
The price at which we sell your book may not be the same as your list price.  This may occur, for example, if we sell your book at a lower price to match a third party's price for a digital or physical edition of the book, or Amazon's price for a physical edition of the book.  In this case, if you have chosen the 70% option for your book, your 70% royalty will be calculated based on our price for the book (less delivery costs and taxes).

If you select the 35% royalty option, your royalty will be calculated off your list price, regardless of the price at which we sell your book, unless we are matching a free promotion for your book on another sales channel, in which case your royalty will be zero.  You can switch to the 35% royalty option at any time.

A non-answer that could impress a politician. Pretty much what this means is my book IS price-matched. It's just price-matched to .99 cents. I tried to change the price to see if it would at least knock off the .99 cents. Nope.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 27, 2012, 08:37:32 pm
I honestly can't seem to read code and comments going backwards. lol But I've reported everyone since my last comment. So everyone on this page pretty much. lol

This is what I heard from Ammy

A non-answer that could impress a politician. Pretty much what this means is my book IS price-matched. It's just price-matched to .99 cents. I tried to change the price to see if it would at least knock off the .99 cents. Nope.
That is seriously nuts. The only thing I can think of to do is keep reporting the free price and try to get them to match that and try to get the Kobo price changed so they can't use that as an excuse. So I reported the free for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rex Jameson on September 27, 2012, 08:48:18 pm
Still trying to get Lucifer's Odyssey free since early August. Any help is appreciated.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005JPE8WW

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lucifers-odyssey-rex-jameson/1104968295?ean=2940044768116

Edit: Reported the following:

Homecoming Masquerade
Kill Me
Freedom's Sword
Sword Bearer
Weekend Lover
Scavenger's War
Jack and Djinn
Chance Encounter
Noble Intentions
Marked
Gravity
Desert Harvest
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 27, 2012, 09:00:28 pm
Reported Gravity for you. :)

Thanks!

Missy B: That really is a nonanswer. Why wouldn't they just price match it to free? I agree to keep reporting it.

I had a really odd idea, but could Amazon possibly disregard us reporting the lower prices because we're authors? Or can they even tell? (It's late and my brain is weird.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 27, 2012, 10:17:40 pm
Thanks!

Missy B: That really is a nonanswer. Why wouldn't they just price match it to free? I agree to keep reporting it.

I had a really odd idea, but could Amazon possibly disregard us reporting the lower prices because we're authors? Or can they even tell? (It's late and my brain is weird.)
Darn if I know. I've wondered that but it seems a bit paranoid. Still, I may ask a friend to report some though. It can't hurt.

Reported  Lucifer's Odyssey for you, Rex.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on September 28, 2012, 11:04:45 pm
Thanks so much to everyone who reported my book; it just went free on Amazon! I do think the book going free on Barnes and Noble was what pushed it, because it was only about 24 hours in between. JR it looks like yours  is free as well, congrats! Yours went free on B&N very recently too, right? I went further back in the thread and saw that was the general consensus.

Did the daily reporting of everyone on the last 3 pages who isn't free yet. Good luck everybody!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: R.A. Hobbs on September 28, 2012, 11:28:46 pm
Freedom's Sword is finally - FRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ;D
Congrats, JRTomlin!  Must've reported that one half a dozen times!
Reported for the rest of you all.
Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: L.T. Ryan on September 29, 2012, 07:11:06 am
Mine went free last night around midnight. Looks like at least three of us got pushed through. For what it's worth, mine never hit B&N. Only Kobo and itunes.

Thanks everyone who reported. I'll keep the good karma going anytime I see this thread pop up.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on September 29, 2012, 05:29:16 pm
Thanks!

Missy B: That really is a nonanswer. Why wouldn't they just price match it to free? I agree to keep reporting it.

I had a really odd idea, but could Amazon possibly disregard us reporting the lower prices because we're authors? Or can they even tell? (It's late and my brain is weird.)
I had a bunch of readers report the free price so I don't think that much matters. So now I'm waiting for the book to go free on B&N. At least in that case I can pick up more readers and hopefully crack through that market.

Rex I reported your book.

I said it on another thread but Woohoo on seeing Freedom Sword go free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on September 29, 2012, 06:27:59 pm
Freedom's Sword is finally - FRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! ;D
Congrats, JRTomlin!  Must've reported that one half a dozen times!
Reported for the rest of you all.
Good luck!
Thanks so much to everyone who reported it. Just use that as proof that it does happen! Don't give up.  ;)

I'll report everyone's novels again. And thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Coral Moore on October 01, 2012, 12:10:53 pm
Was checking my September sales and I saw that I had price matched free downloads on Chance Encounter. Woohoo. Thanks everyone who reported it! I sent reports for the last couple of pages for anyone who still hadn't gone free. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 01, 2012, 05:20:38 pm
Oh, wonderful. After two days free, it went back to paid!

I get to start all over again.  :'( :'( :'(

I'll report everyone who isn't free on the last several pages and would very much appreciate reports.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/freedoms-sword-j-r-tomlin/1102187645?ean=2940011296376

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000046734/Tomlin-J.-R.-Freedom-s-Sword/1.html

ETA: Caught everyone up. Thanks. *sigh*
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on October 01, 2012, 07:21:14 pm
Just reported. So one of ours just went free. It's so odd the one that is only free on iTunes went free but the other free so many places won't go free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 01, 2012, 08:14:36 pm
Just reported. So one of ours just went free. It's so odd the one that is only free on iTunes went free but the other free so many places won't go free.
Thanks! You can imagine my reaction when I saw that after two days it was paid again!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on October 01, 2012, 08:15:51 pm
Amazon is so tricky.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: L.T. Ryan on October 01, 2012, 08:35:03 pm
Thanks! You can imagine my reaction when I saw that after two days it was paid again!

Reported for your, JR. That's a bummer. Hopefully now the category is sorted out and they'll re-price match you and leave it alone.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: martaszemik on October 02, 2012, 04:51:43 am
Hi Everyone,

Marked is finally Free on B&N. I'm attaching the link below and going back a few pages to report those not free yet.
Thank you!

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/marta-szemik?keyword=marta+szemik&store=allproducts (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/marta-szemik?keyword=marta+szemik&store=allproducts)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 02, 2012, 10:16:08 am
Reported for your, JR. That's a bummer. Hopefully now the category is sorted out and they'll re-price match you and leave it alone.
Thanks. You're right that it could have happened because I changed a category although a lot of people told me they'd made changes without it messing up a perma-free. That's a good lesson to have everything set before it goes free. Lesson learned!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: matthewturner on October 02, 2012, 10:36:12 am
Hi all (just created a new topic and then saw this)

I've uploaded my short prequel to Smashwords (where it is free) and to Amazon (where it is $.99 but I want it to be FREE).

It is already live on Smashwords and pending review to go into the premium program. I've been reading through this topic, but I'm still a little unsure. Could someone answer a few questions (maybe someone who has gone through this?)

1: I've had around 10 people notify Amazon via the price match feature. Will the Free version on smashwords do anything? Or does it need to be on B&N?

2: Is ten people notifying Amazon enough, or do I need more?

3:If all this works, how often does it take Amazon to price match and change it over to Free?

I'm hoping to launch soon, and ideally I want to send people to Amazon. However, I don't want to do so if it's not Free (it really is very short). If this is going to take weeks, I will need to come up with a Plan B.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated

Matthew
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 02, 2012, 10:49:57 am
Hi all (just created a new topic and then saw this)

I've uploaded my short prequel to Smashwords (where it is free) and to Amazon (where it is $.99 but I want it to be FREE).

It is already live on Smashwords and pending review to go into the premium program. I've been reading through this topic, but I'm still a little unsure. Could someone answer a few questions (maybe someone who has gone through this?)

1: I've had around 10 people notify Amazon via the price match feature. Will the Free version on smashwords do anything? Or does it need to be on B&N?

2: Is ten people notifying Amazon enough, or do I need more?

3:If all this works, how often does it take Amazon to price match and change it over to Free?

I'm hoping to launch soon, and ideally I want to send people to Amazon. However, I don't want to do so if it's not Free (it really is very short). If this is going to take weeks, I will need to come up with a Plan B.

Any help or thoughts would be appreciated

Matthew
I don't think Amazon ever price matches with Smashwords. The same seems to be true of Kobo. B&N seems to be a trigger (ignoring my little ongoing problem) and iTunes often does. It is impossible to say how long. Sometimes right away. Sometimes it takes quite a while. I would say the more people who report it the better.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 02, 2012, 11:54:27 am
Hi Everyone,

Marked is finally Free on B&N. I'm attaching the link below and going back a few pages to report those not free yet.
Thank you!

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/marta-szemik?keyword=marta+szemik&store=allproducts (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/marta-szemik?keyword=marta+szemik&store=allproducts)
Done.
Oh, wonderful. After two days free, it went back to paid!

I get to start all over again.  :'( :'( :'(

I'll report everyone who isn't free on the last several pages and would very much appreciate reports.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RUZPPY/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/freedoms-sword-j-r-tomlin/1102187645?ean=2940011296376

iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id438869124?mt=11

Diesel: http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000046734/Tomlin-J.-R.-Freedom-s-Sword/1.html

ETA: Caught everyone up. Thanks. *sigh*


In the great words of SpongeBob...Barnacles. Reported.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 03, 2012, 10:58:28 am
Reported everything on the last three pages not yet free -- again.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 03, 2012, 03:01:37 pm
Rest For The Wicked is free on Kobo and Smashwords - waiting for it to filter its way over to B&N, etc.

If you all could report it, here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334725635&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334725635&sr=8-1)

free here:

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Rest-For-The-Wicked/book-JaUem4tLlEqk8Zew4AGM0w/page1.html?s=Joc7R3n6-0qESrsj9OxhCg&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Rest-For-The-Wicked/book-JaUem4tLlEqk8Zew4AGM0w/page1.html?s=Joc7R3n6-0qESrsj9OxhCg&r=1)

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/152399 (https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/152399)

Now off to report everyone who needs it. Thanks in advance!

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 03, 2012, 06:56:09 pm
Reported for you, Cate. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: CJArcher on October 03, 2012, 09:30:10 pm
Hi all. My book THE MEDIUM is now free everywhere except Amazon US. It's even free at Amazon UK, but not the US store. I'd love for you to report it to Amazon.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GOATBM
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-medium-cj-archer/1112219659?ean=2940044706392
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Medium/book-8zVbXD_fnUStglAulSznKA/page1.html?s=cSO2vyLTsUahfDrodrdCtg&r=3

I've just gone through the last 2.5 pages of this thread and reported all books asking to be reported as free. I'll check back later and report any new ones. Good luck everyone!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 03, 2012, 09:59:04 pm
Hi all. My book THE MEDIUM is now free everywhere except Amazon US. It's even free at Amazon UK, but not the US store. I'd love for you to report it to Amazon.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GOATBM
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-medium-cj-archer/1112219659?ean=2940044706392
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Medium/book-8zVbXD_fnUStglAulSznKA/page1.html?s=cSO2vyLTsUahfDrodrdCtg&r=3

I've just gone through the last 2.5 pages of this thread and reported all books asking to be reported as free. I'll check back later and report any new ones. Good luck everyone!
CJ, I really like your blurb. I found it very appealing. It's honestly not my genre, but even I'm tempted.

Reported The Medium for you. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 04, 2012, 10:36:13 am
Reported for you, Cate. :)

Thanks, JR. :) I got yours, and everyone on the last 3 pages. Fingers crossed for us all!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 04, 2012, 05:06:22 pm
Hello Everyone,

I'm trying to make this one free: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JXVYR2

Here it is free on B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/my-sparkling-misfortune-laura-lond/1103787180?ean=2940011515378

And on iTunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/my-sparkling-misfortune-lakeland/id418425922?mt=11

Thanks! Off to report other books. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 04, 2012, 06:14:08 pm
Reported for you, Laura. In the morning I'll go back a few pages and rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Rex Jameson on October 04, 2012, 06:21:20 pm
Reported the last three pages. Very sorry to hear about the free-then-unfree :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on October 04, 2012, 06:49:59 pm
I'm glad to some of us are having success going free! (Wish I was one of them  ;D )

I've reported everyone not free already on the last three pages. I'd appreciate any help setting Kill Me free if you get the chance. On a side note, anyone have any idea of how to get a book to free on B&N if it was uploaded directly (not through Smash)? That's the only other hold out and I can't help but think if it just went free there, then the Zon would finally give in.

Kill ME Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)

Kill Me itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11)
Kill Me kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kill-Me/book-aQ5a_MjadUas-Ha1-bfE7A/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kill-Me/book-aQ5a_MjadUas-Ha1-bfE7A/page1.html)
Kill Me Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/alex-owens/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/_/R-400000000000000765297 (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/alex-owens/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/_/R-400000000000000765297)

(and I see Smashwords still hasn't fixed the wrong author bio on Sony :-( Don't know who's it is, just know it's not mine. Arrgh)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Laura Lond on October 04, 2012, 06:54:35 pm
Thanks!! I will report again those who still aren't free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 04, 2012, 07:34:43 pm
I'm glad to some of us are having success going free! (Wish I was one of them  ;D )

I've reported everyone not free already on the last three pages. I'd appreciate any help setting Kill Me free if you get the chance. On a side note, anyone have any idea of how to get a book to free on B&N if it was uploaded directly (not through Smash)? That's the only other hold out and I can't help but think if it just went free there, then the Zon would finally give in.

Kill ME Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6 (http://www.amazon.com/Kill-Me-ebook/dp/B007UPOLR6)

Kill Me itunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11 (http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/id549842179?mt=11)
Kill Me kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kill-Me/book-aQ5a_MjadUas-Ha1-bfE7A/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kill-Me/book-aQ5a_MjadUas-Ha1-bfE7A/page1.html)
Kill Me Sony: http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/alex-owens/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/_/R-400000000000000765297 (http://ebookstore.sony.com/ebook/alex-owens/kill-me-a-blood-chord-novel/_/R-400000000000000765297)

(and I see Smashwords still hasn't fixed the wrong author bio on Sony :-( Don't know who's it is, just know it's not mine. Arrgh)
I seem to recall that you can't go free there directly, but I could be wrong. It might be worthwhile unpublishing there and sending through the SW channel.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alex Owens on October 05, 2012, 05:37:22 am
I was thinking about doing that, but as slow as smash is I'm worried it will take weeks to "ship" to BN. Of course Im not doing much there anyway anymore, so I guess it doesn't matter :-)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on October 05, 2012, 06:03:09 am
Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055EFQ2S        .com customers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystery-of-the-crimson-robe-declan-conner/1104098600?ean=2940011344930   Free link to B&N



Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on October 05, 2012, 10:55:24 am
Hey guys, here's some shorts to report if you have time:

reported all the books on the last few pages...

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-temple-of-vitus/id569751610

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/lim-lalyn/id566175510?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/Enchantress-of-Rurne-ebook/dp/B005HI4XDU
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/enchantress-of-rurne/id455614712?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id462957857?mt=11&s=143455

http://www.amazon.com/Thornkeep-ebook/dp/B0093UXDM0
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/thornkeep/id563111324?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bones-St-Isis-ebook/dp/B005HI4Y8O
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bones-of-st.-isis/id455614694


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 05, 2012, 11:13:46 am
Reported everyone on the last three pages who haven't gotten their price match yet including the newcomers. :)

Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 05, 2012, 12:17:21 pm
Reported you all on the last three pages who are still yearning to be free!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 08, 2012, 09:57:35 am
I just wanted to say that Freedom's Sword is free now! (and hopefully stays that way  ;) ) I'll check the last couple of pages and report any that haven't gone free yet.

Many, many thanks to everyone who reported it for me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmberC on October 08, 2012, 09:59:38 am
Both of ours are free too!!!! (And neither are free yet at B&N)

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 08, 2012, 01:56:56 pm
Hi all. My book THE MEDIUM is now free everywhere except Amazon US. It's even free at Amazon UK, but not the US store. I'd love for you to report it to Amazon.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008GOATBM
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-medium-cj-archer/1112219659?ean=2940044706392
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Medium/book-8zVbXD_fnUStglAulSznKA/page1.html?s=cSO2vyLTsUahfDrodrdCtg&r=3

I've just gone through the last 2.5 pages of this thread and reported all books asking to be reported as free. I'll check back later and report any new ones. Good luck everyone!

Was about to report and saw that you've gone free. Congrats!

I've also reported everyone since my last reply, which is the last two pages.

Here's my info again. They've finally stopped pricing it at .99 cents so I'm hoping this time it might work.

Weekend Lover:

Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349729074&sr=8-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

iTunes      http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11

Kobo        http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Weekend-Lover/book-2df0hCSC4UCjTHnnw97Zyw/page1.html?s=hdufA5BXQEyEeskOvsv1Uw&r=1

Thanks in advance.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 12, 2012, 12:31:05 pm
Was about to report and saw that you've gone free. Congrats!

I've also reported everyone since my last reply, which is the last two pages.

Here's my info again. They've finally stopped pricing it at .99 cents so I'm hoping this time it might work.

Weekend Lover:

Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349729074&sr=8-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

iTunes      http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11

Kobo        http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Weekend-Lover/book-2df0hCSC4UCjTHnnw97Zyw/page1.html?s=hdufA5BXQEyEeskOvsv1Uw&r=1

Thanks in advance.


Reported yours again, Missy.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 12, 2012, 12:43:52 pm
Congrats, JR and Sweetapple! I'm going to report anyone who isn't free yet. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: lungtastic on October 12, 2012, 01:51:01 pm
Reported for Marta, Cate, Missy, Declan and Chris. I think those were the only ones but I'll double check. Hopefully they'll make them free soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 12, 2012, 02:08:00 pm
Reported for Marta, Cate, Missy, Declan and Chris. I think those were the only ones but I'll double check. Hopefully they'll make them free soon.

Thanks! I'm working toward getting it free by the end of the month, so every report helps. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on October 13, 2012, 03:21:46 am
Hey guys!

I have tried to sub as many links as I can. I hope it helps.
Can you guys please help me get "Guardians: The Girl" to be free?
if you help me, I will send over a box of smiles, a rainbow bright or transformers sticker and a goat to be
Named later:)

Thanks in advance

 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131590

Amazon link: 

 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006VRXR42

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TexasGirl on October 13, 2012, 06:30:12 am
I'm still holding off on asking for help on mine as it's been reported many times and the also-bots are still sensitive as it's such a new book. But I'll go and report some of these.

I'm upset people are buying the book and wish Amazon would match! It says in the DESCRIPTION it's free! People want it, I guess. It's free on Kobo and iTunes, and Smash sent it to BN, but BN is crawling about listing it (been two weeks now).  :(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: michaelabayomi on October 13, 2012, 11:09:21 am
Hi everyone. I've been keeping my eye on this thread for quite a while now, waiting for this very moment.

I need to make the first book of my epic fantasy series free on Amazon. It is currently available on Kobo. So far, I've heard conflicting information about what it takes to get a book to go free. The general consensus seems to be blind luck, but I guess it doesn't hurt to try. Here are the links.

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Journey-Guardians-1-ebook/dp/B008RDPNTU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350134816&sr=8-2&keywords=michael+abayomi (http://www.amazon.com/The-Journey-Guardians-1-ebook/dp/B008RDPNTU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1350134816&sr=8-2&keywords=michael+abayomi)

Kobo:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Journey-Guardians-1/book-SrvF_m5uJEWHA5av1MaacA/page1.html?s=ZOR_T_eA1kOKjrO18cdDaA&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Journey-Guardians-1/book-SrvF_m5uJEWHA5av1MaacA/page1.html?s=ZOR_T_eA1kOKjrO18cdDaA&r=1)

Thanks.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on October 13, 2012, 02:00:26 pm
Ok, I just did it. If you haven't for mine, would be greatful:)

Thx:)

Amazon:
 http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Smashword:
 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131590
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 16, 2012, 03:58:58 pm
Got everyone since my last visit.

Thank you everyone who helped. IT'S FREE. Giddy.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 16, 2012, 04:08:09 pm
And mine went free this morning! :D

Thank you to all who reported it - now off to help those still fighting the fight.

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on October 17, 2012, 06:35:44 pm
Hey Cate & Missy B, great news! TexasGirl, whenever you're ready to post again...we're here to report...
& thanks guys, 2 of my shorts went Free: Phane and Koruka's Prophecy!

trublue & michaelabayomi, I hate to say it, but amazon won't price match from smashwords or kobo, you need a $0 price on Nook or ITunes...If you have them, post them in this thread.

These titles are still at 99c, any reporting you can do, gratefully appreciated, I will return the favour!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-temple-of-vitus/id569751610

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/lim-lalyn/id566175510?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/Enchantress-of-Rurne-ebook/dp/B005HI4XDU
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/enchantress-of-rurne/id455614712?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/id462957857?mt=11&s=143455

http://www.amazon.com/Thornkeep-ebook/dp/B0093UXDM0
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/thornkeep/id563111324?mt=11

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044

http://www.amazon.com/The-Bones-St-Isis-ebook/dp/B005HI4Y8O
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-bones-of-st.-isis/id455614694

http://www.amazon.com/Flowerfly-ebook/dp/B005HI2KOE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/flowerfly/id460312909

http://www.amazon.com/Audra-ebook/dp/B005HI4XZ8
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/audra/id465271654?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JRTomlin on October 17, 2012, 06:52:15 pm
Reported them for you, Chris. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on October 17, 2012, 07:03:00 pm
Hi JR, thanks a lot. I'm glad 'Freedom's Sword' finally went free. I remember reporting it a while back and looking forward to reading it...I wish I could blitz through all these excellent books in my TBR in one night!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: martaszemik on October 18, 2012, 04:15:55 am
Hi Everyone!

I can't believe how long this is taking. I'm still trying to get Marked: A Two Halves Novella free. It's showing at $2.99 on my computer but $0.99 on my phone. Here are the links again:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG (http://www.amazon.com/Marked-Two-Halves-Novella-ebook/dp/B007AIZUOG)

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marked-marta-szemik/1111816593?ean=2940033287260&itm=1&usri=marta+szemik (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/marked-marta-szemik/1111816593?ean=2940033287260&itm=1&usri=marta+szemik)

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/marked/id538946931?mt=11)

A Big thank you to everyone who reported. I'm also going back to report anyone who isn't free yet. For those wondering how long it's been, I made it free on Smashwords on Aug 24th, and B&N made it free around Sept 27th. So, it's taking a while for me :( But, hopefully it will happen soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on October 18, 2012, 07:20:53 am
Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055EFQ2S        .com customers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystery-of-the-crimson-robe-declan-conner/1104098600?ean=2940011344930   Free link to B&N





Congrats to those who have gone free. Checking out the last three pages now.

No luck for me on the one in the quote and I need the short story free as it is a short story  introduction to the main character of my new full length crime thriller.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on October 18, 2012, 12:21:17 pm
Marta & Decon, reported them, good luck
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TexasGirl on October 20, 2012, 06:31:33 am
Submitted.

I can't believe how long BN is taking to post the free book. Since at last 20 people reported it free on iTunes and Kobo, I'm assuming I might as well just wait for BN to try again.

It's selling on Amazon. I figure I'll donate the money somewhere. This book as a gift to the baby loss community; I hate that people are paying for it! iTunes is giving away about 50 a day.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jackal Lantern Books on October 22, 2012, 10:28:58 am
I just went in and reported a bunch! Good luck!! I did get one of mine free on amazon, but still can't get the other. Both are the first in a series... 

On amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Bloodsucker-Volume-Demon-Witches-ebook/dp/B0072MW2MS/ref=pd_sim_kstore_5

It's currently free here: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bloodsucker-Bay-Volume-One/book-S9-zK2WHhU-_QWLic7mvUQ/page1.html

My first book that went free is also free on kobo, not yet itunes or b&n, still waiting on those, but amazon price matched anyway. The second book is taking much longer though, so I guess it's kind of luck of the draw!  ;) Any help reporting much appreciated, and I'll hop back in and keep reporting yours too!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 22, 2012, 10:42:21 am
Hi I need some help, pretty please.
Angel in the Shadows is still not priced matched to free (it's been a month):
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8)


Here is the free link in the iTunes store:

https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11)
 
Thank you so much!
Going off to report those on the last few pages who still aren't free.


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 22, 2012, 11:37:20 am
Thanks to all of you who helped make Rest For The Wicked free!

I'd like to move across the pond and free the UK version!

US (free!) http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350931104&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+for+the+wicked (http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350931104&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+for+the+wicked)

UK (wants to be free!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350930907&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350930907&sr=8-1)

Thanks in advance - off to report everyone who is still fighting the fight to be free. :)

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 23, 2012, 11:48:15 am
I've reported everyone from Chris on down.

Sigh. I'm back and need some reporting. I wasn't moving books like crazy cakes, but it was selling the follow up. Anyway, thanks in advance.

Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349729074&sr=8-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

iTunes      http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11

Kobo        http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Weekend-Lover/book-2df0hCSC4UCjTHnnw97Zyw/page1.html?s=hdufA5BXQEyEeskOvsv1Uw&r=1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 23, 2012, 12:46:04 pm
I've reported everyone from Chris on down.

Sigh. I'm back and need some reporting. I wasn't moving books like crazy cakes, but it was selling the follow up. Anyway, thanks in advance.

Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Lover-Cupid-Shorts-ebook/dp/B0094XQRX8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349729074&sr=8-1&keywords=Weekend+Lover

iTunes      http://itunes.apple.com/ca/book/weekend-lover/id562760805?mt=11

Kobo        http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Weekend-Lover/book-2df0hCSC4UCjTHnnw97Zyw/page1.html?s=hdufA5BXQEyEeskOvsv1Uw&r=1


Got you, Missy! Heading off to report everyone else still needing it! :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: rookieborn on October 23, 2012, 03:21:39 pm
hi,

im not really sure how it works but
i want my kindle ebook to be free.

amazon link (it's still priced...how do i make it free because on smashwords i changed it to FREE):
http://www.amazon.com/Short-Story-Press-Presents-ebook/dp/B00819FAW0

it's free on smashwords now:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/159951

but i want it free on kindle too:

THANKS!
BJ
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TexasGirl on October 24, 2012, 09:28:12 am
My little book finally went free and I wanted to detail the process in case it helps others.

I know all of us have different experiences, but this was the time frame for this book:

Sept. 25: Book live on Smashwords as free (instant)
Sept. 26: Book live on Kobo as free (direct upload -- took about a day)
Sept. 26: Book live on iTunes as free (direct upload -- took about a day)
Sept. 29: Book approved for Smashwords Distribution (BN, Sony, Diesel, library)
Sept. 30: Book live on Sony store as free
Sept. 30: Book live on Diesel store as free

I thought I should wait for BN to do Amazon for the price match.
It supposedly shipped to BN Sep. 30, but never went live.

Oct. 9: Gave up on BN and uploaded to Amazon for 99 cents
Oct. 10: About 30 people reported the price match using iTunes and Sony.
Oct. 15: About 100 more people reported the price match using iTunes.

The book sells about 20 copies on Amazon. (EEK!)
iTunes downloads stay a consistent 50 per day.

Smash reshipped Oct. 18 to BN.

HERE IS THE TELLING PART

Oct. 24: BN lists book as free.
Oct. 24: Amazon price matches to free

So the reporting had zero impact for me, only BN putting it free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: matthewturner on October 24, 2012, 12:40:41 pm
Hi all, this seems like the ideal Post for me. Anyone who can help me is in my debt :)

1:) Go to the Amazon Page >>> http://amzn.to/RgIZOH

2:) Click on the 'tell us about a lower price' section (in the product description)

3:) Click on the Website option and use this URL >>>
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tales-from-a-tiny-thai-table-matthew-turner/1113574675?ean=2940044969537

4:) Fill in the other details (saying that it's FREE)

5:) Continue to be super amazing!

Matthew
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 24, 2012, 02:19:48 pm
I've caught up again.

Thank you for those who reported for me. Still waiting.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 24, 2012, 03:20:50 pm
Thanks to all of you who helped make Rest For The Wicked free!

I'd like to move across the pond and free the UK version!

US (free!) http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350931104&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+for+the+wicked (http://www.amazon.com/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350931104&sr=8-1&keywords=rest+for+the+wicked)

UK (wants to be free!) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350930907&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350930907&sr=8-1)

I got everyone still needing to be free. :)

If you can help make the UK version free, it will be most appreciated!

~Cate

Thanks in advance - off to report everyone who is still fighting the fight to be free. :)

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on October 24, 2012, 04:04:36 pm
I reported everybody on last two pages except rookieborn (you need B&N/Itunes, and if what TexasGirl is saying is the lie of the land, B&N is the deciding factor).

TexasGirl: Wondering if it is because your book is selling so well that amazon will only (and automatically) price match with B&N?  For other books that are less hot stuff, maybe the reporting is required, and they will price match on itunes.  I've only managed to get books free that were actually free on B&N.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on October 24, 2012, 04:14:28 pm
Thanks in advance - off to report everyone who is still fighting the fight to be free. :)

~Cate

The link is for a paper book in the UK and not the eBook. Can you post the UK LINK.

Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe. Still not free yet.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055EFQ2S        .com customers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystery-of-the-crimson-robe-declan-conner/1104098600?ean=2940011344930   Free link to B&N
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 24, 2012, 04:44:15 pm
The link is for a paper book in the UK and not the eBook. Can you post the UK LINK.

Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe. Still not free yet.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055EFQ2S        .com customers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystery-of-the-crimson-robe-declan-conner/1104098600?ean=2940011344930   Free link to B&N

Hi Decon - that is the correct link. The link to the paperback version is just beneath it on the page.

Got you, and will come back later to re-report everyone. Thanks!

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: TexasGirl on October 24, 2012, 05:43:07 pm
I reported everybody on last two pages except rookieborn (you need B&N/Itunes, and if what TexasGirl is saying is the lie of the land, B&N is the deciding factor).

TexasGirl: Wondering if it is because your book is selling so well that amazon will only (and automatically) price match with B&N?  For other books that are less hot stuff, maybe the reporting is required, and they will price match on itunes.  I've only managed to get books free that were actually free on B&N.

I don't know. It's a chicken-egg thing, because we did the first run of reporting on the first day it was live on Amazon, before sales hit.

By the time we did the second reporting run (I have a very devoted private Facebook group who got involved), it was selling then.

All I know is we hadn't reported in quite some time when BAM, almost simultaneously with BN it went free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 24, 2012, 05:47:39 pm
Please report my book Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace

It's been a month now.

Here is where it's free:
https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11)

Thank you!

Going to report others. Thanks again, in advance.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BBorders on October 24, 2012, 06:04:44 pm
Hello. I could use some help making my book, Miscarriage of Justice, go free on Amazon.  Thanks, in advance! The links for my book are below. Looks like I'll be busy now reporting other books posted here.

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007YZG3H8/ref=mp_s_a_9?qid=1335918519&sr=8-9

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/miscarriage-of-justice-bruce-a-borders/1111648967?ean=2940033253333

iTunes
itunes.apple.com/book/id543047448?mt
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 24, 2012, 06:19:44 pm
This is the Amazon link for BBorders above.
http://www.amazon.com/Miscarriage-Of-Justice-ebook/dp/B007YZG3H8/ (http://www.amazon.com/Miscarriage-Of-Justice-ebook/dp/B007YZG3H8/)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: michaelabayomi on October 25, 2012, 08:05:56 am
trublue & michaelabayomi, I hate to say it, but amazon won't price match from smashwords or kobo, you need a $0 price on Nook or ITunes...If you have them, post them in this thread.

The Journey (Guardians, #1) went free on Amazon US on Tuesday morning, so I guess that means they price match lower prices on Kobo as well. Thanks anyways, and to all those who reported the lower price. Much appreciated. Still waiting for it to go free on Amazon UK though. I read somewhere (can't remember where) that it helps to provide Amazon with a link to a UK-based retailer. So here are the new links:

Amazon UK
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RDPNTU (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RDPNTU)

WHSmith:
http://goo.gl/lXTWi (http://goo.gl/lXTWi)

Many thanks in advance, as I go back to report for those books still waiting to go free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on October 25, 2012, 08:23:42 am
The Journey (Guardians, #1) went free on Amazon US on Tuesday morning, so I guess that means they price match lower prices on Kobo as well. Thanks anyways, and to all those who reported the lower price. Much appreciated. Still waiting for it to go free on Amazon UK though. I read somewhere (can't remember where) that it helps to provide Amazon with a link to a UK-based retailer. So here are the new links:

Amazon UK
www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RDPNTU (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008RDPNTU)

WHSmith:


Many thanks in advance, as I go back to report for those books still waiting to go free.
 (http://www.whsmith.co.uk/EProducts/Rest-For-The-Wicked+eBook+KB00105893462[/url)

Got you, Michael, and you, Lisa - along with everyone on the last couple of pages.

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on October 27, 2012, 08:36:28 am
Wow. What a great community. I've been busy reporting all books that are still waiting to become free and would like some assistance in making my book, GROUND ZERO, free as well. Thanks, in advance! The links for my book are below.

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Ground-Thrilling-Military-Action-ebook/dp/B009FMQ3DC/ref=sr_1_3

Barnes & Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ground-zero-john-thomas/1113575323?ean=2940044973077
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Vivi_Anna on October 27, 2012, 09:12:12 am
Got everyone on this page.  Wow, there are a lot of us trying to go free.

Would love some reporting as well, if you are so inclined.

Book page on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Dawning-Nina-Decker-ebook/dp/B004U2TTB0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351354262&sr=8-1&keywords=vivi+anna+dawning


Where it's free on B&N

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dawning-vivi-anna/1113023657?ean=2940044863934


Thanks!!!  Appreciate it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on October 27, 2012, 11:04:36 am
reported Vivi. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 27, 2012, 12:31:43 pm
Still not free after a month!!!!

Please report:

Angel in the Shadows, Book 1 by Lisa Grace http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AI5W8)

Here is where it is free: https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/book/id563691002?mt=11)

and here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angel-in-the-shadows-book-1-by-lisa-grace-lisa-grace/1111473681?ean=2940044990579 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/angel-in-the-shadows-book-1-by-lisa-grace-lisa-grace/1111473681?ean=2940044990579)
plus it's free at KOBO store.

I've been reporting  those on the threads here who aren't free yet. Please help me too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on October 27, 2012, 04:07:52 pm
Lisa. Done and done. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 27, 2012, 07:03:46 pm
Thanks Cate, Bristolcone, and anyone else reporting my book. I'm not sure whether  B&N or ITines is the deciding factor, but mine is free in both. Most of my downloads are happening at Smashwords.

Today I reported Bristolcone, Vivi_Anna, BBorders, Decon, Missy B, Matthew Turner, couldn't report Michael's or Cate's in the UK (it says I don't have a UK account? Can we have a US and UK account?)

and I'm showing martazemik's is now free on Kindle.

Good luck to all. :)



 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: minxmalone on October 28, 2012, 09:19:48 am
Hello all!

Would appreciate the help reporting my novella as free. Here's the links


http://amzn.com/B004RVNMBW

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/teasing-trent-alexanders-prequel/id538990705

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Teasing-Trent-The-Alexanders-prequel/book-_2lIic1QcE6ez9yk2JTQPw/page1.html


Thanks in advance! Off to report everyone on the last few pages.



Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on October 28, 2012, 07:53:24 pm
Reported minxmalone, too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on October 30, 2012, 03:56:51 pm
Got everyone since my last post.

Am currently free. Not sure how long that'll last. Not sure what triggered it but I'm free in B&N now. Also when someone left a review they called it a freebie. Who knows.

Thank you everyone who reported for me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on October 30, 2012, 04:41:12 pm

CAught up with everyone.

Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe. Still not free yet. Aound one month now. Really frustrating.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0055EFQ2S        .com customers

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-mystery-of-the-crimson-robe-declan-conner/1104098600?ean=2940011344930   Free link to B&N
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: BBorders on October 31, 2012, 01:44:50 am
THANKS! To everyone who reported my book, thank you! The book is now free!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Corie Weaver on October 31, 2012, 01:49:38 pm

Love this thread! Reported any from the previous three pages who still weren't free.

If anyone has a chance - Coyote's Daughter is here at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Coyotes-Daughter-Legends-Southwest-ebook/dp/B00540A4TI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351693505&sr=8-1&keywords=coyote%27s+daughter


And at these places its free:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Coyotes-Daughter/book-j-WMSPZWT02LILzy3E2Dkw/page1.html?s=ysfMZYcUxUS2Ob8PYvd3nA&r=1


http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/coyotes-daughter-corie-weaver/1103715032?ean=2940011327315


Crossing fingers this works!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on October 31, 2012, 04:55:11 pm
Corie. Reported. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Decon on November 01, 2012, 05:47:24 am
Help from Amazon.co.uk customers.

Appreciate some help to report Mystery of the Crimson Robe in the UK. They made it free in the US, but I can't tell if it is free in the UK.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0055EFQ2S           For any UK customers

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/mystery-crimson-robe/id447584245?mt=11     Free link to Apple itunes
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on November 01, 2012, 06:01:46 am
Thank you everyone who reported my book. It took over a month, but it happened October 30th at 10:30pm. Now it's:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #348 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Religious Fiction > Science Fiction & Fantasy
I've got to get it switched back to the teen horror category, so that's my next crusade.

(I mean come on, "The Exorcist" has a Catholic priest saying "The power of Christ compels you." and no one sticks it in religious.)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Corie Weaver on November 01, 2012, 06:17:41 am
Bristlecone and Chrystalla - thanks

Chrystalla - reported

Decon - trying to figure out how to get a .uk account.... sorry!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Lisa Grace on November 01, 2012, 06:29:57 am
Bristlecone and Chrystalla - thanks

Chrystalla - reported

Decon - trying to figure out how to get a .uk account.... sorry!

Can us USA'ers get a UK account?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Alondo on November 01, 2012, 10:20:00 am
Can us USA'ers get a UK account?

I think you have to buy something, like a gift card.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: darrenpillsbury on November 03, 2012, 08:22:55 am
Hey, could you guys help make the book "Bottle Full Of Scorpions" free?

Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JNP5GU (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007JNP5GU)

Here's the BandN.com and Kobo links:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bottle-full-of-scorpions-john-dominick/1113043232?ean=2940044942011 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bottle-full-of-scorpions-john-dominick/1113043232?ean=2940044942011)

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bottle-Full-Of-Scorpions/book-QTBBnHdPfUaZnFlcgyV6lQ/page1.html?s=Vf3f4kCi9Uyi-wgFieNdiA&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bottle-Full-Of-Scorpions/book-QTBBnHdPfUaZnFlcgyV6lQ/page1.html?s=Vf3f4kCi9Uyi-wgFieNdiA&r=1)

Thanks so much for your help!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Hopeful Writer on November 07, 2012, 03:40:20 pm
Thank you  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 07, 2012, 05:52:32 pm
Hey I'm back!

I've decided to put Reveal for free. I will catch up on the past three pages! Good luck everybody :D

Reveal on Ammy:
http://www.amazon.com/Reveal-Cryptid-Tales-ebook/dp/B006MOTN42/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325546595&sr=1-1

ETA: Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reveal-brina-courtney/1108006049?ean=2940045032919&itm=4&USRI=brina+courtney&

Itunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/reveal-cryptid-tales/id575979255?mt=11

Kobo:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Reveal-YA-SciFi-Romance/book-3AUJtMXgw0KQNOfo_Xn6jg/page1.html?s=leAtFhbDI0C6sEIUkdRyhw&r=3
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on November 08, 2012, 10:52:24 am
Reported everyone on this page. Hope you get free soon.  Thanks for the help, guys!  Four of my shorts went free in the last week.

These ones are still not free:  They've recently gone free on B&N so a few reports and they will be price-matched by amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-temple-of-vitus-chris-turner/1113575781

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044

http://www.amazon.com/Grinneth-ebook/dp/B0093VEO18
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grinneth-chris-turner/1113575704

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-jisil-ou-az-lar-chris-turner/1105383567

http://www.amazon.com/Mismerion-ebook/dp/B0098T5WFC
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mismerion-chris-turner/1113044368

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/Thornkeep-ebook/dp/B0093UXDM0
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thornkeep-chris-turner/1113573389
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 08, 2012, 11:06:03 am
I wad looking for this thread, missed it. Massive headache could have something
To do with it. But pls free me. Will give you candy:)

 Amazon page http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 08, 2012, 11:44:09 am
Okay, I reported everyone on this page, will go back after headache
Is gone.

Hopefulwriter, I don't think they will free you with SW. I think it has
To be KOBO and or BN.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 08, 2012, 06:26:06 pm
Got everyone on this page! Hope some go free tonight or tomorrow.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: anotherpage on November 08, 2012, 06:46:19 pm
I think its great that everyone can help with this.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Corie Weaver on November 09, 2012, 12:33:12 pm
caught up again with reporting on everyone - and still crossing fingers that they'll switch Coyote's Daughter soon!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 09, 2012, 02:47:04 pm
Hey ya'll I know a lot of you have gone free recently.
How long has it been taking? I know it's kind of luck of the draw, but I'm free everywhere including B&N and last year when I did this it was almost instant.
Am I missing a step?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 09, 2012, 06:27:17 pm
Hey!

I reported last 3 pages. Good luck guys. Here is my info, report and
I will be forever greatful:)

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: StormWorldSeriesGuy on November 10, 2012, 10:59:46 am
Greetings.

Also hoping to get a book free on Amazon.  Will report some others on this page to return the favor.

The book's title is Spree: YA Paranormal.

The Amazon link is: http://www.amazon.com/Spree-YA-Paranormal-ebook/dp/B0097HRTU6/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352573706&sr=1-2&keywords=spree+ya

The Kobo link (already free) is: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Spree-YA-Paranormal/book-dL8IUaQWX0mwSnRd33mWcg/page1.html?s=lmgpy2ivEkmzq3nOBXPILg&r=1

The BN link (already free) is: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spree-jonathan-decoteau/1113574621?ean=2940045008464.

Thanks for any assistance.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: olefish on November 10, 2012, 01:56:30 pm
I reported a bunch.

I have my own link. http://www.amazon.com/The-Cross-Black-Beginning-ebook/dp/B0095YE9H2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346850539&sr=8-1&keywords=luwa+wande

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Cross-and-Black-1/book-q79hCpAhwUCBgwuChg35cQ/page1.html
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 10, 2012, 07:05:24 pm
Okay, I did a last few pages. I have a new link to add.
Thank you in advance:)

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES
https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jarrah Loh on November 10, 2012, 11:42:02 pm
Reporting away.
This is another fantastic thread, appreciate everyone helping.

I would love it if someone could report the first of my books which I recently made free:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ME3VQK

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Fighting-Storm-Cageside-Chronicles-Tommy/book-vNLgWIUBBEmBkQEw22bYNg/page1.html?s=NhU2GxYBg0uQl2Iq_7qHPA&r=1

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/239592
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 11, 2012, 01:06:20 am
Hey!

I'm caught up.

Free me, info above:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 11, 2012, 07:00:37 pm
I've reported the last few pages... anyone go free last week?

My links :D

Reveal on Ammy:
http://www.amazon.com/Reveal-Cryptid-Tales-ebook/dp/B006MOTN42/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325546595&sr=1-1

Reveal on Barnes and Noble
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reveal-brina-courtney/1108006049?ean=2940045032919&itm=4&USRI=brina+courtney&
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 11, 2012, 07:08:01 pm
Hey,

I reported you BC and the past few pages.
Some of them have gone free not sure when but recently.
I also "liked" some that I reported. Thx for your help. Info below

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420? ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dldkrypto on November 13, 2012, 05:36:37 am
I'm trying to make my new book "Fire" go perm free. I'd appreciate the help.

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A6JB1LC

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/157077
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 13, 2012, 09:01:34 am
@TS
Yep just PM me if you don't wanna share your info here.

Also how long did it take your book to go free?

Reporting everybody... please keep reporting mine.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dldkrypto on November 13, 2012, 09:15:21 am
I'd love to report your erotic romance. Just PM me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on November 13, 2012, 11:10:31 am
Reported everyone.

Would anyone be willing to report my erotic romance?

I'll do yours if you do - yeah, never mind. :D

PM me and I'll report it for you!

Still trying to get mine free on the UK site.

Here are the links:

Amazon US (free): http://www.amazon.com/Rest-Wicked-Claire-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=la_B0076ZQK1A_1_1_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1350401670&sr=1-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Rest-Wicked-Claire-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=la_B0076ZQK1A_1_1_title_1_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1350401670&sr=1-1)

Amazon UK (wants to be free!): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=pd_rhf_pe_p_t_1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rest-For-The-Wicked-ebook/dp/B007UVBMFO/ref=pd_rhf_pe_p_t_1)

Note: this is the page for the Kindle version - it looks funky because the link to the paperback shows up right underneath if you have a US account. No price shows, but you can still scroll down and report a lower price. Thanks everyone! Going back to report everyone on the last few pages. :)

~Cate
Title: Re: Make It Free
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Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 13, 2012, 12:25:12 pm
Reported everyone. I'm here all day. Lol. TS I reported you from PM you
Sent me last time. I also pressed like. Pls report me:)

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 13, 2012, 01:33:50 pm
TS, I don't understand what you.mean:-/
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 13, 2012, 06:12:34 pm
Thanks for reporting; it's free now!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 13, 2012, 06:20:03 pm
Ok, I'm doing some reporting! If you have time, could you report mine?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V3HGT0

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-host-a-holiday-kathleen-kitson/1113580981

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/how-to-host-holiday-prequel/id5759822
39?mt=11

Thanks in advance!



Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 13, 2012, 07:13:34 pm
Thanks, Trublue! I've reported yours as well.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Benjamin A. on November 13, 2012, 07:24:19 pm
I've set the first book in my series to free on Smashwords. It isn't distributed to other stores yet, so I don't know how effective reporting will be, but it's appreciated.

Here's the free link:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/254864

Here's the Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0059XRUJW

I'll go through the thread and do some reporting in return of course.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 13, 2012, 08:14:47 pm
I've set the first book in my series to free on Smashwords. It isn't distributed to other stores yet, so I don't know how effective reporting will be, but it's appreciated.

done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 13, 2012, 08:53:04 pm
I reported everyone. Pls report info and UK site. I hope someone gets some freedom soon.
 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009V3HGT0

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/how-to-host-a-holiday-kathleen-kitson/1113580981

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/how-to-host-holiday-prequel/id5759822

UK AMAZON

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352868728&sr=1-2


ITunes
 https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 14, 2012, 03:31:21 am
THX IN ADVANCE:)

AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK
 https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11

 


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steve Vernon on November 14, 2012, 03:39:22 am
Report me! Report me!

Kindle listing
http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=pd_ybh_1 (http://www.amazon.com/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=pd_ybh_1)


Kobo listing
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flash-Virus-Episode-One/book-YDeVCTJbIk2NEp4ccXfybg/page1.html (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flash-Virus-Episode-One/book-YDeVCTJbIk2NEp4ccXfybg/page1.html)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: DCBourone on November 14, 2012, 10:17:16 am
Just did the last two pages--

Please make this free:

Kobo:  http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Wet-Dry-Chapter-The-Listening/book-M4ZKUiplKEGyVp3LZBdvEw/page1.html?s=IN1O5pxaKkycudjxSF1_Mg&r=1

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Wet-Dry-Chapter-Listening-ebook/dp/B00A155W52
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 14, 2012, 10:23:03 am
Reported!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 14, 2012, 11:18:18 am
Reported this page ans the one before: )
 THX IN ADVANCE:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 15, 2012, 05:18:08 am
I'm free! I'm free!
Thanks everybody,
I'll go back through the last three pages and report later today.
THANKS AGAIN!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jarrah Loh on November 15, 2012, 03:53:59 pm
^^^ That's awesome!

Mine is now free on iTunes, if some could help me out too, that would be great.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ME3VQK

iTunes free: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/fighting-the-storm/id567952158?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 15, 2012, 11:04:12 pm
Did everyone on this page. Yay! To the ones that have gone free. I hope to join soon:)
Free me pls.

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 15, 2012, 11:32:24 pm
Thanks for reporting!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 16, 2012, 01:51:06 am
Reported you Kat, and thx for info TS
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: ChrisWard on November 16, 2012, 02:30:48 am
Now free, thank you very much to everyone who reported it!

Chris
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 16, 2012, 02:51:27 am
I'd really appreciate if someone could report my short story as free on B&N

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/fallen-from-the-train-chris-ward/1113574771?ean=2940045010146

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/Fallen-From-the-Trai
-ebook/dp/B009HHX5AO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353061814&sr=8-1&keywords=fallen+from+the+train

I'll go back and report a few in return.

Thanks very much!

Chris

Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on November 17, 2012, 10:24:32 am
Reported everybody on the last 2 pages.  Good luck!  Can you help me with these links? Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-temple-of-vitus-chris-turner/1113575781

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-jisil-ou-az-lar-chris-turner/1105383567

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on November 17, 2012, 01:58:41 pm
I've caught up to Jarrah on pg 46. Will be back tomorrow to finish the rest.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 17, 2012, 03:44:12 pm
Reported everybody on the last 2 pages.  Good luck!  Can you help me with these links? Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-temple-of-vitus-chris-turner/1113575781

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-jisil-ou-az-lar-chris-turner/1105
383567

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044

Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: olefish on November 17, 2012, 04:37:06 pm
Reported everybody on the last 2 pages.  Good luck!  Can you help me with these links? Thanks!

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-temple-of-vitus-chris-turner/1113575781

http://www.amazon.com/The-Jisil-ou-az-lar-ebook/dp/B005HI4XXK
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-jisil-ou-az-lar-chris-turner/1105383567

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/The-Wish-Bone-ebook/dp/B009385M0I
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-wish-bone-chris-turner/1113038044


Done. I also reported a bunch.

here's mine.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Cross-Black-Beginning-ebook/dp/B0095YE9H2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346850539&sr=8-1&keywords=luwa+wande

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Cross-and-Black-1/book-q79hCpAhwUCBgwuChg35cQ/page1.html
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 17, 2012, 05:46:36 pm
Ole,

Just did yours;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Pirate Writer on November 18, 2012, 12:05:46 pm
Please excuse my lack of understanding of this thread... but I am new to this site and have only just 20 minutes ago registered.  I have two ebooks published through Smashwords and Amazon.  I have a few sales per month. 

So, as I understand it without ploughing through the 49 pages, if I go to Smashwords and change my prices to free, then put a link on here to both my Smashwords page and Amazon listings that some of you very kind people will go and report it to Amazon and they will price match?

I am presuming that once this has been done I will not get any royalties (not that I got much from a few sales a month anyway - lol) but there is a chance that I could 'sell' hundreds of free copies.

Has this been working for you?   I had wondered why there were so many books listed free on Amazon and could not work out how to do it for mine.

Cheers.

PEA
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: olefish on November 18, 2012, 12:58:28 pm
Please excuse my lack of understanding of this thread... but I am new to this site and have only just 20 minutes ago registered.  I have two ebooks published through Smashwords and Amazon.  I have a few sales per month. 

So, as I understand it without ploughing through the 49 pages, if I go to Smashwords and change my prices to free, then put a link on here to both my Smashwords page and Amazon listings that some of you very kind people will go and report it to Amazon and they will price match?

I am presuming that once this has been done I will not get any royalties (not that I got much from a few sales a month anyway - lol) but there is a chance that I could 'sell' hundreds of free copies.

Has this been working for you?   I had wondered why there were so many books listed free on Amazon and could not work out how to do it for mine.

Cheers.

PEA

More complicated than that. The legit way to go free, is to enroll your book in Kindle select, but you need the book out of smashwords first. You get to use five days of free in 90 day period.  Make sure you notify free ebook sites ahead of time before you schedule your free days. 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 18, 2012, 05:12:01 pm
I reported everyone. I'm not sure if I need to repost my book info. Its on this page.
Argh! Feeling like I will never go free. It really shouldnt be this hard, Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: DCBourone on November 20, 2012, 09:08:09 am

Did this page again.

Trying one more time, yep, shouldn't be this hard.

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wet-Dry-Chapter-Listening-ebook/dp/B00A155W52/ref=la_B0097X667W_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353431184&sr=1-2

Kobo:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Wet-Dry-Chapter-The-Listening/book-M4ZKUiplKEGyVp3LZBdvEw/page1.html?s=IN1O5pxaKkycudjxSF1_Mg&r=1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 20, 2012, 10:20:09 am
Did this page again.

Trying one more time, yep, shouldn't be this hard.

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Wet-Dry-Chapter-Listening-ebook/dp/B00A155W52/ref=la_B0097X667W_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353431184&sr=1-2

Kobo:

http://www.kobobooks.com/
ebook/Wet-Dry-Chapter-The-Listening/book-M4ZKUiplKEGyVp3LZBdvEw/page1.html?s=IN1O5pxaKkycudjxSF1_Mg&r=1

Done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: notreallyhere on November 20, 2012, 10:34:28 am
Thank you everyone who reported on the UK site! Rest For The Wicked is now free. ;D

Off to report everyone on the last three pages!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jarrah Loh on November 20, 2012, 08:19:03 pm
Yes!
Thanks so much guys, my book turned free today and is already #2 in one category!

I'm a noob at this though, where can you find how many people have downloaded it for free?
Does it just show up in your regular purchases? Is it counted as a purchase on your chart?

Anyway, download it here for free, even if you don't plan on reading it! ;) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009ME3VQK

Maybe that could be a new thread?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 20, 2012, 09:46:11 pm
Hi All,

I'd really appreciate if someone could report my short story as free on Kobo

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/

I'll go back and report a few in return.

Thank you!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 20, 2012, 11:21:58 pm
Did everyone above me. And page before. Yay! To the ones that have gone free. I hope to join soon:) Free me pls.

AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Kat_Kit on November 20, 2012, 11:57:18 pm
Reported!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 21, 2012, 04:24:54 am
Reported - No Shelter, The Girl, For Anyone To See, Pirates of the Poesasian, Fallen from the Train. Everyone else in last 3 pages seems to be free.

Wet or Dry, you're free!

Jarrah, I'm amazed that it only took you 6 days!

Here's Flight Feathers - Make It Free!

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 21, 2012, 11:07:12 am
Reported - No Shelter, The Girl, For Anyone To See, Pirates of the Poesasian, Fallen from the Train. Everyone else in last 3 pages seems to be free.

Wet or Dry, you're free!

Jarrah, I'm amazed that it only took you 6 days!

Here's Flight Feathers - Make It Free!

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/


Done! Happy Turkey day!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Missy B on November 21, 2012, 12:18:37 pm
Caught up. Finally. Good luck, y'all.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jarrah Loh on November 21, 2012, 02:24:03 pm
Jarrah, I'm amazed that it only took you 6 days!


And you know the irony? I was really fussed about it at all and wasn't in any hurry. Whereas those that are desperate to get it ASAP are getting nada.
Life's a b*tch.

I don't know if it means anything at all, but I have made lots of changes to my profile and books etc the last week, including emailing back and forth with Amazon about categories etc.
Not saying it does anything at all, but maybe when they were changing some stuff for me, they did this too while they had my account open? You never know.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 22, 2012, 06:02:10 am
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I've been busy reporting everyone over the last couple of days and now need some assistance myself.

Can you please help me get this book go free?

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Victor-Savannahs-Romance-ebook/dp/B009YLUDDA/ref=sr_1_1

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/graham-victor/id578033125?mt=11

Thanks for you help and many blessings
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 22, 2012, 10:31:40 am
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I've been busy reporting everyone over the last couple of days and now need some assistance myself.

Can you please help me get this book go free?

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Victor-Savannahs-Romance-ebook/dp/B009YLUDDA/ref=sr_1_1

iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/graham-victor/id578033125?mt=11

Thanks for you help and many blessings

It's done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Gary Locke on November 22, 2012, 01:28:35 pm
Hello,

I am new to kindleboards, but hoping that some of you may be able to help me regarding making books free at Amazon. (UK)

I have a comedy novel and four short stories at Amazon and Smashwords + affiliates. Two of the short stories are free at Smashwords etc. - but Amazon are refusing to price match.

Firstly, is anyone still having success with this tactic of "tell us about a lower price"? - I have tried and tried but, as yet, to no avail. I have also sent several emails, almost begging them to price match - to which the response is always "Amazon reserves the right to set its own prices".

One of my short stories is in the KDP Select programme - do you think this is contributing to Amazons stance?

For those who have had success price matching - do you think there is a particular retailer that makes Amazon match? ie B&N, Apple, Sony???

Can anyone help / offer some advice?

Here are the links for my Amazon short stories -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stag-Do-Paul-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B009CGEGTO/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353617573&sr=1-4


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Like-Fireworks-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B009CGAAKS/ref=la_B009G744NC_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1353619443&sr=1-5

These are links for Barnes and Noble -

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-stag-do-paul-day-chronicles-gary-locke/1113574177?ean=2940044997738

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-is-like-fireworks-paul-day-chronicles-gary-locke/1113573899?ean=2940044995949

If anyone can help or offer any kind of advice, then I would greatly appreciate it.

Many thanks,

Gary Locke.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Gary-Locke/e/B009G744NC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 22, 2012, 08:45:51 pm
Yes, many people have gone free from others reporting it.
Truth is some go free in days,months, or never. It helps if you are free on iTunes and or kobo. Also in BN.
If you really want to go free, keep trying to post here. Report other books and we will
Return the favor. Good luck:)

And I reported yours
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 23, 2012, 04:05:48 pm
Gotcha trublue and Gary. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 23, 2012, 04:11:33 pm
I reported the ones on the last couple of pages that still haven't gone free.

Now I finally have a book I'd like to go free!

Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Vibrations-Sedona-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005DIX77W/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1353715741&sr=1-6 (http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Vibrations-Sedona-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B005DIX77W/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1353715741&sr=1-6)

Kobo link:
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bad-Vibrations/book-Sm-4nwfG40OJeAoBDYvtCw/page1.html?s=pyUQCYBgzEi2grbI_annkA&r=9 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Bad-Vibrations/book-Sm-4nwfG40OJeAoBDYvtCw/page1.html?s=pyUQCYBgzEi2grbI_annkA&r=9)

iTunes link:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bad-vibrations/id540792491?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bad-vibrations/id540792491?mt=11)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 24, 2012, 06:47:29 am
Reported Christine. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 24, 2012, 10:42:36 am
Reported Christine:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 24, 2012, 11:36:14 am
Thanks, Bristlecone and trublue! I'm trying to be zen about all this...  ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 24, 2012, 11:58:39 am
Thanks, Bristlecone and trublue! I'm trying to be zen about all this...  ;)

Let me know how that goes.lol
Good luck:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: aiheaka on November 24, 2012, 12:20:42 pm
Hello folks,

I just released my first ebook and I am trying to make it free on Amazon. Can anyone please tell me how to do this? Right now I have listed at 0.99 cents and when I list it at 0.00 it rejects it.

Thanks in advance.
My novel can be seen at http://www.amazon.com/THORNS-OF-A-THIEF-ebook/dp/B008WXILXA
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 24, 2012, 12:42:29 pm
Hello folks,

I just released my first ebook and I am trying to make it free on Amazon. Can anyone please tell me how to do this? Right now I have listed at 0.99 cents and when I list it at 0.00 it rejects it.

Thanks in advance.
My novel can be seen at http://www.amazon.com/THORNS-OF-A-THIEF-ebook/dp/B008WXILXA

Hi Aiheaka,

Amazon won't allow you to place your book as free under KDP. What they will do is price match the book to another free copy elsewhere. So if it's free on Barnes & Noble's website, then Amazon (after some time) should see that price and match it on their website. You'll have to list Thorns of a Thief for free on B&N or Kobo or Apple iTunes or Smashwords and then report the price to Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 24, 2012, 02:28:20 pm
Let me know how that goes.lol
Good luck:)

Usually "being zen" for me involves large amounts of red wine, but we'll see. ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 25, 2012, 01:47:10 am
Usually "being zen" for me involves large amounts of red wine, but we'll see. ;)
Me too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 25, 2012, 04:13:12 pm
C'Mon Amazon free this damn book already.
I just need ONE thing in my life to go right.
Just one:(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 25, 2012, 05:09:18 pm
C'Mon Amazon free this d*mn book already.
I just need ONE thing in my life to go right.
Just one:(

I reported it again, using a different link this time (B&N)...not sure if that will help or not, but I figured it couldn't hurt.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on November 25, 2012, 07:03:28 pm
C'Mon Amazon free this d*mn book already.
I just need ONE thing in my life to go right.
Just one:(

Mine went free after I asked people on my regular facebook page to help. I think when someone said about us being authors and if that effected it, I have to agree in this case. Have you tried that?
Off to report it again!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 25, 2012, 10:37:00 pm
Thx guy's. Sorry to sound so dramatic. Been a tough year.
Thank you, I will report you guys too:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 26, 2012, 03:14:34 pm
Reported. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 26, 2012, 03:32:39 pm
Dalya, I just reported it, too. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 26, 2012, 11:20:31 pm
Hey guys, reported everyone in this page and the last:)
 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steve Vernon on November 27, 2012, 05:24:22 am
Okay - so you folks did a GREAT job in getting Amazon to "free-up" my Kindle release of FLASH VIRUS: EPISODE ONE. I've managed to move 1274 free copies as a result of this change.

I'd really appreciate it if you'd help do the same for my good buddy Mark Leslie Lefebvre - whose book SNOWMAN SHIVERS: SCARY SNOWMEN TALES is sitting over at Kobo for free - but Kindle hasn't figured that out yet.

Kobo link - http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-Tales/book-laf-P6VjS0GxQO0gbmigCg/page1.html?s=rwu8GdSAWEWyLqPmnoNyBA&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-Tales/book-laf-P6VjS0GxQO0gbmigCg/page1.html?s=rwu8GdSAWEWyLqPmnoNyBA&r=1)

Kindle link - http://www.amazon.com/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-ebook/dp/B006KF67GK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353949196&sr=8-2&keywords=snowman+shivers (http://www.amazon.com/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-ebook/dp/B006KF67GK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353949196&sr=8-2&keywords=snowman+shivers)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 27, 2012, 05:35:34 am
Hey folks,

I would really, really appreciate it if you could help me get my book, The Whispering Tombs, price-matched to free on the non-US Amazon sites. They made the book free on .com but haven't bothered with their other sites. I did ask why this was and they said it was down to Amazon's discretion if they price-matched books or not.

Amazon link - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispering-Tombs-Quality-Times-ebook/dp/B00858Z0K4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354023071&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispering-Tombs-Quality-Times-ebook/dp/B00858Z0K4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354023071&sr=8-1)

You can choose which non-Amazon link to use from the ones below.

Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Whispering-Tombs/book-sUH1pZNd-EKXbIEQ3rUgCQ/page1.html?s=OfVxG7bPbE-HNHfFmirdWQ&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Whispering-Tombs/book-sUH1pZNd-EKXbIEQ3rUgCQ/page1.html?s=OfVxG7bPbE-HNHfFmirdWQ&r=1)

Smashwords - http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/164661 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/164661)

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-whispering-tombs-gayle-ramage/1111349197?ean=2940033248650 (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-whispering-tombs-gayle-ramage/1111349197?ean=2940033248650)

UK Nook - http://uk.nook.com/ebooks/the-whispering-tombs-quality-times-1-by-gayle-ramage/2940033248650 (http://uk.nook.com/ebooks/the-whispering-tombs-quality-times-1-by-gayle-ramage/2940033248650)

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/whispering-tombs-quality-times/id564051774?mt=11 (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/whispering-tombs-quality-times/id564051774?mt=11)

Thanks in advance for your help. I'll work my way back from the previous post and go through everyone's post. :)


EDIT - Just reported all on this page. Onto the previous page now. :)

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen on November 27, 2012, 07:19:29 am
Hello,

My book, Sweetwater American, is currently free on Barnes and Noble.

Would appreciate it greatly if folks would notifify Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Sweetwater-American-ebook/dp/B0037263PO/

and here is the link on B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sweetwater-american-eileen-cruz-coleman/1104562272

Thank you!! 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen on November 27, 2012, 07:21:44 am
Hi! Please help me "free" my book:

On Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071C3VZ6

Free on B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spiritdell-book-1-dalya-moon/1113779558

ETA: I just scrolled back and reported several pages' worth, until I got to lots of books that were already free (yay, guys!)

done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Music & Mayhem on November 27, 2012, 07:22:32 am
A diabolical stalker, a beautiful flutist and murder!

DIVA, my novel of sexual obsession, FREE on November 26, 27 and 28.    

at amazon US    http://tinyurl.com/Diva-Kindle
UK    http://tinyurl.com/Amazon-UK-Diva
Germany  http://tinyurl.com/amaz-German-DIVA
France   http://tinyurl.com/Amazon-France-Diva
Spain   http://tinyurl.com/Amazon-Spain-Diva
Italy   http://tinyurl.com/Amazon-Italy-Diva
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen on November 27, 2012, 07:23:03 am
Hey guys, reported everyone in this page and the last:)
 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11

done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on November 27, 2012, 07:24:41 am
Hi! Please help me "free" my book:

On Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071C3VZ6

Free on B&N:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spiritdell-book-1-dalya-moon/1113779558

ETA: I just scrolled back and reported several pages' worth, until I got to lots of books that were already free (yay, guys!)

Done!  Good Luck.  I am going perma-free as well.  How long did it take for your book to go up on B&N after it was shipped from Smashwords?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Eileen on November 27, 2012, 07:25:51 am
Reported - No Shelter, The Girl, For Anyone To See, Pirates of the Poesasian, Fallen from the Train. Everyone else in last 3 pages seems to be free.

Wet or Dry, you're free!

Jarrah, I'm amazed that it only took you 6 days!

Here's Flight Feathers - Make It Free!

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/


done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on November 27, 2012, 07:26:29 am
Okay - so you folks did a GREAT job in getting Amazon to "free-up" my Kindle release of FLASH VIRUS: EPISODE ONE. I've managed to move 1274 free copies as a result of this change.

I'd really appreciate it if you'd help do the same for my good buddy Mark Leslie Lefebvre - whose book SNOWMAN SHIVERS: SCARY SNOWMEN TALES is sitting over at Kobo for free - but Kindle hasn't figured that out yet.

Kobo link - http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-Tales/book-laf-P6VjS0GxQO0gbmigCg/page1.html?s=rwu8GdSAWEWyLqPmnoNyBA&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-Tales/book-laf-P6VjS0GxQO0gbmigCg/page1.html?s=rwu8GdSAWEWyLqPmnoNyBA&r=1)

Kindle link - http://www.amazon.com/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-ebook/dp/B006KF67GK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353949196&sr=8-2&keywords=snowman+shivers (http://www.amazon.com/Snowman-Shivers-Scary-Snowmen-ebook/dp/B006KF67GK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1353949196&sr=8-2&keywords=snowman+shivers)

Done! Hope it happens soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on November 27, 2012, 07:28:02 am
Hey guys, reported everyone in this page and the last:)
 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11

Done!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on November 27, 2012, 07:30:26 am
Sorry, won't reply to everyone now, but I posted everyone on the last couple of pages. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on November 27, 2012, 07:32:23 am
I have the same problems with my short stories:

99c On Amazon:

Locked Room: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VUXNTQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VUXNTQ)
Microchip Murder: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI)

Free On Kobo:
Locked Room: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=wwpxDVi39UyYXN9F8YG1HQ&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=wwpxDVi39UyYXN9F8YG1HQ&r=1)
Microchip Murder: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2)

Tags and likes are also appreciated, if possible.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 27, 2012, 07:35:22 am
Done all the ones after my initial post, plus over six previous pages.

Oh, just saw your post AmsterdamAssassin, will do yours now. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 27, 2012, 08:03:08 am
*sigh* Still waiting to be FREE. A little over 7 days and counting. I've decided to take a blasé attitude to this. It will happen when it happens...sooner rather than later hopefully.

Kobo

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/

Going back through and reporting now.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 27, 2012, 08:08:25 am
*sigh* Still waiting to be FREE. A little over 7 days and counting. I've decided to take a blasé attitude to this. It will happen when it happens...sooner rather than later hopefully.

Kobo

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flight-Feathers-Algardis-Courtlight-Free/book-tWUukN8pGEuAGm28Y-XnXA/page1.html?s=J7ERu6cemUqH8-lEI5y2HA&r=1

Kindle

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A9B7XNC/

Going back through and reporting now.


Done. Good luck. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 27, 2012, 01:38:14 pm
Just reported everyone. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 27, 2012, 01:40:31 pm
Please help me report the B&N link.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Victor-Savannahs-Romance-ebook/dp/B009YLUDDA/ref=sr_1_1

B&N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/graham-victor-elizabeth-nelson/1113845573?ean=2940045061544


Cheers!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JGray on November 27, 2012, 01:41:18 pm
DUNZO.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 27, 2012, 01:46:53 pm
Please help me report the B&N link.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Victor-Savannahs-Romance-ebook/dp/B009YLUDDA/ref=sr_1_1

B&N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/graham-victor-elizabeth-nelson/1113845573?ean=2940045061544


Cheers!

Done.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Benjamin A. on November 27, 2012, 03:30:39 pm
No luck getting free here yet, but I have a B&N link now, so hopefully that will help. Any reports are appreciated! BTW if you go to the B&N page the book is missing its cover... I've already emailed them about it, so I'm aware. I'd still appreciate reports so I can get free on Amazon.

Thanks!

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0059XRUJW

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rift-of-askrah-book-1-benjamin-andrews/1113847399?ean=2940045085885
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 27, 2012, 05:20:55 pm
Reported Benjamin!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Benjamin A. on November 27, 2012, 05:34:11 pm
Reported Benjamin!

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 27, 2012, 08:38:37 pm
I reported everyone on the page before. I will come back when more links are posted
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 27, 2012, 09:55:59 pm
Just became free guys!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 27, 2012, 10:03:41 pm
Yay!

Teach me your ways oh wise one:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 27, 2012, 11:15:13 pm
Yay!

Teach me your ways oh wise one:)

Wish I had a trick. I emailed A two days ago asking them to price-match. They politely told me to get the f off their lawn. So I slunk back and went back to miserly watching my page.

Just reported: Rift of Ashrah, Graham Victor, Locked Room, Microchip Murder, Sweetwater American, Snowman Shivers, Guardians: The Girl, Spiritdell, Bad Vibrations

The Whispering Tombs said 'pricing information not available'
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 28, 2012, 12:10:16 am
Is there a time of day they go free? I mean, if its not free in the morning,
 should I bother to look again later that day?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 28, 2012, 02:04:50 am


The Whispering Tombs said 'pricing information not available'


Are you in the US? When I go onto the .com site, it usually comes up "pricing information not available" for me. It's still priced as £0.77 but I thank you for trying. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on November 28, 2012, 03:05:40 am

Are you in the US? When I go onto the .com site, it usually comes up "pricing information not available" for me. It's still priced as £0.77 but I thank you for trying. :)

Yes, a US account. That must have been the issue.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Hopeful Writer on November 28, 2012, 07:06:00 pm
Really appreciate - am off to catch up on those who've posted here since my last msg :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 29, 2012, 01:36:20 am
Is anyone willing to help me set my erotic romance free? Please.

Yes, I'll be happy to help. Let me know what I need to do. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 29, 2012, 01:50:41 am
Aw, cheers. Have reported your book, too. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on November 29, 2012, 04:43:18 am
Wish I had a trick. I emailed A two days ago asking them to price-match. They politely told me to get the f off their lawn. So I slunk back and went back to miserly watching my page.

Just reported: Rift of Ashrah, Graham Victor, Locked Room, Microchip Murder, Sweetwater American, Snowman Shivers, Guardians: The Girl, Spiritdell, Bad Vibrations

The Whispering Tombs said 'pricing information not available'

Thanks for the report. I've reported the previous few pages, and I really hope my short stories will be free soon - I didn't intend to make them 99c, plus they get surcharged and my Dutch fans have to pay 3.44$, which is seriously hurting me.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on November 29, 2012, 09:52:37 am
Reported everybody on the last 3 pages.  Thanks for previous reporting, guys!  A few titles went free.  Can you help me with these links?

http://www.amazon.com/Mismerion-ebook/dp/B0098T5WFC
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mismerion-chris-turner/1113044368

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/Grinneth-ebook/dp/B0093VEO18
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/grinneth-chris-turner/1113575704
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 29, 2012, 10:03:35 am
Just reported your books, Chris. I also reported them on the UK site, too. Being from the UK, Amazon might take more notice of my reports from my 'home' site. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on November 29, 2012, 04:41:33 pm
Chris, reported. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on November 29, 2012, 05:34:54 pm
Reported everything on the last few pages.

T.S., if you'll PM me the info, I'll report your erom for you.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 30, 2012, 09:19:01 am
Alright, trying to get this one to go free before the holidays.

http://www.amazon.com/When-Found-Fire-Journal-ebook/dp/B0083ZOGRW
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-he-found-her-danielle-kazemi/1113744287

Looks like going free the old route is taking harder this time around.  :-\
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 30, 2012, 09:29:54 am
Reported your book, Danielle, including .co.uk. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on November 30, 2012, 09:31:50 am
I'm still waiting for my other one to go free on the UK site since April. lol I've been asking everyone the secret to getting it free over there since I tend to do good giving it away on Itunes UK.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on November 30, 2012, 09:42:06 am
I'm still waiting for my other one to go free on the UK site since April. lol I've been asking everyone the secret to getting it free over there since I tend to do good giving it away on Itunes UK.

Both times I have tried to price-match to the UK I have had no success. But there must be a way.

Glad to hear you're doing good on itunes. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on November 30, 2012, 10:20:20 pm
I am reporting everyone on the last page.
I need Amazon to make this book free before my promo. Argh!

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 01, 2012, 01:07:59 am
Does anyone know how long it takes for books to go free? I could really use some help here...

Quote
I have the same problems with my short stories:

99c On Amazon:

Locked Room: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VUXNTQ (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008VUXNTQ)
Microchip Murder: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI)

Free On Kobo:
Locked Room: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=wwpxDVi39UyYXN9F8YG1HQ&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=wwpxDVi39UyYXN9F8YG1HQ&r=1)
Microchip Murder: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2)

Tags and likes are also appreciated, if possible.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: WinterSurfer on December 01, 2012, 06:12:15 am
Just reported again Trublu.

Here is mine:

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Graham-Victor-Savannahs-Romance-ebook/dp/B009YLUDDA/ref=sr_1_1

B&N
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/graham-victor-elizabeth-nelson/1113845573?ean=2940045061544

Let's do this! haha
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Benjamin A. on December 02, 2012, 11:47:19 pm
Rift of Askrah Book 1: Fracture has gone free on Amazon! Thanks guys!

I believe someone asked somewhere within the last few pages if you should only bother checking in the morning or something, or if a title could go free at any time. It's 11:39 my time (PST), and it would have been sometime in the last 2-3 hours (been playing a game for a bit, and checked before I started).

So unless it just happened to happen within the last few minutes, it would have been earlier this evening, definitely separate from the daily shift of Select free books, suggesting to me it could happen at anytime.

I didn't see that question answered, so just thought I would offer that little note. Good luck to those still trying. You can scroll back to where I put up the B&N link if you want to check how long it has been to compare against your own efforts. I wish I could offer more data, as this seems to be rather static venture. The only other thing I can offer is the book has been Select free, and did pretty good during free runs. I don't know if a past history of free makes it easier to get price match free or not. Perhaps someone else can bring this information to a more meaningful conclusion.

Anyways, enough rambling. I should probably start doing something about it now that it finally happened. ;) Thanks again guys!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Wansit on December 02, 2012, 11:56:08 pm
I am reporting everyone on the last page.
I need Amazon to make this book free before my promo. Argh!

 AMAZON http://www.amazon.com/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1347725273&sr=1-1

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Guardians-The-Girl/book-0NisSwlTIEOYr8AI3MVuQg/page1.html? s=Wbh_OLmn8U2nFAvQj3kapA&r=1

BN

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/guardians-lola-stvil/1113116420?ean=2940045019897

ITUNES https://itunes.apple.com/book/id572730119? mt=11

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11

When's your promo?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 03, 2012, 11:25:58 am
I was going to wait until it showed up on Amazon, but I figured why not get it started.  Please help me make Max and the Gatekeeper free on Amazon

Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Max-and-the-Gatekeeper-ebook/dp/B00332FF8O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354562771&sr=8-3&keywords=Max+and+the+Gatekeeper

Sony

https://ebookstore.sony.com/search?keyword=Max+and+the+Gatekeeper

Kobobooks

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Max-and-the-Gatekeeper/book-6DStvSVgCE--Q4gLebwzIA/page1.html?s=p-AtxL_5NkWcRTs6k7j6hQ&r=1

Diesel

http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000255871/Cochrane-James-Todd-Max-and-the-Gatekeeper/1.html

Thank you so much.  I am working backwards up the thread and reporting those still not free. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Incognita on December 03, 2012, 01:31:31 pm
I've reported the last few that I hadn't reported yet.

Also, Bad Vibrations is now free, so no need to report it again. (Well, unless the mighty Zon decides to revert it to paid for some capricious reason...)

That was really fast, too, BTW...around 10 days.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 03, 2012, 01:37:38 pm
We are trying to get the first book in my signature perma-free but I had a couple quick questions first.

We got it listed on Smashwords for 0.00 but it is still 'being reviewed' to send to the other sites. Has been for a while. SO my question is.. should we report it to Amazon as free through Smashwords or do we need to wait for it to be free at B&N/iStore/Sony etc first?

Thanks in advance!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Sharebear on December 03, 2012, 02:13:26 pm
We are trying to get the first book in my signature perma-free but I had a couple quick questions first.

We got it listed on Smashwords for 0.00 but it is still 'being reviewed' to send to the other sites. Has been for a while. SO my question is.. should we report it to Amazon as free through Smashwords or do we need to wait for it to be free at B&N/iStore/Sony etc first?

Thanks in advance!

They won't price match to Smashwords. You should wait until Kobo/itunes or B&N goes free.

Good luck!

TruBlu... I've got my fingers crossed for ya! You've been waiting forever!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: dalya on December 03, 2012, 05:23:47 pm
My book just went free. Thank you all! I removed my other posts from this thread to save y'all time, but I'll still continue to report new freebies when I see the thread pop up.

For reference, it was November 26th I first asked for help and it went free today (Dec 3). It was listed on Barnes & Noble for free.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 03, 2012, 11:53:56 pm

Amazon just price match my book! This has made my night!
I went from 70k to 1k !!!!!
I so needed that! Thanks guys and Amazon gods!

Keep trying you guys
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 04, 2012, 11:43:14 am
YES, Locked Room is price-matched and now available for free.

Microchip Murder still needs a push, so if anyone wants to report it to Amazon?

99c On Amazon:
Microchip Murder: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A4LKSYI)

Free On Kobo:
Microchip Murder: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2)

Tags and likes are also appreciated, if possible.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 04, 2012, 12:03:09 pm
Trublue and AmsterdamAssassin,

Congrats on getting your books price-matched. I see that your books aren't free on the UK site, though. Do you still want people to report your books for Amazon UK?

AmsterdamAssassin, I'll report 'Microchip Murder' now. :)

Oh, and I've gone back a couple of pages and reported books I've missed (been offline for a couple of days).
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 04, 2012, 12:28:07 pm
Do you still want people to report your books for Amazon UK?

AmsterdamAssassin, I'll report 'Microchip Murder' now. :)


Oh yes, please! I've reported them myself, but they've fallen on deaf ears for now.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 04, 2012, 12:36:43 pm
No problem. I took the liberty of reporting on the .co.uk site anyway.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 04, 2012, 03:01:04 pm
Must be the first time I enjoy being reported....  ::)


 ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: maddyraven on December 04, 2012, 08:10:35 pm
Hi! I'm very new to the boards, but I've been lurking for a bit. I'm trying to get my first book to free. It's called The Queen and the Honey (Beauty Awakened #1) and it's currently only listed on Kobo and Amazon. I'm not sure if it's too early to try for a price match. The links are below:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Awakened-Sleeping-Retellings-ebook/dp/B00AHEL4XG/
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Queen-and-the-Honey/book-VZboxu3DcE2MSi7-Dq_t7A/page1.html

Thank you so much to everyone!

Also, I am going back through the last 5 pages or so of this thread to report anyone who is not free yet. UPDATE: I reported! Most of the ones in the last five pages are free already. I'll keep up with reporting links as they come in.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 04, 2012, 08:48:31 pm
Although my book isn't free anywhere to report yet, I went ahead and reported everyone on this page and the last. Hope it helps!

Quick question though - After a book is price matched to Perma-Free.. if you go into KDP and change its price on the back end does that jeopardize or cancel the free at all? Just wondering if I should slightly mark the book up before it goes free or after (to show a great discounted value).

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 04, 2012, 11:13:41 pm
Trublue and AmsterdamAssassin,

Congrats on getting your books price-matched. I see that your books aren't free on the UK site, though. Do you still want people to report your books for Amazon UK?

AmsterdamAssassin, I'll report 'Microchip Murder' now. :)

Oh, and I've gone back a couple of pages and reported books I've missed (been offline for a couple of days).

YES! Please, please report my book in UK.
I have reported everyone on this page.
Pls see my info below:) thx.

 AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on December 05, 2012, 09:43:04 am
Reported everybody on the last 2 pages.  Thanks garam81 & Bristlecone and others who reported titles earlier.  Here's a few other links:

http://www.amazon.com/Ahrions-Minions-ebook/dp/B005HI4Y5C
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ahrions-minions-chris-turner/1104807901?ean=2940011456237

http://www.amazon.com/Curse-of-the-Crugmut-ebook/dp/B005HIK5VY
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/curse-of-the-crugmut-chris-turner/1105098452?ean=2940011470820

http://www.amazon.com/The-Temple-of-Vitus-ebook/dp/B0093VERGA
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-temple-of-vitus-chris-turner/1113575781?ean=2940044979000
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AithneJarretta on December 05, 2012, 09:46:49 am
Please help make Kissing Santa free.

Here's the Kobo link:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kissing-Santa/book-2BNA_FUmKU-zonWjDPKr6Q/page1.html?s=MqzMMdDkmE-SSFvl-QVd6g&r=1 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Kissing-Santa/book-2BNA_FUmKU-zonWjDPKr6Q/page1.html?s=MqzMMdDkmE-SSFvl-QVd6g&r=1)

Kissing Santa at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Santa-ebook/dp/B0060739N2/ (http://www.amazon.com/Kissing-Santa-ebook/dp/B0060739N2/)


Thanks in advance. I love working this thread because it's one way to help fellow KBers.  :D

~ Aithne
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: LoveDylanP on December 05, 2012, 12:55:58 pm
Hey guys!  I'm hoping you all will help me too (and if you're interested in that sort of thing, also download my book)!

It's free on Smashwords and Kobo, but not on Amazon yet!

On Amazon, it's still $2.99:  http://www.amazon.com/Teachers-Part-BDSM-Erotica-ebook/dp/B00AHOLMVA/

For price-matching, it's free here:

Kobo (Free):  http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Teachers-Pet-Part-One-BDSM/book-V0oDrLn7gUaNsGYZHs3tsA/page1.html?s=S5CQ8N07sUi1GQ46lOTrTA&r=1

Smashwords (Free):  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/261575
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 05, 2012, 01:11:01 pm
Okay, I've reported everyone since my last post. I also reported on the Amazon.co.uk site too. I have a feeling that reports given to the .com site will only be given any attention if they're from someone based in the US. Likewise for reports in the UK for UK-based people. I could be wrong, though.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 06, 2012, 05:53:00 am
I reported everyone since my last visit.  Still need help with Max and the Gatekeeper.  I also waiting for B&N to make it available. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 06, 2012, 06:16:38 am
Just reported Max and the Gatekeeper on .com and .co.uk. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer for B&N to pull their socks up. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 06, 2012, 07:15:22 am
Just reported Max and the Gatekeeper on .com and .co.uk. Hope you don't have to wait too much longer for B&N to pull their socks up. :)

Thank you.  I went and created a UK account just so I could return the favor. :)  I reported The Whispering Tombs.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 06, 2012, 07:36:06 am
Thank you.  I went and created a UK account just so I could return the favor. :)  I reported The Whispering Tombs.

Very kind of you, though you didn't need to go to the trouble of creating a new account. lol  :D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 06, 2012, 08:12:06 am
I reported everyone since my last visit.  Still need help with Max and the Gatekeeper.  I also waiting for B&N to make it available. :)

I don't know if I reported yet, but give me the link to the free book anyway [on kobo or whatever] so I can try reporting your book.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 06, 2012, 08:15:33 am
I don't know if I reported yet, but give me the link to the free book anyway [on kobo or whatever] so I can try reporting your book.

Here are the links.  Thank you very much.
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Max-and-the-Gatekeeper-ebook/dp/B00332FF8O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1354562771&sr=8-3&keywords=Max+and+the+Gatekeeper

Sony

https://ebookstore.sony.com/search?keyword=Max+and+the+Gatekeeper

Kobobooks

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Max-and-the-Gatekeeper/book-6DStvSVgCE--Q4gLebwzIA/page1.html?s=p-AtxL_5NkWcRTs6k7j6hQ&r=1

Diesel

http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/item/SW00000255871/Cochrane-James-Todd-Max-and-the-Gatekeeper/1.html

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: LoveDylanP on December 06, 2012, 10:15:41 am
Quick question -- how do you guys get a book to be free on Barnes and Noble?  Just through Smashwords, or is there a way to report price-matching there?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 06, 2012, 10:29:02 am
Here are the links.  Thank you very much.

no problem.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: caleemlee on December 06, 2012, 12:03:51 pm
I'm working my way through the past posts and I'd love it if we could make one of my children's books free for the holidays:

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0086G2LY8

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/little-red-riding-hood/id571820914?ls=1

Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 06, 2012, 12:06:55 pm
Quick question -- how do you guys get a book to be free on Barnes and Noble?  Just through Smashwords, or is there a way to report price-matching there?

As far as I know, only through smashwords. 

I'm working my way through the past posts and I'd love it if we could make one of my children's books free for the holidays:

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0086G2LY8

iTunes Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/little-red-riding-hood/id571820914?ls=1

Thanks!

Reported yours. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: thedragonchild "L'Poni Baldwin" on December 06, 2012, 01:33:18 pm
I love this thread! I'd love somepony to price match Dragons & Cicadas. I made it free on smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145300 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145300)

And I'd like for it to be free on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Society-On-Run-ebook/dp/B006ZDQH0I (http://www.amazon.com/The-Society-On-Run-ebook/dp/B006ZDQH0I)

I did the price match thing, but no effect yet.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 06, 2012, 01:43:40 pm
Have reported Dragons & Cicadas and Little Red Riding Hood.

And reported on your UK pages, too. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 06, 2012, 08:38:50 pm
I love this thread! I'd love somepony to price match Dragons & Cicadas. I made it free on smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145300 (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/145300)

And I'd like for it to be free on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Society-On-Run-ebook/dp/B006ZDQH0I (http://www.amazon.com/The-Society-On-Run-ebook/dp/B006ZDQH0I)

I did the price match thing, but no effect yet.

I don't think they free from Smashwords
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 07, 2012, 05:01:49 am
Still no luck getting Microchip Murder price-matched.

Please report if you can - Amazon link in my sig, and free on Kobo:
Microchip Murder: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=V170hEZcyE22xQG6VLk54w&r=2)

Tags and likes are also appreciated, if possible.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: jvin248 on December 07, 2012, 10:06:44 am

I have a short story that I'd like to get perma-free on Amazon. It's WIP atm but finishing it up soon.
Because I'm not on any of the other distributors yet, which one should I place the story at that is the least hassle and then most likely for Amazon to price match?

From the discussions it looks like Smashwords is out. Kobo seems like a good option as for some reason I suspect B&N's system is clunky but haven't tried it.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 07, 2012, 01:08:11 pm
Kobo Writing Life is the easiest set-up apart from Amazon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: thedragonchild "L'Poni Baldwin" on December 07, 2012, 05:17:11 pm
I don't think they free from Smashwords

They don't? But...but...but... :( I wanted to have it free for the christmas season....why they don't do matches from smashwords? :(  :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 07, 2012, 11:07:47 pm
They don't? But...but...but... :( I wanted to have it free for the christmas season....why they don't do matches from smashwords? :(  :'( :'( :'(

Is your book free on Kobo or BN, through Smashwords? If so, use the direct link on Kobo or BN.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 08, 2012, 07:03:51 pm
I have reported everyone on this page. Pls see my info below:) thx.

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 08, 2012, 07:07:23 pm
Just reported you, trublue.

And now that it's after 3am here, I am now going to sleep. G'night.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 08, 2012, 07:13:24 pm
Thx Garama81 !
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 10, 2012, 09:44:57 am
Book One finally got shipped and is now free on Kobo. Please report it to Amazon.

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5


I have reported everyone else since my last post (PHEW!)



Thanks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 10, 2012, 10:02:17 am
Reported all the new ones since my last visit. :)

trublue.  When I went and reported yours, it said pricing not available.  I hope that means they are changing it to free for you. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 10, 2012, 10:16:30 am
Book One finally got shipped and is now free on Kobo. Please report it to Amazon.

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5


I have reported everyone else since my last post (PHEW!)



Thanks!

Just reported your book. Good luck!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 10, 2012, 12:08:38 pm
HAPPYHAPPYHAPPY!!

Microchip Murder has been set free as well, thanks to you all for reporting it.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 10, 2012, 02:23:08 pm
Thanks to all you awesome people.  Max and the Gatekeeper is now free and it isn't up on B&N yet. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 10, 2012, 04:07:44 pm
Congrats to you two - Here's hoping ours will go free before Christmas!

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Harriet Schultz on December 10, 2012, 04:41:28 pm
Interesting that even when a book is permanently free on Amazon.com and Amazon UK, it isn't free on any of the other Amazon sites (Canada, Germany, etc).

Has anyone tried to get the foreign Amazons to price match and, if so, do you just report the lower price on Amazon.com or on Barnes and Noble, Apple, etc??? Thanks!

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 10, 2012, 10:46:49 pm
Reported all the new ones since my last visit. :)

trublue.  When I went and reported yours, it said pricing not available.  I hope that means they are changing it to free for you. :)

No, they always say that. I'm not sure why. But you can report it:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 11, 2012, 01:09:17 am
Interesting that even when a book is permanently free on Amazon.com and Amazon UK, it isn't free on any of the other Amazon sites (Canada, Germany, etc).

Has anyone tried to get the foreign Amazons to price match and, if so, do you just report the lower price on Amazon.com or on Barnes and Noble, Apple, etc??? Thanks!




Harriet, I'm coming round to thinking that only the sites that compete with Amazon in a particular country would help when it comes to price-matching.

For instance, before UK.Nook.com came along, the UK had no access to buying books from B&N so trying to price-match books on the UK Amazon site with a B&N link probably didn't really work. Whereas since Kobo is (I think I'm right in saying) an international site, using one of their links might be better.

I'm just going by my own personal experience. I've tried to price-match two books in the past, using at the time B&N links, but only to find the books become free in the US, nowhere else.

(Hope the above made some sort of sense. Couldn't sleep last night so my brain still needs to wake up... now where did I put that cup of tea?  :D)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 11, 2012, 02:30:17 am
Thanks to you guys, Microchip Murder - A Katla KillFile, is climbing into the Top 100 Free:
Quote
    #48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Short Stories
    #60 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Fiction > Genre Fiction > Mystery & Thrillers > Thrillers > Suspense

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 11, 2012, 08:06:47 am
Thanks to you guys, Microchip Murder - A Katla KillFile, is climbing into the Top 100 Free:

That so good to hear. Thanks to you guys, "The Girl" is doing very well. If you have not gone free yet, keep trying:)

 Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #589 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store) #13 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teens > Science Fiction & Fantasy #17 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teens > Romance
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on December 11, 2012, 08:38:31 am
Went to report a number of links and you guys were already free! That's great.

Still trying to get mine:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/When-Found-Fire-Journal-ebook/dp/B0083ZOGRW
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-he-found-her-danielle-kazemi/1113744287?ean=2940045029476

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 11, 2012, 08:49:44 am
Have reported your book, Danielle. Good luck. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 11, 2012, 08:53:34 am
Got you Danielle.


Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: JTCochrane on December 11, 2012, 08:54:11 am
Reported you as well, Danielle. :)  Hope it goes free soon. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 11, 2012, 09:09:27 am
Adam, reported your book, too. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Harriet Schultz on December 11, 2012, 10:39:08 am

Harriet, I'm coming round to thinking that only the sites that compete with Amazon in a particular country would help when it comes to price-matching.

For instance, before UK.Nook.com came along, the UK had no access to buying books from B&N so trying to price-match books on the UK Amazon site with a B&N link probably didn't really work. Whereas since Kobo is (I think I'm right in saying) an international site, using one of their links might be better.

I'm just going by my own personal experience. I've tried to price-match two books in the past, using at the time B&N links, but only to find the books become free in the US, nowhere else.


(Hope the above made some sort of sense. Couldn't sleep last night so my brain still needs to wake up... now where did I put that cup of tea?  :D)


Despite the lack of caffeine, that makes perfect sense. I'll send the foreign Amazons links to Kobo and Apple, which is also international and has my short prologue perma=free. Since a significant number of readers of the freebie then go on to buy my novel, it makes perfect economic sense for both Amazon and me to do it this way. I also hate charging readers anything for a 12 page short. It was always my intention for it to be free. Thanks for the advice.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 11, 2012, 10:58:49 am
No problem. For me, I dislike Amazon making a book free for a section of its readers but not others who use the Amazon, no matter which part of the world they live in.

I hope Amazon see fit to price-match your book(s) soon. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 11, 2012, 03:16:56 pm
Thank you for reporting!

I didn't think about trying to make it free on all the other language sites, thought I doubt it would get much traffic at any of the others anyway.. not sure. Maybe .ca?


Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: LoveDylanP on December 13, 2012, 09:26:04 am
Mine went free this morning!  Thank you guys so much! 
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: maddyraven on December 13, 2012, 01:35:12 pm
I've caught up with everyone in this thread. Still trying to get Beauty Awakened to go free. Apparently these things take time :)

I just got published to iTunes and will (hopefully) be published on Barnes and Noble shortly (just got Smashwords premium distribution). Here are the links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Awakened-Sleeping-Retellings-ebook/dp/B00AHEL4XG/ref=sr_1_1

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Queen-and-the-Honey/book-VZboxu3DcE2MSi7-Dq_t7A/page1.html

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-queen-and-the-honey/id583783923?ls=1#

QUESTION: Does anyone know if reviews affect whether Amazon decides to price-match? I haven't promoted this book at all because I'm waiting for it to go free. Just curious if anyone knows anything more about specific factors that improve the chances of getting price-matched. I know about the matching ISBNs one and used my own ISBN to make sure this was uniform across platforms. Anything else I should be considering?

Thank you!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 13, 2012, 04:49:11 pm
Okay, I reported you guys. Pls free me in the UK:)
I know it says it has no price but its not free so pls report below.Thanks.

 AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Chris Turner on December 13, 2012, 05:50:44 pm
Reported everybody on the last few pages.  For some reason it seems to be taking a long time for these titles to go free...Anyways, thanks for all those who reported..!

http://www.amazon.com/Pirates-of-the-Poesasian-ebook/dp/B0097WS0P4
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/pirates-of-the-poesasian-chris-turner/1113043048

http://www.amazon.com/Lim-Lalyn-ebook/dp/B0093UXQ3G
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lim-lalyn-chris-turner/1113574295

http://www.amazon.com/Mismerion-ebook/dp/B0098T5WFC
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mismerion-chris-turner/1113044368

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 13, 2012, 08:12:38 pm
Hey guys :) Went through and submitted a price change request for all of you on the last few pages.

Thought I'd jump in and add mine to the mix (if you have a few seconds to spare).

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-a-Little-Crush/book-ZHnQleNidEeTDYaPPwc05A/page1.html?s=2F9y3gYqeU6B-cUMA5FlCQ&r=4

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Little-Crush-Series-ebook/dp/B00998T2IA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355458296&sr=1-5&keywords=Tracie+Puckett

Thanks :)


Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 13, 2012, 09:02:03 pm
Caught up again.

Here's ours. Still not price matched yet..

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 14, 2012, 02:05:56 am
Done! Good luck ;D
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 14, 2012, 06:05:35 pm
Hey guys,

This is exactly the same help I need. I want my first book in the series to be free.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QQ60BI

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/land-of-shadows-gunzel/1112304642?ean=2940045056175

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Land-of-Shadows/book-AQOeU2XNzkGezaUDCYRXNw/page1.html?s=Jyq2XP2MQkGS1G6WD45y7g&r=1

Thanks so much!  I'm going to go back through this thread and help others out as well.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 14, 2012, 06:11:09 pm
Wiz,

I reported you:)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 14, 2012, 09:12:53 pm
I just got yours too blue.  Of course I'm just going backward and getting everybody. :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 14, 2012, 09:29:17 pm
Ok, I'm done with the whole back page. (Lots to go)  :P  But seriously...some of you need to lower your prices. They won't match with them being so high.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 15, 2012, 05:22:14 am
Adam & Wiz,

Got you both. Hope you see the change soon :) Still waiting on mine:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-a-Little-Crush/book-ZHnQleNidEeTDYaPPwc05A/page1.html?s=2F9y3gYqeU6B-cUMA5FlCQ&r=4

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Little-Crush-Series-ebook/dp/B00998T2IA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355458296&sr=1-5&keywords=Tracie+Puckett
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 15, 2012, 05:23:27 am
Got the rest of the page too. Fingers crossed for everyone :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 15, 2012, 05:31:11 am
Done Traci.

I'm halfway through the thread. (Its not as bad as it looks) Most of you seem to have already gone free. Congrats!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 15, 2012, 12:19:16 pm
Traci,

Reported you. Good luck.
Thought running in my head
"C'Mon Amazon, stop mess' n with my cash"
Lol.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on December 16, 2012, 08:07:43 am
All caught up on my reporting.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/When-Found-Fire-Journal-ebook/dp/B0083ZOGRW
Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/when-he-found-her-1-fire-journal/id574739059?mt=11

Trying another link. Maybe if they realize it's free everywhere it might go free there. lol
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 16, 2012, 09:23:13 am
Got it Danielle. Clicked your tags too.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 16, 2012, 09:53:10 am
All caught up.. couldn't remember if I did 1 or 2 of the ones on last page so I redid them either way :P :)

Hoping ours can get matched before Christmas  :-\


Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-1/book-CxPTKvzF00-FGxJcgI7wDQ/page1.html?s=bShhWMqi90uhdIp_ksdbQg&r=3

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q4JDEM/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&tag=kaposaubl-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B007Q4JDEM

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Twin-Souls-Nevermore-Book-ebook/dp/B007Q4JDEM/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355161576&sr=1-5
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 16, 2012, 01:06:16 pm
Now I'm thinking I better put everything out there, not just Kobo and B&N.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QQ60BI
Amazon:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008QQ60BI


I'm free everywhere else.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/land-of-shadows-gunzel/1112304642?ean=2940045056175
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250530
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Land-of-Shadows/book-AQOeU2XNzkGezaUDCYRXNw/page1.html?s=az8p0QHMw06FyNMn1AEq9w&r=2
http://search.diesel-ebooks.com/index.php?page=seek&id%5Bm%5D=&id%5Bc%5D=scope%253Dinventory&id%5Bq%5D=jeff+gunzel
https://itunes.apple.com/book/id576480650?mt=11

There we go. I hope this works before Christmas   ;)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 16, 2012, 03:40:08 pm
Hey guys :) All caught up again.

Here are mine:

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Just-Little-Crush-Series-ebook/dp/B00998T2IA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355701221&sr=1-5&keywords=tracie+puckett

Free on Kobo and Smashwords (still waiting for Apple and Barnes & Noble to kick in).
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-a-Little-Crush/book-ZHnQleNidEeTDYaPPwc05A/page1.html?s=MN_Y_RHlg0-5wLGVaqO5_g&r=2
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/264101
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 16, 2012, 04:19:19 pm
There you go. I got your tags too
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 16, 2012, 09:15:08 pm
Okay, I reported you guys (wiz,Adam and the others above this post). Pls free me in the UK:) I know it says it has no price but its not free so pls report below.Thanks.

AMAZON UK

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Guardians-The-Girl-ebook/dp/B006VRXR42/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352892341&sr=1-2

ITUNES UK https://itunes.apple.com/uk/book/id572730119?mt=11
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Steve Vernon on December 17, 2012, 10:33:55 am
FLASH VIRUS: EPISODE ONE is available for free on Amazon.com.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UD51DY/?tag=kbpst-20 (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UD51DY/?tag=kbpst-20)

It is likewise free on Kobo.
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flash-Virus-Episode-One/book-YDeVCTJbIk2NEp4ccXfybg/page1.html?s=dvof_sR0ikKh-tgP1xnqhA&r=6 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Flash-Virus-Episode-One/book-YDeVCTJbIk2NEp4ccXfybg/page1.html?s=dvof_sR0ikKh-tgP1xnqhA&r=6)


I would LOVE to see it free on Amazon.com.uk
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355769236&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355769236&sr=8-1)

And I'd LOVE to see it free on Amazon.ca
http://www.amazon.ca/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355769325&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.ca/Flash-Virus-Episode-One-ebook/dp/B009UD51DY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355769325&sr=8-1)

HELP!!!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 17, 2012, 11:57:34 am
The US site has made my short stories free, but the UK site still hasn't, so if anyone can report the lower price of Locked Room and Microchip Murder:

Locked Room UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008VUXNTQ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008VUXNTQ)
Locked Room KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=pi0LExFQ002NmfQALq2RFw&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=pi0LExFQ002NmfQALq2RFw&r=2)

Microchip Murder UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microchip-Murder-KillFile-Amsterdam-ebook/dp/B00A4LKSYI (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microchip-Murder-KillFile-Amsterdam-ebook/dp/B00A4LKSYI)
Microchip Murder KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=gjGPmItjbECmGaxVmAzipA&r=3 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=gjGPmItjbECmGaxVmAzipA&r=3)

Tags, reviews and likes are most welcome also!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Jnassise on December 17, 2012, 12:12:49 pm
I've had Amazon price match a couple of my books after just setting them free on Kobo, but can't seem to get this one to go through.  Would appreciate your help!

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Great-Undead-prequel-ebook/dp/B007X1QNTQ/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1355775084&sr=8-15&keywords=Nassise (http://www.amazon.com/Sharp-Great-Undead-prequel-ebook/dp/B007X1QNTQ/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1355775084&sr=8-15&keywords=Nassise)

Free at Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Sharp-End/book-fpVnAP3uHUiP7irEXJwZkA/page1.html?s=MGe9MJ3ZtEKqF8FSkhVIMA&r=7 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Sharp-End/book-fpVnAP3uHUiP7irEXJwZkA/page1.html?s=MGe9MJ3ZtEKqF8FSkhVIMA&r=7)

Will start reporting for others upthread.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 17, 2012, 12:26:27 pm
Caught up again :) Good luck!

Still waiting on mine (obviously these things take time!). Any help is appreciated :)

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Little-Crush-Series-ebook/dp/B00998T2IA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355701221&sr=1-5&keywords=tracie+puckett

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-a-Little-Crush/book-ZHnQleNidEeTDYaPPwc05A/page1.html?s=MN_Y_RHlg0-5wLGVaqO5_g&r=2
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 17, 2012, 05:16:39 pm
All caught up again. Got tags when I could.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 17, 2012, 06:35:03 pm
Done folks!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Joseph Edward Ryan on December 17, 2012, 07:58:25 pm
Hi,

Can someone report my stories to Amazon please (I would like to make them free as well):

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265976
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265962

Here are the stories on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Polar-Bear-Mouse-ebook/dp/B00APBK91O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355775679&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/Friends-by-the-Water-ebook/dp/B00AM4IB5U/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355534987&sr=1-2

--If you could do this, that would be great. I tried a few times to do it myself, but nothing seems to happen. Or maybe I am doing it too soon?

PS: I will report some others above me (reported Jnassise and traciedp).

Joe
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 17, 2012, 09:19:43 pm
Reported you Joe :) Good luck!

Adam, congrats on finally reaching 'free' status! Hooray!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Adam Poe on December 17, 2012, 09:30:58 pm
So I have only been trying to get our book free for a week (maybe less) and it has already been matched as of this afternoon! I used a 'trick' I found on another website.. although I can't say that it was what did it so quickly or if just luck. Regardless though, here is what I did.

Put it on Smashwords for free, as soon as it got to one site as free (Kobo only currently) I had you fine people report it.. maybe 8 people in all. Then I went and resubmitted the book. I didn't change anything, just went into kdp and click through to publish again with a new version #. On the other website people said this would refresh it and if the bots or whatever had seen it as free elsewhere it would match. A couple hours later when the book went back to live status it was free!

Hope this works for everyone else.

I will continue to report everyone here as well! -- All caught up!
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 17, 2012, 09:34:23 pm
Adam,

Thanks for the info! I'm going to try right now :) Maybe I'll wake up to a nice little surprise in the morning.

*fingers crossed

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: trublue on December 17, 2012, 11:10:35 pm
Hi,

Can someone report my stories to Amazon please (I would like to make them free as well):

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265976
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265962

Here are the stories on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Polar-Bear-Mouse-ebook/dp/B00APBK91O/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355775679&sr=1-3

http://www.amazon.com/Friends-by-the-Water-ebook/dp/B00AM4IB5U/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355534987&sr=1-2

--If you could do this, that would be great. I tried a few times to do it myself, but nothing seems to happen. Or maybe I am doing it too soon?

PS: I will report some others above me (reported Jnassise and traciedp).

Joe



They ALMOST never match from SW. They need kobo, iTunes and or nook
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: Danielle Kazemi on December 18, 2012, 06:28:25 am
Yes! Went free and just in time. Reported everyone else. Hope it happens soon.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 18, 2012, 03:30:27 pm
Congrats Danielle!

Adam, unfortunately the trick didn't work for me :( It still hasn't gone free.

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: bethklein on December 18, 2012, 04:12:27 pm
Submitted the last 15 pages to catch up! Please submit mine. Thanks everyone.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/introduction-beth-klein/1113852874
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009G7FBT8
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 18, 2012, 04:34:28 pm
Just caught up with everyone since my last post.

I'm (almost) ready to give up the thought of ever having a free book on the .co.uk site

unless...

...any lovely people (especially those in the UK - I'm sure Amazon only take notice of reports from people who can purchase from each site, if that makes sense) could 'report' my book on Amazon UK.


Amazon UK - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Whispering-Tombs-Quality-Times-ebook/dp/B00858Z0K4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355877190&sr=8-1

Kobo - http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=the+whispering+tombs

UK Nook - http://uk.nook.com/ebooks/the-whispering-tombs-quality-times-1-by-gayle-ramage/2940033248650

iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/whispering-tombs-quality-times/id564051774?mt=11

 :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 18, 2012, 04:35:23 pm
Ok Joe and Beth.  Got you both.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 18, 2012, 04:39:24 pm
Got you too Garam. (I know what you mean. I'm still waiting for mine to go free)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: The 13th Doctor on December 18, 2012, 04:43:21 pm
Thanks, Wizard. Best of luck.  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 18, 2012, 05:38:51 pm
I'm going to try that right now Adam.
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: traciedp on December 18, 2012, 06:13:32 pm
Hey guys :) All caught up!

http://www.amazon.com/Just-Little-Crush-Series-ebook/dp/B00998T2IA/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1355701221&sr=1-5&keywords=tracie+puckett

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-a-Little-Crush/book-ZHnQleNidEeTDYaPPwc05A/page1.html?s=MN_Y_RHlg0-5wLGVaqO5_g&r=2

Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: James Maxwell on December 18, 2012, 10:07:32 pm
Thanks for all the great insight! I've been trying to go free for what feels like forever

If you could "tell us about a lower price" and give the book some make it free love:

Enchantress - http://amzn.com/B0087HV5QQ

It's currently listed for free on

itunes:  https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/enchantress-evermen-saga-book/id583556999?mt=11

kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Enchantress/book-iD_KWNZApEeW24hujluM4Q/page1.html

Price 0.00
Shipping 0.00

Thanks guys!  :)
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: AmsterdamAssassin on December 19, 2012, 02:48:48 am
I hope someone who shops at .co.uk can take the time to report my short stories for the lower price-match of Locked Room and Microchip Murder:

Locked Room UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008VUXNTQ (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008VUXNTQ)
Locked Room KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=pi0LExFQ002NmfQALq2RFw&r=2 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Locked-Room/book-bw3uXFFHi0eKNo6N1iEnTg/page1.html?s=pi0LExFQ002NmfQALq2RFw&r=2)

Microchip Murder UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microchip-Murder-KillFile-Amsterdam-ebook/dp/B00A4LKSYI (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Microchip-Murder-KillFile-Amsterdam-ebook/dp/B00A4LKSYI)
Microchip Murder KOBO: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=gjGPmItjbECmGaxVmAzipA&r=3 (http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Microchip-Murder/book-llfPGHU1E0Gb1eea57aDBQ/page1.html?s=gjGPmItjbECmGaxVmAzipA&r=3)

Tags, reviews and likes are most welcome also!

By the way, as I cannot shop in the UK Kindle Store, how can I see if my books are free?
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: wizard1231 on December 19, 2012, 04:34:23 am
It didn't work.  :-\ Oh well. I'll keep trying.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008QQ60BI
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008QQ60BI

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/land-of-shadows-gunzel/1112304642?ean=2940045056175
http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Land-of-Shadows/book-AQOeU2XNzkGezaUDCYRXNw/page1.html?s=LIlMwJkVCUeOGuGCNwBtEQ&r=2
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: agyar on December 19, 2012, 06:55:51 am
I'm going through reporting everybody who's not free already. Please reciprocate? Thanks!

Amazon US:

http://www.amazon.com/Thursday-Night-Game-ebook/dp/B00AAGANQA/

Kobo:

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Thursday-Night-Game/book-vENA346bEU2Tu0Y3FIhbyA/page1.html
Title: Re: Make It Free
Post by: A.W.Hartoin on December 19, 2012, 09:43:13 am
I've gone through and reported everyone that isn't f