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Writers' Cafe / Re: Rankings going into a BookBub featured Deal
« on: May 31, 2018, 10:32:10 am »
I've tested and found the same thing. I like to have an AMS ad going and turn on a FB ad I know works when I bring the book back to paid. That keeps it sticky longer at a higher ranking.
Recently, a friend and I tried two different approaches on our same-genre, same-week Bookbub deals. He pre-loaded ads to get the rank up beforehand and I post-loaded ads to keep the rank up after the fact. He got higher in the store but I sold more books, which supports Bookbub's assertion that it's better to post-load than pre-load for maximum sales.

Thanks for the advice! This is just want I wanted to know. I only hope I haven't harmed my BookBub sales prospects by testing out FB ads and BookBub ads in advance. I've turned them off now and won't activate them again until after the sale.

Writers' Cafe / Rankings going into a BookBub featured Deal
« on: May 30, 2018, 06:07:45 pm »
Hello! Does anyone have any advice about how high a book should be ranked in order to get the maximum benefit going into a Bookbub featured deal? Is it enough if your book is in the top 10,000 paid books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble? Or should it be ranked higher? I've read some threads from authors making a run at bestseller lists who advise getting the rank up in advance of the Bookbub, but I'm not clear on how high of a rank is sufficient.

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has anyone else been disappointed by D2D?
« on: May 27, 2018, 10:14:22 pm »
Hey Mimsy! You are most welcome. I plan to start a new thread of BookBub week and the surrounding promos in the next few days. I always enjoy and appreciate other people's stats posts, so I am happy to contribute to the KBoards data pool.

Thanks Virginia :) I'm really interested to see how BookBub & promo stacking work with a single book, instead of a single or multi-author boxset. Wishing you the best of luck!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has anyone else been disappointed by D2D?
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:06:43 pm »

I finally received a reply from the author relations person at D2D (yesterday, 12 days after my initial inquiry). The message was polite and thorough and answered all of my questions/concerns. I am satisfied with that, although it took so long that I am a little bit concerned about working with them going forward. Still, I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt for now. I'll update this thread again if anything comes of the book being submitted as it sounds like that is a topic of interest to many (even though that wasn't really the point of this thread).

This information is really helpful, thank you. I hope you'll share the results of your BookBub deal and promo stacking, too!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has anyone else been disappointed by D2D?
« on: May 27, 2018, 09:03:57 pm »
Yes, there is a specific email. I got it at a conference but you can also email iBooks and ask for it. From what I understand, they don't want it to be public knowledge.

There are no guarantees of course, but they like to see great covers and they also want to see commitment on the author's part, i.e. all your books are on their store and you have prominent links to iBooks on your website.

Thanks for the information!

Writers' Cafe / Re: Has anyone else been disappointed by D2D?
« on: May 27, 2018, 12:22:11 am »
As far as Apple, you can contact them directly even if you publish through D2D, they donīt really care. I always try to give them at least a 4-week notice though.

I've never gotten anywhere with B&N and Kobo so I've decided to go direct with them later in the year.

Brand new member here! Just wondering how you contacted Apple? Is there a specific email or form?

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