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It's Monday. I have no thoughts whatsoever. This should properly called Zombieday.  :eek:
 

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I've read your post several times, plus looked at the FB page, and I'm still unclear on what your page will do for one of my books for $15. And I'm wondering how many authors/books would be part of the same "giveaway" at the same time as mine.

Too many unanswered questions to make a call on whether I'd be willing to pay $15. That does seem a bit steep, by the way, for a promotion on a page with ~1000 fans, but maybe the details of what you have in mind would cause me to change my mind.
 

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Wingpeople said:
I've read your post several times, plus looked at the FB page, and I'm still unclear on what your page will do for one of my books for $15. And I'm wondering how many authors/books would be part of the same "giveaway" at the same time as mine.

Too many unanswered questions to make a call on whether I'd be willing to pay $15. That does seem a bit steep, by the way, for a promotion on a page with ~1000 fans, but maybe the details of what you have in mind would cause me to change my mind.
Sorry for not being clear! :)

Basically, you're getting a post on my FB page, sponsoring a $5 Amazon gift card giveaway. I'll pay Facebook to promote the post, and the post will show to friends as well as fans of the page. So the possible outreach is over 2,000 views. Obviously not everyone will purchase your book, but there's a potential for 2,000 people to see it. Since I'm buying the gift card, and paying facebook for the ad, I'm not really making any money on this, but I'm building a fan base, and pointing people to the Addicted to eBooks website, and I earn a little from Amazon Assoicates.

I'd like to do one a day, so more people come visit my FB page, and hopefully come visit the website too and check out the books there. (It doesn't cost anything to list your book on my website, you just need 5 reviews on Amazon US.)

Obviously there is no guarantee a book will get sales if they do this, but when I tested it with my book I did see some sales.

Does this answer any questions you have?
 

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Sounds interesting. I like your site Victorine and would be happy to sponsor you for $15 (because, y'know, that's what it's about).

Since I'm now out of Select with everything, I can no longer (nor do I want to) do freebie days. My books are also in the higher price category, which make them unsuitable for some promo sites.

Is there a rule on price you've got to sell your book at? Thinking of a promo for my omnibus (in sig line).
 

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Sounds interesting. I like your site Victorine and would be happy to sponsor you for $15 (because, y'know, that's what it's about).

Since I'm now out of Select with everything, I can no longer (nor do I want to) do freebie days. My books are also in the higher price category, which make them unsuitable for some promo sites.

Is there a rule on price you've got to sell your book at? Thinking of a promo for my omnibus (in sig line).
Good question, Patty. On my Addicted to eBooks site, I feature books that are $5.99 or less. Let me think about the sponsorship thing, and see if I feel like it needs to stay in the same guidelines or not. :)
 

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I'd be happy to try this out, Victorine. I like the idea of the $5 gift card giveaway coupled with the book info -- a nice association, low pressure. Maybe middle of January-ish? Do you have a submission page up?
 

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Victorine said:
Good question, Patty. On my Addicted to eBooks site, I feature books that are $5.99 or less. Let me think about the sponsorship thing, and see if I feel like it needs to stay in the same guidelines or not. :)
OK. People do actually get about 300K worth of fiction for that price, so it's my way of discounting, rather than making the first book free, which I don't want to do.
 

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I'd be happy to try this out, Victorine. I like the idea of the $5 gift card giveaway coupled with the book info -- a nice association, low pressure. Maybe middle of January-ish? Do you have a submission page up?
I haven't put a submission page up yet, I wasn't sure if it would be something anyone would be interested in. But if there's interest, I'll definitely put up a page. I'm hoping it will be a win/win situation. :)
 

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OK. People do actually get about 300K worth of fiction for that price, so it's my way of discounting, rather than making the first book free, which I don't want to do.
I think $9.99 for 300K is definitely a great price. And since it's three novels, it would equal out to be less than $5.99 for each, so I'm thinking that would work. I think I'll change my submission guidelines to take omnibus submissions that are over $5.99, because that just makes sense.
 

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Victorine said:
I haven't put a submission page up yet, I wasn't sure if it would be something anyone would be interested in. But if there's interest, I'll definitely put up a page. I'm hoping it will be a win/win situation. :)
Sounds good to me. At my stage of things, it's all about trying a variety of things, hopefully reaching a few new readers with each effort or at least getting your cover in front of them for that first look.
 

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I would be interested, Victorine. Thank you for the offer. I would like to do it as soon as possible for Gastien Part 1: The Cost of the Dream.
 

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Okay, thanks guys!

Since there is interest in this, I have created a page for this. (It's newly created, so let me know if there are any bugs in it.)

http://addictedtoebooks.com/advertising

You will need to create an account with my website to fill out the form, or log in if you already have an account.

Thanks! Happy New Year!
 

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Victorine said:
Okay, thanks guys!

Since there is interest in this, I have created a page for this. (It's newly created, so let me know if there are any bugs in it.)

http://addictedtoebooks.com/advertising

You will need to create an account with my website to fill out the form, or log in if you already have an account.

Thanks! Happy New Year!
Since I'm actually awake now, I can comment. I think a lot of people would be interested at that price to support a good site and possibly get some results. I'll fill out your form and order one.
 

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I'll give it a try. I just filled out the form.

Possible bug: when I submitted the first time, it brought me back and told me to fill out the violence rating, though I'm pretty sure I did. It's possible I could have clicked too fast and it didn't take, but I thought I would mention it just in case.
 

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Victorine said:
Thanks so much you guys!

I messaged those who bought ads - let me know if you didn't get the message. Sometimes I wonder if my messages go in spam folders when I use the website message system.
I received it and replied. I wasn't sure if you'd receive a reply though since sometimes website message systems don't handle replies.
 
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