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So my BookBub ad went out today about 11am EST, and I have to say it was well worth the $400. I've already made the money back in just a few hours.

I'm #19 overall at Barnes and Noble and I'm #12 overall at Apple. I think Amazon is down for the day because ranks haven't moved, but I've sold about 700 copies at Amazon, 800 at B&N and I don't know what at Apple, but I'm assuming it's good since my rank is so high.

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/nook-books-bestsellers/379003503
 

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Wow!  Is this the first time you've used them?
 

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Does Bookbub have an erotica/erotic romance category? If not, will they accept erotic romances in their romance category?
 

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Oh, also, what does "top quality content" mean? Does Bookbub have a minimum stars requirement? And how do you discount a book, exactly? Just lower the price on Amazon? It won't show up as a discount (ie, having a line through it with a lower price beneath)-- does that matter?
 

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I think you have to have a minimum of 15-25 positive reviews or something like that.... it's crazy...
*Snort* Well, that's never gonna happen. I got more reviews back when I started; people seem less willing to review these days. Or maybe it's me.

Liliana, I'm glad you've done so well with your ad. I hope Amazon gets un-stuck soon so you get the fabulous ranking you deserve!
 

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Julie Christensen said:
Wow! Is this the first time you've used them?
Yes, this is my first time to use them. I don't normally pay attention to paid promo stuff because I have my head down writing, but a friend emailed and told me I should check in to it.

MegHarris said:
Does Bookbub have an erotica/erotic romance category? If not, will they accept erotic romances in their romance category?
I have no idea about that. You could just send them an email and ask. My romances are pretty spicy, but I plan to do one of my romantic suspenses in the next month or so.

MegHarris said:
Oh, also, what does "top quality content" mean? Does Bookbub have a minimum stars requirement? And how do you discount a book, exactly? Just lower the price on Amazon? It won't show up as a discount (ie, having a line through it with a lower price beneath)-- does that matter?
They do look the book over and have to approve it before it'll go in the ad. And yes, it does have to meet a certain star review threshold.
 

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Liliana, I'm glad you've done so well with your ad. I hope Amazon gets un-stuck soon so you get the fabulous ranking you deserve!
I know! I'm bummed about Amazon. I'm hoping they get it fixed soon. I've sold 837 at Amazon and 840 at Barnes and Noble. I don't know about Apple but I'm ranked #10 in the overall store, still behind Fifty Shades ;D

I chose DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS specifically because BookBub has such a large mystery/thriller audience. This is my darker mystery series, so it's very different from my romances. (not much romance and not spicy at all). I lowered the price to .99 and Amazon price-matched immediately, so I'm getting 70% there.
 

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That's awesome! Congrats, Liliana. I have a Bookbub ad booked for Valentine's day. I can't wait to see how that plays out.
There's definitely a problem with Amazon's ranking, as per the bar in Amazon Central. For your sake, I hope they get it fixed soon! It must be frustrating to be having such a great day when the rankings are stuck!
 

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Wow! Very cool. I have a Bookbub ad later this month so I'm anxious to see how it comes out for me.

 

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Agreed. I used them to promo a Notes to Self freebie before Christmas and had a very nice run when it was over. I wish they would open up a kids' books category.
 

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Cool!  I have one coming up in about a week.  Hope it works well for me, too!

I also love them as a reader.  I have ordered things from their emails.
 

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Here's an update on sales for DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

Amazon: 2366 copies sold  Overall Rank of #143 (But there's still a delay, so I'm expecting it to go a lot higher)
B&N: 1311 copies sold        Overall Rank of #6
Apple: ? copies sold            Overall Rank of #9

And the day's not over ;D
 
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