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#1 J. Lea Lopez

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:02 PM

Saw this link to a help topic about putting your book up for pre-order on Amazon. Went into my dashboard and sure enough, there's a pre-order option when I go to add a new book. Preo-orders are no longer reserved for traditional publishers and hand-picked indies.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:05 PM

Though as someone just pointed out to me on FB, Amazon doesn't count your preorders toward release-day rankings so you don't get the bump there like you do with Apple.



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:12 PM

Thanks so much! This is awesome :-)


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Posted 14 August 2014 - 03:59 PM

Thanks for the link. Now, about finishing my WIP...



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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:47 PM

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Posted 14 August 2014 - 06:57 PM

I'm not using it. I don't have a big rush for my books, and I'm kinda pissed at Amazon. 


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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:53 AM

Saw this link to a help topic about putting your book up for pre-order on Amazon. Went into my dashboard and sure enough, there's a pre-order option when I go to add a new book. Preo-orders are no longer reserved for traditional publishers and hand-picked indies.

 

This is a very big deal.  They have just given average indie authors the power to promote, advertise and sell their books while they are writing them rather than placing that burden on them all on the release day and the subsequent weeks that follow...

 

As J. Lea pointed out, successful hand-picked indies were afforded this luxury, which helped them establish solid marketing in place long before the book's release date.  If you can come to the gate with thousands of orders already placed -- especially since most novels take 4-6 months to write, proof, cover design, etc. --  you are well ahead of the game.



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Posted 17 August 2014 - 10:56 PM

Perfect timing! 

 

I have been laying out my side of promoting Billy Bobble Makes A Magic Wand and thought of it more as an awareness campaign - now I can make it as much sales as awareness.  Sweet!


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 12:08 PM

I tend to write entire series of books all at once, instead of one book at a time. (That might change eventually, but is how I usually do it now.) So this might become a very useful tool for me, allowing me to release a book every few months if I can catch up and write that many. XD


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Posted 23 August 2014 - 01:02 PM

I tend to write entire series of books all at once, instead of one book at a time. (That might change eventually, but is how I usually do it now.) So this might become a very useful tool for me, allowing me to release a book every few months if I can catch up and write that many. XD

Releasing every 30-90 days can really help you with Amazon's algorithms, too.






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