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Author:  Kallysti [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:20 am ]
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That's right! Our fabulous fantasy anthology, Birth of a Unicorn and Other Stories is now available via Amazon's Kindle and Barnes & Noble's Nook electronic readers for the price of $3.99 :D

Get yours today...and spread the word!

Author:  Kallysti [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:44 pm ]
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Oh, and here's the link /dance :D

Author:  Raya [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:29 pm ]
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Looks good, Kally :)

Author:  SuzyLydick [ Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:52 pm ]
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WOOT I giggled when I searched for my name and it came up. So stinkin' cool!

Author:  Kallysti [ Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:41 pm ]
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I've done a lot of research and decided, for a time at least, to price us at a reasonable $0.99. Most new authors (the self-published ones who get anywhere in sales, that is) begin this way so that more people are willing to take a chance on them. I've sold ONE book at the higher price...and that was to a friend ;)

Something else any and everyone on these boards can do for us: go to the book's site and double click the "t" key. This brings up the "tag" window. Tagging works thusly:
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Find other items with similar qualities: Are you a photography enthusiast? Find a photography book that you love and tag it with the category "photography book." Click on the "photography book" tag you created and see other items that were tagged similarly. Because people's tags are (by default) visible to others, a great effect of tagging is that you can navigate among items through other people's tags. Add a tag and check out what other items people have tagged as "robot" or "gardening" or "chocolate." Also, you can assign as many tags as you wish to each product, so tag away!


So tag it as something simple (or as several something simples, heh), such as "fantasy anthology" or "great fantasy" (which is what I did to test it out, lol), or just "short stories." ETC Things you think that if people were searching for it, they'd be happy to find it :)

This would be a great help!

Author:  Raya [ Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:01 am ]
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I added four tags. I had to really hit the "t" hard to get the screen to come up - not sure if it's my keyboard or the service. Thought I'd mention it.

Also it would be good if people got their friends or relatives to add a review. The more positive reviews we have, the better. See my post in Star Lounge regarding future use of Kindle.

Author:  Kallysti [ Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:57 pm ]
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Re: tags. I've also discovered that you can just do a check mark beside an already-existing tag. You don't even have to type anything! Talk about easy ;)

EDIT: OMG, even easier! Just double tap the "t" key whilst on the anthology Amazon page, copy and paste all the top tags there. Trust me, it's simple. I just did 10+ pages on the Kindle Boards so others would do the anthology's in return for us. (OH GOD MY EYES ARE BLEEDING)

I'm learning more about these things. The higher number of people tagging a subject, the quicker the book comes up on a list when someone's searching. Say you put "fantasy" as a tag for your book. If 150 people put that tag in, and another book has 151 people putting that "fantasy" tag on, the second book would come before yours when random people do a search for "fantasy." Does that make sense?

Author:  Kallysti [ Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:13 am ]
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Between NOOK & Kindle, we've sold 13 E-Books this month. That might be the best month yet! Keep talking us up, guys ;)

Author:  Raya [ Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:11 pm ]
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Woohoo! Damn, we're good - thanks to Kally for setting this all up. It's a LOT of work I'm finding out.

Author:  Kallysti [ Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:33 pm ]
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Wow! Finished at 17 e-books in December :D

Author:  Raya [ Sun Jan 01, 2012 2:47 pm ]
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Wonderful! I shall continue promoting it whenever I can. I usually promote it, along with Witchcanery, so that any fans of mine will want BOAU as well.

Author:  Marconis [ Sun Jul 01, 2012 11:01 am ]
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That is awesome! Anyone have any numbers on our total sales to date?

Author:  Kallysti [ Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:42 pm ]
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Marconis wrote:
That is awesome! Anyone have any numbers on our total sales to date?

Just for fun, made a spreadsheet. It's 54 sales NOOK, 53 Kindle, for a total of 107 e-books sold since it was available electronically :)

Author:  Raya [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:39 am ]
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Good for you, Kally. I should make a tally of the hard cover books I've sold. Wouldn't it be nice if we are nearing the zero mark to cover Imagination's publishing/distributing expenses? We could start sending royalties. Give me a few days and I'll come up with a figure.

P.S. How much are you selling the e-books for and how much are your expenses to date to do so?

Author:  Kallysti [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:06 am ]
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Not even close as far as royalties go, Raya. I just wanted you guys to know the numbers.

E-book went for $0.99 for a long time. I experimented with raising it to $2.99 a month or two and sold nothing. It's at $1.99 now & I'm keeping an eye on it (3 at that price so far).

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