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487 Views 0 Replies Last post: Oct 21, 2017 4:11 PM by Mediaman2 RSS
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Oct 21, 2017 4:11 PM

Is this a good way to do an Amazon pre-sale?

My book is complete but I don't want it released to the public until the middle of January (I'm tying-it into a media appearance). The person who formated it tells me that my e-book can be made availalble for pre-sale but my paperbook cannot. Also, apparently for me to get author copies,  the book must be up on Amazon.  Since I want author copies now for advanced release to the media & family, my book is currently listed (I'm just not telling anyone it's there and since I'm a first time author, no one will be trying to find me or the book).    My questions:


1.  Is this the best way to have my book available in three months?


2.  (Important) Does it negatively effect any Amazon ranking if my book sales are literally zero until a certain date, then they suddenly surge?


Many Thanks!


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