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675 Views 5 Replies Last post: Feb 3, 2018 8:31 AM by LarryB RSS
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Jan 23, 2018 1:52 AM

Send author copies to other people

Hi,

 

I had a giveaway on Goodreads and I'm wondering if it's possible and allowed to send author copies via CS to the winners instead of sending through Amazon as it would be cheaper.

 

Thanks,

Daniel

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1. Jan 23, 2018 1:58 AM in response to: Breezin
Re: Send author copies to other people

Yes, you can dropship copies from your author account at the print cost. You have to enter each winners details separately though -- there's no way to upload a bulk list of addresses for CS to send out on your behalf.

 

 

Michelle

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3. Jan 23, 2018 4:09 PM in response to: Breezin
Re: Send author copies to other people

I believe Amazon has a cap on how many orders a customer can place on a single title. So it’s not ideal for heaps of copies.

 

And unfortunately, if you’re only sending out a few copies it’s not going to have a huge impact on your ranking, and it will only have a short term effect anyway.

 

I’d say save the extra money by dropshipping and put it into other marketing.

 

 

Michelle

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4. Jan 23, 2018 4:15 PM in response to: lipmag
Re: Send author copies to other people

I seem to remember a forum discussion where someone mentioned that the sales rank is based on the number of orders, not the number of copies.  So a purchase of one copy affects the rank the same as a single purchase of ten copies.

 

I've not been able to verify this one way or the other.  Does anyone here know?

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5. Feb 3, 2018 8:31 AM in response to: Breezin
Re: Send author copies to other people

I have donated copies of my THE HOUSEWIFE LOVED A BANDIT to history centers in Florida and Sarasota. Also gave a copy to the current Sarasota County sheriff. The true story has many Sarasota connections and relevance. I just returned from Florida where Sarasota Herald Tribune staff writer Billy Cox interviewed me for a follow-up article to THE MYSTERIES OF MA FLO, an article in the paper about my search for my mother's past, published on Mother's Day May 8, 2011. That event kicked off my determination to get my book finished with create space (book published Sep 1 2017). Last Friday, he posted a video "info-mercial" about the book and his new story on the Sarasota Herald Tribune FACEBOOK page. You might find it interesting

 

The book is selling well and the next step is to get the screenplay about it out there and see who salutes.  Good luck y'all!

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