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Tm-Moore
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Is PubIt Broken?

I started posting my books almost since PubIt first opened, and now I don't get sales. At first it was because I had no links between the printed titles and their ebook counterparts. Now it seems that indie titles have been shoved into the closet. To date I have not seen any sales in print and the ebooks have dropped precipitously. Is PubIt broken, or is there some other reason?

Theresa M. Moore
Author of the Children of The Dragon vampire series and other fiction/nonfiction books http://www.antellus.com/
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Strayer
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Re: Is PubIt Broken?

I have a kid ebook and it is off in a corner for the most part. Over at Amazon, it is a bad dream for kid ebooks.
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LaStade
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Re: Is PubIt Broken?

It takes a lot of promotion to make sales. I promote my pattern booklets on sites where people are interested in the subject of crocheting and knitting.   I am making sales steadily, for what I sell.  Things may have slowed down because it is not a holiday or  for other reasons.  

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lori-stade
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LesaFuchsCarter
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Re: Is PubIt Broken?

I messaged you on another thread too - but my sales have steadily been increasing.  I do a lot of advertising with people I know like my genre, on message boards, blogs, websites, I haven't ever paid for advertising either (yet).  I am an indie author, too.

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Tm-Moore
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Re: Is PubIt Broken?

No, I've tried all of that. I think people are turning to their local bookstores for a change. It's too bad BN won't accept independent titles to show in the stores. My books are available through Ingram but that does not seem to make any difference. I had sales up until March, and then suddenly everything dropped into a black hole. If I don't get more sales in the next three months I'm pulling out and going through Smashwords from now on. It's too bad, because I really liked BN but I'm in business to sell my books and this is not helping. Pretty soon, the big 6 will dominate the bookselling world again. I don't think that is fair.

Theresa M. Moore
Author of the Children of The Dragon vampire series and other fiction/nonfiction books http://www.antellus.com/