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Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
15 Dec 2013, 12:49 PM | Post: #11

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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

(15 Dec 2013 12:40 PM)Paula Jane Wrote: Wrote:  That's really interesting, maybe my price was not right in the UK that's why I could only do the one on Amazon.com.
It'll make much more sense to have the promotion running on both.
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Hi Paula.
After filling in the initial promo for .com, and thanks to Tim's helpful post, I tried to add another promo for .co.uk and it gave me an error message that said I wasn't eligible for this promo as my .co.uk price was too low. I'd set the price at .com for $2.99 and clicked to automatically fix equivelant prices for all the other countries. It seems that by doing this, my UK price turned out to be (if i can remember correctly) £1.89 and it needed to be at least £1.96. Ironically, I set it at £1.99 when I amended it, and it's now £2.01 -go figure!
So the moral of the story is not to select the auto price option, if you want to use the promotion option. One would think that Amazon would default the UK price to match the .com prise minimum of $2.99 but sadly this isn't so.
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Offline Paula Jane
15 Dec 2013, 01:21 PM | Post: #12

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That's great info, thanks. I've always tended to use the automatic price match so I'll have to experiment with it a bit more. Smile
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Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
16 Dec 2013, 11:16 AM | Post: #13

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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

(15 Dec 2013 12:40 PM)Paula Jane Wrote: Wrote:  That's really interesting, maybe my price was not right in the UK that's why I could only do the one on Amazon.com.
It'll make much more sense to have the promotion running on both.
Thanks for the thread nav! Smile

I was doing the same Paula.
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I checked today, after resetting the UK price yesterday and sure enough, I can't do a promotion on the .co.uk until January 15th. Looking at the glass half full, my sales are better on .com, but still, it's a stupid system and I'm going to feed it back to Amazon-right now. Hopefully, others will read this post and be forewarned. Scribbler will be happy to know that there isn't a Mexican option of this promo.
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Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
16 Dec 2013, 11:35 AM | Post: #14

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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

I've submitted a complaint to Amazon on this matter. It reads:

Hi there. I recently released my second eBook through Amazon; The Gathering of the Clans, and I set the price for the book at $2.99 so that I could benefit from your Kindle Countdown Deal in order to promote the book. I patiently waited the agreed 30 day period in order to launch a promotion, only to find that half of my marketplace has been denied this promo.
By setting the price at $2.99 and selecting the autoprice conversion for other countries, I had inadvertently set the UK price at lower than the UK Kindle Countdown minimum price. I now have to wait until after January 15th to offer this promotion to my UK reader base. Surely this is a ridiculous situation! Much though I can appreciate that there is a benefit in giving the option of an individual promotional for either .com or .uk, or both, you would think that the minimum price set for .com of $2.99 would automatically translate over to the other site. I am furious at this cock up and could you please rectify it with all possible haste, so that other authors do not suffer from the poor management of this offer.
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16 Dec 2013, 06:20 PM | Post: #15

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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

Beware the wrath of The Mighty Zon!

And in a strange tangential universe... Apparently donkeys are still legal tender in Mexico, I'm willing to accept one for any of my stories.
Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
16 Dec 2013, 07:02 PM | Post: #16

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Thankfully, my sales haven't been overly impacted by the donkey reference, but in order to avoid a Top Gear moment, may I offer my humble apologies on the donkey references.
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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

(16 Dec 2013 07:02 PM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  Thankfully, my sales haven't been overly impacted by the donkey reference, but in order to avoid a Top Gear moment, may I offer my humble apologies on the donkey references.
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No donkeys were harmed during the production of this thread ... well, maybe one, but that's all, honest. Undecided
Offline navlogan Reading Faust 2.0 by Michael Brookes
17 Dec 2013, 06:13 AM | Post: #18

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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

(16 Dec 2013 08:08 PM)Scribbler Wrote: Wrote:  
(16 Dec 2013 07:02 PM)navlogan Wrote: Wrote:  Thankfully, my sales haven't been overly impacted by the donkey reference, but in order to avoid a Top Gear moment, may I offer my humble apologies on the donkey references.
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No donkeys were harmed during the production of this thread ... well, maybe one, but that's all, honest. Undecided

and he asked for  it, Such a mascocist!
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RE: A Kindle Countdown question.

(16 Dec 2013 08:08 PM)Scribbler Wrote: Wrote:  No donkeys were harmed during the production of this thread ... well, maybe one, but that's all, honest. Undecided
navlogan Wrote: and he asked for  it, Such a mascocist!

Totally! I'm backing Nav on that statement. Whistle

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