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JoeEkaitis
01-04-2006, 10:19 PM
You can read it about it here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/15700651)and see it in action on my book's page.

Richard
01-04-2006, 10:54 PM
Hmm. Does that actually mail messages out to people, or only appear on the site?

JoeEkaitis
01-04-2006, 11:27 PM
Hmm. Does that actually mail messages out to people, or only appear on the site?If someone bought your book and comes back to Amazon.com later, they'll see a link on their main page. Everyone who looks at your book's page will see the message, too. I don't know if and when Amazon Connect will be available from amazon.co.uk.

Cathy C
01-05-2006, 01:06 AM
The brochure on this program was sent to me by our agent, who thought it looked interesting but didn't know if it was worth the price.


Did you just recently sign up for this, Joe, or have you been doing it for awhile? I'd like to get some feedback how whether you think it has value before I sign up for it. Can I ask how the pay structure works? Is it a "per click" deal or a monthly/annual fee? I couldn't find it in the data I received.

Thanks!

Dawno
01-05-2006, 01:10 AM
I should let akaEraser answer this himself, but you can go to the "What Fish Don't Want You to Know" page on Amazon and link to his 'connect blog' there.

JoeEkaitis
01-05-2006, 01:59 AM
The brochure on this program was sent to me by our agent, who thought it looked interesting but didn't know if it was worth the price.


Did you just recently sign up for this, Joe, or have you been doing it for awhile? I'd like to get some feedback how whether you think it has value before I sign up for it. Can I ask how the pay structure works? Is it a "per click" deal or a monthly/annual fee? I couldn't find it in the data I received.

Thanks!Apparently, it don't cost nothin'.

I signed up before the very end of last year and once the publisher confirmed that I'm the author, I was able to start adding content to the book's page.

Now, if they start asking for money. . . ;)

maggie2
01-05-2006, 03:58 AM
I went to the link Joe posted and read about it. They say it is free to authors, so apparently there's no cost. Sounds interesting. I'll sign up once my book is listed there.

popmuze
01-05-2006, 08:51 PM
I read about this in the NY Times and immediately applied to Amazon. Now I'm waiting for my credits to be verified.

In the past I've had no luck at all with web sites and/or blogs. But maybe this will be different. I'd love to connect with my reader.

maestrowork
01-05-2006, 09:07 PM
Just signed up. Got verified. And posted. ;)

I assume,though, that the messages only appear for those who have bought the book... yes? So what is the point precisely? I mean, those who haven't bought the book wouldn't see the messages. Those who have already bought the book probably won't go back to that page. The only benefit is probably for those authors who have multiple books -- to promote cross selling.

JennaGlatzer
01-05-2006, 09:11 PM
Yep, I'm participating.

Christine N.
01-06-2006, 12:59 AM
Sounds good to me, I'm going to sign up today. :)

Ella
01-07-2006, 06:22 AM
I hope everyone comes back to let us know how well it's working! Looks like a great idea!

Cathy C
01-07-2006, 08:13 PM
Signed up! Just waiting for the final verification (the small pubs were easy, so hopefully the large one won't take too long.)Off to set up my profile! :D

Christine N.
01-09-2006, 02:58 AM
I'm all set... but I wish they would link your profile to your book pages and vice versa. I mean how is anyone going to find you??

But it's free and easy, so I'll give it a go.

popmuze
01-13-2006, 02:53 AM
Whoo who! Just got verified. Now what?

I guess I have to post a profile.

So far I've been very unlucky in blogs. For instance, I have a website that nobody ever visits. Maybe this will get a few responses.

"The Apostle" Author
01-20-2006, 09:31 AM
Always something good on this site and Maestro sems to find himself draped in it. Thanks for the enlightenment I was under the impression that this was a cost to the author item. Since it isn't, I guess I'll have to throw my hat in the ring.
Just signed up. Got verified. And posted.

I assume,though, that the messages only appear for those who have bought the book... yes? So what is the point precisely? I mean, those who haven't bought the book wouldn't see the messages. Those who have already bought the book probably won't go back to that page. The only benefit is probably for those authors who have multiple books -- to promote cross selling.

Ralyks
01-22-2006, 11:27 PM
I signed up. One of my two books is verified. I've started the blog. It's free, so why not, but I don't see much of a point.

The post seem to appear regardless of whehter you have bought the book, but only appear if you are visiting the book page. This could potentially help with cross promotion. My friend said no such information appeared on the homepage though. What does Amazon mean when it says this post has been "sent" to people who bought the book?

Cathy C
01-23-2006, 12:42 AM
I just finished my first post to customers. I thought it would be a good forum to show the conferences we'll be attending where we'll be signing books. Encouraging them to bring along the ones they purchased at Amazon might help sales a bit if one of the conventions is close to them and they know they can get an autograph! (Hey, it can't hurt! ;) ) I embedded links to the conferences, so people can leap over and register if the mood suits them

I also added a recent award nomination of one of the books and a link to a radio interview we did.

Anyone have any other ideas of how to use the posts for cross-purposes? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

Simran
01-24-2006, 11:33 PM
The author that I do the PR work has signed up too. http://www.amazon.com/gp/blog/id/A3QKWIE1I4J9HH/ref=cm_blog_pdp_blog/102-3164498-1085700

cool_st_elizabeth
01-31-2006, 03:00 AM
You can read my Amazon blog at http://www.tinyurl.com/cgflr .

williemeikle
08-30-2006, 03:25 PM
Amazon.com now have a scheme where authors can create a profile and add blogs and comments to their book listings... anybody else signed up for it? Any tips on best strategies?

Here's the starting point for anybody not signed up yet
http://www.amazon.com/gp/arms/role/ref=cm_arms_cr/ (http://www.amazon.com/gp/arms/role/ref=cm_arms_cr/)


And here's mine
http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AH7UDG89WBTZU/ref=cm_ad_45/002-2... (http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AH7UDG89WBTZU/ref=cm_ad_45/002-2...)

Willie

dclary
09-01-2006, 06:14 PM
I've always been of the mind that if I self-published, I'd use the Amazon marketplace to sell my book.. This just gives me more marketing tools if I still decide to go that route. Haven't used it yet, but anyway to increase your exposure's a great thing when you're trying to sell.