Thursday, April 21, 2011

Amazon DE


So, interestingly enough, Amazon.com launched a new webstore today just for German customers. It's called Amazon DE. This joins the regular Amazon, and Amazon UK. Just to prove to some forum participants that I actually had some sales over there today, I posted this screen shot above. And yes, the book is still in English! :-)

Update: So as someone on the above mentioned forum made me aware, Amazon DE is actually featuring my book on their home page today, the very first day of the site's existence. My cover is right up there next to Jonathan Franzen. Pretty exciting! As a result, No Cure for the Broken Hearted is now the number one selling English book on Amazon in Germany. Who'd have guessed?




10 comments:

  1. Thanks for the heads-up on the German site, Kenneth. I dashed over there - but so far 'nullpunkt' for Bagpipes & Bullshot!

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  2. UPDATE: Oh my goodness - how fantastic - I just saw your post (I have your blog listed on my blog so it alerts me to your latest posts)I do hope you are celebrating tonight, Kenneth. I'm raising my glass to you right now - Gl├╝ckwunsch mein Freund!

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  3. Thanks, Janice, that last comment made me smile! It actually only took seven sales for me to reach the top spot over there on the English list, and I'm already starting to slide a little, but it's been fun while it's lasted!

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  4. Well done on infiltrating the German ranks, Kenneth!

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  5. Yup, it's up to ten now. At .24 cents a pop for me. :-) Not quite a latte yet, but maybe a medium coffee.

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  6. Well, since you're in double figures you need to tell me your secret, as I'm still at 'nullpunkt' - and fear I'm invisible to Germans who read English.

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  7. My secret is that for some reason, I just got lucky. The powers that be at Amazon DE decided to put my book on the "Englische ebooks" page:

    http://www.amazon.de/fremdsprachige-ebooks-kindle/b/ref=sv_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&node=567135031

    I guess they liked the cover...

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  8. Just goes to show it's true that the harder you work the luckier you become. Well done, Kenneth, and Happy Easter to you!

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  9. Thanks Janice, happy Easter to you, too!

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