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I’ve been doing the majority of my marketing through BookBub targeting authors that are similar to me or write similar type books. I’ve had a great response from the ads (.14% – 1.10%); clicks over to my Amazon page however, the actual orders, are very disappointing. I’ve had 178 clicks over to my Kindle page on Amazon in the last 4 days with only 18 pre-orders, and 5 of those I know for sure we from a friend and her family. That’s .073% response when I should be getting close to 50%. I’ve changed the description again. I can’t imagine the price of .99¢ is too much (it states that in the ad they are clicking on) and I know the cover is awesome (that too they see in the ad) so it must be the description. I’ve paused my ads for now as I just changed my description to be an excerpt from the book. Your book’s description is so important yet so very difficult to write. Once the new description goes live, I’ll reactive my ads and hope for more pre-orders from the clicks. Fingers and toes crossed. I’m open to suggestions.