I do have to say that yesterday’s free promotion on Amazon for The Last Dawn was pretty successful. My goal for the promo was simply to get my book out there to as many readers as possible. Before going to bed last night, I tallied up the numbers and here were the results:
- #691 out of all Kindle books
- #15 in the Fantasy/Futuristic genre
- 332 copies downloaded worldwide
I’m sure those numbers ended a little differently at midnight but I was too tired to stay up that long. With those kinds of numbers, I really wish I was getting paid royalties! Today, my numbers are back where they were before but that was to be expected.
Last night I began outlining my next novel. It is currently untitled and at the very beginning stages. I will share more details about this project at a later date but I’m super excited!
It has been a week since I first enrolled The Last Dawn in KDP Select and it seems to be paying off! Throughout February, I kept seeing my ranking slip further and further into oblivion. As of Monday, my book sat at the #447,073; pretty depressing. I logged on to check my stats this morning and my book is currently sitting at the #6,034 spot! Now, today I do have The Last Dawn advertised as FREE for a Leap Day Special so I’m sure that has something to do with its ranking. Since midnight, 69 copies have been downloaded!!
Needless to say, I’m pretty stoked 🙂
I have been super sick all week and just now getting to feeling a little better. So this is just a checking in post and I’ll be back soon!
Plus, The Last Dawn is now exclusive to Amazon through the Kindle for at least the next 90 days! Amazon Prime members get the ebook version free and it’s still $2.99 or $5.99 for the paperback for everyone else! Get it here and spread the word!
The dates are set for my Blog Tour – March 19-30th. Just waiting on a couple of the hosts to confirm that the dates will work for them. So far the blogs to host are as follows:
UPDATE: I heard today that my friend and her daughter who were involved in the vicious attack over the weekend are both doing okay! I don’t know a whole lot more right now but as long as I know that they are okay, I don’t care about the details!
When I was a kid, I loved Book Fairs. Not too often would I get to purchase anything but I loved going to them. My daughter, who is in first grade, loves them as well. She brought home a flyer today: It’s Book Fair Time! Of course she was excited and was already asking how many books I would let her buy. But when I read the flyer, I was disappointed. The book fair her school uses has went online! Her library will no longer be transformed into a giant book shop where she can dream about all of the books she wishes she could buy with her $10. Personally, I think it’s dumb but I guess I can see why they would do it. I’m sure it has to do with a money thing, I don’t know.
Lastly, I have decided to enroll The Last Dawn into Amazon’s KDP Select for 90 days starting Monday, February 20th. During that period, my novel will be temporarily removed from Smashwords so that it is exclusive through Amazon. This was my original plan before releasing my novel but for whatever reason, I decided against it.