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 🙂
Last week was pretty rough, I was sick and had absolutely NO energy to get out of bed! So glad to be back to normal but now my little man is sick. We made an unexpected trip to the er last night after he got home from his grandma’s. He was having an asthma attack and I was out of his medication. Turns out he had an attack because of bronchitis so now he’s taking breathing treatments (which he hates, even though he has a dinosaur mask), antibiotics and steroids. Having asthma at two is not fair for him, especially since he absolutely adores sports and can’t stop running around. He’ll get to play, though, but it’s going to be a little more difficult than it should 😦
Saturday night was our annual February birthdays get together. Since me, my sister and my mom all have our birthdays, each a week apart, during February, usually we have a group party at the end of the month. This years wasn’t the craziest one we have had yet but it definitely was up among the top three! Since my sister finally turned 21 we’re able to take her in public which I haven’t decided if that is a good thing or bad thing yet! Ah, good times…
The Last Dawn is doing as I expected for my first novel. Not great but not horrible! As of right now, the paperback ranks #720,781 out of 8 million so that’s cool, I guess! Hoping that my upcoming blog tour at the end of March helps out a bit more. Just as a reminder, if you have read The Last Dawn, head over to Amazon and give it a review! The ebook edition is currently exclusive to Kindle for at least the next 90 days but you can still purchase the paperback on Amazon and CreateSpace!!
I think Spring arrived early in Texas this year which in my opinion is not a bad thing! But it does make me want to open all the windows and super clean the house… which I need to do!
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!