One week after my first 2-day KDP Select free promotion, and the numbers stand thus: Continue reading
In my next novel, HELLO DARKNESS, Hank is a mild-mannered, God-fearing hardware store owner in the small town of Falling Rock. Hank is not one of the book’s main characters and is only mentioned a few times (and seen once) before his moment in the spotlight.
So why does he get even a little bit of the story? The reason is because there’s a lot going on in Falling Rock—evil is nesting in the woods just outside town, and most of the main characters are still unaware of its existence. However, the reader needs that little peek behind the curtain so they aren’t asking the same question for a hundred pages. Asking questions is good (essential, even) but a question that evolves over the course of a novel is even better.
Enter Hank Buckley. Continue reading
It is now possible to purchase the paperback version of my first novel ASHES from Amazon. The price is $8.99.
At midnight last night my books switched back to paid status. Here are the total number of free downloads over the entire promotion (Thursday-Friday): Continue reading
Or the calm before…more calm?
Since it’s noon on the west coast and 3pm on the east, it makes sense that all sales of my ebooks have slowed to a trickle. They’re still rising, but slowly. ASHES even slipped one rank on its Top 20 list to #19. If it drops out of the 20 before 5pm I think it might not do much better this evening. Still, 400+ downloads is 398+ more than I had when I started.
I won’t annoy you with another screenshot, just letting you know that A DREAM OF WAKING has been grabbed over 1000 times. Feels…good. 🙂
So, this just happened: Continue reading
I thought it would take a lot more downloads to breach some lists on Amazon.
I was wrong.
Current number of downloads for all 4 books (1 novel and 3 short stories):
Individual “List” standings on Amazon (presented in the order above):
These are smaller subsets of the overall categories, but it still feels good to see that much of a result with so little “sales”. What it tells me is that there are a TON of books on Amazon not going anywhere fast. My guess is that they haven’t run any promos, ads, played the social media game, etc. With at least a little bit of effort, one can push their books past those stagnant stories and hopefully get noticed. With a LOT of effort…who knows what’s possible?