New Chances went up for a free promo on Friday, the idea being that people would download it and then by the second part, New Beginnings. As a free download it was a success – 213 in a day. As a way to get people buying part two, not so much a success – no […]Read More New Chances free promo results.
So I launched the first part of my new serial on Friday, New Chances is the first part of New Dawns Season One. I priced it at $0.99 / £0.77 and booked in three promos for it. It has sold 7 copies (and one Kindle ‘borrow’) since launch. Not exactly flying off the virtual shelves. […]Read More New Chances Launch Results.
Ok – the free days are over, the promos have run their course, it has all gone quiet. So, how did it go? The final download figures are below: Second Time Lucky (23rd to 27th September) USA 23rd 592 24th 176 25th 47 26th 42 27th 28 Total: 885 UK 23rd 6 24th 3 25th […]Read More Final free promo results!
Ok, I admit it. I am converted. I now believe in paid promotion for my books, even if I am still trying to get it as cheap as I can. My crime novella Second Time Lucky went free on Tuesday with two of the promotions bknights put up on Fiverr. Before the promotion total downloads […]Read More Promotion Of A Free Book – Experiment And Results, Part One.
New Chances is the first episode of season one of my new serial, New Dawns, and it goes live on 3rd October! New episodes will launch weekly after that, six in total so far. They will be followed by a Christmas special and, eventually, a collected edition. Writing a serial is new for me so […]Read More New Dawns – Season One of a new Romantic-Christian-Science-Fiction serial!
This week from Tuesday to Saturday Second Time Lucky will be free on Amazon. I’ve got some promos set up which will hopefully produce good results. Then from Friday to Tuesday Sovereign Nation goes free! Different promos set up for this so it will be interesting to see what performs well and what happens to […]Read More Free Books – Second Time Lucky and Sovereign Nation!
Ok, the promo experiments continue. As Bknioghts refunded me for the last one I’ve used the money to try things again, starting with a cut down Bknights promo. Here are the results: 05/09/2014 – 16:35, the baseline. Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,121 Paid in Kindle Store 17:35 digitalbookspot.com ad goes live. 06/09/2014 – 06:10 Amazon […]Read More Promo Experiments
This week I tried out a paid for promotion just to see if it works, I used Bknights through Fiverr as they seem to have a good reputation. I got them to promote Second Time Lucky, my murder mystery novelette (although I have been calling it a ‘novella’ it is apparently too short). As this […]Read More Promoting Books: An Experiment And A Result
Facebook promotions. Ok, so I posted my advert for all three books on Facebook on Sunday morning. Posted it in 60 different Facebook groups, all of them dedicated to Kindles, books, authors and so on. The end result of all that posting? Nothing, nada, zilch, zero, not a dickie-bird. So after multiple postings to all […]Read More Facebook, New Work and Reviews – An Update On Many Things
So, I had a rough estimate in my head of total numbers of downloads of my books so far – around the 400 mark or slightly below. Then I realised I hadn’t done the essential data monkey task – create a spreadsheet! Formulas, conditional formatting, I could even try and work in a pivot table. […]Read More Download Figures