Promotional prices on Amazon.

There are two basic promotional prices on Amazon – the ‘Free Promotion’ and the ‘Kindle Countdown Deal’. When I’ve done the ‘Free’ in the past I’ve had up to a few thousand downloads of my novels, but each time I’ve got less and less. Admittedly this probably has a lot to do with me doing […]

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Sales and downloads.

In the past I’ve put up a lot of information about sales and downloads but recently I haven’t updated on the last few promotions – increased busyness in real life reduced time to post updates! Instead I thought I’d put up some total figures as they might be of interest. A bit of history to […]

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Final free promo 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 […]

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Promo Experiments

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 […]

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Authors, Self-Publishing and Money.

Money. A dirty word in some circles and the elephant in the room whenever there is a discussion about self-publishing. So let us start with a question, are you writing purely to earn money? If the answer is ‘yes’ then forget self-publishing, in fact forget most forms of fiction altogether. Go out and research what […]

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