Well the Amazon promotions ran and the results are in . . . a total of 6 free copies downloaded. Woo-hoo, how will I cope with this runaway success? 4 copies of Second Time Lucky? and 2 of Sovereign Nation. I either need to work out how to promote things on Amazon cheaply (I like […]Read More Amazon promotions
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 […]Read More Promotional prices on Amazon.
Once a serial is finished how long should you wait before listing the collected version? Once the collected edition is up, how long should the serial episodes be up? Should they stay available forever, or be taken down? Honestly, I don’t know. The collected edition of my serial, New Dawns, probably went up way […]Read More Serials and collected editions.
Ok, time for a quick update on where I am at with download totals. Overall 5,143! Much higher than I was expecting. That breaks down to: Second Time Lucky? 1,607 Sovereign Nation 1,639 Chasing The Future 325 New Dawns, Season One, Collected Edition 738 New Chances (New Dawbs, Season One, Episode One) 767 New Dawns, […]Read More A short update on numbers.
No, not the awful rom-com. That is a movie so bad I think it may technically qualify as a crime. Instead I am talking about the launch of my latest book, New Dawns, which collects the serial I published recently. For the launch two promotion were booked in, one was booked on 23rd November and […]Read More Failure to Launch.
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 […]Read More Sales and downloads.
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.