#free #ebook promotions — does it help?May 8th, 2013 | Posted by in Books | Marketing | Perspectives | Writing Tips
Yes, it’s true, this is my second post in a single day. But, I promised I would keep track of my book sales on this, my very first #free ebook promotion day.
So this morning I posted that by 9:00 AM I had sold 71 copies of “The Forgotten Queen.” I use the word “sold” loosely, since there is no actual exchange of money. It’s free today and tomorrow. As of 2:00 PM, I have sold 135 copies today. My rating on Amazon have gone from ~68,000 in ebooks and #20 in Arthurian (yesterday), to 1,733 in ebooks, #2 in Arthurian, and #10 in historical today. I would be very happy with that, except for the fact that when I actually click on the links to see the placement of the book in those categories, it does not show up. Amazon glitches have been typical with this novel for some reason. Whereas my “Class Collision” series always shows up immediately in the rankings, “The Forgotten Queen” is no where to be found, even though the link is active. I think it might be time to contact Amazon and ask them what the deal is. Is there someone on the staff trying to sabotage my fabulous book? Surely not.
For other authors out there, you might be interested to know that there is no other promotion going on for “The Forgotten Queen” right now, other than the fact that it is currently free. Soooooo, yeah, … doing the exclusive KDP free promotion does seem to “sell” the book, but as for this raising my actual ranking, … I’m not convinced yet. Maybe if “The Forgotten Queen” starts showing up when I click on the link, then I’ll finally admit it. Hmm.… I’ll keep you posted.