November 6, 2011 · 12:49 pm
The book went free Monday night on Amazon US. The idea here is to get your book onto a lot of Kindles in hopes readers will like it and buy future books and recommend you to their friends.
Tuesday: 4,264 downloads
Wednesday: 2,996 downloads
Thursday: 1,772 downloads
Friday: 1,461 downloads
Saturday: 1,303 downloads
Total for week: 11,796 downloads
Peak ranking: #27 free, #2 religious fiction (free)
Wednesday: 55 downloads
Thursday: 53 downloads
Friday: 72 downloads
Saturday: 516 downloads
Total for week: 696
Peak ranking: #34 free, #1 religious fiction (free)
Someone in the UK must have blogged about the book on Saturday because I was totally not expecting that to happen. I had only sold 2 books in the UK to date, so to put the book in the hands of nearly 700 readers there is fantastic.
On Friday, I started the process to “reprice” the book. It now has a price at iTunes, B&N and Smashwords, so it’s only a matter of time before Amazon follows. Hopefully, some of the incoming traffic will be converted to sales.
November 5, 2011 · 12:51 pm
Don’t ask me how, but Signs and Wonders is now #1 on the Religious Fiction chart for Amazon free books. There’s been a huge surge in UK downloads today — 300. The book also got its first UK review today and it’s pretty much an author’s dream.
End of the day update: 516 downloads in the UK!
November 3, 2011 · 12:09 pm
Another 669 downloads between Midnight and Noon today. Continue reading →
November 2, 2011 · 11:33 am
Tuesday ended with 4,264 downloads and the book finishing #3 on the the Amazon religious fiction free chart and #27 on the Amazon free chart. Between midnight and 10:30 a.m. there were another 1,000 downloads. Continue reading →
November 1, 2011 · 1:44 pm
What happens when you make your book free on Amazon.com? Continue reading →
October 28, 2011 · 10:09 am
There’s a method to this madness, trust me. Authors have found big sales success after giving away their book on Amazon for 7 to 10 days, then restoring the price. Continue reading →
October 20, 2011 · 2:17 pm
If you know anyone who owns a Nook, could you help spread the word that the book is free for a limited time at Barnes and Noble.com? (Yes, there is a strategy at work here. I’ll write about that more soon.)
October 4, 2011 · 11:09 pm
The paperback edition of Signs and Wonders has been included in Amazon’s 4 for 3 promotion. Basically, if you buy four eligible items, the lowest-priced item (my book) is free.
The paperback is even currently ranked, for the moment. It is #63 in:
All because Aunt Barbara bought one copy today. Hilarious.
Filed under books, ebooks
September 28, 2011 · 10:06 am
E-books have exploded over the last two years, but you’ve seen nothing yet. This Christmas season will be crazy.
Amazon just announced a Kindle that will sell for $79. Wow.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says the company is releasing a $199 tablet computer called the Kindle Fire on Nov. 15, challenging Apple’s iPad by extending its Kindle brand into the world of full-color, multipurpose devices.
The Kindle Fire is about half the size of the iPad, making it a close match with Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color tablet, which came out last year. But while Barnes & Noble sees the Nook Color as jazzed-up e-reader, Amazon has broader goals for the Fire, as a platform for games, movies, music and other applications.
Bezos also showed off three new black-and-white Kindle models, including its cheapest one ever, at $79. A touch screen model will cost $99, and one with cellular network access will cost $149.
September 26, 2011 · 7:29 pm
Someone bought a copy of the ebook this afternoon, ending the sales-less streak at 7 days. And if you’re wondering, a single sale will boost you 116,000 places on the Kindle sales chart 🙂
P.S. Added a second sale Monday night. Seven days of zip, then two in one day. How weird is that?