The cool thing about having to work a day job is it forces an indie writer such as myself to actually step away from the computer for a while – so when I come back home from work I can see some ACTUAL changes in book sales.
Well, there have been some changes.
Since this morning I’ve sold six copies of UNCLE BOB’S RED FLANNEL BIBLE CAMP – THE BOOK OF GENESIS – all on Amazon.com.
That isn’t exactly huge results – but it is a start.
Some of the promotional pages have already gone live.
The UK has not been kind to me at all. Perhaps redneck Bible Tales are not a good match for England’s readership – but I remain hopeful.
I have seen a significant bump in my perma-free e-book IN THE DARK AND THE DEEP. I have given away EIGHTEEN copies since this morning – where as I usually only move one or two copies a day.
Now, some of you folks might be wondering why I am all that excited about moving FREE books. Well, this book is nothing more than a really cool dark story and it is part of a larger collection of Sea Tales – and, if someone picks this up for free and likes what they read well then there is a chance they might actually go on to buy some of the other stories in the series or even snatch up the complete collection of my Sea Tales.
Then too there is always a chance that one of the folks who picks up a freebie of IN THE DARK AND THE DEEP or a ninety-nine cent copy of UNCLE BOB’S RED FLANNEL BIBLE CAMP – THE BOOK OF GENESIS might like it enough to leave a really cool review over at Amazon or at Goodreads or the like.
A review helps promote an e-book’s saleability and helps bump up an author’s popularity – especially when you are talking about Amazon ranking.
I’ve spoken of this before. It’s a game of pebbles in the pond. A writer sits on the bank and chucks his pebbles one-by-one, hoping that each little splash and ripple will eventually build up into a tsunami of book sales.
At least that is the theory.
Wish me luck – and bigger pebbles.
yours in storytelling,
(PS: An hour later I’ve got eight copies sold. Not a whole lot so far but the promotion is just getting started. I am pleased that the Amazon Rating has shot up from a low, low, low 1,056,820 up to 89,496. If I can just get a little momentum and a few more sales I might break into some of those more noticeable Amazon listings and really start raking in some sales.
Meanwhile, IN THE DARK AND THE DEEP has moved 27 free copies and has climbed from a ranking of 14,084 up to 5,347.
Remember – in an Amazon ranking the lower the number the faster the book is selling.
Wish me luck.