On Saturday, April 9th, year of the Lord 2016, I finally got a Bookbub promotion. After submitting once a month for a few months, someone took pity on me and decided to give me a chance with The Lost Centurion (The Immortals Book 1) . Vivid dreams of fame and glory filled my mind as I promptly paypaled them my fee for entering indie author Valhalla. For two weeks, I agonized about all the changes I had to make on all the books I’ve published so far. New newsletter webforms were created for the occasion. No words were written whatsoever. The book that should’ve been halfway finished has been forgotten. Spring has come. The much anticipated day comes as well… and Amazon decides that’s the day it won’t be refreshing ranks until late in the evening. For several hours, The Lost Centurion is stuck at #1500, when it should have been between #5 and #10 on Free Kindle Store. When its true rank finally shows, the book it’s at #6, but it’s also the middle of the night on the East Coast, so it missed all the visibility a whole day would have granted. Let’s say that a few chosen words were uttered during Saturday and that I considered taking on a new hobby: drinking. Fortunately, The Lost Centurion is still on the first page of Free Kindle Store, sitting now at #13. I’m still sober.
Unexpectedly, yesterday, The Priest was picked up by Ereader News Today. I had entered my title in their database for the free-promotions slots a few weeks ago, and promptly forgot. Then yesterday morning I noticed The Priest’s downloads were growing at a rate short of miraculous, and I immediately checked ENT’s website—only they are capable of such results. I dug through the site a bit, and here it was Mauricio, buried at the end of the very last page of the suggested bargains and free deals, but very much alive and kicking. At the end of the day, The Priest had been downloaded 691 times. At the moment, almost noon, it is sitting at 84 downloads. My sincere thanks to ENT for picking up my book and making, once again, my day.
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #312 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)