Permafree: The Voyage, Week 3

It is the second day of April, and there are only 4 downloads in the USA, which combined with the fewer and fewer downloads experienced during the last seven days has determined The Priest’s fall of grace from the Free Bestseller chart.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,530 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

To gain back some visibility, I’ll have to submit The Priest to all the sites that advertise free and discounted titles.

But, besides the bleakness of the data, I found this while browsing, and although I know the banner shows The Priest as a suggestion because I was checking my book on Barnes & Noble, this sight still made me happy.

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Permafree: The Voyage, Week 3

Premafree: The Voyage, Week 2

Last Saturday, the weekend started with 1011 downloads.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,203 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Seven days later, the week ended with 1130 downloads. As you can see, the number of downloads is considerably slowing down.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,944 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Also, there was the odd download on Amazon.co.uk

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,075 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

And the equally solitary one on Amazon.ca

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,593 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Finally, on Smashwords, The Priest was downloaded 151 times.

Premafree: The Voyage, Week 2

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Five

Although The Priest is losing positions in ranking, day 5 went better than day 4 in terms of downloads.

It started with 907 downloads:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,105 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

It ended with 992 downloads:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,207 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

There were also 2 new downloads at Smashwords, for a total of 145.

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Five

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Four

Started with 840 downloads:

#699 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Finished with 887 downloads:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,138 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Four

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Three

The trend of downloads was definitely slower today.  At the beginning of day three, The Priest had 610 downloads:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

At the end of day three, The Priest had totaled 812 downloads:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #577 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Smashwords is stable at 143 downloads.

Permafree: The Voyage, Day Three

Permafreed!

5 SF Permafree April 2014Yesterday, I contacted kdp’s support and reported that The Priest was free on iTunes and Barnes & Noble. A few moments later a representative answered, telling me they had already matched the price of the title to $0.00. At last, The Priest is officially free everywhere, and since yesterday downloads are trickling in. Below are the results I recorded as soon as the rank appeared. Hopefully, they won’t plateau as they have done on Smashwords, where there’s barely a download a day. Well aware I have a niche product, I am not expecting the thousands of downloads other titles experience, but I’m hoping this is the first step in the right direction to have the series noticed by readers who might be interested in my flare of dystopian.

I should have written down the time of day the changes in the rank happened, but I’m in writing mode and only had time to copy paste from the Amazon page.

TLDR:  At the moment, 10:00 pm, The Priest has been downloaded on Amazon.com 576 times and has reached #5 in the free science fiction bestseller list.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,660 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,252 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,241 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,024 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,372 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,368 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,927 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,560 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,517 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,635 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #858 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #793 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #676 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

 

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #642 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #545 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #487 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Permafreed!

Kindle Countdown Deals: Linda of the Night

Copertina Finale AmazonThe Prince’s Day Out’s  promotion was a complete fiasco, but despite that I let Linda of the Night, my sweet short story (22 pages) to run its Kindle Countdown promo as scheduled. The short is currently priced 99 cents. I like the countdown window that tells you when the price is going to change, and I like the idea of the exposure on the countdown page. This time, I found my title right away. Linda is on page 4. But after selling only one copy, I don’t think there is enough traffic on those pages yet, and I cancelled Pax in the Land of Women’s countdown campaign. Did I miss another train or did I hop on this one too soon? It doesn’t matter. The journey is what is all about.

Kindle Countdown Deals: Linda of the Night