The Lost Centurion: The Day After the Bookbub

Let’s start today’s post by saying that I am not impressed by the data I collected at the end of the first day post-Bookbub. The day’s earnings were lukewarm at best, something I’ve achieved by myself on a good day without any promo.

At the moment, ranking for The Lost Centurion have disappeared from its Amazon page, but the last time I checked, it was lingering at #40. I will add the latest ranking as soon as I have it.

Amazon Downloads: 1,865

Amazon sales: $38,11

I’ve realized only now that The Lost Centurion is still available through Smashwords and not D2D, while the rest of the Immortals series is sold wide through D2D.

Smashwords Downloads, data from the last three days: iTunes 1,575, Nook 1,032, Kobo 35. Frankly, those numbers have pleasantly surprised me. I didn’t expect the promo to be so successful wide. This is definitely uplifting and mitigate what I said a few sentences ago, at the beginning of this post.

D2D Sales: 105.74 – 95.39= $10.4

Reviews received on the day after the Bookbub: 3 – ranging from 5* to 1*, bringing the total number of reviews to 213, with an average of 4.2 out of 5.

I’ll post again tomorrow with a final report about this promo.

PS

Amazon ranks reappeared:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Vampires
  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Angels
  • #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Ghosts
The Lost Centurion: The Day After the Bookbub

The Priest Permafree: 3 months later

 

The Priest Kindle Books and Tips Promo June 2014After a daily drizzle of downloads, no love on Goodreads, and one beautiful 4 star review on Amazon, yesterday I scheduled a spot with Kindle Books and Tips for The Priest.  Although my title was the very last on the page and people had to scroll down to find it, this is the result:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #703 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

The Priest Permafree: 3 months later

Permafree: The Voyage, Week 5

 The Priest is still gathering a handful of downloads every day, enough to pop in and out of the free bestseller chart on a daily basis.

84 Downloads in April so far in the USA

Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank: #7,434 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

15 downloads so far in UK.

Amazon.co.uk Bestsellers Rank: #4,176 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

1 download in Canada

Amazon.ca Bestsellers Rank: #5,652 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

On Smashwords, 194 downloads so far.

Permafree: The Voyage, Week 5

Permafree: The Voyage, Week 4

I can’t believe a month has already passed by since Amazon matched The Priest’s price to free. The month of April has been sleepy in the downloads department, 36 so far, but even one or two of them at day make a difference in climbing the science fiction and dystopian category. Again, this is a marathon not a sprint.

Following several marketing suggestions I was given by both Julia Hughes and Sean Campbell, I have lowered the price of all my books to $2.99, and they will be soon out of kindle select and available on every platform through Smashwords.

Amazon.com Best Sellers Rank: #7,346 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Amazon.co.uk Bestsellers Rank: #10,239 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

Permafree: The Voyage, Week 4

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

Permafreeing The Priest

granturco e mongolfiereEighteen days ago, I put The Priest for free on Smashwords. The title has been downloaded 119 times so far. Amazon hasn’t price matched yet, but the book is available both on Nook and iTunes for free. From what I understood, I am nowhere near the number of downloads other titles seem to gather overnight. Said so, I’ll try to get Amazon on board and see if it makes any difference. If that doesn’t work, I’ll find something else. Meanwhile, I’m writing the next book. And thinking positive thoughts.

Permafreeing The Priest