To kick of the summer, I am participating in Smaswords’ annual book sale with two of my titles in The Ginecean Chronicles. Both Pax in the Land of Women and Prince at War will be $1.50 the whole month of July. Just use the discount code provided on their pages. The Priest is already free and so is Linda of the Night, plus The Lost Centurion is only 99 cents for a few more days. Happy reading! And please, if you read my books and liked them consider leaving a review for me on Amazon, Goodreads, Smashwords or any other place you might know!
And remember, enter the Ebook Escapes’ giveaway for a chance to win a copy of The Lost Centurion.
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)
After 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 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.
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)
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.
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.