Here is the data at the end of the first day of The Lost Centurion’s Bookbub promo:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
- #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Paranormal > Psychics
- #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > New Adult & College
So it went from #130 up to #14, not the podium, but at least in the first 20 free bestsellers page.
Amazon downloads: 8,417
Amazon sales: 33 books (mainly in the Immortals series) = $79.17 earned on April 25th.
Wide downloads: I’m waiting for D2D’s results.
Wide sales: I’m waiting for D2D’s results, but as of yesterday, the whole month’s earnings totaled $95.39.
Reviews: 1 review off the bat: 4*, lucky number 210 (It’s probably from the Freebooksy promo)
Conclusions so far: In the past, I made the Bookbub money back on the first day, but as I said in yesterday’s post, The Lost Centurion has been free for a while, and I’ve promoted it at least once every other month. Plus, it’s 2:01 am in the US as I write, and there are already 419 downloads on Amazon. I’ll report later in the day with more stats.
In the indie authors’ world, smart minds have been wondering for a while if the era of the permafree has passed its prime. At the moment, I can’t remember when I first put The Lost Centurion for free, but it’s definitely longer than a year, probably two. The number of free downloads per day has dramatically decreased, which translates in fewer sales for the rest of the series. When I was accepted for a Bookbub for today, I decided it was time to put The Lost Centurion back to paid as soon as the promotion ends. Because Bookbub accepted me just before I was about to leave for two weeks, I only had two days to look for additional advertising venues, and only Freebooksy was available. Bookgorilla was all taken for the month, and Robin Reads rejected me. So, I stacked a Freebooksy yesterday, April the 24th, Bookbub today, April the 25th, and I’ll send my newsletter on the following day. I am in Europe as I write, and Bookbub will start in six hours. I’ll write back in a few days to report final numbers. Meanwhile, thanks to the 936 downloads brought by Freebooksy, The Lost Centurion starts at #146 in the Amazon Free chart, and it’s #1 in a few categories: angels, psychics, demons and devils. I don’t expect spectacular results with Bookbub because this is the third time this title is promoted by them (the first time it was by itself, and the second as part of a boxed set), but it’s a good way to end a permafree nonetheless. Talk to you soon.
Hi, everyone! In case you don’t receive my newsletter, I would like to personally thank you for making my last free run the most successful ever. Shy of 10.000 copies, The Immortal Greek has been downloaded all over the world and it’s now at #57 on Amazon Free Best Sellers list. Thank you!!! Please, keep sharing my promo to help me finish the last day of this already epic free run with a bang!
Love is in the air, and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have a brand new novella. High school’s shenanigans, shifters, vampires, and an ecological disaster that has changed the face of the planet… What could go wrong on An Immortal Valentine’s Night? Only 99 cents for a limited time.
“The year is 2032, the planet has been ravaged by the Eco Death, humanity is forced to live under domes, and Dante Alighieri High School for paranormal pupils is preparing for the annual Valentine’s Night Party. The seniors have distributed old-fashioned valentine cards, and the Drako Del Sarto triplets are planning their big night out.
Darius has decided it’s time to confess his sentiments to Selene, a cute little vampire from his History of the Occult class.
Arianna and Daniel don’t want to hide their relationship any longer and are getting ready to talk to their families.
Serses has fallen in love for the first time, but he can’t talk about it with anyone else.
The rest of the school is alive with preparations, but not everyone has Love on their mind when it comes to a secret Valentine’s Night Party.”
An Immortal Valentine’s Night is the first YA novella in the Immortal Future series, starring the sons and daughters of Marcus and Alexander from The Immortals.
Merry Christmas and the happiest New Year to all of you!
An Immortal Christmas, a novella
A rare Christmas full moon, a mislead alpha werewolf, love & betrayal, and a magic spell.
Once upon a time in Spain, Constantine was madly in love with Camelia. It didn’t matter to him that he belonged to an elitist werewolf clan and their union was doomed from the start. He was just content to be with her.
Then one sad day, Camelia left Constantine to marry an Italian werewolf. Shunned by his family and crazy with grief, he asked a warlock to put a spell on him. The request was simple. Constantine wanted his soulmate’s bonds to be revoked. The price was astronomical. If he and his ex-lover would ever be close again, he would die by the next full moon. So, he put an ocean of distance between them and moved to Seattle.
Only, Camelia is in Seattle, and the full moon is on Christmas, the next day…
Will the power of love heal ancient wounds and save Constantine’s life?
Can love conquer death?
Young werewolf Lupo has lost everything. His soulmate, Jasmine, died in a tragic accident he feels responsible for. A paranormal court sentenced him to a year in Regina Coeli, the dreaded Roman prison every paranormal fears. Regrets and past enemies haunt his long days and nights in jail, and only his imaginary conversations with Jasmine keep Lupo sane.
The date of his release comes by, and he is forced to deal with the outside world, and a reality where Jasmine is alive only in his mind.
Will Lupo find the strength to fight for his life and have the happy ending he so much deserves?
Well, as final as it can be, considering I’m forever tinkering with my covers. After more than ten tries, here is the one image I chose to describe The Lonely Wolf’s story.