Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Promo Status

Dude on my new Writer's Digest.
I have found out that sitting and staring at the Amazon sales report page, constantly checking sites where I could advertise, makes me crazy.

While the promos were going on I rescued a 10 year-old surfer cat, raised in Huntington Harbor, named Dude. Every time I enter the hall this cat, a twenty pound manx without a tail, slips and slides on the hard wood floor, and runs for his life as though I might eat him. Dude, I have noticed, is also cross eyed, and has an extra toe on each paw. Without a doubt, he is quite the dude.

Anyway, the promos!  Now my ad on goodreads has been viewed by more than 1,000 people without one sorry click. I stop to cry. But be of good cheer. The book giveaway has kicked in and there has been movement on the site. Seventy-six people have registered for a free book. Is the Artic ice melting?

Update: There is an excellent article on Digital Book Today outlining the steps required to maximize your sales using the KDP giveaway days. World Literary Cafe adds more insight with their bit about the subject. I am going to try their system next week on Wednesday, and will certainly post the results. The last time I tried the KDP giveaway 10k copies of my first suspense novel went out in two days. It was quite exciting. Alas, yes! I want to see that result for copies sold!

If any reader has tips to ad or to help with the KDP giveaway, please let me know. This blog is for you. Kevin.

Here I choose to hold my tongue (fingers) about the distance from hand to wallet being the greatest anywhere.

Beyond that, 26 people have added my book to their 'to read' list on goodreads. Bless their souls. I wouldn't want them to do anything bold like rush out and actually buy a copy.  But that is okay. I knew what the site was about, and accept it.

It is my belief that if the book is well written, makes readers sad to finish it, then it will grow in sales due to word of mouth. I shall see.

Now I wait to see what will happen with the Free Kindle Books and Tips ad out on Oct. 18, where I will be dropping the price from $3.99 to $1.99. The cost for the ad was $25.