Just a quick update about this weekend’s free promo on Kindle for those who are eager to hear about the numbers. Yes, Can’t Live Without achieved 10,000 downloads on Friday and Saturday – 10,193 to be exact. Here is the breakdown by region:
To say I am astounded is an understatement – I never expected to reach so many people. My personal target was 1,000 downloads and to maybe get into the top 100 in the Kindle free chart. But by Saturday morning CLW was at number 2 overall and number 1 in fiction, and then it made number 1 overall by the afternoon.
I will be blogging about the promo in graphic detail on Wednesday, so if you’re interested in finding out exactly what I did, where I promoted it, and how it all works with the time differences, come back then. And thanks to everyone who shared my links, told their friends, and downloaded the book. I am constantly touched and amazed by the support I get from all the lovely people who read my blog. Thank you x
- Free Kindle Promotions – An Interview With Terry Tyler (joannegphillips.wordpress.com)
July 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm
That’s amazing! Now here’s my question to you, because I can’t remember if you said it in a previous blog post: is Can’t Live Without always free, or was that just a brief free giveaway. Because if that was just a brief free giveaway — um, awesome idea! Now you’ve reached 10,000 more people than you would have, and you’re now on their radar for future publications! I gotta try that … 😀
July 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm
Can’t Live Without isn’t usually free, no, and this was just a two day free promo with Amazon’s KDP Select – the first I’ve done. It is amazing, isn’t it, to think I’ve reached 10,000 more people! Mind you, not everyone reads the books they download on free days – another author recently told me that some people have 2,000 books on their Kindles, most of which they will most likely never get around to reading. Still, some will read it, and some might love it, so it is certainly worth doing. x
July 15, 2012 at 4:46 pm
Great result, well done and good to see many of them in the home target market.
July 15, 2012 at 5:26 pm
Thanks Claire, yes I’m pleased with that. I’ve often wondered whether US readers enjoy British fiction as much as I enjoy American authors.
July 15, 2012 at 5:14 pm
Wow, that is amazing! Bravo! So glad it worked above and beyond your expectations. I hope you get lots of lovely reviews from this and, of course, good sales to follow!
July 15, 2012 at 5:27 pm
Thanks Marina 🙂 Sales have been good today since it went back to ‘paid’. Although during the crossover period there were a lot of refunds as people must have downloaded thinking it was free and then sent it back 🙂 Thanks for all your support, Jo x
July 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm
That’s awesome! Congratulations! 🙂
July 15, 2012 at 6:36 pm
That’s fantastic Jo, and well deserved !! x
July 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm
Congratulations – an amazing result – I’m looking forward to reading your blog on Wednesday – I’m intrigued to know how this works. You and yours must be very proud of you. You thank your followers for their support but I thank you for all the help that you give. Well done, you’re a star.x
July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm