We've come to the doldrums of the year...Christmas is long done and summer is too far away. How's an intelligent man or woman supposed to pass the time? Watch reality TV? Invent role-playing games for you and your cat? If these and other inane activities don't work for you, then jump into I Read Fantasy's … Continue reading Urban Fantasy Sale and Giveaway!!
Over the past few weeks, I have been doing a great deal of pondering over the subjects of promotion and advertising. (To catch up, you can read my Guild of Dreams posts here, here and here). Now, I am like most indie authors...I don't really like the promotion side of what I do--I would much … Continue reading Attention Authors: Opportunity Knocks!
The new month has begun and the little brown bar reappears on the old sales chart...Hero to zero. Thankfully, it doesn't last long, though I'm still struggling to break through in Brazil, the only Amazon store where I've yet to sell a copy of any book. Of course, I might be better off worrying about … Continue reading Post Promo Post (Update #2)
Over on the Guild of Dreams, I've been detailing my promo efforts this month. Here's a post about what's happened so far and what's coming up. Promo Update #1.
Some friends of mine from over on the Guild Of Dreams fantasy collective site decided that, with Thanksgiving just around the corner (actually, I'm in Canada, so mine was over a month ago, but who am I to stand in the way of a good turkey dinner?), we should give thanks. So, to show our … Continue reading Fantastic Fantasy Freebies!! Nov. 20-21
Since giving everyone candy might prove logistically impossible (I'm not Santa Claus nor the Great Pumpkin, after all), I've decided to give everyone soemthing else for Halloween: CHEAP READS! That's right, all my novels will be only 99 cents until the end of October. So grab a copy to stuff in your treat bag, and … Continue reading Halloween Sale!
Canadian, friend, author, and all-around good guy Scott Bury and six of his best friend writers are giving away their books to celebrate the long weekend. Sounds better than fireworks to me! Have a look at these great authors and their books below, then go get yourself some great reads, for free! Tell us about … Continue reading 7 Free Books!
I've been doing a little research over the last couple of weeks, using myself as the guinea pig (apologies to out of work guinea pigs everywhere). It began on July 19 when I made my urban/dark fantasy novel On Unfaithful Wings free through the KDP Select program for three days. This isn't the first time I've done this; … Continue reading 99 Cents? $2.99? More?
It's been a couple of days since I finished my free promotion on Kindle for "On Unfaithful Wings", so it's time to round-up the results and see how everything came out. Let's start with the numbers. Total downloads: 9558 (9399US, 97UK, 61DE and 1IT). My highest overall ranking on Kindle's free "Bestsellers" list was #23; I hit … Continue reading The Finish Line
In my last post, I suggested there may be a link between Kindle free promo success and being listed in one or both of Pixel of Ink and eReader News Today. Now, halfway through my second free promotion, I have some proof. During my last promotion for "On Unfaithful Wings" (a Fri-Sun run, March 23-25), eReader News Today (ENT from … Continue reading Observations on a Kindle Free Promo – Halfway