As I approach the end of this draft of my work in progress, I decided to offer my current book, The Jealousy Game, for free for 5 days through the Amazon Select Program. The response was incredible and I am grateful and amazed at the response.
The first few days I offered it, I managed around 200 downloads. In case you are unaware, I can view the unit sales and it separates showing the free units downloaded per the promo. I didn’t log on for about a day to check it, but I kept promoting it on Facebook and Twitter (thanks to all those on Twitter that retweeted it!). On Friday I logged on and saw it at over 800 downloads.
Immediately I took to Twitter thinking something was wrong. How was this possible? I don’t even have 800 followers on Twitter! A fellow author, Amy Good, had suggested I send my link to a list called Freebooksy, and it appears I made it onto their list on Friday. I watched Friday as my numbers kept increasing … and then I saw that in the Free Bestseller Thrillers for Kindle on Amazon, I cracked the top 20! By the time I went to bed, I was in the 11th spot. When I awoke Saturday morning, I broke into #10. It was short lived as I went back to #11 – but WHAT A FEELING! I did take a screenshot of that 🙂
Can I now say that my book hit a bestseller list? 🙂
The free downloaded ended Saturday night. Grand total of downloads for the week … drum roll please … over 1500! That’s 1500 individuals that now have The Jealousy Game on their Kindle. That’s 1500 individuals that will either love it or hate it. That’s 1500 possible reviews and ratings, both good and bad!
I am just ecstatic over this. The last time I offered it for free, I had about 200 total. What a difference an online presence makes! I hope everyone that took the time to download it reads it, and likes it! And also leaves a review on Amazon and on Goodreads. There are 1500 potential readers for my next book!
Thank you to EVERYONE! I am so grateful to you and as a writer, I can’t tell you what this means to me. I want my words in the hands of readers and they are there. It’s scary – there are going to be plenty of people that don’t like my book. But that’s okay. My book isn’t for everyone. It’s a quick read. It’s suspenseful. Hell, it made the TOP TEN for Kindle Free Books in Thriller at the Amazon store!
I hope you watch for my next book. I have a hopeful publication date in December, but I can’t guarantee that yet. Currently, my WIP is classified as a New Adult Erotica Thriller. However, depending on my Beta reader results, that could all change.
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And thank you to all my readers and supporters! You can still get the book for $1.99 if you didn’t get it with the free download. Also, if you like the traditional paperback, that is available as well.