228 downloads in 72 hours! Now This is Marketing Technique
So, I'll admit, I was checking the numbers way too often, but it was heartwarming to see the response to all of my hard work in the downloads of Made for Me in the its free promotion! I worked tirelessly posting news of my free book giveaway on Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, Youtube, and Instagram. I also had a boost from my Book club, Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC), that had countless people blasting news about my book and the free giveaway, as I was designated Member of the Week for the support I give other authors on Twitter.
I stopped myself from doing the math to figure how much money I would have made. Instead, I figured that 228 people are no reading my book, which is 4 to 5 times the number of people who have read it in the three months since its publication! The first night, it earned another review on Amazon and a few on Goodreads. Hopefully, it will garner many more reviews in the days to come.
My second book, Seeing Through Sampson's Eyes,was also on a Kindle countdown from 7/08 to 7/12. (Ending, about right now). From what I can tell, it sold 8 copies. That truly is not bad. I am hoping more people will download the second after reading the first. It truly is a good book, but I don't have a biased opinion!
I have read in many articles and other places that the Free Amazon book giveaway sale is a great way of advertising yourself and your book. I didn't have to pay to make my book free. Well, I paid Bookwerm.com to advertise its free sale, and they followed through as agreed. The exposure is amazing! I plan to do this again someday, but you can only do this promotion for so many days per enrollment period. So, now I'm excited about these people who are reading me that would not have done so before. Let's hope they will keep me in mind, as I plan to give readers more to read and think about for years to come!