Yesterday, Bookbub, picked up Don't Wait For Me on their daily deal email. Here's what Stephanie from Bookbub, told me, "Yesterday we selected you for a free advertisement, so Don't Wait for Me was featured in our daily deals email and sent to the 190,000+ people who opted in for our "Literary Fiction" category."
Well, thank you Stephanie and Bookbub.
|Bookbub's email listing for Don't Wait For Me.|
In the two days that I did the free promo with Amazon, I gave away 26,794 ebooks. Previous promotion days netted about 900-1,200 downloads, so this was a significantly higher return.
Don't Wait For Me claimed the #1 free Literary Fiction book and #1 free Contemporary Romance spot, while ranking #5 (at the peak) on all of Amazon. Pretty sweet to see my book up there with Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities and Crime and Punishment.
Granted, these are free books - I make zero money on a free download. I get paid in exposure and reviews. If the book stinks, people say so, but thankfully every review has been 4-5 stars and amazingly positive. The promotion also boosts the book's ranking and visibility, thus just today I've sold more ebooks than in the last two months combined. My April check from Amazon will be very welcome.
I have no illusions that this sales pace will continue, but it would be great if it did!
Thank you to everyone who downloaded and have already read the book. I'm honored you gave me a shot and I hope you enjoyed it.