Like mana from heaven (Legend of Kimberly is officially in the top ten at Amazon!)
Legend of Kimberly sitting pretty in the top ten teen fantasy section.
So, a couple of weeks back, I began trickling out free copies of Inheritance through the ebook market. Eventually, Amazon caught wind, and price matched it. As of sometime on Friday, The Legend of Kimberly was price matched "Free" at Amazon. Shortly after, the website http://onehundredfreebooks.com/ was digging through the mucky muck and hand picked TLOK as one of their books of the day. Please view the attached photo to the left for a visual aid that explains what happened to my sales rank as a result.
Now, I was unaware of what was going on. To be honest, I was carpet cleaning cat pee (my cat had a UTI, which has been bad news for my carpet) and only knew when the author coordinator of the site dropped me a line to inform me. I didn't think anything of it until I checked my sales. In the last 24 hours, I have seen over a thousand downloads.
The reason this is so important to me is I will finally get to see my book stand on its most important quality: its story. Supposedly one thousand people will read this tale, and if ten percent of that thousand really like it, I will see the sequel become moderately successful as well. If that is the case, I am one step closer to living out my big dream of writing full time (and maybe a movie series and a toy line by Todd McFarlane).
So, how does one get their book picked by a website like http://onehundredfreebooks.com/? Well, according to the owner, that's a secret. Suffice to say, when it came time to choose which books were featured, having a professional looking product mattered a lot. Even though the website is devoted to free ebooks, they still need to make sure they are putting a quality product into their viewers hands. As I have said, time and again, have your story edited, proof-read, and have a cover that attracts attention (in a good way). It may cost money, so start saving up your holiday scratch now. A big thanks goes out to the nice people at Onehundredfreebooks.com for helping to introduce so many new readers to Auviarra and the stories of Kimberly. Check them out for free reads on your Kindle, they won't let you down!
12/1/2012 10:43:37 am
I downloaded your first book (Inheritance) yesterday. I read it and loved it. I bought Pursuit today and read it. You have great talent and I look forward to eating your next installment of the Kimberly Series. When should we expect that? ;o)
12/1/2012 02:13:50 pm
Thank you for taking the time to let me know that you enjoyed Kimberly's adventure. It really encourages me to keep moving forward with her story. Book 3 is scheduled to go to the editor in mid-may, and I am hoping to write books 4 and 5 over the summer before school starts back up again (I work full time). If you have a spare moment, please leave an honest review on Amazon to encourage others to give Kimberly's adventure a try!
12/8/2012 05:46:50 am
I got the first book on free friday on nook, not kindle, so they also appreciate your books. Bought the second as soon as I finished the first. Can not wait for the rest. Keep up the good writing
9/27/2013 08:01:06 am
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