As I mentioned in my last post, I had my first experience with a BookBub ad on April 5, 2015, and would post some results for people who are interested. I’ll start with that, and then move on to the other exciting news, which is that Bloodlore is getting its cover reveal on Monday!
So. BookBub. I’d heard varying things about how worthwhile this most prestigious of book ads might be. Fantasy is a saturated market, everyone using their dragons to compete and their magic to tear down their enemies, so I didn’t have terribly high expectations for the day.
I’m sure you’ve all heard by now that my first novel, Evensong, is free for your ereader (if not, where’ve you been?), and as I mentioned in my last post, I reduced Eventide to 99c for the day. The ad kicked in around 10am EST, and by 2pm, I was already in the 5-digit range, with sales on books 2 & 3 moving along at a nice pace. At its peak, Evensong hit #1 in a few categories, including Free Kindle Fantasy. It hit #5 in the entire Free Kindle Store. Eventide reached #1 in a few sub-categories, and for the first time in my publishing career, I got one of those lovely yellow “#1 Amazon Best-seller” stamps.
I’m sure it goes without saying – that was a really great day. Am I satisfied with the results? Oh, absolutely. Since the initial drop over the first couple of days, the numbers have stayed steady, giving me the hope that I didn’t choose the wrong career path after all. I realise the results will change depending on a trillion different factors, and this is just one person’s experience, but if you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to apply for your ad space, I hope I’ve been of some help!
Now onto the other, more exciting, newses.
Bloodlore has a cover! It actually got a cover over a month ago, and it has been incredibly difficult for me to sit on it as long as I have. But the release date is coming up in about a month’s time, and I feel my patience should be rewarded.
Be sure to check back on Monday, April 27 for the full cover and blurb, and if you’re interested in helping me spread the word on your own blog sites, please send me a message at theravens (dot) quill (at) gmail (dot) com, or leave a comment below!
All the excitement and the moving forward and glee!