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December 28, 2012 / benrovik

FREEDOM– Day 1 Recap

Just a quick note to say how the Aloft three-day free promo is going so far.

First, the biggest problem with these KDP promos is that it’s incredibly addictive to keep checking on how it’s going.   I could keep refreshing the page endlessly to watch new sales come trickling in moment by moment.  Who says numbers can’t buy happiness?

The book began the day at around the 8,000 rank in free books.  The only thing I did, in addition to my earlier promotional prep, was to post updates about how the book was doing three times during the day to Facebook, encouraging my friends to share the link and download the book to drive it up the rankings.  I got several likes and a number of shares (thanks, everyone!), and quite a few people clicked the link (I can track that sort of stuff through bitly.)

At my last check last night, it was in the 2,000s.  That’s in free books overall, all across Amazon.

The more exciting thing was that the book settled into a category: Romance > Fantasy & Futuristic.  And in that category, it started doing pretty well.  By the end of the night, the book was in the TOP 100 at 68.

There are about 40,000 books on Amazon tagged as Fantasy Romance, and 14,000 tagged as Futuristic.  That’s both free and paid; the number that are free at any given time is smaller.  But still, that’s a bunch of books, so I was quite happy that Aloft showed up in a place where casual browsers might actually see it.

As of this writing, the book is around 1,600 free overall, and it’s at 52 in the category’s Top 100 Free. CAN IT REACH #1?

Today and tomorrow, the book is still free!  Please grab a copy if you haven’t done so already, and enjoy!




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