There’s been a lot of controversy over the Amazon KDP Select Program. As authors, the question is: Is there any value in giving your work away for free? Well, I tried it, and this is what happened to me.
In the last three weeks I’ve experienced more personal accomplishments than I ever could have imagined. First of all, “My Temporary Life,” became available as a free download in an Amazon promotion. The idea is that folks download it for free and with the momentum that builds, when it becomes a paid download, it sells. Well, IT WORKED! It became the most downloaded eBook in North America for one day, a few Sundays ago.
“My Temporary Life,” built up momentum like a rocket taking off. By the second day, it was second overall in free downloads. On the third day, well you know what happened, because you heard me. Yep, doesn’t matter where you were, you probably heard me. We hit #1 overall. Continue reading “Pirates, Karma, And My Unlikely Rise To #1”
Bestselling Author … Bestselling Novel … sounds good doesn’t it? A few weeks ago, I posted about reviews and their impact on ratings and readers. You can see that post here. Today, I want to discuss the elusive BESTSELLER.
When you have achieved bestseller status, it is yours for life. No one can take it away. Conveniently, Amazon changes the rankings hourly. Now, many of you might look at that as a negative but all you need is for your book to hit #1 just one time, and even if it drops out after an hour, you’ve just achieved “bestseller” status.
As with anything in our indie publishing world, you have to know the system before you play the game. First, when you uploaded and published your book, you picked five categories. These have nothing to do with how Amazon ranks your book—they’re used in keyword searches for someone browsing topics. Continue reading “Helping you become a #1 Bestselling Author”
A very happy and safe St. Patrick’s day to the lot ‘o ye from the bonnie lasses and lads at Indies Unlimited:
Stephen O’Hise, Kat O’Brooks, Danny O’Mader, Cathy O’Speight, Eddie McNally, Valerie O’Douglas, David O’Antrobus, Jimmy O’Devitt, Rosanne O’Dingli, Lois O’Lewandowski, Yvonne O’Hertzberger, KD O’Rush, and Laurie O’Boris