Went extremely well! In fact it went much better than I had expected… though what was I really expecting to happen, I haven’t a clue. When I decided to put In Strange Company up for a free one day promotion on Kindle, I actually don’t know what I was expecting. Nothing much really, if I were to be totally 100% honest. In fact, my first thought might have been very close to: ‘What if I don’t sell a copy at all, even if it’s free?’
We unfortunately tend to put so much pressure on ourselves to do the best off the get go, not holding back and slowly learning the ropes so we can do the best we are able. I tend to do that, a bit too much…It’s complicated to explain why I didn’t really have much of an expectation putting the book up. What would a day do, right? I mean, we all know that things take time, especially things that can shift our point of view, and maybe one day, even our lives. I almost felt I couldn’t expect a great result if only because I’m an unknown/new/inexperienced author.
Wow! What a great 24 hours it has been. A truly roller-coaster ride. After a while of umming and ahhing I had finally reached a decision to go ahead with the promo, then realising that Amazon only works in Pacific Standard time, I had to wait till the evening of the 20th here in Australia to finally see the start of the clock. Then a mad dash to let you all know that the promo was up – and after that, well we all know what came after that – the nail-biting wait to see if the promo was effective at all.
This is how I was going to suss a good promo:
0 sales = Epic Fail (Yes, most expected and joked about)
10 = Good
20 = Very Good
30 = Bloody hell – well done, Eva, give yourself a pat on the back! (Least expected and not even fathomed, yet)
Want to know where I fitted at the end of the 24 hours?
Let’s say, my back is sore from a lot of pats at the moment – it has truly been a day that has not only seen my work distributed out into the world effectively, but it has also helped me know that it may be a hard and tough road, but it is a road I want to be on.
I want to thank all of you who went out there and got a copy; I want to thank you if you have begun to read it; I want to thank you if you have crossed half way through – wow, you don’t know what a great moment that is for a writer. And I want to especially thank you if you have finished reading it already and have liked it. Thank you!
If I were to ask a little favour in return, please don’t think of me as being impertinent. I would love to know how you found it – rate it, review it, or simply leave me a message here.
And lastly, for one, Big-Lebowski – my second reviewer on Amazon.com, if you are reading this, a giant heart-felt thank you for having already finished the book and taking the time to rate and leave a wonderful review that has been the cheery on top of this very wonderful day.
To you all, I hope you have had as great a day as I. And once again, it wouldn’t have happened without the support. Thank you!