First things first. My book is in the TOP 100 of all free kindle!! Has been all day!! Holy crap in a basket!!
This was my face when I found out.
And this is where you can download THE SYSTEM for free before it goes back to $3.99.
Just saying, guys, if I make it to the TOP 40 in free kindle, I will record myself doing my crazy dance and post it on here. You have my word. I’ll scare the pants off every singe one of you. I mean it.
How’d I do it?
1. I have no idea.
2. Okay, that’s not really true. I did a few things right. I priced my ebook at something normal and not ridiculously disheartening (it used to be $.99 all the time). I just decided I’d put too much work into it to make pennies in royalties. When the free promo started ( I use KDP Select), readers knew they were getting a good deal because they could see how much I usually charge for my baby ($3.99 for right now). I don’t know about you, but I like to know I’m getting a good deal. Gives me the happy willies 🙂
3. I don’t remcommend this, but I put the SYSTEM on promo without much planning. It wasn’t my first time doing a free advert (did a couple back in the spring with a ton of planning and moderate success, which means about 1000 downloads in my book). But I just kind of felt like doing it and went to KDP and clicked “free” right then and there. On a whim. And then I kind of waited.
4. Boom. Holy boom. By the next morning, I was giving away about 100 books an hour. I was #1 and #2 in my genres and every time I hit refresh, I could see the numbers go up. My poor husband had to just sit there all day while I refreshed and called out the new stats, “#60,000 in kindle, #30,000…#10,000!”
5. I sent out a few “oh my GOD!” tweets and before I knew it, It was time for bed and I was #121 (but I couldn’t stay up because I’d worn myself out hitting that darn refresh button). And don’t judge me, but I was up at 3 am to check my stats and goshdarnit, I was in the TOP 100!!
Here’s a pic of the best I’ve done so far:
So, cross your fingers, say a prayer for me, do a rain dance, download the System, tell your friends to download it, tell your grandma to download, tell you pet goat to download it…just get me to the TOP 40!!
PS If I had a pet goat right now, I’d name it Pigeon Pea 🙂