Well, I did mean to post an update before now but unfortunately time ran away with me. Here’s a tip for running a free promotion: try to schedule it for a time when you’re not working AND renovating a bedroom.
Still, despite my lack of time, the last three days have shown some interesting results.
Looking Past has had no extra promotion, but nevertheless it has done way better than Writing the Town Read , which I put down to another great run from Ereader News Today – which, as I mentioned, happened on Tuesday.
Here’s a snapshot of my free download figures for Writing the Town Read for the duration of the promotion:
Over the week, 614 copies were downloaded across the UK and US Amazon sites, with a handful of others internationally.
Yesterday was the best day, with 365 books being downloaded.
The book is currently ranking at #668 on Amazon UK’s free listings, and #554 on Amazon US but will soon disappear from these categories and revert to the normal charts.
Looking Past‘s week went as below:
A pretty impressive spike on Tuesday.
Over the week, there were 1646 free downloads of Looking Past between the UK and US site, which excludes any downloads from other international sites.
The best day was Tuesday, with 1,230 downloads.
The book is currently ranking at #678 on Amazon UK’s free listings, and #1088 on Amazon US but will soon disappear from these categories and revert to the normal charts.
I have also received a five star review for Looking Past, which I am delighted with – from the same reviewer who read Writing the Town Read ! As far as I know, this is not a friend or family member but I’m just waiting for my mum to pipe up and say it was her.
“After reading Writing the Town Read on my day off, I couldn’t wait to try Looking Past. I managed a couple of hours last night, but sadly for me a long work day today interrupted my happy reading! I have just finished this beautiful tale (long past my bedtime). Once again, super characters. So well described that I feel as though I know every one of them. A lovely story too, addressing some difficult facts of life, but always thoughtfully and gently. The descriptions of Cornwall, particularly St Ives, bring the settings to life. I enjoyed every word of this book, and hope it won’t be too long before there’s another captivating tale from Katharine E Smith.”
Over the next few days, I’m going to analyse the data I’ve collected this week in more detail and will post again with my semi-scientific findings. I will also pull that spreadsheet into shape, as promised.
For now, I hope that I’ve been able to provide a little insight into the world of the free promotion. Please feel free to send any questions my way, or to let me know what has worked for you.
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