I signed my novel, TimeSplash, into the KDP Select programme the other day because I was hoping it might give it a bit of a boost. It has been two years since the book was first published and sales have started flagging. Select gives you the option to promote your books by offering them for free for five days during the 90 exclusivity period. So, to dip my toe in the water, I set up two days – yesterday and today – to give TimeSplash away for free.
The result has been breathtaking.
As I write, TimeSplash is number 1 in the Kindle Store for Science Fiction, number 1 for Technothrillers, and number 28 overall. There have been thousands and thousands of downloads in the past 24 hours and the book is still climbing! What a day I’m having.
Of course, it will all be over tomorrow. The free offer will end, the book will go back into the “paid” rankings and I’ll lose the rankings I now have in the “free” section. It’s a shame (but fair). On the other hand, I got to experience, just for a little while, what it must feel like to have an actual best-seller climbing the charts. And I’ll tell you what, it feels fantastic.
And to all those thousands of people who downloaded the book (my site stats tell me that many of you are stopping by here), thank you for this great day. I hope you enjoy the book. And if you do, pop back to Amazon and leave a review for the book, why not? It will help me sell a few copies in between giveaways