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tensejim
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tensejim

Number of posts : 39
Registration date : 2012-12-13
Age : 56
Location : Pigeon Forge, TN

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PostSubject: Christmas Promotion   Christmas Promotion EmptyWed Dec 19, 2012 10:27 pm

In an attempt to promote my book some more, I am scheduling a three day Free promo on Amazon Dec 24-26. It has fallen so far down in the rankings since I published it I fear it will be lost forever if I don't do something to bring it back up (about 290000). I played with prices but that had no effect. The only thing that seemed to draw interest to it was the two day free promo I did this past weekend. I considered the next promo and these three days seem logical as many people will be getting Kindles and Ipads. What do you think? Any suggestions?
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Registration date : 2008-01-11
Location : UK

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Promotion   Christmas Promotion EmptyThu Dec 20, 2012 11:24 am

Jim, Please could you give me a list of authors you've read who have only written one book?

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tensejim
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Promotion   Christmas Promotion EmptyThu Dec 20, 2012 11:48 am

Me Shalagh hehe. I am working on my second one. As I have stated, this was my first book, I only just published it so I am very new to all of this. Gifted is the first of what will be a trilogy then I will follow up with a new book or series after that.

Why do you ask? Am I doing something wrong? All advise and critisism is welcome = )
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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Promotion   Christmas Promotion EmptyThu Dec 20, 2012 2:11 pm

We all started out with just one book. Some had expectations of making sales. I never did. I wrote a book, I put it out for readers to read. I sold a few copies and moved on to other things. That first book has had 12,000+ free downloads. It is permanently free on Kindle:

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Most of the downloads occurred during the first three months. Now, it averages 10+ downloads per day on amazon.com and close to 3 downloads per day on amazon.co.uk -- which would not make a very good living as a paid book. Even giving it away is a hard sell.

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tensejim
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tensejim

Number of posts : 39
Registration date : 2012-12-13
Age : 56
Location : Pigeon Forge, TN

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PostSubject: Re: Christmas Promotion   Christmas Promotion EmptyThu Dec 20, 2012 2:20 pm

But you enjoyed writing it and the ones since. Don't get me wrong, I would love to make a living out of this, that is a great dream for any of us is it not? I have no doubt that you are levels above me in talent!

Yes, I have expectations, aspirations, hopes, and dreams of making sales. Why not? But I also enjoy seeing each download and sale that is made even if they are miniscule. Whether my book sales or not is irrelevant really, I enjoyed writing it and I enjoy the challenge of getting it out to people. I shall further enjoy doing so with future books.

It is a hobby, a career path, a game, a dream, and an adventure. It makes me smile whether I become successful or not. I know it is the same for you or you would not persevere.

Thanks again for commenting, I look forward to learning and growing from you and everyone else here = )
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