Thought I would drop a line or two about my promo results.
Moved from somewhere above 500,000 in ranking to #6100, and made it onto three Top 100 categories, but that’s not saying much…and I don’t think improved rankings have ever sold books for me.
Actually sold 58 books, which is better that my last promo, however, I paid Book Gorilla $50.00 for the promo.
That was 18 books more than my last ENT promo, yeppers, I think the days of 200-400 per promo are over.
@ 35% royalty, that comes to $20.10, which means I went in the red $29.90.
On a positive note: Fifty-eight people might read my book. 🙂
I’m really about over the whole marketing scene for this book. I think it’s just going to have to sit there until and unless someone happens upon it or wants to see something else I’ve written after more books are published. I do have an interview coming up, but I have a hard time getting tremendously excited about those. They often net me a reader or two.
How to deal with it? The only answer is writing more books. To that ends, I have decided to go ahead and publish Naked Alliances. It got the approval of ten out of twelve beta readers. I have a new editor with an established reputation in the genre, who likes the sound of the story as I described it to him. Now, it’s just a matter of getting the Synopsis ready for him. He should complete it in September. Depending on how much work it requires, I might be able to release before the end of the year.
And The Conduit is coming together for me. So, there’s that to look forward to next year.