Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Hello All,

Although I don't generally discuss my sales/download figures openly, for my recent free promotion on Smashwords (and associated price matches in Amazon) I can say that compared to another free promotion last October (over a comparable period of time) I noticed the following increases in downloads:

Smashwords - An increase of 75% (*1.75)
Amazon.com - An increase of 229% (*3.29)
Amazon.co.uk - An increase of  140% (*2.4)
Amazon.ca & .com.au - Unknown but massively more, perhaps %400

Obviously I am very excited about this and would attribute this to the following (in order of perceived importance):

1) A new cover - this is something everybody bangs on about, but it clearly does matter. My new cover (eBook & Paperback front cover) cost me £40 ($66) from The Cover Collection. So do consider investing a small fee in this service.

2) A few new 5 star reviews - my average score is now 4.5/5 on Amazon and 5/5 on Smashreads.

3) An improvement in my social media skills, i.e. increased Facebook followers, membership of reader/author/retweet FB groups, automated timed tweeting through Hootsuite etc.

4) A stronger presence on forums such as Goodreads.

Once again, I would like to thank all those who contributed to these great figures and if anybody would like to share with me how you discovered The Star Agency and what persuaded you to download it, it would be great if you could either comment on this article or post a comment on my Facebook Page.

And as always, you can download my book for a bargain $0.99 from Amazon & Smashwords.


Monday, 17 March 2014

Hello all,

Thanks to everybody who downloaded The Star Agency during my recent free promotion on Smashwords. It broke all my previous download figures, which is amazing, so many thanks for that. It is now back up to its regular price, still a bargain at $0.99 - click to view.

You may still be able to pick it up free on Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble and KOBO for another day or so. It also remains free on Amazon (.com, .co.uk, .ca, .in and .com.au) on price match, so check it out if you are still interested - links below:

Apple iTunes
B&N: Nook

Also a BIG thanks to all those who left reviews. I got 4 new reviews on Amazon & 1 new review on Smashwords during the promotion, all of which were 5 stars. My average scores are 5/5 on Smashwords and 4.5/5 on Amazon. 

Thanks and enjoy reading,

Thursday, 6 March 2014

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Hello All,

Those wonderful folks over at Smashwords are running a 'Read an E-Book Week' from Sunday the 2nd March to Saturday the 8th March, where lots and lots of eBooks will be offered either at a discount or completely FREE. My own eBook THE STAR AGENCY (click here to view) is enrolled in this promotion.

Hop on over to this link at Smashwords to check the promotion and bag yourself a bargain.

Smashwords is a fantastic site both for readers wanting to grab a great independently published eBook, and also for authors offering great flexible options for selling and promoting their works. It also offers its eBooks in pretty much every eBook format you can imagine, including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, Sony, Diesel and many others.

Thanks and enjoy your reading,