Anyone who doesn’t think this is scary or counterintuitive has their head in the sand. I’ve been charging $3.99 to $4.99 for The Earl’s Error for over a year. To set it free, well, it kind of hurts. But overnight, after a full day of being free, and virtually no advertising, here are the results:
Yesterday, there were 425 downloads of The Earl’s Error. In addition, three copies of each of the subsequent books (2 for 7th Son) were bought. This is good. The ranking shot through the roof. Specifically, in the two most important and relevant categories:
Later today, I will be modifying the copy on the ad, because I believe it is not the best it can be. So there is work to be done to try to improve, build, if you will on the graph above.
I mentioned to a friend that I have an ad on Freebooksy and Red Feather Romance coming out on Monday, Jun 13. So that will skew the numbers. Hopefully, giving me back my investment. Yesterday, I doubled my money, but again, that was just one day.
Here is the current winning ad:
Will keep you posted.
The logo is from my “Rebel Lords of London” page on FB.
This the page I’m using for my ads on FB. It is specific to Regency Recommendations. But you could use your profile or another page on FB. But it is a page on Facebook. All under my own account.
Kathy, I see the logo that’s your initials but is that a Facebook account just for the series? How does that work? Or is the graphic what was created for the Amazon ad alone?
Thanks for sharing your journey.
Thanks for sharing!
I agree, but in the long run if it 1) gets more traffic, 2) brings in more sales, 3) generates buzz… well, that’s the goal, isn’t it?
Originally, I had the 24k freebie, but it detracted from the actual novel it was written to go with. Crazy.
I’m so glad people are finding you, but it does irritate me that you have to set it for free.
Remarkable! I might have to try that when I have a few more books in the series out.