I sold the Kindle version of my novel, Daylight Hours for free yesterday and sold 813 free copies. Eight hundred and thirteen…Jesus. All I can say is that I’m incredibly grateful for even one person buying my novel. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning waking up and looking at the sales reports. It was a gift that I hardly believe and I owe it to everyone who supported me.
Daylight Hours was #1 in Top Free Kindle books at one point and #2 for Kindle Fantasy-Paranormal genre. I didn’t hold the place long, but it stayed #11 and #13 for a while after that. This is beyond me. I promoted the book for my birthday for one day only and I was expecting to sell fifty, maybe one hundred at the most. I could have never hoped for what happened. I can’t wait to see reviews start popping up. Good or bad, I take criticism well and feedback only makes me a stronger writer. I can’t put into words how excited I am right now and how seeing those sales has invigorated my writing spirit.
I’ve got two more free promotions to use up and I’ll make sure the world knows when.
Thank you again everyone, especially all my friends and family who wished me a happy birthday and bought my book.
Now, if I can get half of those people who bought the book to review it, I might be able to get The Kris Grant Series picked up by a publishing house.
Yeah, I don’t know about you people, but there’s only 2 days left until Daylight Hours is FREE on Kindle! Free!
This is pretty great news considering I finally have the chance to just give the book away to people. Spread the word, everyone. The first novel in The Kris Grant Series is on its way to rising up the ranks. I’m determined to make it a best-seller this year with these free promotions and Kindle exclusivity.
I still have chapters of the book posted on this site as well, so check it out in advance.
Just remember, there’s nothing wrong with supporting an indie author and downloading a free eBook with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger. I mean, I’m kind of counting on it. So save the date. January 17, 2013: Free Kindle Book Day! For my book at least.
I don’t know about you people, but I have this weird fascination with anything that’s free. I don’t know why. It’s strange. If I see that something is free, it instantly becomes more valuable to me. Take the free chapters of Daylight Hours that I’ve been posting up every Monday and Wednesday for the past couple of months for example. They’re 100% free and reading them that way makes the novel even better. Especially since all you have to do to read them is click right here.
Shameless book promotions aside, I stayed up until 1 o’clock in the morning watching both the season finale of Dexter and Homeland last night. Finally, a great episode of Dexter that had me wondering what would happen next. (That hasn’t happened since the season with the Trinity Killer)
I typed up a review of sorts with my friend on Homeland. You can read the joint-review here if you’d like to see two asshole’s opinions and thoughts on the really great season 2 finale. How was the Homeland season finale? Here’s a hint: it was really great.
Christmas is right around the corner. I’ve got 8 days to…wait…8 days?! Jesus. Great. I have a week until Christmas Eve and I have ZERO presents. Spoiler to any and all relatives/loved ones. It’s fine. No, that’s cool. A week is plenty of time to desperately search for gifts. Waiting in line is half the battle and I love nothing more than standing behind bitchy customers at the register for twenty minutes.
Christmas…there’s nothing like it. I think I will be hitting up Walmart at 4am. Lines shouldn’t be too bad then.