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mike4128

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Free Promotions & Book Rankings Question - Help!!
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 5:43 PM
 
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What's a good total number on a free 5 day promotion. I just went on one book from ranking 84 to 64 - for 1 additional book. A few days ago when it was new I was in 13. I think I'm developing a good strategy for a 3 part series I'm writing.

Main Question:

What's a good number of "sales" on a free 5 day promotion.

Thanks,
1001nightspress

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Posted: Jun 10, 2012 6:13 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
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How long is a piece of string? There's no way to know what is "good" for you.

For me, "good" is hitting the top 100 in my genre, so the "also boughts" kick in. Also seeing titles by the same author start to sell more, either at the same time or in a few days.

I don't really look at the totals--it varies a lot, too. I mean, it takes different amounts to get you into the top rankings in different months.

If you put the first part of your series free, and it did well, AND when people get around to reading it they really like it, that should definitely help your second and third parts. I can't see any point in setting the second or third part of a series free, but as long as all three are released or available at the same time, then setting the first one free can give the series a nice boost.

You'll notice some series (like Hunger Games) have a cheaper price for the first volume, permanently. Same theory.
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Re: Free Promotions & Book Rankings Question - Help!!
Posted: Jun 10, 2012 6:21 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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Any tips for hitting 100? LOL I would like to see top 10000!
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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:10 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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God.

I'm 69 on a full book.

And #1 on a chapter book.

Titles (and size matters).

P.S.

Lightening strikes.

Went out for more beer -

I'm an author you see - f' Dr. Leary.

Bought a $2 ticket.

$25.

I just k(c)ant help being me.

P.S.S.

Mark Twain outsold me.

God forgive me if he ever meets me.

Stinking bastard.
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:24 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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I know:

Titles (and size) matters.

I didn't go to Notre Dame.

But it was a good visit.

Good food - good libre - bene quad.
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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:26 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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Michael W. Riley.

Pseudonym.

Is that proper.

On a higher level.

I'm hungry.

No - I'm not kidding.

I need food - like right now.
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:32 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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Come on now.

That's funny.

:).

We've all been through it.

Luv ya.
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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:36 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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I have an Irish Genius working on my book cover.

And I shan't stop until my first book is perfect.

And I fully understand Kindle -

.

I keep my promises.

I've this is what I am going to do.

I'll be the best at it.

Or dead.

Whichever comes first.
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:37 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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?

If.

Corrections.
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:42 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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I always keep my promises.

Mark.

Read the book.

Do a great cover.

You can have 1 of 3 things.

All being good - bad - or mediocre.

Read my book.

"The Silly Floppy Eared Dog and the 154th Annual Cleaver County Run."

Do a GREAT COVER;

And I SHALL give you 10% of net sales.

We'll argue later about gross versus net.
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:45 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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I used to be a financial accountant;

In a different life.

So I can only pay you on Friday's.

When the Euro sinks.

:).

Deal?
mike4128

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 7:48 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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Print it like a contract.
inyun

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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 8:07 PM   in response to: mike4128 in response to: mike4128
 
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Mike best be bringing this kind of stuff to the Voice of the Author forum. On V of A people do not mind a long stream of postings. This forum is used to answered questions.
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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 8:13 PM   in response to: 1001nightspress in response to: 1001nightspress
 
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a piece of string is about five or six inches long in iceland. now you know
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Posted: Jun 11, 2012 8:30 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
 
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The one who always insults.

"In your face" stuff.

And apologizes later on different threads.

What advice; oh knowledgeable one - do you have to offer?
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