Five days ago I place “Echoes of a Storm” on free promotion on Amazon and within 12 hours, 182 copies had been downloaded. Hence my blog of “Em…Soemthing very strange etc” a few days ago
The promotion is now finished and the results are in:
USA = 385 Downloads
UK = 262 Downloads
Germany = 23 Downloads
France = 3 Downloads
Spain – Zero Downloads
Italy = 1 Download
Japan = 1 Download
India = Zero Downloads
Canada = 5 Downloads
Brazil = 2 Downloads
Mexico = Zero Downloads
Australia = Zero Downloads
For a total of 682 downloads in 5 days across the world. I was in the top 8 (Got to No. 3 at one stage) of Dark Fantasy for the entire 5 days in the UK and in the top 15, in the USA.
I also sold 8 of my other books of the back of the promotion.
So what does it all mean? Hopefully, my books will now start appearing more on the Amazon lists, the emails that they send out, and the recommendations they give people.
Unfortunately the savage truth of self publishing is this – You can write the greatest book in the world/ your Genre however if no one knows about it, no one will ever read it. Only through publicity can you reach the market you are after.
So a question for you. You have written your master piece, how are you going to make the world aware of it?