I left a quick note the other day, saying that eReader News Today was a great promo tool. I was so busy refreshing my page every few minutes :) that I didn’t take time to tell you why, but this is what happened to me. I found their site long ago, but I had the link tucked away in one of my desktop folders to look at “someday.” I finally pulled it up again and checked into it more closely then filled out their online form. Within a day ENT replied back to me and said that my novel, The Missing Piece, would be featured in a few weeks, or possibly up to a month later.
Almost two weeks later, I received an email telling me to be sure that my book price was 99 cents, because it would be on the next day. Great! I knew from previous experience of being on the bestseller lists that, because I ranked fairly high already, I only needed a few fast sales to bump me up onto Amazon’s category bestseller lists again. (It’s all about the speed of sales.)
By mid-morning, I had quite a few sales. By mid-afternoon I had a lot of sales, and then it happened. The ranks hadn’t changed for a couple of hours (this was the day after the hurricane), but then about 3 PM, my novel shot up onto three category lists. The numbers continued to climb into the night, and when I woke up the next morning, this is what I found.
|Ranked #2 on three different lists.
|Earlier in the morning the rank was #153 in the entire Kindle store.
The ranks stayed at #2 in all three categories until the next day.
|Four lists on Amazon's Author Rank.
|#16 Rank for Most Popular Author in Literary Fiction.