Sunday, February 05, 2012

This and That

Okay not much to report this week - sales = 0 across the board - no sales on Kindle, none on Nook or smashwords - so much for meeting my sales of 15/title/month. I can't even give away free copies so not sure what else to do.

On the bright side, I did get my final cover for "Bride-and-Seek" and have published the story in the KDP select program. What this means is that for the next 90 days, "Bride-and-Seek" will be available only on Kindle and I'll be able to offer it for free five days during that 90 days. I'm hoping this will at least work for getting my name out there. Next weekend will be a report on my KDP select numbers - downloads and sales (hopefully - lol). I will offer "Bride-and-Seek" for free on the 14th and 15th of February which means you can receive the story for $0.00 on those two days. I'm hoping to pick up a large readership in the UK for this story since it is based on one of their ghostly legends (Covington Manor). Anyway - here is the cover - enjoy. I've got one more story in the next month or so to republish and then maybe in April/May I'll publish two short stories that haven't been published before but one is a 2nd place winner. (I'll nudge Heather on covers for those two later this month).


Vici Howard said...

Good luck with the giveaway. I really hope it turn into sales. Most folks say they see an increase after participating in the program. Let us know how it goes.

Susanne Drazic said...

Nice cover. Hope the giveaway helps bring you more sales on your other works.

elysabeth said...

Thanks Vici and Susanne, I'm hoping to see a swing in everything by the end of next week. I'd love to see this story take off and do well with the UK sales/downloads next week since it is a story based there. I would love to see "The Tulip Kiss" take off in Holland since the Eldering name used to be synonymous with tulips over there. Not that the story is based in Holland (actual set it in my area but it could work in other areas as far as setting goes). My husand's father came over on a boat from Holland and my husband was the first United States born Eldering in his family; so it will be nice to see some downloads/sales from different countries too.

Since putting the story up Sunday morning, I've had a couple of sales of "Bride-and-Seek" as well as a borrow and one sale of another story, so next week should see some increases all around.

Thanks for stopping by ladies and see you in the postings - E :)