I just wanted to update you on a few thoughts – post launch.
First – Thank you to everyone that downloaded a free copy of the book! I’m really excited to start reading the reviews and hope that this free promotion through the weekend drives more interest in the future.
Now onto the ranking and sales:
After the first 24 hours, the page shows its ranked number 14 in the colonization category of Science Fiction. How amazon determined that was the category, I will never know, but there it is. Within the free books – its ranked 4,055 – which is pretty good I think given that is out of a number of over 250,000.
Here is a snapshot of the actual sales – free and paid.
You can see I have 1x Paid purchase right at the start of launch, followed by 44 free purchases. So it takes 44 purchases to raise my rank to 4000/250,000- and will surely take just as few by tomorrow to drop me back down to the bottom of the list!
I can thank friends and family for the initial boost (especially friends on facebook) but this initial promotion will putter if I don’t get good reviews to sustain people’s interest in the series.
Thanks all for now! Let me know what you guys think about my analysis and feel free to drop tips in the comments!