The Dreadedin Chronicles: The Nameless City giveaway was a success! I set up a Freebooksy advertisement for the first day of the giveaway and harnessed the awesome power of social media to coast to a grand total of 1,043 copies given away. Broken down, here are the figures:
Friday, October 28: 869 (Day of Freebooksy advertisement)
Saturday, October 29: 95
Sunday, October 30: 42
Monday, October 31: 37
Here’s a screenshot of the Amazon sales ranking (keeping in mind that I didn’t actually sell any, but gave them away):
Overall, that’s not so bad. I attribute it to the new cover, the help from my awesome buddies in the world of social media, and the fact that people will download all kinds of books only because they’re free.
In other, related news, I have received all rights to my book The Ultimate Guide to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse. The publisher has taken the product off of Amazon and will sell its remaining stock. What this means is that I can republish the book under my own imprint. I have new content for it and have already contracted with an artist for more illustrations to go with the new content. Next steps include laying out the book in a new print format and getting it ready to be sold again. So I have three options:
- Lay out the book myself with a tool that will do the job properly. This will require money, time, and effort.
- Pay someone to lay the book out. This will require a great deal of money.
- Give up on it. This requires no money, no time, and no effort.
Obviously, 3 is not ideal. Nor are 1 or 2. So we’ll see.
Also, here’s a picture of my little boy and I ready for Halloween. He went as the blue Power Ranger. I was the dorky guy in an ill-fitting mask.