The free weekend for Beginning of a Hero fell flat at about 275 free downloads. This is a far drop from the 2,000 of April and this was with advertising. Makes me think the eBook market in general is having a rough patch. Tomorrow morning it will be back to .99 cents.
As for Prodigy of Rainbow Tower . . . not sure what I did. As of writing this post, I have 100 sales for this book. I did everything I did last time with extra. All the ad sites, Wattpad, tweeting every day, blogging, the blog blitz, guest blogs, and even found a few new ad sites to try. Those haven’t kicked in yet. Could it be the .99 cent pricing during an infamous slow sales time for indie authors? No idea. Could it be the use of Facebook groups for promoting? Another strong possibility since I did that right before the surge happened. I’ll keep an eye on it and see what happens.
I was planning to do a jump to $2.99 for Prodigy of Rainbow Tower when Labor Day ended. Now, I’m not sure. I think somethings have to happen for that. Most importantly, I want to be on one of the Top 100 Lists. I know I always want that, but there is another reason here. On there, I can recover quicker from a bad pricing decision or it can counter it entirely because I’ll be sitting around higher priced books. Experiment for the future.
I’m going to try to get back to my fun zone here this week. Character origins, debate questions, character interviews, and whatever other fun I can think of will be back. I’m even thinking of introducing characters from other series in the interviews and origins to give people a full taste of Windemere. I already know who is going to show up in the an origin post this week and who might get the weekly interview. I have so many ideas that I need to flush them out. Unfortunately, this might result in another Project Phoenix post of dismay.
One thing I’m going to try to do is continue the ‘What Do You Like’ posts that get so many great discussions. I’m going to twist it though. Monday will be aimed for when you are a reader and Friday will be aimed for when you’re writing. Let’s share stories, opinions, and preferences. See if we can crack any literary mysteries.
I’m working with Dean’z Doodlez to create a showcase for artists. More information on this tomorrow night after Dean’s guest blog with a special Legends of Windemere surprise that proves how talented he is.