This weekend was A BLAST!
Not only did I get to spend three solid days partying at the Book Launch Party (on Facebook), but I got some very real, very tangible results for my books. And it’s thanks to all of you!
First up, I ran a few promotions for The Last Bucelarii (Book 1): Blade of the Destroyer—using Book Pup, The Fussy Librarian, and a couple other smaller sites. The results were pretty epic: around 2,500-3,000 ebook downloads, and then there was this:
#2 in Dark Fantasy, and so high in the Kindle Store overall: AWESOME!
Bonus: The rank for Book 1 hasn’t dropped too far since the promo ended on Sunday. That means people are still buying the book. Exciting!
For The Last Bucelarii (Book 2): Lament of the Fallen, I didn’t do a whole lot in the way of marketing. I had perhaps 15 to 20 guest posts, podcast interviews, author interviews, and promo posts, but that was it. No paid marketing campaigns, no big book blasts.
All things considered, the results here were pretty awesome:
Made it all the way to #6 in Hot New Releases for Gothic Fiction
Bonus: Once again, the book still has a pretty decent ranking, so there are still a few sales trickling in since the weekend.
I’m excited to see how things continue from here, and definitely researching what to do now that I have two books: i.e., how to use them to promote more effectively. But I wanted to take this time to post and say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Book Launch weekend in some way. The list of people is far too long to name, but to all the authors, PAs, readers, friends, family, and random awesome people I met: