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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2970 on: May 09, 2017, 11:22:08 AM »
Trouble on the Straits reached the top 100 in Amazon Action Adventure/Sea Adventure sub-genre.

Recently, I led an Action Adventure Giveaway by eight writers with a $100 Amazon Gift Card as the prize. All contest entrants received links to eight FREE ebooks in a follow up confirmation email. The primary goal was to build an email list for future announcements, etc. We compiled a list of ~1300 addresses. I gave away the prequel ebook, Hellhole in Khyber that included a two-chapter preview to TOTS that enticed readers to BUY book #1.

The landing page for the giveaway (now expired) is still up on my website if you are curious. (https://www.michaelmarnier.com/copy-of-giveaway)

Clicking on the cover of each free ebook offering opens a pop-up window with a blurb. If a visitor enters the contest by filling in their email address in the Rafflecopter widget (a second window opens to do it), they receive a confirmation email that includes links to download the FREE ebooks. Most of us used bookfunnel.com to manage the downloads.

The side benefit was increased sales of Book #1 of the Charley Manner Action Adventure series, Trouble on the Straits. I have noticed a steady increase in sales and pages read on Amazon (it is in the Kindle Select category with 70% royalty). The sales rank has steadily climbed and reached the top 100 in Action Adventure/Sea Adventure sub-genre. Wahoo!

My total cost was less than $50, including purchasing the Gift Card since all costs were shared by the eight of us.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#95 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
#109 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
#240 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping

Thanks to all my friends on MWC for helping me along the path to this point.
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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2971 on: May 09, 2017, 04:33:54 PM »
To follow on from Artemis's success (well done Artemis)...

I've got a flash shortlisted in this competition here (Master of the Mint): http://www.flash500.com/index_files/fq17.htm

Which was critted by all you kind folk.

I'll let you know if it wins or places :)


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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2972 on: May 09, 2017, 10:59:10 PM »
Thanks, Shorty. Good luck with your flash.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2973 on: May 10, 2017, 04:15:06 AM »
Well done Arty, looking forward to seeing your book in top 50 soon.

All the best, Shorty, on your submission.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2974 on: May 16, 2017, 06:11:56 PM »
Quick, the first book in the ARIA Trilogy is up for grabs in a free competition. Amazon.com users only I'm afraid. I'll see what I can do for other nations.
See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: ARIA: Left Luggage (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/adedad96b6d59967/…. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2975 on: May 21, 2017, 10:57:11 AM »
Nice work, Arty; and Shorty - let us know how you get on.

Good luck with the promo, Geoff.

Aren't we a talented bunch!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2976 on: May 21, 2017, 11:50:03 AM »
Thanks Jo. Yes, bon chance to chum Artemis - worthy tome -- and Shorty to win!

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2977 on: May 21, 2017, 04:39:46 PM »
Well done Arty, looking forward to seeing your book in top 50 soon.

All the best, Shorty, on your submission.

Thanks, Jewel. AMS ads seems to be working. Made it to the top 50 in the Sea Adventure sub-genre, briefly, as sales continue to climb.

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,892 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#48 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
#56 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Sea Adventures
#115 in Books > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers & Suspense > Crime > Kidnapping

And thank you, Jo and Goeff.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2978 on: May 21, 2017, 04:50:46 PM »
Quick, the first book in the ARIA Trilogy is up for grabs in a free competition. Amazon.com users only I'm afraid. I'll see what I can do for other nations.
See this #AmazonGiveaway for a chance to win: ARIA: Left Luggage (Kindle Edition). https://giveaway.amazon.com/p/adedad96b6d59967/…. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. See Official Rules http://amzn.to/GArules.


Doh! This reminded me I bought Book 3, Abandoned Luggage, a while ago and forgot about it when I was in a funk over my wife's death. Life is getting better now. Am getting back to my old self and will get back to ARIA. Will post a review, too. Good luck with the promo.

AQ

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2979 on: May 21, 2017, 05:46:35 PM »
Congratulations, Gentlemen!
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou

“Don't be like the rest of them, darling.” ― Eudora Welty

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2980 on: May 21, 2017, 06:41:24 PM »
Thanks AQ. Sorry again about your wife.

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Re: Sticky: Your Successes
« Reply #2981 on: May 22, 2017, 04:05:42 AM »
Fingers crossed for your submission, Shorty

Artemis - brilliant sales results.

Geoff, good luck with the competition. May it result in many sales.
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« Reply #2982 on: May 22, 2017, 04:13:33 AM »
Thanks Cathy, may your Monday be deliciously wicked.

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« Reply #2983 on: May 22, 2017, 09:57:14 PM »
Yes, Cathy. What Geoff said. 👹

And thanks.

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« Reply #2984 on: May 23, 2017, 04:05:59 AM »
Thanks Cathy, may your Monday be deliciously wicked.

Oooh, it was! ::)
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