Wednesday, 9 January 2013

1,968 Free Downloads in 3 Days

A promotion of the Kindle version of LRHL on Amazon last week resulted in an astounding 1,968 free downloads of the e-book. This may sound crazy to some, however, it is a surefire way to get things moving in the Kindle store. and to introduce the book to new countries. Downloads were received in Japan, India, Germany, France, Spain and the USA as well as the UK. In the day since the offer closed 19 paid for e-books have been downloaded. We expect this to continue to grow. Not so crazy eh?

The big advantage of the Kindle platform is that as well as being the most reliable and easy to use device, people can download a Kindle App free from Amazon, enabling them to read Kindle books on a PC, Mac, Laptop, i-Pad or phone. That's why I've decided only to publish on Kindle (in addition to paperback) in the future. Let's hope they stick to their tax promises though. Not that any of their competitors are any more generous of course.

Watch out for a new book of short stories by Mark Swain coming in the next few weeks. Might even be a free promotion on that too.

1 comment:

  1. That's fantastic - it's definitely worth doing and I am so looking forward to your book of short stories!