The final numbers are in from my book blitz!

The promo was featuring Got Mine at a discounted price of $.99 (from $2.99).

COST:
BookBub Featured Deal: $272   (Ad ran for one day: Wednesday, November 29th)
Robin Reads: $65   (Featured in the November 29th email)
Facebook Ads: $250   (Ran from Nov 29-Dec 5th)
Book Blitz: $90   (Ran Nov 29-Dec 5th)
TOTAL SPENT: $677

RESULTS:
Prior to November 29, 2017 I had ZERO sales on Kobo, iBooks, Nook, or any of the other 24 places Draft2Digital makes your book for sale. Sales as of Friday Dec 1st:

  • iBooks: 199
  • Kobo: 190 (most in Canada, then split between Australia and New Zealand)
  • Nook: 213
  • Amazon: 670 (all countries: US, India, UK, Australia, Brazil)
    TOTAL E-books Sold: 1,082

RANKING:
Got Mine was sitting at about 499,000 before the promo.RANKING 345
It made it down to #345 in the Kindle Paid Store.

Cause hindsight is 20/20: I should’ve removed the book from KDP because the pages read on KU do not count towards actual book sales. During the promo/blitz I had 44,823 pages read. Those pages could’ve been actual sales, that could’ve gotten me closer to a best seller’s list. But it is what it is.

Was it worth it?
I will most likely break even for this promo once all the royalties are calculated but I’m still getting sales on Nook, iBooks and Kobo as well as Amazon. I gained followers on my author page and members in my group. So far, I have one new Amazon review. Even though I didn’t make a best seller list, I think the blitz was a success.

Here are my final thoughts:

  • Adding the Facebook ads probably didn’t equate to a lot of sales; however, it did put my book in front of some new faces. I had friends posting screenshots of the ad showing up on all kinds of platforms. It also drew attention to my author page. Maybe the next time I run an ad, it will land on a page of someone who has seen this ad, and they’ll remember me and buy my book. In my opinion, the main value of a FB ad is to generate buzz, not sales.
  • Starting my promo a few days BEFORE the BookBub Deal would’ve helped boost my rating and sales. I wish I could’ve gotten the Robin Reads feature a few days earlier. I’m not that organized.
  • USA today counts sales from Monday-Sunday. Starting a promo on a Monday and running it a full week would’ve given me a better shot.
  • The Book Blitz might have been overkill. They’ve worked for me in the past, but I don’t think this blitz added anything to my already running FB ads.
  • Fun Fact: profit from selling one book in India was $18.98!

 

Want to buy my book?

✦ Amazon ➜ http://amzn.to/2nevdUZ

✦ Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2nfeL78

✦ iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/2nff5CS

✦ Nook ➜ http://bit.ly/2BnyX8L

There’s this thing writers can do to boost sales. It’s called begging. Joking.

Seriously, a book blitz is a great way to get your book in front of a wider audience. I started this blitz journey when Got Mine was selected for a Book Bub featured deal.

I read an article once about a woman that created a marketing plan around her BookBub deal and hit the USA Today Best Seller list. She spent thousands, yes thousands of dollars Abs-Adon Facebook Ads in additional to promoting in other markets.

I am running two Facebook ads and I signed up for a Robin Reads deal. Once I have all my numbers in I’ll post them here so we can figure out if it was worth it.

It’s middle of Day one and I already have sales in 5 countries. My Amazon ranking dropped from 499k to the 500’s. I won’t be hitting a best seller list with my current numbers, but hopefully this will get me reviews on Amazon and followers on Facebook. That’s a win.

So, yeah. You should totally buy my book while it’s only $.99

✦ Amazon ➜ http://amzn.to/2nevdUZ

✦ Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2nfeL78

✦ iBooks ➜ http://apple.co/2nff5CS

✦ Nook ➜ http://bit.ly/2BnyX8L

 

Full disclaimer. I met Rachel at a book signing, so technically I know her personally. But she had already read my book. And no, I didn’t pay her to say these nice things about me.

 

Rachel is also an author. She wrote a kick ass book about a girl that steals cars.51ONAO4zVZL.jpg
You can buy her book –  Taking Mine here: http://amzn.to/2a2y8aB

I talk about her book in a blog post here

If you live in New Orleans you can see her at the Bella NOLA signing in February 2017! Buy tix here