So, as mentioned in my last post, I received a big boost in sales early in the week in which I attribute almost completely to an active discussion in the Amazon Customer Discussions for a few days. Over these last few days the discussion has pretty much dried up, and the effect on sales it quite apparent:
And the effect on royalties just as obvious:
Thanks (I believe) to those discussions, I had more sales last week (especially in the first few days) than I did in the week when my book was priced at 99 cents. Like I wrote earlier, that single discussion made a bigger impact on sales than anything else I’ve done. But, these last few days things are quieting down.
Tomorrow (Monday), I have my paid sponsorship for Kindle Nation Daily UK. Most of what I’ve read about the UK sponsorship leads me to believe I should count myself lucky to just get a few sales. If this is the case, then the UK sponsorship is way overpriced. I’ll let you know on Tuesday with a detailed post on this. It seems that UK Kindle sales at about 1/10th of the Amazon.com site’s sales, so I guess I hope to get a whopping 5 sales from that sponsorship. At 35% royalties, that’s… not much. We’ll see.