This week, I put “The Adventures of Whatley Tupper” on sale for 99 cents from Monday to Wednesday, and advertised this by starting a customer discussion on the Amazon site encouraging authors to post messages detailing any books that are temporarily on sale for 99 cents. It turned out to be a pretty good idea, as the discussion gained a lot of customer interest (at least in the first few days). Long story short, I had my best week in sales since my KND sponsorship, although most of those sales were at 99 cents, so the royalties take a hit. But, in terms of just getting some copies out, I’m very pleased with the results. Hopefully some people write a review or two, and hopefully it leads to more interest in my other book.
(As a side note, I began that Amazon discussion to promote the fact that “The Year We Finally Solved Everything” is on sale for the entire month for 99 cents. But Whatley Tupper still outsold The Year… by a ratio of 3 to 1. I always thought a choose your own adventure for adults would be an easier sell than a dramatic piece, and now I’m certain of it.)
Tomorrow, Whatley Tupper is the KindleBoards Book of the Day, so I’ll post an updated sales graph on Monday evening. Honestly, I don’t suspect it will be worth the $35 price tag. I don’t really think many people impulse buy books from ‘click-me’ ads. But, hopefully I’m wrong. My goal: 10 sales on Sunday. I’d need about 17 to break even.