Hey, after getting just 2 sales on that book in 3 weeks I’d love to get even 5 to 6 sales – 10 would be a good day.
The ad cost $50 and I made 22 sales at $0.99 with a $0.35 royalty for each sale, giving me a profit of $7.70 and a loss of $42.30.
Still, making money wasn’t really my intention with the promo, it was to get my book read and seen by more people. I did both (well, they downloaded it so they may read it) and here’s the rundown of some of the other benefits I got from the Bargainbooksy paid eBook promotion.
Increased Amazon Ranking
Still, I was nice enough to let others know that things had worked out alright, although I don’t believe anyone was biting their nails over it.
More Amazon 'Also Viewed'
After the promo I managed to get up to 9 pages of ‘also viewed,’ which made me feel pretty good.
More Amazon 'Also Boughts'
It may have been a mistake taking it out of that non-fiction Tarot category as now I have no Top 100 Category rankings at all. In fact, in the week since the promo I’ve not had a single sale on that book and have sunken down to #229,124. Bummer.
Anyways, that’s for another day, which I guess Tarot Card Killer has to wait for as well. So far no boost on this fun and exciting action adventure thriller mystery suspense shoot ‘em up novel. Well, I’ll just get to work on the next one.
Is Bargainbooksy Worth $50?
If I would have been in thriller categories I might have gotten some more action, but even getting up to a rank of #10,000 doesn’t guarantee you placement into any subcategories of that genre. In fact, many of the Top 100 in the subcategories of Mystery, Thrillers & Suspense have rankings of around #7,000 or so, even the #100 book!
In other words it’s real tough to get noticed. So should I continue to write these books? I think I’ll write another volume of Tarot Card Killer and see what happens, but right now my fantasy novels are selling the best and I’ve got another one coming out, so I think I’ll focus on that genre for a time.
How about you? Anyone had luck with Bargainbooksy?
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