Win a new romantic comedy and
give a special welcome to our
2011 Book Boost Blogger of the Year,
author Leslie Langtry!
She's here to tell us about her recent re-birth as an author and here's what she had to say...
Anyhow - I put the e-book up at the end of that year and it did pretty well. I didn't really understand how e-books worked, so I didn't really promote it the way I should've. I promoted it the way I did a print book. This doesn't necessarily work for an e-book.
After a year at $3.99, the book sales slowed down. I needed new readers to find me - something called "discoverability" in e-talk. So, last March, I lowered the price to 99 cents. The sales perked up and did pretty well for a year. But I was still having trouble getting "discovered" - something that sounds like I just hopped off the virtual bus in internet Hollywood with a suitcase and a dream...
A couple of author friends encouraged me to take this to the next level and make it free. Okay, I thought, that doesn't sound great. It's hard to get royalties out of $0. But they persisted and told me that once a book goes free on Amazon - it reaches a level of discoverability that I couldn't get to otherwise. So, after hemming and hawing and dragging my feet - I tried it - which felt more like getting off of a real bus in the middle of a desert wearing a sausage necklace.
Within hours, my sales rank went from 14,000 at amazon to 244! I hit #9 on the Humor bestseller list at Amazon.com!
There might be something to this. I promise to come back and fill you in on what happens I'm only going to keep it free for a short time - so you should download it and ask everyone you know to download it. Pick up your free copy today! Click here.
A Note from the Book Boost: Leslie, I'm so happy for you and thrilled to hear of your recent successes. Oh, and since we are going back in time to the baby-age. I'll play in the sandbox with you anytime, my friend.>>Kerri, age 2>>
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