Yesterday was Prophecy‘s last day enrolled in KDP Select. I had it in Select, which is a 90 day exclusivity with Amazon for the digital copy of the book, to see how it would go and because this is my first book and I thought it would help get it out there. I find it difficult to tell if it was worth it or not. I used my 5 promotional days as free days and did give away hundreds of copies of my book, but I think it will take time to see if that amounted to anything (I will write another blog post about how that went).
But now I’ve decided not to renew KDP Select and to go wide, so I am getting it back up on Smashwords today, which means that Prophecy will be available all over, on iTunes, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, etc over the next few days.
Prophecy is on its last free day with Amazon. This has been very exciting for me — seeing hundreds of people download it and watching it creep up in the ranks. Today I even woke up to find Prophecy #1 on several bestseller lists! It’s on top in Historical Fiction Fantasy and Greek and Roman Myth and Legend (in the US and Canada).
I would especially like to welcome all of my new subscribers. I’m sorry I didn’t get a newsletter out for Feb, but I did promise mostly monthly!
Book Launch Party:
I’m gearing up for my official book launch party and am getting excited and nervous. I’m even doing a radio interview in the next few days. If you are in Kamloops, you are welcome to join us on Sat, March 5 from 12-3 at Frankly Coffee downtown. We will have cookies and a special guest, “No Feet”, the snake. But, I don’t want to leave out people who can’t come — if you would like a signed bookmark, please email me your address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you one (and I promise to delete your address afterwards). Read more →