I am pleased to report that my Kindle book giveaway, orchestrated by Mike O’Mary, my Dream of Things publisher, was a huge success. Scheduled to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday, September 10, we offered my memoir, Leaving the Hall Light On, as a free download on September 8, 9, and 10.
Downloads were slow at first. Sunday night the total was just 7,200. While I was willing to think that was a good number – what did I know? – Mike thought we should end up with at least 10,000. But we were both wrong. Downloads picked up considerably on the last day, and by the end of the giveaway we had a total of 14,500. Wow! The thought of that many people wanting to read my book is mind-blowing. And the success still goes on. In the three days since the giveaway ended, 200 Kindle editions have sold. As of this writing right now, the statistics are:
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,716 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
·#1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Nonfiction > Advice & How-to > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Parent & Adult Child
In the next few days I’ll post about the strategy behind this enormous success. Stay tuned.