|Oh steampunk tree, oh steampunk tree...|
Dragonfly Warrior was released early, just last week, and it quickly skyrocketed up the charts. In fact, it reached #39 on the Amazon Best Sellers List for Science Fiction - Steampunk.
Pretty cool. I guess technically, I can call myself an Amazon Best Selling Author.
But then Amazon's newest algorithm can not only giveth, but it can taketh away. After my friends (which includes many of you great people) and some family members bought it, sales pretty much slowed to a trickle. I will say that many of my friends are waiting for the paperback (which will be available on Amazon very soon). Whenever a book climbs the rankings in a short amount of time, then sales stop, Amazon punishes you.
It's an effort to stop manipulating the numbers, I understand. But you can bet you bottom dollar that I took a screenshot at the pinnacle of my glory.
I didn't plan very well for what happens after the release. In fact, I'm going to be in New Orleans from January 6-9th on business, so I won't be around to do much promotion during my official release day.
So my Christmas Wish is to get some help. What should I do next? How can I get more steady sales? I know many of us struggle with this aspect of the business, but I'm open to any and all suggestions to make sure Dragonfly Warrior doesn't end up being a dud.
Thanks so much, and I hope you all have a wonderful holiday, Christmas, and I look forward to posting here next week for the last time in 2013!!!
|This is my proof. The matte finish is gorgeous!|
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