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First month results for Dalila’s Choice

March 30, 2013 | Real life

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The new and improved version of Dalila’s Choice Kindle edition went live last month. Aside from a couple of posts on my website I did no promo.

I had a release with Ellora’s Cave in January, Warriors’ Wife and one from Loose Id this month, A Trace of Ivy. As part of the KDP select options Dalila’s Choice was free from March 11th through March 15th.

Units sold: 22
Units borrowed: 1
Units downloaded for free: 1187

Surprised? I am, in a totally good way. Dalila’s Choice was the first futuristic story I wrote. It will always have a special place in my heart, but millions of readers haven’t found it. :shocked:

After the right to publish the book reverted to me, I knew I wanted to make it available to readers. But I wasn’t sure what route I would take to do so.

Giving away books may seem crazy, but I look at those copies as the best possible advertizing. Each copy went to someone who had never read Dalila’s Choice, perhaps a person who had never read any of my stories. My hope is at least of few of those kind readers will enjoy the story and possibly buy something else I’ve written.

Have you considered releasing an indie title? Do you read indie titles?

Posted by Evanne @ 4:00 am  

2 Responses to “First month results for Dalila’s Choice”

  1. Allie Ritch Says:

    Wow. Thanks for sharing the stats on this, Evanne. I’ve wondered how well authors have done with the free download days and Kindle book sales.

  2. Evanne Says:

    Thanks for stopping, Allie. I’m always curious too and aside from the major successes most authors are shy about discussing their results.

    The second surprise for me is after the free period ended, sales have improved. My guess is the also-bought titles and Amazon’s recommended for you features must be helping. :cheerful:

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