Wow… it’s been an amazing week. Last Monday Bookbub ran a promotion for Wanderer’s Escape. For those who don’t know, Bookbub is the largest site offering notifications for free and discounted books with almost half a million subscribers to sci-fi alerts alone. Due to huge levels of demand from authors, getting a book accepted is no mean feat and is something I’d been trying for a while.
Once they accepted Wanderer’s Escape I knew I’d see a boost in downloads, and I was secretly hoping to reach the upper realms of 18,000 downloads though I’d have been more than happy with the average of 12,000 or even with just 8,000 or so.
The actual numbers blew me away. In a week they have reached:
- Over 35,000 free books downloaded
- Over 1,300 books sold
- #1 free sci-fi book on the US Amazon site for 3 days
- Reached #9 out of all free books on the US Amazon site
- More than 30 new reviews
- Loads of new newsletter subscriptions
- Numerous positive emails and comments on the blog
To say that I’m stunned would be a huge understatement. To say I’m lost for words… probably isn’t something an author should admit to. So all I can say is I’m over the moon, and the red wine we’re toasting the success with is… well, pretty rough actually. But it’s doing the job.