April Numbers

 

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I published a new episode in the month of April, the 19th, so I thought it would boost my sales. At the least my free downloads. It didn’t.

Free Downloads on Amazon: 80

Sales: 14

Of those 14 sales 7 were from family. :-/

Free downloads are down by a lot, I’m not sure why. Paid sales are up, but since most of those are family buying the new book it doesn’t mean I have new readers.

I sent out emails to the two people on my mailing list, one with a coupon code for a free copy of the episode because that was a sign up bonus for a lucky person. Neither email was opened. Which considering they signed up over a year ago, totally understandable.

I thought about spending five dollars on Facebook ads but decided to wait until the entire first season is complete and published before I do any kind of active marketing.

I’m halfway through writing the first draft of the next episode. I did not make my goal of 20k for Camp NaNo, one day I will win, but oh well. I did get a lot more written last month than I have in a long time.

I’ve got a plan to make me write more, but more on that in another post.

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4 comments

  1. Keep after it, the slow traction is better than no traction. If you gain one new reader at a time in a couple months you’ll look back and have a good solid following.

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  2. Slow and steady. Keep writing. Get enough episodes out to warrant a full box set – then begin beating the promo drums. I haven’t tried Facebook ads – but I likewise haven’t heard anything good about them. I’d hit some of the freebie promo sites – but I say again – you’re better off to just put your head down for the next year and write like a whirlwind.

    Fill the store first – then invite the customers on in.

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