Untold riches await those who manage to get their book listed ‘perma-free’ on Amazon. But how does anyone find out?
The current way of thinking, when it comes to promoting your book, is free book > newsletter sign up > millions of dollars. But to get the book free involves a degree of blind faith. It’s been about two weeks now since I got an email from Amazon saying We Are Toten Herzen is free, but when I look at it on Amazon.com it isn’t free.
They’re fobbing you off, Harrison. I’d think so too, but the stats at my Kindle author’s page show a steady stream of free downloads. On the book’s page it’s at number 45 000 in the free book store. The free book store only lists the top one hundred free books so unless someone has an app that tells people about titles languishing at the bottom of the free pile who is downloading the book and how are they finding out about it?
I could adopt a glass half full attitude and say that if an invisible book is still being downloaded imagine what will happen if it becomes common knowledge! (free book > newsletter sign up > millions of dollars…)
It’s at times like this when I discover I have no staying power and the patience of a gnat.