I might actually start freaking out here …

Posted by on Dec 17, 2011 in Uncategorized | 13 comments

 

The last few days have been pretty exciting around here in book land. :) Well, exciting in that teeny-tiny fish in the big huge ocean that is Kindle books on Amazon kind of way.

As you know from my previous post, I had been experimenting with using my free promotional days on Amazon, and it was going pretty well. Really well, actually. In the end, Dusk Gate: Seeds of Discovery made it all the way to being the #72 best-selling free book on Amazon.

The promotion expired at midnight last night, Pacific time, and my fun little book is now back among the ranks of paid Kindle books on Amazon. And I’m still having trouble staying in my chair today, because …

Well, let me start with a comparison. Last week, before the free promotion, Seeds of Discovery had been consistently ranking somewhere above #200,000 in the paid rankings on Amazon all of this month. And before today, the highest it’s ever hit has been somewhere in the high #20,000.

Today? Well … right this minute, it is number 2,270 overall.

It is also #41 in Contemporary Fantasy.

And #84 in Children’s Science Fiction and Fantasy … yes … 83 books below The Hunger Games.

We’re celebrating here tonight. It’s a small celebration, sure, but big for me! :)

And a huge, enormous, monumental, earth-shattering, THANK YOU to all of you who have supported me, and read the blog, and taken a chance on picking up the book. The success is really yours.

13 Comments

  1. 12-17-2011

    Yay!!!! So stoked for you! Way to go.. 😀

  2. 12-17-2011

    Thanks so much, Darlene. It’s a small success, but definitely a fun one! :)

  3. 12-17-2011

    Wow! That is awesome!

  4. 12-17-2011

    Wow! Congratulations! A free promotion you say? Great idea!

    • 12-17-2011

      Thank you! :) Yes, listing the book for free has definitely given it the biggest push it’s ever had. By somewhere around 1,000%. Eeek! :)

  5. 12-17-2011

    Wow! That is really terrific, Breeana! You deserve it though! I’ve already told you how much I enjoyed your book, and I’m so glad other people are catching on, too! I will continue to help you get the word out by telling anybody who asks that I loved Seeds and that I definitely recommend it to all YA fantasy book lovers :)

    • 12-17-2011

      Thank you so much, Julie! :) It means the world to me to have people who are enjoying the story, and celebrating with me too. :)

  6. 12-17-2011

    I always sound like I’m repeating myself…but I’m not surprised. Not even a little bit. And I couldn’t be more pleased for you…at least not until you hit the top 10 (and preferably #1!). AND I’m going to say it again…just so I can say I told you so…it wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see you on the red carpet opening night in the not too distant future. :)

    Way to go, Breeana! :)

  7. 12-18-2011

    Glad things are going well with the new book. I just received my book yesterday in the mail from Amazon and I am looking forward to getting into it tonight.
    Krysta, said I should check it out. Just wanted to give her the props!

    Good luck,
    D. Blackwell
    Author of “Redstar”

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