I thought it appropriate to let you know that something is happening with Sweetwater Springs! It's currently 10:30pm MST and my sales are really starting to move! (just to be clear, 'my' definition of 'move' is obviously different than everyone elses)
I meant to get on a day or so ago and do an update to my KDP listing of Sweetwater Springs, but found myself just too busy to get it done.
Consider this the update. :]
Somewhere between 5pm and 9pm today, I started getting sales. Ok, I've been getting sales since listing on KDP Select, but this is a significant increase in numbers. While I'm still not breaking the bank by any means, I'm very excited to see the moving of my baby, my book.
Just as a back notice, though - Exactly 2 weeks after I first listed Sweetwater on Kindle Select and did my 2 day free promotion (which was a great success), my ranking took a major nose dive (from the 20K-40K range all the way down below 100K range). So the next day I used the 'Price Pulsing' idea of dropping the listing price to just $.99 cents in hopes of gaining back some of my placement. It worked and the next day I was back up in the 20K range. Yeah!
So I decided that after having my baby at $.99 for a few days, it was time to move back to my $2.99 mark. So this morning I tweeted that this would be the last day at $.99 and I tweeted once more a little later in the day.
Then - between 5pm and 9pm, something happened and I saw 20 some odd sales. Between 9 and 10 I've gotten another 10 or so. Now, while it's currently listed at only $.99, the royalties aren't very big .... but ...
royalties aren't the big deal here right now - it's book ranking. Check this out:
Right now, my book is currently listed at about the 3500 ranking mark! YEA! AND - Even better -- I'm listed in 'Western Romance' at number 54! YEA!!! 54!
Now - for full disclosure, I've been trying to market my book for a while now and I recognize that success in the publishing industry is fleeting at best and tomorrow morning, things may look very different. But until then .... I'm enjoying my success.
What happened this evening to make this big change? I don't know, but I'm very, very happy about it and hope to see lots more of this success.