The Reluctant just exploded onto Amazon’s “free" eBook charts.
#2 in Free, eBook, Fiction, Action and Adventure
#2 in Free, eBook, Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
#24 in Free, eBook, Fiction
#34 in Free, eBook
You will note that in that last category, we were competing with EVERY other free title out there, fiction or non-fiction. We topped the Bible at one point.
They say that authors should never talk numbers, but you know me and my attitude about “the rules” nonsense. I was honest with you people when no one was reading the book and when only a few, my happy few, were reading it. I will be honest again: over the last three days, The Reluctant was downloaded more than 11,500 times.
I am truly humbled to think that so many people have my first book in their hands. I will continue to be honest: I made it free so people could sample the series and get hooked enough to buy the second book and future books. When I opened my author dashboard on Amazon’s KDP site, I thought the number (somewhere around 5,000 at the time) was a mistake. I would be lying if I said I expected it to shoot to the top of the charts in a day and hang there.
It will not last forever and when I start the freefall from the top of the genre charts, I may need a hug. But, it was tremendously fun and exciting to watch the numbers mount. Yes, I took screen shots and especially love the ones where The Reluctant was listed right next to a James Patterson book.
Are we allowed to use the term “Best Selling” now as we promote the other book and future books?