I know that many readers are home self-isolating and are looking for something new to read. If you like #nonfiction #memoir #truecrime please consider obtaining a FREE Kindle e-book this weekend (of the free promotion).
I’m working with a fellow indie author to help promote other indie authors, like ourselves.
What we plan to do is find other authors, readers, book reviewers to join us to feature a different author each week on our blogs, websites, Facebook, Twitter and any other social media outlets that we have an account for. This is like a #writerslift taken to the next level.
The books that I do happen to read, I will leave a review/rating on Amazon, GoodReads and here on my blog under the REVIEWS page.
If you’d like to be featured under my Author Spotlight, please send me the following information:
- Send a Link to your Amazon sales page OR
- Send an image of your book cover WITH a short blurb about your book. I will copy/paste what you send.
- If you’re holding a promotion, please let me know the date(s) so I can coordinate your time slot to benefit your needs.
- If you’re contacting me through email, please use Author Spotlight in the subject so I don’t think it’s spam.
If I require more information, I’ll let you know.
What’s the catch? No catch. No cost. Just pay it forward.
If you have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media account that you can share the work of other indie authors, please pay it forward. If you read their book, please leave a rating/review.
What do you have to lose?
Your book will be showcased for one week before a different author is rotated in for their week in the Author Spotlight.
During your time in the Author Spotlight, I will share, retweet, bump the post twice before you are rotated out. So, if I put you in on Friday, I’ll bump, share, retweet again on Sunday and again on Wednesday.
This idea is still a work in progress, I’m open to suggestions.
I’m looking forward to featuring your book under the Author Spotlight!
Here is the link to the group on Facebook. If you are an indie author and would like to have your book(s) promoted to 1,000’s of readers for FREE, please check us out and find out how.
Hannah’s story is a remarkable journey
May 9, 2019 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Following along her journey you get the sense as if you are there, experiencing her every emotion, tears and pain.
To be able to catch up with the lives of all the characters, which are all real, is eye opening.
Before my KDP enrollment ends in a few weeks, I’m taking advantage of the 3 days of Free Promotion that I have left.
My #metoo story was on two #1 Best Selling lists in two countries last month. All sales made before and after this Free promotion, 25% of all proceeds will be donated to RAINN. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN does not endorse me or this book in any manner. I’m just one survivor doing what I can to help other survivors.
Take advantage of this Free Kindle offer April 26, April 27, and April 28. Please leave a review or a rating on Amazon or Goodreads.
Thank you for your support.
I thought I’d share my stats from the social media ads and the results from those ads. Many indie authors are asking (not me personally), but want to know which method(s) of advertising works and what have been the results.
Since I can only speak from my experience, here is what I have done and the results I received so far.
I chose to use Facebook Ads as they have been an excellent way for me to cast a wider net and reach readers all over the world. I find this method to be user-friendly as well as budget friendly.
The screenshot above is showing the results of the Facebook Ad I placed one week before the Kindle Promotion was scheduled to start. I set a budget and didn’t use it all, which is a good thing. The $10.76 that I did spend, over 1,200 targeted readers saw the ad, of those readers 318 engaged by “Liking/ Loved” my post/ad. I sent an invite to half of them to follow my Author page. Why not all of them? I will, but due to Facebook cracking down on users “liking” too many posts in a short period of time and “inviting” too many users to their pages I didn’t want to risk having my account locked while my promotion was running. Now that it’s finished I will go back and invite everyone and let them decide to accept or decline.
During this week of promoting, my Author page jumped from 104 followers to 147 followers.
I also placed an ad on Twitter, here is a screenshot of those results.
Sorry, I’m not at all as tech savvy as I’d like to be. I’ll do my best to explain the tiny print in the screenshot above.
Starting Date: March 7, 2019,/ Ending Date: March 16, 2019
$35.00 was my total budget, I spent $20.00 in total.
My ad was seen by 3,853 Twitter users, 5 of them clicked on the ad at the cost of $4.00 per click from a $5.00 per day budget.
Twitter ads have not been as effective, and that’s probably due to my lack of experience and tech savviness. I don’t find that their ad set up is user-friendly. Sure the ad has reached over 3,000 people, and I gained a few followers which lead to a few retweets from that, but I don’t think the ad performs better than Facebook. Again, it’s just my experience, and I am by no means an expert on social media ads.
With that said, here is a screenshot of the results from this weekends Free Kindle promotion.
I did try to make the image larger, I apologize for being a noob, resizing images still escapes me. The image shows KENP Read (Kindle Ebook Normalized Pages) Those that opted to get the Kindle Unlimited version over the Free Kindle version, I can see how many pages have been flipped/read/swiped, and I earn a fraction of a percentage from them.
KENP Read, 270 pages. FREE Units (Free Kindle downloads from the promotion) 71. While the free promotion has ended, seems Amazon/USA is just now showing the Kindle (paid version) for $0.00, way to be tardy to the party. Maybe they decided to extend the promotion on their .com platform to make up the hiccup during the promotion. If it still shows FREE, you may as well take advantage.
The last Kindle Free promotion in August 2018, resulted in 37 downloads, this recent promotion just about doubled the number of downloads to 71 + 1 Kindle Unlimited. What’s different this time around is that my book ranked in two different #1 spots on Amazon’s Best Selling List.
Amazon/USA #1 Best Selling Free/Sexual Abuse
Amazon/Canada #1 Best Selling Free/ Abuse & Self Defence
My book also ranked #9 on Amazon/USA Free/ Memoirs
I’m very proud of reaching that milestone and having written a book that has made a Top 10 List of Best Sellers. Sure it’s not the NY Times, or Oprah’s, but I can officially say that I am a Best Selling Author. Having done so with a non-fiction/memoir that isn’t associated with a celebrity or not having made headlines is a pretty big deal.
I want to take a moment to thank all you that have purchased a copy of Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor, as well as thank all of you that took advantage of the free promotion this weekend. I truly appreciate your continued support. Your support doesn’t just include paid sales and royalties, it includes engaging with me on my various social media platforms, this blog, your word of mouth recommendations, supporting survivors and leaving a review.
A published book that doesn’t get promoted will only sit and go unnoticed. Getting noticed takes time, hard work and a daily effort to engage with readers, other authors, book reviewers and you have to set money aside to pay for services that will help to get your book in front of readers. Having a self-published book doesn’t mean instant sales. Go to where the readers are because not all authors are readers.
That is my advice for indie authors.
Again, a Big Thank You to those that have helped to get me to this point, it’s a massive leap from where I started one year ago.
The newest Best Selling Author, Hannah
*** Note to self and others, using the screenshot option works great, except the time that the picture can be viewed is limited*** Live and learn I suppose.
I woke up this morning, excited to check my stats from the Free Kindle Promotion that I’ve been running to find that the number of downloads had tripled overnight and they were still coming in strong this morning.
I have been assured by Amazon that my promotion is running on all of their platforms so the downloading will continue until 11:59pm Pacific Time tonight.
You can imagine my surprise when I noticed that my book had reached #1 on Amazon’s Best Selling List, Top 100 Free, Sexual Abuse. Not only that but my book is also #9 under the Memoir category!
For anyone that is interested in getting a FREE Kindle copy of my book, please use the link below. I am over the moon about reaching this milestone! Thank you to all of my readers, this achievement would not have happened if not for all of you!