Friday, July 9, 2010

Low-cost Ebooks

Continuing my experiment, I have now self-published a novella as an ebook through Amazon.com:


A couple of months ago I self-published a short Christmas story. The results so far? I've sold about ten copies, three of which were to relatives, and one to myself. The other six? Real customers. Not such an impressive debut.

I must point out, however, that I stink at self-promotion so I've not made all the rounds on the Kindle boards and elswhere plugging my book. I did run two facebook adds, one for two days and one for three days. That's where most of my six additional sales came from. I also must state that, not being the Christmas season, perhaps people aren't looking for a Christmas-themed book right now.

So. Here we are with self-published experiment #2, The Witch of Starmont. It's novella-length, and probably just right for summer reading. In fact, I'm running a facebook add over the weekend which states just that, "The perfect summer read!". It's got a little romance, a little contemporary fantasy, a cottage in New England, what's not to love?

I haven't told relatives yet, so thus far I've only sold one copy - to myself : - )

Let the experiment continue!

4 comments:

Lyn said...

Will look this one up! looks intersting. Get yourself out there girl!
Love
Lyn
xxx

ICQB said...

Hi Lyn,

Thanks for the encouragement! : - )

adrienne said...

Ooh, I like the sound of it. Sounds like my kind of summer read.

I have a hard time with self-promotion too. One of these days I'll rise to the occasion (when there's an occasion).

ICQB said...

Hi adrienne!

There should be classes in self-promotion :-)