A small update

I’m going to be pushing The Hat Series all this month. Regular readers will have noticed the reblogs for the first book. To kick things off, I made The Hat free for a few days, announced that at Teri Polen’s Bad Moon Rising event, and hired a push by Fussy Librarian.

Stacking events might be the way to go. I try to share results, both good and bad, but this time they look pretty good.

The Hat made it up to number four on the free lists, and I’m surprised it didn’t climb higher. This is because during the free days I managed to give away 1144 copies of the book. It could be a tougher genre than last time, but those last four notches must require another 400 copies each.

I took a photo, but I’m not sharing it. I want to share this one instead. This was early Tuesday morning when it first hit the free promo. It is a paranormal title, and I thought this was funny. Check out that ranking under Paranormal & Urban Fantasy. Ha ha!

During all this, my pages read really spiked. This seems to be across the whole series, so it must have something to do with the push. Those who understand the indie author’s life seem to get that Kindle Unlimited is still free for them, but I get paid a little something out of the deal.

There will be promo for the other series titles, and I’m also stacking one of those in a couple of weeks.

I mention these things, because some of you might want to try something similar. This time it seems to have worked. It’s October, paranormal titles, blog tour, give always, plus a small paid promo. This could work with the right titles at Christmas, Valentines, and more.

As the rest of it shakes out, I hope you’ll forgive the reblogs. I want to support my hosts as much as possible, and if I can drive them a little traffic, or introduce someone to their sites, they deserve it.

I also had the post over at Story Empire today. I started a series about Three Act Structure that some of you might enjoy. You can check that out here.

This afternoon, Old What’s Her Face and I drove to Twin Falls and met my in-laws. They bought two pigs, and we bought half of one from them. The small freezer is packed tonight, and I’m kind of tired.

Tomorrow, I’ll catch up on your blogs, check for comments on the sites that hosted me, and might even manage to write a chapter. I need to start hacking out my next Story Empire post as we move into Act 2. Then I need to look to my Lanternfish manuscript. It’s back from the formatter and I need to check it this weekend.

I have a hunch there is some ham for breakfast somewhere along the line, too.


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37 responses to “A small update

  1. CONGRATS on your numbers, Craig! So happy for you. Hope you find lots of dedicated readers for Lizzie. I like The Fussy Librarian. I’ve been trying to get up the energy to advertise again. You’ve helped motivate me.

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  2. That’s pretty funny with the rankings. Hope it’s a good sign somehow b

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  3. Congrats on the numbers, Craig. Those are awesome. And good luck with the push. Have a lovely weekend 🙂

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  4. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, Craig. Fantastic stats! The push seems to be working very well. Have fun this weekend and celebrate! 🍷

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  5. Congrats, Craig! So happy the Hat series is doing well. You deserve it. Enjoy your weekend!

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  6. I had to laugh out loud at the #666. 🙂 Great numbers and glad pages are being read. Sounds like a successful launch for Halloween month and good luck with the rest of the promo! Don’t ever apologize for a reblog. Reblogs are great for both parties. Have a great weekend!!

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  7. Congrats, Craig. Those are some amazing numbers! Have a great weekend.

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  8. Victoria Zigler

    Congratulations on the ranking, and good luck with future sales. Hope the work on Lanternfish is going well this weekend.

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author

    That’s great you had success with your promotions, Craig! Enjoy all your pork, I just stocked up on bacon.

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  10. Can’t help but laugh about that #666 ranking. Good luck on the promos.

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  11. Sounds like you had great results with the promo so far, Craig. Congratulations and I hope it continues. Fussy Librarian is a class act for paid promo. I’ve had good results with them myself.

    And a half of pig??!?! Sounds like you’re stocked for a while!

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  12. Thrilled for you, Craig – that’s a lot of books downloaded!

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  13. Nice. I can’t wait to see how the promo goes, and the Fuzzy Librarian ad.

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  14. Eeeeek! 666! I hope you like ham.:-)

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  15. Thanks for this update information, Craig. I look forward to hosting you next week.

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