(Sorry for the lack of an update yesterday. No excuses. I just forgot)
Some of you may have caught wind of the I Didn’t Mean to be Kevin free Kindle giveaway that is currently going on now through August 28th. What you may not know is that I am also planning to post details about the giveaway—details such as the giveaway totals and the tactics I used to make people aware of the giveaway—every evening here on my blog as part of my Book Marketing Tests and Studies category. This post serves as the fourth and fifth in the 5(ish) part series.
For full details about the test, see the first post here.
Day 4 tactics
- 10:57 am: Sent tweet using my personal account, and my literary news aggregator account.
- 12:03 pm: Sent tweet using my personal account, and my literary news aggregator account focusing on my daily documenting of this kindle giveaway (rather than the giveaway itself).
Day 5 tactics
- 12:08 pm: Sent tweet using my personal account, and my literary news aggregator account and for the first time, my personal Facebook account. I stressed that this is the LAST DAY to download for free.
Day 4/5 results
As of 8:52 pm, 8/28/12, the metrics are:
- Total copies downloaded: 1,004
- Daily highest rank (that I happen to screen-capture) in the free Kindle store: #1,168
- Daily highest rank (that I happen to screen-capture) in the book’s category/genre (which is Fiction > Literary Fiction): #25 (though I actually saw it at #18 at one point, but failed to get a screenshot)
How am I feeling after this fifth day?
Great! I passed the 1,000 downloads goal. However, I’m pretty far away from the other three goals I had for myself (outlined here). All in all, I’m quite happy. Now, I hope that those who downloaded the book actually read it.
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About Caleb J. Ross
Caleb began writing his sophomore year of undergrad study when, tired of the formal art education then being taught, he abandoned the pursuit in the middle of a compositional drawing class. Major-less and fearful of losing his financial aid, he signed up to seek a degree in English Literature for no other reason than his lengthy history with the language. Coincidentally, this decision not only introduced him to writing but to reading as well. Prior this transition he had read three books. One of which he understood.