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Cleaver Square - "Impossible to put down"

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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
06 May 2016, 10:48 AM | Post: #21

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RE: Cleaver Square - 20,000 copies sold.

I'll aim to get you 1 or 2 off the amazon forum Big GrinBig GrinBig GrinBig Grin
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Offline Anna Faversham Reading
06 May 2016, 10:22 PM | Post: #22

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RE: Cleaver Square - 20,000 copies sold.

30,000 and rising! But I know you've worked hard on this as I remember not being able to keep up with all your marketing plans.

Hope the free download brings high peaks in the blue line department.
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RE: Cleaver Square - 20,000 copies sold.

This is starting on such a good rank, and is so well-reviewed, that I expect it'll hit stratospheric ranks during your promo! Congratulations on your success so far - and looking forward to even greater in the near future.
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Offline Campbell
07 May 2016, 07:19 AM | Post: #24

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RE: Cleaver Square - 20,000 copies sold.

This post was last modified: 07 May 2016 07:33 AM by Campbell.
Thanks, all. I'm a little nervous about giving this one away. Cleaver Square was my baby. I spent the better part of two years on/off writing it, but I think it's time to test how it does in a wider market now that we've got 4 in total in the series. We're giving up about 30 sales a day, plus 15k KENP read per day so our opportunity cost is fairly significant.  It feels a bit backwards to give away an already-selling title, so it'll be interesting to see how this impacts rank coming back to paid next week.

Re marketing plan - we've got a reasonable push behind this. Here's the schedule for the next 5 days:

May 7th –
BookBasset (Cleaver Square)
OHFB (Cleaver Square)
BookSends (Cleaver Square)
eReader IQ (Cleaver Square)
BookRaid (Cleaver Square)
DailyFreebooks.co.uk (Cleaver Square)
KUForum Ad (Cleaver Square) Day 1
DigitalBookToday.com (Cleaver Square)
frugal-freebies.com (Cleaver Square)
bestebooksfree.com (Cleaver Square)
BookloversHeaven (Cleaver Square)
MyBookCave (Cleaver Square)
Booktastik (Cleaver Square)

May 8th –
Freebooksy (Cleaver Square)
KND FBH (Cleaver Square)
AwesomeGang (Cleaver Square)
KUForum Ad (Cleaver Square) Day 2
eBookHounds Pick of the Day (Cleaver Square)
eBookLister.net (Cleaver Square, Day 1)
eBookSoda (Cleaver Square)

May 9th –
KUForum Ad (Cleaver Square) Day 3
FKBooksandTips (Cleaver Square)
DigitalBookSpot (Cleaver Square)
eBookLister.net (Cleaver Square, Day 2)
Flurries of Words (Cleaver Square)

May 10th
BookBub (Cleaver Square)
Choosy Bookworm (Cleaver Square)
RobinReads (Cleaver Square)
KUForum Ad (Cleaver Square) Day 4
eBookLister.net (Cleaver Square, Day 3)

May 11th –
GenreCave (Cleaver Square)
KUForum Ad (Cleaver Square) Day 5
eBookLister.net (Cleaver Square, Day 4)
Riffle Select (Cleaver Square)

We've also got a few ads for the first in series this month. We're aiming for a combination of marketing to new readers, and remarketing to old readers. Unfortunately ENT couldn't fit us in this time, but we've covered most of the big sites, and a number of the smaller ones.

I'm quietly confident that we'll land somewhere in top 100 free.
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Offline Anna Faversham Reading
07 May 2016, 01:10 PM | Post: #25

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

Thank you for all that useful info!

I think you'll easily make the top 100. No trouble. Top ten is a possibility.
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Offline Campbell
07 May 2016, 01:26 PM | Post: #26

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

Thanks, Anna.

So far we've only got a free rank in the UK (which just appeared after 6 1/2 hours on free) and we've dropped in at:

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#72 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery
#16 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction
#3 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Serial Killers
#3 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > British & Irish > English
#5 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Organized Crime


Interestingly the biggest boost so far has been for Dead on Demand permafree downloads. It's back up to #115 free, so I'm guessing it'll make an appearance on the top 100 tonight or tomorrow, and then drag Cleaver Square up with it.
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
07 May 2016, 03:35 PM | Post: #27

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

2 hours later and you've made it in

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #79 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Serial Killers
#1 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > British & Irish > English
#2 in Kindle Store > Books > Crime, Thriller & Mystery > Crime Fiction > Murder
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Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
07 May 2016, 03:36 PM | Post: #28

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

2 of your links in your signature don't work.
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Offline Campbell
07 May 2016, 03:41 PM | Post: #29

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

That's not too bad before 5pm Smile I'm heading out for a bit of sunshine, and maybe a pizza so fingers crossed we'll be even higher by the time I get back.

Many thanks for helping post me on Amazon, Joo!

P.S. I've fixed the signature links (I think).
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Offline Jonathan Hill
07 May 2016, 04:27 PM | Post: #30

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RE: Cleaver Square - FREE until May 11th!

Blimey that is what I call organisation! Well done. It shows good marketing can pay off. I wish you the best of luck, Campbell.
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