After selling a pile of books last time that Royal Deception was marked at $.99, I thought I’d try it again.  Only this time, I did not advertise.  What’s the difference?

At the time I started this post, I had sold zero copies today.  Now, I’m proud to announce the sale of one book around 4pm.

Are promotions worth it?  Probably.

Still, many of them seem to cost more than they’re worth, especially since it’s difficult to track which promotion sold exactly which books.  I’ll keep trying free promotions, though, and keep tracking the sales.  Here are some new ones I tried recently.

BookHippo (A UK site, and it awoke me to the fact that my author page for Amazon UK is different than my author page for Amazon dot com)

BookZio

BookScream

Support Indie Authors Goodreads Group April Fool’s Free and Bargain Book’s

And, of course, I try to make friends on goodreads and facebook whenever I can.  Friends are great, and some might even be interested in YA fantasy.  :)

Another thing I did was try to put out a different teaser than just the normal blurb.  Here’s the paragraph I’m using to hook people.

A Prince who can shift his arms into swords, a tutor who can shift his arms into wings, and a madman who wants to kill them both.
Like all royals, thirteen-year-old Prince Symon is a living weapon. For generations, blade shifters have ruled commoners and animal shifters without trouble. Until now.

 

Update:  Day 2 with SIA’s event.  I have 2 books sold yesterday and 2 books sold today by around noon.

Update:  Finished day 2 with three sales.  None on day three.

Discounts without promotions?

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