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BOTD! Freaking!
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:52:25 AM »
DEWITCHED is BOTD on ENT today!  And Greg was kind of enough to mention my new release UNHITCHED. I feel so lucky and grateful. My heart is pounding.  I'll keep you all posted on the results of the promotion.  PS. Sig for my new release will be up shortly.
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Re: Freaking!
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 07:54:05 AM »
That is awesome. Congratulations  ;D

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Re: Freaking!
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 07:57:28 AM »
That is fabulous!!!!  Can't wait to hear the results.
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 08:22:46 AM »
Ellen, that is the most fabulous combination of blurb and author bio I've seen in a long time.

I think you are going to have an incredible day!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 08:36:28 AM »
Congrats! Hope it's a large wave to ride :)


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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 08:39:35 AM »
Woo hoo!
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 08:39:53 AM »
Congrats, Ellen! This calls for chocolate!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 08:43:48 AM »
Best of luck for a great run!  :)
    
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2012, 08:44:12 AM »
That is so cool, Ellen! I just finished Dewitched, and I LOVED it. Can't wait for the next one!

Good luck today - keep us updated. :)

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2012, 08:55:29 AM »
I think you are going to have an excellent day :)

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2012, 10:17:49 AM »
Congrats!! Here's hoping you'll have a fantastic day!!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2012, 10:49:21 AM »
Congrats! Hope you have a great day!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2012, 10:51:14 AM »
Awesome, hope it goes tremendously for you!

[cynical]...and that the KDP Reports maintenance finishes soon enough that you can actually see how many you sold :) [/cynical]

 
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2012, 10:57:36 AM »
Awesome news! Hope it's a big success. :)

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2012, 12:12:33 PM »
Thank you all for such kind words. They mean so much to me.
Update:  As of noon PST, I've sold 25 copies of Dewitched and 7 copies of Unhitched. I understand the big push comes later today...hoping power won't go out on the East Coast!
Will continue to keep you posted.  And will report on ranking later.
 

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #15 on: October 29, 2012, 12:30:49 PM »
Add another copy to your Unhitched total - been waiting for this!

Congrats!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #16 on: October 29, 2012, 12:39:25 PM »
Picked it up. Hope to read it next weekend. Good luck.


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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2012, 03:32:35 PM »
It looks very impressive there Ellen!!
May sales continue to bloom!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2012, 03:34:40 PM »
Update: 4:00P PST
Dewitched sales: 91
Unhitched  sales: 10
Ranking this a.m. 111,000
Ranking at 3:30PST  11,493
#99 in Mythology

Happy but wondering if I should have priced DW at $1.99... might have gotten more sales/higher ranking and the ENT would have been $50 less. East Coast widespread power outages are also not helping. Too early to tell.
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2012, 09:28:11 PM »
First, thank you all again for your kind words and support. You, KB'ers, have been one of the best part of this promotion. Truly.
I'm very happy with the results. At 9:24p PST, here is where I am:
Dewitched sold= 234 books (@$2.99) Ranking 1696, # 16 in Mythology
Unhitched sold= 22 books (@$2.99)  Ranking 22, 779
Who knows what effect nasty Sandy is having on everyone's book sales, but certainly this proves the power of an ENT BOTC promo.
Greg, BTW, is the best!

9:30p Holy moly! In the last  6 minutes.... DW=266 sold; UH=25 sold. Greg is my God!
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012, 09:37:15 PM »
Woohoo! You deserve it!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 11:37:07 PM »
Oh, thank you, Rachel I LOVE your books
Bleary-eyed. Going to sleep.
As of 11:30p-- sold over 300 books
DW Rank_  817 of all Kindle books.# 7 in mythology. With East Coast storm
Drained. The only thing bad about anl ENT  BOTD promo is that you keep checking sales figures and don't write al day. Not a bad trade off.
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2012, 12:28:17 AM »
Wow, amazing results! I've got a booking for BOTD on the 21st Nov and already have fluttery belly thinking about it. I'd be happy to get half your results!
By the way, I just checked your page and you're now at #430 Paid in Kindle Store  ;D
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2012, 12:52:51 AM »
Selena~   YAY! You will do great. The biggest dilemna I had was pricing. While I'm so happy with my results, I wonder if $1.99 would have gotten me to the top, though I may have made less money. Exposure/ranking vs. $ is such a tough decision. Think it though. Warm  best~ els Y
 

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #24 on: October 30, 2012, 01:09:48 AM »
I'm already wondering what I'm going to do. Normal price is $4.99, I want to do $2.99 but wonder if getting all the way to 99c would do better? For me it's about the exposure more than the $'s at this point so maybe... I don't know!
Anyway I hope your sales continue well! Keep us informed of how things continue after the promo ends.
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2012, 03:24:08 AM »
Congrats! :D

I really wish I could get my hands on one of these but I never seem to be able to...
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2012, 03:43:13 AM »
I really wish I could get my hands on one of these but I never seem to be able to...

From what I recall, the form to register for this lot of BOTD opened at like 4am Aussie time. I was only up and got in thanks to newborn baby sleeplessness, lol!
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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2012, 04:25:34 AM »
I'm sure you'll have a fantastic day! Can't wait to hear the results.

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« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2012, 06:52:48 AM »
Good morning and a big smile!
DW: Sold 339 books, Rank #339, #4 Mythology, # 4 Movers and Shakers!
UH: Sold 30, Rank #8245,  #79 Mythology
YAY!
 

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2012, 07:07:47 AM »
Good morning and a big smile!
DW: Sold 339 books, Rank #339, #4 Mythology, # 4 Movers and Shakers!
UH: Sold 30, Rank #8245,  #79 Mythology
YAY!
I'll second the YAY! and offer up a WOO HOO! :) Congratulations!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 11:07:58 AM »
That's terrific! Congratulations.


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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2012, 11:09:50 AM »
Awesome!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2012, 11:16:00 AM »
Congrats! You're going to have loads of happy readers, running to grab book 2 - just like I did. ;)

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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2012, 12:21:35 PM »
I'll see your Woo Hoo and raise you a Yippee!

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2012, 12:27:50 PM »
I'll see your Woo Hoo and raise you a Yippee!

I'll see your Yippee! and raise you a Jolly Good Show with a side helping of Absolutely Spiffing. (English poker terms....not)

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Re: BOTD! Freaking!
« Reply #35 on: November 18, 2012, 10:47:07 PM »
Can I ask, how close to your BOTD booking did you get the invoice from Greg? Mine is meant to be on the 21st, and I haven't received anything yet and getting anxious! Am I worrying for no reason?
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