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Taerak's Void
by M. R. Mathias

$ 3.99
Kindle Edition published 2017-07-09
Bestseller ranking: 7257

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Taerak's Void
(Book One of Fantastica)
A new series by multiple award winning author, M. R. Mathias

After finding a strange medallion and some maps with markings that no one in his village can understand, Braxton Bray decides to take it all to the Hall of Scholars in the kingdom's capital. But greed is everywhere. Braxton and a tough young female caravan guard named Nixy are forced to run for their lives, for someone else wants what Braxton found and is willing to go to great lengths to take it from him.

With a hefty, kingdom wide, bounty on their heads, not even the great wizards of the Sorcerious can help them. Left with nothing but each other, Braxton and Nixy have no choice but to get on a ship and go on an adventure that will take them places they would have otherwise never imagined. Elves, dwarves, giant gothicans, and trolls, treacherous forests on distant shores, love, death, terror, and magic all await...

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Do Select borrows help rank?
« on: February 08, 2014, 07:02:07 AM »
Just that. Do Select borrows help sales rank?
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Re: Do Select borrows help rank?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 07:02:56 AM »
Definitely. I'm not sure if it's a 1:1 correspondence, but it looks like it to me.

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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 07:08:26 AM »
That's so cool. I had my first book in Select when the program first started and I reaped the early benefits when I did a free promo with it. Boy, did I reap!  :P But I only had the one book out and it lost momentum. After that, I waited until I had more books out before doing a big promo, so I stayed out of Select. However, after getting all my 1099s in, I realized the other channels just aren't doing anything for me. I figured borrows would bring in more revenue, so I put books 2 & 3 in yesterday and got 5 borrows already. (I know that's chicken feed for some, but I'm tickled to death.) What's the range for the borrow rates these days? I haven't paid attention to that either in a long time.
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Re: Do Select borrows help rank?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 07:10:11 AM »
Off the top of my head (being too lazy to go look) I think the low was about $1.80 and the high around $2.30 over the last four or five months.

The best, of course, is when you get a borrow on a .99 title... essentially making a 200% commission on the transaction.

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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 07:14:31 AM »
Thanks, Shawn! Very helpful. And it's still better than what I'd been making in the other distribution channels. I know many people have good success--sometimes even better--on Nook/Kobo/etc,--but after three years, I'm still not.
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Re: Do Select borrows help rank?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 12:48:48 PM »
You're welcome, Donna.

I've had most of my titles perpetually in Select from the beginning. I'll never know how I might have done on these other platforms, of course, but I've had almost 2,000 borrows in that time period and that takes some of the sting out of it.

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