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Grey Daze: A Lance Underphal Mystery
by Michael Allan Scott


Kindle Edition published 2015-03-29
Bestseller ranking: 167157

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An IAN Book of the Year Finalist and featured on NBC's Daytime Show, the third book in the Lance Underphal Mystery series is part of a new breed of supernatural thrillers which can be read and enjoyed in any order. Based on real events, this is one of those dark, disturbing novels that keeps you turning pages.
 
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It's a mystery- Something is wrong. As Lance Underphal pads softly across the cold flagstone, he hears her weeping. She is on her knees, hunched over in the middle of the room, her back to him, facing the dark fireplace. Something is very wrong. Lance wants to rush to her, but can't. In a hoarse whisper, he says, "Callie?" She lets out a mournful wail from deep within as she turns, their infant son in her arms, blue and still. He reels from the blow. How can this be? They don't have a son.
 

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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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Re: Do Select borrows help rank?
« 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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« 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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