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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

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Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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I released my 3rd novel in the Hunter Legacy series yesterday.

Today I found a spike in my sales, to 16 units sold !!! My biggest day ever.  :D
And its still the 12th in the US.

What I found interesting, is that in several cases, all 3 books sold, suggesting that the 3rd book has flowed backward to the first 2.

I also had my first sales in Canada, being all three, and the 3rd book sold in .de for the first time, with reads of the other 2 showing. (First 2 are on KU, but the third wont be until just before the 4th comes out.

My reads also skyrocketed yesterday. From the 800 mark, up to just under 3k.

What may be a factor, is the 3rd cover is a lot better than the first 2. imo.

The marketing I did was to my Facebook page (45 saw it, the page has only 32 likes), my first mailchimp email (which I stuffed up) to only 4 people, updating my thread and signature here, and updating my series domain front page.

On Facebook, one of my fans posted this: "An absolutely first class read.  Thoroughly captivating with almost continual battles. Can't wait for book 4.;D :D 8)

Now it will be interesting to see what reviews come in, and if the momentum actually increases now.
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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2015, 06:05:35 PM »
On Facebook, one of my fans posted this: "An absolutely first class read.  Thoroughly captivating with almost continual battles. Can't wait for book 4.;D :D 8)

Congratulations! That's a wonderful comment from your fan.

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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2015, 06:11:21 PM »
That is great news, I am actually very jealous

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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 07:18:54 PM »
Way to go! The best part of the comment was "can't wait for book 4."

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« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 07:36:46 PM »
Congrats! No better comment than that! :D

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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 07:58:07 PM »
"Hunted Hero Hunting"

I LOVE IT :)

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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 07:58:33 PM »
Congratulations! Series often sell better overall than single novels do, which is probably why you're seeing the sales from the third flow back to the original two: "Well, I have to get the other ones..." I'm glad your success is an example of that, and I hope it keeps up! :)
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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2015, 08:58:02 PM »
Now 18 sales for the 12th.  :D (This smiley doesn't have a wide enough grin.)

Send in the Hero is ranked 48,844, which is my highest rank for any book so far. The other 2 are both in 68,000 range. Hero at Large has just shot up again, due to flow back sales.

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2015, 09:08:03 PM »
Congratulations! Third time's the charm, eh?

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2015, 09:10:41 PM »
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I broke into the 100 in a sub-category !!!!!

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« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2015, 09:23:28 PM »
Awesome news! Congrats. I loved the comment about book four.

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« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2015, 09:25:40 PM »
awesome! congrats!

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« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2015, 09:26:29 PM »
Congrats! :) a good cover makes a world of difference :D

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« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2015, 09:35:35 PM »
I broke into the 100 in a sub-category !!!!!

And its #10 on the hot sales list in the same sub-category !

The buzz keeps getting bigger.

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« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2015, 09:52:04 PM »
Yaaaaaaay!!! Congrats!

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« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2015, 04:40:28 AM »
Congratulations! Time to celebrate!


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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2015, 04:47:27 AM »
Not so much celebrating, but a definite buzz.

4 sales for the 13th so far.

Before now, 5 a day was my highest, only happening twice, with an average of 1-2 since I launched the 2nd novel 6 weeks ago. So 4 on the second day is also encouraging, and its not long started in the US. That average was across 15 titles too. My month to date is all across 5 titles.

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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2015, 04:30:43 AM »
18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
2 so far on day 3.

But there are also 3 returns, on 2 books. It looks like the red line is the books sold, not sold less returns. So its a bit deceptive.

Still, 18+13+2-3=30, in 2 and a bit days, across 5 books. When my normal is 0-2.

Its a start.  :D

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« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2015, 04:57:41 AM »
Congrats, Timothy! And thanks for sharing this great info :)

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« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2015, 06:32:30 AM »
Yay!! Congrats!!!

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« Reply #20 on: July 14, 2015, 06:38:05 AM »
It's definitely the 3rd book in the series making the series more credible. And quite possibly the fact the cover is better. I was lucky getting it. The first 2 were put together. The 3rd was a single image I just needed to crop into shape. Makes a lot of difference.

Now I have to start worrying about the cover for the 4th. It starts on a cliffhanger, so the cover has to have more bang.

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« Reply #21 on: July 14, 2015, 09:36:03 AM »
Congrats! It's lovely to hear your success story. I've definitely found that more books=more sales, and yes, the third does seem to put things on a different level. Long may it continue for you.
   

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2015, 04:04:44 AM »
18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
9 on day 3.
2 so far on day 4.

Slow decline, but I can see what people mean by a tail now.  :D

Plus 8919 pages read so far this month.

So in 3 months time, I will be able to officially buy lunch.  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2015, 06:24:02 AM »
So in 3 months time, I will be able to officially buy lunch.  ;D

That's the spirit.   :D
   

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« Reply #24 on: July 15, 2015, 06:30:53 AM »
Congrats!!  Great to hear these stories!  Keep us posted.

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