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Re: WooHoo! Third book in a series, is the trick.
« Reply #100 on: July 28, 2015, 03:25:44 AM »
Thanks to those continuing to congratulate me.  ;D

23 on Day 16.

This is a fascinating thread.

I'm glad you think so. I've been feeling the last couple of days like I'm boasting now or something. So I'm glad to see its still being considered as a good documentation thread.
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« Reply #101 on: July 28, 2015, 05:23:16 AM »
No, please keep posting. I'm interested in your results and it's nice to read a success story.

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Re: WooHoo! Third book in a series, is the trick.
« Reply #102 on: July 28, 2015, 09:35:43 AM »
Congratulations! It just keeps getting better. I'm so excited for you!

This also gives me hope, as I'm getting ready to release the first in my new series.

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« Reply #103 on: July 29, 2015, 03:04:30 AM »
18 on Day 17, but a new KU total reads record. So money wise, it was right up there. (in theory).
23 on Day 16.
26 on Day 15.
34 on Day 14.
25 on Day 13.
33 on Day 12.
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15 on Day 9.
17 on Day 8.
15 on day 7.
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« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2015, 03:34:02 AM »
23 on Day 18.

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« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2015, 07:32:23 AM »
Just to clarify, these numbers are for the series or for all sales of yours?  I read on page 1 that you mentioned like 5 books, but I think I saw 3 in the series and more than 5 in your sig line so I'm a bit confused.  I love the bump in numbers after the first week, that was definitely cool  8)

Congrats, I know it's a wonderful feeling to see some kind of movement, hell, any movement when you've seen your KDP graph look like a dead man's ekg line  :P

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« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2015, 07:47:15 AM »
This is good news! Congrats! It's nice to read something like this especially now that I plan to release my 3rd book in my series before the end of the year if all goes well!!

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« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2015, 09:25:52 AM »
Great to hear! Hope to replicate your success (once I can wrap up that damn third book . . .).

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« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2015, 06:45:27 PM »
Just to clarify, these numbers are for the series or for all sales of yours?  I read on page 1 that you mentioned like 5 books, but I think I saw 3 in the series and more than 5 in your sig line so I'm a bit confused.

All sales.

For July, the current totals are 369 sales, of which, 18 are not my 3 novels. Of the 18, 12 of them are the newly released X3 Handbook for AP. The rest are a 2 and 1's across the rest of my books.

I put covers and links to all my books in the back of all 3 novels, and since the other books haven't moved in months, the extra sales seem most likely to be coming from the backs of the novels. If so, then they are flow on from the series' success.

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« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2015, 07:36:26 PM »
Gotcha!  Nicely done!  :D

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Re: WooHoo! Third book in a series, is the trick.
« Reply #110 on: July 31, 2015, 03:22:15 AM »
23 on Day 19, and yet another new KENP record.

The momentum seems to be holding. So far, there is no sign of a tail. *touch wood*
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« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2015, 10:17:22 PM »
Yes! 

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« Reply #112 on: July 31, 2015, 10:33:22 PM »
Amazing!! Looks like you've got a new norm :)

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« Reply #113 on: July 31, 2015, 10:52:17 PM »
I don't see this as boasting at all. I've been following this thread, watching to see what happened. I LOVE reading about others doing well. One of the things I enjoy immensely about this community is the willingness to share numbers.

I have fingers and toes crossed for you that this is the first of many steps upward.  :D

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« Reply #114 on: July 31, 2015, 11:25:12 PM »
I have fingers and toes crossed for you that this is the first of many steps upward.

Thanks.

The above 'yes' was me reaching another personal milestone.

I've officially sold more books in July, than all the previous sales combined.  ;D

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« Reply #115 on: July 31, 2015, 11:52:23 PM »
Congrats! That's a great milestone! Now on to next month...
   

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« Reply #116 on: August 01, 2015, 12:11:14 AM »
Congrats! That's a great milestone! Now on to next month...

Indeed.  :D

The plan is to release book 4 within 10 days, being a month after 3. Its in editing now and on track. It will be interesting to see what happens then. Book 5 is 30k in and rollicking along nicely.

So I'm planning to keep the momentum going. 3 ended on a cliffhanger, so I'm hoping that converts into instant sales for 4 in 10 days time.

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« Reply #117 on: August 01, 2015, 03:12:38 AM »
End of July Stats.

29 on Day 20
23 on Day 19
23 on Day 18
18 on Day 17
23 on Day 16.
26 on Day 15.
34 on Day 14.
25 on Day 13.
33 on Day 12.
27 on Day 11.
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15 on Day 9.
17 on Day 8.
15 on day 7.
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10 on day 5.
10 on day 4.
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« Reply #118 on: August 01, 2015, 09:07:50 PM »
Something going on today. New record established, and the day isn't finished yet.

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« Reply #119 on: August 01, 2015, 09:33:07 PM »
YAY! That's awesome!

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« Reply #120 on: August 02, 2015, 03:04:13 AM »
Drum roll please :


47 on Day 21.
Now someone please explain it to me.  :o ;D :D

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« Reply #121 on: August 02, 2015, 03:28:48 AM »
Drum roll please :


47 on Day 21.
Now someone please explain it to me.  :o ;D :D

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« Reply #122 on: August 02, 2015, 07:04:05 PM »
It doesn't seem your 3rd book is in kindle unlimited. Was that on purpose?

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« Reply #123 on: August 02, 2015, 10:05:22 PM »
It doesn't seem your 3rd book is in kindle unlimited. Was that on purpose?

Yes. I put the first in just for the wider exposure, and at first, it was hardly read at all. When I released the 2nd, sales spiked to 5 a day for several days, and the 1st got a few more reads. When I released the 3rd, I put the second into KU. And bear in mind, this was 12 days after KU2 started and everything was controversy at the time. It wasnt until sales of the third, spiked interest in the first 2, that KU reads even began. And I'm pretty sure I'm getting book 3 buys from some KU readers.

I plan to put book 3 into KU at the same time 4 is released. This should be within 10 days.

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« Reply #124 on: August 02, 2015, 10:15:11 PM »
I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

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