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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2015, 07:47:14 AM »
Something else I noticed happened today.

The first book in the series came out as the header book on a multi-book email from Amazon!  :D
I've no idea how many people got the same one I did, but it looks like at least one more of the 1st book has sold so far today.

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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2015, 05:26:57 PM »
congrats.

Yes, the 3rd cover looks good. Perhaps you could find something like that for the first 2.
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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2015, 05:32:23 PM »
Something for us to aim for.

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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #28 on: July 15, 2015, 05:38:19 PM »
Overnight result:

18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
9 on day 3.
9 on day 4.

And reads spiked significantly as well, from none the previous day. Also was interesting to note that in Germany, I sold a second 3rd book, several days after the first 2 were read, as if someone had hung out for the 3rd to enter KU, and then given up waiting and bought it. I hope so anyway.

I've now passed last months total, half way through the month.  :D

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« Reply #29 on: July 15, 2015, 05:40:58 PM »
Congrats!! I am only on book one ... baby steps. Thanks for the encouraging post :)

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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #30 on: July 15, 2015, 05:47:55 PM »
Congrats!! I am only on book one ... baby steps. Thanks for the encouraging post :)

Baby steps is right. Its a good way of looking at it.


Edit: Oooo, I have a new review from overnight as well!  :D
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« Reply #31 on: July 15, 2015, 07:35:32 PM »
Congratulations, Timothy.   :)
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« Reply #32 on: July 15, 2015, 08:21:12 PM »
Congratulations!! And sounds like you've got a fan for life there :)

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Re: WooHoo! Third time is the trick.
« Reply #33 on: July 15, 2015, 08:28:44 PM »
Congratulations!! And sounds like you've got a fan for life there :)

Actually, I wrote my first fan into the series. What was supposed to be just an introduce someone else character, is now an important sub-character.

Day 4 is still going, it seems. Now 10.

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Re: WooHoo! Third book is the trick.
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2015, 08:04:02 PM »
Day 5 in progress.

18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
9 on day 3.
10 on day 4.
8 so far on day 5.

The tail is still wagging! I am really hoping now that this continues and becomes my new baseline.

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Re: WooHoo! Third book is the trick.
« Reply #35 on: July 17, 2015, 05:43:38 AM »
My third novel has moved a bit in the right direction.  :D

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« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2015, 05:50:47 AM »
Congratulations!

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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2015, 06:07:16 AM »
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« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2015, 06:12:22 AM »
Congrats! That's great to hear!

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Re: WooHoo! Third book is the trick.
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2015, 09:28:23 AM »
Congratulations! I like the cover on the 3rd book. Are you thinking about maybe updating the covers for the first two installments? Loving your success!

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« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2015, 03:28:38 PM »
Congratulations! I like the cover on the 3rd book. Are you thinking about maybe updating the covers for the first two installments? Loving your success!

Yes, and no.  :D

The first 2 represent my attempt to patch together a cover from different images. I still need to learn more about doing that. I also need to learn about how to lighten up the images, as they turned out darker than I wanted. One of the reasons the third one is better, is the ship is much better lit, which was a choice of where to do it, within the game it was taken within. Those good at taking images know how to take them with the sun in the right place. Mine were not so well placed.

Also, when I can afford it, I will get them professionally done. But this is quite a ways off now, especially given the A$ at the moment.

On the other hand, I'm hoping the game company from which the images are taken, will feature my books on their next newsletter, in which case using the game images is important.

Day 6 : 6 so far.

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« Reply #41 on: July 18, 2015, 12:40:09 AM »
18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
9 on day 3.
10 on day 4.
10 on day 5.
9 on day 6.
1 so far on day 7, but its only 3.39am in NY.

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« Reply #42 on: July 18, 2015, 08:41:04 PM »
Is this a tail that keeps wagging, or I have I really moved up a level?

18 on day 1.
13 on day 2.
9 on day 3.
10 on day 4.
10 on day 5.
9 on day 6.
14 on day 7.
1 so far on day 8, but day 7 isn't finished in the US yet.

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« Reply #43 on: July 18, 2015, 08:53:26 PM »
This is so awesome. Keep the updates coming!

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« Reply #44 on: July 18, 2015, 09:03:21 PM »
This is so awesome. Keep the updates coming!

I'm glad I'm not the only one fascinated by this.

Day 7 just clicked over to 15.

But the month so far stats are so far behind, I cant tell what the last 4 purchases were yet. But it's pretty obvious the 3rd book is pushing sales of the first 2.

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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2015, 10:03:17 PM »
I just had a serious choke episode. I looked up my author stats.

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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2015, 10:06:40 PM »
Awesome, Timothy. Long may the rise up the ranks continue!

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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2015, 11:23:44 PM »
Damn, just had my 4th refund.  :(

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