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Taerak's Void
by M. R. Mathias

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Kindle Edition published 2017-07-09
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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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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2016, 10:27:33 PM »
Hi Jason,

I don't quite understand how your list is different from what Sharon Karaa is doing. She compiled a spreadsheet of many promo sites and included their results. Granted, it's not an average of many different authors, but I found her spreadsheet extremely helpful.

As far as USA Today and NYT best sellers, I think for me it makes me less interested in participating. I'm not in the same league as those authors. What works for them won't help me. In fact, even the results of long time successful indie authors who shared their info here won't necessarily help a newbie. I guess I don't understand how results could be quantified in such a way that they help different segments of authors.

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2016, 11:10:02 PM »
Hi Jason,

I don't quite understand how your list is different from what Sharon Karaa is doing. She compiled a spreadsheet of many promo sites and included their results. Granted, it's not an average of many different authors, but I found her spreadsheet extremely helpful.

As far as USA Today and NYT best sellers, I think for me it makes me less interested in participating. I'm not in the same league as those authors. What works for them won't help me. In fact, even the results of long time successful indie authors who shared their info here won't necessarily help a newbie. I guess I don't understand how results could be quantified in such a way that they help different segments of authors.

Alexa,
   The spreadsheet that Sharon created is a wonderful resource with a wealth of information, including how her own books have performed with the services. What her spreadsheet (and what every other compilation of data I have found) lacks, and what IndieListers provides is actual performance data from many authors.

There are dozens of stats that can be tracked in order to estimate how books will perform, but there is really only one stat that matters--how many downloads/sales actually happened. And in most cases only the author (or publisher) can provide that information. By sharing this with other authors on IndieListers, we will be able to notice trends with different sites.

As far as quantifying results, a simple glance at the Cost/DL column can give you a quick glance as to whether or not a promo was cost effective. For instance, if the cost/DL is more than about 30 cents for a 99 cent promo on Amazon, you can guess that the author with broke even or lost money (based on knowing Amazon's 30% royalty for books below $2.99). If the Cost/DL was less than about 2 dollars for a $2.99 promo on Amaon, you know that the author probably made some money.

As IndieListers grows, we should also be able to break out which promo sites work best for different genres as well.

Hope this helps!  :)

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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2016, 11:29:44 PM »
Joined. Thank you. I think it is a brilliant idea, especially if we can list genres. that would give invaluable info because one site might work for fantasy but not for romance etc.
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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2016, 11:43:24 PM »
Joined. Thank you. I think it is a brilliant idea, especially if we can list genres. that would give invaluable info because one site might work for fantasy but not for romance etc.

That's the idea. Thanks for joining, Gwynn!  ;D

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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2016, 07:17:42 PM »
Anyone wrap up any good promos lately?

How about promos that didn't perform as well as you expected?

We're looking for both kinds of results on IndieListers.

Join our growing community of authors helping authors. Browse and share book promotion results on IndieListers.com.  Check out the link in my signature line!

We're hoping we can save you time, pain, and money!

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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #30 on: February 21, 2016, 10:31:36 PM »
I think it's important to keep the information current. How well or poorly a site worked a year ago may not be relevant to how well it works today because sites may change the way they handle things or they may grow their subscriber list. Do you have a way to scrub old data from your list as time passes?

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« Reply #31 on: February 21, 2016, 10:40:00 PM »
Yes. That would be very easy ;)


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« Reply #32 on: March 02, 2016, 10:34:33 AM »
New entries are continuing to arrive on IndieListers.  Authors know that the self-publishing world is not winner-take-all. We can all win. Hope you'll join us! :)

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« Reply #33 on: March 11, 2016, 04:20:52 PM »
I'd love to get your feedback on IndieListers.com.

What information would be useful to have included in the database?

Has it helped you plan your next promo?

What is it missing?

I'm all ears!  Hope you'll browse and share on www.IndieListers.com during your next book promotion!


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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #34 on: March 21, 2016, 01:43:12 PM »
Who's about to run a promo? Who's just finished one?

I hope you can use IndieListers.com to help select the best one, and I hope you'll share your results.

Our community is approaching 300 strong. The list is building, and the data will help bring everything into focus.

IndieListers is the FIRST PLACE TO GO before your plan your promo, and the FIRST PLACE TO GO when your promo is over.

Come join us! :) It's free!

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« Reply #35 on: March 21, 2016, 02:47:50 PM »
Jason - just sent you some numbers for a recent promo of "Relax More, Try Less." Let me know if you have questions, and good luck with the site  :D

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« Reply #36 on: March 21, 2016, 03:24:25 PM »
Jason - just sent you some numbers for a recent promo of "Relax More, Try Less." Let me know if you have questions, and good luck with the site  :D

Awesome. I see it! Thanks for helping us!

Looks like it was 184 Downloads at a cost of $0.69 per download. You had your book on Amazon only for $0.99, correct?

So it looks like you probably didn't break even, but got some good exposure. 

What is your goal: impact, reach, or revenue?

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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2016, 04:10:07 PM »
Awesome. I see it! Thanks for helping us!

Looks like it was 184 Downloads at a cost of $0.69 per download. You had your book on Amazon only for $0.99, correct?

So it looks like you probably didn't break even, but got some good exposure. 

What is your goal: impact, reach, or revenue?

It was a semi-underwhelming promo. I actually broke even because it was 70% KCD + about 1,000 KENP read. Main point was some added exposure. Highest rank was 2,832 and it was #1 in a couple of categories. Now it's sitting in the 15K range.

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« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2016, 08:41:42 PM »
It was a semi-underwhelming promo. I actually broke even because it was 70% KCD + about 1,000 KENP read. Main point was some added exposure. Highest rank was 2,832 and it was #1 in a couple of categories. Now it's sitting in the 15K range.

Thanks for that. And good luck with your next batch of promos!

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« Reply #39 on: March 22, 2016, 02:39:49 AM »
I have tried twice now to sign up but I never get the second verification email. :-(
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« Reply #40 on: March 22, 2016, 07:08:18 AM »
I have tried twice now to sign up but I never get the second verification email. :-(

I'm sorry about that, Gwynn. I just sent you an email ;)

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« Reply #41 on: April 01, 2016, 11:53:40 AM »
We have almost 300 authors on IndieListers now, and the promotions results are starting to come in!

I'm also loving all the feedback. Thank you!

I'll continue trying to make it better, and more useful for us all!

If you haven't seen the website yet, it's the place to go before--and more important, after--your next book promotion!

Link is in my signature line. :)

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Re: Browse and Share Book Promotion RESULTS here!!!
« Reply #42 on: April 16, 2016, 11:06:43 AM »
Authors, I'd love to get your feedback on IndieListers. I'm encouraged by the signups and authors sharing results.  Thank you!

What questions would you add for the submission form?

I'm brainstorming a product called IndieListers Insights. What kind of insights would you like to have extracted from the data?

What is a problem you faced when planning and running your promos that you wish could be solved?

Would love to hear all your inputs! :)

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I want to help you find and pick effective book promos!

Check out IndieListers (in my signature line)

By the way, I just discovered Indie Author Retweet Group (#IARTG). 

Have you checked them out? Looks like a good service.

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The great folks at Indies Unlimited published a guest post on IndieListers today.

Check it out to learn more about the free service that helps you develop a method to your promotion selecting madness!

Link is here:  http://wp.me/p1WnN1-hPD

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Our community of IndieListers continues to swell!

Come check us out if you want helping finding and picking GOOD book promotion services!

We don't promote books. We help you find the people who do it well :)

And yes, it's free.

Want to hear more? Check out this guest post on IndiesUnlimited.com

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2016/05/15/indielisters-the-promotion-results-database-youve-been-looking-for/

or see the "IndieListers" link in my signature line.

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There's a new Book Barbarian entry on IndieListers.

By the way, I'm planning on building out the website. Looking to build a team who would be interested in lending their skills and becoming part of the project. Got skillz? Give me a shout!

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« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2016, 03:49:53 PM »
I now have a BookBub scheduled for Nov 24 for One of the Few. I'm going with a $.99 promo.

This was my 4th attempt, and my first submission with the book WIDE. I also had over 80 Amazon reviews (versus less than 30 in the beginning).

You know I'll be sharing the results on IndieListers!

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« Reply #48 on: January 11, 2017, 03:20:05 PM »
Looking forward to a new year of promos and book sales.

Don't forget to share your results!

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« Reply #49 on: January 22, 2017, 02:06:32 PM »
Getting back into the swing of things with the New Year. I hope Indielisters can help you pick some fruitful promo stacks!