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Smashwords refuses to put further author names on the book listing unless they also appear on the cover. Putting 20 names on the cover is a bit impractical and would cost money at this point, so I think that todo is paused for the moment. Let me know if you have any thoughts on it.
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Smashwords refuses to put further author names on the book listing unless they also appear on the cover. Putting 20 names on the cover is a bit impractical and would cost money at this point, so I think that todo is paused for the moment. Let me know if you have any thoughts on it.

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I don't know how everyone else is doing, but since the anthology release I've seen two small sales spikes, and today one huge wave of KU pages. I've also seen a change in my activity in non-US markets, with more than usual going on in the UK, Germany, and India. Though my sales aren't huge, and I do see a lot of fluctuation anyway, I have to think some of this is due to the cross-promotional impact of the anthology.


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That is awesome, Bill! I have had several small spikes as well. And the Flash Flood mailing list continues to grow. We're up to 36 subscribers now.
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Guys, the Instafreebie Halloween promo starts today. I emailed each of you about it. It only takes a couple minutes of your time to share/RT the social media posts I've made and we all agreed to promote the anthology to the best of our abilities. Thanks in advance for your continued support of the project.

http://www.melaniekarsak.com/p/promotion.html
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Just downloaded. Going to give it a looksy!  ;)

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Just downloaded. Going to give it a looksy!  ;)

Thanks, hope you like it!

Side note: Guys, this instafreebie promo I emailed you about (see above) has already doubled our anthology mailing list. Awesome results and day 1 is not even over yet.
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Thanks to at least one of our co-authors promoting the book yesterday, it was downloaded 147 times on Amazon and currently is at #1,038 Free. Pretty awesome!

Also, the instafreebie promotion we're currently in (please see the email I sent you about promoting it!) has already resulted in 436 downloads there.

Our Flash Flood mailing list currently stands at 108, 62 of which we have gotten via the instafreebie promo.

Let's keep up the marketing, guys! Have a great weekend.
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Thanks to at least one of our co-authors promoting the book yesterday, it was downloaded 147 times on Amazon and currently is at #1,038 Free. Pretty awesome!

Also, the instafreebie promotion we're currently in (please see the email I sent you about promoting it!) has already resulted in 436 downloads there.

Our Flash Flood mailing list currently stands at 108, 62 of which we have gotten via the instafreebie promo.

Let's keep up the marketing, guys! Have a great weekend.
I saw the Amazon ranking this morning and was amazed. These anthologies are a great free way to get exposure to a much broader audience.

I was involved in a couple of promos yesterday, so yesterday's spike is probably not an anthology one, but I'm still see unusual international activity. Since the month when my first novel debuted, I haven't seen activity in the UK, France, and Germany at the same time, which I am now. I also see activity in Canada and India, which I hardly ever do, and I just got my first sale ever in Italy. It's hard not to imagine the anthology isn't helping.


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It's hard to say exactly how many new individual sales and email list signups the anthologies are bringing to we participating authors.

One concrete outcome tho is the Flash Flood mailing list I mentioned in my previous post. As that grows, it becomes a resource to better launch new anthologies as well as we can promo our own books directly to that list once it gets a bit bigger, just like an instafreebie, Patty Jansen or other promo.

And the list will only be available to those of us who participate in these anthologies, so it provides a further incentive for new authors to submit to upcoming anthologies. It's very possible that we're building a unique resource and enduring institution in the indie author community.
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George,

Good to hear that the Instafreebie has been so successful and that mailing list is growing.
I've been under the weather for the last couple of days, but I finally got a chance to post about it in my Blog. Every bit helps. :D


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I have included Monster Maelstrom in the "Indie Speculative Fiction of the Month" round-up, which will be posted on Monday on my blog and crossposted to the Speculative Fiction Showcase.

I've also seen an uptick in sales since the anthology came out.


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Monster Maelstrom had another huge day yesterday, more than 200 downloads and currently at #596 Free in the US store.
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Monster Maelstrom had another huge day yesterday, more than 200 downloads and currently at #596 Free in the US store.
That's truly amazing.

It's holding steady on B & N and Kobo. Nobody else seems to post stats, but clearly something is happening, at least on those vendors.


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Monster Maelstrom lasted several days at precisely the desired time in the top 1000 free on Amazon.com. This has been a great success.

Also, we have a bunch of new ratings on Goodreads and they are very favorable! Can we get more?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32671380-monster-maelstrom
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Saw the ratings on Goodreads last night. Very nice.
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Monster Maelstrom lasted several days at precisely the desired time in the top 1000 free on Amazon.com. This has been a great success.

Also, we have a bunch of new ratings on Goodreads and they are very favorable! Can we get more?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32671380-monster-maelstrom
The Goodreads numbers are impressive, especially considering the rating scale is more conservative than Amazon's.

I'm also pleased the book still seems to be doing well post-Halloween. (I know how fast books drop if they aren't getting any action!)


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The anthology got its first review on Amazon, a five-star. Unfortunately, the text of the review itself is a complaint about having to write a review rather than just leave a rating. Sigh! At least reluctant reviewer liked the book.


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The anthology got its first review on Amazon, a five-star. Unfortunately, the text of the review itself is a complaint about having to write a review rather than just leave a rating. Sigh! At least reluctant reviewer liked the book.

I saw that! Cracked me up. I had to read it a few times to figure out what was happening. At least it's obvious it's a real person, I suppose.
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I saw that! Cracked me up. I had to read it a few times to figure out what was happening. At least it's obvious it's a real person, I suppose.

A review about . . . why I don't do reviews. Lol


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The Christmas anthology is nearing completion and I've posted the announcement for the Valentine's Day anthology. Hope you'll join us for that as well.

http://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,244252.0.html

I'll send an email soon to my fellow authors with an update on the series' progress to date.
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