The sale is now officially over and I’m gonna go ahead and call this mighty darn successful. As you may remember from last month, my first free promotion moved just over 1,800 copies of Stars Rain Down over the course of 4 days. In comparison, this one day sale moved 1,545 copies of SRD, plus another 876 copies of Arcana Universalis: Terminus, and 734 copies of The Salvaged Sword of Vengar. That’s a grand total of 3,125 books given away! I’m stunned.
If that weren’t enough, the original Vengar story–which has been in a state of suspended animation since time immemorial–actually sold a hundred copies yesterday, and managed to hang-out comfortably at the #1 spot in Fantasy Anthologies… for some reason I can’t quite fathom. Oh Amazon, what funny monkeys you are sometimes.
So, that’s just about that. The price on Stars Rain Down will be dropping back down to something more reasonable later today (I raised it during the free promotion as a [slightly underhanded] sales gimmick), and life should return to normal-ish. Stars is all out of free days, and the other two are short works which don’t move all that well on their own, so there probably won’t be any more of this excitement until late April.
As for the impact on sales, I’m still waiting to see.
A big thanks to the kind folks over at deals.woot who were gracious enough to vote up my little promotion, and were no doubt responsible for >95% of my traffic. Y’all should be cautious, though; if word gets out that you’re okay with writers doing self-promotion, you’ll soon be awash in a flood of bozos like me. 😉