Two weeks ago, I promoted my book, Building Celebration House, for free with a Bookbub promotion. I thought I’d share results.
To date, I’ve given away 20,475 copies. Not bad. I’ve sold about 910 books. The second book, Stay at Celebration House, has sold almost 500 copies. The third book, Return to Celebration House, has sold just shy of 400 copies. I’m not shopping for a beach house in Hawaii, but I’m happy with these numbers, as it shows that if people read the second book, they’re likely to follow up with the third. Yay!
I sell my books on all e-book platforms, including Kobo. So, checking those numbers, my books are now being enjoyed by readers all over the world, including South Africa and countries whose name I cannot pronounce (Vanuatu?). Here’s a map of where my books sold this month:
I’m humbled. People in lots of places where I’ve never been are reading my books. That feels so great! Now, I’m working with PublishDrive to make my books available in China. I’m told it’s a huge market. We’ll see. (I may shop for that beach house after all).
If you intended to download Building Celebration House for free – and I encourage you to do so – please hurry. The book will soon go back to its regular price of $1.49.
Meanwhile, I work on answering all of the awesome emails I received and writing the next book, The Courtship of Merle Walker. It’s a romantic comedy that takes place in England. (Think Colin Firth). I’ve been working on it since the Royal wedding last May. Fingers crossed, I’ll have it finished in February.
God bless, and thanks for reading.
Interesting that you have such a large cluster of readers in Canada! I don’t remember, but is this book set in Canada? Maybe your next story can include a character from that country, as a nod to your readers. Glad it went to well for you, anyhow.
I enjoyed your Celebration ahouse series and will watch for your next book!
Hi Annette, I enjoyed the first two Celebration House books and have the third, ready to read! I am so PROUD of you. Congratulations, you are now read world wide! And it is due to your talent, and consistent hard work.
Sandy, you’re always so generous with your praise. Thank you.
Nice results, Annette! I think that’s where BookBub works best — in selling the rest of the series. Great strategy!
Thank you, Frank.