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Two weeks later, results.

Hey, guys.

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:

global map

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.

Annette

 

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My spiritual sister and anything else I ever needed

From left: Sara, Guy, and Annie, who sent me this picture. Annie wrote, “Sara is 95 and my best friend for over 60 years. My husband, Guy, is in the middle. We were at Sara’s birthday party when this picture was taken two weeks ago. She and her husband, Travis, were our back yard neighbors in 1957 when we bought our first little house. They stayed with our little girls when our son was born and were what we call our kids’ Baptist Godparents! Travis died five years ago. Our daughter named a son Travis. This couple was friends we traveled with, had meals with, babysat when needed, loved our kids when natural grandparents were not there. Sara has been my spiritual sister, and anything else I ever needed. She is fun and still going strong. She plays the harmonica and sings in choir at her church, a remarkable woman.”