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    Reporting back on a free book giveaway

    Reporting back on my first Book Bub.

    Some people asked that I post my results--my book The Glass Gargoyle was free Sunday through last night.

    I put my book free on Sunday because I don't trust Amazon--hindsight--probably would have been better to keep that extra day for the tail (would have been today).

    Gave away 871 on Sunday, no promo aside from FB and twitter.

    Monday I had Booksends (wouldn't recommend them) and Book Hippo (UK, free, lovely people--I would recommend them ) 1037 given away.

    Tuesday- Book Bub day went insane- 33,282 given away. Hit number #1 for all free ebooks in Fantasy, and at one point #2 in ALL Free ebooks (mostly stayed at #3 for all free ebooks) stayed there until it went off free last night.

    Wed: had free booksy (undecided- free with them was $100 so probably wouldn't do again.) gave away 7696-this day also showed a massive spike in my KENP. (AKA Kindle Unlimited Reads- I'm in KU.)

    Thursday 1105 free no other promo, but an even larger KENP spike.

    All of the other books in the series have spent the last few days in the top 30 for my genre. The formerly free book landed at #10 for my sub-genre (humorous fantasy), and 2,173 in all paid today when it came off of free .

    I made back easily enough to pay for all the promo, have received 4 new reviews (good ones, but I know the stinkers will come with that many free books out there), and hopefully am gaining a lot of new readers.

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    Nice work. You inspire me to correlate the data on some stuff my wife and I did recently and share it.

    WE also had a good experience with Book Hippo.
    “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.”- John Wayne

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    You should! Groups like this are great for us helping each other.

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    OH! And the formerly free book is now at 99 cents, I'm getting a fair amount of sales even today on it--so that might be a good idea for anyone doing a freebie- don't go back to the full price right away .

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