Trav has put together an amazing post for you guys looking at what factors make a book's sales rank go up once the initial release frenzy has ended, but first...
I'm the Kindle Daily Deal for BOTH of the books in my Heartstrikers series
today!! That's right, both Nice Dragons Finish Last
AND One Good Dragon Deserve Another
are on sale today only for $1.99, so in other words I'm getting nothing done today due to massive Amazon sales rank stalking ヽ(^◇^*)/!
(Chelsie shows up behind me)
Um...maybe writing will be getting done after all! (types frantically)
Anyway, that's what's exciting in my life today. I'm still live answering writing questions on my NaNo thread
, so if you have a burning question about writing, feel free to pop over and ask me anything! And now, as promised, here's Travis and his really impressive tea leaf reading of Amazon's sales rank charts, how they change over time, and what we as authors can do to make them move in our favor.
Take it away, Travis!
I've got a treat for you all today! Serious usage of Rachel's author central sales rank graphs! Today I'm going to show you which events over the last several years have made the biggest differences in Rachel's book sales. But first,
I was originally expecting to talk about how the best thing to do to sell books is to write more books and how promo is over rated. I felt that we (and modern authors in general) focus on marketing a lot because its the one wheel we can crank outside of writing to help sell books... I even rounded up a lot of sales data for ya'll to show this. Except that, when I got our data together, this wasn't a black-and-white truth at all.
True, writing more books is a great way to sell more books. Really though, the truth is that,
Selling Books Sells Books
Turns out sales beget sales, and some promotions are almost as effective as releasing new books is. However, cross-promotion is key
to maximizing the impact of your sales spikes.
Let's take Nice Dragons Finish Last