Wow. Wow, wow, wow.
So, a few months ago, I decided to make Reckless Runaway at the Racecourse free for a few weeks. It got a lot of reviews, a few thousand downloads, and I saw a small increase in sales following the promotion. Enough good things to make me think it was worth doing again with The Tycoon’s Convenient Wife.
Which has now had approximately 100,000 downloads. It was #1 in the Amazon UK contemporary romance section and in the top ten of all free books on Amazon UK for several weeks. It didn’t reach quite the same heights on Amazon US but was comfortably in the top 100 for a month. It’s also had a good number of reviews during that time and sales of my other books have improved. But, for reasons I do not completely understand, it was not free everywhere and it is now only free at Amazon UK as far as I know. So it has also sold quite a lot of copies. In the last two months, my royalties at B&N have been around $800. And at Amazon, about $1500. That’s more than in the whole 18 months prior that Reckless Runaway and Tycoon had been on sale. About ten times more, in terms of Amazon sales alone (I had been selling a lot better at B&N before, for some reason).
If you bought the books – or if you downloaded them for free – thank you very much!