Well, I tried my luck with another marketing thing. Two, actually.
The first was to lower the pricing on Home To Roost from $3.99 to $0.99 for a week, just to see if that would boost the number of sales coming in from advertising on Amazon. Which I suppose it did. They jumped from zero to one. It’s something!
The other thing was to try tweeting about it with the #99c tag. To make a confession here, I have very little idea what I’m doing on Twitter. I’ve had an account for a long time, but used it very little. In fact, my tweet about the sale was the 18th tweet I’d ever made, and probably the first one I’d made with a real hashtag on it. I’ve been meaning for the past two days to look into using Twitter as a more effect platform for connecting with readers and other writers, but have yet to do anything about it.
Anyways, the tweet went out and… I got another sale! Was it related to the tweet? Probably not. But it might have been. But probably not.
So basically, a week of putting Home To Roost at $0.99 has almost passed, and I’ve made two sales. Once Amazon takes their cut, I made a whopping $1.40 or so. Again, it’s something!
But this is all a great learning experience. I’m making very different plans for how and when to release Cleaving Souls. Hopefully I’ll be able to apply this wisdom to miraculous effect!