Rumor has it that novels fall off a cliff after 30, 60, and 90 days. That each month that passes after a new release authors see their sales drop a little more each time.
I’m happy to say that as I near day 120 after the initial release, Undead Love is having it’s best month to date. Page reads in Kindle Unlimited are thousands beyond last month and there are still a few days to go. This gives me great hope going into the next month, as I have invested a great deal of money on promotions and look to have my novel in front of close to half a million people just in time for the holidays and the release of book 2.
It’s been a busy few weeks for me. I moved from sunny California to East Tennessee, road tripping the entire way via backroads with my dog. Undead Love: Not Alone is so close to being ready I can almost taste it. But today also marks another special occasion:
Today is 3 months since I released Undead Love into the wild. As far as sales go, everything has been steady. I average about a book a day, sometimes none, sometimes 2 or 3. It’s not paying the rent yet, but in about two weeks, if sales continue, I will have made back everything I spent on editing and cover design. The little blip in the middle was my first Kindle Countdown Deal. If you look at the Kindle Page Reads, it is a slightly different story. My page reads have gone up every month, and this past month I have had 7 of my 10 best page reads days. People are finding the book somehow. I did one promo spot around the time I did the kindle countdown deal and had a review on a romance blog, but aside from that, this is all 100% organic.
Now, for what happens next. I put book two up for preorder, but I am about 90% sure I am going to miss the deadline. I will be able to reschedule it, but I won’t be allowed to use preorders for a year. You live and you learn I guess. When it is ready, I am going to use my next kindle countdown deal on book 1, and start funneling money into it, hopefully piggybacking sales to book 2.