Undead Love Promo Results

Three weeks ago, I ran my second Kindle Countdown Deal for Undead Love at $.99 and booked around $550 worth of promotional spots and newsletters to boost Undead Love’s visibility.  I also released Undead Love: Not Alone  at $3.99 midway through the promos.  I had hoped to have it ready on the first day, but scheduling conflicts arose and the promo dates could not be changed, so I had to go forward as planned.  Before this, I was average about a sale a day and between 250-1000 page reads with a ranking of around 30k.  Here are the results from that week:

Dec 12th:  Eileen Cruz Coleman paranormal newsletter
Sales:24  Page reads:86  ranking:7,812

Dec 13th: I Love Vampire Novels, My Romance Reads, Booksends
Sales: 55 Page reads: 477 ranking: 3735

Dec 14th (Book 2 goes live): Books Butterfly, ENT, Bargain Booksy
Sales:51 Page reads: 1333 ranking: 2652

Dec 15th: Books Butterfly, OHFB
Sales:28 Page Reads: 1483 ranking: 2407

Dec 16th: Books Butterfly, Red Roses Romance
Sales: 14 Page Reads:194 ranking: 4271

Dec 17th: No Promos, Still $.99 Kindle Countdown Deal
Sales: 3 Page reads: 2445 ranking: 8250

Dec 18th: No Promos, Still $.99 Kindle Countdown Deal
Sales: 6 Page Reads: 1659 ranking: 10,298

Dec 19th: Back to full price
Sales: 1 Page Reads: 1885 ranking: 15,000

In the following weeks, I have sold 1-2 books a day and averaged over 4 figures in page reads.  For the month of December, I sold over 200 books between books 1 and 2 and have over 30,000 page-reads.   I did not break even on my promo budget during the first week, but I have recouped about 75% of the budget since then and imagine it will have paid for itself by mid-January.

I will admit that I had loftier goals, I had hoped to sell anywhere from 600-1000 copies and make back all my expenses the first week.  But honestly, I can’t complain.  My page reads are where I want them and as I continue to release more books, they will continue to rise.  I have built a world that people enjoy.  Good reviews continue to sporadically come in and as I currently work on book 3, I feel it has the potential to be the best one yet.

My biggest question is if marketing my novel in the paranormal romance newsletters was the wiser choice over say sci-fi or romantic suspense?

All in all, it was a good learning experience and the fact that I will make my money back and have several hundred new readers to potentially sell to in the future makes me happy.  I’m not able to go full time just yet, but by the end of 2017, I think I’ve got a shot.

My goals going forward are to finish book 3 as soon as possible, get more reviews on book 1 and try for a bookbub sometime this year. I’m also in the process of researching for a new series I plan to start this spring.

Undead Love: Not Alone

Thanks for the wonderful review from Kelsey at A Kiss at Midnight Reviews! If you love romance, then you should definitely be following their blog.

A Kiss At Midnight Reviews

You know how much I adore a good zombie book, and I was very pleased when Lee Sutherland send me the second book in his Undead Love Series, Undead Love: Not Alone. Each novel can be read as a standalone, but if you’d like to start with the first book, you can read my review of it here! BTW, it’s on sale for .99 for a limited time!

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Heat Level:♥♥♥

Overall Rating: 6/6 Glass Slippers

Genre: Horror Romance

The world as we know it is over. A sickness has spread that brings the deal to life and creating an army that kills on sight. Conner has seen, firsthand, how it feels to loose a loved one, only to see them return as less than human. This is why he will do anything in his power to keep his brother Phil from harm.

Juliet only has her dad, Cedric…

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Undead Love: Not Alone available now

Undead Love: Not Alone is officially live.

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“The virus is here. You should go home if you can.”

Those were the last words Connor had the chance to say to Juliet before the zombies overtook their small town. Now, after two years, their paths have unexpectedly crossed again.

Cedric, Juliet’s father, strongly disapproves of the sparks he sees reigniting between his daughter and Connor–the boy he had once banned from his daughter’s life. But now, on the run from the vile inhabitants of their last encampment, Cedric has no choice but to accept temporary refuge at Connor’s farm while he works on a plan to get himself and his daughter to safety.

Juliet’s father is the only family she has left. Even still, she can’t deny that the only place she truly wants to seek refuge is in Connor’s arms, and it is no secret that he longs for the same thing. But when Connor’s brother Phil goes missing soon after Juliet and her father show up, Connor begins to wonder who he can trust. Suddenly, Juliet finds herself willing to risk anything and everything to save what is most precious to her before it is too late.

Undead Love: Not Alone blurb

Here is the blurb I’m running with for Undead Love: Not Alone, available for preorder on Amazon.  Let me know your thoughts.

“The virus is here, you should go home if you can.”

Those were the last words Connor had the chance to say to Juliet before the zombies overtook their small town. Now, after two years, their paths have unexpectedly crossed again.

Cedric, Juliet’s father, strongly disapproves of the sparks he sees reigniting between his daughter and Connor–the boy he had once banned from his daughter’s life. But now, on the run from the vile inhabitants of their last encampment, Cedric has no choice but to accept temporary refuge at Connor’s farm while he works on a plan to get himself and his daughter to safety.

Juliet’s father is the only family she has left. Even still, she can’t deny that the only place she truly wants to seek refuge is in Connor’s arms, and it is no secret that he longs for the same thing. But when Connor’s brother Phil goes missing soon after Juliet and her father show up, Connor begins to wonder who he can trust. Suddenly, Juliet finds herself willing to risk anything and everything to save what is most precious to her before it is too late.