The first two days of my free Amazon adventure have been very successful. At the moment, I’m standing at #19 on the free epic fantasy chart, which means I’ve cracked the top 1000 free Kindle books (all of them, not divided by genre) and I’m on the first page of the epic fantasy genre top 100. They put the free and paid books side by side, which means awesome exposure to anyone looking for a fantasy to read. Hopefully I’ll keep rising.
I’ve given away just over 200 copies in two days, which means a huge new pool of potential readers. Lots of people just download everything free and never get around to reading anything, but I know for certain I’ve gotten a couple of my fans from my free promotions in the past, so here’s hoping I rope in a few more.
Also, I got the proof of the literary anthology I’m featured in. You guys have already seen the three poems I submitted, but there will be free electronic copies in a few weeks if you want to check out the rest of it. I’ll be sure to post the link. Print copies will be available by the end of August.
It’s kind of great to see my work mixed in with other people’s, chosen and curated instead of being sent off into the void by myself alone. I know I’m a big fan of self-publishing and I don’t think it’s inferior to the traditional route, but there’s something to be said for being let into a club instead of just starting your own.
I’m also participating in this month’s Camp NaNoWriMo festivities, which will definitely get derailed again as I’m planning a trip with my sister for later in the month. But every day that I hit the target gives me 1600 words more than I would have had otherwise, so I’m going to pursue it for as long as I can.
Rightly or wrongly, I feel like things are starting to take off, and that’s such an exciting, liberating, motivating feeling. I’d like to hold on to it as long as possible before I crash and burn, and make the most of the energy that it gives me while I can. Little victories.