KDP Select Promo Results March/April 2013

As promised, I’m posting today about the after-results of the KDP Select campaign (22nd-24th March) mentioned in my last post (where I reported the download results). Again, if you want to know how I got a good number of downloads for a book not in the mainstream, then please go to my page:
How I Got 10,896 Downloads on the First Day of my KDP Select Promo with a Non-mainstream eBook

Starting paid rank before campaign: about 35,000

Highest free rank recorded during campaign: 7

Paid rank after campaign: 105,000 (ranks always drop severely after a campaign due to no sales or borrows during the campaign)

Now, with that in mind, let’s look at the data for the end of each of the listed days (rank, sales, borrows) below:

DAY 1 (MON): 13957, 17, 13

DAY 2 (TUE): 5461, 14, 11

DAY 3 (WED): 5713, 15, 18

DAY 4 (THU): 3482, 17, 37 (gets into top 100 for children’s books)

DAY 5 (GOOD FRI): 3395, 18, 18

DAY 6 (SAT): 3182, 25, 22

DAY 7 (EASTER SUN): 4141, 16, 5 (drops out of top 100 for children’s books)

DAY 8 (BANK HOLIDAY): 4730, 12, 23

Total sales/total borrows: 134 / 147

Best rank recorded: 3040

Best “best seller” ranking (allowing for only one subcategory level) recorded: #77 in children’s ebooks

(Note that ranking reports are delayed, so lag behind sales/borrows. These stats are for Amazon.com only, other stores had little traction, totalling perhaps 15 sales combined, with no borrows).

4 Responses to “KDP Select Promo Results March/April 2013”

  1. Interesting statistics. I’ll be honest, I got ‘The Serpent in the Glass’ during your free giveaway, and just barely got around to reading it. Its very good, and I just bought the first Dreamwalkers book because I enjoyed ‘Serpent’ so much- so… in short, those campaigns can still benefit you down the line.

  2. admin, on June 26th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

    Thanks, Maddy! That’s good to know :) I hope you enjoy the Dreamwalkers series!

  3. I read your excerpt at wattpad and enjoyed it. I liked the misunderstanding you exploited with the apple seeds and the teachers and which one was bitter. Always a fan of that conversational switcheroo.

    I am looking for ways to grow my readership and would love to read about your experiences.

    You can check out my work at: http://www.brianclopper.com.


    Brian Clopper

  4. admin, on July 11th, 2013 at 9:21 pm said:

    Thank you, Brian. If you want the above-mentioned report, just email me! Will check out your site!

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