There was an email waiting for me this morning in my inbox. You’ve been selected for a BookBub feature deal!
So I don’t want to get my hopes up too high, but this was part of my strategy all along. It was one of the main reasons I went wide. BookBub is the king of the hill when it comes to promos. I want to remain cautiously optimistic because I’ve heard grumblings about them not being as effective as they have been in years past. But at this point I’ll take whatever I can to infuse a jolt of adrenaline into my early career. The deal is for Dragon Blue, which is now permafree. I was thinking about waiting until the last book in the series was out, but since that’s not going to be for at least a couple of months, I went for it. You can reapply every 90 days on a given title anyway.
They’re estimating in the range of 23,000 downloads based on the mailing list. I’m pretty sure any author would be thrilled with having their book in front of that many eyeballs. Not everyone who downloads it is going to read it, or buy through the entire series. But hopefully enough will to make my money back and more. The other interesting thing about the promo is that it’s slated for February 14th. Valentine’s Day. My first instinct was that that was a good thing. But holidays are weird. I don’t know if there will be a lot of readers who won’t want to buy a romance on Valentine’s Day because they’re busy. Or if they don’t have someone, maybe they’ll be too depressed to want to read. I honestly don’t know what to expect. I’m going to hope that it’s a great day to have a promo for a romance book, but we’ll see.
I have a promo with Freebooksy coming up this Thursday, and hopefully those two promos somewhat back-to-back will vault Dragon Blue up even higher in the rankings and make it stick there for a good, long time. In the meantime, I’m still just trucking along on my bear shifter book.