25 March, 2016

Amazon Bestseller... and Beyond

Last Sunday, my novel The Art of Letting Go, was one of the Kindle Daily Deals on Amazon UK. Following a successful, month-long promotion last year, I was expecting a little boost in exposure but I hadn't dared hope it would be as good as it was. I ended up climbing higher in the Amazon ranking list than I did at any point last year, peaking on Monday when my book wasn't even on promotion anymore!

The highest point I got to was this:



If you can't read the text in that image, it shows The Art of Letting Go as Number 15 overall in the Kindle store and the Bestseller in all three of its sub-categories. So that was pretty exciting! I can't tell you how many screen shots I took that day as I overtook books like Me Before You and The Girl on the Train.

This, for me, is one of the greatest advantages of being a writer. Even when I am at a stage where getting an hour or two of writing done in a week seems near-impossible (full-time Mum... one baby... one toddler...), I can have a good day at the office thanks to my previous work! Which leads me on to... what next?

I am currently trying to work out how to get regular writing time in. I've managed three small projects so far this year but I am hoping to get going with the next draft of my next novel soon, which is a daunting prospect. I am determined to do it, however. I hope to have another draft done by the end of the year. In the meantime I am looking forward to going to the award ceremony for the People's Book Prize in July, even though it is televised and swanky and I'm not really made for looking swanky on television! More on all these things in future posts...

6 comments:

  1. That's awesome!

    A swanky awards ceremony? That sounds kind of cool.

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    1. I hope it will be! Not really my style, but might be fun to pretend for one evening!

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  2. Great news and well deserved. And all the motivation you need to complete the next novel!

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    1. That's what I'm hoping, Derek!

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  3. Great stuff, many congratulations. And best of luck with the awards ceremony!

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I hope your novel-writing is going well...

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