After a CRAZY journey, Girl on Fire, a book that started as an ember is now burning up the charts. (I can’t help myself with the puns!)
Now, does this mean I’m suddenly rich? Well, no. The book is currently priced at .99 cents (publisher sets the price.) It’s a strategy. Books at that price you can get more ad space for, and visibility is important especially with an unknown like me. The price will eventually go up, but until that point, that .99 cents breaks down to about .34 cents after distributing sites like Amazon, etc. take their cut. THEN, of that .34 cents the publisher takes THEIR cut, and I get the pennies left after that. So, no. Not rich. YET. 😉 BUT, the book is doing what it should be doing. Climbing the charts in their categories, and more importantly to me, the overall rank in the whole of Amazon.
For a point of reference, this is where Girl on Fire was on 8-25-21. A few weeks before release day.
Ironically, the book was doing better as a pre-order than I’d done for a normal release. That made me feel encouraged.
Then, on 9-3-21, a few days before release, I woke up to my first ever orange banner for a paid book. (Pulled once made it to number #3 when I ran a promotion on it but at that time, the book was free so I didn’t make any money on it.) It was #1 New Release. At that point though, my overall rank was like 700,000. I forgot to snag the data. So, a mini victory and a first to me!
Then release day came. I started the morning at an overall rank that I was pretty happy with. Way lower than my normal releases.
9-7-21 5:00 AM Overall #604,141 and a rank of #150 #320 and #6,851 for subcategories.
Again, huge numbers for me. I am not a huge author in the ocean of names. YET. Throughout the day, the rank shifted downward. By the time I went to bed this is where it stood.
9-7-21 9:00 PM Overall #44,13 and a rank of #7 #11 and #13 for subcategories.
HOLY CRAP! That’s a HUGE jump.
Granted, the categories are a small ones, but again, it’s that overall rank that I’m focused on.
Fast forward to this morning. Two days after release. I woke at 4 am. (My internal clock hates me.) But when I saw this, I almost spit out my coffee.
Now, again, small category and compared to big name authors, this ain’t nothing special. But for this underdog, it’s dream come true numbers.
The success of this book rests largely on my publishing house, City Owl Press, who, from day one believed in this book. Believed in me. They saw the potential. They invested the time and their marketing dollars to get these numbers.
My job is to keep manifesting the success. I need to Ask it. Believe it. Receive it.
Oh, and to write another book just as good as Girl on Fire. No biggie. GULP.
Haven’t snagged yours while the price is still at .99 cents? Nab it below.
City Owl: https://cityowlpress.com/product/girl-on-fire/
Danielle Bannister, Author and #1 New Releaser (holy crap!)