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“Another Side of Destiny” No 1 in Ancient World Romance

A little note of “Wow!” and “Thank you!” 🙂

In the US Free Kindle Store Another Side of Destiny is currently:

      #1 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Historical Romance > Ancient World

and Clay for Ellen is currently

      #4 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Romance > Historical Romance > Ancient World

Wow! And thank you for downloading the tales. I hope you enjoy them, and, if you do, please review them 🙂 .

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One day free on Amazon – a short report

Just thought I’d update you with my Amazon adventure with Another Side of Destiny, especially as I know some readers of this blog are “indie authors” like me, and are interested in other experiences. To recap: if you have a story in Amazon KDP Select, you can set it to a cost of free for five days in each quarter year. This was my last free day this quarter.

Again, there was no publicity for this short story, except here on this blog, so thank you readers. What Amazon itself does, or doesn’t do – if anything – I don’t know.

In the UK, the story leapt up into the charts, and was still there at the end of the one-day free period. It reached:

#58 in Kindle Store > Books > Fiction > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery

The most fun thing was that the story did very well in Germany. I wasn’t aware there were German English-language F&SF readers (“Hi!” Waves). There it went to:

#50 in Kindle-Shop > eBooks > Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englische eBooks > Fantasy & Science Fiction > Fantasy

Which meant it reached the rank of exactly 2,400 in the whole free Kindle store! Thanks!

In the US it went up by over 35,000 ranks in the free store, but that wasn’t quite enough to chart. Still, that’s pretty good for one day.

Nothing at all happened in Canada or Australia. Not a single download. I guess none of you live in those two countries.

Another Side of Destiny is downloadable (no longer for free) from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.

Kindle top 100 charts – a little new year stock-taking

I uploaded Another Side of Destiny the second short tale from the Lands of the Sweet waters onto Amazon on the 21st December and blogged about it here. I’d always planned to ask Amazon to make it free to download as soon as possible: so I asked for the 23rd and 24th December (Amazon allow five days every three months) and I blogged about it here on the 22nd.

I don’t really know what I was expecting.  Yes I do: I was expecting silence: no downloads, no nothing.

Results: not quite what I expected -:)

In Amazon UK Another Side of Destiny went straight into the top 100 free in epic fantasy, peaking in the top fifties. It stayed there all the way through Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.  After which it couldn’t be in the free charts anymore. Clay for Ellen – the first short tale – also bobbed about in the top 100 epic fantasy on and off over those days.

In Amazon Canada Another Side of Destiny went straight into the top 100 free in epic fantasy, peaking in the top twenties and stayed there through to Christmas Day.

In Amazon US Another Side of Destiny spent all of Christmas eve in the top free 100 in epic fantasy.

Most other books in the top 100 are full novels, so I am amazed at this result.  Even more amazed, because I didn’t try to publicize it in any other way. I don’t really now how. So… it was all down to the readers of this blog. For which, as we start 2014, Thank You! 🙂

Another Side of Destiny is downloadable (no longer for free) from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.

Merry Christmas everyone

Merry Christmas everyone.  Thank you for all the help in getting the first Tales from the Lands of the Sweet Waters into the Amazon Kindle charts.

Another Side of Destiny is currently free on Amazon for the Kindle.  Downloadable from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.

Clay for Ellen is free on Amazon for the Kindle. Downloadable from: Amazon US and Amazon UK.

“Another Side of Destiny” stays free for Christmas Day

Owing to popular demand – Gosh, I never thought I’d be able to say that – Another Side of Destiny will stay free for the Amazon Kindle on Christmas Day. Amazon allow me to set the story at free for 5 free days a quarter, and originally I picked the first two for the 23rd and 24th, but the response has been so overwhelming I’m making the 25th free as well.

I guess Santa has arrived a few days early at my house 🙂

Another Side of Destiny is currently free on Amazon for the Kindle.  Downloadable from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.

“Another Side of Destiny” goes into the top 100 in the US in free Kindle fantasy!

I think I need to start finding synonyms for “Wow” and “thank you.”

In the meantime… Wow! And thank you! :-), My currently free short tale, Another Side of Destiny has just entered the top 100 free Epic Fantasy on Amazon US, at number 100 😉 , and entered the free top 30 in Canada.

#100 in US Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic

#29 in Canada Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic

#57 in UK Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic

Another Side of Destiny is currently free on Amazon for the Kindle.  Downloadable from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.

Another wow!? “Another Side of Destiny” goes into the top 50 in Canada free Kindle fantasy!

Wow! I’m running out of wows! Thanks to you, blog readers, my currently free short tale, Another Side of Destiny has entered the top 50 free Fantasy on Amazon Canada.

Thank you!!!

#31 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Epic

Another Side of Destiny is currently free on Amazon for the Kindle.  Downloadable from: Amazon US, UK and Canada and Australia.