Wow… that was a week. On the back of the fantastic free book promo that Candy Jar Publishing ran for World Book Day/World Book Week, Lucy Wilson: Curse of the Mirror Clowns found its way into the top 150 free books on Amazon and all the way to #1 in a few categories.
Now, you may be thinking something along the lines of… “So what, nobody paid for those books. Anyone can give something away for nothing.“. And, if your are, I’d be inclined to agree with you – except I know roughly how many books are being given away free on Amazon at any one time (it was around 80K back in 2020) and I know this number absolutely sky-rockets on World Book Day. Perversely, World Book Day has to be one of the hardest days to promote a book because there is a huge amount of marketing noise. Everyone from the smallest newbie self-published author right way up to the major publishing houses and A-list celebrity authors takes the opportunity to drop a hashtag and mention, in the most self-effacing way possible of course, their own “little book“.
So, I am just a little bit proud that my “little book” (and don’t ask me why so many authors call their books that – it’s annoying self-effacing thing again) found its way to the top of its genre and a huge, genuinely huge, thanks to everyone who downloaded it.