The promo is now over. Managed to give away just over 300 copies!
Grab your copy today from Amazon.com or for your local country version of it if they support ebooks.
Last day for the free promo. Giving away stuff is truly hard. Sales are tapering off and I do suspect that not being categorized in SF hurt the longer term for cross-sales where a buyer buys one sci fi book and is shown a list of other books that were bought in conjunction (basically Amazon word of mouth). Still, the book is ranked #33 in Science Fiction Adventure, #75 in Science Fiction with a free rank of 1696.
It's 10 AM and the day is starting well. The
problem with the missing science fiction category has mysteriously
resolved itself - customer support hasn't contacted me yet, but I'm still way happier than before. It just might take 24 to 36 hours for the system to recategorize the book. I'd still like to get a couple of promo days back (you
only have 5 every 4 months and part of Kindle Select). HARM is now #28 in SF and rising through
the ranks again to 1380. My thanks to anyone who helped out yesterday.
are not so happy today. Tried to correct that category problem where
my book wasn't listing under science fiction and it isn't fixing
itself. I'm probably losing half of my target audience from internal
traffic within Amazon itself as science fiction fans are not seeing it.
So if you know anyone who likes science fiction and mechas, please let
them know about this. I'm contacting Amazon support to see if they can
I'm happy to report that I'm managing to give it out to readers to kick start it.
It started in the Amazon free sales ranks at 6567 this morning and it is now at 1387.
problem is that I've found that the category science fiction / military
doesn't seem to show up under science fiction and I'm probably losing a
lot of SF readers checking the Amazon free lists. But it is #5 in War.
I've had some eager readers and I'm glad they're liking it. I got one awesome review!
I'll keep this post updated for the duration of the promo.