So I unfortunately had to launch with no customer reviews and 1 editorial review on day 1 of the book launch. I’m going to post the results of the book launch regarding ad spend and results for each day.
Note- As of right now I’m launching with a 4 star editorial review from Self-published reviews (a buddy site for Kirkus) and no customer reviews.
Pre-launch day– The same day as the editorial review, I received 22 page reads and no sales.
Total sales- 1
Page reads- 0
Amazon– No stats showing yet and no sales as far as I know.
Bknights– Looks like I might have gotten 1 sale from this newsletter promo. I spent extra for a bonus service, but for just the newsletter promo it’s about $7.
Note- I got 2 customer reviews today towards the end of the day.
Total Sales- 1 (thank you writing community on Twitter)
Page reads- 36
Amazon- only had 8 impressions and no ad spend…weird.
Conclusion so far– For me the best way to get sales has just been being a part of a writing community and being confident and excited about your story. I will let you know if the newsletter ads work out better, but so far Amazon and Bookbubs was wasted money for me ads wise.
Page reads- 1
Amazon Ads– 13 impressions/ no clicks or sales
Bookbubs Ads– Spent about 6 dollars so far. 7 clicks and no sales.
Note– I have 3 different 4 star reviews from customers now.
Page reads- 0
Promotion on Fiver through Dracosama- Ad spend- $7
Amazon- $0 (Not really getting impressions, clicks, or sales from Amazon.)
Pages read- 0
Amazon ad (with automatic targeting)-
Day 6– (I added an extra couple of days to the launch because this was the earliest I could schedule the promotion)
Note– I just got review #4 today.
Book Rebel– $20 (Scheduled for August 19th)
Pages Read: 0
This has by far been the ad that has gotten me the biggest mileage so far. I got 4 sales on the day of the promotion.
Bonus launch boost before the convention–
Bargain Booksy- $25 (Scheduled for August 29th)