I am so incredibly blown away by the success of the Stitch free days – and so grateful for all the help that so, so many of you have given me in spreading the word – that I decided to add a few more prizes to the giveaway so I can thank more of you for everything you’ve done for Stitch!
This morning, Stitch peaked at #13 on Amazon’s Top 100 Free Books, and though it has since dropped to #24 overall (which is still amazing), it remains in the Top 20 in many free book subcategories, including:
- #1 in Dystopian Science Fiction
- #1 in Science Fiction (Overall)
- #1 in Paranormal Romance
- #1 in Paranormal Ghost Romance
- #2 in New Adult & College Romance
- #10 in Romance (Overall)
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that Stitch would climb anywhere near this high on any of these charts, so this is really surreal.
Even better, even my stretch goals for the number of downloads have way, WAY surpassed my expectations. As of this moment, 15,500 people (!!) have downloaded a free copy of Stitch since Friday (and we’ve still got 2 more days to go in the promotion…).
I’d heard that some authors get 10,000+ downloads during a free promo, but I thought that was one of those very rare success stories that doesn’t happen to normal people (and especially not to me, lol). So I thought if I got a couple thousand new readers, that’d be awesome and I’d call this thing a success. Sure, I had fantasies of maybe being lucky enough to hit that 10k number, but I figured it was unlikely and didn’t want to get my hopes too high. So you imagine how crazy it is to be sitting here looking at the numbers and realizing that halfway through the promotion, I’ve already beat that fantasy goal of 10,000 by 50+%. As the ever-articulate Keanu Reeves would say, “Whoa.”
And the thing is, I know I absolutely would never have had a chance at accomplishing this without help from so many different people out there – from bloggers and e-book list organizers, to friends and family, and all of you readers and fans who took the time to spread the word. I am indebted to all of you.
So to thank you (or at least a few more of you) properly, I’ve added the following prizes to the giveaway (in addition to the original $25 Amazon Gift Card):
- 1 Signed Print Copy of Stitch
- 1 Signed Print Copy of Shudder
- 1 Signed Stitch Poster
- 2 $5 Amazon Gift Cards
If you haven’t entered yet, please do so! Here’s the widget:
Thanks so much again for all of your help! I really can’t say it enough. :-)