How my book cracked the top ten bestsellers in 3 Amazon categories

I’m excited to announce that my book Shadow of Wrath has cracked the top ten in 3 Amazon categories: Scifi Dystopian, Children’s Books Science Fiction, and Teen Science Fiction.

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So how did I get my book to climb the Amazon rankings? I used a promotional website called Bookbub. Think of Bookbub as a massive email marketing tool with over 1 million email subscribers that are potentially looking for a deal. Normally I’m pretty hesitant when it comes to paying for any type of marketing, but I’ve heard nothing but good things about Bookbub, so I thought I’d give it a try.

[Related: Find out More about Bookbub Advertising prices]

I dropped my book from $3.99 to $0.99 and had my promotion run yesterday, which looked a little something like this in their daily email newsletter:

Shadow of Wrath

By L.W. Patricks

A kidnapped homeless boy fights for survival in the brutal gladiator matches of the Arena. Can Allegra, a slave, save him before he loses his life — or his humanity? A gut-wrenching tale with a stunning ending

Originally: $3.99

$0.99

Get Deal

Deal ends: 5/24/13
Category: Science Fiction

And then the rest was pure magic. I think that the great reviews I got from my blog tour helped make my book more attractive during this promo:

[Related: Results of my Blog Tour]

Here’s my current rank on the bestsellers list on Amazon in 3 of my categories:

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #929 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

I also submitted  a listing to Pixel of Ink so here’s hoping they pick up my book for a shout out in order to drive me further up the rankings.

And that is how I got my book to crack the top ten bestsellers in 3 Amazon categories.

On that note, I’d like to add that Shadow of Wrath e-book is currently still $0.99 so definitely pick up a copy!

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What book promotions have worked for you?

- L