Today’s the fifth day since A Sour Chord went on sale. It was finally approved to all of the publishing websites on Monday at around 8:30am EST.
The response has been bigger than I expected — not that much in terms of sales, but moreso in engagement. Through my primitive marketing skills and efforts, in the course of this week, I’ve managed to:
Increase Twitter followers by 31%
Increase Facebook Likes by over 150% (not that I had many to start with!)
Have my Facebook posts seen by 2,478.6% more people than the previous week.
In addition to that, I’ve also sold a total of 9 copies, which is much more than I thought I’d sell during the first few days. Nine may not seem like a whole heck of a lot to you, but I’m really really happy with that number. I had set out a silent and internal goal of selling 100 copies in total, so starting with 9 in the first week is definitely a positive for me.
My hope is that over the coming weeks, those 9 people will rate and review the book and that’ll help with other people wanting to read it. I think, like with much anything in life, no one wants to be the first to do something.
I’ve learned an incredible amount of things this week about the publishing process, including how amazingly frustrating some of the tools are (which I’ll detail more in a complaining post over the weekend), and I’m just incredibly proud of myself for seeing this all the way through. That’s something I’ve struggled with my entire life and this book represents a new me, figuratively speaking.
If you’ve bought or downloaded a copy of the book, thank you. I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing, editing, and publishing it!