For them that’s wondering (and have been hiding under a stone for the last week while I’ve been shouting it from the rooftops) – the free promotion of ‘That Bear Ate My Pants!’ was a huge success. Okay, that’s not big enough; it was a
In total, 22,701 people downloaded a copy of the book – that’s Twenty-two thousand, seven-hundred and one for those who prefer text to figures.
I rose as high as no.9 overall in the Amazon.com free charts, and held onto the coveted no.1 spot overall on Amazon.co.uk for most of the day!
I’m over the moon. Obviously! Which is why I’d decided to write this post, thanking everyone who helped me to spread the word, and helped made this day the incredible trip that it was.
Here’s a screenshot I’m particularly fond of:
I took dozens of them! But this one, showing me at the top of the ‘humor’ category in Amazon.com – the world’s biggest bookshop – just blew my mind.
So, without further ado, here is the Roll of Honour:
A MASSIVE THANK-YOU to everyone who mentioned, re-tweeted and followed me over the two days. Messages were flying back and forth, so it didn’t occur to me ‘till after it was all over to do a search for ‘That Bear Ate My Pants’ – and there were hundreds of Tweets in that list, all from people who don’t even know me on Twitter!
So here is my list of Top Tweeters, by no means an exclusive list – just a few good souls who seemed to be working hard on my behalf :0)
@JoeVampireBlog (Steven Luna)
@fuentes_kate1 (Kate Fuentes)
@KatherynLane (Katheryn Lane)
@vickiejohnstone (Vickie Johnstone)
@emeraldkell (Allison Bruning)
@stantondaniel (Daniel Stanton)
@DavidAntrobus (David Antrobus)
@jacquehopkins (Jacqueline R Walton)
@unknown_templar (John Paul Davis)
@GerberMgerber (M.H. Gerber)
@KristineCayne (Kristine Cayne)
@rennabruce (Renna Bruce)
@judith_price (Judith Price)
@christinenolfi (Christine Nolfi)
@roberto_baggins (Rob Powell)
@DavinaPearson (Davina Pearson) – Nomad!
@sandranorval (Sandra Noval)
@Flickimp (Imran Siddiq) – Nomad!
Please share the love by following these awesome people!
I’d like to say a specific thank-you to ‘Joo’, a reviewer and active member of the UK Kindle Forums, for being a one-woman promo army!
(that didn’t kick up too much of a fuss when I posted my link on their Wall! – please note, if doing this yourself – I checked all their guidelines and/or websites first, where I could find ‘em)
And finally, the Big Guns:
(When these people say they’ll tell everyone – they really tell EVERYONE!)
Melissa Foster of the World Literary Cafe
Steve WindTalker of Kindle Nation Daily
Anthony Wessel of Digital Book Today
Phil Torcivia of the Kindle Daily Deal
Elizabeth Trudgeon Brown of the Frugal E-Reader
Ricci of FreeBookSy
Holly Bourque of Bargain eBook Hunter
Jack and Shaina of IndieBooksList
Sharon Rosen of Pixel Of Ink
Greg of Ereader News Today
And the team at Kindle On The Cheap
If you’re about to do a free day and you need the world to know – THIS is who you’re gonna call!
Thanks for reading folks. I know this isn’t my usual style of blog post – no swearing for starters, AND no pictures of me naked – sorry ‘bout that. Business shall resume as normal from next week :0)
I love you all!