Okay, I must stop using words wrongly like "flabbergasted" and stop suggesting such and such will be the last update. Life has a way of screwing with you. Though, happily, sometimes in a good, albeit bizarre way.
Last night, for reasons inexplicable to mortal humans, the book sales kept going up and up, even until bedtime. And so this morning morning I woke to –
To translate for the equally-bewildered, the book is a Top 50 bestseller now in three categories. Moreover, it’s almost in the Top 1,000 overall, period, for Kindle ebooks.
Yet for all that, I have to admit that this graphic below for Historical Fiction, although the lowest ranking of all three, might be my favorite --
Not only are we all on the same line together, but The Wild Roses is ahead of Jeffrey Archer and Wolf Hall…the Man Booker Prize winner!
(And yes, trust me, I know that they’re much older books that are still around and cost a lot more. I am not remotely making a comparison. But the point is -- they’re them, and I…I am me. And dealing with getting tihs story out into the world for a very long time. I'll take a good laugh wherever I can get it.
The thing I additionally like about this is that, much as I know this is a story that appeals to women -- it was never written as a "women's story." It was a comic adventure in the spirit of The Three Musketeers, and is as much for guys. So, it's great to see it expand to other genres, as well.
Anyway, what my hope is that being at this level on three sub-genres will feed off each other, and the sales of one genre will help “promote” the others, and overall sale. But I do suspect that the book has peaked at this point, and will now plummet. So be it. It did it's job swell, and I send my salute...
I'm going to keep it on the sale price here on Amazon of $0.99 for at least another day, just because I haven't quite figured out what to do, and so my default response is "Don't screw with it just yet."
As I said, the world has gone mad. But I’m okay with that.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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