The web home for the novel 'Earthsingers', by Lynn Collins.

Month: December, 2012

Free book for Xmas

Festive jollity to one and all!
For the three days of Christmas, Earthsingers is available as a free download. Whizz over to Amazon and pick up your copy.
Got a new Kindle? Easy. No Kindle? Get the free app for iPad, or many other tablets, for iPhone, for your PC or Mac. The window shows up after you search the book, then select the book’s own page. It’s on the right. Then it’s a couple of clicks to download.

Follow the link.
And you’re done.



131 downloads in 24 hours


Last Saturday was the first free download day for the book on Amazon Kindle store. 131 copies were downloaded.

I had originally intended to send out promotional emails etc, but was smitten by a ferocious tummy bug early on Friday. I slept all day, oblivious to the world of self-published promotion tasks.

Saturday dawned, and I was free of the bathroom necessity. Began messaging people on Facebook to draw their attention.
The free day started at midnight EST. Took me a while to realise this and figure that it means an 8 or 9 hour delay from GMT. durr.

Then, after about 3 hours, my sales stats began to show downloads. 24 – 32 and so on. I had to go out for the rest of the day. But when I returned, at 11pm, it was riveting, if a little obsessive, to watch as America took up the offer. 49 – 56 – and finally, by 8 am the next day – 96 copies on and 35 in the UK. Gratified, and a little ashamed of my obsessive monitoring, I chalked the free day up as a success.
My Facebook contacts had obviously rallied, and other random factors had kicked in. Possibly the first downloads by people I didn’t know. Stats showed that 3 were from India. The truly global Market. Thanks to those of you reading this who helped me to reach that figure.

I suspect that not everyone who downloads freebies is going to read it. But a good start nevertheless.

Free download day on Kindle

Saturday december 1st, 2012.
Today sees the first free download day for Earthsingers. It would be great if you could take a look and help spread the word.
My thanks to those of you who have already read the book and left such wonderful reviews on the Amazon page.

Here is the link to the book, available until 8am Gmt on Sunday.

Or search Earthsingers, by Lynn Collins


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