Since wrapping up a 2 day free promo over the President’s Day weekend for both Brother’s Keeper and Loss, I’ve been anxiously waiting to learn if the titles recevied a healthy KDP bounce. The titles had over 30,800 free downloads, so I was hopeful. I only found a couple of examples of higher download totals, and 10k+ downloads per title is generally the key to having success when the title reverts to paid status.
Well, Brother’s Keeper cracked the horror top 100 yesterday afternoon. And then it started to climb. It gained momentum by the hour, and when I turned in last night, it was #13 in horror, and #470 overall.
When I woke this morning, it had reached #7, and in the last hour, it hit #5. I’m quite happy, but now I’m hoping my novella gets “sticky” and stays in the top 20 for a nice long stretch. It’s weird feeling apprehensive when I have a story at the best ranking I’ve ever had.
If it weren’t for the success of Brother’s Keeper, I’d be doing backflips over the KDP bounce for Loss. It started gaining momentum around the same time as Brother’s Keeper, and currently sits at #50 on the Amazon paid horror list.
Here’s a screencap. If I didn’t see it myself, I don’t know if I’d believe it.