Greta van der Rol managed to spike her new book, 'Morgan's Return' into the sales charts at Amazon and she has no idea how:
The answer is simple: I haven’t a clue. As I said in the title, maybe it’s magic. Maybe a sprinkle of fairy dust landed on my shoulder, and caused Amazon to send out the ad at top left.
Helpfully though, she gives us a list of things she explicitly didn't do (her detailed explanations follow in the link)
- I’ve written a ‘good book’
- I advertised.
- I participated in blog tours.
- I have a huge web presence.
- I bought reviews.
- I bash the book on Twitter.
- Kindle Select
- It’s a cheap read.
Greta also lists a few things she did do that might've helped her sales. Have a look, this stuff really is difficult to quantify, so any input you get could help.
Read it all here: http://gretavanderrol.net/2013/02/17/the-magic-of-book-marketing/