The dream of any writer is to make a best-seller list. That dream came true when I published The Baby Doctor on Amazon’s Kindle. Within 24 hours of launching the free download for Amazon’s KDP program, The Baby Doctor hit the best-seller list for Romance. To my amazement and delight, it stayed there for the duration of the launch.
These are the things I did to assist the climb up the list.
1. I paid particular attention to the book’s description when enrolling it in Kindle’s publishing program. I used all but one of the allowed 4000 characters, including an excerpt from a dramatic childbirth scene.
2. The book has an engaging cover—who can resist a newborn baby?
3. I announced the book’s forthcoming appearance several times on Facebook, Twitter and my blog, reminding readers that it was free.
4. I used all five of KDP’s free days for the launch, going against general advice to use only one or two.
There are those who think hitting a best seller list with a free book is cheating yourself out of income. Once the launch was over, The Baby Doctor began selling immediately, far surpassing comparable sales of other books I’ve published.
My heartfelt thanks to all you avid readers who downloaded The Baby Doctor, and huge bouquets to those of you who let me know you enjoyed it. You’re the reason writers write!
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