Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Kindle Daily Deal: Zero Sight on sale for 99 cents!



So the wonderful people over at Amazon decided to offer Zero Sight as their Kindle Daily Deal for 3/13/12. Zero Sight will be priced at 99 cents throughout the day, and Amazon will be sending out Emails, tweets, and Facebook posts about Zero Sight in addition to prominently displaying the book on their website.


I was absolutely thrilled to get the news. Many Kindle Daily Deal titles manage to break into the Kindle Top 100 for the day. That amount of exposure is priceless. There is really no way an independent author could ever hope to launch such a publicity campaign on their own. And it is all thanks to you wonderful readers. Amazon pays close attention to the reviews you write, and they value your opinions above all else. I can only assume that this was their response to your feedback, so a big thank you to everyone who took a risk on my first novel and then went out and spread the word. I'll do my best to keep you entertained with more sequels!

But in the meantime...

Tell a friend to pick up a copy.

Check out the Zero Sight's Amazon ranking.

Brew up a pot of joe.

And don't forget to do a bit of gloating!


Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Cheers,

B.

27 comments:

Michael J. Sullivan said...

This is fantastic news - and there is no single promotion that will do more for you than this - expect to see a ton of sales.

But I'm curious...so you didn't contact them at all - or have any communication with them - it just turned up? That is truly awesome - and I wish you the best!

Sky Luke Corbelli said...

Congrats, I see it up in the top 30 already. Go for the top! Exploding heads and pink pantied vampire chicks are way cooler than depressing distopian futures!

SmokinDan said...

Wow, you're #1. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Took the opportunity to gift a couple of copies, hope the success bleeds over to increased Zero Sum sales! Congratulations!

Zach said...

Number 8 at this time. Congratulations B. Forget just breaking the top 100. You broke the top 10! Time to break out the bubbly.

B. Justin Shier said...

"But I'm curious...so you didn't contact them at all - or have any communication with them - it just turned up? "

Right. The KDP folks Emailed me.

And thanks, everyone. It's been thrilling to watch!

B.

Matt said...

Did the sales meet your expectations?

Zach said...

I was wondering the same thing.

B. Justin Shier said...

Didn't really have any clear expectations at the start, and I was at work for most of the action. The book sold over 8,000 copies since the sale started, so I'm thrilled. I'll post more detailed numbers after a week or so. It certainly is amazing what Amazon can do for a book by promoting it. The book is selling better than Martin and King's at the moment. Ridiculous.

B.

Zach said...

Wow! Congrats B. Hopefully most of those 8,000 individuals will get hooked and cause a nice sales increase for Zero Sum as well. Then you can have even more individuals pestering you about the release of the third book. Haha!

Matt said...

Yes, about that third book...

Colin said...

I bought it thanks to the daily deal and am really enjoying it so far. By the time I reached Chapter 4 I went ahead and bought book 2 at the regular price.

B. Justin Shier said...

@Matt: It's gonna be a while (As you know, I'm not a full time writer.) But I can promise that it's not going to take as long as Diablo III. : )

@Colin: Cool. I'm really in Amazon's debt for giving ZS feature placement for the day. Reaching out to new readers is hard work. Hope you enjoy the second one too!

Matt said...

All that I ask is that you finish yours before I finish mine. (Gauntlet has been dropped!) :) Which shouldn't be hard as I'm juggling school, work, and grad school applications. Though admittedly my degree is in English as opposed to yours which is in something useful.

Zach said...

@B. Very awesome to hear it will be out before D3, which is "suppose to" release on the fifteenth of May. ;) There won't be much time for reading once it drops. If it is anything like its predecessor, time for the outdoors and sleep may also take some hits.

B. Justin Shier said...

Um...not before D3, just not as long...but I can see I worded that wrong.

B.

Zach said...

Ahh, I get what you were saying now. Your wording was fine. Wishful thinking just decided to take over. My bad. Thanks for clearing that up.

Just out of curiousity, did you ever play/enjoy the first two Diablo games?

Colin said...

I ended up staying up until 3am finishing Zero Sight o_O no book has gotten me so engrossed since I want to say when the 4th Harry Potter book came out and I read it in one sitting

really looking forward to reading the second book now and for the third one to come out

Colin said...

just bought a gift copy of Zero Sight at regular price and sent it to my sister :D

Anonymous said...

To be honest it was on my recommended list for a while but I thought it was just a mash up of some other stories I have heard of.
Thanks Amazon for the daily deal and thank you B. for these characters. I just finished Zero Sum at 1am this morning and would have started book 3 if it was out.

amandagayle said...

I bought this when it was the Kindle Daily Deal and totally forgot I'd bought it. It downloaded last night when I happened to turn the wireless on on accident. "Oh, wha's this?" A totally rad book, that's what. I only got to Ch.9 (I started at 3am and was supposed to be awake and moving by 8am) but I have faith I won't be disappointed. You give indie writers hope, proving to the world that yes, some are good ~ even excellent ~ and can manage to publish without a rash of misspellings, gramatical errors, and other crap and confusion. Bravo.

Tina said...

Please get the third book out!

Anonymous said...

I downloaded Zero Sight, couldn't get enough and then download Zero Sum. I'm dying for the next one to come out. I'll keep watching and waiting.

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