Sunday, May 29, 2011

Um, wtf?

Can a person laugh, cry and throw up all at the same time? I'm thinking it would be a messy affair, but that's what I am truly about to do. Somehow, some way, Amazon put What the Dead Fear up as a free download. I would have done that originally (it was 99 cents there) but they don't offer that option for the Kindle Direct Publishing, a fact that I have lemented on more than one occasion.

I don't really log on to check my sales very often because I figured out early on that doing so causes me unnecessary stress. I just keep doing what I do with the writing and the marketing. I logged on today, and my numbers were looking pretty good and I got to a line for What the Dead Fear that read 2434 copies were sold at $0. Uh, what?

So I pulled up the product page and saw this little Christmas at the end of May miracle.

Not only that, I'm on the effing best seller list. When I checked, it was number 20 in the Kindle store.

I have a Bestseller rank.






It's just for the freebie, but you know what? I don't fricking care. This is so freakishly amazing for me this happened.

So how did it happen? Honestly, I have no idea. What the Dead Fear is available pretty much everywhere but Amazon (ebook stores) for free. I wrote it with the intention it would be free.

Amazon has a "Report a lower Price" link, so maybe that was somehow involved. I checked Smashwords and those download numbers didn't shoot up, but sometimes it takes a while for them to update their numbers.

I turned on the laptop to work on some editing, but I might have a difficult time focusing now.

Does this mean I can add Bestselling Author to the resume? I'm thinking, yes.
Hey, want some free reading? Check out the fiction freebie page on this very blog!
There you shall find links to two free ebooks on Smashwords and novel excerpts on Scribd.

Other places to find me:


  1. A freaking bestseller? I don't care if it's a freebie or not, either! Kudos and congrats!

  2. This is quite the situation. Congrats!

  3. Thank you! It totally is awesome! Now if I can just do it again...


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