15,439 – number of downloaded books in a 5 day time (significant numbers started in the 3rd – 5th days)
13 – current book sales (post free listing)
2 – additional reviews (one positive, one who really didn’t get the book)
0 – new follows on Twitter
3 – pins showed up on Pinterest
1 – new follow for the facebook page
a lot – number of adds on Goodreads
1 – request for Authograph
10 – number of adds on Shelfari
Given this is the first weekend that people might be actually taking the time to read the book, I’m optimistic for the week ahead. Overall, I feel proud. While the number seems a little surreal and I wish it were actual book sales
and not just free downloads, I have to take a step back and think of what I accomplished. My book didn’t have anyone else supporting it but me. My book wasn’t traditionally published. This was my first title as Ann Benjamin. Would I do the same thing again with additional novels? Hell yes and much earlier in the process. Room 702 was always meant to be something I learned on, and for its success, I am very grateful.
Now, I’m ready to get back into working on my manuscript
which I completely abandoned while all this was going on.