Category Archives: From Rags to Riches on Kindle?

Kindle: Confused, surprised, but okay with it

I’m still surprised by my Kindle sales for “To Beat the Devil.” After receiving Mike’s email and a few from other writers asking me what I’d done to promote sales, I began finding out how to check for sales ranking … Continue reading

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Should I be thanking the Boston Red Sox?

“To Beat the Devil,” the newest Mick Murphy Key West Mystery, is on Kindle and has been for about 18 days. As of this writing, it has sold 152 copies and ranks about 9,600 in Kindle sales. I guess that’s … Continue reading

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Changing faces

In November of last year I published my fourth book, titled Weep No More. Unfortunately it has been the slowest selling of all of my books. I’ve tried advertising, givaways, lowering and raising the price, blogging, all to no avail. … Continue reading

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Kindle Select – final thoughts

By Mike Jastrzebski This will be my final post on the Select program. Between the US and the UK I gave away slightly more than 30,000 books over four weekends. So far this month I’ve sold 1083 copies of Key … Continue reading

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The Storm Killer free results

By Mike Jastrzebski Sunday was the final day to get The Storm Killer free through Amazon. As I sit down to write this blog I’ve given away over 12,000 copies of The Storm Killer. During the past four weeks I’ve … Continue reading

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KDP Select update

By Mike Jastrzebski Just a brief update today on my free offerings through Amazon Prime. The free offer on Dog River Blues (A Wes Darling Mystery) ended last Monday. The total free downloads were 3,322 copies over five days. Prior … Continue reading

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KDP Select-early results

By Mike Jastrzebski Last week I wrote about putting my books up for free through the Amazon Prime program. My first offering was Weep No More, my psychological thriller which I am offering at .99 cents. The book was free … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: Amazon Prime

By Mike Jastrzebski If you have not entered any of your Kindle books into the Amazon Prime program, you may be losing out. I entered The Storm Killer in the program last month and found that I had a bump … Continue reading

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From Rags to Riches: The trouble with deadlines.

By Mike Jastrzebski Readers of this blog know that I swore if my new book, Weep No More, was not finished by the first of November I was going to put it away and start work on the boat. The … Continue reading

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Goodreads drawing and Bookrooster review update.

By Mike Jastrzebski I posted awhile back about advertising on Goodreads. I had done a $60.00 ad and decided to do another. The problem is it’s impossible to determine how many sales the ads generated. I think they resulted in … Continue reading

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