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…Master of all the good stuff like what he writes… Andrew Peters spills the gen on his recent foray into Amazon promos…

Master Andrew Peters, keeper of Iberian cats, player of left-handed guitars (even Master P. McCartney never had a pink six-stringer), successful literary pensperson and purloiner of yer pocket money in exchange for his smashin’ crime fiction like what he writes… recently delved into the Amazon promo maze… here he shares the results of that odyssey… and darn interesting reading it makes… Master Gallacher, here, has been banging on recently about the efficacy (‘worth, Mabel, worth’) of the KINDLE UNLIMITED program… it would appear that it also WURKED for the Welsh Mickey Spillane… viz:

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ANDREW PETERS
I have 10 books and 3 shorts on Amazon and 11 of them were free over a total period of 15 days. I only used FB to publicise it and spent £24 on “boosts” from my page. I have about 20% of the FB friends I had in my writing days, I lost a lot when I left FB for a year for this and that. I got approx 4000 free downloads, 50/50 UK/USA (a handful elsewhwere) Almost all the UK ones (1600) were
1THE BARRY ISLAND MURDERS…though only 70 in the US where 3SUBTRACTION, THE BLUES DETECTIVE & A SHOT FOR THE BLUES DETECTIVE got about 400 each. I actually sold 67 Kindle books and 6 paperbacks (normal per month is 3-4 and maybe 1) 56/all 6 of them in the UK. 26 of the downloadss and all the paperbacks were 2THE BARRY ISLAND etc…and only 3 sales of the 2 books which were never free…though perhaps that may improve as they were sequels. 4The new thing for me was the Kindle Library thing, where over 8000 pages were read, almost all in in UK, almost all The Barry etc. Since it’s 170 “pages” long that translates to around 47 extra “books” It wasn’t intended as a sales boost…just a giveaway of stuff that was doing nothing…but perhaps the figures are interesting…I appreciate that most people are not in a position to give away so much redundant product…but someone with greater “reach” might do even better.
…fascinating results, that man, Andrew... more power to your quill…
…see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!
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…when yeez are an Author, ‘being left on the shelf’ ain’t such a bad thing… #TBSU…

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…an unexpected wee surprise appeared today on my Facebook wall… courtesy of great pal, Mac Paco, currently resident among the citizenry of the beautiful metropolis that is Barcelona… the picture above, for those of yeez of a more perceptive mind, shows dual-lingo titles on his bookshelf… the remarkable Author, Master Stephen Leather’s tomes grace pride of place in Spanish and English… my good mate, Author, Master Andrew Peters, also lives in the Espagnol sector of the Iberian Peninsula, and a trio of Andrew’s superb writings nudge neatly alongside those of Master Leather…and…and…and… oh, joy of joys!…two of my own wee babies, book-end one edge of the collection… there’s a certain buzz that only yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land will comprehend when yeez see yer WURK sitting in sumb’dy else’s library… it’s all very well driving sales graphs and Amazon Author’s Pages ad inforeverum through the eBook channels, but NUTHIN’s quite like seeing the physical article holding its own reserved literary parking slot… rubbing printed shoulders with two of my favourite quill-scrapers in Messrs Leather and Peters is extraordinary… growing up as a lad, the phrase, ‘being left on the shelf’ held all sorts of non-inclusion connotations… that p’raps stuff had kinda passed yeez by… well, if ‘being left on the shelf’ continues to see my masterpieces adorn the bookcases of the likes of Mac Paco, with his impeccable taste (as witness these fine scribblers up there too), then I’m happy to part of that… thanks, Mac… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

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