Greetings, 3.5 readers.
Yup. Yup. Yup. It’s official. I have achieved my dream of becoming a great humor writer. With the assistance of a Freebooksy promotion, I gave away 2500 free copies of my new novel, Shop Buddy, and the results are as follows:
Hmm. Alas, someone needed to poop on it with a one-star rating, but that’s ok. You can’t please everyone.
The point is, look at those rankings!
#1 in General Humor (FREE) – I have been a humor blogger since 2014 and finally, I have some recognition for my humor chops.
#2 in Teen/Young Adult e-books (FREE) – I didn’t really set out to write a young adult book. The protagonists are 23, a year out of college, unable to find work in their chosen majors so they sling grocery bags for a shopping app. Meh, I guess it counts. It was up to #1 in this category yesterday.
#10 in Mysteries (FREE) – Agatha Christie, eat your heart out!
And #38 out of all the FREE books offered at the moment on Amazon. I made the top 100 here.
Growing up, I was one of those kids who snuck downstairs to watch Saturday Night Live. I quoted lines from In Living Color, The Simpsons and Married with Children on the playground every Monday. And my Mad Magazine collection? Forget about it.
I have had other books get some decent rankings during free book promos, but humor will always hold a special place near and dear to my heart, so this is great.
BTW, it’s not too late to get your FREE copy.
Now I just need to put more work into becoming one of those writers who make it high onto the PAID charts because if I’m being honest, I like money.
SIDENOTE: What’s it about, you ask? Picture it. You work for an online shopping service. One of your customers orders all kinds of weird, dangerous stuff. Rope. Axes. Knives. Chainsaws. Power tools. Do you assume he’s just remodeling his house or do you fear something more sinister is afoot? Grab your free copy today, then use the money you saved to get some extra cheese on your taco.
Oh, and whatever you do, please don’t buy any of the other books I have on Amazon. Writers should never make money at any time. It dilutes the artistic chemistry.