Monday, November 4, 2013

Author Shaming via Goodreads & Amazon--and a GAME with prizes

Should I care where my novel
ranks on Goodreads'
Most Popular Books of February 2014 list,
or the longer
YA NOVELS of 2014?
Should I wonder how many pre-sold copies moves a book from Amazon's millions ranks to the lofty 10,000s? Well, I do.  It's rough getting incessant statistical confirmation of your midlist status.
It's like officially getting NOT ASKED to homecoming in public! As I draft this post, the #1 slot on GR's 2014 roster is Cassie Clare's latest (47k+ votes). My book sits at #164.

Here's a game:  Wanna try to help move my baby up the charts? Click & vote via one of the two BIG links above. I'll Tweet and Facebook stats daily through next Sunday, so other struggling authors out there can get data about this effort. If you start a similar experiment on your site, please leave a comment below so I can stop by and click my gratitude right back to you!

Also: If you PREORDER THE SOUND OF LETTING GO ON AMAZON during this week, send proof (a screenshot of your Amazon preorder confirmation) in the body of an email, along with your address (US/CANADA only) to stasiakehoe (AT) msn (DOT) com and I will mail you a signed postcard and pack of super-pretty TSoLG sticky notes by way of thanks.

AND: If I have at least 15 comments, I will give away a signed copy of my first novel, AUDITION. All commenters will be automatically entered to win. This one IS open to international addresses! (Details: Deadline for entry 12:01 AM Pacific Time on 11 November 2013. Winner (drawn at random) will be announced on the blog by the end of the same day (11/11/13) and must contact me by 12:01 AM Pacific Time on Friday, November 15, 2013 to claim the prize.)

Finally (long post)...a Goodreads giveaway for a signed, annotated Advance Review Copy of THE SOUND OF LETTING GO begins on 11/10.  So, the gifty fun will continue!


Anonymous said...

Stasia, I think this idea is just genius all around. Happy to contribute. Good luck!!

Kai Strand, Author said...

I'm game! I know how it is to want that book to move up the list! I'd love King of Bad to continue up the villainy list :) (

PLUS, Audition is on my to-read list, so I'm really hoping you get at least 15 comments.

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kai & Laurie, and thanks for your support. Heading to GR to vote, Kai :)

Jessica Sun said...

I think this is a great idea, Stasia! I, for one, am VERY excited for TSoLG. :)

holly cupala said...

I wouldn't be lying - I do want to read The Sound of Letting Go! Here's to getting the word out.

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words, Jessica!

mrcoolcm said...

We're all cheering for The Sound of Letting Go!

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by, folks!

Stasia said...

Thanks for stopping by, folks!