Life is good.
I planned a two-day promo to give away 20,000 free ebook copies of Abandoned Ship (click here for your free copy), but with still more than five hours left in the first day, I’ve already given away 16,487 books and Abandoned Ship is the #5 bestselling free ebook in the whole Kindle Store.
So I just want to say thank you to everyone who has downloaded so far, and I’ll keep you up to date on what happens tomorrow!
UPDATE (MID-WEDNESDAY): The current total, at 1:15pm EST, is 21,122. We finished off yesterday with 18,448 downloads and then when I woke up this morning at 8am, we were up to 19,773. So far today, there have been about 260 downloads per hour.
In fact, there have been almost exactly 260 downloads during each hour, so the download volume has decreased significantly from yesterday’s average (1600 per hour between 10am and 7pm) but is still holding steady. With no advertisements running today, I’m crediting the book’s #5 position on Amazon’s free book charts for bringing in the vast majority of today’s downloads.
I’m a little surprised that Amazon’s charts haven’t been updated at all since last night, about 16 hours ago. But I’m not arguing. Right now, I’m pretty sure my rank will drop as soon as the charts update.
UPDATE (THURSDAY MORNING): The giveaway is over with a grand total of 25,308 downloads, and I couldn’t be happier. Thanks everybody!