June Totals

JuneTotals

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The upward trend has finally steadied and all I can do now is keep my fingers crossed that this journey isn’t nearing the end. I have a total of six books out but only one series and I know that taking advantage of my current momentum is the only way to keep it going. That’s why the most successful indie authors are putting out something new every six months in order to counter the ebb and flow of their sales. But I’m in school full time and I work full time and every day it gets harder and harder to show up and waste 9 hours of my life when I could be writing. But I have to be patient. I’ve never experienced success like this before and I’m not sure how long it will last. I need to be sure that it’s sustainable before I make any life-changing decisions.

If you’re an indie author who’s already made the decision to write full time how did you finally make that decision? What benchmark or end goal were you aiming for before you finally decided to take the leap? I think the smartest thing to do would be to monitor my progress for the next 6 months (6-8 months being the average amount of time it takes me to complete a novel) and see how much my sales fluctuate and how greatly they’re effected by a new release (specifically TGIB book 4, which I hope to release in spring of 2016). I hate reducing this experience to numbers but I can’t get ahead of myself. I have to be smart. I have to be patient. Very. Very. Patient…

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Help Me Price Match The Girl In Between

There are still a handful of international Amazon retailers that don’t have The Girl In Between listed as free. If you live in one of these territories and want to be able to download the book for free or if you just feel like doing me a huge favor, use the links and instructions below to help me get TGIB price matched!!!

Here are a list of all the retailers where The Girl In Between is currently available for FREE:

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Laekan_Zea_Kemp_The_Girl_In_Between?id=3-8hBQAAQBAJ
Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/the-girl-in-between-the-girl-in-between-series-book-1
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-girl-in-between-laekan-zea-kemp/1120421881?ean=2940046377927
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/479396
Amazon (US): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NQL0LRC/ref=series_rw_dp_sw
Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/Girl-Between-Laekan-Zea-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00NQL0LRC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
Amazon (Italy): http://www.amazon.it/Girl-Between-English-Laekan-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00NQL0LRC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1433626764&sr=8-1&keywords=laekan+zea+kemp
Amazon (Netherlands): http://www.amazon.nl/Girl-Between-English-Laekan-Kemp-ebook/dp/B00NQL0LRC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1433626809&sr=8-4&keywords=laekan+zea+kemp
Amazon (Brazil): http://www.amazon.com.br/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/187-4694143-4369247?__mk_pt_BR=%C3%85M%C3%85%C5%BD%C3%95%C3%91&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=laekan+zea+kemp
Amazon (CA): http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=laekan+zea+kemp

*I’ve pasted the entire links so it’ll be easier to just copy/paste them into the appropriate notification forms*

And here are the Amazon retailers that still show The Girl in Between as being $0.99+ along with screenshots to help you find the “tell us about a lower price” link:

France

France

Spain

Spain

India

India

These Amazon sites don’t seem to have a price-match link, although if you happen to speak any of these languages and see it hiding somewhere else, please let me know:

Germany
Japan
Mexico
Australia

Once you click on the “tell us about a lower price” link, the following form will pop up (It might prompt you to log in first but your Amazon log-in should work in all territories):

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Choose the online/website option and then copy/paste the links above one at a time before typing $0 in the price field and hitting submit.

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These forms are identical in all languages so just paste the same information in the same fields each time.

If you happen to take the time to submit price matching feedback on any of these Amazon sites please leave a comment on this post so I can thank you personally! The success of my books has been a team effort between readers and my fellow indie authors and I couldn’t be more grateful! Thanks in advance to everyone who lends a hand!

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May Adventures

So this happened…

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Sometime around the end of April Amazon finally price-matched The Girl In Between and made it free on Amazon UK. Since then downloads have skyrocketed and sales for the other books in the series have steadily grown. Like…a lot.

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Amazon even put a cute little “Best Seller” flag next to the sequel!

The Girl In Between and The Boy In Her Dreams have both hit number 1 in several categories over the past week, which is the result of over 15,000 downloads and 1,000 copies sold.

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Looking at the rankings for The Boy In Her Dreams, I’ve concluded that you need to sell between 30-50 books a day in order to chart on one of Amazon’s bestsellers’ lists. I had a few days this week where my sales reached 100, which I have to credit for pushing the book into the number one spot on the lists below.

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Yes, that is THE Cassandra Clare stuck at number 4. And do you see who just so happens to be battling me for first under Teen & Young Adult Paranormal & Urban Fantasy in the screenshot below? Yes, that would be THE Veronica Roth. For approximately 24 hours I’ve actually been BEATING her in the Paranormal and Urban Fantasy category!!!!!

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As you can see May has been total insanity. In a good way. In the BEST WAY! Thank you UK readers!!! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!!!! You’ve made my dreams come true. It was just last year that I was barely managing to sell a few copies a month and for the past week I’ve been selling 50+ books each night in my sleep. It’s thrilling and wonderful and magical and I can’t believe this is actually happening. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. Thank you for taking a chance on my books, for devouring them, for loving them, for sharing them with your friends. Thank you for supporting independent art and the daring individuals who choose to make it.

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