I have a number game for you today.
(And before I go into this, I want you to know, I am in no way bragging about these numbers. I am just so incredibly thankful for all of you and what you have done for me.)
30 - The number of days since Choose Us has been released.
50 - The number of e-book sales I was hoping for within the first month.
5 - The number of paperbacks I was expecting to be bought (because I knew a few friends who were going to buy).
0 - The number of borrows from Amazon Prime I was expecting.
Now, it's not that I didn't have high expectations for Choose Us. I knew it was a great book - I loved it and had gotten amazing feedback from the lovely ladies who had already read it.
But I'm a newbie. So, I was keeping my predictions/expectations low. I had done enough research to know that your debut novel typically doesn't do amazing.
Back to numbers.
#3,981 - First Amazon Best Sellers Rank I took a screenshot of, because I figured it would be the highest and I was incredibly excited about that.
#1,849 - First time I broke into the 1000s and was FREAKING.OUT!
#963 - When I broke into the hundreds. WHA?!
Okay, I could go on and on with this, because I took a screenshot every time my ranking got higher and higher.
#162 - The HIGHEST Bestseller Rank (Paid in Kindle Store) I hit.
#1 - Bestseller Rank I hit in Women's Fiction > Humor
NUMBER ONE FREAKING BESTSELLER! Um..... what?!?!?!?!
Okay - now... if that wasn't enough to make me pee my pants and scream uncontrollably...(The screaming happened...not the pee)...Here are some numbers that just BLOW.MY.MIND.
1 - Number of days it took to hit that 50 sale goal.
ONE FREAKING DAY.
You are amazing.
100+ - The number of times that 50 goal got hit.
To say I'm surprised/happy/amazed/ecstatic, is a HUGE understatement!
I'll go back to that 50 number. FIFTY. That's what I was hoping to sell. That's what I was going to be super freaking excited if I hit. FIFTY. 5-0.
You have left me speechless.
2 - The number of words I want to say to you.
It's really all I can say. You all are so amazing!
Unbelievable is what I would call these past 30 days.
Unbelievable. Unexpected. Utterly Amazing.
I feel like 'Thank you' just isn't enough for what you've done.
So - how about a giveaway?!
One person will win a signed paperback copy of Choose Us. (U.S. only!!)
BUT, I'm not forgetting about all you awesome folks who don't live in the US.
So, for you, one person will win a $10 Amazon Gift Card. **This contest is for NON-U.S. fans only. Entries from U.S. fans will be deleted. There will be no exceptions.**
Just enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below!
Thank you a million times over!!!!