Today was a glorious wild ride. Safe Harbor‘s free day began somewhere in the middle of the night, probably around 3 a.m. ET. When I checked my Amazon.com page a little after 6 a.m., Safe Harbor ranked #21,204 free in the Kindle store. But the day was still young.
By 8:30 a.m., it had moved up to #5,919 free in the store and ranked #83 in the free suspense category. At 10:30, Safe Harbor was #4,349 in the store and #76 in free suspense.
By mid-day, things started heating up. At 12:15, Safe Harbor had jumped to #992 free in the store and to #30 in free suspense. And surprise, surprise — on the British sister site, Amazon.co.uk, Safe Harbor was further ahead at #142 free in the store and #8 in free suspense.
At 2 p.m., Imajin Books publisher Cheryl Tardif reported 4,050 downloads of Safe Harbor. More that 4,000 people out there were reading about Pat Tierney!
At 3 p.m., Safe Harbor was #6 in free suspense and #133 in the free store, but only #8 in suspense on Amazon.co.uk., although ranking #116 free in the British store.
I’m not sure when it happened — I got tied up with other matters — but when I checked Amazon.com at 5:30 p.m., Safe Harbor was #1 in both free suspense and free thrillers, and #23 free in the store.
I’d made it to the top of my categories!
And shortly before 7 p.m., Cheryl reported 7,102 downloads on Amazon.com, and 306 on its British counterpart. More than 7,000 people were meeting Pat Tierney.
It’s now approaching 9 p.m. Safe Harbor is #19 in the Top 100 Free Kindles in the store, and still in the top spots in the suspense and thriller categories. Total downloads at this time: 8,850, plus 342 in Britain.
Still three hours left till midnight, but I’m calling it a day. This wild ride has wiped me out!