Safe Harbor sailed out of the free zone last night. This morning I found that it had more than 30,000 downloads over the three days: 27,260 in the United States, 2,874 in Britain, 52 in Germany, 10 in France, four each in Italy and Spain.
That means 30,204 people are reading about Pat Tierney!
Then I checked sales ranks. With the KDP Select promo over, Safe Harbor was no longer in the Kindle free store where it had ranked #1 in Suspense for the better part of the three days and, at one point, #7 in the Top 100 free Kindle books in the store. At 8:30 a.m., it had moved back to obscurity in the “paid” book store with a sales rank of #283,274 on Amazon.com and #4,055 on Amazon.co.uk.
But when I checked a little past noon, there was a sharp decrease in the sales rankings. (As in golf and the best-seller charts, you want to be moving up from a larger number to a smaller one; the smaller the number, the better the ranking.) Safe Harbor had risen to 74,094 on Amazon.com and to 537 on Amazon.co.uk. People were buying it and it was no longer free!
At 6 p.m., I checked again. The sales rankings had rocketed to 9,738 on Amazon.com and to 500 on Amazon.co.uk. The sales machine seems to be moving into gear.
I’ll see what tomorrow brings.