If it’s Free, is it Still a Bestseller?


The Globe started a three-day promotion on Amazon at midnight.  This will probably be the last time as I intend to make it available for the Barnes & Noble Nook soon.  That will make it ineligible for any further free promotions on Amazon.

The results so far?  Impressive:

#1 in Hard-Boiled Mysteries
#5 in Mysteries
#24 in Genre Fiction
#68 in Fiction

That’s right.  Top 100 in fiction on Amazon’s Bestseller(?) List:

The Globe cracks Amazon's Top 100 in Fiction!

How long will this ranking last?  Will it go any higher in the charts?  Who knows?  Who cares?  At least for one brief moment I can say I cracked the top 100 . . . even if it was free.

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4 responses to “If it’s Free, is it Still a Bestseller?

  1. Quite an accomplishment. I’d say let yourself feel good about it. Don’t think about why. Here’s my belief when it comes to writing: if you can get someone to read it when it’s free, hook them, then maybe when it’s not free they’ll need to come back.

  2. David K. Williams

    Of course, you may be building a reader base for the next novel. Does the Globe have a sister ship?

  3. It’s a great feeling to crack the top 100, no matter which one. Congratulations! I hope it translates into sales for you and keeps you up there!

  4. Thanks, everyone. David—it will have.