A meteor hit the earth yesterday, well I was a shooting star on Amazon yesterday. As some of you know, I had a free download day for Rattlesnake Lawyer, my thirteen year old book on amazon.com. Nearly a thousand people took time out of their busy day to download my book onto their kindle, computer or phone. Inthe amazon universer of millions of products, I made it to #63 with a bullet in my category.
What does this mean?
I'm not sure.
It might mean nothing. This could be the equivalent of a friend giving you a CD of his brother's band, and you never bother to plop the CD and actually listen to it. During the next spring cleaning, the CD is already broken before you throw it in the trash.
Shooting stars inevitably crash and leave a big hole in the ground.
On the other hand, comets look a lot like shooting stars and comets keep coming back. Like Bill Haley, comets rock around the clock. Nearly a thousand people will see the cover of my book when they open their kindle or click on the kindle app building. I've got to believe that a few hundred of them will actually click on the icon, and start reading. Some of them will read through to the end. Hopefully, they will like the book, and be curious to buy other books. Although, I do like a national audience, I do hope that a majority of them are concentrated in my home town. I'm going to be profiled in an article in a few weeks, and that article is going to mention my upcoming book signing.
If you downloaded for free, you might want to meet me in person and buy a book.
The next big test for me is the release of the print version on amazon.com for the new novel, Rattlesnake Wedding on March 19. It will NOT be free.
And we'll find out whether I have already crashed, or whether I go into orbit.