Someone Else's Fairytale is now officially a bestseller after it made the top 100 in the Kindle store this morning. The story behind this goes as follows:
Yesterday I noticed a sales spike and wondered what was going on out in the world of reviewers and publicity to cause this.
A fan on Facebook told me my book was in the BookBub daily email, but I probably knew that. I did not know that, and didn't know BookBub. A quick Google showed me that they are a very high powered ad service and I thought it was really cool they'd featured me.
A friend then asked me why I didn't know I was in the daily email. Didn't I remember paying BookBub? It turns out BookBub ads cost quite a bit of money. I thought, wait a minute, I didn't pay them. Who paid them?
An hour or so later, I get an email from BookBub telling me they gave me the slot for free, in the hopes that I would have "a good experience" and buy adspace from them in the future.
Early this morning, UK time, I checked my rankings and saw that Fairytale was 55th in the Kindle store. I think this qualifies as "a good experience". All in all, it's one of the best Christmas presents I've ever received.
So, yes, if you have a book with a good review profile, I daresay BookBub is an ad service you should look into. I know I'll be buying from them in the future!