Another eBook Sale?

I know it seems like I've been running book sales every week, but this is the last one for this KDP cycle (I promise!). I saved the best for last; read the whole Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy--every damn book--for $2.99.

If you're interested, I'm running ads for this sale the next three days on Book Barbarian ($45), Fantasy Book Deals ($17), and Booksends ($50). I got rejected by ENT this time, but will try them again next sale. And someday, I'll work up the nerve to submit for a BookBub ad (they are pricey, and very discerning), so I probably shouldn't worry about spending the money when I'm unlikely to get picked anyway.

I try to share the results of my promotional experiences on this blog, but if you ever have a specific question, please let me know, and I'll be happy to try and answer. And if you have good advice to share, please do--I'm always interested in what works for others.

Now, here's a review of The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy:

"When I learned th…

Fantasy Book Sale!

I'm trying something different with my Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP) Countdown deals.  Since I've run my allotted promos for Crimson & Creamand the Oxbow  Kingdom Trilogy compilation eBook this period, I'm using up my KDP deal days for books two and three of the trilogy: Mirrors & Mistand Warlock & Wyrm.

I'm not running any paid promos for these current sales, as I've found it hard to break even with promotions for trilogy books two and three, whereas sale ads for the first book and the entire trilogy have performed better with the paid promos.

For the next few days, both Mirrors & Mistand Warlock & WyrmeBooks are on sale for 99 cents on Amazon. If you enjoyed Crimson & Cream, now's your chance to grab the rest of the trilogy for $1.98. Here's what folks are saying:

"When I learned that Warlock & Wyrm the third installment of the Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy was finished, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. C.M. Skiera has c…

Crimson & Cream Sale

PLEASE NOTE: The 99-cent sale starts on Monday, February 9, 2018. I'm sorry for the mix-up and apologize for the inconvenience.

A quick blast to let you know Crimson & Cream is on sale for 99 cents.  And, as always, every book in The Oxbow Kingdom Trilogy is free to read on Kindle Unlimited. Please spread the word if you get the chance.
I'm running ads with Robin Reads, Booksends, Fantasy Book Deals, and OTOH, books. I'll let you know how each ad performs in my next post.

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Amazon Ads Analysis

Last month I posted a summary of my 2017 eBook sale promotions and this month I'm sharing the results of my 2017 Amazon Marketing Services (AMS) advertising campaigns. I've been advertising my three epic fantasy novels and a compilation eBook on AMS since June 2017.

After some trial-and-error experimenting, I'm currently earning more in combined eBook sales and Kindle Unlimited (KU) revenue than I spend on AMS advertising; however, the Amazon market is dynamic and ever-changing, and your promotional tactics need to be flexible as well. What works today may not work tomorrow, and results will certainly vary by user. I'm quite conservative in my AMS spending, as if you're not careful, it is easy to spend a lot of money while getting no sales.

AMS provides you two choices when setting up your ads: 1) Sponsored Products (or keywords ads) and 2) Product Display Ads (aka focused ads). I've found that the Sponsored Products (aka keywords ads) perform better overall th…