I was watching the author’s information on my Smashwords books, pleased that I was getting a steady stream of people downloading the sample.  After a while I thought I ought to be getting a few more conversions to buying the book.  It’s only $1.50 with the discount code, hardly a major investment. The trouble with Smashwords is that I can’t see the sample for myself. However, with the new ‘sample’ button on the Princelings website (even though it doesn’t display the pictures, please scroll through them), I can… and I could see it stopped just before the real action starts!

So I have now extended the percentage of the sample by just one, so that new samplers can get to the exciting bit!  I don’t think those who have already looked will get the extra even if they come back, since the view in my sample button hasnt changed, so it looks like I have lost some potentially interested customers.  That’s a shame.  However I have learnt that I can use the slider thing on my Kindle to test where my sample should end.  I had worked out how much on word count, but I was obviously a little short.  It’s all a learning curve.  There’s even less of a sample on the Amazon websites – about 15% as opposed to 22% now on Smashwords.

I suppose this helps as the Amazon one gets the action Prologue then some scene setting and plot development.  Perhaps the Smashwords one shows it takes a tad too long to get to the real action.  I’ll have to think about that.

It would be nice to see some more sales coming through now.  Fingers crossed.

One percent more for Pirates cliffhanger
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