Happy Monday, WG2E-Land!
Today, I’m sharing with you the results of my latest D. D. Scott Epublishing Experiment…
Investing in Yourself and Readers via Ebook Gifting
And I’m not just talking about Ereader Giveaways…
Although, that said, I’m about to give away another Kindle Fire too on April 1st! You’ve still got plenty of time to enter here:
I’m talking about…
You can now Ebook Gift on Amazon , B&N Nook, and Smashwords too! So you can literally reach Readers using Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, iPad, and any of the Free Apps for each of these Ereading platforms and/or devices!
What do I mean by Invest in Yourself and Readers via Ebook Gifting?
As y’all know I’m a huge fan of Ereader-Centric sites – like Kindle Nation Daily, ENT (Ereader News Today), Pixel of Ink, Cheap e-Reads, etc. So much so that I started my own…
At The RG2E – The Reader’s Guide to Epublishing, we do things a wee bit differently though…
And Wow is it Working!!!
How is The RG2E different?
Instead of featuring one Ebook of The Day, we feature up to 10 per day, in a variety of genres. PLUS…and here’s the X-Factor…
We’re Ebook Gifting up to 50 Ebooks per day!!!
***Note: Right now, the average is between 10-15 Ebook Gift Copies per day at a cost to me of between $20 and $50 per day, depending on the price of the Ebooks featured on any given day.
All our Readers have to do to “win” an Ebook each day is to tell us in our Comments Section which Ebook they want and for which Ereader, and they just might win it!!!
Let me show you what this has done to my visibility and reader base…
Okay…first…yes, it is costing me around $700 – $1000 per month plus the cost of the Kindle Fire (or whatever Ereader I’m also giving away each month)…BUT…
One sponsorship on Kindle Nation Daily is $275+.
One sponsorship on ENT is what approx $100 right now?
(And for both, you end up waiting months – MONTHS – to be featured!!!)
Last year alone, I spent almost $5,000 in Ereader-Centric Blog Sponsorships. For a one day to three day sales boost each time and boosts that were many months apart.
This year, I’m
Investing in Myself and You – the authors I believe in and luuuvvv – via Ebook Gifting My Books and Yours Too!!!
So that’s the money part of the investment…
Now look at what that’s done for my reader base:
D. D. Scott-ville Blog Followers -
Prior to RG2E (February 2011) = 32 Followers
Six Weeks since RG2E Launch (by March 15th) = 99 Followers
RG2E Followers (Facebook) = 230
RG2E Followers (Twitter) = 192
RG2E Blog Subscribers = 142
RG2E Pageviews = over 12,000 (in 6 weeks)
***Note: My D. D. Scott-ville Blog Pageviews have quadrupled since RG2E’s Launch!!! And my own Facebook and Twitter followings have each increased by between 200 and 300 peeps!!!
What does this mean?
Giving first means you definitely have a better chance at receiving later!!!
I decided to take this one step further with the launch of my latest release…
CARATS & COCONUTS on Amazon
I Ebook Gifted up to 50 Copies during launch week!!!
27 Readers asked for an Ebook Gift Copy and all 27 Readers got one!!!
I ended up Selling over 300 Copies of CARATS & COCONUTS during week one (not counting the 27 I Ebook Gifted)!
My best Launch Week ever!!!
CARATS & COCONUTS ended up being a Top 25 Hot New Release in Humor on Amazon and was chosen as a Featured New Release on B&N (in the sliding scroll on their home page)!!!
Ebook Gifting works on sooo many levels!
You’re treating your readers – both new readers and your fans too.
You’re Paying It Forward to fellow Authors by treating your readers to their books too!
You’re Investing in Yourself and Boosting Your Rankings, Sales, Visibility and Follower Base.
It’s Your Turn, WG2E-Land: How many of you are Ebook Gifting your own books? Are you Ebook Gifting your Fellow Authors’ books? What are your thoughts about my approach?
The Best of Ebook Gifting Wishes — D. D. Scott