Friday, August 28, 2015

THE BEAST Reaches 1,000 Readers!

On June 22nd 2015, I published THE BEAST-- my first book. What a ride it has been so far!

I can't say if the book has done well, bad, or average. I can say that it has exceeded my expectations. The book began with a ranking in the millions (Kindle Version) and I have watched it slowly climb the rankings. To clarify, a low number is good for sales ranking. Meaning that #1 is good and every number after that is "less good". The ranking system is like a mountain and every time THE BEAST got its toes into a new foothold, it refused to go back. I remember thinking that it would be amazing if THE BEAST somehow was ranked above 10,000. Now it's average
seller ranking ranges between 7,000 and 10,000. I couldn't be more proud!

It hasn't been all rave reviews and perfection either. I've gotten my share of bad reviews that really did a number on me. But I'm not going to talk about that here. I'm going to cover my experience with bad reviews in another post to come. In this post, I want to talk about one of the great things that has come from publishing this book.

That great thing is that, two months into its publication, my book has found its way into the hands of one thousand people. I am insanely humbled and in awe at the idea of this. I have received several photos from people reading and holding THE BEAST. I've saved each of these photos and do plan to start some kind of WALL OF READERS or something on this blog. We'll see about that later though.

Right now I just want to take this chance to thank all of those people. Those that bought, shared, and reviewed THE BEAST-- Thank you! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you. Because of each one of you, my dreams are coming true. I can't say it enough...so... thank you <3 -Lindsay Mead