Autumn Birt Shares Her Results From 30 Days Of FREE Book Promotion

Some interesting info here, not the least of which is a link to My Book Cave. Thanks for sharing this, Nicholas!

Nicholas C. Rossis

My author friend Autumn Birt recently shared her results with promoting a free book on various smaller promo site. Specifically, she wanted to test her hypothesis that by submitting two different free books (one fantasy and one thriller) on several free advertising sitesevery day for 30 days, by the end of the period she would see a greater number of downloads compared to the previous 30 day period, when she was doing no promo whatsoever.

So, what happened?

Amazingly enough, the hypothesis was proven wrong! When she compared the two months, there was little improvement:

Autumn Birt Promo Results | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image by Autumn Birt

In fact, as she points out, if you look at total downloads from the control month versus the 30 days of free promo… well, can you tell which bar is for which month?

Autumn Birt Promo Results | From the blog of Nicholas C. Rossis, author of science fiction, the Pearseus epic fantasy series and children's books Image by Autumn Birt

What went wrong?

I have to admit, her findings took me aback. There…

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