Midwife to Destiny, the first book in the Destiny African Romance Series was released on February 21, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. During that time I took the book on blog tours and used social media as a marketing tool. The most important thing I did was to take successful authors’ advice and wrote more books. Now there are three in the series and a fourth one (Destiny Awakened) coming out this year.
An author’s most pressing question is how to get their book in front of the masses so that they can decide if they want to buy it or not. For me that answer came in the form of BookBub.
I was so happy when BookBub approved Midwife to Destiny. Why? Because as book promoters they have an extensive reach. I doubt that there’s anyone who has ever put their book on sale and listed with BookBub not seen a rise in their Amazon ranking.
On August 18th Midwife to Destiny was featured with BookBub as being on sale for 99 cents under African American Interest. It didn’t take long for my Amazon ranking got start heading toward the lower numbers. Can we say excitement? The next day this is what I saw on Amazon:
People chose to buy Midwife to Destiny which, drove it up the ranks. I think that's because my book is:
1. Well edited (Thanks Zee and Decadent Publishing)
2. Has a fabulous cover (Thanks Tibbs Design)
3. Is good (Yes I do say so myself, and so do the 17 people who left reviews – Thanks reviewers)
I am now an Amazon Bestseller.
The best part is that people also bought the other two books in the series, which I also put on sale. And my book Love Undercover, by a different publisher, also felt the effects and rose in rank.
I invested $150 with BookBub. Even though I have no idea how many books I sold, but I’m glad that I did it because they definitely know how to deliver.