First, for your Kindle, here are a few free religious books, including two that were free earlier –
- More Stories Behind the Best-Loved Songs of Christmas by Ace Collins. Price: $0. Genre: Christian, Christmas, Family Relationships. Rated 5 stars on 5 reviews.
- What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? by Richard D. Philips. Price: $0. Genre: Christian, Theology, Soteriology. Rated 4.5 stars on 8 reviews.
- A Horse to Love by Marsha Huber. Price: $0. Genre: Christian, Horses, Horsemanship. Rated 5 stars on 1 review. This was free earlier on November 30th.
- Sophie’s Secret by Nancy Rue. Price: $0. Genre: Christian, Children’s Books, . Rated 4 stars on 4 reviews. This has been free twice earlier, including on September 1st.
Wonder when we’ll get free books in other genres. It’s already afternoon.
Quick thoughts on Kindle Store Sales Rankings
The Top 100 Bestsellers list represents the eBook marketing opportunity of the Century. Here are some quick thoughts –
- Getting into the Top 20 will quite often get you a place in the Top 10. Provided your book or app is good.
- The top 10 spots are the key prize. Get into the top 10, and unless your book is bad, you’ll see a long, profitable stay in the Top 100
- Preorders are almost always guaranteed to jump to the top of the charts – it’s because all preorders are counted as Sales on Release Day.
- If a book goes into the Top 100, is good, and priced low – It usually gets ‘stuck’ in the Top 100 for a very long time.
- If there were one thing indie authors should concentrate on – It’s getting into the Top 100. Main Top 100 List is best – A particular category’s top 100 list is a reasonable compromise.
There are only two sets of clues for the actual number of sales needed to get into the top 100 –
- Numbers of ebook sales of Decision Points, Freedom, and other bestsellers. These are 3 bestsellers whose ebook sales numbers are known.
- What various indie authors have written throughout the Internet. They often give details such as – Sold 53 books in a day, and hit sales rank #251.
It’s interesting how everything revolves around the Top 100 List. It’d be interesting to know whether Amazon’s ‘featured books’ see as much of a jump in sales, as books that hit the Top 100, and those that hit the Top 20.