My novella, Forget the Alamo, just made it to #60 on Amazon’s Free Horror Fiction List.
Yow! I didn’t see that coming. Anyway, here’s how you do it in two simple steps:
- Make it free
- Find out if there’s a Facebook Zombie Author Giveaway Event and participate in it
That’s as simple as it gets. And I actually came to the event late. I had planned on releasing the book for the event, but ran into delays in getting the cover design done. In the end, it seemed that timing was more important than having the perfect cover design because I listed it for free in the event and before I knew it, copies began flying off Amazon’s virtual shelves.
Of course, you have to write the thing and then edit it and then revise it. And it should be half-way good.
Here’s the sad part. I didn’t even look at my rankings until a friend said I should take a look. Frankly, I was flabbergasted. In the hour since I first checked, the novella’s ranking went from #64 to #60.
Backing up, because I want to give credit where credit is due, the original idea came from my lovely wife while we were traveling in San Antonio. She asked if I would consider writing a story about people trapped in the Alamo by a horde of zombies. I used my two days there and my imagination to take it from there. It started as a short story and just kept growing.
I’m not sure if these “sales” mean anything because I know many will download it because it’s free and may never read it. (My Kindle is chock full of free fiction that I plan to get to...some day.)
If I see any evidence of conversion to reading and reviews, I’ll let you know.