A Christmas Outing went on to hit well over 2000 downloads throughout the five-day period and, at its peak, it was #26 in the overall Amazon UK charts, #1 in short stories, #1 in gay literary fiction and, over in the US, the book hit #1 in the LGBT short reads chart. In both the UK and the US, this was my most successful book launch yet.
'But the book was free,' I hear you cry. 'You won't have made a penny from the 2000+ downloads.' This is true and at the same time not. Of course, I didn't make any money directly from the promotion, but sales of my other gay literary fiction books - FAG, Pride, Not Just a Boy - have been boosted. How long this will last, I cannot say, but it's hugely rewarding to witness, knowing how much hard work has gone into every book publication.
Thanks must go to Book Hippo, a UK-based newsletter that featured my book and undoubtedly boosted downloads, and to all who shared A Christmas Outing on social media. And of course, to everyone who downloaded the book!
Happy Christmas and thanks for reading!
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