Top positive review
This helped me hit the top 10 within 48 hours! 👍🏼🎉
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2017
This book is written to help authors with new releases, but I wanted to tweak the plan to revive my back catalogue since my next book won't be out until later this year. I currently have 3 books on Amazon, all which were *modestly* successful upon release but took a nosedive after their first 30 days.
I chose an oddball to begin my experiment. It was my second book, the dreaded middle-child that never really did as well as my first or third books. It's a sci-fi/comedy/murder mystery that doesn't really fit in anywhere. People who read it seem to like it, but getting them to read it is the real challenge. This felt like the perfect candidate to experiment with, so I used Mr. Brehm's techniques and saw a very *small* bump. That's okay. I wasn't discouraged, and the one thing that really impressed me was it helped me find better categorization for this book. I feel like this little gem found its right place on Amazon's categories.
This is where things got exciting! I went to my first book, a steamy merman thriller which came out 12 months ago. By Amazon's standards, this thing was dead, and thousands upon thousands of other books had been buried on top of it. Who would ever find it again, right?
Within 48 hours of implementing Mr. Brehm's system, it shot to the #10 spot! I was floored. It has hovered back and forth there for the past 4 days, sometimes dropping as low as #20, but always remaining within that range.
You might think this is a failure. It was supposed to be a bestseller, right? Well, I consider it a win. I've never had a top 10 book, and it happened almost overnight. And you want to know the other side effect? People are picking up the other books in my catalogue as well! That means I have 3 books in rotation thanks to this single top 20 book.
TEST 3 - IN THE WORKS
I'm doing my homework and plan to use it to revive my third book, which came out in October. This is something I'm handling with extreme care because this book means the most to me. It's a dark, edgy murder mystery that gets phenomenal reviews from readers, but I think my timing was way off. I released it around Halloween, hoping to capitalize on the theme. What I didn't take into account was how quickly people would shift gears in November and get busy with the holidays. One day, it was popular, the next day, sales dropped to zero. Now that it's January, I was worried I'd missed my mark, but I firmly believe that I can breathe new life into my work using Mr. Brehm's techniques. Even better, I'm looking forward to using this plan when I launch my fourth book.
THIS SYSTEM WORKS!
Whether you have a new book to launch, or a sagging back catalogue, I believe you can improve your sales using these techniques. I believe it because it worked for me.
As others have noted, it would be nice to have a little more elaboration on a couple of the steps, but there is enough to get you on the right path. Also, I appreciated the bonus pep talk at the end of the book.
Great work, Mr. Brehm! Thank you for writing a book that has changed everything about my game plan!