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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick. http://www.faysampson.co.uk

Might I Crave a Boon?

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ March 24, 2011

(As Jeeves said to Wooster.)

In plain English, I need your help, dear friends and gentle readers. In our brave new world, AKA The Jungle, of selling books electronically it’s all about getting your book to show up in the searches, especially on Amazon.

With just two clicks you can significantly help boost the sales of a friend’s book. But before I ask you to make those clicks, let me give you the numbers. About a week ago I read a significant article on marketing ebooks (or print as well, for that matter): http://randomizeme.wordpress.com/2010/12/22/avenues-for-self-promotion-for-indie-authors/

I got serious about following those suggestions. At that time my sales ranking for THE SHADOW OF REALITY were in the 65,000 range. After engaging in some serious tagging (as I explain below) my ranking went to the 35,000 range. So I started tagging friends’ books and asking them to do the same for me. My ranking went to 25,000.

Yesterday I got a Google alert that Amazon had put my book on Spring Sale special: http://womensbootssize7forsales.co.cc/coupon-Shadow_of_Reality_Book_One_in_the_Elizabeth_and_Richard_Mystery_Series-B003OYIGFU.html I think the price is about $2.14, although it seems to vary. Like I said, it’s a jungle. But the point is that this morning my rank down to 20,000. Hardly the Top Ten, but a huge improvement. So much so that I want to press on.

Here’s where I crave that boon.

If you would take a minute to click on the links to my books below— and I’ve included links for 3 of my special friends’ books as well— and make those 2 clicks:

See those stars below the title of the book? If you see a like button, click it. If the button doesn’t appear, roll your cursor over the stars.

Then scroll on down below the reviews. You’ll see a list of tags. The quickest thing to do is simply click on Do you agree with these tags? That will check all the tags, making the title of that book show up more quickly when a reader enters one of those terms in a search. Of course, you can select tags individually or even add new ones if you wish, but one click will do it.

There you have it, your good deed done for the day and my undying gratitude. Not bad for 2 clicks.

And here are the links:

Http://www.amazon.com/Reality-Elizabeth-Richard-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003OYIGFU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300977566&sr=1-1

Http://www.amazon.com/A-Very-Private-Grave-ebook/dp/B004NNUTLK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978409&sr=1-2

Http://www.amazon.com/Publish-Perish-Reese-Mystery-ebook/dp/B003WQBIXM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978458&sr=1-1

Http://www.amazon.com/Pride-Predator-Reese-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00452V7CY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978500&sr=1-1

Http://www.amazon.com/Pursuit-Persuasion-Reese-mystery-ebook/dp/B004EPYT9U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978536&sr=1-1

Http://www.amazon.com/Frankies-Letter-ebook/dp/B003ZSIB6E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978586&sr=1-1

Http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Dim-Knight-ebook/dp/B004C43H8C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=A7B2F8DUJ88VZ&s=digital-text&qid=1300978642&sr=1-1

PS Of course, if you want to leave a review while you’re there. . .

Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Very interesting website with such a delectable combination of writers and other writing professionals. A place to stop by often. I did what you asked for Donna, and confirmed your tags. Blessings on you and the work of your hands.
-Christine Lindsay, March 24, 2011

Done! May your numbers plummet :)
-jennymilch, March 24, 2011

Christine and Jenny, thank you, thank you! Blessings to you, too.
-Donna, March 24, 2011

Tags agreed with and stars clicked...good luck and thank you for this information. My books aren't out yet but they will be this year and now I have some favors to ask of my friends. =)
Edge of Your Seat Romance
-Raquel Byrnes, March 25, 2011

Thank you, thank you, Raquel. Let me know when your book is out. I'll be delighted to return the favor.
-Donna, March 25, 2011

Tageed, Liked and even (in the case of The Shadow of Reality) bought! Thank you so much, Donna, for including Frankie's Letter in the tag-a-thon. It's very much appreciated.
-Dolores, March 27, 2011

Oooh, thank you for buying, Dolores! A MIDSUMMER EVE'S NIGHTMARE, the next in the series is just now out. Hope you enjoy it!
-Donna, March 27, 2011

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