seawasp (seawasp) wrote,
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Effects and Non-Effects of Publicity...

Since Boundary was released and started selling, I've seen a few interesting effects:

Sales of Mountain Magic and Digital Knight have gone up. They're not massive bestsellers, but they had dropped off the notable radar some time ago -- dropped into the 500,000 range on Amazon. Now both of them are bouncing around in the 50,000 range. This still doesn't represent MANY sales, but it's a clear effect.

Boundary was "Instapundited" -- apparently the Instapundit blog is pretty heavily read. This did NOT seem to have a notable effect on sales. Of course, the Instapundit was pretty lukewarm in his mention, so that may also have an effect on the effect.

It'd be interesting, if I had any control over it, to select different apparent large venues for publicity and see which of them actually affected sales of books of this sort. And what KIND of mention would be interesting to study, too. I'd be interested to know if it's true, basically, that there's no such thing as bad publicity...
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