No.1 Best Seller!!!!

I might not get another chance to post something like this so I’m making the most of it. I am officially a No.1 best seller!

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

116 thoughts on “No.1 Best Seller!!!!”

      1. The first line of the Frisian national hymn goes ‘Frysk bloed tsjoch op’ which translates as ‘Frisian blood, get a move on’.

  1. What??? Wow! Fantastic! Not before time, either! Well done, Jane, I’m so pleased for you. You’ve worked hard for this, it’s totally deserved. Congrats! Having a little glass of bubbly stuff on your behalf tonight! Hehe…

    1. Husband asked me, how come??? and I had to say, because the publisher bought an ad. If you don’t pay, nobody knows you’re there. It takes some of the gloss off it, but I’m still thrilled to fecking bits!

      1. I think there’s nothing at all wrong with that. I think good paid ads are the ONLY promos which actually work. All the biggest movies and books and shows and every other successful product you can think of do it. They dont do it for fun. They do it cos it gets results. So be proud! Cos its bloody good writing, that’s what it is! Enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜™

      2. Interesting… someone literally just liked my review of Abomination on Good Reads as I was writing that last comment!

      3. Hehehe! Or even better, someone who goes and buys it and writes a review of their own. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      4. Wow that’s great news! You must be so delighted! I would be. This is exactly what we hope for. If people are buying sequels then you know you’ve written a good story!

      5. Trust you to say that! Just remember that most people are quite stingy when it comes to buying books, and want them all for free. Remember how we used to moan that people weren’t prepared to spend 2 euros on a book but they’d happily splash the cash on a cappuccino? Obviously, that has changed. Yipppeeeeee! And about time.

  2. Congratulations, Jane! Bookbub does such wonders and I hope the sell-through is phenomenal! Don’t forget to screencap your orange ribbon!

  3. Woo hoo! Three cheers for effective ad placement — now your book is getting the attention it deserves! Wow, that is really exciting. I am so happy for you!

    1. Thanks Joy! Its what I’ve been saying for ages. You need to spend money to be noticed. It’s awful because it means that great books sink without trace unless they are advertised. I’m really pleased my publisher decided to invest in this feature.

      1. It’s a great feeling but tempered by the deep suspicion that about 99% of the result is because the publisher paid for a good advertising feature. I know that’s how it works today, but let’s say, I’m not letting success got to my head ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Think of it this way – even if it was in part because of good advertising, tht’s absolutely what all good products need to come to the attention of the public. Just because it’s been advertised doesn’t devalue the quality of the book.

    1. It’s mad, isn’t it? The difference between me and Suzanne Collins though is that she will keep her place in the rankings long after I have slipped right back again.

  4. OMG! Congratulations! Well deserved my friend! โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

      1. I’m astonished to be honest. At first I just said to myself, it’s the bookbub promotion, it always gives book sales a huge boost. Then I thought, but every day there are dozens of books get a bookbub feature. They don’t all go to the number one slot, do they? So yes, I am super pleased!

      2. I looked into it once because a friend had been accepted for a feature (as well as being expensive they’re picky!). Hers was to publicise a free promotion and it cost hundreds of dollars, can’t remember how many. She got it all back though, with interest, on the sales spike it generated in her other books.

      1. I’m so pleased for you and sorry it took me a while to see this, I don’t know how that happens and it’s annoying as I would have loved to be the best to blow up the balloons which you richly deserve. I believe in you, and am very, very glad for you my talented friend xoxo

      2. You know, I found that I had downloaded a copy of Gone to Earth ages ago but it hasn’t ever got to my kindle. I noticed that the last books I downloaded, friends’ books on free promotion, never arrived though amazon swears blind they sent them. There’s some connection not working.

    1. Some. Not loads, but we were starting from zero, so I’m pleased just to get the ball rolling. People were buying both sequels too, not just the second one, which is a sign maybe that they liked the sound of the series.

      1. I hope so! Btw, the NetGalley thing has got lots of reviews posted on Goodreads. Most of them didn’t like it but I suppose any publicity is better than none. Most of the complaints seem silly to me, like not enough sweet romance (it’s the end of the world, for feck’s sake!) and not liking some of the characters. It’s all good anyway.

      2. YA is full of romance at the mo, its a big trope, but these things are always cyclical i think its because contemporary YA is so big atm. Interesting that it didn’t produce Amazon reviews tho…

      1. I’m so pleased for you. I saw you mention in the comments that you had a Bookbub promotion – seems to have gone really well (understatement of the week, I suppose!) ๐Ÿ™‚

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