By Mark Coker
A couple weeks ago, we announced preorder distribution to Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Today, we see a first-hand example of how preorders can help increase the visibility and sales of authors.
Three Smashwords preorders went onsale today at Apple and other retailers. They’re topping the charts. At Apple, accumulated preorders credit as sales on the day of release, which can cause titles to spike in the bestseller lists, the visibility of which can then lead to greater sales.
As of this writing, JD Nixon’s new mystery, Heller’s Decision, is at #1 store-wide at the Apple iBooks store in Australia, #1 in Canada, #4 in the US, and #11 in the U.K.
Kristen Ashley’s new romance, Rock Chick Revolution, landed today at #3 store-wide in Australia, #2 in Canada, #5 in the US, #20 in the UK
Elizabeth Reyes’ new romance, Abel, landed today at #7 store-wide in Australia, and #46 in the UK. In the US, she’s charting as the #35 in the always-competitive romance category.
Keep an eye on some of these other hot new releases coming out in the weeks ahead, each of which are likely to be chart-toppers as well:
Chanda Hahn’s Fable: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 3 (onsale 8/27)
Quinn Loftis’ Sacrifice of Love: Book 7 of the Grey Wolves Series (onsale 9/13)
J. S. Scott’s The Billionaire’s Salvation (The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Max) (onsale 9/8)
Learn more about preorders here at the Smashwords Blog.