The 8-Hour Challenge follow-up: Smoke and Fears
Even before Konrath’s post went live, however, Smoke and Fears somehow started climbing the chart, and it’s reached #13 on Amazon’s Free Historical Fantasy list. Which is pretty cool, even if temporary.
Two alert readers pointed out where Marsden’s name had not been updated (see original post addendum where I talked about replacing his name to avoid conflict with another popular gaslight domestic), but that should be fixed now. That’s the risk of trying to pull off something like the 8-Hour Challenge! but honestly I’m glad I did it. It was a fun adventure and even a little educational.
And, either due to Amazon’s author algorithm boost or readers clicking on to purchase another title, Kitsune-Tsuki experienced a 20%+ jump in sales, too, to land also at #13 in Fantasy: Asian Myths and Legends. (Though to be fair, I didn’t know there even was such a category. It’s easier to be a top seller with such niche reports!)
Thanks to J. A. Konrath for the challenge!
Smoke and Fears peaked at #8 on the Free Historical Fantasy list before the free promotional pricing ended and the title had to start earning rank again from scratch at regular price. Yeah, I’m happy with that!