Kevin Brennan Writes About What It's Like
Here’s a fun fact. You know which of my books is the most successful? The answer might surprise you.
The truth is, it’s Our Children Are Not Our Children – my collection of “five tiny tales of our times.”
Why is it so successful? Why are copies flying off the virtual shelves every week? Because it’s frickin’ free, that’s why!
How successful is it? It’s sitting at No.
84 (38!) right now on the Literature & Fiction/Satire list, or, it would be if Amazon showed free books on their lists. I’m not sure why Amazon bothers ranking free books when they can’t be seen on the lists by people who scan for reading ideas there. Just one of the many mysteries surrounding this biz.
But even though hundreds, maybe thousands of people have downloaded Our Children Are Not Our Children, it still has just twelve reviews, and few if any of the downloaders appear to have purchased my other books based on having read the freebie. Because those books cost money. A tiny tiny amount of money.
Anyway. There you have it. I can honestly describe myself as “bestselling author, Kevin Brennan,” if I stretch the meaning of “bestselling” a little bit.
Considering making In No Particular Order free too. What have I got to lose?