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It would appear that for every thousand applicants only one hundred are taken on.
I was distinctly dubious – how could spending £300 in order to give away thousands of books help my career?
However, I decided to apply and, to my astonishment, Barbara's War, the first in my three book series, was accepted. £267 was a little less than I'd been anticipating, but still a huge amount of money to invest on the off chance of getting noticed in the States.
Over a period of twenty-four hours I had thirty-two thousand downloads in America, five thousand in the UK and three thousand elsewhere in the world.
The book went to number one on the free book chart on Amazon in America. I couldn't believe it.
What was even more gratifying was that I sold enough copies of the other two books in the series, also in America, to pay for the promotion.
I also got forty new subscribers to my e-list and I'm hoping that there will be more reviews forthcoming as well.
I'm definitely a believer in the efficacy of Bookbub. I shall apply to have another of my World War II books put into the system in a couple of months time.
Fenella J Miller