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What a surprise

CollaborationshipPosted by Christian Monö Thu, March 20, 2014 10:25:06

As you know, I published the e-book on Kindle last week and posted the information here on the blog as well as on Facebook, LinkedIn and twitter. My wife and I also informed our family and friends. This was on Saturday morning and an hour later, the first download had been made.

The book was offered for free during the first 4 days and I was hoping that at least a few people would be curious enough to download it.

During our lunch, my wife Cindy and I discussed what would be a reasonable target when counting the number of downloads. We reasoned back and forth until Cindy said “let’s have 30 downloads per day as a goal”. I agreed and kept my fingers crossed.

By 3:30 pm, I had already reached my target. What a relief! Cindy was also impressed and suggested that we would raise our target to 50 downloads a day. While 30 downloads had felt reasonable, 50 didn’t. Maybe the first day but not for 4 days straight. However, I agreed. Goals aren’t meant to be easy.

I wondered how I would get another 50 downloads the following day. So in order to spread the word beyond our friends, I spent about 30 dollars on “boosting” my Facebook post. By the time I went to bed a total of 135 downloads had been made. So, a new goal was set – 100 downloads per day.

During the following days, the downloads just kept going. By evening on the third day, I had nearly 700 downloads and by the last day 822 people around the world had downloaded it. It may be far from a record but it definitely made my day. What a great surprise. To all of you who downloaded the book - thank you so much!

So what’s next? Well, now Cindy and I are discussing how many reviews might come of this. I have no idea what to expect. If I’m lucky, I’ll get about 10 reviews so that will be my goal. Of course, people need to read the book first. Therefore, I have set a goal of 10 reviews within the next 4 weeks. I’m not sure that’s reasonable but it’s what I’ll go for. I’ll keep you posted

Have a great week!

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