Big sale on the Kindle ebooks in the Tuyo series today until February 2nd.
Tuyo will be free for these five days; Nikoles and Tarashana will be substantially reduced in price; Keruanani will be held at the low price at which I released it.
On Feb 2nd, the free promotion and countdown deals will end. At that point, I’ll go in and reduce prices manually, though at that point nothing will be free.
I’m going to try holding prices down until Feb 15th or so, as I understand this can result in a larger and longer-lasting boost to KU pages read than raising prices after the initial five days. After that, I’ll put prices back up and see how that looks after a month or two.
So … if you’re thinking of recommending this series to friends (and please do!), then today until Feb 2 is the ideal time to make that recommendation.
On a different but related note:
I do get asked sometimes whether I plan to take the Tuyo series wide. I’m sorry, but I have no immediate plans to do that.
From the beginning, this series has been by far my best performing series in KU pages read. On a month in which direct sales and KU reads are as low as they get, the main titles of this series show six and a half times more pages read than the next best non-Tuyo titles. Even Nikoles shows three times more pages read than the next best. On months when I run a sale on Tuyo, and for about two months afterward, sometimes longer, the main series titles do a lot better than that. Even after a promotion of the Black Dog series, those books still don’t approach the Tuyo titles in KU pages read.
At the moment, it seems very plain that my royalties would be instantly crushed if I took this series out of KU.
I will be experimenting with “wide” strategies this year with the Death’s Lady trilogy. If and when it seems to me that it may be realistically possible for “wide” sales to come anywhere close to replacing KU pages read, that’s when I may take the Tuyo series wide.