Launch Result (so far)
After the book was published on July 13, I did an official book launch on July 21. The initial response has been amazing!
The eBook was announced on Outdoor Vancouver, its newsletter, Twitter, Facebook, a Press Release, etc, and the book shot up all the way to #147 of the top paid Kindle Books on Amazon.ca! (It has since fallen, but as of this writing its still doing well). Not bad considering it was only 47 spots behind Dan Brown’s Inferno!
Thanks to all my friends and family, and everyone who grabbed a copy. I hope I can sustain the sales for the next month or so before the summer weather begins to taper off, but even the sales-to-date have exceeded my expectation for it only being on the market for one week.
Now Available on Smashwords
Other good news.
Smashwords is a popular distributor of eBooks, and Best Hikes near Vancouver is now available the Smashwords website for sampling/ purchase. The book can be purchased directly from Smashwords in a variety of formats from ePub, Mobi, PDF, etc – so you should have no problem download the book on any device (contact me if you do). With Smashwords you can download the file in all the different formats and only need to make the purchase once, which is nice if you like to read on different formats on different devices.
It will be a few weeks yet before you can find the book directly on Apple iBookstore, Kobo, Sony, etc, but those formats are coming soon!