Personal Statement : My Project Outcomes

1423 WordsMay 1, 20176 Pages
Generally speaking, my project outcomes were satisfying. I achieved successes but I also encountered some problems and pitfalls. When I published the first part of my book, I managed to sell four books in one day, just by posting a message to my followers on Twitter (See Appendix J). My fear was that my readers were not going to respond well to the launch of my ebook. But it was an unjustified fear. Indeed, I was surprised and happy to see the number of engagement on Twitter. One interesting fact is that just by selling four books in one day, I was the number one in the “Top 100” for free books about music. The next day, my ebook was also number thirteen on the “Top 100” for a most general list : Music, Art and Cinema (See Appendix J).…show more content…
In spite of this, I would rather wait until I obtain a genuine review on my book, even if it might take a lot of time. Indeed, according to Nicolas Kapler, only 0,1% to 0,3% of people will post a review on Amazon about a book (Kapler, 2012). One of the major problem that I encountered was the problem of book sales. I had to sell twenty copies of my book in a short timescale. However, by reading forums and people 's blogs, I realised that selling twenty books might be more difficult that I thought it would be. Indeed, apparently a lot of people are selling one or two books per week, even if the book is at only 0,99 euros (kdp.forum, 2011). But obviously, marketing is playing an extremely important role, and it also depends on the genre of the book. In the light of my colleagues ' experience, I thought that I would never be able to sell the required number of books before the deadline. Consequently, I had to find a solution to boost the sales of my book. I figured out that KDP Select could offer me a solution; indeed, the program is allowing me to give my book for free during five days maximum, over a period of ninety days. The solution that I used in order to promote the book was the following one : I offered my book for free during a period of two days. As a result, I sold nine books in fourty-eight hours. Over the course of this project, I learned and reinforced a good number of skills. Firstly, I was
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