Dweller On The Threshold – Update

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything, but I have a good excuse. I have been working hard on Book 2 of the Threshold Series.

I can’t say much at the moment, after all I don’t want to spoil the surprise. What I can say is that some of your favorite characters will take more of a central role in this next adventure.

I’m so tempted to reveal more but I really can’t, trust me it’ll be better this way.

Look for Dweller on the Threshold around this summer sometime in August most likely.

 

Free Weekend Promotion

For updates please skip to the bottom of the post.

UPDATE: The promotion is now over. I’m glad to report that it was very successful and over 14,000 people downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold.” Once again, the book dominated Amazon’s Free Ranks keeping the #1 spot of several genres including: Fantasy, Horror, Paranormal, Contemporary, Dark Fantasy, Teens and even reaching TOP #16 Overall.

Last time I ran a free weekend promotion almost 10,000 people downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold.”

I would like to beat that record, so I’m having another FREE promotion weekend starting Friday Feb. 1 and ending on Sunday Feb. 03, don’t miss your chance to download my latest novel completely free.

Please share this news on all the social media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, GoodReads.

Also please make sure that your friends and families can also take advantage of this special promotion.

I’ll have several posts throughout the weekend with updates on how the FREE promotion is advancing.

I hope to have lots of screenshot of #1 spots on Amazon Rank List to share with you all.

Last time the book dominated the following ranks for most of the two-day promotion.

  • #1 Fantasy > Paranormal
  • #1 Fantasy > Contemporary
  • #1 Teens
  • #1 Genre Fiction > Horror > Dark Fantasy
  • #2 Fantasy overall most of the day but it did reach #1 for a few hours.
  •  #20 Overall Best Seller

With your help, I’m confident that we can get at least #10 Overall, but let’s aim for the sky and set our target at the highly prized #1 Overall spot.

Don’t forget to check back frequently throughout the weekend for updates. Or better yet click the Subscribe button on the right to receive notification when a new post is made.

I ask that if you enjoy my book please let others know and if it’s not too much to ask, please leave a written review on Amazon.com, Goodreads.com or both. :)

I wish you all the best and happy reading.

-A.A. Volts

Twitter: www.twitter.com/adrianvolts

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheGuardianofThreshold

GoodReads: http://bit.ly/XZP0nL

 

SUNDAY UPDATES

Monday 12:10am (EST) – all good things must come to an end and this free promotion is no exception. It’s time to let other great books shine.

I’m very happy with the results from this weekend promotion. In total so far 12,700 readers downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold” and the book dominated not one, but several #1 spots for most of the weekend.

There are still 5 more hours until it’s officially over. So, if you haven’t downloaded your copy you may still have a chance.

It reached the 16th most downloaded free book on Amazon out of thousands.

The goal of this promotion was to get the book in the hands of new readers in preparation for the release of “I Am Goblin” and “Dweller of the Threshold” both which are coming soon. I will make an official announcement in a separate post later this week.

Throughout the weekend, I came across the support of several good friends on twitter and Facebook. A big thank you to everyone that helped me spread the word about this promotion on twitter. Especially Russell Blake - http://www.twitter.com/BlakebooksDavonna Juroehttp://www.twitter.com/davonnajuroe and Robert Prunedahttp://www.twitter.com/SharkbaitWrites.

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12,763 Downloads – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #4 Teens – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #2 Horror – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #1 Fantasy – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #1 Paranormal – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #1 Contemporary – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #1 Dark Fantasy – Monday 12:10am

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TOP #33 Overall – Monday 12:10am

 

 

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Sunday 4:51pm – things seem to be winding down, the latest tally shows that 11,457 people have downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold.”

It continues to dominate the charts, still ranked at:

  • #1 Fantasy (Overall)
  • #1 Paranormal
  • #1 Contemporary
  • #1 Dark Fantasy
  • #1 Horror
  • #2 Teens
  • #17 Genre Fiction (Overall)
  • #22 Top Overall
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11,457 Downloads – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #22 Overall – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #1 Horror – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #22 Overall – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #2 Teens – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #1 Fantasy Overall – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #1 Paranormal – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #1 Dark Fantasy – Sunday 4:50pm

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TOP #1 Contemporary – Sunday 4:50pm

 

 

SATURDAY UPDATES

Saturday 11:47pm – latest tally shows that 8,900 people downloaded the book. We currently hold strong to following spots:

  • #1 Fantasy
  • #1 Paranormal
  • #1 Contemporary
  • #1 Horror
  • #1 Dark Fantasy
  • #2 Teens

In the race to Top 10, we moved up to TOP #16 Overall. The hope is to reach the TOP #10 Overall before the promotion is over, tomorrow will tell.

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8,816 Downloads

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TOP #2 Teens – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP #1 Horror – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP #1 Paranormal – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP #1 Dark Fantasy – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP #1 Contemporary – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP #1 Fantasy – Saturday 11:45pm

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TOP 16 Overall – Saturday 11:45pm

 

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Saturday 7:40pmJust a quick update. Threshold has finally broken into the TOP #100 overall and is sitting comfortably at Top #32 Overall.

So far 7,480 people have downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold.”

 

Here are the standings:

  • #1 Fantasy (overall)
  • #1 Paranormal
  • #1 Contemporary
  • #1 Dark Fantasy
The Guardian of Threshold Best Seller Rank

Top #32 Overall.

 

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Top #2 Teens – Sat 7:50pm

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TOP #1 Paranormal – Sat 7:50pm

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Top #1 Dark Fantasy – Sat 7:50pm

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TOP #1 Contemporary – Sat 7:50pm

The Guardian of Threshold Best Seller Rank

Top #1 Fantasy (Overall) – Sat 7:50pm

The Guardian of Threshold Best Seller Rank

Top #32 Overall Across all Genres

 

7,480 Downloads

7,480 Downloads

 

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Saturday 1:40pm – My apologies for posting so late in the day. I woke up really late.

I checked Amazon before I did anything else this morning and I was surprised by the numbers.

When I went to bed almost 2,000 people had downloaded my book, this morning I woke and the total was at 3,070 had downloaded it. After I had breakfast I checked again and it said 4,075 downloads. The counter is going up much faster than I can post :)

Here are the standings:

#106 Overall

#5 Teens

#2 Paranormal

#2 Contemporary

#1 Dark Fantasy

TOP #106 Sat 1:35pm

TOP #106 Sat 1:35pm

TOP #106 Sat 1:35pm

TOP #106 Sat 1:35pm

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#5 Teens Sat 1:35pm

#2 Paranormal Sat 1:35pm

#2 Paranormal Sat 1:35pm

#1 Dark Fantasy Sat 1:35pm

#1 Dark Fantasy Sat 1:35pm

#2 Contemporary Sat 1:35pm

#2 Contemporary Sat 1:35pm

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FRIDAY UPDATES

1:27am (EST) So far 1,926 people downloaded the book. We are ranked at #143 Overall.

Here are the standings: #6 Horror, #4 Paranormal, #3 Contemporary, #1 Dark Fantasy, #8 Fantasy (Overall) and #143 Overall

Check out the screenshots below. I think this concludes Day 1. Officially there’s another 1 hour 20 minutes until 3:00am (12PST) but I need some sleep. Hopefully I’ll wake up in the morning and the numbers are off the charts, hey I can dream :)

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TOP #143 – 1:27am

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Top #6 Horror – 1:27am

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Top #4 Paranormal – 1:27am

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Top #1 Dark Fantasy – 1:27am

The Guardian Of Threshold

Top #3 Contemporary – 1:27am (EST Satuday)

 

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8:37pm Overall top #100 here we come. Currently #153 Overall.

8:45pm Top Overall #153

8:45pm Top Overall #153

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6:54pm It’s time for another update. So far 1,285 people have downloaded the book, which I suppose is not too bad for a weekday. Here is where the book stands in the ranks. We are currently #1 Dark Fantasy, #6 Contemporary, #5 Paranormal #13 Teens.

It’s time for some screenshot fun :)

Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy

Paranormal

Paranormal

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Contemporary

 

Teens

Teens

 

I’ll post another update in a couple of hours.

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12:15pm I just checked Amazon, and so far 536 people downloaded “The Guardian of Threshold.” As of this writing it was ranked at #8 Dark Fantasy and #46 Fantasy > Contemporary.

Contemporary Fantasy

Contemporary Fantasy

Dark Fantasy

Dark Fantasy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned throughout the day for more updates.

 

Book Giveaway

Currently, there is a book giveaway going on GoodReads.com.

If you would like to receive a free copy of The Guardian of Threshold, click “Enter to Win” below and good luck.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

The Guardian of Threshold by A.A. Volts

The Guardian of Threshold

by A.A. Volts

Giveaway ends February 13, 2013.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

KDP Sales Tracker

Just a quick post to share a little excel spreadsheet I created so I can track my daily KDP book sales.

Amazon offers a cumulative report, but I wanted to see how my sales were doing day-to-day.

Not sure, if there’s something better out there, if there is please let me know in the comments section below.

                                                   Download: KDP Sales Tracker

 

I’ve included some sample data.

Basically the way it works is that you enter ALL your KDP numbers on the 1st line (no calculations are done on the first line.) Then on day 2 you only need to enter Units Sold and Units Borrowed, and the total sold and borrowed that day is calculated for you.

It’s simplistic but it does the job I need it to do. At least, until I find something better.

 

Book Trailer

 

Please don’t forget to like it and comment.

Download it Free Today Only

You know that awesome book you asked Santa for? Well, he put it up on Amazon for you to go get. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/U66mZ9

Don’t miss out, this is a limited time offer.

FREE BOOKS BEST SELLERS LIST:

The Guardian of Threshold was ranked at the time of this writing:

  • #1 Fantasy > Contemporary
  • #1 Teens
  • #2 Fantasy > Paranormal
  • #2 Fantasy
  • #1 Dark Fantasy
  • #29 on Top 100 Best Sellers Overall

I wish you all a very happy holidays and a fruitful 2013

 

 

 

How to Get Amazon to Remove Kindle Ads Free of Charge

I found how to get Amazon to remove Kindle Ads FREE of charge.

One day I got upset that my Kindle was displaying idiotic ads and I decided to let Amazon know about my displeasure. Here is what I did and what may work for you:

  1. Pull down the ‘Notification Bar’ by swiping your finger down from the top of the screen to the bottom.
  2. Click on ‘More’
  3. Choose ‘Help & Feedback’
  4. Now choose ‘Feedback’
  5. Under ‘Select a Feature’ choose ‘Offers’
  6. Now write a detailed description why you hate the feature. I think I say something like this “Hate it with passion, looks very unprofessional.”
  7. Rate it the lowest you can (1-star) I think.
  8. Wait and pray.

When I did this, it took about a hour until I received an email from customer service stating that they were sorry about my discontent and to make me happy they had deactivated the ads on my Kindle FREE of charge.

Long story short, it was a win-win. I’m happy with my Kindle Fire HD and they get to keep me as a customer.

I’m not sure if it works the same way every time, but it’s worth a shot. With some luck that’s their standard procedure in which case I hope lots of people benefit from it as well.

Well, I just wanted to share this little tip and if you’re looking where to spend the $15 bucks you just saved then buy some books, you can start with my paranormal fantasy novel “The Guardian of Threshold.”

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Happy reading and happy holidays.

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