announced preorder distribution to Apple, Barnes & Noble and Kobo. Today, we see a first-hand example of how preorders can help increase visibility and sales for authors.
Three Smashwords preorders went onsale today at Apple and other retailers. They're topping the charts. At Apple, accumulated preorders credit as sales on the day of release, which can cause titles to spike in the bestseller lists. The higher ranking in the bestseller lists increases visibility which can then lead to greater sales.
As of this writing, JD Nixon's new mystery, Heller's Decision, is at #1 store-wide at the Apple iBooks store in Australia, #1 in Canada, #4 in the US, and #11 in the U.K.
Kristen Ashley's new romance, Rock Chick Revolution, landed today at #3 store-wide in Australia, #2 in Canada, #5 in the US, #20 in the UK
Elizabeth Reyes' new romance, Abel, landed today at #7 store-wide in Australia, and #46 in the UK. In the US, she's charting at #35 in the always-competitive romance category.
Keep an eye on some of these other hot new releases coming out in the weeks ahead, each of which are likely to be chart-toppers as well:
Chanda Hahn's Fable: An Unfortunate Fairy Tale Book 3 (onsale 8/27)
J. S. Scott's The Billionaire’s Salvation (The Billionaire’s Obsession ~ Max) (onsale 9/8)
Quinn Loftis' Sacrifice of Love: Book 7 of the Grey Wolves Series (onsale 9/13)
Learn more about preorders here at the Smashwords Blog.