Friday, May 30, 2008

Ebook progress

I've had email from a number of other authors asking me to keep them up to date with the Hal Spacejock ebook experiment. I'm happy to oblige!

After two and a half days the ebook is still being downloaded once every two minutes, on average. The biggest number of referrals have come from John Scalzi's Whatever blog, various buttons around my own site, Stumbleupon, the University of Pennsylvania online books page, Myspace, Fremantle Press, SFSignal and PBW. (Plus a fair number from random google searches.)

Now, the interesting thing is that well over half the downloads were referred by 'OTHER' sources. Maybe two, maybe just one each, but added together they brought more traffic than all the biggies put together.

That's why every blog post about the Hal Spacejock ebook is valuable, no matter how much (or how little) traffic you think it might send my way.

Another interesting stat: Only 1% of all downloads have gone to UK addresses. Australia, with 1/3 the population of the UK, has accounted for over 20% of the total.

Simon Haynes is the author of the Hal Spacejock and Hal Junior series (Amazon / Smashwords / other formats)


WordVixen said...

Have any stats on USA, Canada, random countries in Europe? Or even stable ones...

Simon Haynes said...

Since you asked ... see next post ;-)