Friday update 0.2 – 1000 Reader Shelved #NostalgicRain as to-read! And More.

Hello #Rainers (i’m good at subtly introducing new words, ehm..)

The last time I ran a giveaway on the glorious writers hub, Goodreads, it had resulted in 2383 reader requesting the novel (I know I repeated that number a lot.) Anyways, experimenting with this site again, yet with fewer copies this time and for a shorter time ( Five free copies instead of ten, and twenty days instead of a month for the availability of the giveaways on the website).

In two days, 750 reader requested the book. This does not necessarily mean that 300+ reader will request the book everyday, as the “Visibility” of the Giveaway decreases by time, until the last two days (or sometimes three), where the widget shows up on the first page in the Giveaways section. We’ll see how things go in the next few days.

Note: So far, 1000 shelved #NostalgicRain as to-read. Woah. 

Finally, there is now a countdown till launch date on the right sidebar of the website, as well as twitter feed and a search bar. Few tweaks here and there just to make the website better.

See you next Friday. Or the one after that.

Friday update 0.1 – Marketing.

Before I start this week’s update- a huge thank you to all of you great people reading and tweeting about the book. It makes me so happy. For real. Now let’s talk numbers. In the last couple of months I have done several things to market the book, I will talk specifically about my experience with goodreads giveaways. For ten copies of Nostalgic Rain, all countries enabled to enter giveaways, these are the numbers:

-2383 reader requested the book.

-886 reader marked the book as “want-to-read”

-4 readers emailed me directly asking for a free copy.

By the way, I have shipped the ten books to the winners yesterday (3 copies to USA, 2 to Canada, 1 to UK, 1 to Bulgaria, 1 to Tunisia and the last one goes to India).

Second giveaways start 22nd of March! How much will this giveaway add to book? I don’t know, really. Hope it goes well.



Hey, it’s A.S Altabtabai.

I have good news and bad ones. Let’s start with the bad- someone claimed yesterday on goodreads that he was me- author of Nostalgic Rain. Upon sending him a message threatening to report an identity theft, he changed his name. I hope this doesn’t happen anymore.

I’m very happy to tell you that there are more than 2300 request for a free copy on goodreads! I’m also glad to tell you that more than 800 reader marked it as to-read. You guys are awesome. Can’t wait till July.