When I first signed up for the Amazon.com
Bestseller Campaign course, I created a list of
affirmations for myself. I knew that this course
would take months of dedication and hours of
concentrated work. Many people said that it was
very difficult to reach the #1 position, and that
even so, why spend so much money on a course
that would probably only lead to a few hundred
sales, at best? But I kept affirming to myself,
"I am a #1 Amazon.com bestselling author!"
So, I kept on collecting bonus gifts, and
reaching out to JV partners... month after month,
personalizing each and every note, keeping in
touch with everyone regularly to make sure that I
established a good relationship with them, and
hopefully ensure that they would come through
with their promise of mailing for me on that day
- as the secret to an Amazon.com bestseller
campaign is to get a bunch of people to buy your
book on a certain day, by offering them an
incentive such as free bonus gifts.
Finally, the big day came ... and the server
crashed! I had 101 partners mailing out to their
lists, over a million eyeballs - and the link
didn't work! I was devistated! But due to the
dedication and help of a team of amazing
technical support people, I was able to move the
campaign over to another server, and by 2:30pm ET
the campaign was back up and running. I kept
saying my affirmations.
I reached #15 that day, in the Family
Relationships category. It was a slight
disappointment, because the folks teaching the
class almost guaranteed a top 10 spot. I chalked
it up to the server crash. But I kept affirming.
The next month, I heard back from Dr. Laura that
she had chose the Daughter-in-Law Rules to
feature on her show as book of the week! I was
overwhelmed when the book catapulted up to #5!
But I had my goals - I know I’m stubborn, but I
still believed that I could make it to the #1
spot! So I kept saying my affirmations, over and
over: "I am a #1 Amazon.com bestselling author!"
I was poking around Amazon one day, and realized
that there was a catagory under Home and Garden,
called Wedding Showers. I checked it out and it
seemed as if the competition wasn't as steep
there, and even more appropriate for my book!
So I wrote to Amazon, and had The DIL Rules
switched from Family Relationships to Wedding
I kept writing to bloggers, asking them if they
would be so kind to post about the DIL Rules. I
kept the affirmation going.
This Monday, November 3rd, the DIL Rules hit #1
in Wedding Showers on Amazon.com! I did a little
victory dance all day long! This was a year-long
process, and although I could have given up or
quit, I kept on affirming.
NEVER give up on your dreams! Keep
saying those affirmations and YOU WILL SUCCEED!