Susan Spess Shay

Still playing make believe.

I’m 65! (Not My Age.)


Just picked myself up off the floor.

I don’t believe it! This is so cool. Really, cool!

This morning in the Kindle Free Book Store, MAKE ME HOWL is #65. NUMBER SIXTY FIVE!!! I’m in total shock, and doing a Scooby dance. (I’m not sure I can manage a Snoopy Dance this early in the morning.)


That means out of about  56,844 free books on Kindle I’m #65. WOOHOO!

And I’m #3 in Romantic Comedy. #4 in humor. YAY!

MAKE ME HOWL is a fun book (and apparently I’m not the only one who thinks so.) I can’t take all the credit for it, though. I have a great bunch of critiquers who point out my mistakes, and my editor, Lara Parker, was a great help! (Wow, the things you learn in edits!)

Anyway, wanna see it in ink?? (And so I can remember this miracle.)

Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

If you haven’t picked up your free copy, do it now! You can always buy the “real” book later.





Leave me some bloggy love today? (IOW: please comment): I’ll give you a choice.

#1- Do you think it’s stupid to give my book away or do you think it’ll translate later into higher sales?

If you don’t have an opinion about book sales, answer me this–

#2- Should I print out the Amazon page and frame it? 🙂

Author: Susan Shay

For as long as I can remember, I've loved two things--reading and people--and that led me to become a writer. Many of my stories are set in Small Town Worlds. I'm a wife, mother, sibling and an aunt. I have a deep faith in God, and an exciting life in Christ. Maybe I shouldn't be (after all, he's God!) but I'm constantly amazed at the things He's up to. :)

12 thoughts on “I’m 65! (Not My Age.)

  1. Shucks, I wish I’d gotten your autograph before you became famous. 😦
    Congratulations 🙂

  2. print that sucker off and frame it 🙂

  3. #2 – Print it off, frame it, take a pic of it and post it here or on fb! I already have your autograph from your first book. Congratulations!

  4. Good job mama! I’m so proud and jealous of you! 😀

  5. Hell yes, you should frame it!

    As to the whole should you/shouldn’t you…I’d say do what works for you and screw what everyone else says. Try it. See how it works. If it doesn’t work, let the rest of us know. 🙂

  6. Congratulations! When I read that you were giving it away for awhile my first thought was, (and I have to be honest, right?) I wish I had waited! Then I realized that it was inexpensive anyway, being that I bought the Kindle version. Plus you are my cousin, whom I then thought I knew better than I really do. Although through your blog and FB I feel like I know you better. I digress. I think you should ask other authors who have been in your position what to do. For instance, will you lose your standings if you start charging for it? How about charging $1 for it? John Locke has made a killing doing that. How has it affected the sales of your other books? Congratulations again and best of luck with your writing. I enjoy your blog.

    • Thanks Allene!
      To be truthful, I don’t have a choice in the matter. My publisher is doing this with all the book they contract, and they tell us it’s working great. Supposedly, the more people who read it, they more they’ll talk about it and the better it will sell. (I suppose that only works if it’s a good book.)
      We’ll see what happens in real life.
      BTW: Thanks for the purchase. (I’d love it if you’d do a review on Amazon!)

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