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The answer to our Barnes & Noble Nook eBook Sales Mystery!

As I mentioned in my last post, there was a very nice surge in sales for The Painted Darkness at Barnes & Noble this summer and I couldn’t figure out why.

Several readers reminded me about the “Customers Who Bought This Also Bought” feature on Barnes & Noble’s website, which I hadn’t thought of for some reason. I’ve seen how well that feature on Amazon’s website can boost sales for a book, but I overlooked it last week when thinking about these B&N sales!

Wendy Casperson then hit a home run and told me on my Facebook wall exactly what books had helped propel sales of The Painted Darkness. Check out which eBook pages on the B&N website were also promoting The Painted Darkness:

A special three-part Odd Thomas eBook series by Dean Koontz!  Not too shabby, eh?

My thanks to Wendy and everyone who pointed me in the right direction!


  1. Frank Errington

    Now THAT was cool 😉

  2. laurenwaters

    Congratulations on the surge. A much nicer mystery to solve than the alternative!

    • Brian James Freeman

      yes! I know from first hand experience that the “hey, where did all of my sales go?” mystery is a lot less fun. 🙂

  3. heykiddego

    Now you need to find out what fan bought both Dean Koontz and your book, and reward them for building that linkage! 🙂

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