Sunday, July 28, 2013

Thanks to all who participated in my promo!

WE NEVER LOST HOPE
I had a great bunch of surprises from my last Free Kindle promotion on Amazon. I gave away a ton of Kindle versions* of We Never Lost Hope: A Holocaust Memoir and Love Story. Thanks so much to everyone who listed me on their websites and who downloaded it and to those that paid full price for my book in the Kindle version after the promotion! 

*There is really only one negative to the Kindle version: that the endnotes (which I am particularly fond of) are a bit difficult to go to from each point that you are at, then back to the text. Here are the numbers from the promo:

Naomi Litvin July 2013

    •  amazon.com     
          • 35,779 free units downloaded 
          • 60 sold after promo
          • 55 borrowed after promo (free for Amazon Prime Members
    • Amazon UK   
          • 151 free units downloaded
          • 3 sold after promo
          • 1 borrowed after promo (free for Amazon Prime Members)
    •  Amazon Germany 
          • 14 free units downloaded
    • Amazon France 
          • 1 free unit downloaded
    • Amazon Spain
          • 4 free units downloaded
    • Amazon Italy
          • 3 free units downloaded    
    • Amazon India (India now has its own category, not put with USA anymore)
          •  24 free units downloaded
    • Amazon Canada
          •  75 free units downloaded
          • 7 sold after promo
    • Amazon Brazil
          • 5 free units downloaded 
 I received some nice letters, too. Here are two of them:

To: naomilitvin@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2013 5:53 PM
Subject: We Never Lost Hope


 Naomi,
I finished your book about your family and I have to say thank you. It was a beautiful read and I enjoyed it tremendously. Tears and laughter throughout the book, I really wish I could have met your mother as she sounds to have been an amazing woman. I was saddened to hear of her death after I found your website.

My family was in Amsterdam during the war and were very active in the underground. I have a ring that has been passed down to me through the generations that family history says made it out of Holland sewn in the hem of my Great Grandmother's coat. I wear it daily, I can only imagine how strong she was and someday I will pass it on to my daughter when the time is right.

Thank you again for sharing these memories. It is imperative that these memories and stories are passed on so no one is forgotten. 

Laurel Edel
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Date: July 26, 2013, 6:34:57 PM PDT
To: naomilitvin@yahoo.com
Subject: Your book
Oh Miss Litvin,

How I struggled to read this most moving account of those horrid times.  My heart breaks
And yet goes out to all who suffered so severely that I cannot even imagine!

I will write more soon, must finish the book - have about 30 pages to go.

Sincerely
Jackie Skolrud

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