There are things that I think are vague. The kinds that my brain is blocking instinctively; everything related to math , and statistics (and work in the high-tech world), and huge websites that offer three million books, and millions of readers, and tough competition, and hot categories, and best-sellers. For and where do we start, and how do we even get there, and how do I expose myself, and what, how and how much, why, and again – how?
How lucky I was to have you.
So here I am, a first-time writer, finding myself on the gigantic Amazon, living in the penthouse with the best-selling writers in the world. Swimming safely in some of the hottest, most desirable categories and watching live tens of thousands (!) of readers looking at my book, downloading it and buying it.
Not to mention that now I understand everything (almost).
And it’s all thanks to you.
A big thank you! You are extremely professional and very charming. It is really fun to work with you and of course with Tali and Nave! You are an integral part of my path.
I trusted my book, my prodigy, in the hands of Benny Carmi, and I received an experience.
I approached Amazon warily, in awe. I am the little one, aspiring to deposit my written work in the hands of the giant world of the Internet. Production on Amazon, even if it is intended for laymen, includes Dungeons & Dragons I did not really understand. And this is where Benny Carmi came in, fought the dragon and solved the maze. And here we are – me and my book: #10 among the freebies, #1 in the relevant categories and in the center of 100 recommended by Amazon.
I do not know how much the quality of my book contributed, but I’m sure I would not have gotten closer without my friend Benny Carmi.
Yes, after we both attended the birth of “The Chase” I feel like Benny was a friend my whole life.
Thank you, Benny, and see you on my next book.
Benny, my dear talented friend,
Three months ago we met for coffee in Tel Aviv
The coffee was good and the atmosphere was great.
I told you about my journey with my book “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, YES”.
You loved it, connected with it and I was very happy.
But you also brought up questions and some hassles, and I was even happier.
“My kind of guy,” I thought to myself.
And then we were off. You are e talented, wise, experienced. We will talk about the ponytail on some other time…
A huge thank you for the advices, the dedicated work, thought, and for conducting the campaign for my kindle.
You amazed me with your wisdom and brilliant solutions.
You are absolutely a YES!
Dear Benny Carmi,
I wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for an incredible journey on which you took me and my book “The Eagle’s Secret”.
You showed me a huge innovative ocean of a digital world of literature and moreover, you showed me how you swim in it professionally, naturally and in endless devotion.
The book would not have reached the top of thrillers list on Amazon without the wings you had given it.
There is no doubt that you are the man to follow in this adventurous long journey.
Yours, with gratitude and great appreciation
Carmi cracked the marketing code.
The non restraint passion of any Hebrew writer is to break out. Reach readers around the world. Benny Carmi cracked the marketing code in Amazon. He created a Huge buzz for my book.
We have prepared a campaign for a month and a half. Yesterday was D-day. All my literary life were drained to yesterday. I thought: that would be the ultimate gift. I followed the progress of my book “Family Secrets” as you follow a horse race. That’s Benny’s comparison. The galloping was wild. I was ranked #4 on Amazon out of 2,000,000 eBooks. I got on the walking machine at 1a.m. and unloaded adrenaline for an hour.
The campaign allows downloading books for free for the first 24 hours. People downloaded more than 18,000 copies in five hours. We decided to stop the free download and switch to selling: this is the real test. We were on American time. We pulled an all-nighter.
The book climbed. At eight in the morning Israel time I was ranked #47 on Amazon worldwide sales.
# 1 in historical novels category. Best seller.
#5 in fiction category.
Until the morning hours over 1,500 eBooks were sold, $3.5 each.
In one day I gained 20,000 readers and a lot of good reviews, I saved at least one tree and lots of paper. I saved a literary agent. I saved a publisher I saved a marketer. Benny was all of them.
My dear friend, Benny,
I’m speechless… Thank you from the bottom of my heart. An impressive achievement in promoting my book on Amazon! All thanks to you!!!
I am “flying above myself” – #1 in 6 (!) categories; #12 in the 100 list, who would have thought?!?
You’re the greatest. True professional, charming and sincere. I had the pleasure of knowing and working with you. I am sitting down to write the next best seller…
With thanks and appreciation,