It didn't take off that fast at first, until she found this eye-catching graphic and started using some targeted google banner ads.
Now she's had at least 1300 downloads of the book!
Besides the surprise that people were finding and reading her book, Melanie found out some interesting things by a survey she conducted of the people who downloaded Jumble Pie:
96.7% survey respondents were women
35.7% of readers who read all or part of the novel has so far forwarded the file to an average of 4 other readers
What she also found was that many of them women were reading her e-book during the day, at work.
Do you read e-books? Do you read them at work? Would you admit it?
Click here to download Jumble Pie by Melanie Lynne Hauser. Melanie is my guest on this week's Realgoodwords and I asked her about her experiment with e-books.
"I personally don't feel that stingy about my writing. Obviously I want to be paid to write. I have a lot of words in me and a lot of stories in me and I did not have a problem with sharing that book with people because I love Jumble Pie."