Today is the first day of Luke's Tale KDP promo!
Click the picture to get your download!
And while I love Amazon and the Indie tools they provide, I can't help but feel that this type of promo is getting more difficult for new authors to use successfully.
In January, I was still confident in the KDP Select program. I still felt it was a good deal being exclusive and having a promotion to plan.
I believe the KDP program still works, but for relatively known authors.
Somewhere between January and now, the KDP Select program seems to have shifted to give better known authors a chance to gain more readers.
When I signed on, KDP Select still gave new authors the edge to get known. But here's what I've noticed.
~ I can't find the FREE eBooks section on Amazon even when I search.
~ Free ebook lists have cut down on the number of free books they'll feature.
~ There are tons of books going free and uploaded to Amazon every day.
~ There are more books that are free than one can read in a lifetime.
~ Free seekers aren't necessarily your market.
~ It takes about 20,000 downloads to make a bump in sales. (And that's not easy anymore.)
I know you're thinking I'm getting down on KDP Select, but what I'm saying is, this type of promo has changed.
I see free as a viable marketing promotion because I know it works. It's how I got hooked on Sylvia Day, Michelle West and a few others. But, the free thing needs to be done wisely.
I'm still in. I'm still experimenting and I'm still waiting to see what this promo retrieves. I'll find out! For now, click on the picture and get your copy!
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