Good Or Bad Idea: Free Promo Through Amazon Kdp Select?

Discussion in 'Indie Writing, Publishing & Marketing Discussion' started by srussell, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. srussell

    srussell New Member

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    Well,

    I just got off a 5 day free promo for my book, Oath of the Brother Blades (which is conveniently linked here: www.amazon.com/dp/B009QUXTFS )

    Anyway, over five days, I gave away 283 books in the states, 30 in the UK, 7 in Germany, and 1 in France.

    Now that it's over, I'm kinda wondering, now what? I'm locked into KDP Select for 3 months, now. I'm wondering if what I did was a good idea or bad. My book did get some exposure, but I'm wondering if it was enough.

    Sam
     
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  2. Jesterhawk

    Jesterhawk New Member

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    Well, for me, I did a promo weekend and got a bunch of downloads and then nothing. So, I don't know if it did me any good.

    JH
     
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  3. sherrijots

    sherrijots New Member

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    I would think it is a great way to build a reader base, especially if you're a new author. I'm still kicking myself for not doing enough research. I found out about KDP Select after I already ePublished elsewhere. :angry: Now I have to build a reader base by trying to climb up a seemingly thousand foot slippery well of "I'm lost among thousands upon thousands of other indie authors".
     
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