I began an experiment with the Amazon KDP Select free promotion program today. I just released my new eBook, How I Sold My Business: A Personal Diary, on Monday of this past week, and when I learned about the KDP Select program, I thought I'd give it a try.
I'm not going to describe the KDP program, you can read all about it on the Amazon website. But I thought I'd share what I've learned while using it.
Here's a quick summary of how I got started:
Once I got the book on the Amazon website and finally decided on a price ($4.99), I chose to participate in the free promotion program this weekend. I followed these steps:
When I woke up this morning at about 10am EST, the free promotion had already begun, and my eBook was #2,600 in the Free Kindle book store, and #17 in the Free Small Business books category. It has bounced around a little during the day, but as I write this blog post at 6pm EST, the book is now #1,673 in the entire Free Kindle book store, and #10 in the Free Small Business category:
The promotion will run again all day tomorrow, and I'm curious to see how high it can go. Of course I'm also curious to see how this affects sales in the long run. Since I ran this promotion right away I don't have any real sales numbers to work with, but I do know that my eBook was about #250,000 in sales in the Kindle store on Friday, so it can't go anywhere but up.