Amazon is often coming out with new book promotions for authors and publishers who agree to join Kindle SELECT. (If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of enrolling in KINDLE SELECT click HERE.) I chose to go with KDP Select because I thought it offered the best marketing plan options for me. And so far my sales have been great.
Amazon has done a great job helping me promote CACHE a PREDATOR, and now they’ve come out with something new. And exciting. It’s called KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEALS.
“Kindle Countdown Deals is a new KDP Select benefit that allows authors to run limited-time discount promotions on their books, which can help earn more royalties and reach more readers. Customers can see the regular price and the promotional price on the book’s detail page, as well as a countdown clock telling them how much time is left at the promotional price. You’ll also continue to earn your selected royalty rate on each sale during the promotion.”
This is how the COUNTDOWN works. Go to your Kindle Direct Publishing page that looks like this and click on your BOOKSHELF.
Then click on Manage Benefits at your BOOKSHELF. It’s explain all about the COUNTDOWN DEAL and how it works.
TO give you an example, this is how mine will go:
On BLACK Friday at 8:00 am CST, November 29, my book will be offered for $0.99 (75% discount). On Saturday, November 30, my book will be $1.99 (50% off), on December 1, the book will be $2.99 (25% off), and by December 2nd it’ll be back to the original price of $3.99.
Typically my profit is only 35% of anything under $2.99, but when I enroll in this program the profits are larger. Take a look.
Here are the benefits of Kindle Countdown Deals:
1) They’re time-based: Not only does this give you more control to decide how long the book is discounted, but the time remaining for the promotion is visible to customers to increase excitement for the price discount.
I’ll let you know how the promo went and if it boosted my sales. But I’m hopeful and optimistic.
Read what some are saying about the book:
Cache a Predator isn’t a one-dimensional story of one man’s vendetta: it’s also about mystery and suspense wrapped up in the modern art of geocaching (thus the title)…that’s part of the allure of Cache a Predator, which uses this urban game to best advantage in the context of a urban mystery.” Midwest Review, D. Donavon
“I highly recommend this book to any readers who are looking for a new, excellent crime novel that is heartrending and thought-provoking.”
“Weidenbenner weaves a masterful suspense thriller into a heartwarming story of sacrifice and love.”
“This book is like watching Criminal Minds or Law and Order.”
DOES KINDLE COUNTDOWN WORK? What are the results?
It’s almost 24 hours since my sale began. Here are a few screen shots of how effective it’s been. When the sale started, my novel was #88 in the mystery/suspense/thriller and crime category. Right now I’ve sold enough books that CACHE a PREDATOR is at #10 on the bestseller list in the mystery/thriller/crime category.
YES, it works. Thank you AMAZON for offering this cool countdown deal! My novel is getting noticed.
Are you a member of KDP Select? If you’ve done the COUNTDOWN DEALS can you share if you had good results?