The first week of June ends my stint with Amazon‘s KDP. I had two free days left. I figured I wanted to use them up, so on Monday of this week, I put my fourth day into play. I didn’t do a lot of promoting. I tweeted a couple times and applied to some of the sites that do free posting. This was the first time the promo was picked up by only one of the sites (Kindle on the Cheap – Teens). While I definitely got traffic from them, it wasn’t as great as some of the other sites from past promo days. Beggers can’t be choosers though and I love that they featured me! They’re good folks over there at Kindle on the Cheap.
As far as the day goes, it was pretty much a total bust. I had less than 300 downloads for the day (the past 3 days totaled over 5k downloads) and not a single sale since. Not one! That was surprising and I have to admit, pretty depressing to see.(EDIT: I take it back, I have one sale in the UK! Huzzah! Also, gave away my first book in Spain!)
I don’t plan on attending the pity party long though. While this time around didn’t generate any sales (yet), it did give me the possibility over 250+ more fans. That means more people to look for the next book when it comes out.
Now that my time is winding down, I have to make the decision on whether or not I will re-enroll in the program. Many people seem to be turned off due to what’s been happening over there with their new algorithms and the changes in the program, but one thing that I seem to hear steadily is that the program works best when you have more than one book available for purchase.
Being that Tears of a Clown is due out in a month or so, I want to put that theory to the test. I haven’t decided if I’ll put both books into the program or not, but at least one of them will get another three month stint and we’ll see if it’s true that free days for one boosts sales for the other.
I’ll continue to keep everyone updated on how it goes. Hopefully it will work out in my favor otherwise I’ll have to explore more options because this no sales bit is no fun.