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Announcement: Introducing Kindle Countdown Deals

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Announcement: Introducing Kindle Countdown Deals
Posted By: kdpadmin
Created in: System: Global Announcement
Posted: Oct 31, 2013 8:48 AM
We are excited to introduce our newest KDP Select benefit – Kindle Countdown Deals. This is a new book promotion tool that lets you provide readers with time-bound promotional discounts for your Kindle books, available on and Here are some of the benefits of Kindle Countdown Deals:

• Set time-bound promotions – You control how long your book is discounted. The time remaining for your promotion will be visible for customers to help generate excitement for the price discount.
• Customers get a great deal – Your customers will see the great deal they’re getting with the regular price included on the book’s detail page, right beside the promotional price.
• Retain a 70% royalty rate – You will earn royalties based on your regular royalty rate and the promotional price. As a result, if you are using the 70% royalty option, you’ll earn 70% even if the price is below $2.99.
• Increase discoverability – Customers can easily browse live Kindle Countdown Deals at – a great way for you and your books to get discovered.
• Monitor performance in real-time – A new KDP report displays sales and royalties at each price discount side-by-side with pre-promotion performance, so you can compare results.

Visit your Bookshelf to enroll your titles in KDP Select, and click on “Manage Benefits” to get started.

Best regards,
The Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Questions? Learn more at Kindle Countdown Deals FAQ