I'm thinking about doing a countdown and wondering if anyone had advice.
Can anyone confirm that only one countdown is permitted per enrollment period? I haven't seen it mentioned in the FAQ. Since it allows a max of 7 days, I'm wondering if those could be split up into two shorter countdowns per period.
Anybody know if it's better over a weekend, or during the week?
Unlike the free promo days, you can only run one Countdown Deal per 90-day enrollment period in KDP Select. So you can only use all 7 days if you use them all at once. I agree, this point is quite unclear; I bet many authors are disappointed when they go to schedule a second promotion in the same period.
Thanks! That's about what I figured but I wanted to be sure. I decided to go for six days. I can always drop the price myself for a few days if I need to.
One thing I do regret is having chose a second increment. My price goes down to 0.99 for five days, and then one day at 1.99 before going back to the regular price of $2.99. I regret that because the window now says, "Price goes up to $1.99 in X days." I think it would have been better if it just said "$2.99 in X days."
I have discovered another problem that people should be warned about: Because my regular price was $2.99, that sets the automatically-adjusted U.K. price below the £1.93 required to use Countdown in the U.K. market. People who have their books priced at $2.99 should be made aware of that. I'll have to watch the price of the pound to see if it could rise enough one of these days.
I may eventually adjust my U.K. price to £1.99.
In any case, I am getting enough sales today to pay for the price change.