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Belynda Zigrest

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Why isn't my book not eligible for a count down deal?
Posted: Aug 2, 2017 6:11 PM
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I published my book on June 11, 2017, its enrolled in KDP Select and I haven't changed the price in over a month. I cannot figure out why its still not eligible for a count-down deal. The link "Why" just gives general reasons why, not why mine isn't specifically.

Edited by: Belynda Zigrest on Aug 2, 2017 6:11 PM
cdalebrittain

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Re: Why isn't my book not eligible for a count down deal?
Posted: Aug 2, 2017 7:16 PM   in response to: Belynda Zigrest in response to: Belynda Zigrest
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Did you perhaps have some free-book days? You can have free days or a Countdown but not both in the same 90-day enrollment period.
Dave Casey

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Re: Why isn't my book not eligible for a count down deal?
Posted: Aug 3, 2017 12:04 AM   in response to: Belynda Zigrest in response to: Belynda Zigrest
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Did you use any of the five free days you have available in each 90 day period? If you did, you can't have a count-down deal in the same period. You can do one or the other, but not both.
Belynda Zigrest

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Re: Why isn't my book not eligible for a count down deal?
Posted: Aug 5, 2017 5:09 AM   in response to: Belynda Zigrest in response to: Belynda Zigrest
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Thank you. I sort of suspected this, (and maybe I am just not reading in the correct place) I didn't see where it said one or the other.

Edited by: Belynda Zigrest on Aug 5, 2017 5:09 AM
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Why isn't my book not eligible for a count down deal?
Posted: Aug 5, 2017 3:42 PM   in response to: Belynda Zigrest in response to: Belynda Zigrest
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There are a few other caveats, as well. E.g., I don't think you can do a countdown deal unless your price has been unchanged for at least 30 days. And, IIRC, there are some problems with trying to do either a countdown or free day (or both) if it's too near the Kay Yu renewal date. So I'd suggest a close re-reading of the Kay Yu promotion specs.
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