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Paul Ilett

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Free Book Promotion
Posted: Aug 7, 2017 7:30 AM
 
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Hi everyone

I've just completed one of Amazon's five-day free book promotions and almost 3000 copies of my book have been downloaded through this promotion.

Is it possible to see whether these books are being read, in the same way you can monitor how many Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) have been read through Kindle Unlimited downloads.

Many thanks, Paul
writerbn

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Re: Free Book Promotion
Posted: Aug 7, 2017 8:34 AM   in response to: Paul Ilett in response to: Paul Ilett
 
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No, you can only track the pages read if someone borrows the book through Kay Yu, as opposed to clicking the "Buy" link during a free promotion.

The good news is that most free books are never read, so you're not missing much, anyway :)
Ward Rogers

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Re: Free Book Promotion
Posted: Aug 7, 2017 2:19 PM   in response to: Paul Ilett in response to: Paul Ilett
 
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Paul Ilett wrote:
Hi everyone

I've just completed one of Amazon's five-day free book promotions and almost 3000 copies of my book have been downloaded through this promotion.

Is it possible to see whether these books are being read, in the same way you can monitor how many Kindle Edition Normalized Pages (KENP) have been read through Kindle Unlimited downloads.

Many thanks, Paul


No, when you give it away that's the end of it. You'll never know if it's been read, if it's been tossed to the tag-end of an ever-lengthening queue, or if it's been binned. The consensus is that people who download freebies love to get anything free and rarely read it. The only thing you can be absolutely certain of is that anyone who downloaded it will never have to buy it. Hopefully, you have something else they can turn to in the event the book is read and liked?
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