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Angel Juri

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Back to Free Book Promotion
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 8:55 AM
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I used to publish my books using this promotion but once I made a mistake and I set Kindle Countdown Deal. The point is, every time I want to put some days using Free Book Promotion I see this message "This book is currently ineligible for a Free Book Deal > If your Kindle Countdown Deal is still more than 24 hours away from starting, you can cancel it if you prefer to run a Free Book Promotion, or wait until the next KDP Select enrollment period"

I got only one day of Countdown deal, but I can't choose my free book promotion days, there is no place to cancel my countdown, do you know any chance to do it? I thought to unpublished my book and publish it again, but maybe there is another solution.

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Edited by: Angel Juri on Sep 16, 2017 8:55 AM
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Re: Back to Free Book Promotion
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 9:15 AM   in response to: Angel Juri in response to: Angel Juri
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Angel Juri wrote:
I got only one day of Countdown deal, but I can't choose my free book promotion days, there is no place to cancel my countdown, do you know any chance to do it? I thought to unpublished my book and publish it again, but maybe there is another solution.
Even if you ran just one day of a Countdown, you've used up the promotional part of Select for your 90-day term. Wait until the next term to do another promotion; there is no other option.

Why are you so eager to give your book away for free? You do know that most free books are never read, right?
Ward Rogers

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Re: Back to Free Book Promotion
Posted: Sep 16, 2017 12:16 PM   in response to: Angel Juri in response to: Angel Juri
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Angel Juri wrote:
I used to publish my books using this promotion but once I made a mistake and I set Kindle Countdown Deal. The point is, every time I want to put some days using Free Book Promotion I see this message "This book is currently ineligible for a Free Book Deal > If your Kindle Countdown Deal is still more than 24 hours away from starting, you can cancel it if you prefer to run a Free Book Promotion, or wait until the next KDP Select enrollment period"
If you've already held your countdown or are less than twenty-four hours away, then you'll just have to wait. Check your re-enrollment date and plan accordingly. The rules regarding countdown vs freebie are plainly stated in the Select TOS.

I got only one day of Countdown deal, but I can't choose my free book promotion days, there is no place to cancel my countdown, do you know any chance to do it? I thought to unpublished my book and publish it again, but maybe there is another solution.
Unpublishing does not release you from your contract. While setting up an entirely new book with a new AISN might put you on a new schedule, it also might put your account in jeopardy -- after the bots decide you have not plagiarized a previously published book, KDP might decide you are trying to evade your contract. They can be cruel and unsympathetic masters at times. You made a mistake; you should live with it, and learn from it.

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Edited by: Angel Juri on Sep 16, 2017 8:55 AM

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