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Lila

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can you set the start time for a free promotion?
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 8:20 PM
 
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I see under the Reports, Promotions tab, that there is a Start Time and an End Time for each promotion. But when I signed up to start one, it didn't ask for a Start Time or End Time. Is this the beginning and ending of Amazon's day and therefore non-negotiable? Or am I missing something?
(Sorry if this is in the wrong place--I've searched all through the Help and through the different topics without finding anything. Thanks.)
Donna St Felix

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Re: can you set the start time for a free promotion?
Posted: Oct 10, 2017 9:00 PM   in response to: Lila in response to: Lila
 
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Lila wrote:
I see under the Reports, Promotions tab, that there is a Start Time and an End Time for each promotion. But when I signed up to start one, it didn't ask for a Start Time or End Time. Is this the beginning and ending of Amazon's day and therefore non-negotiable? Or am I missing something?
(Sorry if this is in the wrong place--I've searched all through the Help and through the different topics without finding anything. Thanks.)

The last time I did one there was a drop down arrow area to change the time.
It's been a while though so currently, I don't know.
Notjohn

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Re: can you set the start time for a free promotion?
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 2:48 AM   in response to: Lila in response to: Lila
 
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I think it's midnight Seattle time, but I don't do this stuff, so I don't know for sure. Seattle is 3 hours behind New York, 8 hours behind London, etc.

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writerbn

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Re: can you set the start time for a free promotion?
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 5:06 AM   in response to: Lila in response to: Lila
 
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Lila wrote:
I see under the Reports, Promotions tab, that there is a Start Time and an End Time for each promotion. But when I signed up to start one, it didn't ask for a Start Time or End Time. Is this the beginning and ending of Amazon's day and therefore non-negotiable? Or am I missing something?
(Sorry if this is in the wrong place--I've searched all through the Help and through the different topics without finding anything. Thanks.)
I haven't done a free promotion on KDP in a couple of years, but I seem to recall that you couldn't set the start time. It defaults to 8 AM Pacific time. For Countdown promotions, which are far more useful than free promotions, you can set both the start and end times.
Lila

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Re: can you set the start time for a free promotion?
Posted: Oct 11, 2017 7:43 AM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
 
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thank you!
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