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jpf1994

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KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 4:40 AM
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When you choose a day to promote your book free through KDP, where is it posted? How are people finding it? Is it only members of that 'club'?
jtbigtoad

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Posted: May 24, 2012 5:59 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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It is up to YOU to Promote the Free Day(s)!

That is Why you can schedule them in advance!

There are some sites that will send out the news via social media but that is on a happenstance basis.

JT

;)
jpf1994

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 6:17 AM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
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Jtbigtoad-

Thanks for being the only responder But I think you didn't understand the question or I didn't make it clear.

I know it's up to ME. I've done this many times. I have no problems scheduling etc....

I was wondering, on the consumer side, with so many books out there, how on this particular day, the KDP promotion day, amazon customers are finding it. Do the people that belong to KDP (readers) have a home page where there is a link to the products that are being promoted on this day?

That was all I was asking. Do they see something more than any other day? I get a lot of downloads on my free days, thats why I asked.
sketchco

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 7:20 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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ALL Amazon customers can get free promo books for free. Not just Amazon Prime members. That seems to be a common misconception for some reason.

So, the answer is, they (meaning ALL Amazon customers) will find your book the same way they'll find it -- or not -- any other day.

Ergo, it all falls back to YOU to get the word out somehow. Good luck.
jpf1994

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 7:30 AM   in response to: sketchco in response to: sketchco
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I know I am the one being picky right now, but the fact that both of you capitalized YOU like I was looking for something is assuming something I tried to make clear I wasn't looking for.

I'm not having a problem with 'getting the word out' or wondering if someone else could do it for me.

I have thousands of downloads. People ARE finding my book. I was only curious not hopeful.

Sorry ahead of time if I sound cranky, but most responses in here assume some sort of begging or pleading for help from the question.
sketchco

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Posted: May 24, 2012 7:33 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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WOULD HAVE DONE IT IN BOLD OR ITALS, BUT I'M TOO LAZY. NOW IN ALL CAPS SO NO CONFUSION.

YUP, TOO SENSITIVE METHINKS, BUT HEY, YOU'RE YOU. BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR PROMO.
martitalbott

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Posted: May 24, 2012 7:49 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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This is a place where writers help other writers.

They spend valuable time here to help people like you, so it might be wise to appreciate what you get instead of getting angry.

That said, there are sites where readers can sign up to receive a daily list of new free books. I don't know where those sites are, but you might be able to find them in Google. Meanwhile, I don't believe a free select book is available to everyone. I often see them on product pages, but if I want to buy, I have to pay full price because I am not a Prime member.
1001nightspress

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 8:05 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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There isn't any one answer. Some people look at lists of the top 100 free in their favorite categories. Some people subscribe to newsletters like "Pixel of Ink." Some people check sites that list freebies. Some stumble across them by chance. Some pick a category and then have choices listed by price. Some look at also-boughts. Some people check blogs and Twitter and Facebook and so on. No doubt there are other ways too.
jpf1994

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 8:42 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Marti-

I know your trying to be helpful, but I wasn't getting angry nor did I ask for "help' nor did I receive 'help' That was the point I was trying to make.

The question I asked had really nothing to do with me personally, it was how the promos work. The fact that someone (2people) had to put in a little YOU as if I was asking "I can't understand why my books aren't being downloaded" is arrogant.

I always appreciate actual help, when help is given, especially yours.

The first sentence that Sketcho wrote about Amazon customers VS prime members was the only info I needed.

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martitalbott

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Posted: May 24, 2012 8:45 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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Funny how as writers, we often misunderstand each other. I am glad to hear you are not angry, it makes for a much nicer work environment.
jpf1994

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 8:47 AM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Marti-

You are one of the good ones on here. You are knowledgable, patient, instructive and have good form.

Everyone can learn from you.
sketchco

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Posted: May 24, 2012 9:40 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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JUST MAKING A MENTAL KODAK OF youR NAME -- <CLICK> -- DONE!

YES, I'M ARROGANT WITH BAD FORM. JT, HOWEVER, IS ONE OF THE GOODEST OF THE GOOD GUYS HEREABOUTS, ONE OF THE MOST HELPFUL AND MOST TECHNICALLY KNOWLEDGEABLE (AND UBER GENEROUS WITH THAT HELP TO BOOT). PROBABLY NOT IN youR BEST INTEREST TO ALIENATE THE DUDE (ALTHOUGH NOT SURE IF THAT'S EVEN POSSIBLE). OH, SORRY, DIDN'T MEAN TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE I WAS ASSUMING TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT you'RE NOT CAPABLE OF. MY BAD. DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO HAPPEN EVER AGAIN.

AND OH, you'RE WELCOME.
jpf1994

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 10:44 AM   in response to: sketchco in response to: sketchco
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Again with the crap. Angry, yelling, assuming.

I said your first sentence was what I was looking for to begin with.
The fact that it went on from there was up to you.

Wasn't directing arrogance and bad form particularly at you, but that's what you get on here most of the time. You ask a simple question and you get pounced on, this is a good example.

Sorry you were so hurt, don't alienate yourself.
sketchco

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Posted: May 24, 2012 11:04 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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WHOOOSH! ZOOMED RIGHT OVER YA, HUH? HEHE
rjpar

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Re: KDP free promotion days
Posted: May 24, 2012 11:04 AM   in response to: jpf1994 in response to: jpf1994
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It is listed in the Kindle store under its genre in the category(low to high price) They list all the daily free books first since they are the lowest price.
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