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kasimierz

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How do you set a KDP Select book to 'free'?
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 10:56 AM
 
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I've enrolled a book on KDP Select, but don't seem able to set the price to 0.00. I enrolled on KDP Select this morning, and this seems to be instantaneous. I'd assumed therefore that it should be possible (courtesy of the 5 days free promotion clause) to change the price accordingly, but (about six hours later) it still imposes the minimum $0.99 or £0.75 price restriction. Is this a timing issue (and after a certain period I'll be able to choose 0.00) or am I missing something? Any suggestions please?
jtbigtoad

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Re: How do you set a KDP Select book to 'free'?
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 11:59 AM   in response to: kasimierz in response to: kasimierz
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Your KDP Select Free Days are a TEMPORARY thing and are managed by the promotions manager.

Click on your book title in the Bookshelf and the yellow-beige window has a link there to the promotions manager

You click on this and now you can start a new Promotion campaign

Yu have to give the campaign a name and then you pick the start date (NOTE: THE WEEK STARTS WITH MONDAY!) and then the end date.

the campaign cannot span a time before/after your 90 day enrolment begins/ends.

Be sure to SAVE the campaign it will then be listed as an item in the promotions manager list.

Be aware that free books are "Sold" and the Price is ZERO so do not be alarmed when you "Sell" 1000 books and get $0.00 royalty!

at the end of the free days, you price automatically goes back up to the original price setting.

JT

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kasimierz

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Re: How do you set a KDP Select book to 'free'?
Posted: Jun 24, 2012 2:29 PM   in response to: jtbigtoad in response to: jtbigtoad
 
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Thanks very much for a really clear and helpful explanation.
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