Why Give Your Book Away?

…as a free 5-day book promotional offer

  • Increase book visibility
  • Increase book reviews
  • Enables the item to be ranked on the free algorithm listing
  • Offering a free book promotion through KDP Select is powerful, even more powerful than a paid 99¢ per book promotion
  • Free remains the quickest method for a new author to reach success


Where Your Visibility Comes From?

  • The search engine
  • The popularity listing
  • The bestseller listing
  • Hot new releases listing
  • The “also bought” listing
  • Sponsor products relate to your book
  • Blogs
  • Your author website

How to Do A Price Promotion

A price promotion is a directed marketing campaign surrounding a specific book, or books (series) for a short-specified time period, for a specific goal, or goals.

The price should be under $3.99, and should have three main objectives:

  1. Gain new visibility on Amazon = New Readers
  2. Gain new reviews from those readers
  3. Gain new sales

When Promoting Books on KDP Select (AMAZON)

There are two (2) types of promotions offered:

  1. Free promotion for 5-days
  2. Kindle Countdown Deals

Running A Price Promotion Will Provide Visibility

Recommend searching our blogs for Tag: Marketing


  1. Highest visibility comes from “Free”
  2. Next highest visibility is a 99¢ promotional pricing (however with AMAZON, the royalty rate is only 35% at that price)
  3. Next highest visibility while retaining income (70%) is $2.99

Recommended Sites:

Blog Post – How to Price Your eBook To Gain Readers and Maximize Author Earnings.

How Long to Run A Promotion?

  1. 48-72 hours is the most efficient/effective.
  2. Next most effective is the 5-day free promotion with KDP Select.

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Author Michael Stickler Bio

About Michael Stickler

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