Friday, May 25, 2012

KDP Select Day 37

I just put my only KDP Select title, Budget Travel Tips, up for free again, have to use up those days for sure. Talk among the blogosphere is that there are too many books out now for KDP to be a useful marketing tool. At least not the way it was at the start. And I have also read grumblings about strange things happening with sales figures, perhaps it's a glitch, who really knows.

You can read some of the stories and posts here, here and here.

I am stuck for the whole 90 day stretch though. At first I thought, screw it, I'm not going use my remaining free days but then decided against that. By no means am I being flooded with sales, but my sales have been bumped up when I compare them to my prior numbers.* I also put out another eBook which I'm sure helped things along as well.

*Joined KDP Select April 18th and used first free day on April 28th

Before KDP Select my sales for each month including all titles were (numbers do not include Nook sales or amazon free downloads):

November: 2
December: 0
January: 2
February: 2
March: 0
April (before KDP select): 1

After joining KDP on April 18th, sales through the rest of April: 3

May: 15
Minus one return and one purchase from me as a gift to a friend so 13.

And like I said, these are not high numbers, however the fact that so far this month I have sold 13 copies is making me hopeful. Especially when I look at the fact that all together for 6 months I sold a combined total of 10 books.

Obviously I hope this free day will lead to more sales. I posted links to my other available titles at the end of the free book, so we will see and of course I will keep you posted. I would also love it if someone would leave a review, if it's good yay! for me if it isn't then after a good cry (I'm sensitive yall:) I can use it as constructive criticism and work to improve my readers' experience.

Wish me luck as I wish you.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and happy writing!

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