In October of 2012, I released my debut novel Saving Grace via a free Kindle promo on Amazon using KDP Select (for more info on KDP Select and my decision to try it, read To KDP Select or Not to KDP Select). It was the first time I’d used KDP Select, and of course that means I’d never done a free promo before, either. I was not just like a virgin; I was pure as the driven snow.

Five days later, I’d had a 24-hour run as the #1 free download on Amazon with over 33,000 downloads. It went fairly well, to say the least. It exceeded my goals by about 23,000 downloads, in fact, and I shed tears when I broke the top 100. The rest was just the best gravy ever.

I’d like to teach you how to do it, too.

To read the rest of this post (and if you’re an author, you really should), move on over to SkipJack ‘s Indie Publishing Blog and read the 10 Tips to Take Your Book to #1 on a Kindle Promo and Beyond.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all,

Pamelot

p.s. By popular demand, my next “substantive” post will be on writing contests, next week. Stay tuned!

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