This weekend I did a freebie giveaway using the KDP select program for Twilight Tales. It went amazing!
It is still free for a few more hours but I thought I’d give a run down of how it went.
I tried KDP a shortly after I started to publish. I had several books up at the time, but very few reviews, and only managed to get 200 downloads for the entire weekend. No reviews. No extra sales that I know of.
This time I managed to use Author Marketing Club to my advantage
and posted Twilight Tales to every freebie site I could. Well, I at least submitted it. I know at least one of them actually ran it, no idea if others did. Most of them do not tell you whether or not they run your book. I had to go snoop in order to find the one that did. I do not think anyone ran an advert for my book the first time.
This time I gave away more than 1000 books.
The results of all the give always: ranking #1 in two categories. I managed a screen capture of the two. In the third category it ranked as high as #2, but I did not manage to get a screen shot of that.
Only time will tell if this gives me any actual sales to books, or reviews. Right now all I got was a little visibility in a couple sub genre charts. The nicest one I saw was #10 on the Horror page. Very visible for anyone looking for Horror. Did it make a difference? Not sure yet, but I will definitely let you know in a few weeks.
Also, if you’d like to get Twilight Tales it is still free until midnight.