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Friday, February 10, 2012

Numbers on My Lending Library Free Promotion Campaign

Just to recap:  My debut novel, Good Ole Boys, is in the Kindle exclusive Lending Library for three months (until mid-March).  Maybe I should have done a freebie promo up front, but this Valentine's Day placement works for me and the Good Ole Boys love story.  Plus, I'm living and learning.  Yet, I couldn't be happier to see the numbers in my Amazon Report to date.

So today is Day 1 of five consecutive days of the Good Ole Boys for-free campaign.  I am so excited.  I have no idea if I get part of the Lending Library monies designated for February for these giveaways, but maybe not--they show up as copies sold not as copies lent (once I find out something on this, I'll share it with y'all).  Still, you'd think I was getting paid for all the joy I feel at seeing the tally of my new readers stack up.

Here's my totals as revised at 9:19 a.m. CST on the first of my five days:

1. 131 free downloads in the U.S.
2.   35 free downloads in the U.K.  (I have sold there before so this wasn't my first "sell" in England.)
3.    2 free downloads in Germany--now THIS is the FIRST entry I've made into the German market.  Wahoo!

These numbers change each time I recheck Amazon and I've already had to edit them three times here.  How life-alteringly amazing!

None--yet--show up in France, Spain or Italy.  I'll let y'all know.  I can already see myself in manic refresh mode within Amazon Reports today!  Maybe I'll settle down as I get into Day 2.  No guarantee though.

This is SO much fun . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Denise - Interesting post...i guess I'm having trouble figuring out what the free books are doing for me? I'm not getting any royalties on them, right? Or am I wrong? Kindle's FAQ is a little spare on information. Is the only value in the free promo getting one's work out there or is there some sort of royalty involved that I am missing? Since the FAQ aren't helping, I thought I'd seek out someone who has actually done it:) - Kevin