So…I’ve been on the fence about the whole Kindle Select program. I’m not exactly crazy about the exclusivity aspect. Currently I have my novel Bumped available on all platforms. I’ve found that the most sales come from Nook, then Kindle and a few here and there from iTunes. Not sure why, but that’s my breakdown. I rarely get sales from Smashwords. I received plenty of downloads from their Free eBook week promotion but it didn’t translate to any sales after the promotion was over. I’ve noticed giving away books doesn’t seem to work as well for single title books as opposed to books in a series. I experienced the same thing when I Bumped was free on Amazon.
I decided to enroll DreamCity in the Kindle Select program because I wanted to take advantage of the Countdown Deals. Sales have been slower for DreamCity since it’s only available on the Kindle so it will be interesting to see if there is a bump. Although, I have to say, I’ve received several emails from Amazon with DreamCity listed as a book I may be interested in. It leads me to believe there is more promotion through the Amazon machine when in the Select program because I don’t remember Bumped receiving the same treatment. DreamCity is probably included on emails to people who have either viewed it already or similar books or have purchased one of my books.
So here’s the breakdown:
Thursday and Friday, 5/29-30, DreamCity will be available for $.99 and goes up to $1.99 on Saturday and Sunday ending up at its regular price of $2.99 on Monday. More than likely after my intial time is up in Kindle Select I’ll go ahead and make it available on the other platforms. I’ll let you know what happens with the Countdown Deal.