Create If Writing

Hosted ByKirsten Oliphant

Create If Writing is a weekly podcast for writers and bloggers dealing with authentic platform building online. You will hear from experts on list-building, connecting through Twitter, and how to utilize Facebook. But tools for building an audience would feel empty without a little inspiration, so these training episodes are balanced with inspirational interviews with writers who share their creative process, ups and downs, and how they have dealt with success or failure.

Kirsten Oliphant is a self-published author with an MFA in Fiction who has been blogging for 11 years and is in the top 20 of Houston's Social Media Power Influencers. She has spoken at Blog Elevated, Houston Social Media Breakfast, Adventure Con, Houston Business Advancement Conference, and Social Media Day Houston. She created the Free Email Course and loves to get nerdy about all things email list.

189- How to Get the Most Out of Free and Paid Book Promos

This post is going to dive into how to get the most out of free book promotions or 99-cent sales (which will include KDP countdown deals). You’ll walk away with a better idea of the strategy behind these kinds of promotions.

Two of the tools used frequently by authors are free book promotions or 99-cent sales. If you’re exclusive to Kindle by being in their Kindle Select program, you’ll have a free book promotion or a Kindle Countdown deal per each enrollment period. (The enrollment period is 90 days.) If you’re NOT inside KDP Select, you can manually change prices or use a promotion tool from within your dashboard. 

But just making a book free or running a sale is NOT ENOUGH. There are so many free books and books on sale in the various retailers that you really need to have a strategy behind making this choice and a promotional plan in place. 

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