It’s over; the great experiment is finished at last and it will not be repeated. At least, not by me. What the heck is she talking about, you ask. Why the Kindle Select exclusive for ninety days book promotion, of course.
I heard a lot of pro and con arguments about this one so I thought I would give it a go myself when I published Immortal Tigress. I am happy to report that Immortal Tigress is now back on Smashwords and soon will be available everywhere fine e-books are sold. Yes, it is still up on Amazon too.
So what was the result of this experiment? No difference at all. I gave Amazon the exclusive for ninety days, put the book up for the free five days, (three and later two) Promoted it as hard as I could, but saw no real improvement over the performance over any of the other books I have put up without the exclusive. Neither did I see an increase of sales on any of the other books that might be related. In the long run I don’t believe it was worth it to hold the book back from other sellers for ninety days. So, in my case, Kindle exclusive was an epic fail.
All right, now on to the late Sunday ROW80 check in or the early Wednesday check-in.
1. Blog twice each week.
I’m behind on this one. I need one more. Did way better last week. I’ve been focused on promoting Shelly’s Turn.
2. Continue to read and comment on the blogs of my fellow writers
I did manage this one.
3. Write at least 4K words per week.
Already made this one. Life is good.
4. Read at least one book every two weeks.
Looking for something new right now.
Now, have any of you folks tried the Kindle exclusive? How did it work for you?
Oh, I need 40+ likes on my Amazon page, so if you can, would you do me the favor? Here’s the link:http://www.amazon.com/Prudence-MacLeod/e/B0079XOY8U