How not to do a KDP Free Promotion – Obviously

Hello readers and fellow authors. I’m here today to share with you a little story that I wish wasn’t the truth, but sadly is. Here goes.

So after months of querying agents and publishers, getting some interest and positive comments, but – ultimately – being told it just didn’t ‘fit,’ I finally published ‘A Blush of Magic‘ through Kindle Direct Publishing.

Then I had this bright idea (I know, you’re probably already cringing – right?). I already had one romance, ‘Running from Fate,’ published through KDP and I thought: why not do a double promotion?

For those of you who don’t know, a KDP author can sign up for KDP Select, give Amazon exclusive rights to the ebook for 90 day and, in return, get 5 days where they can offer their ebook for free.

Bright idea: offer ‘Running from Fate’ free for 2 days one week and, in my blog and tweets, I made it clear the promotion was in commemoration of my new book.  Then, a week later, offer ‘A Blush of Magic’ free for two days.

I tweeted, tweeted to other people and asked for retweets, I blogged, I posted notices on Goodreads and other websites; I was ready for downloads to sky-rocket (they did the first time I did this for ‘Running from Fate’).

THEY DIDN’T! In fact, I got less than a quarter of the free downloads I had the previous week with ‘Running from Fate.’

So, I ask you – and please feel free to answer – what did I do wrong? Help or advice on marketing would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks to all those people who did spread the word and who downloaded my books.

Happy reading

Rose Connelly

My New Book – A Blush of Magic – is free to download Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th

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It’s been a long time coming. Over a year since ‘Running from Fate’ and my new novel is finally out! In ‘A Blush of Magic’ join Shana, who is so shy, she’d close to living as a shut in,  as she takes a simple research trip to Ireland that turns into something not so simple.

Come visit Ireland where magic still exists and hero’s come with sexy accents. Share with Shana a journey of self discovery that could ultimately lead to a path of love – if she’s only strong enough to walk it.

Visit Amazon on Wednesday, September 11th or Thursday, September 12th and download your free copy. Spread the news, please tell me what you think and, as always…

Happy Reading

Rose Connelly

Free Promotion – Running from Fate

On Tues 4th and Thurs 5th Running from Fate will be free to download for your Kindle to honour the publication of my new book A Blush of Magic

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