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JRTomlin

Just received this from Amazon
« on: January 08, 2019, 08:00:10 AM »
Not something I have done or been offered before:

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Hello,

We’re considering including one or more of your KDP titles in an upcoming Kindle promotion (Kindle Monthly Deal, Kindle Daily Deal or Kindle Seasonal Sale) in the UK, EU, Australia and/or India, during the month of February 2019.  You will see the title(s) we are considering when you click the link and enter the code found at the bottom of this email.

The promotion will begin on a date we determine and we will make every effort to confirm if your title(s) is selected before the promotion starts.

If you would like to participate in this promotion as described above, please give your approval during the next 2 days by completing the following form using the access code

This was followed by a link, a code and a whole bunch of verbage that basically said 'don't play with the pricing in the meantime'. Is this something that others have taken part in? I confess it is new to me.
 

Tafkal

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 08:16:02 AM »
Worth doing if it's a daily deal in the UK. Not so much if it's a monthly deal in India. But if you had no imminent marketing plans for the books in question you might as well accept. I always accept these things, although they don't always lead to much.
 
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JRTomlin

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2019, 08:21:50 AM »
I already agreed. 😜

I just wondered if this is something others have taken part in and what their results may have been.

ETA: They are amazingly vague about exactly what deal they are offering though, aren't they?  :icon_think:
 

Rickie Blair

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2019, 11:44:19 PM »
I've had two of these; one turned out to be a KDD in the UK only and the other was a KMD in the UK only. You don't know what it will be when you agree to the deal. The UK-only ones were definitely worth it for me. I'd do it again.
ETA: When I saw "worth it" I mean in RT sales since the "deals" were for 99cents so not lucrative in and of themselves.
 
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JRTomlin

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2019, 04:04:22 AM »
That's interesting, Rickie. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely hope for the UK rather than India.  :icon_rofl: :icon_rofl:
 

Writer

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2019, 07:23:22 PM »
I had one of these in the US store a couple years back. I don't remember if it was a Daily Deal or a Monthly Deal. It moved a lot of copies but was discounted so steeply that I didn't see a big paycheck from it. They ran all the books in my entire series in the deal (except for one, which was permafree anyway), and that's why I didn't earn big from sell-through. That was kinda my own fault, because they offered spots for all the books and I accepted so eagerly that the question of sell-through didn't occur to me until it was too late.

If I had it to do over, I'd have given them just the first couple books and held the others back. But at the time, I was afraid they'd change their minds if I didn't tick the boxes for every book they wanted.

On the positive side, there was probably some trickle of sell-through to my other series over time, just too small a bump to clearly see. So it may have been worthwhile anyway. Or so I like to think.
 

JRTomlin

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 02:30:12 AM »
Oddly enough, what they are discounting is the second novel in a trilogy. I don't know how well that will do but I'm willing to give it a try. That trilogy has a good sell-through so I'll cross my fingers that it makes a few dollars.
 

Writer

Re: Just received this from Amazon
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 04:32:02 PM »
For me, they wanted Books 2-6 but, strangely, not Book 1. I assume because Book 1 was a permafree.