Author Topic: Free Book promo when KU renews  (Read 1198 times)

Denise

Free Book promo when KU renews
« on: February 12, 2019, 11:55:53 PM »
I wanted to do a free book promo to coincide with a book release. I wanted the promo to run from Feb 22nd to Feb 26th.

It's important because I scheduled some promos and I have ENT on the 24th (I thought it was on the 25th and was freaking out, but it's the 24th, not so bad).

I just realized that my KU term ends on Feb 24th, meaning that I can't schedule a free book promo for the 25th yet. Has this happened to anyone? Do you think I'll be able to schedule a free promo for the 25th and 26th on time?




« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 12:07:35 AM by Denise »
 

David VanDyke

  • Long Novel unlocked
  • ***
  • Posts: 799
  • Thanked: 805 times
  • Gender: Male
  • Full-time hybrid author and curmudgeon
    • David VanDyke's Author Website
Re: Free Book promo when KU renews
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 08:27:26 AM »
Schedule what you can through your current term.

Email KDP support to see if they can set it up for you.

If not, I'd be up at midnight to schedule it ASAP in your term and see if that will work.
Never listen to people with no skin in the game.

I'm a lucky guy. I find the harder I work, the luckier I am.

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of the vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds.

~ Dorothy L. Sayers
 
The following users thanked this post: Denise

Denise

Re: Free Book promo when KU renews
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 09:26:25 AM »
Thanks, David!

I was going to update this.

I got a reply from KDP that the first day I can schedule is the second day in my term, meaning that I can have the 26th free, but not the 25th. It also means that you can't have a 10-day promo by combining two KU periods. You could have a 5-day promo, then one day paid, then another promo.

It's fine because my ENT is on the 24th.

What an oversight! I had completely forgotten that it was my renewal term. I'll be more careful if I ever do a free promo again, and make sure I'm scheduling it within my KU period, not overlapping two periods.