In October of 2012, I released my debut novel Saving Grace via a free Kindle promo on Amazon using KDP Select (for more info on KDP Select and my decision to try it, read To KDP Select or Not to KDP Select). It was the first time I’d used KDP Select, and of course that means I’d never done a free promo before, either. I was not just like a virgin; I was pure as the driven snow.

Five days later, I’d had a 24-hour run as the #1 free download on Amazon with over 33,000 downloads. It went fairly well, to say the least. It exceeded my goals by about 23,000 downloads, in fact, and I shed tears when I broke the top 100. The rest was just the best gravy ever.

I’d like to teach you how to do it, too.

To read the rest of this post (and if you’re an author, you really should), move on over to SkipJack ‘s Indie Publishing Blog and read the 10 Tips to Take Your Book to #1 on a Kindle Promo and Beyond.

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all,


p.s. By popular demand, my next “substantive” post will be on writing contests, next week. Stay tuned!

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7 Responses to Giving all my secrets away.

  1. I always come running when I hear someone is offering up something for free…….hahahahaha. I’m so excited and proud of you, Pamela. As an author I’m also a little envious, but with your help and guidance I know I can jump into the publishing arena when I’m ready. Thanks for the tips.


  2. Thanks for sharing! Oh, how I love a good secret! Oh, and congrats!

  3. SuzRocks says:

    So happy for you that your book is published!! I’m putting it on my list- now I can say I know a real live author! (sort of know, at least!) Seems like you’re doing well, I leave the internet for a while and bam, you’ve got a book published!

  4. Rhonda Erb says:

    Look at you, up there in the #1 spot!

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