I’m very excited about my new idea, Free Book Fridays and you are too, judging by your emails. Just to clarify (as Jordan Malik kindly pointed out), you do need to be enrolled in the KDP Select program if you want to run a free promotion.
I know that many of you already realise this but if you don’t the following posts contain all the information you need plus some great tips on making the most of your promotion.
For those of you entering your books, I ask that you make them available free for the Friday 7th and Saturday 8th November to give your fellow subscribers time to get their eager hands on them. And if you don’t know how to enter, all you have to do is email me with the subject line: FREE BOOK FRIDAY PARTICIPANT and tell me more about your book.
That gives you three more free days in your allotted 90 and here’s how to really make those work for you, first in an excellent series of tips from Digital Book Today:
And also in this comprehensive guide from Marketing Easy Street:
For Amazon’s FAQ on free book promotions, go here:
And for an excellent break down of what went on behind the scenes of a 20,000 download free book launch, take a look at this:
I’ll be getting in touch with those of you who have asked to enter your books in the coming week but if you still need some inspiration/help to get writing, check out the all-new and updated free Smashwords Secrets To E-Publishing Success (this covers all kinds of ebooks):
While Michael Hyatt focuses on how to publish successfully on Kindle here:
Finally, here’s an inspiring podcast featuring Joanna Penn interviewing Steve Scott on how he built up his six figure self-publishing business. I’ve mentioned both to you before as I rate them highly and you’ll gain a lot from listening to this:
I’ll leave you with an extra dose of inspiration in the form of Elizabeth Gilbert and her TED talk on your elusive creative genius – you don’t have to be a writer to benefit from this: