Everywhere I turn at the moment, I seem to be reading about authors who have enrolled their titles in Amazon’s new program, KDP Select, and have gone from selling a handful of titles per month to hundreds overnight.
I’m thrilled to say that I can now join these authors!
Last week I put my romance novel, Escape, into the program and set it to go free for five days. During these five days, I gave out over 33,000 copies of the book. It sat at the #2 spot for the whole of the free kindle store on Amazon.co.uk for the majority of this time and got to #11 on Amazon.com. I’d done ‘free days’ on a couple of other titles and never saw anything like these numbers, so I was pretty excited to say the least!
After the five days, the title switched back to paid again, and guess what? The sales kept coming. On the first day, I sold 250 copies, the day after 120, the day after that, 150 (these numbers include ‘borrows’). At this rate, I’m going to make what I normally make in a month in the space of a few days.
I don’t know how long it’s going to last, but I’m sure as hell going to enjoy it while it does!