We never claimed to know it all. In fact, we learn something new just about every day. Case in point...
We have been enrolled in KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing) Select with some or most of our books during the past five years or so of being self-published.
Mother’s Day is a big day for promotions as moms everywhere are getting e-readers for their big day.
Darlene planned a giveaway for her first cozy mystery and we helped one of our clients with a giveaway for that weekend as well.
Our client eagerly filled out the online submission tool that sends out the promotion to 30+ online E-Book promoters. They will in turn send out 1,000’s of emails to their subscriber lists letting readers know the book is free and when.
After having her do that, Darlene reminded her to go and make sure her dates were secured for the giveaway on KDP.
A little while later, we received a frantic message from her that KDP would not allow her to schedule her free days. Darlene signed into her account and lo and behold, her 90-day renewal date for KDP was the Friday before Mother’s Day, which happened to be the proposed first day of her promotion.
Big smack upside the head! We could not schedule the promotion until the new term actually began!
Darlene ended up staying online until 3 am on Thursday night to set up her free days—once her KDP Select automatically renewed—and we totally missed out on the first free day, Friday.
Schedule the FREE days first in your KDP account before doing any promotion!