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[KINDLE] Effect of free downloads on the rank? (after the promo phase)

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Pinger030, May 29, 2014.

  1. Pinger030

    Pinger030 Regular Member

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    Hey,
    I publish books through the kindle shop for a month and have been published 5 books (~40$/day).

    Next month I want to promote my books with the kindle select program. I hope to get some reviews and more sells of my other books.

    I have read lots of tutorials and threads about kindle select but there is 1 major question that needs to be asked:


    Do the downloads have an effect on the ranking after the promotion periode?



    Bye,
    Pinger030
     
  2. alexeybu

    alexeybu Newbie

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    I guess not. When my book was running free promotion it was #1 best selling book in category and about #1000 best selling book in free store. When I stopped free promotion my best selling rank re-calculated according to the paid store. So I suppose that free promotion useful only for getting reviews. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
     
  3. java

    java Guest

    If you mean best seller ranking, obviously not.
     
  4. PassionateWriting

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  5. Carepolice

    Carepolice Power Member

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    They don't. BUT you can really capitalize on these free runs by including a link to your publisher page inside each of your books. I like to register domains for my pen names that are really memorable and I used to redirect them to my listings in Amazon and later built my own pages for myself.

    Your goal during this promo is to get reviews, which will help you sell more copies later, but you can really give a nice boost to your paid books by making sure the reader knows where to find more work by you even when they're not shopping on Amazon

    You've already got 5 books which is a good start, try using this method and watch the sales on your other titles shoot up.