One month in and I’ve been very happy with how my first foray into self publishing has gone. I’m about to release a short story on Amazon and thought now would be a great time to try out Kindle’s Countdown Deals.
So, from August 24th for the US site and August 25th for Amazon UK, my book will be available at a discounted price for a short time only.
The idea of the countdown deal is that your book is heavily discounted and then slowly increases in price over the time period to it’s original list price.
So for a short time Only One Month will be reduced to 99c (US) and 99p (UK) and then slowly increment over 7 days back to it’s original list price. The benefits are that hopefully more readers will try the book out at the lower price, I should have it listed on Amazon’s discounted books page and it is a chance to offer the book at a low price in conjunction with the release of Summer’s Evening while still maintaining the 70% royalty amount.