I have long ago given up on the hope of opening my kdp.amazon account in the morning and finding anything but ‘There are no sales to report in this period’ greeting me, but to Give it Away? It seems like sacrilege. I sat in Starbucks writing it, just as J.K.Rowling did – and now I have to give it away???
I am posting this on Friday 13th – the first day of my 5 day Giveaway. What Great planning! I am not superstitious, but I have put a Black Cat in this week just in case.
Being a bear of very little brain I have struggled to come to terms with IT, wrestled with Social Marketing, and now, just as I was beginning to see the wood for the trees, I am being bombarded with terms like ‘SEO’ and ‘Algorithm!’
Well I hope someone out there will send me an idiot’s guide… no, make that an absolute dinosaur’s guide to ‘tracking’ and ‘boosting.’
Months of planning have gone into researching ‘free’ websites (many of which you have to pay for! (?)), facebook groups, Philippine organisations, twitter followers and anyone or thing else that can help my GAFFE be a success.
Why, oh why did I have to read that new article yesterday! Another “Best-Selling Author” (I am beginning to wonder if I am the ONLY NON-best-selling author left!) wrote a blog saying that give-aways do NOT work anymore. He says that that Amazon has changed it’s Algorithms and that free book boosts do not assist rankings or sales anymore. I am trying not to cry.
You will make me VERY happy if you DO download it, and read it – and I will be delirious with joy if you will then post a review for me.
This is my first give-away – please help to make it a success by telling all your friends and contacts. Thank you.
P.S. Please do not feel too sorry for me. It isn’t EVERY day that I have NO sales on kindle (thank you, mom).
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Wish me luck! Arthur.