How Amazon’s KDP Select Saved David Kazzie’s Book
Interesting story. Guy self publishes book and has dismal sales. He puts it on Amazon as an ebook and promotes it as a free download for 2 days. Sales then start to soar. His post is mostly a reflection of why he believes it happened.
However more interesting, to me at least is this bit at the end:
Also worth a discussion — what doesn’t help or boost sales. I hate to say it, but I’m gonna. My blog, my Facebook fan page and Twitter feed didn’t help push the book beyond the confines of my regular following.
I should have guessed this from the start. Twitter and Facebook are terrible ways of promoting your work unless you’re already a celebrity who people are constantly looking for to follow. Otherwise I find your circle of friends just remains the same, never expanding. Guess that’s what you get for free nowadays.