After enrolling your eBook in KDP Select, you may conduct a Free Book Promotion by making it available for free for up to 5 days throughout each 90-day KDP Select enrollment term. You can launch a Free Book Promotion in any Kindle marketplace that sells the KDP Select-enrolled title. For example, you could make your book free on Amazon for three days with no action required from you.
During your promotion period, your book will appear in these locations:
Free On Amazon - Details at http://www.amazon.com/free-book/promo-code
Free On B&N - Details at http://www.bn.com/giveaway/index.html
Free On Kobo - Details at http://www.kobobooks.com/en-us/freebie/default.aspx
Free On iTunes - Details at http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/resources/how-to-do.html
Free On Google Play - Details at https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=%s. Please note that due to copyright restrictions, some titles may not be eligible for free distribution through Google Play.
If your book is in KDP Select, you'll need to launch a "Free Book Promotion" or a "Kindle Countdown Deal" to get your ebook discounted on Amazon. To do so, first search Amazon for the book on your bookshelf. Each book has a "Promote and Advertise" button next to it. Click this button to send an invitation to anyone who visits the page that shows up when they click through from Google or another search engine. When you hit 100 invitations, Amazon stops sending emails and the promotion is over.
There are two types of promotions: free days and free hours. With a free day, Amazon will put your book in the best possible light on its front page by giving it some attention. Readers will find out about your book project and may decide to buy it then and there. A free hour is exactly what it sounds like - one hour where your book is the only book available for sale on Amazon during that time period. If you have a popular book, a free hour can bring in a lot of sales.
To start a promotional campaign, you'll need to sign up with Amazon Direct Publishing. This service is free for self-published authors looking to promote their books. You can also opt to pay $5,000 per year to be part of the KDP Select program. In this case, your book will be featured in the Amazon bookstore at any price point during the year long promotion period.
Follow these steps to set up a free book promotion:
Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to self-publish eBooks and paperbacks for free and reach millions of users on Amazon. Get to the market as soon as possible. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes, and your book will be available in Kindle retailers throughout the world within 24-48 hours. KDP allows you to publish Kindle eBooks and paperbacks for free. All you need is a computer with Internet access and the ability to create content.
You can choose from several different cover designs and also change them later if you want. There are also various fonts that can be used for text including Arial, Helvetica, Calibri and more. Finally, you can add images to give your book more visual appeal and make it more interesting to read.
The basics of publishing a Kindle book for free are easy. You just need to log into your Amazon account, go to the Kindle Direct Publishing website, and follow the instructions. It's as simple as that!
If you already have a publisher or author relationship with another company, you can still publish a free book using their services. Just make sure to check the terms and conditions before you sign up because some companies limit how many books you can release under this program.
Finally, be aware that reviews are important on Amazon so write good ones! If people don't like your book, they will review it negatively which will affect its sales rankings.
Sign in with your Amazon account or create a new one to access KDP. Enter the necessary title information (your book title, author name, and so on) and utilize our Age and Grade features to help people locate your book in Kindle Stores throughout the world. You may build a book cover with KDP's Cover Creator tool or upload your own. Choose a price point and publication date. Your book is ready to publish.
One of the nicest features of Amazon's Kindle bookstore is that many of its most popular books are available for free during limited promotional periods. If you locate and download a book when it is free, it is yours to keep forever. There is no charge for downloading free books.
Some free books make good reading material even if you aren't necessarily interested in buying them. Many classic works of literature are available for free on the Kindle store, such as "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" by Mark Twain or "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville. You can read articles from magazines such as The New Yorker while listening to their audio editions for free too. More recent publications are also often made available for free at first. For example, when the Kindle edition of George Orwell's novel "1984" was released in April 2011, it was freely available for anyone to read online.
Kindle users have access to an enormous library of free books. If you find something worth reading, simply click on the image link to the right. This will take you directly to the book's page on the Amazon website.
There are two main types of free books: those offered during limited promotional periods and those given away for testing purposes by the publishers.
Books offered during limited promotional periods are indicated with a red tag on their product pages.