Well, the weekend has come and gone. On Friday, the posting for my self-published novel Tales of a Redheaded Sea-Witch
went up on GoodKindles. At the top of the posting I included that I would be doing a Free Book promotion on Decemeber 6th and 7th, expecting this to generate more give aways than usual. But as you can see from the chart below, this was not the case. The first green spike shows the amount of give-aways from earlier in the month, when I did the promotion unassociated with any postings. The second green spikes are the days advertised on GoodKindles.
In conclusion, it appears that GoodKindles didn’t do much to increase the success of a Kindle Free Book promotion and/or the effectiveness of Free Book promotions decrease the more often you do them.
What I’m taking from this is that it’s no longer worth it for me to sell only on Kindle Select. I’ve been exclusive now since the end of April 2014. I think it’s time to branch out in the self-publishing world and try SmashWords. First, though, I’ll have to wait for my Kindle Select time to expire.