#61 Switching to Kindle Unlimited

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Now it’s been two weeks since the launch of The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David. The majority of sales, as with Living with Saci, have been through Amazon with some sales through iBooks, Nook, Kobo and Google. A similar breakdown to the overall share of the e-book market shown in the diagram above.

I have been wondering what effect it might have if I signed a book over exclusively to Amazon via the KDP Select programme, making the book available for free to Kindle Unlimited members.

I’ve made the jump and so Jim and Dave will be exclusive to Amazon until the end of May and I have had to remove them from all other platforms for this period.

I was going to set up some new Facebook ads to attract more sign ups to my mailing list by giving away Living with Saci but Facebook inexplicably suspended my account. Instead, I cranked up my Amazon ads and extended my Bookbub ads to promote Jim and Dave on Amazon

I sent emails out to those who hadn’t opened the previous two campaigns sent via Mailchimp. This campaign was sent via mailerlite in plain text in case the Mailchimp campaigns had ended up in spam.

I also sent a new email out via Mailchimp announcing the end of the competition to win a signed copy. All people have to do to win is send and email to mj@mjdees.com with the first word of the ‘1976’ chapter.

I announced two new Facebook groups. The first to discuss The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David and the second to discuss Living with Saci. Join us there, it’s a great way to avoid writing which I have done very little of this week.

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About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David plus another which will be published later in the year. He is currently writing the fourth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5
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