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Offline ADDavies

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How soon can you discount a KU book?
« on: March 15, 2017, 01:32:47 PM »
I'm working out a strategy for a new series launch and I can't find this info. How soon after launching a book in KU can I discount it to 0.99? Is there a way of hitting it early?

Okay. there's this:


Here are some other parameters for scheduling Kindle Countdown Deals:

Your book has been enrolled in KDP Select for at least 30 days
The digital list price for your book cannot change for 30 days before or 14 days after your Kindle Countdown Deal runs
The minimum discount for your book is $1.00 USD on Amazon.com (1.00 on Amazon.co.uk)


If I cold publish at $4.99 on the 1st June, I can't set the discount to hit on the 3rd. But I'm thinking if I do a silent pre-order for 30 days and soft launch at $4.99, will I be able to discount it pretty much immediately?
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Re: How soon can you discount a KU book?
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2017, 02:42:20 PM »
The Select term begins on the date of publication, not when the preorder posts, so you can't do a Countdown until 30 days after the pub date.

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Re: How soon can you discount a KU book?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2017, 02:45:56 PM »
You can discount whenever you want, but if you want to do so and get a 70% payout you have to wait 30 days after your Select term begins.


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