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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2016, 08:11:25 AM »
Really well done guide to Instafreebie. Thanks!

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2016, 01:59:14 PM »

I'm in, but I'm waiting until September 19 to create my Instafreebie account so that I can use my free plus days for this giveaway. Therefore, I'm waiting till then to fill out your form too, as I'm guessing you need the link to my Instafreebie campaign and it will be a pain to match that up later.  ;D

No problem. I'll still be accepting submissions then.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2016, 05:23:05 PM »
Signed up.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2016, 11:28:16 AM »
Really well done guide to Instafreebie. Thanks!

Thanks! Hope it helps people :)

Signed up.

Good to have you on board. We're up to 46 sign-ups at the moment.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2016, 11:31:55 AM »
Id be interested in signing up for this but I don't have an email list for privacy reasons. Is one required to do this promo?


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #30 on: September 08, 2016, 01:57:53 PM »
Id be interested in signing up for this but I don't have an email list for privacy reasons. Is one required to do this promo?

You can do it without a list (though you're expected to promote it in other ways, such as social media). The thing is, this promo is largely designed to get you subscribers to your list, so it would somewhat defeat the purpose if you didn't have one. If you just want to give away a freebie though, I'll happily consider it.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2016, 02:29:07 PM »
Is there still time to sign up?

KS.  why would you not have a mailing list?  I mean at the least if people liked the books you are putting out how do you let them know the next book is coming out??
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2016, 08:57:10 AM »
Is there still time to sign up?

Sure. I'll be closing around the end of this month.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2016, 05:50:23 PM »
At almost the 11th hour I am finally done and submitted.

Sometimes I suffer from 'DOPE!'  I just passed this on to another SF group.  There may be a few more add ons.

If standard blurbs have been thought up for this then great!  Otherwise I will do a promo push to my newsletters on tuesday or wednesday.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2016, 03:21:29 PM »
Dear Dean and all you other smart kboards people,
   Please be gentle with me as I'm a bit of a numpty about all this high tech stuff - back in the day, I used to write idiots' guides for other s/w engineers, but a decade and a half trying to teach maths to less-than-grateful British teens seems to have toasted my one-and-only techie brain-cell.  ;)

  I would dearly love to enter this awesome promo, but first I must do battle with the instafreebie dragon. Trouble is my sword has been captured by the KDPSelect monster and he won't let go until 2nd October. Is that too late? The only other book I could enter isn't free til 20th September. Please let me know which date is best for you.

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P.S. Stunning graphics for the promo - you don't do cover-design on the qt, by any chance?  8)
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2016, 04:54:29 PM »
I'm not in an official position to answer you, Jacky, but my own book isn't out of KDP Select until September 28th and they said that was fine. I just signed up and told them I'd get the Instafreebie info to them once my book was available. If you haven't used Instafreebie before, the set up was pretty quick and easy.  :D

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2016, 08:49:43 PM »
If standard blurbs have been thought up for this then great!

I'll have a variety of promo images, ready-to-go tweets, and so forth on a separate page closer to when the promo is ready to go out.

Please be gentle with me as I'm a bit of a numpty about all this high tech stuff - back in the day, I used to write idiots' guides for other s/w engineers, but a decade and a half trying to teach maths to less-than-grateful British teens seems to have toasted my one-and-only techie brain-cell.  ;)

If you have any trouble with getting set up, ask away. I'm happy to help where possible. There's a guide for setting up your freebie earlier in the thread.

I would dearly love to enter this awesome promo, but first I must do battle with the instafreebie dragon. Trouble is my sword has been captured by the KDPSelect monster and he won't let go until 2nd October. Is that too late? The only other book I could enter isn't free til 20th September. Please let me know which date is best for you.

The deadline for submitting will be the end of this month. That said, I don't mind making an exception for a handful of people if they're stuck in KDP Select for an extra day or two. The onus will be on you to get in touch with me then though, as I may forget otherwise.

P.S. Stunning graphics for the promo - you don't do cover-design on the qt, by any chance?  8)

Thanks. There'll be more graphics in different shapes and sizes as we get closer to the date, and new ones for future promos.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2016, 06:13:15 AM »
So a book can't be in select for this time frame, correct? 
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #38 on: September 12, 2016, 10:03:37 AM »
I'm in.  ;D



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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #39 on: September 12, 2016, 02:34:33 PM »
So a book can't be in select for this time frame, correct?

That's right. It would violate Amazon's T&Cs.

I'm in.  ;D

Great to have you on board :)

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2016, 03:22:12 PM »
Thanks for replying, Dean. I'm about to trek to darkest, (flatest) East Anglia for a couple of weeks to try and tame baby lions and panthers (i.e. cat-sit for my sister's 7 cats).
It's entirely possible I may go dark for that time (I'm fairly sure they're not total Luddites over there, but quite how reliable their internet is ...), so just in case, I'm defo in, but it may take a while for me to get my act together ...
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2016, 09:42:29 AM »
My fiance and I are in. Thanks for setting this up!
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #42 on: September 18, 2016, 04:50:46 PM »
My fiance and I are in. Thanks for setting this up!

Wonderful. We now have 79 submissions :)

We also have someone working on getting book bloggers involved in plugging the promo.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #43 on: September 18, 2016, 08:22:21 PM »
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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #44 on: September 20, 2016, 05:42:18 AM »
Wow, this has grown into something much, much larger than I had ever imagined from when I first signed up.

Dean, it looks like you've built a great platform for future promos as well!

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #45 on: September 20, 2016, 06:03:19 AM »
I'm in, I did think about entering two books, but that would be a waste. Let us know when you're doing the next one. :D


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #46 on: September 20, 2016, 11:17:54 PM »
Wow, this has grown into something much, much larger than I had ever imagined from when I first signed up.

Dean, it looks like you've built a great platform for future promos as well!

87 and counting. I imagine we can probably get to 100.

We're also looking at book blogger support, and coordinating this with Jason Rice and Instafreebie itself.

I'm in, I did think about entering two books, but that would be a waste. Let us know when you're doing the next one. :D

You can run the second book in the next one. We've already booked for mid-Nov and mid-Dec. More details on those ones once the October one closes for submissions.

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #47 on: September 24, 2016, 02:55:51 PM »
You can run the second book in the next one. We've already booked for mid-Nov and mid-Dec. More details on those ones once the October one closes for submissions.
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Excellent! I might actually be ready for one in Dec. Will you have any other genres? (Maybe mystery?)


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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #48 on: September 24, 2016, 05:49:37 PM »
Excellent! I might actually be ready for one in Dec. Will you have any other genres? (Maybe mystery?)

I have no plans for mystery, but someone else is organising one: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1642873622692030/

You can also join the Instafreebie Promos group to see other promos that people are organising: https://www.facebook.com/groups/instafreebiepromos/

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Re: Instafreebie Group Giveaway - Science Fiction & Fantasy (12-18 October)
« Reply #49 on: September 24, 2016, 11:46:18 PM »

You can run the second book in the next one. We've already booked for mid-Nov and mid-Dec. More details on those ones once the October one closes for submissions.




Will those also be Science Fiction / Fantasy?