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Got this today from the email address "[email protected]" Here's the start of it:


Hello,

We would like to nominate your title(s) for a Kindle Deal. If selected, it would be featured in the Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, and/or Amazon.in Kindle Store(s). The deal would run at some point between 11-01-2020 - 12-31-2020. Amazon will handle the price updates during this period.

If you would like to be nominated, please complete the steps below by 9/22/2020:
1. Click on the link: [REMOVED]
2. Enter the code: [REMOVED]
3. Read the terms
4. Fill out the form to accept the terms


Now that immediately struck me as a phishing email, but I googled it and found this thread from earlier this year:

https://www.kboards.com/index.php?topic=323215.0

So... apparently it's real? This is the first I've ever heard of a "Kindle deal."
 

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I just got the same email. I've heard of kindle deals, but I never paid attention to what people said about them. I hope someone posts and lets us know how it worked out for them.

If you are ever unsure about whether an email is from Amazon, go to your regular Amazon account and click on 'your account'. Scroll down and there's a link that says messages from Amazon and sellers. There will be a copy of the email they sent you there, and you'll know for sure that it's legitimate.
 

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It’s real and worth considering. How many times does Amazon offer you free promotion opportunities? If you are skeptical, go to the Kindle store on amazon.com, click on the link for Kindle book deals on the menu bar. Check out the titles on the left menu links for Kindle Daily Deal or Kindle Monthly Deal, depending on which you were offered. These are books from authors who received similar offers as you did. My last one in June netted nearly $2K profit in one day.
 

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Nev said:
It's real and worth considering. How many times does Amazon offer you free promotion opportunities? If you are skeptical, go to the Kindle store on amazon.com, click on the link for Kindle book deals on the menu bar. Check out the titles on the left menu links for Kindle Daily Deal or Kindle Monthly Deal, depending on which you were offered. These are books from authors who received similar offers as you did. My last one in June netted nearly $2K profit in one day.
Mine just says it's a nomination and doesn't reference a monthly or daily deal. Maybe they tell you which it is if they select you? Or maybe this is something different?
 

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I've had the email that says "You've been selected for Amazon Prime Reading." I did great with the program, got $500 each time (the month after the program started a 90-day free run), sold lots of extra Kindle books to people that weren't in Prime, but also got a nice boost in paperback and audio book sales. I loved it.
 

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Awesome, I basically just wanted to make sure it wasn't a phishing email, I'll check it out.
 

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It isn't phishing, but there is definitely something fishy going on. A whole heap of people have been offered the same deal, many of them, like mine, on permafree books and mine is even for a permafree multi-author box set. I mean--seriously? Looks like someone at the Amazon office hit the bottle.
 

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Patty Jansen said:
It isn't phishing, but there is definitely something fishy going on.
I agree. Got one of those too yesterday, and when I wnet in to fill it out, the URL said Qualtrics on it. They are a survey research company.
 
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