Lynne Cantwell wrote this fascinating blog post on Indies Unlimited this week (4/24/2014) on Kindle Select and the Kindle Countdown Deals. It is a great explanation of what is good and not good about Kindle Select, and why you as an indie author should consider/not consider using it.
The start of the blog:
“Back in the good old days, before Amazon started tweaking their sales algorithms, an indie author would have been crazy not to enroll a book in KDP Select. You could put your book free for a few days, give away thousands of copies, and get a lovely bounce in paid sales when the promotion was over. Some indies made their careers from that bounce.”
To read more, go to the Indie Unlimited blog page : http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/04/24/to-select-or-not-to-select/
About Lynne Cantwell
Lynne Cantwell grew up on the shores of Lake Michigan. She worked as a broadcast journalist for many years; she has written for CNN, the late lamented Mutual/NBC Radio News, and a bunch of radio and TV news outlets you have probably never heard of, including a defunct wire service called Zapnews. But she began as a fantasy writer (in the second grade), and is back at it today. She currently lives near Washington, DC. Learn more about Lynne at her blog and at her Amazon author page.