Saturday, February 18, 2012

Free Penelope Book for the Kindle

As many of you know, last week I signed up PENELOPE AND THE MOVIE STAR with Kindle Select. One of the features of the program is I can offer the book for free for limited times.  Yeah, I know, I can offer it free at other places, too. The big difference is promotion versus just another free book.

Sure right now you're thinking what a great guy, but there is a selfish motivated part to this.  Again called marketing. First goal is to generate links in "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought." The more links the more chances to get page hoppers that may be interested in the book.

The next idea is to get a Penelope book in circulation. The more readers that like it the more likely they will tell someone who will want to read about the antics of Penelope, and they may want to pick some of the other books.

Finally it pushes the book up the ladder nearer to the top where it will get more notice. The goal of course is to get into the top 100 free books.  

It's worth mentioning that the Penelope books are written for tweens ages 10 through 13, but many adults are reading them too. From a Review at Book Bags and Cat Naps: "’s easy to enjoy this book as an adult and simply be swept along by the mix of mystery and humour..." Even if you're a big kid, pick up a copy.

Stop by Amazon on Sunday February 19 and pick up a copy of PENELOPE AND THE MOVIE STAR...for free!