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Free Kindle Promotion

Before my KDP enrollment ends in a few weeks, I’m taking advantage of the 3 days of Free Promotion that I have left.

My #metoo story was on two #1 Best Selling lists in two countries last month. All sales made before and after this Free promotion, 25% of all proceeds will be donated to RAINN. RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN does not endorse me or this book in any manner. I’m just one survivor doing what I can to help other survivors.

Take advantage of this Free Kindle offer April 26, April 27, and April 28. Please leave a review or a rating on Amazon or Goodreads.

Thank you for your support.

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Self-Promoting leads to Best Seller List!

I thought I’d share my stats from the social media ads and the results from those ads. Many indie authors are asking (not me personally), but want to know which method(s) of advertising works and what have been the results.

Since I can only speak from my experience, here is what I have done and the results I received so far.

I chose to use Facebook Ads as they have been an excellent way for me to cast a wider net and reach readers all over the world. I find this method to be user-friendly as well as budget friendly.

Screenshot_2019-03-18 (1) Hannah Reinbeck, Author

The screenshot above is showing the results of the Facebook Ad I placed one week before the Kindle Promotion was scheduled to start. I set a budget and didn’t use it all, which is a good thing. The $10.76 that I did spend, over 1,200 targeted readers saw the ad, of those readers 318 engaged by “Liking/ Loved” my post/ad. I sent an invite to half of them to follow my Author page. Why not all of them? I will, but due to Facebook cracking down on users “liking” too many posts in a short period of time and “inviting” too many users to their pages I didn’t want to risk having my account locked while my promotion was running. Now that it’s finished I will go back and invite everyone and let them decide to accept or decline.

During this week of promoting, my Author page jumped from 104 followers to 147 followers.

I also placed an ad on Twitter, here is a screenshot of those results.

Screenshot_2019-03-18 Ads Manager

Sorry, I’m not at all as tech savvy as I’d like to be. I’ll do my best to explain the tiny print in the screenshot above.

Starting Date: March 7, 2019,/ Ending Date: March 16, 2019

$35.00 was my total budget, I spent $20.00 in total.

My ad was seen by 3,853 Twitter users, 5 of them clicked on the ad at the cost of $4.00 per click from a $5.00 per day budget.

Twitter ads have not been as effective, and that’s probably due to my lack of experience and tech savviness. I don’t find that their ad set up is user-friendly. Sure the ad has reached over 3,000 people, and I gained a few followers which lead to a few retweets from that, but I don’t think the ad performs better than Facebook. Again, it’s just my experience, and I am by no means an expert on social media ads.

With that said, here is a screenshot of the results from this weekends Free Kindle promotion.

Screenshot_2019-03-18 Kindle Direct Publishing Terms of Service

I did try to make the image larger, I apologize for being a noob, resizing images still escapes me. The image shows KENP Read  (Kindle Ebook Normalized Pages) Those that opted to get the Kindle Unlimited version over the Free Kindle version, I can see how many pages have been flipped/read/swiped, and I earn a fraction of a percentage from them.

KENP Read, 270 pages.    FREE Units (Free Kindle downloads from the promotion) 71. While the free promotion has ended, seems Amazon/USA is just now showing the Kindle (paid version) for $0.00, way to be tardy to the party. Maybe they decided to extend the promotion on their .com platform to make up the hiccup during the promotion. If it still shows FREE, you may as well take advantage.

The last Kindle Free promotion in August 2018, resulted in 37 downloads, this recent promotion just about doubled the number of downloads to 71 + 1 Kindle Unlimited. What’s different this time around is that my book ranked in two different #1 spots on Amazon’s Best Selling List.

Amazon/USA #1 Best Selling Free/Sexual Abuse

Screenshot_2019-03-17 Amazon Best Sellers Best Sexual Abuse

Amazon/Canada #1 Best Selling Free/ Abuse & Self Defence

Screenshot_2019-03-17 Amazon ca Best Sellers The most popular items in Abuse Self Defence

My book also ranked #9 on Amazon/USA Free/ Memoirs

Screenshot_2019-03-17 Amazon Best Sellers Best Memoirs

I’m very proud of reaching that milestone and having written a book that has made a Top 10 List of Best Sellers. Sure it’s not the NY Times, or Oprah’s, but I can officially say that I am a Best Selling Author. Having done so with a non-fiction/memoir that isn’t associated with a celebrity or not having made headlines is a pretty big deal.

I want to take a moment to thank all you that have purchased a copy of Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor, as well as thank all of you that took advantage of the free promotion this weekend. I truly appreciate your continued support. Your support doesn’t just include paid sales and royalties, it includes engaging with me on my various social media platforms, this blog, your word of mouth recommendations, supporting survivors and leaving a review.

A published book that doesn’t get promoted will only sit and go unnoticed. Getting noticed takes time, hard work and a daily effort to engage with readers, other authors, book reviewers and you have to set money aside to pay for services that will help to get your book in front of readers. Having a self-published book doesn’t mean instant sales. Go to where the readers are because not all authors are readers.

That is my advice for indie authors.

Again, a Big Thank You to those that have helped to get me to this point, it’s a massive leap from where I started one year ago.

The newest Best Selling Author, Hannah

 

*** Note to self and others, using the screenshot option works great, except the time that the picture can be viewed is limited*** Live and learn I suppose.

 

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FREE Kindle e-book Offer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

 

 

 

Shamelessly sharing this FREE Kindle weekend promotion until Sunday. Hoping my hard work pays off in the form of many downloads this weekend.

This FREE offer is valid Saturday, March 16th to Sunday, March 17th, this weekend only. My healing journey started one year ago, and this is my way of celebrating that milestone with all of you. Thank You for your continued support!

 

https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor-ebook-dp-B07F2TZTRD/dp/B07F2TZTRD/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1552493943

Reinbeck Studio, Creative Space

Starting Saturday, March 16th and ending Sunday, March 17th!

Free Kindle e-book available for a limited time!!!

My last Free Promotion lead to 37 downloads, let’s see if we can break that record!!

Any reviews and ratings can be left on the Amazon platform to which you received your free copy and also on Goodreads. Please feel free to share this on your social media pages.

Free Kindle weekend starts Saturday, March 16th and ends Sunday, March 17th. Any sales made before or after this promotion are appreciated and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Not only are you helping me to raise awareness about childhood sexual abuse, you are also helping other survivors with each purchase. Thank You!

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Amazon Royalties, 2018

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For those inquiring minds that are curious as to what the average Indie Author earns in royalties, here’s your sneak peek.

This information came right from my KDP/Reports/Payments page. My book was officially released for sale on Amazon on June 28, 2018.

Date: June 1- June 30, 2018       Paid: August 29, 2018                Payout Amount:  0.44 CAD

Date: July 1- July 31, 2018         Paid: September 29, 2018         Payout Amount: $4.50 CAD

Date: July 1- July 31, 2018         Paid: September 29, 2018         Payout Amount:  0.30 CAD

Date: July 1- July 31, 2018         Paid: September 29, 2018         Payout Amount: $12.78 CAD

Date: July 1- July 31, 2018         Paid: September 29, 2018         Payout Amount: $4.44 CAD

Date: Oct 1- Oct 31, 2018           Paid: December 29, 2018          Payout Amount: $5.79 CAD

Date: Dec 1- Dec 31, 2018          Paid: February 28, 2019            Payout Amount: $6.48 CAD

Total Payout: $34.75 CAD

 

The smaller amounts less than $1.00 are from Kindle Unlimited downloads where I earn a small percentage from each page that has been read (flipped/swiped). The other amounts are from the paperback and Kindle ebook sales that were not part of any free promotion. Downloads from those promotions don’t earn any royalties. Due to the currency conversion from USD to CAD, I lost out on $4.40.

In the last 9 months, my book has reached 47 readers through Amazon, with 37 of those being free downloads. While it’s not enough to retire, I’m still proud to have my story out there and available for those that need to hear it. Writing for me was never about making millions from, it’s more important that I’m able to make a difference in the lives of others.

I have committed to helping other survivors by donating 25% of all proceeds from Breaking the Cycle of Abuse: My Journey from Victim to Survivor, to RAINN. RAINN does not endorse or promote me in any way.

https://www.rainn.org/

For any of you that are considering writing a book in the non-fiction/memoir genre, I encourage you to do so. Just know that this genre doesn’t receive as much attention unless your story has made headlines, national news, or you are a celebrity/have celebrity connections, a known public figure, a real-life hero or fall victim to the “starving artist” and become popular only after you die. That last statement is my opinion, based on nothing more than my own experience.

Write because it makes you happy. Write without limitations or stressing over your word count. Write if you find it therapeutic and it soothes your soul. Write because your story has yet to be told.

Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing. I don’t know if this goes against the author code, or if there is even an author code. Frankly, I’m not looking for approval. I have nothing to hide, my life is an open book, literally. I’m just your shorter than average person, working part-time and promoting my book as best as I can because I know it’s worth it.

Keep writing, keep those creative juices flowing! ~ Hannah

 

 

 

 

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FREE Kindle e-book Offer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!

Starting Saturday, March 16th and ending Sunday, March 17th!

Free Kindle e-book available for a limited time!!!

My last Free Promotion lead to 37 downloads, let’s see if we can break that record!!

Any reviews and ratings can be left on the Amazon platform to which you received your free copy and also on Goodreads. Please feel free to share this on your social media pages.

Free Kindle weekend starts Saturday, March 16th and ends Sunday, March 17th. Any sales made before or after this promotion are appreciated and 25% of the proceeds will be donated to RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. Not only are you helping me to raise awareness about childhood sexual abuse, you are also helping other survivors with each purchase. Thank You!

 

 

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Available in 13 Countries & 9 Currencies

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Amazon.com (USA) https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor/dp/1983291293/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon.ca (Canada) https://www.amazon.ca/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor-ebook/dp/B07F2TZTRD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549650274&sr=8-1&keywords=hannah+reinbeck

Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom/Ireland) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor/dp/1983291293/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1549649783&sr=8-1

Amazon.de (Denmark) https://www.amazon.de/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor-ebook/dp/B07F2TZTRD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549649730&sr=8-1&keywords=hannah+reinbeck

Amazon.fr (France) https://www.amazon.fr/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor/dp/1983291293/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1549649835&sr=8-1

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Amazon.co.jp (Japan) https://www.amazon.co.jp/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor-ebook/dp/B07F2TZTRD/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549650057&sr=8-1&keywords=hannah+reinbeck

Amazon.in (India) https://www.amazon.in/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor/dp/1983291293/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1549650094&sr=8-1

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Amazon.com.au (Australia) https://www.amazon.com.au/Breaking-Cycle-Abuse-Journey-Survivor/dp/1983291293/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1549650237&sr=8-1

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