Saturday, 25 August 2012

Progress so far - KDP Select

 The story so far!

We at the time of writing, with only a few hours of my first free promotion left, my poetry books ranking is 2478. There have been 76 free downloads about 2.5% of my total followers. This is rather disappointing for me. Of course on the other hand it is all relative in that it would have taken a great deal longer to achieve that figure at my usual rate of selling. I will update after the total period of the promotion is over. Since joining KDP Select I have actually got rid of 79 books in total.
The next step of course is to see if the promotion has an influence on borrowing rates and further sales. I still have a further 3 promotion days to use up so that will be influenced by sales figures on a daily basis.

A free promo with KDP Select - The Musings of a Confused mind - plz follow links to books etc on

The book itself, on the above link, has a range of poetry, from 3 line haiku to the more amorphous blank verse of varying length. The topics are current some are personal and others are darker altogether. In compiling this early collection I hoped to educate as well as entertain.
Two great supporters, Jo von Bargen and Caleb Pirtle III have been very complimentary about this little collection and I have great respect for their opinion. Suffice it to say that I meant every word!
Some words from Leonard Cohen,

'If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn. They will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.'

God Bless