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Disappointing #Amazon Giveaway

 

I didn’t know what to expect with my Amazon Giveaway experiment. I read a few blogs on the topic and most recommended setting tougher odds to gain a lot of Twitter or Amazon followers. While that might be nice and all, I just wanted to give some books away to new readers, so I picked what the experts seemed to think was easy odds of 1 in 100 to win. I got about 200 entries, which is exciting to think of 200 people interested in my book, but it also means only 2 copies were won. So I have 3 copies left.

There are a couple options for what to do with these last 3 copies – I’ve already purchased them, so it’s just a matter of giving them away. I can run a new Amazon Giveaway for them and choose the option to just give them to the first 3 people who enter, or I can give them away on my own and send people a gift code to use on Amazon.

I’m going to try that second method. This blog does not get many readers, so maybe this won’t work either but here’s what I’m going to try:
To get a free copy of Eye of the Beholder and other stories leave a comment asking for one. The first three get a Amazon code for a free ebook. (If more people want one, I’ll probably go ahead and give outmore) Ta Da! If, after a few days I still have copies left, I’ll run another Amazon Giveaway to find homes for them. That’s my plan.

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