This post covers what the residual, post-free impact has been to my sales.
1) To get hit by Kindle Lightning - you have to play in the storm
2) I've decided to play in the storm - KDP Select
3) There's a Kindle storm brewing in Minnesota
4) Trying to get hit by lightning - my two free days in KDP Select
After struggling with the decision on whether or not I should pull my books from other platforms, I decided to take the leap and enroll in KDP Select and I offered my book for free for two days Jan 11th & 12th.
I've been tracking my sales on a regular basis. Immediately after coming off of free, my sales were about 50 times what they were before being free. Every day or two my sales dropped another factor; to 40 times, 30, 25... I've leveled off at about 10 times my pre-free sales.
I haven't been hit by kindle lightning yet nor have I found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but the KDP Select experience was definitely worth enrolling in and has increased my exposure and sales.
Next, I need to determine when I'll use my other 3 days.
If you've had experience with KDP Select or have questions about it, I'd love to hear your comments.