Did it work? Did it not work? Hmmm, yet to be seen as at this moment, the sales have flatlined and I am seriously considering a re-design and re-release some time later. If you were one of the almost 800 people who downloaded 'Calandra's Spring' for free, it would be fabulous if you could write a review as I would love your feedback (constructive, please). Sadly, it may have been an exercise in cannabalism and nobody, to date, from that period has written a word. A few 'likes' but then they could be friends, I have no way of telling. The method of marketing on KDP is definitely affected by the 'type & click' books that have flooded the market, unproofed, 'wham bam thankyou ma'am' in their stories and concepts or 'how-to' books that really, are a 'moron's guide to what you already knew but needed reassurance about'. Do I sound like a cynic? Is the KDP free promo time more about amazon.com getting hits on its side that is smothered with advertising, sky-rocketing distribution figures (which, like fireworks, smoulder and die and perhaps fall to earth) and achieving little else? Are sales the only measure of a 'good read'?
Can you tell that I am disappointed? Mmmmmmm, you betcha.