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Do You Have Any Advice for Promoting Amazon Countdown Deals?

So I have an Amazon Countown Deal coming up for You Beneath Your Skin. It will apparently go down from its normal price of 2.99 USD to .99 USD on the 11th Feb, and back again to the original price on the 18th.

This is my first experience with anything of the sort, so I’m unsure how to promote it. I’ve heard of newsletter swaps and ads, but in the mayhem my life has been, haven’t been able to research them well. Any inputs welcome.

In the meanwhile, I went for a Women Writer’s Fest, the pictures of which are below.

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It was good time spent chatting with kindred souls–so much to learn from fellow women authors!

The book continues to do ok in the home country, but the countdown deal is in the US, and since a lot of you are based there, I could use a little help.

If you’ve read the book, could you RT this tweet with your comment/ recommendation? If you haven’t, even a simple RT would mean a lot.

If you haven’t, and have a dollar to spare, you could snag it once the countdown begins!

Your support will raise awareness for Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks, and at the end of the day that is what it is all about.

What advice do you have for me on the Amazon countdown deal, other than promoting on social media?


You Beneath Your Skin,” published by the fab team at Simon and Schuster IN is available in India here.

Worldwide, here.

Reviews are appreciated–please get in touch if you’d like a review copy.

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Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her forthcoming literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and will be published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 2023.

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16 Comments

  • I don’t promote countdown deals on social media, Damyanti. To me, its just too much “buy my book.” Instead, I advertise on promotion sites like Bargain Booksey. Then I’m reaching thousands of readers who are actually in the buying mood and looking for a deal. 🙂 Hope that helps.

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      That’s a great suggestion. I did share a little on social media, but hopefully, not too much.

  • Yolanda Renee says:

    Good luck with the countdown! And thanks a million for appearing on my blog today.

  • setinthepast says:

    There are organisations like Book Bub (I just typed “Boob Bub” then, which would be something very different!) which send e-mails to subscribers and post on Facebook about “today’s daily deals”. I don’t know how they choose what goes on there, but someone must contact them. Good luck!

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks very much. I’ve heard Bookbub deals are very hard to get and are very expensive but totally worth it if you CAN get them. They’re also more helpful if you have more than one book. I’m planning to look into them during my next deal.

  • Lynda R Young says:

    I haven’t done a countdown deal yet–hope to give a go once my third book is out–but the usual places where book promotions go is a good start ie all social media, ask people to spread the word, and then there’s paid advertising of course.

    It’s good hear your book is doing well. Very exciting!

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks, Lynda, so far so good. It has received good reviews on all Amazon stores, so let’s hope the ranking rises by a little.

  • Nice to see the book beginning it’s journey with promotional around the world Damyanti. Sending some shakti for the launch in the US. Indians would be the best target to start it off and there are so many scattered around the US with heavy concentrations around the capital and California. They have their own events organized so hitting any Indian organized events with promotional would be a good start. But I know other nationalities will find the book arresting too 🙂

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks, Ian. Some good advice here. I’ve set up an FB ad more as an experiment than anythings else. We’ll see 🙂

  • JT Twissel says:

    I’d be happy to send out a few tweets. This specials do help getting you close to various best seller lists.

  • We have a post on the IWSG site that lists places to promote discounted books. It’s a couple years old, so just do a Google search for Where to Promote Your Free or Discounted Book Insecure Writer’s Support Group and I bet you will find it.

  • Jacqui Murray says:

    RT!

    • Damyanti Biswas says:

      Thanks, yes. That’s one of the things that’s going on, but doesn’t seem to have made any significant impact.

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