I scheduled my first free days on April 25th and 26th. Not a real smart move on my part. I was just back from a trip to Chicago with my daughter for dance and was coming down with a sinus infection that from here on out will be referred to as the creeping crud. This was also a rehearsal week for my daughter which meant that I was driving her back a forth to the studio. Needless to say, my promotion for those free days was next to nothing. I think a few sites picked it up and I mentioned it on Twitter a few times.
What surprised me was that even without much help from me, Spiritus made it to #7 in the Horror>Ghosts category and almost 900 people downloaded it. Now this is a far cry from the results that most people brag about, but I still consider it a success since I did very little to get these results. Obviously, I will plan better when I go to use my last three free days.
I will not say that Kindle Select is right for everyone or every book. In my case, Spiritus had been out since October and had just about fallen off the radar at all other venders outside of Amazon. The second book in the series has just come out and I wanted to stir up a little momentum. I doubt that I would use it for a newly released book, but then again, it could be a very successful launch tool.
If you're a writer, have you used Kindle Select and what were your results? Love it or hate it?