- To celebrate the fact that Neanderthal Seeks Human is now on Amazon, kobo, smashwords, and will soon be on Nook (Barnes and Noble), Apple, Sony, and Google Play.
- Because, everything is an experiment. Quite honestly, I'm hoping that lowing the price to 99cents will push it up in the sales rank at Amazon (in particular) so that more people will see it/read it. Additional Questions: Will this action yield continued downloads even after the "sale" is over? Will this garner additional reviews on websites? Are the types of people who download a book for 99cents even going to like my book? (this last one is a harder question to answer due to the number of confounding variables; I frequently purchase a book because it is only 99cents and, what the heck, it's only 99cents! but then never read it...)
- Because Bookbub and eReaderNews will be running contiguous promos for Neanderthal Seeks Human. I am curious to see how effective these paid marketing strategies are and will report back on my success/failure.
- Because everything is an experiment. I've listed Neanderthal Seeks Human at 3.99 since May 1st. I am curious if the the volume in sales can overcome the decrease in royalties and price.
- Because I can't list it for free! Neanderthal Seeks Human is no longer enrolled in KDP select. I am hoping this experiment will help me make a decision regarding whether I should re-enroll in KDP select.
After the promotion has ended I'll add a "findings" post to my blog to share what I've learned regarding items number 2-5 above.
This should be fascinating. <3