How to Run a Kindle Giveaway—for Now (for Authors Who’ve Run a Giveaway in the Past)

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HOW TO RUN AN AMAZON GIVEAWAY FOR A KINDLE EBOOK

As I mentioned in my previous post, presently it seems like you can’t run an Amazon Giveaway for a Kindle eBook…

Because the place on the bottom of the Amazon product page where the Amazon Giveaway option is supposed to be has vanished for Kindle eBooks.

It’s still there for print books and many other products, but not for Kindle eBooks. It disappeared about a week ago.

However…

If you’ve run an Amazon Giveaway for a Kindle eBook in the past.

You can run another Amazon Giveaway for that same Kindle eBook now.

Here’s the “trick” you need:

  • Visit your Amazon Giveaways page (that shows all of your active and inactive giveaways).
  • I have this page bookmarked on my web browser; it comes in handy. Otherwise, visit your Orders, choose Digital Orders, and search for a previous giveaway. Then click the button to View/Manage Giveaways.
  • Find a giveaway for a Kindle eBook that you ran in the past.
  • Look for the gray rectangle labeled Copy this Giveaway.

I just did this and it worked for me. I already received an email stating that my giveaway is now live.

You can check it out here (and you can enter, if you have any interest in an astronomy book):

https://www.amazon.com/ga/p/8e5f16f09254a4b2#ts-dei

Copyright 2018

Write Happy, Be Happy

Chris McMullen

Author of the Improve Your Math Fluency series of math workbooks and self-publishing guides

19 comments on “How to Run a Kindle Giveaway—for Now (for Authors Who’ve Run a Giveaway in the Past)

  1. Pingback: No More Amazon Giveaways for Kindle eBooks? | chrismcmullen

  2. Amazon told me I had to send the ASIN number of the book I wanted to Giveaway and they would tell me how to “workaround.” This sounds much easier. Geez, Amazon can’t fix this any faster?!

    • It works for my current books since I’ve run giveaways for them in the past, but it will be a problem when I publish new books. I hope they restore it to the way it was…

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