Why I Like Amazon Book Giveaways

This week I decided to try the Amazon Book Giveaway Program. And I love it.

The Positives:

  • I chose how many books I want to give away (I chose 5)
  • I chose how the winners are picked (every hundredth person)
  • Amazon takes care of choosing the winners, notifying them and shipping the books.
  • I chose what I wanted the readers to do (follow me on Amazon)

What I think could be better:

  • I’d prefer to have control over how long the giveaway lasts. It’s only 7 days. (So I also have a Goodreads Giveaway running for a month.)
  • Only Americans can participate.

The Kicker

And here it is. When this giveaway is over I will have 500 new followers on Amazon who are interested in my writing. That means that when I launch my new book, Ain’t Misbehavin’, on April 18th all my Amazon followers, plus the new 500 will be notified. I think that’s cool.




What do you think? Any comments on Giveaways?shutterstock_104723360 (1)


Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

9 thoughts on “Why I Like Amazon Book Giveaways”

  1. Jo-Ann, that is great about the new followers being notified when your next book is out. It’s a win-win situation.

    I’m with MIU, the publisher Marsha W. started out with. Can I do this giveaway with MIU being my publisher?

    Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Susan
      Yes, I think so. Amazon doesn’t care about your publisher. It’s all about you the author and your personal following.
      Hope that helps.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.