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.




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Author: Jo-Ann Carson

Jo-Ann Carson writes a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest stories are in the Gambling Ghosts Series: A Highland Ghost for Christmas, A Viking Ghost for Valentine’s Day, Confessions of a Pirate Ghost and The Biker Ghost Meets his Match. An anthology of the novellas will be coming out this summer. Currently she is working on Midnight Magic, A Ghost & Abby Mystery, the first book in a spin-off series from her Viking ghost story. Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, playing Mah Jong and drinking good coffee. You can chat with her on social media: You can find all her links on her website - http://jo-anncarson.com

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.


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