(I’m sick, but apparently that doesn’t stop me from working.)
Just wanted to share some results.
I ran an experiment with setting one of Penname’s books permafree for Dec to compare to revenue with it as a 99cent book in KU with 5 day free runs (the rest of her books are in KU).
CONCLUSION: Sales go up and borrows go down for the series – but the net revenue is down by almost half (ie the increase in sales on Bks2 and 3 do not make up for the loss in pagereads from Bk1,2, and 3).
Handy Graph Tells All:
(comparison between 5day free run/perma99cents in October vs. permafree in Dec)