Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New book - This Little President: A Presidential Primer by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the newly-released board book, "This Little President: A Presidential Primer" by Joan Holub and Daniel Roode.


About the Book

Title: This Little President: A Presidential Primer | Author: Joan Holub | Illustrator: Daniel Roode | Publication Date: January 12, 2016 | Publisher: Little Simon | Pages: 26 | Recommended Ages: 2 to 6

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Book Description: A board book primer on presidents Learn about the US presidents with this bright and playful board book! Highlighting ten of the most memorable presidents—and featuring all forty-four on the last page—parents and little leaders-in-training alike will love sharing this fun primer full of age-appropriate facts, leadership skills, and White House history.
Leading our country. Helping you and me. Keeping all fifty states safe, happy, and free. Little presidents have a great big job.
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Sneak Peek

This Little President Joan Holub - Inside Page AThis Little President Joan Holub - Inside Page B  

About the Author: Joan Holub

Joan-Holub-GG-264x300Joan Holub is the author of 140+ books for children including the Mini Myths series of 8 board books: Be Careful, Icarus!, Brush Your Hair, Medusa!, Make A Wish Midas! Joan also authored the acclaimed picture books Little Red Writing, The Knights Before Christmas, and Mighty Dads, a New York Times bestseller. Joan also co-authors (with Suzanne Williams) three series: Goddess Girls (ages 8-12, Greek mythology with a middle school twist), Grimmtastic Girls (for ages 8-12, fairy tale adventure with a middle school twist), and Heroes in Training (ages 6-11, Greek mythology adventure chapter books).

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** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner's choice Giveaway ends: January 26, 11:59 pm, 2016 Open to: Internationally How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Joan Holub and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com. a Rafflecopter giveaway MDBR Book Promotion Services

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Amazon Kindle Ad Campaign Results

I've seen a few posts about people getting pretty good results from a Kindle Ad Campaign. I unfortunately didn't have good results. Here's what I did for others to learn from.

I ran my campaign from 11/27/15 to 12/24/15 for my book Meowy Christmas.

The minimum amount for a budget is $100. So I stuck with that.

I read several articles and almost all suggested targeting specific products for your ad. So I targeted every Christmas book I could find.

I started with the default cost per click, which was I believe was 33 cents. I left that rate for a week and a half and raised it to 40 cents. After another week and a half, I raised it for a final amount of 45 cents.

The stats were as follows:

Impressions: 299,910
Clicks: 227
Click Through Rate: .076%
Detail Page Views: 249
Spent: $74.26
Average Cost Per Click: $.33
Estimated Orders: $0
Estimated Sales: $0

I am not sure who saw my ad. I had several people search for it under the products I targeted and no one saw it, myself included.

While I didn't sell any books via the ad, I did sell 11 paperback versions and 23 kindle copies during that time. Not great but better than nothing.

Would I do it again? Probably not. If they lowered the minimum to $20, I may think about it.

I hope this helps anyone thinking of running an Amazon ad. Feel free to ask any questions and I'll do my best to answer them.