Kindle device owners and Kindle for PC or iPad, iPhone app-users who are looking for something new and inexpensive to read, as well as Amazon authors have something new to rejoice over: Kindle Countdown Deals.
As far as readers go, Kindle Countdown Deals is a way to catch up on their reading by stocking up on Kindle books that have been put on sale for a select period of time. In terms of Kindle authors like moi and many others, it’s a time take advantage of one more way to promote our books to readers in search of something great to read. Here is the video that shows writers how to enroll your book in the new Kindle Countdown Deals option.
Amazon.com and the UK version of their website are the only ones active websites right now as an option for the Kindle Countdown Deals, and authors are allowed to choose "Manage Benefits" on the right-hand side of their Kindle Direct Publishing bookshelf to run their own Kindle Countdown Deals promotions on the eBooks that they are allowed to run the promotions on.
The book featured in the above video, which Amazon allowed me to run the Kindle Countdown Deals for had the following dates under the "Info" link that's below the "Manage Benefits" date on the right-hand side of the KDP Bookshelf:
Term start date: October 28, 2013
Term end date: January 25, 2014
Therefore, maybe due to the fact that I hadn't yet run a KDP Select promo for the book, and the new term start date was October 28, 2013, and today is October 31, 2013, that's probably why it let me run the Kindle Countdown Deals promotion for this book.