I perused an email this morning where Amazon will be allowing those authors that sign up for Kindle Direct to do pre-launch promotion and take advanced orders.
I think I'll give this a try with EMPOWERED, my next to release novel. I can safely say that there will be a version ready to release in about three months, perfect timing to try out this program.
As far as I can see, the only downside is that the novel must be exclusive on Amazon for 6 months -- something I was already doing anyway in order to capitalize on countdown and free deals.
Below is the cover for EMPOWERED: