Advice on how to keep the ball rolling after free KDP promo days?

Hello!

Wondering if any of you have some advice about how to keep momentum going after Kindle Direct Publishing free promo days? I self-published my romantic comedy novel "Christmas in Wine Country" about 2 weeks ago. This weekend I ran a 2-day free promo and 9,000 people downloaded a copy. What do I do next?

I'm sure I'm not taking advantage At All of this opportunity; I spent the day driving my kids around and doing dishes instead of...doing what, exactly??? Should I start wearing a sign "buy my book?" Make my children T-shirts with my book's name on them? Grab a bullhorn and yell about it from the top of college bell towers? 

I know I probably shouldn't have written my late-night tweet, "Suck It, Tolstoy". I was just excited to go from #24 to #22 on the Free Kindle bestseller list, leapfrogging over #23 "Anna Karenina." What I should have tweeted was the more polite "In Your Face, Tolstoy!"

But, honestly, any ideas? Has anyone else self-published & done free promo days? What did you do next???

Thanks for the advice! And I promise to share if I actually do anything right in this marketing process :)

-Addison

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I have no wisdom for you, but I did want to say that personally I prefer "Suck It, Tolstoy."  I was one of the folks who downloaded it and am looking forward to reading it!

I love you! 

Thank you for encouraging me to really go with my gut regarding Tolstoy. 

And thank you for downloading my book -- I hope you enjoy it and I hope to read some of your work as well! Let us know if you have anything out!

It just so happens I ALMOST have something out: Americashire: A Field Guide to a Marriage

I will be endlessly touting it come March so no chance of missing that.

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