Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Free E-Book Downloads
The idea behind free book downloads, I'm told, is that someone might read your book and then buy others you've written. They may even talk to family and friends about it. So the bread cast upon the waters will bring returns. Seeing my books available free still causes a knot in my stomach as I picture royalties flying out the window, but I have to admit that all this seems to be working.
One negative, which I've mentioned before, is that some people download free books indiscriminately without looking at their content, and then blast my book and me because it's Christian fiction. I've come to expect some one- and two-star reviews as a result of this, but hope that good reviews from people who like the book will sort of cancel these out.
My second novel of medical suspense, Lethal Remedy, is supposed to be available as a free e-book download tomorrow from Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and ChristianBook.com. I don't have the links as I write this, but if you open any of those sites and search for Lethal Remedy, it should show up as free. This book was a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and although all authors think each book they write is better than the last, I think this one is pretty good. If you agree, tell your friends. After all, that's the idea behind this.
Do you own an e-reader? If so, do you take advantage of free downloads? Do you often discover an author whose work you like enough that you buy other books by him/her? Let me know.