Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Freebie Facts

Over time, I've adjusted prices to my ebooks. They went from 1.99 to 1.50 to 1.00. Now, no more. Ebooks should be enjoyed without paying a hefty price. Now that I think about it, these prices are too high. But I've seen some that are worse. 25 dollars for an ebook? Are You kidding me? Plus, I'm at a stage right now that readers are more important than profits. I know my audience is out there, I just have to find them. And what better way than to make both my ebooks free.

A large amount of the Kindle Bestseller list is comprised of ebooks that cost $0.00.

Those are the ones that stand out. These aren't just self-publishers either. Writing addict James Patterson is also trying it as well.

The readers have spoken and the word is: Free!

Soon, the prices for both Mr. Dead Eyes and For What It's Worth will be zero. They will remain that way too. No take-backs, as they say.

Also, my books are available on Smashwords for free. You can even sample half the book or put it on your iphone or Blackberry.

The way of the book is changing...and I don't want my works left behind. Those are the Freebie Facts.


"Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home."— Anna Quindlen (How Reading Changed My Life)

2 comments:

Elisa said...

Wow -- what a deal! I've been putting readers before royalties ever since I published to Kindle, and I've not been disappointed. (I'm keeping my books listed at 99 cents, though, and giving away freebies during the next blog tour.)

Hope you get lots of new loyal readers, and new fans!

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