I’ve run across more than one author who refuses to give their books away for free, for any reason. So why would I? My reason is simple. I’m investing in future sales and finding new fans. Amazon allows you to price your e-book for free or 99 cents for a few days a few times a year. This is a great way to get new readers. And a great way to find a new audience by using Bookio. Bookbub and other newsletter emails whose thousands of subscribers are looking for free or 99 cents book deals. They want to discover new authors in their favorite genres to add to their TBR pile. This gives great exposure and usually raises your sales rating on Amazon. I’ve found it successful in the past and am jumping on the bandwagon again.
The Cowboys, the novella collection my story Healing Hearts appears in goes on sale for free on Amazon from today, February 13th through the 17th. Click link here. If you’ve never read this collection here’s your chance to read the e-book for free.
I used Bookio for my contemporary romance New Duet and it rose to #1 in Religious Contemporary Romance on Amazon during its free days. I’m hoping for the same result for The Cowboys this week in a different category, of course.
It will be offered in Bookio email list at the same time.
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And to give me more exposure I’m part of the Love to Read Facebook Party. join me by signing up here. Several romance writers will be featured. We all get an hour each. I’ll be taking the 6pm Friday slot. I’m excited to meet potential new fans.
Additional exposure for the sale will be by my fellow-authors of The Cowboys who will post the sale on their social media multiplying my reach by four.
Why would I give my words away for free?
Let me repeat, I’m attempting to get more fans for one and building my sales numbers for another. These are essential if I want traditional publishers to be interested in publishing my work in the future. This is also important for those who self-publish, without the exposure, sales numbers will not grow.
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I’d love to see you at the Love to Read Facebook Party. I’ll be featured at 6pm on Friday. Please stop by. Who knows you might find a few new authors to add to your TBR pile.