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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Giving Your Book Away by Morgan Mandel
Many authors run contests in which they give away a free print sample of an entire book, sometimes through a blog, or other people's blogs, or even on places like Facebook or at drawings in stores and other venues.
I've also seen authors who give away free ebooks at Smashwords or on Amazon.
I'm wondering - Is this a good thing? Does it bring in sales in the long run?
In a way it seems if people get it for free they won't value it as much, yet in another way it seems if a reader likes what he or she reads, that person may come searching for more by that author.