It seems everywhere we look these days, free books are available for download. My Kindle is loaded with deals like this. I mean, who’s going to say no to free, right?
As an author I could never see the sense in giving away my hard work without a forseeable benefit to me. I slaved over those words, did countless months of revision and editing, bought the best cover I could, paid for numerous promotional ads, and now they want me to give it away?
That was before I learned the error of my ways by reading a few of these ‘freebies‘ and finding some really good writers I might never of tried any other way. I’ve heard there’s something like 300,000 books published every week. It’s no wonder so many authors fade into the woodwork.
We need ways of getting our material into potential readers hands, and if Free is the way to accomplish it, then that’s what we have to do. I’ve learned that the benefit outweighs the negative by bringing new people to my books, who hopefully enjoy the stories enough they will keep my name in mind for their next buy.
How do you feel about Free books> Love ’em or hate ’em?
The second book in my romantic suspense series, The Rebel’s Redemption, will be available for a FREE download July 8 -10, I hope you’ll give it a try 🙂
Also, the award winning authors of The Authors’ Billboard have an exciting new contest going on for the month of July. Entering is easy, just go to http://woobox.com/4zamd6
Like our page and enter your email address. That’s it!
Best of luck, and have a terrific reading summer 🙂
JACQUIE BIGGAR is a USA Today bestselling author of Romantic Suspense who loves to write about tough, alpha males and strong, contemporary women willing to show their men that true power comes from love.
Jacquie lives on Vancouver Island with her husband and loves to hear from readers all over the world!
Free reads, excerpts, author news, and contests can be found on her web site: