Saturday, January 8, 2011

Free Kindle Books

I think it’s a bit of a promotion from some authors, and even some publishing companies, but I noticed recently that on the Kindle page, in the best sellers, Amazon has  a “free” section. If you look on the right side, you’ll see this:




It defaults to show the top 100 paid, but there are also the top 100 free. Probably taking a page from the Apple App Store. If you click more at the bottom of that widget, you can see a page with the top 100 paid and top 100 free next to each other. I clicked through and these were the top ones this morning.




I flipped through the list. Some I have, some I grabbed to check out the authors. I actually found one of Konrath’s books in there, and got it.


To me, this is a great way to start promoting your work, get someone interested, and then if they like you, I would bet they’d buy a few of your books. Especially if you price them in a reasonable manner, like Konrath has.


Traditional publishing is on the ropes in some places, and this is one of them. Not that everyone wants, or should have to read electronically, but Konrath lays out some good reasons to not even consider a traditional publisher in this piece: A Response to Richard Curtis


Also read: Guest Post by Robin Sullivan

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