Friday, June 6, 2014
Free for All
If you want to move a lot of books on Amazon - offer it for free. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm happy to offer my book free of charge in this case. However I would appreciate at least SOME of the readers taking the time to write a review of the book. And since they got the book free, perhaps they would consider writing a "friendly" review. Just saying . . .
Seriously, a big part of Amazon's metrics are based on numbers sold as well as reviews. Having your book lost in the bowels of the "Humor" or "Memoir" section is worse than purgatory. Reviews are akin to paying one's way across the River Styx. Without reviews, Amazon can become Dante's Fifth Circle of Hell where your book will drown in the muddy waters for eternity.
I managed to get my book listed on many blogs that highlight free ebooks available on Amazon daily with comments and brief descriptions of each. Given so many folks have taken advantage of this generous offer, it is obvious people read these blogs.
The book is available free through Saturday June 7th. After then hopefully the sales will continue - for money. Come on folks, $2.99 is less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks, lasts a lot longer, and offers much more satisfaction I may add.