02-26-2011 04:46 PM
Sellers / Distributors don't have exclusive rights to books. My giving a book away doesn't really diminish their ability to sell it. In fact it enhances their ability to sell my work. They end up selling more of it. It may be true that my post here sways some readers to choose my free book over one they might have purchased. But I do think free offers expand the market for books more than anything.
I cannot set a price of $0 on Amazon which is my biggest market. If I could set the price to $0.00 on Amazon I would have done this long ago. Because I can't I need to work hard to give away books for free.
When you see books given free by Amazon those are arrangements made between Amazon and the publisher. For unknown writers Amazon won't allow books to be sold free. While I might be able to do this for Nook, it is such a small component of my sales (about 1/1,000th) that it wouldn't really matter.
07-05-2013 02:25 PM
I stumbled across this thread, visited CJ's website and provided my "public" email address that I use for subscriptions and posting online, and within a short time (less than 3 hours) he emailed me the NOOK Book version of this title. Thank you CJ, I look forward to reading it! And good luck with the short story you're working on; I look forward to reading that, too.