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Did you know? Some ways authors provide #Free ebooks

Sometimes authors price books temporarily free, such as a flash sale or free promotion. Other times, authors will permanently mark books for free. Most of the time perma-free books are used to drive sales to other books. Generally, free ebooks are series starters or are books used as reader magnets (for example, book hooks to capture the reader's attention and move them toward the author's backlist).

There are various ways to offer books for free. Authors may use platforms like bookfunnel or instafreebie, and join in with other authors for multi-author free promotions. Or, those same platforms can be used for authors to leverage individually for their own personal promotions and giveaways.

Uploading free ebooks to retailers sites, so that the books are available alongside the paid backlist, is another way. Readers can find free ebooks on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo sites, among others.

Authors may provide complete novels for free, or sometimes only a sample of the book (for example, the first chapter or two). Many authors provide free ebooks only found exclusively via their own own platforms--for example, a free short story (novella or novel) that isn't available anywhere else.

I use my newsletter to not only promote my free ebooks but I give away free ebooks to my subscribers. As subscribers interact more with my newsletter list, they become VIPs and receive more exclusive and/or free content. If you are interested in earning a spot on my VIP list, be sure to sign up for my newsletter and click to open and read the newsletter when it arrives!

In the meantime, the books listed below are #free! Check out my permanently free collection and be sure to download if you haven't already. And if you have downloaded and read the free ebook, the consideration of an honest review is always appreciated!

Click the covers to download for free!



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Many authors worry about devaluing our work by cutting prices and under-pricing, and feel 99 cent and free books have no place in the marketplace.
I've heard readers say that when they see these low prices and free books, they wonder if the book is priced as such, because we, the author's, think it is an inferior book. One reader shared that she never buys 99 cent or downloads free books, because of that reason.
Others have shared that they get to know an author's habits about deep discounting and simply wait to buy a book until it goes on sale.
So, I'm posting my pricing guidelines, or how I price my books, and why below. Feel free to share your thoughts about pricing in the comments below, if you like.
My Regular Price Points
Short Story/Short Novella - Under 20K words - $0.99 Novellas/Short Novels - 20…