Day: 05/03/2016

Why Free is Good

My first novel, Again, Alabama, was released last June. Obviously, I was thrilled to finally see years of hard work come to fruition by having my first book published. Of course, as an unknown author with a fantastic, but rather small, publishing house, my exposure was rather limited. Fortunately, my publisher applied for a BookBub on my behalf. It was accepted, thankfully, and my book was downloaded a few thousand times for .99 by readers who normally wouldn’t have had any exposure to my name or my writing. The quantity of  discounted books sold made it worth the deeply discounted selling price. It was exciting watching my rankings rise, if only for a few days.   Now, Again, Alabama is free for about a week. We’ve managed to get another BookBub ad, but instead of .99, the downloads will be free. More people will be willing  to take a chance on a free book. Will they read it?  Hopefully. Some will, and those who do, and enjoy it, should theoretically run right out and buy the reasonably-priced second book, Love, Alabama at …