Fre-e Books: A Great Way to Promote Your Books, or Not?

There is a lot of debate around the idea of giving away eBooks for free. Does it harm or help the sales of your book?

Some argue the former: if you are giving away something for free, how can people (customers/readers) be expected to value it or be prepared to pay for it?

Others argue the latter: by giving something away for free, you are providing a small group of people an opportunity to sample your work and then, providing they enjoy, appreciate and value the product, to work as evangelists for your product by telling their friends, colleagues and family members.

There isn’t really a right answer. Some people have put their eBooks online for free and experienced a considerable upturn in sales following the free sampling period, others have done the same and had a huge quantity of free eBook downloads which have translated into zero sales!

The quality of your product plays an obvious part in the likelihood of your success, as does the way you target the audience to whom you are notifying of your eBook promotion, so bear this in mind.

In short, if you have a good book, want to test the market, possibly get some early reader reviews and start to get your work out into the world then it’s worth trying a free eBook promotion for a specific time period.

It’s very easy to do, just click on the links below for the best sites where you can submit your eBook for free promotion direct to their audiences.

Free eBook Promotion Sites

1) http://addictedtoebooks.com/submission

2) http://www.shainarichmond.com/myblogs/spicy-romance-submission-form/

3) http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/

4) http://www.pixelofink.com/sfkb/

5) http://www.amazon.com/forum/meet%20our%20authors/ref=cm_cd_t_mdb_f?_encoding=UTF8&cdForum=Fx2UYC1FC06SU8S

6) http://www.indiebookslist.com/submissions-2/

7) http://www.freeebooksdaily.com/p/contact.html

8) http://www.fkbooksandtips.com/for-authors/

9) http://thefrugalereader.wufoo.com/forms/frugal-freebie-submissions/

10) http://www.freebooksy.com/about/

11) http://flurriesofwords.blogspot.in/

12) http://ereadernewstoday.com/

13) http://digitalbooktoday.com/join-our-team/

14) http://the-cheap.net/about/

15) http://blog.booksontheknob.org/

16) http://bargainebookhunter.com/feature-your-book/

17) http://authormarketingclub.com/members/submit-your-book/

18) http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/category/free-ebooks

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Categories: Book Marketing, Book Promotion, Book Reviews, eBooks, Self-Publishing

Author:Gemini Adams

Multiple-award winning, bestselling author, artist and founder of the Finish Your Book educational program.

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