Do you take advantage of giveaways? If you don’t, today is the day to begin 🙂 I’ve just joined Bookfunnel, and let me say this — I LOVE IT. Via Bookfunnel, you can find your next favorite author for free.
Why do authors list their books for free?
A lot of work goes into writing a novel. If it’s free, apparently it’s not worth reading.
We offer our books for free to find new audiences who might just love us. Word-of-mouth is still the best form of advertising, after all. And while not all authors subscribe to this theory, some of us still do.
Also, I just like making people happy 🙂
I discovered one of my favorite authors in this way. I was broke but fiending for something to read, so I perused the free section on my Kindle. Low and behold, there was an intriguing offering up from Scott William Carter, called The Gray and Guilty Sea. I downloaded it, loved it, and now I buy all his Oregon Coast Mysteries. His book is still running free if you like curmudgeonly detectives and gorgeous, moody settings. (YOU MUST, YOU MUST!) Here’s the link: The Gray and Guilty Sea.
My own book, Ashkettle Crazy, is running free today on Bookfunnel. You can pick it up here: Thrillers That Thrill. You can pick up 48 other mesmerizing thrillers at that link as well. Opting in for the free book nets you entrance to the individual author’s newsletter, where you’ll get the chance to follow the ones who become your favorites.
And if you download a book you don’t like? You’re not stuck receiving emails from that author forever. Unsubscribing is as easy as clicking a button 🙂
I hope you’ll stop in and see what’s up for grabs. I’ve downloaded a ton since the giveaway started, stocking up for this summer when I have a free moment, a blanket, and my favorite pine tree to linger beneath. His name is Piney, and he lives in our backyard. When my daughter was little, she had a friendship necklace that was two necklaces — each one side of a heart. She wore one and hung the other around Piney’s lowest branch.
Yes, we’re just that crazy about pine trees here 🙂
We’re that crazy about free books too.
Oh, and one final word? If you read a book and love it, please review it on Amazon. We’ll heart you forever!