“Selling” for free
I had a client ask me recently why you can’t price an ebook as free on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing platform. The author wanted to promote her first book by giving it away — she’d been told that was the best way to make a splash.
I told her that you CAN “sell” your ebook for free on Kindle Direct Publishing — they just don’t make it easy. And it isn’t always a good idea.
Giving It Away: A History
Back when I entered the ebook publishing world, “free” was the marketing tip of choice. “Give your book away! You’ll make a fortune!”
It took a little while for me to figure out what the fuss was about.
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