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Dharmendra Dubey

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What is benefit of selling free ebook?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 9:02 AM
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I would like to know the benefit of selling Free eBOOK.if any.

Why a lot of people's are selling Free eBook?

There would be definitely something.
Donna St Felix

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Re: What is benefit of selling free ebook?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 9:03 AM   in response to: Dharmendra Dubey in response to: Dharmendra Dubey
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Dharmendra Dubey wrote:
I would like to know the benefit of selling Free eBOOK.if any.

Why a lot of people's are selling Free eBook?

There would be definitely something.


If you have a series, sometimes the first book will lead to sales of others in the series.
Notjohn

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Re: What is benefit of selling free ebook?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:04 PM   in response to: Dharmendra Dubey in response to: Dharmendra Dubey
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There are also people so desperate to validate their existence that they will shower gifts upon the world, shouting: Look at me! Look at me! I wrote a book! Read it! Please!

The pity is, people download these books and then never look at them, because they know that, in the end, a book is only worth what you paid for it.

(Don't trust KDP to publish a print edition. Don't trust CreateSpace to publish an ebook.)

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Salamander Mall...

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Re: What is benefit of selling free ebook?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:25 PM   in response to: Dharmendra Dubey in response to: Dharmendra Dubey
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Dharmendra Dubey wrote:
I would like to know the benefit of selling Free eBOOK.if any.
None, unless you have a series or at least several other books. BTW, you can't sell a free e-book, only give it away.

Why a lot of people's are selling Free eBook?
You really might want to rewrite that sentence so it makes sense. Yes, I know what you're trying to say, but if you want to be a writer, you absolutely must be able to express yourself clearly. Otherwise, what's the point?

There would be definitely something.

No, not necessarily.
Donald Desaulni...

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Re: What is benefit of selling free ebook?
Posted: Nov 15, 2017 1:55 PM   in response to: Dharmendra Dubey in response to: Dharmendra Dubey
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Giving your book away for free using the KDP free download promotion option gets your book read by folks who would likely never find it otherwise. It's true that some of the free downloaders are merely collectors and never get around to reading the books they download, but the rest of the people do read what they download for free.
For new writers who don't want to spend gobs of money on advertising and promoting, giving the book away temporarily garners readers. It's a fantastic way to induce readers to sample your wares.
Despite what some of the other posters believe, my experience has been that employing the free download promotions has over the past four years built up a small group of folks who enjoy my writing style and are willing to purchase some of my other novels. I would never have accumulated those "fans" without the Amazon free download option being available.
Good luck with your book.

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