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writerlove

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Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 7:12 AM
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I am willing to give 1 free copy of my newest ebook to someone on here who is willing to review it and quite possibly tell others about it as well. I am fairly new at this so my newest book is my second book out right now. I am working on another part to it as well. Here is my question, how do I give out this free copy? Not sure on how this works. Any answer would be helpful.
propanederek

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 7:38 AM   in response to: writerlove in response to: writerlove
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I usually gift a copy to the reviewer. You have to pay for it, but it's still cheaper than sending out paper review copies, which cost $4.95 just for the flat rate envelope. Since I'm getting @ 70% of my $6.99 investment back, actual cost to me is around $2.

If there's a way to do it free I'd love to hear about that too.
writerlove

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 7:41 AM   in response to: propanederek in response to: propanederek
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Thanks! Seeing how I am the author of the book, I thought there was some way to gift it for free without cost to me. But that's okay, I will save up and do this later I guess.
vicalumna

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 8:25 AM   in response to: writerlove in response to: writerlove
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I am having problems getting free copies of my ebook to give to reviewers too. Here is information I found helpful.
(1) Go into the "Sample it for Free" box but don't click on that phrase. Scroll down and click on the small print, "Available on your PC".
(2)Follow this YouTube video through the steps: http://www.google.ca/search?q=YouTube+homeschool+kindle+book+on+PC&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SKPB_en&redir_esc=&ei=dIEGT7u8MYXn0QG_17XAAg-
Even without the YouTube link I'm sure you can do it. I did.
If you're on Kindle Select you can wait for a free day and ask the reviewer to get a copy then.
vicalumna

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 8:30 AM   in response to: writerlove in response to: writerlove
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I am having problems getting free copies of my ebook to give to reviewers too. Here is information I found helpful.
(1) Go into the "Sample it for Free" box but don't click on that phrase. Scroll down and click on the small print, "Available on your PC".
(2)Follow this YouTube video through the steps: http://www.google.ca/search?q=YouTube+homeschool+kindle+book+on+PC&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7SKPB_en&redir_esc=&ei=dIEGT7u8MYXn0QG_17XAAg-
Even without the YouTube link I'm sure you can do it. I did.
If you're on Kindle Select you can wait for a free day and ask the reviewer to get a copy then.
writerlove

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 9:26 AM   in response to: vicalumna in response to: vicalumna
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Thanks for the tips!
skywordz

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 5, 2012 5:44 PM   in response to: writerlove in response to: writerlove
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If you get a program like Calibre you can just make up your own mobi version of the book to send out. May not have exactly the same formatting as the official one, but it's free.

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vicalumna

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Re: Willing to give away 1 free copy of my newest ebook for an honest review!
Posted: Feb 26, 2012 5:37 PM   in response to: skywordz in response to: skywordz
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The trouble with that is the exclusivity agreement with Kindle Select., I enrolled for it and can't distribute my book in digital form in the meantime. I've decided not to re-enroll after my three months is up.
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