This weekend, my new book, Future Fortune, is free to download for the Kindle. You can go to Amazon now and download it at no charge. It’s a lot cheaper than Ambien.
So why make it free?
Well, when you’re a nobody author, you need to garner as many reviews as quickly as possible when the book is first released.
More reviews (if they’re good) mean more sales.
Also, when a reader chooses to download your free book, he or she also sees your other books which aren’t currently free, and sometimes will buy those.
I’ve had quite a few sales for The Toaster Oven Mocks Me even though it’s not on sale.
For example, if you look at Future Fortune, you can scroll down to the Product Details and view the current rankings for FREE books.
As of this writing, Future Fortune is sitting somewhere around #1 for time travel books, and #3 in the science fiction genre.
It currently resides at #300 out of all the free Kindle books available. Considering it ranked at #93,312 when it started, that’s a pretty good move up the charts (click on image below).
So, at the end of the weekend I’ll see how well the book performed and hopefully the reviews will roll in.
I’m curious to see what people think.
I’m assuming the last two bricks through my window were readers who were not fans.