You may be wondering why all these authors are offering their books for free. A simple explanation is that free books increase the authors’ visibility on Amazon. For indie writers, it is much-needed publicity paid for in copies of their books. Writers and readers both benefit from this deal. Sweet!
However, these writers can’t live on air and publicity. Readers, like me, who are happily building freebie Kindle libraries need to give them some love. Here are two ways to show your appreciation.
Write a review on Amazon or another book site like Goodreads. It doesn’t have to be lengthy or go into the minute details of what you liked and didn’t like. A few sentences will do. Reviews are very helpful to authors. They generate buzz. Think about it. Are you more tempted to buy a book with six reviews or 60?
I don’t review books that I didn’t like. I was only out time, not money, and I don’t want to negatively impact somebody who is struggling to succeed. My reviews are in the three-to-five star range. I’m always honest and say what worked and didn’t work for me. That’s my method. It’s up to you how you review.
Buy their books. If you enjoyed a freebie book by a certain author, buy their next one. If it’s the first book in a series, buy the rest of the series. Like I said above, these authors can’t live on air. If we want them to keep writing, we need to show them love in monetary form.
Opening your wallet is like opening your heart. It’s a great way to say, “Thank you.”
Looking for free books? Check out my sidebar. I’ve listed numerous resources for Kindle and other format eReaders. And keep reading my blog. I love sharing my freebie finds.