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E-Book Freebies - Amazon cools down.

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E-Book Freebies - Amazon cools down.

Post by EC2 » Sun February 24th, 2013, 6:50 pm

Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal


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Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Sun February 24th, 2013, 9:33 pm

Ah well -- 'twas bound to happen.

Pity. I was going to make the first in my series free, and charge for the rest. Free does make it much easier to sort for the readers whose tastes fit a writer's work, and allow those who don't to move on without any angst.

On the other hand, the free program meant that Amazon could really harm the sales of nook and other e-readers, since the only way to participate was to make a book unavailable in any other format for 3 months. That always felt a bit nasty to me.

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Post by Mythica » Mon February 25th, 2013, 10:52 am

[quote=""MLE""]Ah well -- 'twas bound to happen.

Pity. I was going to make the first in my series free, and charge for the rest. [/quote]

You still could - if I understand correctly, there is nothing stopping authors from putting on freebies, they are just trying to limit the affiliate websites which heavily promote them.

I wonder what this will mean for http://www.ereaderiq.com - they do heavily promote freebies but also bargains.

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