Isn't that what KU/KOLL is about - you get paid by Amazon for keeping their subscribers amused.LaraWhitmore said:Just curious.
I wonder if readers would begin to expect free after awhile. I wonder if making everything free would grow a fan base faster than anything else. I wonder if, when something is sold for $2.99, you'd see any sales at all. Sometimes people who download free ebooks vs. paid ebooks are completely different audiences. But if you build enough of a reputation, could you break through the "free only" mindset?
Put out ten free novels. Five short stories. Then one paid item. Would anyone buy it?
At the moment, writing is 90% a labor of love for me anyway. I write under a couple pseudonyms and they're doing all right. About $100 a month. But *my* mindset also changes when I start writing to sell more books. Sometimes I enjoy writing less when I'm trying to make money. I don't know. Just contemplating the possibilities.
I feel like people under-value the creative arts, sure. But if they do, they do. Ironically, the key to proving your work is worth something seems to be giving away at least a portion of it.