If you have used Freebooksy, would you mind sharing your results? I would be very interested to hear how many downloads you got and any other benefits came about via the promo.
I've used them twice, and this is usually my result (supernatural/fantasy genres). Usually a few thousand downloads on the first day, maybe extra 100+ second day, and falling after that. I'd get like 2-3 reviews from it, and very little sell through. I'd say 99% of the people just see "free" and download, then never bother reading the book. But it does make you feel good to see thousands of downloads in a day, and you think to yourself, "Wow, there are authors out there who see this every day, and they are on PAID books!" so you get a little feeling of both accomplishment and despair out of it.Gareth K Pengelly said:On a virgin book, I usually get a good 2-3k freebie downloads.
But the diminishing returns are real - after that, even with several months inbetween, it'll be 1k, then 800, and so on.