I can honestly say that my sales have increased since some of them went free on Amazon. So, now that they've been out for a while, has it made an impact with you?
I've always thought that if you're going to release a book for free it should be one of your best, after all it's the others you want to sell and if the book you set free isn't up to scratch where is the incentive to buy your others. As for the shortness of the work, a lot of people out there do like short stories but others are getting used to seeing complete books for free. Personally, I believe it's time to change that expectation and I've already started to put up the prices of some of my books. Whatever happens I wish you luck with yours.Laura Lond said:My freebie is probably not the best one to draw many sales - it's a collection of two short stories, "very good but very short" according to what reviewers say. Some people just don't like short fiction, even if it is well written, and it shows. I've had over 9K downloads, 4 reviews (one of them 2-star, for shortness). So far, I don't see any big boost to my other books. Either people assume that all my books are on the short side, or they find my other books too different from the freebie collection. Don't know. Still, I think having a freebie is great for exposure.
Wow, I hadn't even thought about this.modwitch said:4) It totally messed with my also boughts. It took almost three weeks for that book to be back associated with my other books, and almost a month to get a pretty good collection of "non-free" also boughts.