Like many authors I offer free download days for my e-books at Kindle. My latest free download for my latest novel, A Man in Control, lasted two days. The book was downloaded 570 times the first day and 340 times the second day, for a total of 910 free downloads of my book. I think this is a good way to get the book in the hands of a lot of potential readers quickly. Now if some of the people who downloaded the book will read it and post a review at Amazon/Kindle, I will be a happy camper. If giving the e-book away for free results in some reader reviews, it will have been a good trade.
What has been your experience with giving away free downloads of your books? Do you think it is worthwhile? Did you get reviews posted as a result?
The plot of A Man in Control is not your typical mystery, suspense, crime, murder plot. The story involves one man’s obsession to control all aspects of his life, including the decisions made in their personal relationship with the love interest in his life. This main theme is played out against a backdrop of murder and mystery and includes current topics of Muslim terrorists and viral bio-weapons involving the Ebola virus. I used my past experience as a microbiology professor to ensure the virology was plausible.