Secret Father, a sweet romance, which is free via on KU until May 17:
Fashion Victim, a romantic suspense, which is 99 cents on Amazon, free via KU and smashwords:
An older work, The Romantical Groom, a Regency satire:
|It's free, but so what???|
Again, this is 99 cents on Amazon, but free via KU and smashwords.
I have great doubts.All of the books I offer for free have been well-reviewed. The Romantical Groom has been offered via Amazon for free for years, and I haven't noticed a rise in my royalties.
It's so easy for readers to read only free books. If they download one that sucks, well, they just go on to the next one. And authors earn nothing.
Even Coker admits: "Free is no guarantee of bestsellerdom. There’s a glut of high-quality free books. At Smashwords alone, we‘ve published more than 60,000 free books. The competition for reader eyeballs is fierce."
When asked, authors had varying responses. One stated that when she offered the first book in a series for free, the rest took off and she earned $17,000 from Amazon that month.Not bad. But that was five years ago. Most have the same experience as I--doesn't work.
But I'm willing to proceed with the experiment. Comment below if you have an opinion.