My Permafree Experience … #bookmarketing #nicholasrossis

This week, I have mostly been doing a guest appearance on Nicholas Rossis’ excellent blog. He invited me to write about why I made Few Are Chosen free and why, for me, that has been a good move. If you’re into that sort of thing and want to know more, you can find the post here:

http://nicholasrossis.me/2016/05/17/my-permafree-experience-guest-post-by-m-t-mcguire/

 

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12 responses to “My Permafree Experience … #bookmarketing #nicholasrossis

  1. Wow! That was a great post. Shouldn’t you reblog to here?

  2. Thanks for sharing your experiences, MT.

    • It’s a pleasure. I hope it helps people, both to make the decision and to put their earnings in perspective. I think I’m doing quite well but I’m looking at the percentages rather than the actual figures. The actual take home is still laughably small but while there’s more each year I’ll take it! 🙂

  3. I loved the article. I’m not an author myself, but I blog about self-publishing and indie authors. The information your provided was mostly new to me, although I’m familiar with the wisdom of providing one’s first book in a series for free. Another tactic, used by Kobo, was to have a mystery writer provide a serial novella in which she used cockney rhyming slang. The reader had to figure out the answer, shrouded in mystery to your average reader, to a question about each chapter. The first person to answer all five questions correctly won a free Kindle reader. It was fun, and the serial novella introduced the reader to the characters in the author’s mystery series as well as her writing style. (This only works, however, if one can write.) I ended up buying some of her books, despite not being a huge fan of mysteries. Why? Because the author’s mysteries weren’t typical of the genre.

    • Sorry, I meant to say that the winner received a free Kobo reader! Kobo wouldn’t be giving away a free Kindle reader. LOL.

      • Mwah hahahargh! It’s OK I realised what you meant. I think that’s a fantastic idea. I’m looking at similar things, myself because my reaction, as a reader, would probably be similar to yours. I was going to do some lead in novellas to give away, or put in box sets, that kind of thing etc but as usual, I’ve failed totally to come up with them! It’s that old 3 hour per week average again. It looks like I might be running out of time.

        Glad you enjoyed the article. I tried to be as honest and down to earth as I could. I’m a great believer that you have to be realistic about goals and success. If the graph is going upwards and the percentage increases are good, I’m happy.

        Thanks for dropping by – and thank you, especially, for downloading the book. I hope you enjoy it.

        Cheers

        MTM

      • It’s transparency like yours that I admire. Many authors would try to hide the results of their marketing attempts, either out of fear of competition, or from embarrassment at their lack of success. I see that you’re an “Ethical Author.” Hat’s off to you!

  4. P.S., when I downloaded Few Are Chosen, I did use the Twitter button to share my “purchase” from Amazon.

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