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January 25, 2010

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Marilynn Byerly

If you're willing to do the extra work, you can track an author's sales after a free ebook is put up at the Kindle site by keeping up with the sales numbers for their other books.

For years, Baen Books has been using free ebooks to build author readership with great success. Various authors have told me that their sales have risen dramatically, particularly for a series, when the first book is rereleased for free. The authors who don't write series books haven't had quite that success. I've heard similar comments from several of their editors.

Aaron Pressman

Looks like B&N may now be trying to get more into the free ebook game. They just put up a page of 100 free ebooks, mainly genre series stuff (romance, scifi) so similar to the Kindle game plan to get new readers interested in an ongoing line...

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/cdsii/cdsPageTransfer.asp?r=1&r=1&uid=379001668&key=Free-eBooks&IF=N&start=1&cds2Pid=29905&cm_mmc=Skimbit-_-k186085-_-j12871747k186085-_-Primary

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