This is a long post and followup to Kristen Lamb’s blog about ‘FREE’. Both are well worth the read.
Last week in What’s the Problem with FREE!? we talked about how giving away FREE! downloads of our books can actually do more harm than good. I also gave an example of the software company that refused to offer anything for FREE! back in the dot.com boom in the 90s when all the competition was handing out goodies left and right. When every other dot.com was giving away golf shirts, trips, goodies and software for FREE! this company stood firm and offered nothing…for nothing.
Don’t get me wrong, this company gave away FREE! stuff. They just didn’t give it away for free ;).
Free! is Best When It Isn’t Free
I read J.A. Konrath’s and Bob Mayer’s blogs because both of them provide a lot of valuable insight for the writing professional. At first it might seem that Konrath and Mayer and I would disagree, that we would be…
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