I am a big fan of free read, not just because I’m frugal with money, but because I hate to invest a lot of money on an author whose writing style I can’t stand. When buying the book of an unknown author online, it’s even more important that I know that I’m going to like them.
An excerpt of the novel can help sell the book, but a short story or novella showcasing a writers ability to keep the plot moving to the end is even better in my mind. However, if you plan on following this route to promoting your books, please, please, please, post your best work so you don’t scare away potential customers. I don’t know how many short stories and novellas I read this last week and am completely turned off reading any of those authors. Very few were due to mislabeled their story genres that I wasn’t interested in.
I was wondering how everyone else felt about using free reads to promote their work?