Why I gave away 3,500 ebooks*

Did you take advantage of yesterday’s Coffin Dodgers freebie? If you did, you weren’t the only one: some 3,515 other people did too. That’s in no small part due to the people who posted and tweeted about it – if you were one of them, thanks.

If you’re wondering why I did it, it’s a one-word answer: marketing. I don’t have any money to spend on advertising and I’m terrible at self-promotion, so the hope is that of the 3,500-odd people who got the book, a few of them will read it, enjoy it and tell other people about it. If they do, I might sell more books, or they might buy the sequel, which I’ve actually started writing now. Honest.

Worst case scenario? More people read my book.

* I have to admit that I’m surprised by the number of people who downloaded it in such a short time. I thought a few hundred people might go for it, a thousand tops. Isn’t the internet fascinating?





0 responses to “Why I gave away 3,500 ebooks*”

  1. PerfectlyNormal

    I was one of them. Started reading it last night, and so far I’m loving it. Already recommended it to my girlfriend, who will probably pick it up when she’s done with her current book. Keep up the good work!

  2. Gary

    Thanks very much :)