I uploaded a free short story at smashwords. http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/135064 as a sample of Elf Tales and Other Psychotic Events which I’ll be putting up in a couple of weeks.
From what I hear this is the kind of advertising that can work. Of course, just about anything CAN work, whether it not it will, that’s anyone’s guess.
The idea is to make your work available, and then if people like it they’ll buy–actually paying money–for your other work.
I’ll let you know if it works. I can say for myself, I’ve downloaded a number of free books at smashwords, and bought only a few. But then, I’m kind of cheap. (That, of course, is my motivation for writing better-I want to produce something worth paying money for.)
Check it out, if you like it be sure to rate it.
Stephen “B5″ Jones
Stephen Jones lives in New Mexico, U.S.A. with his wife, two kids and the occasional virus. He has been published in Flashspec Vol 1 and Vol 2. He’s appeared in Flashshot webzine and Orion’s Child. Also, he is well on his way to reaching the “ten careers before he dies” goal.
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