coachm - 12:02 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)
It is a basic promotional model. You give away some books for free as a promotion to people who wouldn't have bought them otherwise and hope their word of mouth sells some books.
It was pointed out that the more successful you become the less that promotional model helps which I agree with, but I am not so worried about the big guys, they make money, I worry about the guys trying to make it big. I don't think that free sharing hurts them more that it helps.
That's funny. Really. First how many authors do you know who have made lots of money from giving their creations away free? Oh, That many? Once again, I make the point that while it's great for people who don't create written word products of any stature to have opinions, perhaps they should be based on something more than a feeling.
Then again, that is what separates most of us professional writers from those that can't or won't. Selling unsubstantiated opinions is what blogging is, not writing.