Yesterday, I was on Lori Devoti's Blog where we've got a grand prize giveaway to include one of my books, and I offered another. A lot of commenters (have to comment to have a chance to win) say, "Enter me for a free book," or
"I want one!"
How does this help sales of your books?
Some said that the books were on their To Buy List. Some said they were on their To Be Read List. Some enjoyed the blog and had their own stories to tell. Some had never heard of "this" author, and that's always SOOO important. Reaching out to new audiences that hadn't heard of you before!
But what about sales?
Yes! Sales on Amazon (since it's the only one I can check out) went up on every one of my books, from the two wolf tales out now, Destiny of the Wolf and Heart of the Wolf, to The Vampire...In My Dreams in both ebook and print copy, to Winning the Highlander's Heart!!!
I also received fan mail for Winning the Highlander's Heart yesterday from a lady who lives overseas and who wanted it in digital form because it's so expensive to ship, but the book is only in print copy. Sooo she said she finally broke down and bought the book and LOVED it, wanted to know when the next one was coming out and wanted to check out the wolf series. Another fan who doesn't read historicals but loves all my paranormal books, finally bit the bullet, bought the Highlander book, and read it. She loved it and wrote to me yesterday saying I'd done it again, and she can't wait to get the sequel. So selling in one genre, if fans love your voice, can help lead to sales in other genres...
Today, Deadly Liaisons releases in Ebook form. Print form to come out later. But I'm really excited about this because it's the first vampire romantic suspense I've had out in eons, and it's getting rave reviews! Usually a new release will help boost the sales of other books, so I'm hoping that this will help too. Deidre's Secret comes out in print form also in April. :)
So does giving away free equate to sales? Absolutely it can if the word gets out to enough potential fans! Besides, goodwill never hurt anyone!