Have Authors been Compromised?
Written by Real Laplaine
This could be a touchy subject for some or many, so I apologize in advance if what I am about to say offends you.
As an author of 14 published works, so far, and an ardent writer, I found myself lured by Amazon and other book promotion services, into offering my books at discount prices. In fact, if you look for services that promote books to their readership, 99% of them focus on offering their readership either free books or books for $00.99. You will be hard-pressed to find a service that focuses on actual value priced-books.
I was drawn to this discount/giveaway platform for a time because of stories I read about authors who gave away their books for free or for next to nothing and how that developed into a readership and people started buying their books – leading them to great success. Sounds logical – right? I thought so too.
In truth, while that may be the case for an isolated few, it doesn’t work for most.