Thursday, February 14, 2013

New Look for my Blog


With the help of the incomparable Paula Graves, and a power assist from the ever-talented Norman Glick, I’ve got a new look for my blog. And if you rush over to www.freepartay.com , you can get a copy of two of my Decorah Security stories for FREE (today only!) on Amazon. And when you get to the free ParTay, you’ll see a lot of other authors you will want to buy.

I’ve heard disputes about giving away books on Amazon. Some authors think that it works as great publicity. Others think that so many free books mean readers will just wait until a book goes free. I’ve had On Edge and Ambushed free yesterday and today, and I’m getting a lot of sales for my other books at the same time. Going free has worked for me as my primary publicity tool. Every time I do it, I get increased sales. What do you think about free books as publicity? Are there too many? If you’re an author, has it worked for you?

I’ve put my books free through Kindle Select. I know there are authors who also have a book “permafree” by having Amazon price-match free books in other venues. Which do you think works better?

And, by the way, how do you like the new look for the blog?

11 comments:

Donnell Ann Bell said...

The new look on your site looks great!

angelynscrimesofpassion said...

I love the new look. Purple is such a powerful color.

Rose Anderson ~ Romance Novelist said...

Love it in Purple Ruth. Your picture looks lovely framed in it too. :)

Rose

ckcrouch said...

Nice Blog and web site Rebecca. Loking forward to actually reading the books. Maybe after this weekend. I'm swamped running people around and picking children up from school. Then heading out of town to prepare 11 tax returns and attend a RWA meeting in there as well.

Diane Kratz said...

I love the new look Rebecca!

Kathryn Johnson said...

Great look for your site! and I think book giveaways are the best. What's not to like?

NancyCWeeksAuthor said...

I love the new look! Both your website and blog look very powerful! Great job.

Rebecca York said...

Thanks, Nancy, and everyone else who's commented. I love finally having this look the way I'd like it to be.

Nancy Baggett said...

I like the look of the blog--a little more drama. I don't know a thing about giving away books as a way to promote other books--interested to know that it works for you though.

Rebecca York said...

Thanks, Nancy, and everyone else who's commented. I love finally having this look the way I'd like it to be.

Anna Taylor Sweringen said...

I love the flames!