Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Everybody Likes Free Stuff!

All Things Urban Fantasy is giving away over 60 books. I've only been consistently blogging about writing for 3 months and I've already won 4 books from various blog sites and promotions. And honestly, I don't spend a lot of time looking for that stuff, it just crops up.

I'm at a point where I'm open to reading a lot of different genres, and I appreciate that authors give away promotional copies of their books. It seems like a very effective marketing strategy. Who doesn't like free?! Although, getting a free something that you have no interest in is probably just being greedy. I'm picturing the swarms of people around free sample booths at the grocery store. As a kid, I used to take any sample, regardless of the offering. Now, not so much. Although, if you hit Costco at just the right time, you can practically eat a whole lunch of free samples.

How did I get on the topic of food from free books...


  1. I'm with you - I used to read primarily mysteries and thrillers. Now I read a wide range of books, including non-fiction.

  2. I remember going to one of the large stores like Costco and "doing lunch." LOL

    I, too, read in many genres as well as reading a lot of mainstream and more literary fiction. I find that helps me in finding new and fresh ways to describe things or introduce a character. Sometimes genre is just too repetitive.


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