Amazon.com recently started a new service (I call it a service, because that’s what it is proving to be for me). They’re offering a lending library for Amazon Prime Members who own Kindles.
I’m not a Prime Member (but I’m considering it now), so you might wonder how the lending library is of service to me.
Here’s how. If I opt to put a book into the lending library, Amazon provides the use of a special promotional tool: I can make a book free for a limited time. Making a book free is a fantastic way for an unknown author to become known…at least, to become known to those who download his/her free book.
I already knew, due to an experience with “free” in August, when I made Tugger’s Down free, that this was a powerful promotional tool. So, in the middle of December, I made the first book in my historical series, High on a Mountain, free on Kindle. And while the effect was not as dramatic as it had been for Tugger’s Down [because High on a Mountain is: 1) in a less popular genre; 2) it had a LOT of competition from other books being made free], it was a beneficial means of promotion.
And so, I made the decision to offer yet another book free…On Berryhill Road. It went free yesterday, the 25th, and I’m very pleased with the results thus far. If you own a Kindle or you have the Kindle for PC app, or a Kindle app on another device, you can download On Berryhill Road today through Thursday. It will be free for a limited time, so don’t miss out!
P.S. Don’t you think the snazzy new cover created for On Berryhill Road by Connie at Word Slinger Boutique is…well, snazzy?