This is NOT a Case of Getting What You Pay For

I know if something is offered to me for free, I get suspicious.

Free to a good home. Interior in great shape.

Free to a good home. Interior in great shape.

You get what you pay for, right?

I suppose in some  many  most cases, that’s true.

But not in this case.

In this case, you’d be as crazy as dog trying to catch a bug not to take this offer AND tell everyone you know about it.

In this case, you’re getting a real bargain, and who doesn’t love a bargain?

shopping dog

Starting today and ending on July 5 (Saturday), you can CLICK HERE to download a FREE COPY of the second edition of my memoir, How Was I Supposed to Know? 

(You’ll need a Kindle App for your device if you don’t have a Kindle.)

Here is the new look for the second edition. I hope you like it!

Here is the new look for the second edition. I hope you like it!

Giving away free copies of your book is supposed to boost sales. I’ve read that. So far, I haven’t seen that happen.

Maybe you could help me out?

1. Down load the book if you haven’t already, read it and give it a review.

2. If you have a Face Book, Twitter, or any other of the zillion-and counting social media sites, tell your kindred virtual pals about my memoir. Golly, it’s free for the next five days. They should love you for it.

3. If you know of a book club, recommend my memoir. Surely a book about living through challenges that all of us face and dealing with them with both grace and humor should appeal to someone out there…

4. If you know an agent or Hollywood producer, I’m willing to talk.

How much are you willing to pay me for staring in my own life story?

How much are you willing to pay me for staring in my own life story?

I’m just curious. Why do you think free give-aways work to boost sales of a book? What else should I be doing to get this book circulating and selling?

~ by Lorna's Voice on July 1, 2014.

22 Responses to “This is NOT a Case of Getting What You Pay For”

  1. Oh, thanks, Robin! I appreciate the tips and the support. ❤

    Some people are naturals at marketing and then there are people like me… 😉

  2. I know it is a tough world for writers. I feel bad about my limited budget. I recommend taking stacks to bookstores, my Dad did this, leaving an invoice and then, checking back often. Going may also help them to put a face to the book, maybe even have an Author’s Open House. I bet there are many more talented writers who may wish to share their secrets to getting their books circulated! I will just root from my corner of the world and wish you All the Best, Lorna!! Hugs, Robin

  3. Thanks so much, Narelle! You’re a real gem. ❤

  4. Reblogged this on Solid gold creativity and commented:
    The Scorpiolicious Lorna (aka, she whose name means “lost”) has made her memoir, How Was I Supposed to Know?, available to download for free for a few days only. Lorna’s story is a moving one, and she tells it with great courage and her trademark humour. It’s a model for anyone contemplating writing their own memoir. This is how you do it, and win a real audience of loyal fans along the way.

  5. Isn’t that the truth!?

  6. I will suggest that for sure.

  7. I’d probably find it easier marketing someone else’s book than my own. 🙂

  8. Maybe she could recommend my book to her club…

  9. My wife belongs to a book club. As a semi literate, I’m not allowed to join.

  10. You are so good at the dreaded task of marketing. Can I hire you???

  11. Thanks so much for your support, Peter! I’ll watch for your review and I WILL bug you if I don’t see it in a reasonable amount of time! 😉

  12. Thanks Christine. I appreciate the support! 🙂

  13. Bless your heart, Rob! Thanks so much. I know what large and loyal following you have. 🙂

  14. Thanks, Lovey!

  15. Wait a bit. After the promotion, I’m thinking of reducing the price. I’ll let you know. Also, When my novel comes out, I may do a promotion where you buy the novel and get the memoir for $0.99. So be patient, okay? In the meantime, do you know any book clubs in your area? A library perhaps?

  16. Boo…..hiss……and raspberry….Amazon won’t let me download the free one because I bought the book before……guess I’ll have to pony up again… devil you.

  17. Lucky are the readers who read your great book. ❤

  18. Reblogged which also shows on my FB page…

  19. Reblogged this on The Photographic Journey of bulldog. and commented:
    This is a chance to get Lorna’s book free… I can recommend the read, just do a critique or write up when you’ve finished reading it… as I say well worth down loading…

  20. I have the same marketing problem. It’s hard to know what to do but just keep trying things. I’ve reblogged. I’ll cross my fingers and toes for you too. Can’t hurt! 🙂

  21. Reblogged this on ckbooksblog and commented:
    Here is a free book I would really recommend. It’s a great read. Perfect for summer, and it’s free! Good on all counts! (Be sure to leave a review somewhere!)

  22. Right I went to and went to get a copy, and it refused to give me a copy because us Brits have to use the UK Amazon. Anyway, never one to be stopped, I’ve whizzed over there and bought a copy ( yippee ) which I should have done ages ago, and yes I will read it and review it, because you deserve no less from me. If you don’t hear anything, email and tell me to get off my lazy backside and review it. I don’t mind being reminded

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