This discussion is still going round and round in a variety of places online. I joined the discussion on LinkedIn and then went to Kindleboards and found the same. I am curious as to what YOU think. Are there too many free ebooks available? Do free books make you think less of them?
I found quite a few people who insist seeing a book for free turns them off. They think this can't possibly be any good because if it was the writer would be charging a fair price.
So what is a fair price? What is too much for an ebook by an author you've never read before? What is too little?
I am asking this as I am ready to pull my hair out because I am about ready to launch a new book, the first in a series. I was going to make it free. There are some writers who insist putting the first in a series for free is a sound idea and readers will return to buy the rest of the books later.
But others say it's a bad idea. The readers who will take a free book will not return because they are just wanting free stuff.
Should I put my new book for free for a short time?
Should I charge 2.99 like I usually do while giving away a few copies?
Please tell me what you think, especially if you are an avid reader. What is the most you will pay for a book? And do you like free books or look down your nose at them?