Free Books: Try before you buy.

I have been using the site StoryOrigin to reach new readers and to distribute sample and review copies of my books. There are many similar platforms for indie authors (some free, some paid) to host their books, cross-promote with other authors, and to find reviewers. I’ve been impressed with what the developer, Evan Gow, has done.

Giving away books is a good way to increase your readership, and hopefully those readers will become fans. Like any form of advertising, authors seek to get a return on investment.

I will start Free Book Friday this week, but since a couple of the promos are ending, I thought I should give them a boost.

Here are some of the current campaigns:

Free samples from three poets:

Find new books for Kindle Unlimited

Free sample copies: Try before you buy!

There are some poetry promos coming up so stay tuned!



Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

6 thoughts on “Free Books: Try before you buy.

    1. I have. With my first book. I does cost $50 for an author to list their book. I received one review from it, so not the best ROI. It has a news feed similar to Facebook/ LinkdIn, but there doesn’t seem to have much interaction between readers and writers.


      1. Oh, that’s sad. Maybe Goodreads is a better place then? Let me know if there’s anything I can do to help. Stay motivated, things have a way of working out for good eventually. ☺


      2. It’s frustrating that there are readers who take advantage of free books, and by that, they give the review sites negative impressions. Review sites don’t guarantee review – I don’t expect them to. I am currently giving one platform a second chance (I received 3 reviews out of 20 last time), but it looks that that is what I will get this time as well.

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