Free Book Friday July 29: Kindle Unlimited

Is reading with Kindle Unlimited free? As much as that third plate at the buffet is, or that bottomless cup of coffee.

All-inclusive resorts, unlimited talk/text/data, you paid for it, might as well use it.

Over 74% of KU subscribers read more than five books per month. Compare that to non-KU readers, where only 55% of readers read more than five books per month.

“KU subscribers were more likely to leave a review than non-KU readers.”  (I like getting reviews—not bad ones, those suck)

“35% of KU readers citing Romance as their primary genre” (Hmmm, should I pivot?)

“Sixty-three percent of KU subscribers surveyed say that they “somewhat often” or “very often” purchase books not enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.” (Hmm, do I make book two of my trilogy non-KU? Is that mean or good marketing?)

-Written Word Media

My thought? Readers will take a chance on an unknown author if the title in in KU, because there is no risk in losing money. and if I get a few page reads before you decide my writing is #^*@, I thank you for giving me a chance, I appreciate the effort. I’ll write a romance novel next then.

Want to play a game? One of these things is no like the other. Oh, they are all good, don’t get me wrong, but one of them is not in KU.

Which one?
(if you select preview, the first few pages are free!)


The story behind Free Book Friday:

I’ve met many authors and readers during my time marketing, cross-promoting, and blogging. I think writers have a responsibility to inform readers about all the indie authors out there in the very crowded world of book publishing. You can’t do it alone, and why would you when you have a supportive group available?

Readers don’t just read one author – they stick with their favorite genres. There lies the power in cross-promotion. If one of my readers buys a book from an author I promote, then chances are there will be a reciprocal effect, or so is the hope. Do I want to boost sales? Of course I do. Do I want to boost other’s sales? Why not. It’s called karma.


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Receive a Free Review Copy: A Wonder of Words

Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

Book Two the The View from Here trilogy is now available: The Second View

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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.

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