Saturday, January 23, 2010

With Kindle, Publishers Give Away E-Books to Spur Sales - NYTimes.com

A timely Kindle content market snapshot; see the full article for details.  I’ve also been greatly enjoying the “sample” option available with many Kindle items.

Here’s a riddle: How do you make your book a best seller on the Kindle?

Answer: Give copies away.

That’s right. More than half of the “best-selling” e-books on the Kindle, Amazon.com’s e-reader, are available at no charge.

Although some of the titles are digital versions of books in the public domain — like Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” — many are by authors still trying to make a living from their work.

With Kindle, Publishers Give Away E-Books to Spur Sales - NYTimes.com

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