One marketing strategy for indie authors is to offer free books or novellas. I like to take advantage of this, not only to find new authors to enjoy, but to help boost their sales and participate in their success.
Here are some various freebies you might want to check out in the indie author world.
Revelation by J.E. Purrazzi. This happens to be my critique partners debut novella, and I can’t have enough good things to say about it. If you like dystopian science fiction, with both an adult and a YA feel, this on is for you.
The Crimson Queen by Alec Hutson is free for kindle unlimited subscribers. This fantasy tale was everything I love about the genre (and I’m super picky when it comes to fantasy!) Great plot, engaging characters, a well built world…looking forward to the rest of the series.
Darkness Reigns by Jill Williamson. I’ve mentioned before that I am in the middle of the this series. Her marketing strategy is excellent, for one thing. Structured like a mini-series, the first book is free, and the next five are only a little over $3. They are short, so you don’t feel like you get totally lost in the world. But they are long enough that you don’t feel like you are being cheated. Her strongest point, I think, is her incredibly endearing and interesting characters.
Enchantress by James Maxwell is free for kindle unlimited subscribers. This was another good fantasy read. The characters were pretty well-rounded, with maybe a little too much cliche for me, but that’s a minor complaint. The world was unique, and the magic original. I’m getting ready to read book two in the series.
The Traveler’s Gate Trilogy by Will Wight is free for kindle unlimited subscribers. I can’t remember the last time I’ve read a series this unique. The magic system is complicated and unusual, something I’ve never read, which is high praise in the fantasy world. His characters are entertaining and compelling. This was my introduction to the indie fantasy world, and he set the bar high.