That is how many books I’ve given away at this moment. There is still an hour and twenty minutes to go, so maybe I’ll hit 6,000 books in a day.
I have no idea what to expect tomorrow or next week.
Will the book disappear from Amazon? Will the paid ranking see a boost?
Why give away a book I spent so much time working on?
This quote from The Gift sums it up well:
“As I indicated in my chapter on the labor of gratitude, there is a sense in which our gifts are not fully ours until they have been given away. The gifted man is not himself, therefore, until he has become the steward of wealth which appears from beyond his realm of influence and which, once it has come to him, he must constantly disburse.”
It’s also worth finding out how it works from a promotional stand-point. I’ve read from a few people that giving away books does help sales, but you never know until you try.
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