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Fictionwise Free Evanovich, Grafton and Lora Leigh eBooks

This is kind of incredible, but if you want the digital backlist titles of Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton or Lora Leigh for free, this is how you do it.   Go to Fictionwise and open an account.   Buy one of the Evanovich or Grafton titles and pay for it with a credit card or paypal.   Once you do that, you’ll be returned the full purchase amount in the form of micropay dollars.   You can then use the micropay to purchase every title in the backlist except the ones that are currently on the bestseller list.

If you already have micropay, just use it to purchase the books and the micropay will replenish after your purchase.   I’ve “bought” all the Evanovich titles and will be moving on to Lora Leigh and then Grafton.   It helps to have a healthy micropay account because then you can buy five or so at a time.   Happy buying folks.

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


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  2. Brian
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 21:44:12

    Since most of the Grafton titles carry the inflated list that a lot of Macmillan titles have ($14-$15 for titles that are $7-$8 in paper) this is probably the best way to get them I guess.

  3. Ridley
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 23:00:39

    Thanks for the heads up. I felt like a total sneaky beatnik, but I bought a slew of Evanovich, Grafton and Leigh, none of whom I’d read before.

  4. Elizabeth
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 23:22:12

    This is how I admit to justifying paying the inflates prices for a few books: I get them when Fictionwise offers extra micropay money.

  5. ShellBell
    Feb 07, 2010 @ 23:24:07

    Wouldn’t mind purchasing the Janet Evanovich books but once again most have geographical restrictions and not available for purchase to buyers outside of Canada and USA

  6. Miki S
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 00:09:06

    I can never figure out if Fictionwise does this by accident…how can they make any money??

    One thing for people who may dash over, there appears to be one Evanovich and one Grafton book that is set up as credit card only. If you keep those out of your cart, the books will allow you to use Micropay. If you put one in the cart, ALL the books will change to requiring a credit card. I didn’t notice if there were any Leigh’s.

  7. Nadia Lee
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 02:15:59

    @Miki S: They probably make money because people w/ insufficient micropay $ must buy something to charge it up. Also some people may buy something else along with the promotional titles.

    Also I don’t know if it’s Fictionwise that eats the cost of the promotion. IIRC I think it’s the publisher, although I assume it depends. (Obviously the big publishers have more leverage, so get better terms than the smaller publishers.)

    BTW — did anyone notice that the 1st three titles from Evanovich’s Plum series are over $20/each?! *shocked*

  8. Angela James
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 06:26:48

    @Nadia Lee I was twittering about the cost of those Evanovich books last night, because they’re only $7 on Amazon. Also, I noticed that Fictionwise was missing three Evanovich and three Grafton titles, right in the middle of each series. That’s kind of odd.

    As for the cost of the promotion, that’s on Fictionwise, not the publisher.

    ETA: Cost of the promotion is on Fictionwise unless, I should have said, they’ve worked out some sort of deal with the publisher, like Amazon does for giving away free books, but generally that’s not an author’s entire list of books, so these types of promotions are usually run by the retailer.

  9. Terry Odell
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 06:48:10

    Drawback is that titles that slide into the eBookwise don’t qualify for micropay. Back to the format wars.

  10. Lori
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 11:28:48

    Since I recently got an ereader and am on a budget, this was a wonderful boon and I thank you so very much. I don’t know how it works for fictionwise but it worked quite nicely for me!

    Thank you Jane and Angela!

  11. liz
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 14:26:22

    It worked for the Leigh books, but I don’t see any micropay for the Plum books. Do I need to buy one first? :0)

  12. Angela James
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 14:29:38

    @liz the Evanovich deal ended this morning

  13. PJ
    Feb 08, 2010 @ 19:16:18

    whew. Took me forever but I finally got them all. thanx

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