I’m continually amazed at the number of people that fear free digital content, believing that free digital content now will ultimately lead people to believe that all content is without value, that all consumers of books will somehow refuse to pay for digital content. The conflation of free and digital ... more >
Harlequin is 60 years old this year and to celebrate, Harlequin plans to get a copy of one of its books in the hands of every woman in the US and Canada. In the past 60 years, Harlequin has 5.8 billion books sold 2,700 authors 34,000 titles 640 bestseller placements ... more >
HarperCollins makes Lois McMaster Bujold’s Beguilement free online. Unfortunately you can’t download it. I believe this is because HC believes that if they force you to use their awkward software, you’ll give up and buy the version and if they allow you to download it, you’ll never buy a legitimate ... more >
Books on Board has Dear Author’s January recommended reads on sale. Hachette is trying something different for January. Instead of $1.99 titles, it is offering specialized bundle pricing. Specialized bundle pricing is only available at Sony but Sony sells epub which almost all ebook readers can read except for the ... more >
This week Harlequin has been giving a book away a day at its ebook site. The first day, I bought a couple of other titles, as the free book looked lonely in my cart. I wondered how many others actually bought books with their free book download.
Stanza and Harlequin have made 4 free ebook minis for the iPhone reader. One of the minis if from Jayne’s favorite authors, Julie Kenner. You can access the freebies via the “Online Catalog” section of the Stanza program.