on Just Publishing Advice:
People love free products and services and to save money
For new authors, offering free ebooks seems like a sensible idea to attract readers who find free books tempting.
In the early days of ebooks, this tactic worked to some degree, if only to get a few book reviews.
But now with cheap ebook subscription services such as Kindle Unlimited and others offering generous free trials, the perceived value of a free ebook has diminished.
If you are an author with only one published title, what do you get in return after giving away your only title?