Have Authors been Compromised?

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Written by Real Laplaine

August 18, 2019|author, book giveaways, book release, books, free books, reading, writing

This could be a touchy subject for some or many, so I apologize in advance if what I am about to say offends you.

As an author of 14 published works, so far, and an ardent writer, I found myself lured by Amazon and other book promotion services, into offering my books at discount prices. In fact, if you look for services that promote books to their readership, 99% of them focus on offering their readership either free books or books for $00.99. You will be hard-pressed to find a service that focuses on actual value priced-books.

I was drawn to this discount/giveaway platform for a time because of stories I read about authors who gave away their books for free or for next to nothing and how that developed into a…

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2 thoughts on “Have Authors been Compromised?

  1. I agree with this post. Readers want something for nothing. $1.99 for a book that has taken months of blood, sweat and tears to produce? Ridiculous. And that’s the full price! Unknown authors can’t charge more than this or people won’t buy, and even this is a ridiculous price.
    I know many people who won’t buy a book unless it’s on offer or free. It’s taking advantage of people who love what they are doing, and would do it anyway.
    And my local supermarket has started a ‘book swap’. (perhaps others have too). You take a book you want to read from the box, and replace it with one you’ve finished with. Great for the public, but those authors aren’t getting anything from all the people who take part and read books ‘for free’. (The same goes for second-hand book shops, I suppose. No payment to the writer.) Would you expect any other career to work for nothing? But writers are fair game, it seems.

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