“I cringe at the idea of giving away my best work for free”
This is what an author I work with told me last week.
In fact, most authors I talk to have a hard time giving away a valuable piece of writing they’ve slaved over.
I get it.
But here’s the problem…
Unless you are already a well-known author, book buyers don’t know if they’ll enjoy reading your book.
Surprisingly, book buyers aren’t fortune tellers, so they’ll prefer to buy a book from an author they know and like.
One way to bypass this problem is to have a massive amount of positive reviews. But sadly, reviews are difficult to generate and unless thousands of people buy your book, you won’t have dozens of reviews. It’s the old chicken and egg review conundrum.
So how do you solve this problem?
How do you prove to your potential readers that you are an author worth reading?
You give them a book for free!
It doesn’t have to be your 60,000-word masterpiece.
10,000 words will do the trick.
But they have to be the best 10,000 words you can write.
Because with that short book, you do two things at the same time:
1. Convince readers that your work is worth paying for
2. Build your fan base and email list
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