M. J. Rose (anewanais) Sat 5 May 01 05:42
Thanks all... I loved being here. One thing Mark - I don't mean to give the books away for free for ever. Just for a very limited time - say for two weeks or a month... and a few hundred - or maybe a thousand. It should be something special to get the book for free - not what people come to excpect.
M. J. Rose (anewanais) Sat 5 May 01 05:48
I just reread that and wanted to make one more comment... I don't think that giving out a thousand copies of your book to readers who love books is in any way getting the general public used to things being free ie the Village Voice or the Internet. I think of these books as a gift. Personally, I did get PocketBooks to give about 100 books away to 100 of my fans - people who wrote me letters saying how much they loved my first novel. I wrote them back and asked them if they'd like a copy of the second. Most said yes. They got a free book. If I could have convinced Pocket to do it with a thousand I would have. If I could have afforded to buy them myself and give them away I would have.
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