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by Mike Masnick


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Author Offers Free Copy Of His Book To Anyone Who Writes An Amazon Review

from the free-books dept

It's pretty common for book publishers to send out free copies of their books to book reviewers and publications. It's part of the publicity effort that any new book tends to go through. However, in this day and age, pretty much everyone is a book reviewer thanks to blogs or Amazon... and one author is responding accordingly. ChurchHatesTucker alerts us to the news that author Charlie Finlay is offering a free copy of his book to anyone who promises to review it on Amazon. Basically, he knows that the best way to build buzz around the book is to actually get people to read it, and giving away the book to people who will provide that buzz is probably a cost effective way to get some attention. Now, some might question whether the reviewers will be "fair" because they received the book for free -- but that's true of most professional book reviewers already.

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    Luís Carvalho, 22 Apr 2009 @ 3:49pm

    And about the availability, how many torrents are already made of said book?

    And YES, books MUST be free. Not the physical, tree killing, ambient poluter ones, but the content.

    Don't mistake me, I have bought and I still buy, at least a hundred books a year. But, oh boy, I read waaaaaaaay more then that. And should I run out of money to buy them anymore, I have enough e-books to last a couple hundred years.

    Books WILL be free.

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