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Why Are Publishers Giving Away Bestselling Books for Free?

Business  (tags: business, consumers, books, BookBub, free books, society, marketing, money )

- 1569 days ago -
Last year, Random House decided to give away Dan Brown's bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, for free for one week. The eBook freebie ran on the 10-year anniversary of The Da Vinci Code, and a few weeks before the release of Brown's new book, Inferno.

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Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 5:51 pm
May be ebooks are not all they are cracked up to be or selling as well as they would like so they perhaps are trying to entice people? I don't use any of those.....I prefer a real book!

Elizabeth M (65)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 6:44 pm
I am inclined to be like Debbie, I like to read a real book also. I suppose it is a good deal if a person finds out in time to get a free ebook. (these are going to hurt our libraries so much!!) I just can't imagine sitting on the bed reading a children's story from an ebook to young children///////////11
Noted with thanks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:28 pm
No Idea

Mary T (358)
Thursday February 6, 2014, 9:44 pm
love Bookbub, enjoy receiving the daily list of free ebooks; like reading books but reading from my tablet is easier when I'm commuting to work and home. Thanks Carrie

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:50 am
Wish I'd gotten DaVinci free...

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:54 am
Thank You.

Julie Botsch (12)
Friday February 7, 2014, 2:54 am
Noted and Appreciated.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:02 am
I don't know. Thanks.

Amy Fisher (11)
Friday February 7, 2014, 10:46 am
Interesting, thanks.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Friday February 7, 2014, 12:58 pm
Well, publishers, send me one, or how many you want to!!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 7, 2014, 4:11 pm
I still like real books.....

Helga Ganguly (138)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:32 pm
I like real books. Have you ever seen a shelf filled with books from 1920? They smell good.They feel good. They make you smile.

Helga Ganguly (138)
Friday February 7, 2014, 6:45 pm
The first book I ever bought was $1. The Milw.Public Library was selling old hardcovers for $1 each. I wish I hadn't been 13. Then I could have bought more. I got it home and dusted it. I arranged it on my night table. It had gold on the cover and a stranded boat. It was lovely. It smelled of people and wool sweaters and coffee and cocoa and lazy cups of tea and smoking jackets and velvet slippers and fez hats. I imagined a grandfather reading it with the aid of a standing lamp while resting his bandaged foot on a round ,9" rolling pin contraption for his gout. Can you do that with an ebook? Ebooks only inspire me to look up "plastic" on Wikipedia.

Shaheen N (64)
Saturday February 8, 2014, 1:14 am

Wilson Smith (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:52 pm
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Wilson Smith (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 4:26 am
I do not think that we ought to question why publishers are giving away books for free. Afte all, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.
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