Amazon US is offering an outrageously great deal this week on the Kindle version of my book Writing Fiction for Dummies.
From November 15 to 19, 2010, Amazon is offering Writing Fiction For Dummies Kindle edition as a FREE download.
This is a special collaboration between Amazon US and my publisher (John Wiley).
Why are they running this special? Very simple: To create word of mouth publicity for the book. Free Kindle-edition campaigns are a proven way to generate enormous word of mouth for books.
My publisher believes strongly in Writing Fiction for Dummies, and they’re getting behind it in a big way. To my knowledge, this is the very first book in the Dummies line to have a free Kindle-edition campaign. I’m honored and thrilled to be part of that.
Please note that this free Kindle-edition campaign is for Amazon US only. There is no similar campaign running on Amazon UK or Amazon Canada. I wish there were, but there isn’t. As I’m sure you know, free Kindle-edition campaigns are determined by the publisher and Amazon; authors have no control over these decisions. NOTE ADDED: I’m informed by my fans outside the US that the download is NOT free to folks outside the US. I’m sure there’s some reason for this, so I emailed my marketing director to ask what it is. It might be Amazon policy; it might be some legal thing. Grrrrrrr. 🙁
What if you don’t have a Kindle?
Amazon has free software that lets you read Kindle-edition books directly on your Mac or PC. Likewise, there are free Kindle apps that run on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Blackberry, and Android. You can find a link to any of these software products on this Amazon page.
So you don’t have to own a Kindle in order to take advantage of this free offer. You just need Kindle software running on your computer or mobile device.
Also note that if you ever buy a Kindle in the future, you can download to it any Kindle e-books that you bought in the past. So if you think you might ever want to buy a Kindle in the future, now is a good time to get the Writing Fiction for Dummies Kindle edition.
This offer is especially juicy because anyone who owns a copy of Writing Fiction for Dummies is entitled to a 50% discount on my software, Snowflake Pro, which makes it fast, easy, and fun to work through my widely used Snowflake method for designing a novel.