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And it works! I follow your blog in Feedly, but since I found out I can get a free report, I signed up for your email too. :)

Dana Lynn Smith

Thanks Stephanie! Glad to see that freebies work :)


Giving away free items is simply a way of bringing loyal customers back for more. No one wants to pay for something that they can't taste beforehand. Writing is just the same. Don't think of it as giving stuff away, but more of building a database for future increase in revenue. Mobile Marketing is a great tactic for creating such offers. Check out this blog on how mobile marketing can benefit businesses and writers alike: http://www.avidmobile.com/blog/sms-marketing-a-writers-new-best-friend.php

Sonja Brumfield

I've given away about 30 books so far and am donating 50 to the new library. Does it help. I don't know, time will tell.

Dana Lynn Smith

Thanks for sharing Sonja. Giving away physical books is another way to get people reading your work and telling others about it.

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