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twicebitten

Grab this free book
« on: January 29, 2020, 01:21:38 AM »
You want to know how millionaire indies were thinking 4 years ago (I know, it's like Medieval times in indie years, but still). Jana DeLeon (et alia)'s book on self-pub business is free right now, though I don't know for how many more days.

https://www.amazon.com/Naked-Truth-About-Self-Publishing-Updated-ebook/dp/B015QOF860
 
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Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2020, 01:23:35 AM »
Not free for me.
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Gerri Attrick

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2020, 01:32:09 AM »
Nor for me in the UK where its only review says, "How come this is free in the US, but not here?"  It was posted in 2016. :hehe
 

Lynn

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2020, 01:40:41 AM »
The last I heard they had put it free because they weren't going to do any (more) updates to the book. That was in 2016 and I picked up a copy back then. Amazon even reminded me of that date when I clicked through. :D
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twicebitten

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 02:03:48 AM »
oops, yeah, it's no doubt on countdown and in US only (never would be in Australia, on that basis.)
 

LilyBLily

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2020, 08:28:30 AM »
Turns out I already own it. Thanks for the heads up regardless.
 

kenle

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2020, 09:50:41 PM »
Thanks. I managed to download this successfully. I'm usually based in the UK but right now in Asia.
 

She-la-te-da

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2020, 06:37:20 AM »
Went to check it out, and I already have it. I thought I did, but looked anyway. I remember when this was the book everyone pointed newbies to.
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Cabbages and kings

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2021, 09:22:29 PM »
I see the Kindle version is free for me.

But why is there a used paperback being sold for $92.88 and a new paperback being sold for $768.57?
 

LilyBLily

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2021, 01:20:29 AM »
I see the Kindle version is free for me.

But why is there a used paperback being sold for $92.88 and a new paperback being sold for $768.57?

Third party sellers routinely list books they do not have. It's something to do with keeping their accounts alive on Amazon, I understand. Ignore them.
 
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Cabbages and kings

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2021, 03:12:19 AM »
I see the Kindle version is free for me.

But why is there a used paperback being sold for $92.88 and a new paperback being sold for $768.57?

Third party sellers routinely list books they do not have. It's something to do with keeping their accounts alive on Amazon, I understand. Ignore them.

Thanks LilyBLily. So I guess they choose a random and really expensive price because they don't actually have the paperback and actually don't want to make the sale, but just want to have the listing?
 

LilyBLily

Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2021, 10:45:09 AM »
I see the Kindle version is free for me.

But why is there a used paperback being sold for $92.88 and a new paperback being sold for $768.57?

Third party sellers routinely list books they do not have. It's something to do with keeping their accounts alive on Amazon, I understand. Ignore them.

Thanks LilyBLily. So I guess they choose a random and really expensive price because they don't actually have the paperback and actually don't want to make the sale, but just want to have the listing?

I'm sure they wouldn't be averse to charging you $768 for a book and then they'd go buy it from someone for $5 or $10 and pocket a nice profit.  Grin
 
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Re: Grab this free book
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2021, 03:20:15 AM »
I see the Kindle version is free for me.

But why is there a used paperback being sold for $92.88 and a new paperback being sold for $768.57?

Third party sellers routinely list books they do not have. It's something to do with keeping their accounts alive on Amazon, I understand. Ignore them.

Thanks LilyBLily. So I guess they choose a random and really expensive price because they don't actually have the paperback and actually don't want to make the sale, but just want to have the listing?

I'm sure they wouldn't be averse to charging you $768 for a book and then they'd go buy it from someone for $5 or $10 and pocket a nice profit.  Grin

LOL Yeah, I didn't think of that.  Grin