I should also mention that we've lowered the price of the eBook to $0.99 and the Price of the print version to $5.99.
I mentioned a few weeks ago that we put Broken Toys: China's Song in Amazon's KDP Select Program. This allows Amazon Prime Members with Kindles to "Borrow" the book for free. (Right now, I'm reading Catching Fire on the Kindle for free -- Extremely cool! The catch is, you have to have an actual Kindle. I can't get it to work on any of my Kindle "App"s)
KDP Select also allows us to offer the eBook for free, five days each quarter.
Now, I have to admit that this is an experiment and begs the question: Why give your book away?
The logic goes something like this:
Let's say that John Doe downloads a free copy of your book. John may like it so much that he buys a print copy. (I downloaded a free copy of Imaginary Jesus and wound up buying the print copy because I loved it and wanted to share the book with my family. I also bought the sequel, Night of the Living Dead Christian -- and now I'm blogging about it...)
John may give your book a fabulous review on Amazon, which will encourage people unfamiliar with your work to take a chance on you.
Whenever someone pulls up a book John Doe has bought, then your book may also be displayed along with it in the section that says "People who bought this book also bought..."
Sales, even if they are free, will bring your sales volume up so you have a higher rating at Amazon.
Finally, if nothing else, it gives you a chance to share your work with your friends without costing them anything.
Of course at this point, it's purely speculation because we haven't done this before.
If you do get a chance to read Broken Toys: China's Song Let us know what you think about it.