Author Q and A with Brian James Freeman
Author Q&A / October 31, 2010

Brian James Freeman (website) is a prolific author, at age 14 he sold his first story and hasn’t stopped since.   I’ve been introduced to Brian’s work when I downloaded his free full length eBook “The Painted Darkness” (book website – book review), which was actually one of my first posted reviews on this blog. Brian had a very courageous marketing plan for “The Painted Darkness” – he gave away the eBook & audiobook for free, for a limited time (check the website if the offer still stands) hoping it will generate sales. How did that work out? Let’s find out. Q. For a limited time you let readers download an eCopy and/or audio book of “The Painted Darkness: for free.  Why did you decide to do so? A. It’s really hard to get new books noticed these days unless they’re written by authors who are already well  known.  There’s just so many entertainment options out there, it’s tough to get your work in front of readers.  Giving a book away for free seemed like a tremendous way to get feedback and find some new readers.  Plus, I hoped that the publicity from the experiment would lead to more sales for…

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