April 28, 2008 § 9 Comments
“He gives the kids free samples, because he knows full well,
That today’s young innocent faces, will be tomorrow’s…..clientele”
–Tom Lehrer (The Old Dope Peddler)
Since the link from Stranger Fruit seems to be sending a few book nuts this way, I thought I’d share a resource. Eric Flint describes the purpose of the Baen Free Library in a way that boils down to good old marketing. Free samples to get you hooked. For the most part you will find the first one or two books from a given author’s multi-work series.
This is Sci Fi / Fantasy schlock for those of you that like that sort of thing. Each book is provided in a variety of formats so it should fit your electronic reading needs.
I’ll also note that Tor (Tor.com) is working a model whereby you sign up for an emailing list and they give you access to a new electronic book every week. Cool beans.