The Free Books to Read Online This Summer Thru Amazon Kindle Store

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM


What're you reading this summer? Really, not anything? No, if it has the word "GIRL" in the title, it doesn't count, sorry.

You've got a phone, don't you? You probably even have an iPad. Here's a hint, check the Kindle store for free stuff. 

You don't need to spend any money on summer reading just yet. There's a great library of free books to read online over on the Amazon Kindle Store. This will help you narrow the search... 

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Free Books on Amazon Kindle Store Worth Reading

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 2, 2017 12:00:00 PM


With the summer months fast approaching and spare time (ideally) in your future, you'll likely need something to read.

How about something classic? Intellectually stimulating?

How about something for free?

Amazon is overloaded with with books for the low price of: $ 

Follow the links below for some essential reading available for free on the Amazon Kindle Marketplace, just in time for beach season... 

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Free Books: Pursuing Independent Publishing

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jun 1, 2017 12:00:00 PM


I met a friend for drinks on a rainy Thursday afternoon to discuss his recent trip to Austria.

When he asked what I was writing, I explained my vision for a series of free books: interconnected, independently published, and driven by community involvement.


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Indie Free Books Will Rise From AT&T and Comcast's Greed

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 26, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Need something new? Of course you do. You've got social followers to please.

They're sitting back at the nest, beaks snipping at the air, waiting for anyone to drop them a worm. And you're gonna be the momma to feed them.

What does your individualized flair for good taste tell you? Well, it concerns discovery, something intellectually-stimulating, and hand-crafted detail. It can't be corporate, your followers demand something finer.

The same way shareware became indie video games, the same way local bands became genuine rock-acts, serialized free books are angling to become a new scene that demands something new all the time.

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5 Inbound Marketing and Sales Tactics for Promoting Your Art (If That's Your Business)

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM


How often do you think about the marketing, promotion, and sales aspects of your art? Maybe 5% of your day?

No matter your craft, you'd likely prefer to buckle down and create, rather than contemplate how to approach running your creativity like a business.

Turns out, that's the right attitude, and with this guide on the must-do marketing and sales tactics, you can know which actions to prioritize, leaving you more time to do what you love...

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The Best Free Books in the Amazon Kindle Store

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 23, 2017 12:00:00 PM


Vision augmented by 20/20 hindsight, and maybe an updated glasses prescription, you're sizing up a summer reading list. Not just trashy beach books with covers thick enough you could smash clams, but classics you've always meant to read.

Didn't you always mean to read an oldie-but-a-goodie?

Lucky you, Amazon is packed to the gills with free novels. Not $1 bodice-rippers. Not $4 adventure pulp (it has those, too), but honest-to-goodness masterpieces.

These are some of the finest books you can find on the Amazon Kindle Marketplace, ready for summer reading... 

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Free Books and the Democratization of Popular Culture

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: May 19, 2017 12:00:00 PM

01-scarlet-tenant-usage.gifSomeday soon, this generation of hyper-intelligent, semi-employed, well-adjusted weirdos won't have the money to buy tickets to the next Avengers movie.

But let's not bury the lede:

Free books are coming.

What? Yeah, buckle up, ya'll. It's unavoidable. As popular culture becomes a self-consuming snake where the fanbase can no longer foot the bill to participate in the lowest-common denominator zeitgeist, votes will be cast with wallets, and it's just going to be diligent, thrifty tastemakers and free books...

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The Guide to Ghost Little's Independent Free Book Samples

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Aug 23, 2016 12:00:00 PM

electric-earth.jpgGhost Little continues to grow its audience. I could not be more pleased with the most recent developments.

That's why I'm doing an update about Ghost Little's free books.

We'll get to them in a hot second.

First, as part of the discipline, I don't like speaking "to camera," as they say. You aren't meant to directly talk about what you're doing. You're supposed to stay on topic to educate your readers and help them learn why chosing your work is the best solution to their problem. To be clear, I help solve your boredom problem with remarkable writing.

Nevertheless: my website, my books, my rules, I can make an exception. Even The Rock has cheat-days. So, regarding the free books...

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Using Free Books to Welcome Loyal Readers

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Aug 17, 2016 12:00:00 PM

wire-trees.jpgIndependent passion projects require an incentive for your audience to return and return again. The internet affords people the ability to make their work visible to an entire planet. How can you channel that potential audience into a devoted fanbase though?

Whether you're a YouTuber, an artist on Etsy, a musician on Soundcloud, or a writer self-publishing your first novel, you can maintain a loyal following with samples of your work that they can share and you can be proud of.

Digital meets paper.

Here's how free books work as a downloadable...

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Preparing Your Free Books For Distribution

Written by: Alex Crumb | Follow on: Twitter, Facebook

Published: Jul 22, 2016 12:00:00 PM

The_Scarlet_Tenant_ebook_cover.pngIt's time for our Friday update! First the good news: progress is abundant on Diffused States' second chapter. In fact, there's too much material. At halfway, it's tracking to be twice as long as it should be.

This means, the word count will reach upward of 15,000. Taking the average reader's speed into account, 15,000 words takes about 70 minutes to read.

That's too long. It should be down more around 9000-10,000 words. The chapters on Ghost Little, of course, are divided into smaller sub-divisions while maintaining a story through-line.

The chapter will eventually be completed. Then some edits will need to happen to Diffused States first chapter—currently available for download like the rest of the free books on its downloads page—to assure continuity.

Today, you'll get a little insight into how the free book samples themselves. With The Scarlet Tenant the most recent publication, let's use it as our guinea pig.

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