Originally Posted by ereadingdotcom
... with the competitive model that has formed up around pricing tiers, Baen simply cannot "gimmick" the system and convince authors that this is in their best long-term interest.
Not to mention not being in the best interest of Baen's bottom line.
I don't see why giving ebooks away wouldn't bolster Baen's bottom line and that of authors' far
into the future.
strategy has been working for Amazon for some time now. I've bought several books by authors I'd likely have never heard of because one of their titles were free.