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Old 05-23-2011, 09:57 AM   #1
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Publishing Free E-Books on Amazon

I've used Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing several times now. One thing I have never figured out is how you can set an e-book price at zero. The 35% royalty option allows you to set the price at 99 cents. But for my next project, I want it to be free.

Any suggestions will be gratefully accepted.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:30 AM   #2
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Can't be done. The nearest you could get would be to add lots of dummy text at the end so that the complete story falls within the free sample.
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I wonder how we've gotten all these apparently self-published freebies as of late?
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Lindsay Buroker posted about a possible method on her blog.

Basically, it's taking advantage of Amazon's "book may not be offered cheaper anywhere else" clause.

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yes, Amazon price match other sites such as Kobo or Smashwords.
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Old 05-23-2011, 01:10 PM   #6
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I had thought about doing the Samshwords/B&N freebie thing with an eventual Amazon price match. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything obvious. Thanks for all your help.
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