I'm intrigued by the arguments of writers like Neil Gaiman who propose boosting sales by making digital content free. Last fall, someone posted a link to an article by another writer who makes ALL his digital content free and still earns an excellent living off just his paperbacks. I can't remember that writer's name or find the article again. Did anybody else see it? Or does anyone have more examples of this nature?
I think it's a great idea to give away some of your work for free. Then what you're doing is kind of like giving a digital reading. And just like a non-digital reading, the idea is that people will come to the rest of your work. I think Neil Gaiman can afford to do that because he's Neil Gaiman, if you know what I mean.
I hadn't thought of it as a reading. I like that!