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message 1: by Ethan (new)

Ethan Kincaid (ethankincaid) | 3 comments I have a question I can't seem to find an answer for. This seems like a good place to ask. When considering purchasing a book online (or putting one's book up for purchase online if one is an author), how much of the book is generally expected to be offered for free as a sample of the content? The whole first chapter? First ten, twenty, twenty five pages? A certain percentage of the book? Does it even have to be from the beginning of the book? Hope you can help. I'm really in the dark here.


message 2: by Ethan (new)

Ethan Kincaid (ethankincaid) | 3 comments Thanks!


message 3: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Angell (heidiangell) | 38 comments Smashwords encourages the first 20%


message 4: by Ethan (new)

Ethan Kincaid (ethankincaid) | 3 comments Okay! I'll take a look at my manuscript and see where 20% puts me. Thanks!


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