Something Free!

>> Tuesday, October 14, 2008

To celebrate the release this week of Something Wicked, my contemporary young adult mystery based on Macbeth, Dial Books is offering a special promotion: they're letting you read the first Horatio Wilkes mystery, Something Rotten, for free.

You read that right. Free. Gratis. Complimentary. No charge.

You don't have to register, you don't have to give your e-mail, you don't have to buy something else to read it.

All you have to do is click here.

Why are we letting you read Something Rotten for free while it's still on sale at your favorite bookseller? Because the number one challenge facing most authors is obscurity. Of all the people who didn't buy Something Rotten today, the majority did so because they simply didn't know it existed--not because someone gave them a free copy of it. Like Cory Doctorow says, we think it's more important to get more people into our tent than to make sure everybody inside bought a ticket.

So click on the link in this post, or the banner stuck to the top of the Gratz Industries blog, or go to, and read Something Rotten. The book is free (did we mention?) but this special promotion ends on November 30th.

So what are you waiting for? Go. Now. All the cool kids are doing it...


Anonymous,  October 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM  

I followed the link on Ally Carter's blog and read "Something Rotten". I thought it was great! I am going to B&N today to seek out "Something Wicked" and will also buy "Something Rotten" to put on my shelf. Offering it for free can only drum up interest in you as an author and it worked for me!

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