Why do writers give away books to promote our novels? That’s a great question. I’m glad you asked.
As a Christian author, I write a story to illustrate a beautiful truth about God. In Refuge, the story showed God’s love and mercy, driving home the point that no matter what we’ve done, forgiveness can be found.
Fallen is also a story of God’s love and mercy. As one reviewer wrote: The author “reveals God’s passionate love for humanity (meaning you and me). His warmth wafts up from the pages. His ability to see into the future and plan ahead of time for our provision—no matter our circumstances, no matter our needs—thrills.”
I want people to know how much God loves us, that He planned for us before He even began creation, and that no matter what we’ve done, He wants us to be His own. I weave these themes into everything I write for publication.
So, back to my initial question. People love giveaways. They enter, hoping to win. Therefore, I give away books, knowing this will take my stories of God’s love to places they might never have visited any other way.
I also know “the lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord,” so I am confident that the Lord will send Fallen wherever He wants it to go in this giveaway, knowing better than I do who would be blessed by reading the healing words of His love.
Since I want as many people as possible to know this, I also market my books, spreading the word to a larger audience, running with the message.
When there is a giveaway, especially on a site like Goodreads, more people become aware of my new book title and read its reviews. This sparks their interest, and they purchase. This also broadens the reach of my stories of God’s love and mercy.
This is why I’m giving away ten copies.
It’s more important to me to accomplish these goals than it is to gain the money from ten sales. The returns from this giveaway are eternal and broad.
So enter to win! Tell your friends! Let’s accomplish these goals together.