The Heidi Thorne Show

What’s Wrong with Book Prize Giveaways? | Episode 133

March 17, 2020

Giving away a signed copy of your book sounds like such a great promotional idea, right? Wrong! I explain why, and offer an alternative, in this episode.

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Timestamp show notes (click on timestamp to view segment on YouTube):

0:24 Free book giveaways sound like a great idea, but they're not

1:15 Problems with giveaways on recorded presentations

2:20 Data collection issues with giveaway entrants

3:41 Logistics issues with book giveaways

5:05 Giveaways attract freebie seekers

5:57 Giveaways don't attract good sales leads

6:49 Gifting your book to special people

Blog: Why You Might Not Want to Do a Book Giveaway Promotion for Your Self Published Book