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Free Book Friday!

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Yes you heard right! I know how much you like free books! You should definitely check this out! It's called Free Book Friday, and it was started by the very cool Jessica Brody author of The Fidelity Files.

Here is the official press release:

Debut Author Finds Success in Giving Away Books

Los Angeles, CA – October 26, 2008 – Jessica Brody, author of The Fidelity Files (St. Martin’s Press – 2008) was searching for creative new ways to market her debut novel and collaborate with fellow authors at the same time. She noticed that free giveaways seemed to be highly effective in driving website traffic so she came up with the idea for FreeBookFriday.com, a website that, true to its name, promotes authors by giving away free books every Friday.

“I started the site just as a fun way to promote my book and network with other authors, but the response has been overwhelming,” says Brody, who after only six short weeks has seen weekly visitor growth rates in the 300 percent range. “We have already filled up the rest of 2008 with an outstanding list of participating authors and have started a wait list for 2009.”

The initial draw to the site is clearly the giveaways, but the hook that keeps visitors coming back is the content. Not only can readers enter to win a free autographed book, but Brody also hosts a weekly author interview podcast to promote the featured author. “I love connecting with fellow authors every week. Not only does it help me with my writing, but it gives readers a unique insight into the creative process behind some of their favorite titles.”

This week (October 26th) FBF is hosting a special Halloween Edition, featuring one of the reigning queens of vampire novels, P.C. Cast whose House of Night series has been on the NYT Bestseller list for 25 weeks straight and has more than one million copies in print. Website visitors can listen to an exclusive interview with P.C. and enter to win a free signed copy of her latest release, UNTAMED (St. Martin’s, 2008)

“The response to UNTAMED has been so great, I decided to launch a spin-off of the main site specifically targeting teen readers,” says Brody, who is also working on a Romance Edition, scheduled to launch in early 2009.

The new site, http://teens.freebookfriday.com, will launch November 1, 2008.

This week over at Free Book Friday, you can snag a signed ARC of Evermore by Alyson Noel! One of my books to pine for!

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