Why a Kindle publisher gave away 2,500 FREE copies of his book during it’s launch and why you should too – with Chris Guthrie

Episode 12

On today’s episode of The Mike From Maine Show I speak with successful Internet Marketer and Website Creator Chris Guthrie about the release of his new eBook on Amazon How to Make Money as an Amazon Associate. We discuss the following:

1. Why publish a Kindle book if you already have a popular platform (his blog) to publish on?

2. Why did you give away over 2,500 copies for free?

3. How did you get your book published?

4. Are you seeing a lot of traffic from the links in the eBook?

Watch the show below: Duration: 35:35

[leadplayer_vid id=”506ED2080E53E”]Stuff mentioned in the show

Have you published any books on Amazon? If you have let us know in the comments below.


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  1. Hey Mike,

    Thanks for having me on. Ended the 48 hour free period with 3,000+ downloads. So far about 4 sales from midnight to 9:00 AM this morning and I expect that number to climb.

    Will be interesting to see how high the sales are by the end of the month though.


    1. Chris,

      It was a pleasure. 3,000 downloads is nothing to scoff at. Hopefully it will help get your book up into the best sellers. If you can make an extra $100/month from this then it would be completely worth it.

  2. Giving book out on KDP is one of the best thing that has happened to my books on amazon. The thing now is that amazon takes time to approve book. i emailed them and they said they are doing investigation on books more than 3 weeks now.

    Hope you made much sale after the KDP period?

    Mike, will you try transcribe your videos? I can take some (little $) to help do if you hire me. Lol

    1. Sheyi,

      I’m thinking about transcribing my videos, but it’s a bit expensive to get it done. I’ll probably wait a little while until I’m making enough money from interviewing to make it feasible.

  3. I am sad I missed getting this e-book for free. Would have been a great read. I’ll definitely have to look into writing my own e-book very soon here. Looks like a great way to collect email subscribers!

    1. James,

      Sorry we couldn’t do the interview sooner, but still it’s only a few dollars if you’re interested in it.

      I’m also thinking about writing my own e-book in the near future. If I do I’ll be sure to give out a free copy to all my subscribers.

      1. Awesome. It really is a great idea to give out a free copy for awhile to get people interested and then sell it for a couple dollars once there is some more hype about it.

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