Have you ever come to the point where you start looking at free Kindle offerings like those listed in our Kindle Nation Daily Free Book Alerts with a bit of trepidation, based on fear that you’ll hooked on some author’s free novel only to end up spending serious money on Kindle editions of all the other books she has ever written?
If that’s your concern, Joe Konrath has your back.
Konrath is the very successful author of the bestselling Hyperion series of Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels Mysteries that began with Whiskey Sour in 2004 and has continued through Rusty Nail, Fuzzy Navel, Bloody Mary, Cherry Bomb, and Dirty Martini. But while some other authors act as if readers are the enemy by insulting them with remarks like those made by novelist Douglas Preston recently in the New York Times, Konrath has been extremely innovative both in figuring out how to connect with readers and in backing up his commitment to make those connections, as you can see from his blog posts here.
You may or may not already be aware that Konrath has been very consistent in offering free copies of his novel Serial to Kindle owners (and anyone else with a free Kindle App and a PC, BlackBerry, iPhone, or iPod Touch) for long enough to make it #23 on the Kindle Store bestseller list for all of 2009. (The book was co-written by Konrath, under his “Jack Kilborn” pen name, and Blake Crouch). He was also one of the first authors to participate in our popular Free Kindle Nation Shorts series with a vampire story, “The Screaming,” last May.
But if you download Serial and enjoy it, you are not doomed to spending 10 bucks a pop for Konrath’s other books. Here are nine other full-length Konrath titles that