My response was that she was right, but there's a difference between giving away books for reviews versus giving away a free book to everyone.
So I went on my merry way, until I received an email from Smashwords who are having a Read an Ebook Week from March 4-10th. Authors are invited to sell their books at a discount or for free for a week. It sounded like a good promotional tool.
So now I was in a quandary. Would I lose credibility if I were to give away my 99 cent science fiction novella Hell's Fire for free? Would I stand to lose thousands of dollars? No, very doubtful! Would I feel good if people were interested enough to download my book? Yes.
So there you have it. I'm jumping on the bandwagon and joining the free ebook frenzy. Maybe I wasn't totally right the first time. I'll give it a try. Thanks, Malika!