The experiment continues. The Grand Mirage will be free on Kindle tomorrow and Friday, Dec. 15 and 16 as I take the first two of my five promotion days under the KDP Select program. Apparently this can lead to hundreds of downloads and it's exciting to think my book will be in the hands of so many prospective readers.
My primary goal for The Grand Mirage is that it be read. I know there are people who will enjoy it and who will be eager for the next in the series. It is secondary at this point how much money I actually collect in building that fan base. Eventually, yes, it would be nice to have a fan base in the thousands that's willing to cough up five bucks for a new book. But the first objective is to connect with those readers who like this kind of fiction.