Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Free Download of Suze Orman's Women & Money

Via a publishing industry newsletter, I just heard that Oprah is offering a free download of Suze Orman's book Women & Money, but only until 8pm EST tomorrow. You can find the download link on this page (scroll about halfway down and you'll see links for English and Spanish versions).
This is the first time Oprah has ever offered a free book via a PDF download. It's noted that the book is copyrighted, and that you can download it only for your own use and may not forward or copy the file.
Will this end up making more people buy the book? I guess that is the big debate in publishing these days-- how much do you give away for free, and does it help or hurt sales? In any case, if you have been curious about this book but havent wanted to pony up the bucks, nows your big chance to read it!

[On an unrelated note, what is suddenly wrong with my computer! I cant type, or even cut and paste apostrophes! If I try to type one it brings up a "quick find" box at the bottom of my screen! Make it go away!]

11 comments:

beatrice said...

Thanks for tip!

UncleJohnny said...

I've heard of this type of thing occurring with the FireFox browser. Here are a few links with documented fixes.

http://foliovision.com/2007/11/06/firefox-quickfind/

http://mozillalinks.org/wp/2006/10/firefox-quick-search-as-it-should-and-used-to-be/

Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Hi,
A free book, great.
Thanks for the link, I downloaded it right ahead, and will read it soon.

Helena

Anonymous said...

Suze Orman for free? Still costs too much!

Anonymous said...

The book has been out for awhile, so those who are avid followers of Suze Orman have probably already purchased it/read it. I borrowed it from the library. I think her offering an e-book can only help her visibility and followers and future book sales. Pretty smart move if you ask me, plus, it's only available for a short time.

I downloaded it for future reference, if needed.

Jonathan said...
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Jonathan said...

Thanks for sharing, I haven't read this book yet.

Anonymous said...

Bronx Chica..OMG I got this book as a b-day gift last year! So worth it!. Thanks for the tip :)

Rosalyn said...
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Rosalyn said...

Surely you've fixed the apostrophe problem already, but I just wanted to throw in that it's happened to me one time in my years of firefoxing and after I restarted firefox it was back to normal.

I downloaded the book (why not?), but I haven't read it yet. Even with as much as I read online every day, committing to reading an entire book on a computer screen is intimidating.

Kady said...

I downloaded the book too. Hey, free is free.

Thanks for the tip.