Yeap, you read it right. I am giving it away! Wait. What is "it?" Well, I am giving away free copies of my book! Okay, free copies of the ELECTRONIC version of my book. Just go to http://stores.lulu.com/davidinark and click on the icon next to "Download for Free!"
Now, why would I give away my book? Here's my thinking: I give away the PDF version so people can read the stories. People that enjoy the stories will (hopefully) want the tangible book they can hold in their hands and read over and over again. On the other hand, maybe no one will buy the hard copy now that I am giving away the PDF one. That's okay, too. I recently read something along the lines of: "Hey, if it goes viral and a million people are reading my book, I'll take that any day of the week. Period." I have to agree.
I know some folks are planning to buy a hard copy to have me inscribe it, which I will happily do for anyone that sends me (or brings it to me if you live close enough) their copy of the printed book. That is, the version you buy on LuLu with the cover and all.
The goal for my writing and publishing the book was not to make a million dollars (though, hey, if it happens, I won't be complaining, you know what I mean?). The goal was to take the leap and publish it. Like letting a child go off on his own, I am setting my stories free, hoping they do well on their own.