Lately, however, the publishers have been helping. The trend seems to be for authors to offer free prequels, excerpts and previews. At librarian events like Book Expo America or state and library conferences, these small offerings may be in print, however, the usual format is e-book. Why might you want these samplers? For the same reasons I do.
- You're waiting for your library book to come in. Get started on the free chapters.
- You're not sure if you really want to spend the money to buy a particular book. Read an excerpt.
- You want to keep up with the current offerings. Read all the excerpts that you can!
- You want to know about the hottest new series. Read a chapter or two - at least you'll be able to carry on a conversation with the kids.