If there was any doubt that people like free stuff, let what follows dispel that doubt. The Adams media division of F+W media published a Holocaust memoir called A Child al Confino, in which a Holocaust survivor recreates WWII-era Vienna through the eyes of his childhood self just as Nazi forces invaded the city.
In honor of National Holocaust Remembrance Day, Adams decided to give the book away for three days, beginning yesterday. In under 24 hours, it shot up to the top of Amazon’s free e-book bestseller list, as you can see from the screen shot above, taken just now.
Whether or not this will translate to sales when the book is no longer free remains to be seen, though it’s quite likely. And the giveaway was a good gesture on the part of the publisher.