First chapter of new book on my website?

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indianroads

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I post a new short story on my website every month - mostly to keep readers coming back.

I'll be releasing my new book in a week or so - and am thinking of posting the first chapter there on the day it's available on Amazon - with a link to buy it at the bottom of course.

Good idea?
Bad idea?
Meh idea?
 

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I'm personally planning to post half my book on my blog eventually. (I'm self-publishing)

Like, the Martian was posted entirely online. If people don't even know about the book, they're not going to purchase it. If a chapter or five are already posted online, people are more likely to actually stumble across it. I don't know how many movies I've eventually watched because of all the scenes I saw on Youtube.
 

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