I self-published Always Faithful and The Way Home on Smashwords in October 2009. Since then, I've sold 18 copies, and people have downloaded 34 samples between the two.
Marianne's Vacation became available for free on January 2, 2010. By January 14, 143 people have downloaded copies.
Is Romance that popular? Is the attraction it's free-ness?
What -- if anything -- might this tell me?? I have no idea. Nevertheless, I'm thrilled that perhaps a few people might enjoy reading the story half as much as I enjoyed writing it.