Recently I've had a few queries on this subject and I know opinions vary. I've changed my own mind more than once. Please share you current feelings about any of the following –
Is it a good idea for newer writers to build up confidence and credits by submitting to non paying markets? And if so, at what point should they move on to paying markets?
Is giving away a free ebook (like this one) a sensible way to attract readers for your other books?
Are writers who work for free doing a diservice to those who hope to get paid?
Are you in favour of anthologies published to raise money for charities?
Do you think any non financial rewards for publication are worth having?
What about token payments? Are they fine as it's the principle which matters, or do you find them insulting?