I dropped Amazon a line with links to let them know that both of these books are being offered free elsewhere and they very kindly dropped the price to free on Amazon as well. As I have mentioned before, I can not list a book for free on Amazon, but they can match the lowest available price -- if they choose to. This can change at any time.
Since giving my stories away -- or selling them at the lowest price I can -- is my way of "advertising", I'm very happy that Amazon has once more dropped the price to free. In the nearly 6 months The Bright Black Sea was for sale at $3.99 and then $.99 I may have sold less than 30 copies. Ten times that many were downloaded in the first 10 days after being reduced to free. The way I look at is that the price of getting read by hundreds of readers is the royalties of half a dozen books sold a month. In short, not much.