Some Authors Are Understanding The Power Of Electronic Books
from the slowly,-but-surely dept
While some authors and publishers are freaking out over the possibility of electronic copies of books somehow driving them out of business, at least a few authors are embracing the concept. The latest is Warren Adler, the author of The War of the Roses and 26 other books. His latest book, however, is going to be self-published for free online. He'll email you the latest copies from his website apparently. Rather than fearing the new technology, Adler is embracing it. He thinks that e-books will catch on, and sees no reason not to push forward in that space. He's hoping that people who read this new novel will go out and buy copies of his older novels -- which, he's conveniently planning to sell on flash memory cards as well. Update: In somewhat related news, it looks like Amazon is launching a new service to let people download exclusive "short" written content for $0.49 a story. Not sure how well this experiment will work out, as some people may wonder whether the content is even worth that much as a download, but at least some authors are willing to experiment with digital content.