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by Mike Masnick


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Companies:
tor



Author Puts Novel Online For Free... And Gets A Book Deal

from the but-free-never-works dept

alex was the first of a few of you to send over the story of how author Marta Acosta posted her "young adult vampire novel" online for free at Scribd, where it became a top download with tons of great reviews... and that helped her get a book deal with Tor, who will be publishing the book in hardcover shortly. Once again, another example of how "obscurity" is a bigger problem than "piracy" for most content creators.

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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 14 Jul 2010 @ 6:59am

    Re: Re: Re: Interesting

    How will you know if your first book or two are bad if no one reads them? All media created by artists of every flavor need to release their works and see what sticks and what people liked about them... get critiques. From the actual content consumers!

    Typically an artist will make something, think it's bad but everyone loves it. Or a small group of people are brought in, reads/watches whatever you made but it turns out they were completely wrong on it being good or not and is a flop.

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