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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
    Matthew, 14 Jul 2010 @ 8:11am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting

    Publishers know a thing or two. Even if they won't publish your first book, they do read manuscripts and they accept or reject them for good reasons. You probably won't get back too much feedback but if you get rejected, it means your work needs some improvement.

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