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.

Filed Under: books, free, marta acosta
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    Ron Rezendes (profile), 14 Jul 2010 @ 8:28am

    Re: Interesting

    "Then Acosta put it up on Scribd for free, and lucked out by getting great reviews and a lot of interest - and the editors at Tor took enough notice to believe that there was a market for the book, and bought it."

    Are you always so condescending?

    Wouldn't "...getting great reviews and a lot of interest..." be a direct result of a quality piece of work, rather than defying the odds and "lucking out"?

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