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by Mike Masnick


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books, free, marta acosta

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
    Corey, 14 Jul 2010 @ 9:25am

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Interesting

    "Wont work. You cant GET an agent UNLESS you have an offer an interested publisher. Its chicken-and-egg. As an new, unknown, unpublished author, you cant just run out and get an agent, it doesnt work like that."

    That's not at all true. If you have a quality manuscript finding an agent really isn't that difficult. It's difficult if you have a bad manuscript that no one is ever going to want to buy.

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