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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    Marta Acosta, 15 Jul 2010 @ 9:50am

    Re: Re: OMG, I'm on a tech site!

    Hi, Mike,

    I took down the uploaded version because my agent asked me to take it down. I would have kept it up for a little longer because I think most of the people reading for free probably aren't book buyers. Maybe they are. I have no frickin idea. It's all a crapshoot.

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