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
Companies: tor


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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Jul 2010 @ 1:12pm

    Jennette,

    Unless it's generating some kind of buzz that will help you get a publisher and/or agent, I would take it down if I were you before beginning the submission process. Ultimately whether it's available for free or not would be a decision your publisher would have input in.

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