I've discovered what many authors have also discovered: releasing electronic texts of books drives sales of the print editions. An SF writer's biggest problem is obscurity, not piracy. Of all the people who chose not to spend their discretionary time and cash on our works today, the great bulk of them did so because they didn't know they existed, not because someone handed them a free e-book version.
Friday, 7 July 2006
Cory Doctorow, of Boing Boing fame, discusses why authors should embrace the internet and start finding ways to start a conversation with their readers: