Well, we finally came up with a workable plan to set an e-book to free without having it stuck there permanently (or so we hope). So it’s time to test this out. The novel Soul Cages will be available for free for the next few weeks to uncover any bugs in the system.
Next year is going to be a very busy year for new work being published, so I feel comfortable doing this even if it proves to be an utter disaster (i.e. the novel stays stuck at free with the distributors). Also, I’ve always wanted to test out what Cory Doctorow and Neil Gaiman were talking about at their 2009 Worldcon panel. I think Neil Gaiman is right about how we discover new authors–we find them through libraries, friends, and other ways of sharing.