Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Got any unused, unsold manuscripts?

Maybe they can work as an eBook?
About a year ago, there was an item on GalleyCat about authors turning old, unsold manuscripts into free ebooks, with Melanie Lynne Hauser's Jumble Pie cited as a prime example. Hauser emailed yesterday to say that the novel's trackable readership had just passed the 1,300 mark—and, thanks to what she describes as a "lucky accident," more than 60 percent of those readers came this summer. (Not known: How many of those 1,300 downloaders passed the file around to their friends?)
[via GalleyCat]

1 comment:

Zombie said...

This reminds me a lot of the "Got an unsold pilot? Try YouTube" discussion that was going on a couple years back. It's kinda like the "Can't sell your comic? Try the web" story. Excellent material has surfaced in both webseries and webcomics over the years. The internet can definitely be a writer's friend.