So, there's been a slight change of plans. As
you may remember (surely 2002 isn't too hazy yet), I serialized my
most recent science fiction novel, Old Man's
War, here in December, and this month I was going to put it
up as shareware, a la Agent to the Stars.
Well, I won't be doing that. The reason for this is that, well, I
kind of sold it. Instead of being available as shareware,
Old Man's War will be available
either later this year or early next year in a hardcover edition
from Tor Books,
publishers of (among others) Orson Scott Card, Robert Jordan, Steven
Brust and Teddy Roosevelt. Yes, really, Teddy Roosevelt. It's a
reissue, I think, not one of those L. Ron Hubbard-eqsue “dictating
from beyond the grave” situations.
John Scalzi's Whatever: Change of Plans
Further proof that making intellectual property available increases sales of said intellectual
property and I certainly hope examples like this will drive the point home
(through the skull if we're lucky) of the RIAA and the MPAA.
Then again, perhaps we'll be lucky, they won't get a clue and
One can only hope.
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