09/07/2004. Contributed by Jessica Martin
Download this 3-part fantasy series free in PDF format and help kill the publishing industry.
In what we expect to become part of an increasing trend, author William H. Majoros has just released his Tolkienesque-style fantasy trilogy direct to the public via a print-on-demand publisher. The kink?
He is also releasing the novels for free download as Adobe PDF files.
If you like the novels, you can trade-up to the - let's face it - much easier to read print version, buy the novels and help support Bill's efforts.
If you dislike the novels, then just drag-N-drop the PDF files into the trash can and nobody loses.
These small-scale efforts aren't much of a threat to print publishers yet, as by going down this route, authors really do miss out on the marketing machine and real world distribution capabilities of having a 'name' publishing house behind them.
But if enough new unpublished authors start bypassing the old chain - and let's face it, there's enough of them out there - there's going to be a gradual erosion of power from the hands of the publishing houses; one further hit when POD goes online inside book stores and open up the vistas of the 99% of out-of-print works to readers.
Join the revolution, brother. Grab the trilogy from http://billmajoros.com/fantasy/
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