Give It Away Y'all!
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on May 24, 2004 - 23:07
A few authors have had semi-high profile experiments with releasing their books both in traditional printed version, available for cash and in non-traditional electronic version, available for free and licensed under a Creative Commons license.
Over at the Chocolate and Vodka blog, Suw Charman has a lengthy essay on this develpment and in particular the flurry of activity surrounding Larry Lessig's book Free Culture which after a release under a liberal Creative Commons license was translated, recorded and wiki-fied.
Comic creators who work on the web have similar opportunities to explore these non-traditional strategies. Can giving away webcomics lead to success?