Our friends at Small Beer Press are experimenting with free e-books.
They are currently offering John Kessel’s The Baum Plan for Financial Independence: and Other Stories, along with Kelly Link’s collection Stranger Things Happen for free download.
As Publishers Weekly reports Kessel has high hopes for the endeavour after a friend, James Patrick Kelly, did something similar for his novella Burn. “The people who know and like my work—the ones who have anticipated the book’s publication and been looking forward to it—are pretty likely to buy a copy of the physical book anyway,” he says. “But allowing free downloading will, I hope, help the stories reach people who would never seek out the collection in a bookstore.
Nab your free copy at the Small Beer website