Re: e-publishing fiction

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sat Apr 08 2000 - 02:58:26 MDT

>From: Damien Broderick <>
>I'm thinking of trying to replicate the Stephen King stunt, using the new
>unpublished sf novel by me and Rory Barnes.
>There are two big holes in this plan:
>everyone and her dog knows King, nobody's heard of us.
>we don't have the gadgets to allow people to pay for a download.
>The first we can try to work around, but the second is an impossible
>difficulty unless we can get some cyber-savvy help. Anyone here grok this
>kind of programming? Might be best to talk to me off-line, to avoid
>cluttering the list.

I'm planning to release my first novel online some how or another (if I ever
finish it), but I'm prepared for the inevitable fact that if it becomes
popular, it will be bootlegged. I don't know if there is a practical way to
avoid that. King's novel is now floating around Usenet (and probably other
places as well). If you come up with any workable solutions, please let me
know. Thanks.


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