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Re: About Digital Rights Management
« Reply #60 on: October 09, 2012, 07:40:25 PM »
Coincedentally, I was thinking that this would be a great (though no doubt stressful) experiment for an author: release a full novel as a DRM-free ebook. Don't charge for the ebook, but tell people you'd like them to read it then make a contribution based on how much it was worth to them.

Then at the end of the ebook, list all the work you put into it... how many hours, how much of a year, separately list writing, editing, proofing, design, marketing. Mention if it's on top of a day job. Add a page on a website which you can update with any further marketing you put into it and increase the running total. Let them know how much blood, sweat and tears went into it.

Then ask them to contribute based on how much they think it was worth to them. Then after they've contributed, allow them to see how much other people paid.

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Re: About Digital Rights Management
« Reply #61 on: October 09, 2012, 07:46:33 PM »

 I was thinking, once I finish translating, polishing, proofreading, etc. my novel, to upload it to for sale and, at the same time, to as many file-sharing sites as I can, asking people to buy it if they liked it, or otherwise to seed and share so it can become known.
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